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2006-04-06 22:25:39

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Opponents of Nepal King Gyanendra vowed to come out in vast numbers on Friday to pressure him to give up absolute power as riot police gathered to thwart them on the second day of a four-day nationwide general strike. The strike has been called by the Himalayan kingdom's seven main political parties in what they hope will be a definitive campaign against the monarch, who sacked the government and grabbed control of the nation last...

2006-04-06 15:19:41

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to break up stone-throwing anti-monarchy protesters in Nepal on Thursday after a fierce overnight attack on a town by Maoist rebels left 22 people dead, witnesses and authorities said. The demonstrations came on the first day of a four-day nationwide strike called by the Himalayan nation's seven main political parties against King Gyanendra's absolute rule. Activists in the ancient temple town of Lalitpur,...

2006-04-06 09:46:54

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to break up stone-throwing anti-monarchy protesters in Nepal on Thursday after a fierce overnight attack on a town by Maoist rebels left 22 people dead, witnesses and authorities said. The demonstrations came on the first day of a four-day nationwide strike called by the Himalayan nation's seven main political parties against King Gyanendra's absolute rule. Activists in the ancient temple town of Lalitpur,...

2006-04-06 08:23:11

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A fierce attack on a town by Maoist guerrillas left 22 people dead in Nepal, hours before a general strike against the king's grip on power shut down the Himalayan nation on Thursday, authorities said. The leftist rebels, who have been fighting for the last decade to topple the monarchy, struck Malangwa, a town 350 km (220 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, late on Wednesday. They fired at soldiers guarding government offices and...

2006-04-06 05:59:31

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A fierce attack on a town by Maoist guerillas left 22 people dead in Nepal, hours before a general strike against the king's grip on power shut down the Himalayan nation on Thursday, authorities said. The leftist rebels, who have been fighting for the last decade to topple the monarchy, struck Malangwa, a town 350 km (220 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, late on Wednesday. They fired at soldiers guarding government offices and...

2006-04-06 04:20:40

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A fierce attack on a town by Maoist guerillas left 15 people dead in Nepal, hours before a general strike over the king's grip on power shut down the Himalayan nation on Thursday, authorities said. The leftist rebels, who have been fighting for the last decade to topple the monarchy, struck Malangwa, a town 350 km (220 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, late on Wednesday. They fired at soldiers guarding government offices and...

2006-04-05 22:22:16

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in Nepal when Maoist guerrillas attacked a district town hours before a strike against the monarchy shut down the troubled nation on Thursday, witnesses and authorities said. The leftist rebels, fighting for the last decade to topple the monarchy, struck Malangwa, a town 350 km (220 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, late on Wednesday. They stormed through the town, firing at soldiers guarding...

2006-04-05 03:33:05

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government detained dozens of activists and politicians in Kathmandu on Wednesday in a crackdown ahead of a general strike and protests planned against King Gyanendra's seizure of power last year. Nepal's seven main political parties have joined with Maoist insurgents to call for a four-day nationwide strike from Thursday and a day of protest on Saturday, April 8, the day multi-party democracy was established 16 years ago in the...

2006-04-05 01:09:49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed six soldiers and policemen in an ambush in east Nepal on Wednesday, an official said, a day ahead of a planned nationwide strike by political parties against King Gyanendra. "The troops were escorting question papers for the school leaving certificate examinations when they were ambushed," Jhapa's district administrator Bhola Shiwakoti said. The attack took place at Durgapur in Jhapa district, a Maoist stronghold 700 km (440 miles) east of...

2006-04-03 01:51:50

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police fired tear gas shells to break up protests by students in the capital on Monday, days ahead of a planned general strike against King Gyanendra who seized power last year. About three dozen students burned tires on Kathmandu's roads and threw rocks at police in front of a college campus near the royal palace as they demonstrated against the king's rule, witnesses said. "This is for the restoration of democracy," said activist Kamal Basnet, carrying...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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