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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-05-18 06:06:01

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's reinstated parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping plan to curtail the powers of the king and take away his control over the army. The landmark resolution was approved by a verbal vote by deputies in the 205-member house.

2006-05-12 09:48:54

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal on Friday detained five ministers in the former royalist government, the state television said, bowing to demands of pro-democracy activists to act against those responsible for a crackdown on popular anti-king protests.

2006-05-10 07:41:28

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Maoist rebels in Nepal have seized seven people, including five policemen, the army said on Wednesday, despite recently declaring a three-month truce.

2006-05-09 11:43:42

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new multi-party cabinet scrapped several royal decrees on Tuesday, including easing media curbs that were imposed by King Gyanendra after he sacked the government and seized absolute power last year.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.