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2006-02-10 03:59:31

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali activist killed by the army was cremated on Friday, members of his family weeping and beating their chests, as protesters prepared for another demonstration to demand the ouster of King Gyanendra. "Oh my beloved one, why did you leave me behind!" wailed Umesh Chandra Thapa's wife, Laxmi, touching her head to the feet of his covered body in a traditional Hindu gesture of respect at the cremation ground on the banks of the...

2006-02-09 08:24:27

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Elections called by Nepal's King Gyanendra to convince his people he is moving toward democracy have backfired, with a low turnout signaling a rejection of his power grab and the polls triggering fresh protests on Thursday. Analysts say the unpopular king is running out of options and his days may be numbered. The government says Wednesday's local elections for mayors and other minor officials were part of moves to put Nepal back...

2006-02-09 01:57:02

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police clashed with protesters demanding King Gyanendra's ouster on Thursday, a day after a remarkably low turnout at local polls signaled a massive rejection of the monarch's seizure of power last year. One analyst said the king's days could be numbered. Police fired tear gas on Thursday as protesters burned tires, hurled rocks and bottles and chanted slogans just a few hundred meters from the royal palace in Kathmandu....

2006-02-09 00:52:19

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police fired tear gas on Thursday at protesters demonstrating against controversial municipal elections described by critics as a sham, witnesses said. Dozens of protesters clashed with riot police and hurled bricks or set fire to tires in Kathmandu while chanting "We don't want a murderer government. You can't kill people!." They were protesting against local government polls ordered by King Gyanendra -- who seized power last year -- and the killing by...

2006-02-08 07:24:48

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali protester was killed on Wednesday when troops opened fire to break up a demonstration against controversial local polls called by King Gyanendra who seized power a year ago, the army said. The incident happened in Dang, gateway to the Maoist rebel heartland in western Nepal, when 150 protesters tried to stop voting for municipal bodies. At many places, there was thin attendance at polling booths as Nepalis trickled into...

2006-02-08 06:55:45

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops shot dead a protester on Wednesday when they opened fire while trying to break up a demonstration against controversial local elections, the army said. The incident happened in Dang, gateway to the Maoist rebel heartland in western Nepal, when 150 protesters tried to stop voting for municipal bodies. Critics say the elections, which were canceled at some places as candidates were too scared of possible Maoist retaliation, are a sham designed to...

2006-02-08 05:44:32

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis trickled into schools, temples and courtyards on Wednesday to vote in local elections seen by many as the first real test of King Gyanendra's rule since he seized power a year ago. The seven main political parties and Maoist rebels fighting to topple the king urged a boycott of polls they consider a sham aimed at giving the monarch a veneer of legitimacy. The rebels launched several attacks around the country overnight...

2006-02-08 02:25:06

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis voted on Wednesday in their first elections since King Gyanendra seized power a year ago, but many followed a call by the main political parties and Maoist rebels to boycott municipal polls they have dubbed a sham. Voting was slow and at most of the polling booths in the capital, soldiers and police heavily outnumbered the trickle of voters. Many voters are simply too afraid to cast their ballots in fear of reprisals by...

2006-02-07 23:45:05

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis were voting in their first elections in seven years on Wednesday in municipal polls dubbed a sham and boycotted by the main political parties and Maoist rebels. Guerrillas struck at least three cities overnight, bombing government buildings but there were no injuries, witnesses said. Wednesday's elections are for only a little more than 600 of more than 4,000 seats. In more than 2,200 seats, voting has been delayed or...

2006-02-07 22:27:31

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting in their first elections in seven years on Wednesday in municipal polls dubbed a sham and boycotted by the main political parties and Maoist rebels. Guerrillas struck at least three cities overnight, bombing government buildings but there were no injuries, witnesses said. Wednesday's elections are for only a little more than 600 of more than 4,000 seats. In more than 2,200 seats, voting has been delayed or...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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