Latest Kathmandu Stories

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.

2006-01-20 09:59:36

By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Soldiers and armed police enforced a curfew in the Nepali capital on Friday and placed leading politicians under house arrest, thwarting a planned protest against the king, who seized absolute power last year.

2006-01-20 00:29:37

By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Soldiers and armed police imposed a strict curfew in Kathmandu on Friday and put leading politicians under house arrest to thwart a planned protest against the king, who seized power last year.

2006-01-16 10:18:47

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government on Monday imposed a night curfew in Kathmandu, saying it was stepping up security after Maoist rebels killed 12 policemen in weekend raids near the city.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'