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2006-04-20 23:46:53

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Anti-monarchy protesters in Nepal burned tires and threw logs and barbed wire across the streets of the capital Kathmandu on Thursday ahead of a curfew imposed to prevent a march on King Gyanendra's palace. Black smoke rose in the air from several places in the city of 1.5 million people as protesters tried to block the movement of police and troops before the 11-hour curfew came into force at 9 a.m. (0315 GMT). On Thursday, police opened fired...

2006-04-20 21:27:39

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government re-imposed a curfew in the capital Kathmandu on Friday after political parties announced they would hold fresh anti-monarchy protests and try to march on King Gyanendra's palace. At least three people were killed and up to 100 injured in protests which swept the city on Thursday. Over 100,000 people gathered on the outskirts of Kathmandu and were beaten back by armed police and troops when they tried to enter city limits in violation of the...

2006-04-20 08:35:25

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police opened fire to block tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters marching into Kathmandu on Thursday to confront King Gyanendra, killing at least three people and wounding up to 100. But there were signs the embattled monarch was looking for a way to end the showdown with a seven-party alliance spearheading a campaign against his rule, said an Indian envoy who visited him to urge a speedy reconciliation. "Now the ball is squarely...

2006-04-20 03:22:29

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of anti-monarchy protesters gathered outside the city limits of the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Thursday preparing to defy a strict curfew imposed to block a pro-democracy rally, witnesses said. Security forces have orders to shoot violators but activists said they would not be prevented from holding the rally to force King Gyanendra to restore multi-party democracy. The city of 1.5 million people was deserted except for police...

2006-04-20 05:21:08

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Thursday to prevent thousands of people marching into the capital Kathmandu where a strict curfew was in force to block a pro-democracy rally, witnesses said. At least a dozen people were injured in the clash in the Kalanki suburb on the western outskirts of the city, political party officials said. At least 10,000 people had gathered there, but they retreated into bylanes after the police...

2006-04-19 23:29:23

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Anti-monarchy protesters gathered outside the city limits of the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Thursday where a strict curfew has been imposed to block a pro-democracy rally. Security forces have orders to shoot violators. Activists have said they will bring out hundreds of thousands on the street to force King Gyanendra to restore multi-party democracy. The city of 1.5 million people was deserted except for police and troops on patrol but about...

2006-04-19 21:25:02

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police and troops patrolled deserted streets of the capital Kathmandu on Thursday as a curfew imposed to block a massive anti-monarchy protest went into effect. All roads of the city of 1.5 million were empty of traffic, residents said. Police pickets had been set up at every major intersection and troops were on patrol, they said. "I can't even see a dog on the street," said Manohar Acharya, a resident of the New Road business district....

2006-04-19 16:02:10

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government imposed a strict curfew in Kathmandu and neighbouring areas on Thursday but activists vowed to go ahead with their plan to bring hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets. "Residents are urged not to come out of their premises and security forces could shoot curfew violators," a government statement said. Political party leaders said they would defy the orders. "To protest peacefully is the fundamental and...

2006-04-19 04:43:46

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - India stepped up pressure on Nepal's King Gyanendra on Wednesday to restore democracy, sending a special envoy and its top diplomat to hold talks with the monarch to try to defuse a fortnight of crippling protests. A woman hit on the face by a tear gas shell during a protest died on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the campaign to six. Hundreds have been wounded in police action against protesters and hundreds of others arrested. The...

2006-04-18 07:56:58

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Anti-monarchy protesters kept up the pressure in the Nepali capital on Tuesday despite bad weather as diplomats said the movement against King Gyanendra appeared to be reaching a climax. It was the 13th day of a general strike and protest campaign launched by a seven-party political alliance which wants the king to restore multi-party democracy. Hundreds gathered in various parts of Kathmandu and attempted to start a procession, but police...