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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.

2006-05-02 02:39:13

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.

2006-04-30 10:48:25

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's parliament on Sunday unanimously approved a proposal by the new prime minister to hold elections for a special assembly to draw up a new constitution that will decide the future of the monarchy.

2006-04-30 01:45:28

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Veteran Nepali politician Girija Prasad Koirala was sworn in as prime minister of the Himalayan nation on Sunday, days after King Gyanendra bowed to pro-democracy protesters and returned power to political parties.

2006-04-29 05:03:49

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali political parties discussed the fate of the once-revered monarchy and proposals to set up a constituent assembly on Saturday, just days after the king ceded power in the face of mass protests.

2006-04-27 09:47:23

By Simon Denyer SOUTHERN PLAINS, Nepal (Reuters) - Deep in the forests of the southern plains, one of Nepal's top Maoist leaders sits cross-legged in the airy loft of a wood and thatch house.

2006-04-26 05:57:30

By Raju Gopalakrishnan KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Kathmandu was back to its usual bustling self on Wednesday after weeks of crippling protests and curfews, but an underlying sense of unease persisted in the Nepali capital over Maoist threats of a blockade.

2006-04-26 02:17:03

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's incoming government is likely to offer Maoist rebels a ceasefire, political leaders said on Wednesday and urged the insurgents to end a fresh blockade of the capital.


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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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