By Keshav Bhattarai

TheHistorical Dictionary of Nepal offers an in depth historic account of Nepal besides an image of Nepal's modern political scene and improvement. For these readers whose familiarity with the rustic is restricted in addition to for these whose event is going way past rudimentary wisdom of Nepal, this dictionary will function a important reference booklet.

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Unlike in English in which the sentence (grammar) order is subject-verbobject, in Nepali the sequence is subject-object-verb. For instance, "I go home" in English would be "I home go" in Nepali. It is, nonetheless, important to keep in mind that there is enough flexibility in the sentence formation both in speaking and writing. Casual conversational Nepali or colloquial Nepali can be even more flexible. It is common for people to converse in single words rather than in complete sentences, yet be quite clear in communicating messages and meanings.

3 , s May: Third parliamentary elections were held in two phases. NCP won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives-1 11 out of 205-whereas CPN-UML won 71 seats. 31 May: Headed by Krishna Prasad Bhattarai as prime minister, NCP formed a new government. 2000 18 March: Prime Minister Bhattarai was ousted by his own party member and former Prime Minister Girija Koirala who replaced him. 2001 (Palace Massacre, More Governmental Shuffle, and the Year of Chaos and Volatility) 1 June: In a bizarre and bloody palace massacre, King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah and his immediate family members were Chronology li gunned down by Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah, who is believed to have later shot himself.

Gun battles between rebels and the security forces went on for many hours from midnight until well after dawn. Among the dead during the offensive were 57 out of 58 soldiers, 49 policemen, the chief district officer Mohan Singh Khatri, the district intelligence officer Lok Raj Upreti and his wife, a postman, and a local photographer. The casualties also included some rebels. In addition, many were injured. 2 March: The state of emergencywas extended. 29 March: A bomb explosion destroyed a bridge in Kathmandu, wounding 27 people.

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