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Learn from monkeys, ex-MP tells ousted Nepal king
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) With Nepal's former god-king Gyanendra having been dethroned, asked to vacate the royal palace in 10 days and start leading the life of a commoner without privileges, a former lawmaker has advised the last monarch of the former Himalayan kingdom to learn a lesson from monkeys.

Monday, June 02, 2008 11:28:09 AM

Slain king's ghost still haunts Nepal
Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) Seven years after his shocking murder in the tightly guarded royal palace, the ghost of king Birendra continues to haunt Nepal with the new republic Sunday remembering the dark deed as the trigger that ended the nearly 240-year-old royal dynasty.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 2:31:41 PM

Nepal's palace holds key to nation's history
Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) Not just gems, rare artefacts and archaeological treasures from all over the world, Nepal's palace under siege also contains priceless old documents that can throw light on the past events of history hitherto shrouded in secrecy and silence. Historians and members of civil society are concerned that hundreds of rare documents, including old treaties, could be destroyed.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 1:20:09 PM

Hurdles ahead after Nepal becomes republic
Kathmandu, May 31 (DPA) After Nepal's politicians voted to abolish the monarchy, its political parties and people have turned their attention to the gruelling task of drafting the country's new constitution and forming a new government.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 7:30:29 AM

'India lost a friend with Nepal king's ouster'
Kathmandu, May 30 (IANS) With the formal abolition of Nepal's monarchy Wednesday and newly elected lawmakers asking dethroned king Gyanendra to vacate the royal palace within 15 days, India has lost a friend and would one day have to pay dearly, a royalist said.

Friday, May 30, 2008 1:32:34 PM

Nepal palace scorns tale of former king's midnight flight
Kathmandu, May 30 (IANS) Nepal's besieged palace Friday scorned a report in the local media that dethroned king Gyanendra had exited from his official seat at midnight and returned to the old private residence where he had lived as a prince before his ascent to the throne in 2001.

Friday, May 30, 2008 11:08:53 AM

Five errors that cost Gyanendra his crown
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Destiny gave Nepal's last monarch Gyanendra two chances to ascend the throne though normally he would never have been king. But the headstrong ruler gambled away his 239-year-old crown through a series of costly errors.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:26:25 PM

Nepal royal palace under siege
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The Narayanhity palace has come under siege -- within hours of the declaration of a republic in Nepal, ending over two centuries of turbulent rule by its Shah dynasty of kings.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:33:22 PM

UN hails dawn of republic in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The dawn of a new republic in Nepal, ending its 239-year-old royal dynasty that had become a symbol of oppression, has been hailed by the UN, which called the event historic and urged for the speedy formation of a new government.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:51:46 AM

India hails Nepal's constituent assembly
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) India became the first country to congratulate Nepal on the first meet of its constituent assembly that abolished the nation's 239-year-old monarchy and declared the country a federal secular republic.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:09:29 AM

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