Maoist dissidents threaten Nepal shutdown

A group of Maoist dissidents, who broke away from the parent party accusing it of having betrayed the cause of the revolution, has announced a general strike across Nepal May 24.

Maoists’ strike to oust Nepal govt continues; PM meets envoys

Intensifying moves to topple govt, the Maoists on Wednesday laid siege to the country`s power centre Singhdurbar as their cadres crippled life in the capital for the fourth day.

Maoist strike shuts down Nepal; gov`t urges talks

Maoist opposition supporters armed with bamboo sticks enforced a general strike that closed transportation, schools and markets across Nepal on Sunday to demand the prime minister`s resignation.