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2005-06-27 12:07:40

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful anti-graft body on Mondaycleared former Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba ofcorruption charges, officials said. The Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) saidDeuba's decision to distribute $54,000 in state money to hissupporters during the Hindu festival of Dasain last October wasagainst standard procedure but did not amount to corruption. "He has been cleared of the charge," RCCC spokesman PremRaj Karki told Reuters. Karki said six other...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'