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June 2, 2001 | PAUL WATSON and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The heir to Nepal's ancient throne killed the country's king and queen and several other members of the royal family Friday, then killed himself, according to a top government official. The palace massacre in Katmandu, Nepal's capital, horrified the Himalayan nation of about 22 million people, whose government is struggling to put down a spreading insurgency by Maoist rebels who control large tracts of remote mountains and valleys.
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June 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Before he gunned down his parents and seven other people at a dinner party, Nepal's crown prince--drunk on scotch and high on hashish--told his girlfriend by phone that he was going to sleep, investigators into Nepal's royal massacre said in a report issued Thursday. Trying to explain the bloodshed to a skeptical public, investigators said 29-year-old Crown Prince Dipendra, heir to the throne of the Himalayan kingdom, was solely to blame for the June 1 slayings.
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June 4, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the second declaration of a Nepali king's death in just four days, public anger and confusion intensified today and stone-throwing demonstrators took to the streets demanding to know the truth behind the slayings of Nepal's royal family. In an emergency meeting, the state council confirmed that King Dipendra had officially been declared dead early this morning. The council proclaimed Dipendra's uncle, Prince Gyanendra, who had been acting king, the new monarch.
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June 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The royal slaughter here started with the killing of the king--shot by his angry, drunken son, Crown Prince Dipendra, the prince's uncle said Wednesday. After shooting his father, Dipendra sprayed a roomful of guests with fire from his assault rifle, his uncle said. In the end, the bloodied ornate halls and garden of the palace were strewn with the bodies of the prince's parents, his brother and sister and five others. Then Dipendra killed himself.
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June 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The royal slaughter here started with the killing of the king--shot by his angry, drunken son, Crown Prince Dipendra, the prince's uncle said Wednesday. After shooting his father, Dipendra sprayed a roomful of guests with fire from his assault rifle, his uncle said. In the end, the bloodied ornate halls and garden of the palace were strewn with the bodies of the prince's parents, his brother and sister and five others. Then Dipendra killed himself.
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April 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, a leader of the pro-democracy movement who spent 14 years in jail, Thursday became prime minister of Nepal's first independent government in almost three decades. King Birendra administered Bhattarai's oath of office at the royal palace, embarking on a new political course for the Himalayan monarchy where Birendra once wielded absolute power. After the ceremony at Narayan-heti palace, Bhattarai drove to the government secretariat where he swore in nine ministers.
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June 5, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soldiers enforced a curfew to end hours of rioting, Nepal's new king promised Monday that a commission headed by the chief justice will find out the truth about the massacre that decimated the royal family. The probe into the shooting deaths of King Birendra, his queen and six others Friday will be completed within three days, King Gyanendra, Birendra's 53-year-old brother, said in a televised address hours after ascending the throne.
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June 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Before he gunned down his parents and seven other people at a dinner party, Nepal's crown prince--drunk on scotch and high on hashish--told his girlfriend by phone that he was going to sleep, investigators into Nepal's royal massacre said in a report issued Thursday. Trying to explain the bloodshed to a skeptical public, investigators said 29-year-old Crown Prince Dipendra, heir to the throne of the Himalayan kingdom, was solely to blame for the June 1 slayings.
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August 25, 1990 | United Press International
Twenty-two persons were arrested Friday for protesting and stoning a limousine carrying Queen Aishwarya, two of her children and her sister, authorities said. The royal family, which was en route to the Temple of Pashupati Nath for the festival of Teej, was not injured in the incident Thursday, although the queen's vehicle was badly damaged, the Home Ministry said. Leaders of two political parties in the interim government denounced the incident.
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May 4, 1990 | From United Press International
At least 500 people died during Nepal's seven-week democracy movement that led to the fall of a 29-year-old partyless form of government, Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai said Thursday. "Our estimate is that at least 500 persons died during the movement," Bhattarai, who was an opposition leader before becoming prime minister, told a meeting organized by lawyers to discuss Nepal's new constitution.
