Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) As Nepal's besieged King Gyanendra left the Narayanhity royal palace, from where his ancestors had ruled their kingdom for generations, while some called it his final exit as the last king of a nearly 250-year-old dynasty, some predicted a return following a reported secret meeting between the king's envoy and the Maoists.
Friday, May 23, 2008 6:57:49 PM
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Nepal's besieged King Gyanendra Thursday night left the Narayanhity royal palace from where his ancestors had ruled for generations, signalling the end of the monarchy. The following are the major milestones in the history of the nearly 250-year-old Shah dynasty whose kings were once revered as incarnations of a Hindu god:
Friday, May 23, 2008 4:20:07 PM
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Overcoming the slur that Indians remain preoccupied with cricket to the detriment of all other sports, 20 Indian climbers have summited Mt Everest this week, marking a record Indian presence on the world's highest peak.
Friday, May 23, 2008 3:57:58 PM
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) A 44-year-old Swiss climber died of exhaustion after climbing the highest peak in the world, the first victim of Mt Everest this year.
Friday, May 23, 2008 12:19:37 PM
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Reporters, photographers and TV channel crew lay siege at the gate of the Narayanhity royal palace Thursday, waiting to record embattled Nepal King Gyanendra's 'last exit' from it after reports that the royal couple were departing ahead of a critical meeting when his crown would officially be taken away from him.
Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:50:09 PM
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Even as protests over Nepal Maoists' slaying of a businessman started snow balling in the capital Kathmandu, the former guerrillas have been accused of hacking to death a member of a rival party over a land dispute.
Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:30:57 PM
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) A legendary mountaineer who holds the record for the maximum number of conquests of Mt Everest risked his life and broke his own record Thursday to deliver a warning worldwide and save the planet.
Thursday, May 22, 2008 3:04:51 PM
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) After unprecedented participation in the movement that helped bring down King Gyanendra's absolute regime and making their presence felt in last month's historic election, Nepal's women Thursday claimed the top spot for their country on Mt Everest.
Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:15:56 PM
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) A 41-year-old lawyer from India's Orissa state has made her country proud by hoisting the Indian tricolour on Mt Everest in a year that mired the world's highest peak in murky politics.
Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:43:18 PM
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) Winners of the historic election last month, Nepal's Maoists however have had a severe setback with the disclosure that their guerrilla soldiers beat to death a businessman close to them, triggering a public outrage that shut down Kathmandu valley Wednesday in support of the demand that the killers be punished.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:31:21 PM
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