The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 1, 2012.
By United Press International

Nepal PM to retire after election

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 12 (UPI) -- Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala says he will retire from politics after the April 10 constituent assembly elections.

King Gyanendra defends Nepal monarchy

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Nepalese King Gyanendra, facing an end to the 238-year-old monarchy in two months, said the decision should've been left to the people of the Himalayan nation.

Nepalese nationalize monarch's property.

KATHMANDU, India, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The interim government in Nepal announced Monday it would expand the nationalization of the monarchy's property.

Nepalese prince leaves hospital

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Crown Prince Paras, 36, son of Nepalese King Gyanendra, left a Kathmandu hospital Wednesday, a week after being admitted with a heart attack.

Govt. to take over Nepal king's palaces

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Nepal King Gyanendra, who has lost most of his powers as he fights to save his monarchy, must cede his Narayanhiti palace to government control.

Nepal strike causes food, fuel shortages

KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 17 (UPI) -- On the 12th day of Nepal's anti-monarchy strike, food and fuel shortages are causing hoarding and panic buying. The strike called by a seven-party opposition alliance to protest King Gyanendra's direct rule has closed shops, businesses, schools and colleg

Maoists suspected in Nepal kidnappings

KATMANDU, Nepal, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Suspected Maoist rebels in Nepal have kidnapped a judge and a former adviser to the late king, the BBC reported Sunday.

Mating ritual may have killed male rhino

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 20 (UPI) -- The death of a male rhino at a Bangladeshi zoo may have been caused by an injury suffered during a violent courtship ritual, investigators say.

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (वीरेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह) (28 December 1945 – 1 June 2001) was a King of Nepal. The son of King Mahendra, whom he succeeded in 1972, he reigned until his death in the 2001 Nepalese royal massacre. He is the most internationally well-known Nepalese king in modern history.

Birendra was born at the Narayanhity Royal Palace in Kathmandu as the eldest son of the then Crown Prince Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and his wife Crown Princess Indra Rajya Laxmi.

Birendra was the first Nepalese monarch to receive a formal education. He spent eight years studying at St Joseph's College, a Jesuit school in Darjeeling, India. On 13 March 1955 his grandfather King Tribhuvan died and his father succeeded to the Nepalese throne. With his father's ascension Birendra became the Crown Prince of Nepal.

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