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June 6, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bodies of two kings have gone up in the flames of funeral pyres in the past week, so Nepalese have a wary eye on the prince presumed to now be next in line for the throne. Many don't like what they see. King Gyanendra, who ascended the throne Monday after 10 members of the royal family died in a mysterious palace massacre, has only one son, Prince Paras, 26. The prince has a reputation as a gambler and carouser--and worse.
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June 5, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soldiers enforced a curfew to end hours of rioting, Nepal's new king promised Monday that a commission headed by the chief justice will find out the truth about the massacre that decimated the royal family. The probe into the shooting deaths of King Birendra, his queen and six others Friday will be completed within three days, King Gyanendra, Birendra's 53-year-old brother, said in a televised address hours after ascending the throne.
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June 4, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the second declaration of a Nepali king's death in just four days, public anger and confusion intensified today and stone-throwing demonstrators took to the streets demanding to know the truth behind the slayings of Nepal's royal family. In an emergency meeting, the state council confirmed that King Dipendra had officially been declared dead early this morning. The council proclaimed Dipendra's uncle, Prince Gyanendra, who had been acting king, the new monarch.
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June 2, 2001 | PAUL WATSON and ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The heir to Nepal's ancient throne killed the country's king and queen and several other members of the royal family Friday, then killed himself, according to a top government official. The palace massacre in Katmandu, Nepal's capital, horrified the Himalayan nation of about 22 million people, whose government is struggling to put down a spreading insurgency by Maoist rebels who control large tracts of remote mountains and valleys.
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August 25, 1990 | United Press International
Twenty-two persons were arrested Friday for protesting and stoning a limousine carrying Queen Aishwarya, two of her children and her sister, authorities said. The royal family, which was en route to the Temple of Pashupati Nath for the festival of Teej, was not injured in the incident Thursday, although the queen's vehicle was badly damaged, the Home Ministry said. Leaders of two political parties in the interim government denounced the incident.
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May 4, 1990 | From United Press International
At least 500 people died during Nepal's seven-week democracy movement that led to the fall of a 29-year-old partyless form of government, Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai said Thursday. "Our estimate is that at least 500 persons died during the movement," Bhattarai, who was an opposition leader before becoming prime minister, told a meeting organized by lawyers to discuss Nepal's new constitution.
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April 9, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The monarch who has ruled this Himalayan kingdom with unchecked power for decades yielded Sunday to a popular uprising for democratic reform, legalizing all political parties and paving the way for democracy in Nepal for the first time in 30 years. King Birendra made his historic announcement after eight weeks of violent confrontations between police and demonstrators that claimed scores of lives and left this capital paralyzed by curfew, unrest and political stalemate.
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April 12, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Satyan Man Rajbhandari, his arm in a sling and the rest of his body badly bruised, stood before two senior government ministers and nearly 100 of his fellow doctors Tuesday night and described what happened the night that democracy came to this remote Himalayan kingdom. After him came another doctor, and then another. And sitting there listening to all this, and to the cries of outrage that the accounts elicited, was King Birendra's interior minister, Nain Bahadur Swanr.
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April 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, a leader of the pro-democracy movement who spent 14 years in jail, Thursday became prime minister of Nepal's first independent government in almost three decades. King Birendra administered Bhattarai's oath of office at the royal palace, embarking on a new political course for the Himalayan monarchy where Birendra once wielded absolute power. After the ceremony at Narayan-heti palace, Bhattarai drove to the government secretariat where he swore in nine ministers.
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April 12, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Satyan Man Rajbhandari, his arm in a sling and the rest of his body badly bruised, stood before two senior government ministers and nearly 100 of his fellow doctors Tuesday night and described what happened the night that democracy came to this remote Himalayan kingdom. After him came another doctor, and then another. And sitting there listening to all this, and to the cries of outrage that the accounts elicited, was King Birendra's interior minister, Nain Bahadur Swanr.
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