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2006-04-10 22:23:27

By Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Pro-democracy campaigners in Nepal vowed to defy curfews and launch a sixth day of mass protests on Tuesday against the king's absolute rule as the monarch came under global pressure to end his crackdown. The street campaign is the most intense since King Gyanendra sacked the government and grabbed political power 14 months ago and some analysts say it is only a matter of time before he runs out of options. Five days of demonstrations and clashes...

2006-04-10 02:32:25

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Fresh protests against the king erupted across Nepal on Monday, in defiance of curfews in some places, with hundreds of activists taking to the streets on the fifth day of a campaign seeking the restoration of democracy. The latest series of demonstrations are the most intense since King Gyanendra sacked the government and took control of the impoverished nation 14 months ago. Three protesters were killed by troops over the...

2006-04-09 10:30:10

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Violent protests against the king spread across Nepal on Sunday as a third person was shot dead by troops and thousands of activists defied a curfew to burn government vehicles and clash with police. Nepal's seven main political parties, who began a four-day nationwide general strike and protests on Thursday, said they were extending the campaign indefinitely to pile pressure on King Gyanendra to end his absolute rule and restore...

2006-04-09 09:24:02

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police opened fire on Sunday on anti-king protesters demanding the restoration of democracy, killing one person, an official said. The shooting took place in Banepa, about 30 km (20 miles) east of the capital Kathmandu, when demonstrators tried to storm a police post, a Home Ministry official told Reuters. It was the third death from firing by troops in the troubled Himalayan kingdom since a nationwide strike and protests were launched against King...

2006-04-09 08:01:14

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police, defying a curfew to protest against the king as a pro-democracy shut down was extended indefinitely. A woman, wounded in police firing in a town south of the capital Kathmandu, died on Sunday, a doctor said. Three people, including the woman, were wounded at Narayanghat, about 95 miles from Kathmandu, when...

2006-04-09 00:37:57

By Gopal Sharma and Y.P. Rajesh KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of angry Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police despite a curfew aimed at stopping pro-democracy rallies. A woman, wounded in police firing in a town south of the capital Kathmandu, died on Sunday, a doctor said. Three people, including the woman, were wounded at Narayanghat, about 150 km (95 miles) from Kathmandu, when troops fired at protesters...

2006-04-08 21:26:24

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Pro-democracy campaigners in Nepal vowed to defy a new, day-long curfew in the capital on Sunday and hold fresh protests against King Gyanendra's rule. On Saturday, soldiers shot dead a protester at a rally in the west of the Himalayan kingdom, enraging activists who have called a four-day anti-monarchy strike that started on Thursday. Nepal's seven main political parties, which have been leading the pro-democracy campaign, had...

2006-04-08 11:33:29

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops killed a demonstrator on Saturday west of the capital when they opened fire on massive protests against King Gyanendra's absolute rule. Thousands of activists in Pokhara fought pitched battles with troops who fired dozens of tear gas shells, witnesses said. Yogesh Bhattarai, a senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), said a man was shot in the resort town about 200 km (125 miles) west of Kathmandu,...

2006-04-08 05:34:10

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops opened fire on Saturday on activists protesting against King Gyanendra's rule, killing one man, a political party said, as tight security elsewhere prevented big demonstrations in the troubled nation. The man was shot dead in the resort town of Pokhara, about 200 km (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, during a pro-democracy rally, Yogesh Bhattarai, a senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), told...

2006-04-08 02:31:04

By Y.P. Rajesh and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Armored personnel carriers with machine gun-wielding soldiers rolled into the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday to enforce a curfew aimed at thwarting protests against King Gyanendra's absolute rule. Political parties, who have announced a big protest against the monarch in the ancient city, said they would try and defy the curfew and take to the streets in what they hope would be a decisive campaign to bring back...


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