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2006-02-06 01:53:16

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Revolt-torn Nepal holds municipal polls this week, the country's first elections in nearly seven years, but a boycott by key political parties and rebel threats are expected to rob the vote of credibility.

2006-02-04 22:27:32

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of riot police guarded government buildings and patrolled deserted streets across Nepal on Sunday, the first day of a week-long general strike called by the Maoist rebels.

2006-02-01 08:11:06

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Street protests erupted across Nepal on Wednesday on the first anniversary of King Gyanendra's power seizure despite his promise to hold national polls by 2007.

2006-02-01 03:13:14

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A year after he seized power, Nepal's King Gyanendra vowed on Wednesday to hold national elections by 2007, as Maoist rebels attacked a western town and killed at least 19 soldiers and police.

2006-02-01 01:06:38

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A year after he seized power, Nepal's king vowed on Wednesday to hold national elections by 2007, as Maoist rebels raided a western town killing three soldiers and leaving dozens missing.

2006-01-31 21:48:24

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels launched an attack on army barracks ahead of anti-king protests on Wednesday called by political parties to mark the first anniversary of the monarch's assumption of absolute power.

2006-01-31 08:10:50

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - When Nepal's King Gyanendra sacked the government and took absolute power last February, he vowed to quell a bloody Maoist revolt, bring peace and good governance, and then restore democracy within three years.

2006-01-26 04:27:14

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police shot and wounded a protester on Thursday during a nationwide strike against municipal elections and King Gyanendra's refusal to restore multi-party democracy, doctors and witnesses said.

2006-01-22 09:39:46

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Seventeen Maoist guerrillas and six security personnel were killed in the deadliest gun battle in restive Nepal since the rebels ended a four-month-old truce three weeks ago, an army officer said on Sunday.

2006-01-22 01:15:17

By Simon Denyer KATHMANDU (Reuters) - As thousands of pro-democracy protesters fought running battles with police on the streets of the capital this weekend, Nepal's king sat regally unmoved hundreds of miles away in the east of the country.


Word of the Day
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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