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2008-06-14 06:00:15

Text of report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 14 June Kathmandu, 14 June [Saturday]: Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya on Friday said the Maoist party is against both the current "liberal" model of media as well as the communist model, and wants to develop a third model - probably a mixed version of communist and democratic models. Baidya, who is also in charge of Maoist Central Department of Publicity and Broadcast, hinted that the Maoists' soon-to-be-formed government would...

2006-09-05 03:58:38

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in the Nepali capital for the second straight day on Tuesday demanding information about friends and relatives they say disappeared during a decade-old fight against Maoist rebels. Dozens of protesters, whose demonstration has been backed by the rebels, were wounded late on Monday when police beat them with rattan sticks as they gathered outside the high security army headquarters in the capital. "We will continue to protest until...

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....

2006-07-28 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...

2006-07-18 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...

2006-07-17 13:43:08

By Sujeet Kumar RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels stormed a government relief camp in central India on Monday and killed at least 25 people, including members of a state-backed, anti-Maoist group, police said. More than 50 were wounded, and at least 100 people living at the camp housing the Salwa Judum (Campaign For Peace) group went missing after the rebels launched the raid in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state. All the missing persons returned safely...

2006-07-16 22:52:26

RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed at least 10 people belonging to a state-backed, anti-Maoist group in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh early on Monday, police said. They said many people were injured and some were missing after scores of Maoists raided a large government relief camp, where members of an anti-rebel group and their families shelter for security. "This looks like a major planned attack. We are assessing the casualties. Dozens of houses (in the...

2006-07-16 21:58:43

RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed at least 10 people belonging to a state-backed, anti-Maoist group in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh early on Monday morning, police said. "Over 30 Maoists raided a government relief camp, and in the attack, several people have also been injured and some are missing," , Inspector General of Police T.J. Longkuner told Reuters by telephone.


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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