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2006-05-16 09:13:25

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday, burning tires, uprooting pavement barriers and blocking roads as they protested against a delay in plans to curtail the king's powers. The demonstrations came a day after the country's new, multi-party government deferred tabling a landmark resolution in parliament to check King Gyanendra's powers, saying it needed to expand cabinet and debate the move there first. The...

2006-05-16 05:30:23

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday, burning tyres, uprooting pavement barriers and blocking roads as they protested against a delay in plans to curtail the king's powers. The demonstrations came a day after the country's new, multi-party government deferred tabling a landmark resolution in parliament to check King Gyanendra's powers, saying it needed to expand cabinet and debate the move there first. The government, formed last...

2006-05-15 05:35:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven mainstream parties put off a plan on Monday to table a landmark resolution in parliament to curtail the powers of the king, including taking away his control of the army. The proclamation, which is expected to override the existing 1990 constitution, would now be tabled after an expansion of the cabinet and a debate there, political party leaders said after a three-hour meeting. It was expected to be presented to parliament on...

2006-05-15 05:07:14

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven mainstream parties put off a plan on Monday to table a landmark resolution in parliament to curtail the powers of the king, including taking away his control of the army. The proclamation would now be tabled after an expansion of the cabinet and a debate there, political party leaders said after a three-hour meeting. "The cabinet is not complete yet. By Tuesday or Wednesday it will be expanded and the expanded cabinet will give a final shape to...

2006-05-14 03:12:17

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven main political parties are planning to strip the king of most of his powers, especially control over the army, and declare the parliament supreme, they said. Nepal's new parliament is expected to take up a resolution on Monday, or soon after, on sweeping proposals after more than a year of often violent protests in the streets of the capital Kathmandu and elsewhere. The protests reached a crescendo last month forcing the king to...

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. King Gyanendra gave into last month's mass demonstrations against his absolute rule and handed power back political parties after 17 people were killed and thousands injured in the crackdown. State radio said police had...

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. The king, who last month bowed to weeks of mass protests and handed power back to political parties, had curbed civil rights and media freedom after he grabbed power, accusing political parties of failing to quell a bloody Maoist revolt....

2006-05-09 02:26:11

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 12 children were killed in Nepal on Tuesday when a bus carrying 23 students to school plunged into an irrigation canal, police said. The accident took place in Sunsari, about 300 miles east of the capital, Kathmandu. "Twelve bodies have been recovered from the canal," a police officer told Reuters. He said nine children had been taken to nearby hospitals, while rescuers were looking for the other two. The cause of the accident was not known.

2006-05-09 01:42:34

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A top United Nations official met Nepal's new Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday and offered to help the Himalayan kingdom's efforts to end a decade-old Maoist insurgency in which thousands have died. Tamrat Samuel, a special adviser to the U.N.'s department for political affairs, met Koirala at his official residence in Kathmandu and conveyed Secretary General Kofi Annan's message. "They (the U.N.) want to help Nepal establish peace," Suresh...

2006-05-05 08:07:33

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels have taken three policemen captive in a remote area in the west of the country, the army said on Friday, days after the guerrillas declared a truce. The Maoists last week declared a three-month ceasefire in their decade-old campaign to topple the country's monarchy after King Gyanendra bowed to street protests and handed power back to political parties. The incident is the first reported operation carried out by the rebels since the...


Latest Nepal Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

2012-06-14 13:08:11

Symbol: PHNE11 Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHNE12 Phaeophyscia nepalensis (Poelt) D.D. Awasthi   PHNE13 Physcia nepalensis Poelt Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Physciella Essl. – physciella...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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