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End of an era as Nepal celebrates Republic Day
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) 'We will never forget our immortal martyrs,' sang hundreds of voices in Kathmandu's biggest public park, marking the end of an era as Nepal's 239-year monarchy gave way to a federal democracy with the birth of the world's newest republic.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:00:51 AM

Blast hits bus stop as Nepal's new assembly sworn in
Kathmandu, May 27 (DPA) A bomb exploded at a busy bus stop in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu Tuesday injuring at least six people as the new assembly tasked with declaring the country a republic was sworn in.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:35:42 PM

Nepal royals jittery as president to replace king
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) After putting up an impassive front ahead of the assembly meeting that will Wednesday end Nepal's 239-year-old reign of the Shah dynasty, the royal family Tuesday showed first signs of jitters as the ruling parties finally agreed that a president would replace King Gyanendra as head of state.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 5:37:36 PM

Nepali author demolishes king's blue blood claim
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) On the verge of being stripped of his crown and evicted from the royal palace, Nepal's distressed King Gyanendra now faces another blow - the demolition of the 'myth' that his dynasty is descended from India's Rajputs, a dynasty of warrior kings known for their valour and blue blood.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:13:09 PM

Time running out for Nepal ahead of republic
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) Nepal remained mired in uncertainty Tuesday with major parties failing to reach a deal on power-sharing and giving full shape to the newly elected assembly, a day before it shakes off its ancient line of kings and becomes a republic.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:39:26 AM

Senior US official meets Maoist leader in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 26 (DPA) A senior US administration official met Monday with Nepal's Maoist rebels in a sign of a growing thaw in relations between the two sides.

Monday, May 26, 2008 11:06:33 PM

Blasts in Kathmandu ahead of king's ouster
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) With only two days to go before the abolition of Nepal King Gyanendra's centuries-old crown, two bombs spread momentary panic here Monday, going off in the garden of the convention centre where a historic meet 48 hours later would end Nepal's ruling dynasty.

Monday, May 26, 2008 8:20:03 PM

Nepal royalist party axes chief after mission failure
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) Kamal Thapa, described as the "bravest man in Nepal" for fighting the election in support of King Gyanendra at a time the nation rooted for a republic, has been given the boot by his party after his mission to rescue the endangered monarch flopped.

Monday, May 26, 2008 4:00:43 PM

Nepal king victim of foreign powers: royalist party chief
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) Nepal's last king Gyanendra, who will have to surrender his crown, sceptre, throne and palace Wednesday, is the victim of foreign powers and has been betrayed by political parties, says the chief of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, the lone voice championing monarchy in Nepal.

Monday, May 26, 2008 12:51:29 PM

Nepal king's palace declared prohibited area
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) With only two days to go before the abolition of Nepal King Gyanendra's centuries-old crown, the government Monday declared the royal palace a prohibited area to prevent violent clashes between royalists and republicans.

Monday, May 26, 2008 12:45:14 PM

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