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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.

2006-05-15 05:35:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven mainstream parties put off a plan on Monday to table a landmark resolution in parliament to curtail the powers of the king, including taking away his control of the army.

2006-05-15 05:07:14

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven mainstream parties put off a plan on Monday to table a landmark resolution in parliament to curtail the powers of the king, including taking away his control of the army.

2006-05-12 09:48:54

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal on Friday detained five ministers in the former royalist government, the state television said, bowing to demands of pro-democracy activists to act against those responsible for a crackdown on popular anti-king protests.

2006-05-09 11:43:42

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new multi-party cabinet scrapped several royal decrees on Tuesday, including easing media curbs that were imposed by King Gyanendra after he sacked the government and seized absolute power last year.

2006-05-09 02:26:11

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 12 children were killed in Nepal on Tuesday when a bus carrying 23 students to school plunged into an irrigation canal, police said. The accident took place in Sunsari, about 300 miles east of the capital, Kathmandu.

2006-05-09 01:42:34

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A top United Nations official met Nepal's new Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday and offered to help the Himalayan kingdom's efforts to end a decade-old Maoist insurgency in which thousands have died.

2006-05-05 08:07:33

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels have taken three policemen captive in a remote area in the west of the country, the army said on Friday, days after the guerrillas declared a truce.

2006-05-02 07:32:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, named a seven-member multiparty cabinet on Tuesday with the task of negotiating peace with Maoist rebels and curbing the king's powers.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.