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taken in Katmandu, 22nd of January 2008. in January, a hike in oil prices was withdrawn after fierce protests brought the mainly mountainous nation to a standstill for two days..

Nepal imports about 800,000 tonnes of oil from India and owes millions of dollars to the state-run Indian Oil Corporation, the sole supplier of fuel..the issue of fuel prices is politically sensitive in Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries.

lets see what happens now after the Maoists took over the parliament in April. its no more "Kingdom of Nepal" now, but its a "Federal Democratic Republic" (!?) after the elections.. i am off to Katmandu for a week. cheers all.

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