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2006-04-12 04:28:58

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government said on Wednesday it was relaxing a daytime curfew in the capital for the first time in five days as violent pro-democracy protests flare across the country. The restrictions had been imposed for several hours a day since Saturday in a bid to quell protests called by Nepal's seven main political parties against King Gyanendra's power grab 14 months ago. But state television said the curfew would not be imposed...

2006-04-11 08:35:43

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on protesters on Tuesday, wounding several, after they burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with police in defiance of a curfew in the sixth day of mass protests against the king. The violence came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown on the protests, in which three people have been killed and hundreds wounded. The street campaign is the most intense since the...

2006-04-11 07:41:28

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on protesters on Tuesday, wounding several, after they burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with police in defiance of a curfew in the sixth day of mass protests against the king. The violence came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown on the protests, in which three people have been killed and hundreds wounded. The street campaign is the most intense since the...

2006-04-11 03:35:06

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire and baton-charged protesters who burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with government forces on Tuesday before a fresh curfew took hold on the sixth day of mass protests against the king. Tuesday's protests came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown, which has killed three people and wounded hundreds of demonstrators. The street campaign is the most intense since...

2006-04-10 02:32:25

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Fresh protests against the king erupted across Nepal on Monday, in defiance of curfews in some places, with hundreds of activists taking to the streets on the fifth day of a campaign seeking the restoration of democracy. The latest series of demonstrations are the most intense since King Gyanendra sacked the government and took control of the impoverished nation 14 months ago. Three protesters were killed by troops over the...

2006-04-09 22:27:49

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops and pro-democracy activists were set for more clashes across Nepal on Monday as a campaign against King Gyanendra's rule reaches its most intense level since he grabbed power last year. Nepal's seven main political parties, which began a four-day nationwide general strike and protests on Thursday, said they were extending the campaign indefinitely to pile pressure on the king to end his absolute rule and restore democracy. The...

2006-04-09 10:30:10

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Violent protests against the king spread across Nepal on Sunday as a third person was shot dead by troops and thousands of activists defied a curfew to burn government vehicles and clash with police. Nepal's seven main political parties, who began a four-day nationwide general strike and protests on Thursday, said they were extending the campaign indefinitely to pile pressure on King Gyanendra to end his absolute rule and restore...

2006-04-09 08:01:14

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police, defying a curfew to protest against the king as a pro-democracy shut down was extended indefinitely. A woman, wounded in police firing in a town south of the capital Kathmandu, died on Sunday, a doctor said. Three people, including the woman, were wounded at Narayanghat, about 95 miles from Kathmandu, when...

2006-04-09 00:37:57

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of angry Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police despite a curfew aimed at stopping pro-democracy rallies. A woman, wounded in police firing in a town south of the capital Kathmandu, died on Sunday, a doctor said. Three people, including the woman, were wounded at Narayanghat, about 150 km (95 miles) from Kathmandu, when troops fired at protesters...

2006-04-08 21:26:24

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Pro-democracy campaigners in Nepal vowed to defy a new, day-long curfew in the capital on Sunday and hold fresh protests against King Gyanendra's rule. On Saturday, soldiers shot dead a protester at a rally in the west of the Himalayan kingdom, enraging activists who have called a four-day anti-monarchy strike that started on Thursday. Nepal's seven main political parties, which have been leading the pro-democracy campaign, had...


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