Latest Kingdom of Nepal Stories

2008-07-08 09:00:46

Famine looms large in far-western Nepal KATHMANDU, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Famine looms large in many far- west districts of Nepal, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Monday. "I have eaten nothing since I devoured two loaves of bread yesterday," said a pale looking Dhirendra Nepali, 13, of Kolti, Bajura district in Farwestern Development Region, some 420 km west of Nepali capital Kathmandu, while he was returning home empty handed from the Kolti food depot of the state-run Nepal...

2006-04-15 21:53:12

By Raju Gopalakrishnan KATHMANDU (Reuters) - For centuries, the Shah kings of Nepal have swung from being absolute monarchs to titular figureheads and back again, usually after horrific violence. As present King Gyanendra, the 12th of the dynasty, battles pro-democracy protesters who want him to cede power to a representative government, many are wondering if he can remain on the throne at all. "Gyanendra, thief, leave the country" is the warcry of the tens of thousands campaigning...

2006-02-06 01:53:16

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Revolt-torn Nepal holds municipal polls this week, the country's first elections in nearly seven years, but a boycott by key political parties and rebel threats are expected to rob the vote of credibility. For King Gyanendra, who sacked the government and took executive power one year ago, Wednesday's polls are an attempt to signal that he is serious about restoring democracy and is laying the ground for parliamentary elections by April 2007. But...

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