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2006-04-08 11:33:29

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops killed a demonstrator on Saturday west of the capital when they opened fire on massive protests against King Gyanendra's absolute rule.

2006-04-08 05:34:10

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on Saturday on activists protesting against King Gyanendra's rule, killing one man, a political party said, as tight security elsewhere prevented big demonstrations in the troubled nation.

2006-04-08 02:31:04

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Armored personnel carriers with machine gun-wielding soldiers rolled into the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday to enforce a curfew aimed at thwarting protests against King Gyanendra's absolute rule.

2006-04-07 22:02:05

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government imposed a day curfew in Kathmandu and its neighbouneighboringring areas on Saturday and some mobile phone services were disrupted, hours before a rally against King Gyanendra's rule.

2006-04-07 17:23:19

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's main political parties were set for a showdown with King Gyanendra on Saturday when they mark the 16th anniversary of democracy with a rally to demand that he give up power.

2006-04-07 09:59:38

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepali students fought pitched battles with police on Friday, braving tear gas, hurling stones and chanting pro-democracy slogans as a four-day general strike against the king's rule entered its second day.

2006-04-07 06:45:08

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepali students fought pitched battles with police on Friday, braving tear gas, hurling stones and chanting pro-democracy slogans as a four-day general strike against the king's rule entered its second day.

2006-04-07 01:17:44

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of anti-king protesters took to the streets of Nepal on Friday, burning tires, hurling stones at police and chanting pro-democracy slogans, as a four-day nationwide general strike entered its second day.

2006-04-06 22:25:39

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Opponents of Nepal King Gyanendra vowed to come out in vast numbers on Friday to pressure him to give up absolute power as riot police gathered to thwart them on the second day of a four-day nationwide general strike.

2006-04-06 15:19:41

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to break up stone-throwing anti-monarchy protesters in Nepal on Thursday after a fierce overnight attack on a town by Maoist rebels left 22 people dead, witnesses and authorities said.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.