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Maoists bag majority, Prachanda to lead government
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists, who are fighting an election after nearly two decades, finally reached simple majority in the first phase of the crucial poll held this month, with their jubilant chief Prachanda saying he himself would lead the new government.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 6:30:31 PM

Will the Nepali Maoists go the Hamas way? (Commentary)
The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) pulled off an upset over the traditional ruling parties such as the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) in the elections to the Constituent Assembly (CA).

Saturday, April 19, 2008 8:45:26 AM

King's man killed in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) A supporter of embattled King Gyanendra who fought the crucial election rooting for monarchy was killed by unidentified assailants in Nepal's Terai plains Friday, raising fears of post-poll violence.

Friday, April 18, 2008 1:13:52 PM

Maoists give Nepal king four weeks to leave palace
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who fought a 10-year-long civil war to oust the nation's ruling royal dynasty, have now given embattled King Gyanendra a deadline of four weeks to quit the palace, following their stunning victory in this month's crucial election.

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:34:19 PM

Nepal clamps down on Everest climbers at China's bidding (Lead)
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) While embarking on a historic march for democracy, Nepal has announced stringent censorship on teams seeking to climb Mt Everest -a symbol of human courage - in a bid to appease neighbour China.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 2:59:47 PM

Communists of the world rejoice Nepal Maoists' win
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) As Nepal's Maoists are set to lead the government after years of guerrilla war, congratulations are pouring in from communist parties worldwide who say the electoral victory would pave the way for a new world order.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:22:19 PM

Communist ally quits government after Nepal poll debacle
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) The first fallout of Nepal's historic election on the coalition government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala came Wednesday with one of the major partners in the alliance quitting the cabinet after a humiliating poll rout at the hands of the Maoists.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:39:00 PM

Nepal king misjudged poll results
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra misjudged the result of the crucial election that is likely to demolish his ancestors' throne. The king threw an impromptu card party before the stunning news of an imminent Maoist victory reached the palace, a media report said.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:59:55 PM

Nepal market trembles as Maoists edge towards majority
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) With Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas edging towards majority after last week's election and uncertainty over the fate of Girija Prasad Koirala's coalition government, Nepal's share market began suffering jitters triggering a dip in stock prices.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:59:48 AM

Nepalese monarchy set to go within a month: Prachanda
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Maoist leader Prachanda, whose party has scored a commanding lead in the recent polls in Nepal, has set a one-month deadline for the abolition of the 240-year-old monarchy in the Himalayan state.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:20:40 PM

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