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2008-06-20 09:00:32

Text of report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 20 June Kathmandu, 20 June [Thursday]: World Food Programme (WFP) - Nepal said more than 250,000 people in nine districts of the country's mid and far-western regions were facing a precarious food security situation due to significant crop failures locally. "The food security situation in the mid and far-western regions is very worrying," said an emergency update of WFP-Nepal. According to the report, more than 250,000 people in Achham,...

2008-06-14 06:00:15

Text of report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 14 June Kathmandu, 14 June [Saturday]: Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya on Friday said the Maoist party is against both the current "liberal" model of media as well as the communist model, and wants to develop a third model - probably a mixed version of communist and democratic models. Baidya, who is also in charge of Maoist Central Department of Publicity and Broadcast, hinted that the Maoists' soon-to-be-formed government would...

2006-09-05 03:58:38

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in the Nepali capital for the second straight day on Tuesday demanding information about friends and relatives they say disappeared during a decade-old fight against Maoist rebels. Dozens of protesters, whose demonstration has been backed by the rebels, were wounded late on Monday when police beat them with rattan sticks as they gathered outside the high security army headquarters in the capital. "We will continue to protest until...

2006-08-20 02:53:43

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Dozens of Nepali women stripped naked and plowed their fields in west Nepal, hoping to appease the gods and get some much needed rain, a newspaper report said on Sunday. About 50 women in two villages in Kapilvastu district, 190 km (120 miles) west of Kathmandu, resorted to the desperate move at night on Friday as days of prayers and Hindu ceremonies failed to bring rains for the parched paddy crop, it said. "This is our last weapon, we used it, and there was...

2006-08-05 02:05:19

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Land owned by Nepal's King Gyanendra may be confiscated and handed to poor farmers, a minister said on Saturday, in the latest move to remove the monarch's privileges after street protest forced him from power. Having already lost control of the army, being unceremoniously dumped out of his legislative roles and facing the prospect of a tax bill dropping on to the royal door mat, the government is now eyeing the king's property. "We are...

2006-06-16 02:36:08

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebel chief Prachanda began talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday in a bid to iron out differences before holding landmark elections and drafting a new constitution. The talks in Kathmandu between Koirala, who heads a multi-party, interim administration, and Prachanda was the first known high-level meeting between the rebels and the government since the revolt began 10 years ago. "The main agenda for the...

2006-06-16 01:03:53

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebel chief Prachanda began talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday in a bid to iron out differences before holding landmark elections and drafting a new constitution. The talks in Kathmandu between Koirala, who heads a multi-party, interim administration, and Prachanda was the first known high-level meeting between the rebels and the government since the revolt began 10 years ago. "The main agenda for the meeting is to discuss...

2006-06-02 07:45:51

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Their fists raised in the air and clutching red flags, some 200,000 Nepalis gathered in the capital on Friday for the first Maoist rally in three years to build pressure for a constituent assembly to decide the country's future. Tens of thousands of people filled into a public ground in Kathmandu, many berating King Gyanendra just 500 meters (yards) from the royal palace. "We will burn the crown and we will run the country," they shouted....

2006-06-02 05:05:56

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Their fists raised in the air and clutching red flags, tens of thousands of Nepalis berated King Gyanendra on Friday as Maoist rebels held their first mass rally in the capital in over three years. "We will burn the crown and we will run the country," the people shouted as they filled into a dust-choked public ground just 500 meters (yards) from the royal palace for the rally in Kathmandu. Dozens of soldiers carrying automatic rifles stood in...

2006-05-26 02:32:00

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government and Maoist rebels will begin their first peace talks in nearly three years at 4 p.m. (1015 GMT) on Friday, negotiators from both sides said. "We are meeting at four," Maoist negotiator Dev Gurung told Reuters. The talks, aimed at ending a decade-long insurgency that has killed thousands of people, will be held at a luxury resort on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu. Earlier, Gurung welcomed Thursday's cabinet decision to free hundreds of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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