Latest Nepalese Civil War Stories

2006-03-13 14:01:31

RANCHI, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels on Monday seized a passenger train in eastern India with around 200 people on board, police said.

2006-03-05 23:41:02

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels raided a town in eastern Nepal, bombing government buildings and freeing dozens of prisoners from a local jail, officials said on Monday.

2006-02-28 06:25:53

By Sujeet Kumar RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Maoist rebels set off a land mine under a truck on Tuesday in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, killing 55 people and wounding at least 20 who belonged to a government-backed anti-Maoist group, police said.

2006-02-28 03:08:32

RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Maoists rebels set off a land mine under a truck on Tuesday in central India, killing 50 people who belonged to a government-sponsored anti-Maoist group, police said. The incident comes on the eve of a visit by U.S. President George W. Bush.

2006-02-27 05:39:17

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Dozens of Maoist rebels ambushed an army patrol in eastern Nepal on Monday and shot dead at least three soldiers, an army officer said.

2006-02-19 05:24:18

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra made his first formal approach to the country's estranged political parties on Sunday, urging them to join talks and try to put democracy back on track.

2006-02-19 02:04:19

By Terry Friel TILA, Nepal (Reuters) - The boy dancers in their green sashes and clanking bells twirl in the dust in a frenzied performance in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.

2006-02-18 12:37:51

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels called on Saturday for an indefinite nationwide general strike from April 3 in an intensified campaign against King Gyanendra who sacked the government and seized absolute power last year.

2006-02-16 23:35:13

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal arrested more journalists than any other country since 2004, many during pro-democracy protests, an international media watchdog said while urging the royalist government to free seven still in detention.

2006-02-13 00:12:51

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra will ultimately be exiled or executed because he has closed the door to any political compromise since seizing absolute power a year ago, the reclusive leader of the country's Maoist rebels said.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.