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  Extended curfew   The authorities have extended a daytime curfew in Kathmandu to prevent protests again King Protesters defy curfew Police fire rubber bullets Arrests as protests continue Police attack media protest
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Political parties call for nationwide strike  The strike is to protest the arrest of hundreds of people who demonstrated in the capital 21 killed in remote clash Elections 'will go ahead' Disputed vote under way Six dead as Nepalis vote 'Exile or trial' for king Former PM freed from prison Scores arrested in strike   Curfew imposed in capital  The authorities have imposed an all-day curfew in the capital, prompting activists to put off an anti-royalist rally Police fire on protesters
200 arrested in protests

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  More than 200 activists and opposition party members were arrested as they organized pro-democracy rallies

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  Security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters, killing 1 person and wounding at least 5 others.    The government extended a dawn-to-dusk curfew in the capital to block o...
  Baton-wielding police beat journalists who were protesting against a media clampdown, as a general strike called
Apr.16 Shortages worsen in strike Apr.17 Protesters fired on, 1 dead Apr.19   3 protesters killed  Police have exchanged fire with pro-democracy protesters in a town in eastern Nepal 'Shoot-to-kill' curfew Indian envoys to meet Nepal's king Apr.20   Riot police kill 3 protesters  Police have opened fire on pro-democracy activists, killing 3 people and injuring at least 100 others     Curfew extended in Kathmandu  The security forces prevented thousands of pro-democracy protesters from storming the city's center Nepalese out on street 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 Opposition party promises new protests Apr.22   Rain, police douse protest  200,000 marchers headed toward the palace in show of opposition to the absolute rule of King Gyanendra   Security forces open fire on protesters  Tens of thousands of protesters marching toward the royal palace in defiance of a curfew     Capital under fresh curfew   The authorities have imposed another daytime curfew in Kathmandu to quell continuing anti-royal protests Apr.23 Tear gas used on protesters   Gunbattles, curfew wrack Nepal  Protests against the king continue. Maoist rebels battle security forces in the town of Chautara Apr.24   King agreed to reinstate parliament Map of Kathmandu Nepal
  Jubilant Nepalis have taken to the streets in celebration in parts of the capital Kathmandu
 A tired King Gyanendra announced the move in a late-night TV address 7-party opposition alliance is ending weeks of protests and calls off a strike The alliance decided that former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala would head a new government
Apr.25 Nepalis celebrate protest victory Apr.26   Rebels declare ceasefire  Maoists declared a 3-month unilateral ceasefire to reflect their desire for the formation of a special assembly Apr.27   Parliament set to meet   The parliament is set to reconvene in the capital, Kathmandu, for the first time in 4 years Apr.28   Parliament reopens after 4 years  Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the gates of parliament to demand a new constitution Apr.29   New PM sworn in by king  Veteran politician Girija Prasad Koirala has been sworn in. He gave the oath to King Gyanendra Apr.30 New PM urges peace talks

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May.18   King stripped of most powers
  The parliament that Gyanendra recently reinstated, is leaving the king a ceremonial monarch

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Jun.2 Maoists hold massive rally
Jun.15   PM and rebel leader meet Map of Kathmandu Nepal  Maoist leader Prachanda is holding talks with the prime minister Koirala in the capital Kathmandu Jun.16 Maoists to join government

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Jul.3 PM Koirala taken to hospital

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Sep.23     WWF helicopter vanishes  A helicopter carrying 24 people, including conservationists from the US, Canada and Australia, has gone missing Sep.24 No sign of missing chopper
Sep.25 24 dead in WWF air crash

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Oct.28 Overloaded bus plunges off cliff, 42 killed

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Nov.21   Government, rebels sign peace accord
  Multi-party government and Maoist rebels signed a landmark accord that declared a formal end to a civil war
Nov.22 Nepal celebrates promise of peace

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