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Maoists give up claim to Nepal president's post
Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) Faced with steadfast opposition from the other major parties, Nepal's Maoists Thursday decided to abandon their claim to the post of president but said they remained firm on the other contentious demand for an amendment to the constitution.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 1:07:37 PM

Nepal protests palace bounty for sacked king
Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Nepalis have begun protesting against the government's decision to allow deposed king Gyanendra to move into a summer mansion from the Narayanhity palace, saying it smacked of privileges and went against the spirit of the newly declared republic.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:48:04 AM

Sacked Nepal king gets a roof over his head
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) Stripped of his crown and asked to leave the palace by next week, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra had fortune smile on him for the first time since the fall of his government, with the ruling parties, including the Maoists, agreeing to let him move into another old palace.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 3:23:06 PM

Fuel price hike in India to hit Nepal hard
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) India's decision Wednesday to hike fuel prices will hit its northern neighbour hard, causing Nepal's state-run sole oil importing agency a loss of billions of rupees per month and escalating an already grave fuel crisis in the country.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 2:39:07 PM

Indian companies lose interest in Nepal power deals
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) After an initial rush to invest in Nepal's potentially rich hydropower sector, Indian companies are now suffering from cold feet, thanks to continuing political uncertainty and other hindrances.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 2:20:43 PM

Former Nepal king likely to join politics
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) Once regarded as an incarnation of a Hindu god and above all laws, Nepal's former king Gyanendra is considering floating his own political party after being stripped of his crown by leaders of the new republic.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:42:07 PM

Ousted Nepal king likely to keep old palace
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) Stripped of his crown and asked to leave the Narayanhity palace here by next week, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra had fortune smile on him for the first time since the fall of his government with the ruling parties, including the Maoists, agreeing to let him move into another old palace.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 10:19:27 AM

Nepal Maoists ready to quit government if Koirala doesn't
Kathmandu, June 3 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who won a stunning victory in the recent election and were staking claim to form the next government, have threatened to quit the coalition government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala if he fails to resign by Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 6:08:02 PM

Maoists give Nepal PM till Tuesday to quit
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) A fresh political crisis has begun brewing in Nepal with the former Maoist guerrillas, who hold the largest number of seats in the constituent assembly, turning their guns on Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, warning him to quit by Tuesday or face a new street stir.

Monday, June 02, 2008 4:58:09 PM

Nepal's king-turned-commoner pledges to quit palace with dignity
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) For the first time since the abolition of monarchy in Nepal last week, the government Monday officially said that dethroned king Gyanendra had accepted the lawmakers' decision to strip him of his crown and pledged to leave the palace, once his official residence is given to him before the June 12 deadline.

Monday, June 02, 2008 2:52:25 PM

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