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2006-09-05 03:58:38

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in the Nepali capital for the second straight day on Tuesday demanding information about friends and relatives they say disappeared during a decade-old fight against Maoist rebels.

2006-08-20 02:53:43

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Dozens of Nepali women stripped naked and plowed their fields in west Nepal, hoping to appease the gods and get some much needed rain, a newspaper report said on Sunday.

2006-08-05 02:05:19

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Land owned by Nepal's King Gyanendra may be confiscated and handed to poor farmers, a minister said on Saturday, in the latest move to remove the monarch's privileges after street protest forced him from power.

2006-07-27 07:39:56

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels say they will extend a three-month-old ceasefire with the government that is due to end this week, but accused the ruling coalition of failing to push the pace of peace talks.

2006-07-11 00:39:10

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoists have revealed for the first time how many soldiers they have -- 36,000 -- in remarks published on Tuesday, a week after Kathmandu invited the United Nations to monitor arms of insurgents and the state army.

2006-05-31 00:20:06

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's parliament is expected to consider stripping the king of his remaining parliamentary roles, a lawmaker said on Wednesday, after voting to withdraw most of his powers earlier this month.

2006-05-18 06:06:01

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's reinstated parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping plan to curtail the powers of the king and take away his control over the army. The landmark resolution was approved by a verbal vote by deputies in the 205-member house.

2006-05-18 04:55:31

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Thursday presented in parliament a landmark resolution that aims to drastically curtail the powers of the king and take away control of the army from him.

2006-05-17 21:57:02

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's parliament was set to pass a special resolution on Thursday, a top minister said , in a move aimed at curtailing the king's powers and wresting control of the army from the monarch.

2006-05-17 16:05:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States remains skeptical about the commitment of Maoist rebels in Nepal to a ceasefire after a decade of brutal insurgency, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia told Congress on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.