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2006-01-15 03:36:04

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will go ahead with next month's municipal polls despite Maoist attacks around the capital in which 12 policemen were killed, a minister said on Sunday. Five blasts rocked areas around Kathmandu on Saturday. The deadliest attack occurred in Thankot, 10 km (6 miles) from the capital, where heavily armed rebels tossed a bomb at a police post and sprayed bullets from automatic rifles, killing 11 policemen. In another attack, near the temple...

2006-01-15 01:55:44

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops were on high alert on Sunday after attacks around Kathmandu by Maoist rebels killed 12 policemen, an army officer said. On Saturday, heavily-armed guerrillas stormed a police post at Thankot, 10 km (6 miles) from Kathmandu, tossed a bomb and sprayed bullets from automatic rifles, killing 11 policemen. In the second attack near the temple town of Bhaktapur, also close to Kathmandu, one policeman was killed and at least eight...

2006-01-14 04:56:44

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sixteen Maoist rebels and a soldier were killed on Saturday, in the biggest battle in Nepal since a guerrilla ceasefire ended this month, the army said. The deaths took place in a firefight in Syangja, a Maoist stronghold 225 km (140 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu, two days after soldiers shot dead 10 rebels in the same area. "Details of the clash are awaited. A search is continuing," an army officer said. The rebels, who have been fighting to topple the...

2006-01-05 09:58:41

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed by Maoist rebels in Nepal on Thursday and at least 11 people were wounded in the worst day of violence since Maoists ended a four-month ceasefire, police and witnesses said. The policemen were killed during a 30-minute gunbattle triggered by a Maoist attack on a police post near the airport in Nepalgunj, the biggest town in west Nepal where the rebels have a strong presence. "They (the Maoists) first fired at a...

2006-01-05 08:21:19

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nine people including four civilians were wounded as Nepal's anti-monarchy Maoist rebels launched a string of attacks on Thursday, days after they ended a four-month truce, officials and witnesses said. Two police officers and a civilian were hurt in a shooting in the town of Mahendranagar, the largest in the district of Kanchenpur, a rebel stronghold 650 km (400 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. "Eight police officers were on their way to...

2006-01-03 09:14:07

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two fresh bomb blasts hit the tourist town of Pokhara in Nepal on Tuesday, following a series of overnight explosions in the Himalayan kingdom, which came just hours after Maoist rebels called off a four-month truce. The explosions coming soon after the Maoists ended their unilateral truce at midnight on Monday has raised fears of a resurgence of violence. There were no immediate reports of casualties in Tuesday's blasts in Pokhara, 200 km (125...

2006-01-03 06:46:13

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A series of overnight blasts rocked Nepal with one erupting in the popular tourist town of Pokhara, just hours after Maoist rebels called off a four-month truce, raising fears of a resurgence of violence. No one was hurt in the blasts in Pokhara, in central Nepal, or the western towns of Butwal and Bhairahawa shortly after the unilateral ceasefire ended at midnight on Monday. In its first reaction to the end of the truce, Nepal's royalist government said it...

2006-01-03 01:30:09

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A series of explosions rocked Nepal on Tuesday with one blast erupting in the popular tourist town of Pokhara, just hours after Maoist rebels called off a four-month truce, raising fears of a resurgence of violence. No one was injured in the blasts in Pokhara, in central Nepal, or the western towns of Butwal and Bhairahawa shortly after the rebels' unilateral ceasefire ended at midnight on Monday. In its first official reaction to the end of the truce, Nepal's...

2005-12-15 23:54:27

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shops, schools and public transport came to a standstill in Kathmandu on Friday as the Nepali capital heeded a strike call by political parties over the killing of 12 civilians by a soldier. Anger remained high in the city following the incident around midnight on Wednesday when the soldier fired on a crowd of villagers who had gathered at a temple to mark the full moon. The soldier, who had an argument with the villagers, also died in the shootout in the...

2005-12-15 05:33:41

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people took to the streets and burned tires in noisy protests on Thursday after a Nepali soldier killed 11 people and wounded 19 after an argument, the army and witnesses said. The army said the soldier, who began shooting after a row with villagers, also died in the incident which took place late on Wednesday near the tourist resort of Nagarkot, 30 km (20 miles) from Kathmandu. Some news reports said he killed himself. "The army has taken the...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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