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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.

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.


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'.