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2008-10-24 08:50:00

Former Nepalese King Gyanendra and his family must pay overdue electricity bills of about $1 million or face power cuts in their palaces and homes. The Nepal Electricity Authority has given the former royal family 15 days to settle the bills relating to several of their palaces and residences, Kantipur Online reported, quoting sources. The current Maoist-led government helped abolish the Himalayan state's 240-year-old monarchy in May when Nepal became a republic. The bills, totaling about...

2006-09-05 03:58:38

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in the Nepali capital for the second straight day on Tuesday demanding information about friends and relatives they say disappeared during a decade-old fight against Maoist rebels. Dozens of protesters, whose demonstration has been backed by the rebels, were wounded late on Monday when police beat them with rattan sticks as they gathered outside the high security army headquarters in the capital. "We will continue to protest until...

2006-08-07 01:55:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoists said on Monday that peace talks with the government were close to breaking down over the contentious questions of the rebels surrendering their arms and the future of the monarchy. "The talks are very close to collapse," deputy rebel chief Baburam Bhattarai told business leaders in Kathmandu. "The dialogue process is stuck at a very sensitive stage." The Maoists and the government agreed a ceasefire in May after Nepal's King...

2006-08-05 02:05:19

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Land owned by Nepal's King Gyanendra may be confiscated and handed to poor farmers, a minister said on Saturday, in the latest move to remove the monarch's privileges after street protest forced him from power. Having already lost control of the army, being unceremoniously dumped out of his legislative roles and facing the prospect of a tax bill dropping on to the royal door mat, the government is now eyeing the king's property. "We are...

2006-07-27 07:39:56

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels say they will extend a three-month-old ceasefire with the government that is due to end this week, but accused the ruling coalition of failing to push the pace of peace talks. "The extension of the ceasefire will be announced before it expires," said Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has led the rebels in talks with the multi-party government which came to power after King Gyanendra gave up his absolute rule in April. The rebels...

2006-07-09 02:20:35

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government presented its annual policies in parliament on Sunday at a ceremony which for first time did not include the king, and the prime minister was absent to poor health. The parliament, reinstated by King Gyanendra in April after pro-democracy protests in which at least 18 people died, recently stripped the king of his legislative roles and took over his control of the army. In previous years, King Gyanendra, who turned 60 on Friday, delivered...

2006-07-04 00:00:48

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An parliamentary address by Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday outlining his government's policies and vision for the next year has been delayed because he is ill. Koirala, appointed in April after King Gyanendra gave in to weeks of pro-democracy protests, will make his speech on Sunday, said House of Representatives speaker Subas Nemwang after meeting Koirala in a hospital. The 84-year-old politician was admitted on Monday night and is in...

2006-07-03 22:12:16

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's ailing Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has been hospitalized and would not attend parliament on Tuesday to present the government's annual policy statement, officials and doctors said. The 84-year-old politician was admitted on Monday night and is in the intensive care unit of the Gangalal Heart Center in Kathmandu after complaining of chest problems. "We have advised the cancellation of his public commitments for two days," Koirala's doctor, Madhu...

2006-06-13 06:06:49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government freed dozens of jailed Maoist rebels on Tuesday, keeping a pledge made to the guerrillas ahead of last month's resumption of peace talks that aim to end a revolt that has killed thousands of people. At least 60 rebels were freed from a jail on the outskirts of the capital, Kathmandu, a day after officials dropped terrorism charges against them. The Maoists left the high-security prison in a line to be greeted by hundreds of friends and...

2006-05-18 01:08:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's parliament was set to pass a special resolution on Thursday that aims to curtail the king's powers and wrest control of the army from the monarch. "The special proclamation will be presented in the parliament on Thursday and passed," Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula said. Ahead of the parliament meet, scheduled for 3 p.m. (0915 GMT), the multi-party cabinet approved the resolution, Deputy Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli told...


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