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2006-04-19 21:25:02

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police and troops patrolled deserted streets of the capital Kathmandu on Thursday as a curfew imposed to block a massive anti-monarchy protest went into effect. All roads of the city of 1.5 million were empty of traffic, residents said.

2006-04-19 16:02:10

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's royalist government imposed a strict curfew in Kathmandu and neighbouring areas on Thursday but activists vowed to go ahead with their plan to bring hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets.

2006-04-19 04:43:46

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - India stepped up pressure on Nepal's King Gyanendra on Wednesday to restore democracy, sending a special envoy and its top diplomat to hold talks with the monarch to try to defuse a fortnight of crippling protests.

2006-04-16 02:23:00

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's anti-monarchy protests spread to the usually off-limits tourist district in Kathmandu on Sunday, with hundreds of people chanting slogans against King Gyanendra and burning tyres on the street.

2006-04-15 06:00:49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of people staged a pro-democracy protest in Kathmandu on Saturday, the largest turnout in Nepal's capital since the latest campaign against King Gyanendra was launched.

2006-04-13 15:38:54

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra vowed on Friday to hold elections in his Himalayan kingdom but gave no firm dates and did not appear to go beyond previous promises to resolve a raging campaign against his rule.

2006-04-13 14:33:15

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra vowed on Friday to hold elections in his Himalayan kingdom, but gave no firm date, and did not appear to go beyond previous promises.

2006-04-12 23:14:11

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's embattled king returned to the capital after a nearly two-month vacation and there are hopes he might make the first move to defuse a violent campaign against him, officials said on Thursday.

2006-04-12 10:56:33

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops shot dead an activist on Wednesday as violent pro-democracy protests flared for the seventh day across the troubled Himalayan nation.

2006-04-12 04:28:58

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government said on Wednesday it was relaxing a daytime curfew in the capital for the first time in five days as violent pro-democracy protests flare across the country.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.