From The Nepali Press
Himal Khabarpatrika, 17-31 August
FROM ISSUE #261 (19 AUG 2005 - 25 AUG 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The Kalikot incident was the biggest Maoist attack since 1 February. Nearly 50 RNA soldiers died and over 70 are still missing. Earlier, prime ministers used to visit battle sites to console families and express sympathy. This time the people of Kalikot expected the king to boost the morale of army personnel and local residents. On the contrary the king, accompanied by the army chief, flew off to eastern tarai. The king's entourage sacrificed a goat at a local temple (pictured) even as the bodies of young soldiers were being sent for cremation. Everyone wished he had at least postponed his east Nepal visit and gone west instead.