February 5: An Army raid is carried out by the Bhairavnath Battalion on a village in Bhimad, Makwanpur District. Reports emerge that 45 suspected Maoist rebels and two civilians were executed after being captured.
February 10: Two central committee members of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Matrika Yadav and Suresh Paswan, arrested in Lucknow, are reported to have been handed over by India to Nepal.
February 13: Ganesh Chilwal leads an anti-Maoist protest on this day, the ninth anniversary of the commencement of the revolution.
February 15: Ganesh Chilwal is shot dead in his Kathmandu office by two suspected Maoists.
February 15: Fighting erupts at a Maoist jungle base in Kalikot District, 360 km west of Kathmandu. The base is said to hold 5000 Maoist troops.
February 15 and 16: It is reported that 13 Maoist rebels were killed in seven separate small clashes with security forces across the country.
February 17: A security official says that a private helicopter flying troops to Kalikot was hit by Maoist fire but that it returned safely to Kathmandu.
February 18: Sixty-five Maoists are reported to have been killed, though this conflicts with other reported death tolls of 35 and 48.
February 18: Lawmaker Khem Narayan Faujdar, a member of the parliament dissolved by King Gyanendra in 2002, is shot dead by two suspected Maoists riding a motorcycle in the Nawalparasi District, 200 km southwest of the capital, according to the police.
April 2: The largest rallies since 1990 begin in Kathmandu. They are variously labelled ‘pro-democracy’ and ‘anti-monarchy’.
April 3: More than 12 trucks were burnt while waiting at a western Nepal border post to pick up petrol from India. India condemns the attacks and vows to fight terrorism.
April 4: Some 150 demonstrators were struck during a police baton charge during demonstrations in Kathmandu.
April 4: Hundreds of Maoist rebelsattack a police outpost in Yadukuwa, Jadukhola. 13 policemen are killed, seven wounded, and 35 are listed as missing. Eight to nine Maoists are also killed.
April 4: In the west of the country three Indian traders are shot and injured and have their vehicles burned.
April 5: A three-day national strike begins, called by CPN(M) and opposed by an ‘alliance of five political parties’ who are protesting in Kathmandu against the monarchy and say the strike will hamper the movement of demonstrators in Kathmandu.
April 5: In the morning, three soldiers are killed and seven injured by a CPN(M) landmine activated by their vehicle at Dhalkhola, 50 km east of Kathmandu.
April 5: At least 140 people are injured in clashes in Kathmandu as about 50,000 demonstrators confront the police. Demonstrators try to break through a police barricade close to the royal palace. Meanwhile, king Gyanendra has reportedly been away touring villages in western Nepal.
August 12: The Kathmandu District Court today slapped a life sentence on international serial killer Charles Gurumukh Sobhraj, who was arrested after The Himalayan Times published a news story last year.
August 16: The Soaltee Hotel, a popular luxury hotel in Kathmandu, is bombed, after refusing a demand from the Maoists that the hotel close.
August 18: A bomb explodes in a marketplace in southern Nepal. The blast kills a 12-year-old boy and wounds six others, including three policemen.
September 1: The country went into shock as news of the grisly killing of 12 Nepali labourers by Iraqi militants reached here.
September 10: A bomb explodes at the United States Information Service office in Kathmandu.
September 13: US Peace Corps suspends operations and non-essential US Embassy personnel are evacuated from Nepal.
November 9: Thirty-six people were injured when suspected Maoist rebels exploded a powerful bomb at a under-construction government office complex,the Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Office Complex in the heart of Kathmandu Tuesday.
December 15: Twenty government security personnel are killed in the Western district of Arghakhanchi when the Maoists mount a surprise attack.
December 16: Sixteen Maoist rebels are killed in clashes with Nepali security forces in the western district of Dailekh.
December 23: Maoist forces launch blockade of Kathmandu.
December 26: Over 15,000 hold peace rally in Kathmandu.