NEPAL: Homeward Bound

Two months ago, Nepal's King Tribhubana fled from the despotic rule of his hereditary Prime Minister Rana and took refuge in India (TIME, Nov. 20). Last week King Tribhubana got ready to return to his throne. Prime Minister Rana had agreed to changes in the Himalayan kingdom which his family had bossed for 104 years. Promised reforms: 1) equal representation in the cabinet for the anti-Rana Nepal Congress Party; 2) election of a constituent assembly to draft a new constitution; 3) amnesty for political prisoners. Rana gave in mostly because of pressure from...

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