The Nepalese government introduces a budget that scraps payments to King Gyanendra of Nepal and nationalises royal property.
Nepal's Government has scrapped payments to King Gyanendra and vowed to nationalise royal property in a Budget presented to Parliament that deals a major blow to the embattled monarch.
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