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Utpal Parashar

Utpal is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Guwahati. He covers seven states of North-East India and heads the editorial team for the region. He was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times.

Articles by Utpal Parashar

Full stop soon to public smoking

Smokers in Nepal got a bit of bad news last week. The country's government will soon enact a law preventing them from lighting up at public places. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Apr 17, 2011 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Nepal maoist Deface Indian flag

Continuing with their anti-India rhetoric, Maoists in Nepal, who are now part of the ruling coalition, have now turned to defacing the Indian tricolour. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Apr 17, 2011 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

SM Krishna to undertake three-day Nepal visit

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will undertake a three-day visit to Nepal starting Wednesday.

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Updated on Apr 17, 2011 02:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByUtpal Parashar/HT correspondent, Kathmandu

Bhutan refuses third country intervention in refugee row

Bhutan has refused intervention by India or any other country in resolving the dispute over 60,000 refugees residing in camps located in eastern Nepal.

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Updated on Apr 16, 2011 12:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Pak embassy official shot at in Nepal

An official of the Pakistan embassy in Kathmandu sustained bullet injuries when he was shot at by an unidentified gunman on Thursday.

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Updated on Apr 15, 2011 01:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Pakistan embassy official shot at in Nepal

An official of the Pakistan embassy in Kathmandu sustained bullet injuries when he was shot at by an unidentified gunman on Thursday.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2011 04:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Nepal turmoil exploited

Ecstasy turned into agony for Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) leader Gokarna Bista when he was attacked outside his Kathmandu residence on Monday soon after Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal included him and 11 others in his cabinet.

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Updated on Apr 13, 2011 01:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

As politicians bicker, criminals prosper in Nepal

Ecstasy turned into agony for Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) leader Gokarna Bista when he was attacked outside his Kathmandu residence on Monday soon after PM Jhalanath Khanal included him and 11 others in his cabinet.

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Updated on Apr 12, 2011 12:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Internet services take a hit in Nepal

Internet services in Nepal remained disrupted for an hour on Sunday as a mark of protest by internet service providers (ISPs) against the government's crackdown on 'illegal call bypass'. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Apr 11, 2011 12:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Burial row erupts in Nepal

Nepal government has formed a five-member panel to look into the demand for separate burial grounds by Christians.

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Updated on Apr 08, 2011 11:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByUtpal Parashar Utpal Parashar, Kathmandu

Cricket fever reaches zenith

Cricket fever in South Asia reached its zenith this Saturday with two host nations from the region entering the final of the World Cup. The excitement was palpable in Nepal too.

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Updated on Apr 04, 2011 02:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Raw deal for Indian teachers

Lured by dream of better prospects, Sachidanand Pathak left his teaching job in a college in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh 23 years ago.

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Updated on Apr 01, 2011 01:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

India, Nepal further ties

India has resumed political diplomacy with Nepal after a gap of 15 years with a visit to the northern neighbour by a group of six young parliamentarians.

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Updated on Mar 30, 2011 01:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Nepal blasts threaten fragile peace

A series of low intensity blasts in public transport in the past three days injured dozens and have shattered the fragile peace in Nepal. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Mar 29, 2011 12:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

India-Nepal re-look ties

Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and India is where Buddhism was born. But Hinduism, the dominant religion in both nations, has been the more prominent link between both.

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Updated on Mar 28, 2011 01:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Cleaning the world’s highest garbage dump

Mount Everest, Nepal’s tourism trump card is a huge draw among tourists. From being a virgin peak less than 60 years ago, it witnesses heavy traffic of climbers and porters each climbing season these days.

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Updated on Mar 28, 2011 01:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

India-Nepal re-look ties through Buddhism prism

Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and India is where Buddhism was born. But Hinduism, the dominant religion in both nations, has been the more prominent link between both.

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Updated on Mar 27, 2011 03:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

China doles out $19.8 mn aid to Nepal

In a sign of growing proximity between both nations, China on Wednesday committed to provide neighbouring Nepal with NRs 1.42 billion (US $ 19.8 million) in military aid. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Mar 25, 2011 02:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Courts charge corrupt politicians

Like some of their counterparts in India politicians in Nepal are also in the line of fire from courts these days. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Mar 22, 2011 01:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Courts crack whip on corrupt Nepal politicians

Like some of their counterparts in India politicians in Nepal are also in the line of fire from courts these days.

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Updated on Mar 21, 2011 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Nepal denies asylum to Fonseka aides

Nepal has refused to grant refugee status to few close associates of former General and Commander of Sri Lankan army Sarath Fonseka residing in the country.

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Updated on Mar 16, 2011 01:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

'India created a Frankenstein’s monster in Nepal'

By brokering a peace deal between Maoists in Nepal and other political parties that helped end the decade long civil war, India might have created a Frankenstein’s monster, the US felt. Utpal Parashar reports.

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Updated on Mar 15, 2011 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Former kings removed from Nepal currency

Come Tuesday and one of the last visible signs of Nepal’s former monarchy — currency notes carrying portraits of ex-kings — will soon go out of circulation.

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Updated on Mar 15, 2011 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Nepal needs to fear quake, not tsunami

As a landlocked country, Nepal doesn't have to fear a tsunami wreaking havoc like in Japan. That doesn't mean it's a safe place.

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Updated on Mar 14, 2011 12:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Alleged Dawood aide shot in Nepal

A Nepali politician and media baron, alleged to be an associate of Dawood Ibrahim, was shot inside the Kathmandu central jail on Thursday.

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Updated on Mar 11, 2011 01:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Dawood aide shot inside jail

A Nepali politician-cum-media baron alleged to be an associate of mafia don Dawood Ibrahim was shot at inside the Kathmandu central jail on Thursday.

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Updated on Mar 10, 2011 04:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Nitish effect affects economy

One state's progress is another country's distress. The Nitish Kumar effect in Bihar that has seen the hitherto backward Indian state making rapid strides is having a negative impact in neighbouring Nepal.

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Updated on Mar 07, 2011 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

'The Talwars didn't even call us once'

Her story As the Aarushi case continues to be in the news, we tracked Hemraj's widow. Khum Kala speaks of her loss and recounts the days after the shocking double murders. Utpal Parashar writes.

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Updated on Mar 05, 2011 11:51 PM IST
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Former Nepal PM ‘Kishunji’ is no more

Former Nepal prime minister and one of the founder members of Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Bhattarai died in Kathmandu late on Friday night. He was 87.

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Updated on Mar 05, 2011 06:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

Former Nepal PM Bhattarai dies

Nepal's former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who led a popular movement to restore multiparty democracy in 1990, has died at age 87.

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Updated on Mar 06, 2011 01:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu
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