April 9, 2006 |
Security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters Saturday, killing one person and wounding at least five as increasingly violent demonstrations against King Gyanendra's absolute rule spread across the nation. Protesters ransacked government buildings and attacked security forces in several towns, but a curfew and a threat by authorities to shoot anyone violating it spared the capital, Katmandu, further violence after two days of protests.
August 25, 2010 |
Four Americans, a Japanese and a Briton were among 14 people killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed in Nepal in bad weather, officials reported. The 15-seat Dornier 228 twin turboprop operated by Agni Air was headed for the town of Lukla about 7:15 a.m. when it was advised by air traffic control to turn back because of thick cloud cover, said Bishnu Dulal, the airline's reservations manager. The flight from Katmandu to the 9,200-foot-elevation town, popular with hikers, normally takes about 25 minutes.
January 28, 2007
SUSAN SPANO so captured the feelings of Nepal that I wanted to jump on a plane this morning ["Nepal at Peace," Jan. 21]. But I'll have to wait until October for my annual visit. I agree with her that for those yearning to experience the Himalayas and its people, the time to plan is now. Thanks to the Travel section for this gift and for Spano's skill and insight. JOYCE TAPPER Van Nuys THANK you for Spano's lovely piece "A Katmandu Page-Turner on How Visitors Can Help" [Her World, Jan. 21]
December 14, 1988 |
King Birendra of Nepal has granted permission to his younger brother, Prince Dhirendra, to renounce his royal title and its privileges, the royal palace announced Tuesday. Dhirendra, 40, submitted a petition to the king on Dec. 8 "seeking permission of his own free will to renounce the title," the palace said. The palace gave no reason for Dhirendra's move. He was fifth in line of succession to the throne.
June 27, 2008 |
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Thursday cleared the way for a government led by former communist rebels by announcing his resignation. For months Koirala had refused to step down and make way for a new government, but he finally announced his plans at Nepal's constituent assembly, elected in April to rewrite the constitution and govern the Himalayan nation.
November 15, 2002 |
Maoist rebels fighting to topple Nepal's constitutional monarchy attacked two remote towns, killing at least 56 security personnel and dimming prospects for talks to end a six-year insurgency. The fighting broke out Thursday night, just hours after a top official reiterated that the government was working to start a dialogue in response to the rebel leader's latest offer to talk peace.
May 13, 2006 |
Elusive Communist rebel leader Prachanda agreed Friday to head a delegation to peace talks with Nepal's new government. The announcement came just hours after Deputy Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli promised Prachanda security and said negotiations would be ineffective unless he took part. No date has been set for the talks. Meanwhile, state radio reported Friday that the government had detained four former Cabinet ministers and a junior minister of the ousted royal government.
January 30, 2002
As a frequent traveler to the high reaches of Nepal, having eaten more yak cheese than I care to recall and having developed a great respect for the distance necessary between the hairy beasts and trekkers, I loved Jonathan White's article about his version of the product ("Developing a Knack for Yak," Jan. 23). I'll bet the Flower of Rajya is quite different than the strong-smelling version sold in the mountains and in Katmandu. I know this cheese too well because a huge container of the stuff got slipped into one of my duffle bags to go on a plane with me. That bag had to be replaced, but the cheese I was served was delicious.
January 15, 2006 |
Maoist rebels attacked two police stations on the outskirts of Katmandu on Saturday, killing 12 and wounding six in the first violence near the capital since the rebels withdrew from a unilateral cease-fire, officials said. In the first attack, rebels disguised as security officers approached a police post at Katmandu's main western check point and opened fire. At least 11 police were killed, said officials at the scene who spoke on condition of anonymity.