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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.

2006-04-25 00:12:14

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven-party alliance called off crippling pro-democracy protests on Tuesday after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the dissolved parliament.

2006-04-25 01:58:13

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven-party alliance called off crippling pro-democracy protests on Tuesday after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the dissolved parliament.

2006-04-24 18:36:46

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis cheered and danced on the streets in the early hours of Tuesday after King Gyanendra announced he was giving in to massive pro-democracy protests and reinstating the kingdom's dissolved parliament.

2006-04-24 12:57:59

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's King Gyanendra announced the reinstatement of the kingdom's dissolved parliament on Monday, meeting a key demand of anti-monarchy protesters who have brought the nation to a standstill.

2006-04-23 20:35:46

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels stormed a town in eastern Nepal and fought a six-hour gun battle with security forces, a senior government official said on Monday.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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