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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.

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • 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'.