May 28, 2002 |
King Gyanendra extended a state of emergency Monday, giving security forces sweeping search and detention powers to crush an increasingly violent Maoist revolt. The emergency rule was first imposed on the poverty-ridden Himalayan kingdom in November to stamp out the 6-year-old rebellion by Maoist guerrillas, who are battling to topple the constitutional monarchy and install a Communist republic.
April 21, 2006 |
The crisis in Nepal escalated Thursday with the fatal shooting of three protesters, as tens of thousands marched in the capital in defiance of a curfew, demanding that King Gyanendra relinquish power. The nearly two dozen demonstrations, which brought as many as 100,000 people into the streets of Katmandu, ranged from festive democracy rallies to riots by young men who lighted bonfires and hurled bricks at police officers, demanding the death of the king.
January 16, 2005 |
No chocolates. No movies. No summer camp. In the remote mountains of Nepal, all 10-year-old Pasang can expect from childhood is to witness death. When he should be at school or playing with friends, he walks alongside Maoist rebel fighters with a dagger hanging by his side, carrying ammunition and other supplies.
November 20, 2011
NEPAL Presentation Caryl Sherpa discusses her book "I Taste Fire, Earth, Rain," a story of love, cultural exploration and the revelation that in the Himalayas, anything is possible. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. EUROPE Slide show Mort Loveman will present "From Russia With Love. " When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
April 25, 2006 |
Threatened with a popular revolt, King Gyanendra on Monday announced the reinstatement of parliament and offered condolences to the families of more than a dozen people killed by police during pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed this country for nearly three weeks. The monarch said he was acceding to a key demand by the political coalition opposed to his absolute rule. He summoned parliament to convene next Friday in what would be its first meeting in nearly four years.
May 1, 2006 |
The Nepalese parliament voted Sunday to call elections for an assembly to redraw the country's constitution, an action that could signal the beginning of the end for the monarchy that has ruled this Himalayan kingdom for more than 200 years. During the same session, the newly sworn-in prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, also asked Nepal's Maoist rebels, who have waged a bloody decade-long insurgency in the countryside, to come to the bargaining table.
December 7, 2003 |
Security forces killed 14 Maoist insurgents in separate gun battles across Nepal, the Defense Ministry said. Troops on Friday gunned down at least four rebels in the Bakachol area of Khotang district in eastern Nepal, the ministry said in a statement. Khotang is about 200 miles east of Katmandu, Nepal's capital. Ten other rebels were killed in half a dozen clashes spread across several districts, the statement said.
February 11, 2006 |
Communist rebels clashed with soldiers in western Nepal, leaving seven people dead. The fighting came two days after municipal polls, Nepal's first elections in seven years. The vote was boycotted by nearly every major political party.
July 12, 1992
From the writer who brought us "A Feminist Babe" (View, March 4), I expected no less insight than I got from Jeannine Stein's cover story on Nepal--"Confessions of a Nepal Novice," May 31. The Hilburnesque straw dogs she set up in the form of tired jokes about high heels and malls sure made me excited. Come on, Jeannine, if you can call a potential trekking partner in Australia, couldn't you have done a little research on Nepal? Like that one of the main reasons for the deforestation of Nepal is to feed the yaks that carry the trekker's gear.
October 13, 2002 |
Police said they suspected Maoist rebels fighting to bring down Nepal's constitutional monarchy were behind an explosion that destroyed a statue of the late King Mahendra, killed a bystander and injured nine others. The attack came a day after Nepal's King Gyanendra appointed Lokendra Bahadur Chand, a monarchist, as prime minister. Mahendra was the father of the present king. During his rule, Mahendra outlawed political parties and introduced absolute monarchy.