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By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new Prime Minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, expanded his cabinet on Monday ahead of talks with Maoist rebels to end a decade-old insurgency that has killed thousands of people.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A senior leader of Nepal's Maoist rebels has arrived in Kathmandu to meet government leaders and said on Monday he had "big hopes" for proposed peace talks.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has named a senior minister to hold preliminary talks with the Maoists to prepare for a direct meeting between rebel chief Prachanda and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, a minister said on Saturday.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's reinstated parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping plan to curtail the powers of the king and take away his control over the army.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government announced on Wednesday an indefinite truce to match a ceasefire declared by Maoist insurgents and said it would seek the withdrawal of Interpol arrest warrants against rebel leaders.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, named a seven-member multiparty cabinet on Tuesday with the task of negotiating peace with Maoist rebels and curbing the king's powers.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's parliament on Sunday unanimously approved a proposal by the new prime minister to hold elections for a special assembly to draw up a new constitution that will decide the future of the monarchy.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Veteran Nepali politician Girija Prasad Koirala was sworn in as prime minister of the Himalayan nation on Sunday, days after King Gyanendra bowed to pro-democracy protesters and returned power to political parties.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali political parties discussed the fate of the once-revered monarchy and proposals to set up a constituent assembly on Saturday, just days after the king ceded power in the face of mass protests.
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's parliament opened on Friday for the first time in four years, but the country's 84-year-old prime minister-designate was too ill to attend the opening or his swearing-in ceremony.
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