Not long ago he was revered as a Hindu god, waited upon by thousands of royal palace retainers. His face crowned banknotes and the national anthem hailed him. Now Nepal's King Gyanendra is vilified, set to lose his crown and even pay his own tax and electricity bills.
A Nepali army rescue team on Monday located the wreckage of a helicopter chartered by conservation group WWF, two days after it went missing in bad weather with 24 people on board, an airport official said. The rescuers saw many bodies at the site, he said.