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April 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police opened fire on protesters demanding legalization of political parties in Nepal, killing at least five people and injuring 17, hospital sources and witnesses said. Officers charged and hurled tear gas, then began shooting after a crowd of about 4,000 refused to disperse near Tribhuvan University in Katmandu, according to the reports. Officials refused to comment.
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December 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
Protesters angry about alleged anti-Nepal comments by South Asia's latest movie heartthrob rushed the streets of Nepal's capital Wednesday, setting tires and trees ablaze and virtually shutting down the city. A day after rioting left four people dead, public transportation was halted in Katmandu, the Himalayan nation's capital, and only police, firefighters and ambulances were allowed out on the smoke-filled streets.
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April 11, 1990 | From Reuters
This country's main opposition parties, banned for three decades until bloody protests last week, refused an offer Tuesday to participate in the present Nepalese government. Sahana Pradhan, leader of a seven-faction United Left, said the government bears full responsibility for the shooting of protesters Friday in Katmandu. Pradhan said the entire political system should be dismantled. "First, we want the present government to be dissolved. We are not going to join this government.
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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 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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December 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
Protesters angry about alleged anti-Nepal comments by South Asia's latest movie heartthrob rushed the streets of Nepal's capital Wednesday, setting tires and trees ablaze and virtually shutting down the city. A day after rioting left four people dead, public transportation was halted in Katmandu, the Himalayan nation's capital, and only police, firefighters and ambulances were allowed out on the smoke-filled streets.
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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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June 3, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beneath a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, destroyer of worlds, Nepal's king and seven members of the royal family were cremated on sandalwood pyres Saturday, just hours after the prince accused of killing them was awarded the throne. But in another byzantine twist, a royal council declared the new king, Crown Prince Dipendra, 29, unfit to rule because of his "physically incapacitated condition requiring intensive care."
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April 11, 1990 | From Reuters
This country's main opposition parties, banned for three decades until bloody protests last week, refused an offer Tuesday to participate in the present Nepalese government. Sahana Pradhan, leader of a seven-faction United Left, said the government bears full responsibility for the shooting of protesters Friday in Katmandu. Pradhan said the entire political system should be dismantled. "First, we want the present government to be dissolved. We are not going to join this government.
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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 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police opened fire on protesters demanding legalization of political parties in Nepal, killing at least five people and injuring 17, hospital sources and witnesses said. Officers charged and hurled tear gas, then began shooting after a crowd of about 4,000 refused to disperse near Tribhuvan University in Katmandu, according to the reports. Officials refused to comment.
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