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Nepal abolishes monarchy
King's palace becomes museum  New government has converted the opulent palace into a museum and unfurled the national flag as a symbolic move to signify the end of monarc... Former king to leave palace Map of Kathmandu Nepal

year 2008 Top ^

  Former king Gyanendra has spent his last night in the compound which has been home to the royal family for more than 100 years
  Newly elected leadership changed the country to a republic, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule
 The Maoists were committed to ousting King Gyanendra. A constituent assembly meeting in Kathmandu, overwhelmingly voted to abolish royal rule. People celebrated wildly in the streets after news of the assembly vote

year 2007 Top ^

  The leaders of the main political parties and The government has agreed for the first time that the 240-year-old monarchy should be abolished

year 2006 Top ^

May.18 King stripped of most powers
  The parliament that Gyanendra recently reinstated, is leaving the king a ceremonial monarch Apr.21 King gives up absolute power  King Gyanendra has vowed to return power to the people after weeks of massive protests and international pressure Feb.12 'Exile or trial' for king  Top Maoist rebel leader has said the only future he can envisage for Gyanendra is exile or trial

year 2005 Top ^

Feb.18 King backs coup on Democracy Day  King Gyanendra is saying on the Democracy Day that there had been growing disillusionment with the system Feb.1   King declares emergency
  Phone lines have been cut and the press is being censored. The king says the cabinet has failed to bring peace
Jan.31   King sacked government
  King Gyanendra has announced on state TV that he has sacked the government led by Deuba

year 2002 Top ^

Oct.5   King ousts government  King Gyanendra to take control of government after firing Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

year 2001 Top ^

Jun.14 Inquiry blames prince  Officials confirmed that most of royal family had been gunned down by Crown Prince Dipendra. Capital Katmandu is calm Jun.9 Nepal silences royal witnesses  Officials want witnesses to speak only to the investigators. One family member could be reprimanded Jun.4 King orders massacre probe
  Nepalese rioting, demanding the truth about shootings. Many are refusing to accept King Gyanendra Jun.3 Second prince takes throne
  Gyanendra was crowned king after the death of his brother, who lay in a hospital on life support Jun.2 Prince: massacre 'an accident'  Caretaker king has said royal family were seriously injured in an accidental firing from an automatic weapon Prince named king  Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram, 29, whom was responsible for the shootings, was named king of by State Council Jun.1 Crown prince kills royal family
  30-year-old Prince Dipendra opened fire killing 9, including King Birendra and Queen Aiswarya

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