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2006-04-24 07:37:22

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least five Maoist rebels and a Nepali soldier were killed when hundreds of rebels stormed an eastern town overnight, the army said on Monday, as a fresh curfew was clamped on the capital to thwart anti-king protests.

2006-04-24 02:24:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least five Maoist rebels and a Nepali soldier were killed when hundreds of rebels stormed an eastern town overnight, the army said on Monday, as a fresh curfew was clamped on the capital to thwart anti-king protests.

2006-04-23 12:07:31

By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters defied a daytime curfew in the Nepali capital on Sunday to chant slogans against the king, but the demonstrations seemed less intense and more peaceful than in recent days.

2006-04-23 00:36:50

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali soldiers and police enforced a daytime curfew in the capital Kathmandu on Sunday, with orders to shoot to kill to prevent a planned march by anti-monarchy protesters to the palace of King Gyanendra.

2006-04-22 14:10:02

By Raju Gopalakrishnan KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police opened fire and used teargas on Saturday to confront more than 100,000 anti-monarchy protesters who defied a curfew and marched toward King Gyanendra's palace in the center of the capital.

2006-04-22 03:40:24

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of anti-monarchy protesters defied a curfew and were marching toward the center of Nepal's capital on Saturday as a seven-party alliance rejected overtures by the king to form a government.

2006-04-22 03:38:24

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of anti-monarchy protesters were marching toward the center of Nepal's capital on Saturday, witnesses said, as a seven-party alliance rejected overtures by the king to form a government.

2006-04-22 01:31:34

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-monarchy activists burned tires and chanted slogans in Nepal's capital on Saturday as protests persisted despite King Gyanendra's promise to restore multi-party democracy.

2006-04-21 23:18:03

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people held anti-monarchy protests across Nepal on Saturday despite the king's promise to restore multi-party democracy, saying they wanted his powers limited by a new constitution.

2006-04-21 13:54:39

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra said on Friday after weeks of violent anti-monarchy protests he would restore political power to the people but the largest party said he had not gone far enough and vowed more demonstrations.


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'.