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2008-09-23 09:01:02

Text of report headlined "India to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower and buy it from Nepal" by Indian newspaper Kantipur on 23 September [by Rajendra Phuyal and Durga Khanal] Kathmandu, [Monday] 22 September: The Indian government has announced that it is ready to generate 10,000 MW of hydroelectricity in Nepal in 10 years and then buy it. An Indian company has said that the ambitious plan of hydropower development may come true if the government in Nepal acted with political commitment....

2008-09-06 06:00:09

Text of report headlined "Media centre at the prime minister's office soon" published by Nepalese newspaper Annapurna Post on 6 September Kathmandu, [Friday] 5 September: Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" has expressed a commitment to setting up media centres at his office and at his residence soon. Prachanda expressed this commitment to a team of media representatives which met the prime minister at [his official residence in the] Baluwatar neighbourhood of the capital Friday...

2006-09-02 02:49:22

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels threatened on Saturday to launch street protests to press the multiparty government for early elections to an assembly that would draw up a new constitution. "The government is lingering. We cannot continue to remain in limbo like this," rebel spokesman Krishna Bahadur Mahara told Reuters after a central committee meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). The Maoists have fought since 1996 to topple the monarchy...

2006-08-11 04:48:23

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's peace process took a big step forward this week when the government and Maoist rebels agreed to confine their troops to camps, but hurdles remain over implementing the deal and over the role of the king. On Wednesday, Nepal's multi-party government and Maoist rebels agreed to ask the United Nations to monitor combatants and their weapons during elections next year to an assembly due to write a new constitution for the Himalayan country....

2006-08-07 01:55:21

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoists said on Monday that peace talks with the government were close to breaking down over the contentious questions of the rebels surrendering their arms and the future of the monarchy. "The talks are very close to collapse," deputy rebel chief Baburam Bhattarai told business leaders in Kathmandu. "The dialogue process is stuck at a very sensitive stage." The Maoists and the government agreed a ceasefire in May after Nepal's King...

2006-07-28 01:49:36

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels extended their ceasefire by three months on Friday in a bid to support peace talks aimed at ending their decade-old insurgency that has killed thousands. The extension came hours before the truce -- declared after King Gyanendra ended his absolute rule in April -- was due to expire. "Expressing the commitment and responsibility (for peace) our party has extended the ceasefire for another three months," Maoist chief Prachanda said in a...

2006-07-27 07:39:56

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels say they will extend a three-month-old ceasefire with the government that is due to end this week, but accused the ruling coalition of failing to push the pace of peace talks. "The extension of the ceasefire will be announced before it expires," said Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has led the rebels in talks with the multi-party government which came to power after King Gyanendra gave up his absolute rule in April. The rebels...

2006-07-20 09:55:30

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A meeting between Nepal's top Maoist leaders and seven political parties set for Friday has been postponed, delaying a slow-moving peace dialogue aimed at ending a bloody, decade-old revolt, officials said. Maoist chief Prachanda's meeting with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and other leaders was expected to discuss the tricky issue of arms monitoring to clear the way for the rebels to join an interim government under a power sharing deal...

2006-07-18 12:58:44

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels are likely to extend a ceasefire due to expire in a few days to support peace talks aimed at ending an insurgency which has killed thousands, a top guerrilla leader said on Tuesday. The Maoists -- whose decade-long fight for a Communist state, has left more than 13,000 dead -- declared a three month truce in April after King Gyanendra bowed to weeks of protests, handing over power to an interim multi-party government. With...

2006-07-12 06:21:05

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's ailing prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, left hospital on Wednesday after treatment for pneumonia but his health remains a concern, doctors and analysts said. The 84-year-old veteran politician, who was appointed prime minister in April after King Gyanendra relinquished power following weeks of protests, was admitted to Gangalal Heart Center last week after complaining of chest problems. The health of Prime Minister Koirala, the consensus choice of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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