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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. A Maoist rebel on the train pulled the emergency cord, forcing the train to stop in a densely forested area in Latehar district, 100 miles west of Ranchi, the state capital of Jharkhand state.

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. A policeman and at least one guerrilla were killed in the overnight attack in Ilam, a tea-growing area bordering India, about 600 km (375 miles) east of Kathmandu, they said. The guerrillas, who specialize in hit-and-run attacks, drove into Ilam in buses and trucks, attacking government buildings and...

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. The attack came on the eve of a visit to the country by U.S. President George W. Bush and was one of the worst single acts of violence by Maoists in the past three decades. Analysts said the attack showed New Delhi could ill-afford to...

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. "Maoists set off a land mine in Darmagura area in Dantewada district, killing 50 people. The details of injured persons are awaited," senior police officer S.K Paswan told Reuters. Darmagura, 500 km (300 miles) south of...

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. One civilian was also killed in the incident at Kavre district, 80 km (50 miles) east of the capital Kathmandu, the officer said without elaborating. He had earlier said the civilian died in crossfire. In a separate attack in Pokhara, 200 km (125 miles) west of Kathmandu, 11 civilians were wounded after suspected rebels set off...

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. Piling pressure on the unpopular monarch who seized power last year, more than 3,000 people marched in the capital on Sunday demanding a return to democracy. Carrying red hammer-and-sickle banners, protesters squatted on a major thoroughfare in the temple-studded capital,...

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. It is the 10th anniversary of "the Grand People's War" and the Maoist guerrillas that control this area have organised "spontaneous" celebrations by the people to show their support. This is an area where the army rarely ventures, a place with its own system of government, its own courts, and red Maoist...

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. Maoist chief Prachanda, who uses only one name, and his deputy Baburam Bhattarai said the rebels would also enforce a blockade of the capital Kathmandu and other main towns from March 14 to try and bring down king. "We believe the blockade and the strike,...

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. The Paris-based group, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), said in a statement received on Friday that at least 114 journalists were arrested while doing their job or taking part in pro-democracy protests from January 20. "Nepal has, since 2004, arrested...

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. "The king has taken steps that do not give any room for compromise," Prachanda told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Monday. "It would be correct to say that the path that he has taken is the road to hell." The Maoists have been fighting since...


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