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2006-01-16 10:18:47

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government on Monday imposed a night curfew in Kathmandu, saying it was stepping up security after Maoist rebels killed 12 policemen in weekend raids near the city. "Troops have been given orders to shoot to enforce the curfew," the government said in an order read over state radio. The curfew applies for five hours from 11 p.m., and violators could be arrested and jailed for up to a month. It was not clear for how many days the curfew would...

2006-01-15 03:36:04

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will go ahead with next month's municipal polls despite Maoist attacks around the capital in which 12 policemen were killed, a minister said on Sunday. Five blasts rocked areas around Kathmandu on Saturday. The deadliest attack occurred in Thankot, 10 km (6 miles) from the capital, where heavily armed rebels tossed a bomb at a police post and sprayed bullets from automatic rifles, killing 11 policemen. In another attack, near the temple...

2006-01-15 01:55:44

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops were on high alert on Sunday after attacks around Kathmandu by Maoist rebels killed 12 policemen, an army officer said. On Saturday, heavily-armed guerrillas stormed a police post at Thankot, 10 km (6 miles) from Kathmandu, tossed a bomb and sprayed bullets from automatic rifles, killing 11 policemen. In the second attack near the temple town of Bhaktapur, also close to Kathmandu, one policeman was killed and at least eight...

2005-12-15 05:33:41

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people took to the streets and burned tires in noisy protests on Thursday after a Nepali soldier killed 11 people and wounded 19 after an argument, the army and witnesses said. The army said the soldier, who began shooting after a row with villagers, also died in the incident which took place late on Wednesday near the tourist resort of Nagarkot, 30 km (20 miles) from Kathmandu. Some news reports said he killed himself. "The army has taken the...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.