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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. Thousands of activists in Pokhara fought pitched battles with troops who fired dozens of tear gas shells, witnesses said. Yogesh Bhattarai, a senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), said a man was shot in the resort town about 200 km (125 miles) west of Kathmandu,...

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. The man was shot dead in the resort town of Pokhara, about 200 km (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, during a pro-democracy rally, Yogesh Bhattarai, a senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), told...

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. Political parties, who have announced a big protest against the monarch in the ancient city, said they would try and defy the curfew and take to the streets in what they hope would be a decisive campaign to bring back...

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. The curfew would be in place for 11 hours from 10 a.m. and violators could be shot at, the government said in a statement. Residents said some mobile phone and Internet services were disrupted ahead of the rally planned by...

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. Tensions have been rising in the troubled Himalayan nation in the runup to the planned show of strength in the capital Kathmandu, with activists clashing with police in defiance of a government ban on protests. The rally and the protests are part of a four-day...

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. The strike and protests have been called by the Himalayan kingdom's seven main political parties in what they hope will be a definitive campaign against King Gyanendra, who sacked the government and took control of...

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. The strike and protests have been called by the Himalayan kingdom's seven main political parties in what they hope will be a definitive campaign against King Gyanendra, who sacked the government and grabbed control...

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. The strike and protests have been called by the Himalayan kingdom's seven main political parties in what they hope will be a definitive campaign against King Gyanendra, who sacked the government and grabbed control of the...

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. The strike has been called by the Himalayan kingdom's seven main political parties in what they hope will be a definitive campaign against the monarch, who sacked the government and grabbed control of the nation last...

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. The demonstrations came on the first day of a four-day nationwide strike called by the Himalayan nation's seven main political parties against King Gyanendra's absolute rule. Activists in the ancient temple town of Lalitpur,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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