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2006-04-11 08:35:43

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on protesters on Tuesday, wounding several, after they burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with police in defiance of a curfew in the sixth day of mass protests against the king. The violence came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown on the protests, in which three people have been killed and hundreds wounded. The street campaign is the most intense since the...

2006-04-11 07:41:28

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on protesters on Tuesday, wounding several, after they burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with police in defiance of a curfew in the sixth day of mass protests against the king. The violence came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown on the protests, in which three people have been killed and hundreds wounded. The street campaign is the most intense since the...

2006-04-11 03:35:06

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire and baton-charged protesters who burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with government forces on Tuesday before a fresh curfew took hold on the sixth day of mass protests against the king. Tuesday's protests came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown, which has killed three people and wounded hundreds of demonstrators. The street campaign is the most intense since...

2006-04-11 01:36:32

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire and baton-charged protesters who burned tires, chanted slogans and clashed with government forces on Tuesday before a fresh curfew took hold on the sixth day of mass protests against the king. Tuesday's protests came as international pressure increased on King Gyanendra to end his crackdown, which has killed three people and wounded hundreds of demonstrators. The street campaign is the most intense since...

2006-04-10 22:23:27

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Pro-democracy campaigners in Nepal vowed to defy curfews and launch a sixth day of mass protests on Tuesday against the king's absolute rule as the monarch came under global pressure to end his crackdown. The street campaign is the most intense since King Gyanendra sacked the government and grabbed political power 14 months ago and some analysts say it is only a matter of time before he runs out of options. Five days of demonstrations and clashes...

2006-04-10 02:32:25

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Fresh protests against the king erupted across Nepal on Monday, in defiance of curfews in some places, with hundreds of activists taking to the streets on the fifth day of a campaign seeking the restoration of democracy. The latest series of demonstrations are the most intense since King Gyanendra sacked the government and took control of the impoverished nation 14 months ago. Three protesters were killed by troops over the...

2006-04-09 22:27:49

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops and pro-democracy activists were set for more clashes across Nepal on Monday as a campaign against King Gyanendra's rule reaches its most intense level since he grabbed power last year. Nepal's seven main political parties, which began a four-day nationwide general strike and protests on Thursday, said they were extending the campaign indefinitely to pile pressure on the king to end his absolute rule and restore democracy. The...

2006-04-09 10:30:10

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Violent protests against the king spread across Nepal on Sunday as a third person was shot dead by troops and thousands of activists defied a curfew to burn government vehicles and clash with police. Nepal's seven main political parties, who began a four-day nationwide general strike and protests on Thursday, said they were extending the campaign indefinitely to pile pressure on King Gyanendra to end his absolute rule and restore...

2006-04-09 09:24:02

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police opened fire on Sunday on anti-king protesters demanding the restoration of democracy, killing one person, an official said. The shooting took place in Banepa, about 30 km (20 miles) east of the capital Kathmandu, when demonstrators tried to storm a police post, a Home Ministry official told Reuters. It was the third death from firing by troops in the troubled Himalayan kingdom since a nationwide strike and protests were launched against King...

2006-04-09 08:01:14

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police, defying a curfew to protest against the king as a pro-democracy shut down was extended indefinitely. A woman, wounded in police firing in a town south of the capital Kathmandu, died on Sunday, a doctor said. Three people, including the woman, were wounded at Narayanghat, about 95 miles from Kathmandu, when...


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