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Nepal's last king gives government crown, keeps throne
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepal's last king Gyanendra gave away his crown, sceptre and other heirlooms to the government before exiting the Narayanhity Palace here. However, the dynasty's spectacular snake throne, cleverly crafted to nurture the image that the monarch was a divine incarnation, is still in his possession.

Monday, June 16, 2008 1:54:04 PM

Nepal government gets king's crown, palace but not throne
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Before he made his final exit from the Narayanhity palace here as a commoner, Nepal's last king Gyanendra handed over his crown, sceptre and other heirlooms to the government. But he didn't part with the dynasty's spectacular snake throne, cleverly crafted to nurture the image that the king was a divine incarnation.

Monday, June 16, 2008 12:27:55 PM

Nepal Maoist chief to get top peace award
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's Maoist party, who led a 10-year savage guerrilla war against the state in a bid to overthrow the Shah dynasty of kings and establish a republic, has been chosen for a top peace award - a sign of the changing times in the former Himalayan kingdom.

Monday, June 16, 2008 10:30:23 AM

Nepal's royal palace is now museum, open to people
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) In a brief but emotional ceremony, Nepal's Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Sunday inaugurated the Narayanhity royal palace, once the nation's seat of power as well as the venue of its darkest tragedy, as a national museum, urging his countrymen to keep the national flag flying high.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 5:02:23 PM

Farmer wants ousted Nepal king's cash cows
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Even after losing his crown and being turned out of the palace, Nepal's dethroned king Gyanendra continues to face demands for more.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 4:45:46 PM

Nepal's royal palace becomes people's museum now
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) The Narayanhity royal palace, Nepal's best-known landmark that was once the seat of power as well as the venue of the nation's darkest tragedy, officially became a people's museum Sunday, four days after the final exit of deposed king Gyanendra.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 2:06:42 PM

Kathmandu valley paralysed as transporters go on warpath
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's tottering government faced a new crisis Sunday as transporters called an indefinite strike to protest the state's refusal to let them raise fares despite a substantial hike in fuel prices.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:27:38 PM

Two killed in Nepal bombing
Kathmandu, June 15 (DPA) At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a powerful explosion ripped through a bus stop in Nepal's restive southern plains, media reports said Sunday.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:27:25 AM

Nepal government to claim vacated palace Sunday
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal's best-known historical monument, the royal palace, which was vacated Wednesday by the last king of the former Himalayan kingdom, will be formally taken over Sunday by the government.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 1:10:15 PM

Famine in Nepal after China closes Tibet border
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) The northern tip of Nepal adjoining Tibet is facing a famine after China closed its border in a bid to crush protests by pro-Tibet activists.

Saturday, June 14, 2008 12:14:29 PM

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