Tense Southern Nepal: Terai Demonstrations

Quick info: Nepal is geographically divided into three regions: Himal (Mountains), Pahad (Hills) and Terai or Madhesh (Plain). People residing in those areas are called Himali, Pahadi and Madheshi. Biratnagar, a town in Terai Nepal, was tense today as Madheshi Peoples’ Right Forum (MPRF) called for Banda (strike). A group of residents opposing the BandaContinue reading “Tense Southern Nepal: Terai Demonstrations”

Nepal in Transition: Curfews in Terai, Fire is Spreading

Curfew in Siraha, Janakpur, Birgunj and Biratnagar (here is more) News reports coming from Terai parts of eastern Nepal are indeed alarming. The fire is spreading rapidly. The authorities were forced to impose curfew in Birjung today (1.30 PM to 10 PM) afternoon after doing the same in the past few days in Lahan and,Continue reading “Nepal in Transition: Curfews in Terai, Fire is Spreading”

The Royal Moustache and Baluwataar Tea Pary

Gyanendra, the ‘ousted’, rejected and ejected (any other words out there?) king, has sported the mustache, huh? Don’t dare to dismiss this as yet another Gyanendra bashing cheap joke but that was the talk of the town today after newspapers in Kathmandu came up with front page image of the monarch in question. Gyanendra withContinue reading “The Royal Moustache and Baluwataar Tea Pary”

United Nations Security Council Resolution on Nepal

For the record: The following is the full text of the United Nations Security Council resolution, adopted on Tuesday authorizing establishment of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). The Security Council, *Welcoming the signing on 21 November by the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement,Continue reading “United Nations Security Council Resolution on Nepal”

Nepal Government Calls Protesting Groups for Talks

The government of Nepal has called all the groups protesting in terai region for talks. According to reports, today’s special meeting of the council of ministers called all groups protesting in terai region for talks to solve the impasse. The cabinet also decided to give one million rupees to each person killed during the protestsContinue reading “Nepal Government Calls Protesting Groups for Talks”

Nepal Army Sets Up a Separate Battalion for Madhesis

23 Jan As per the decision of the government of Nepal made in July last year, the Nepali Army (NA) has set up two separate battalions with the objective of including Madhesi and Kirat community. According to NA spokesperson Brigadier General Ananta Thebe, the Naya Sabuj battalion has been set up at Jaleshwore of DhanushaContinue reading “Nepal Army Sets Up a Separate Battalion for Madhesis”

Nepal Terai Tension: Two Killed

Two killed in fresh Lahan unrest, curfew imposed again Jan 22- The relative calm in unrest-torn Lahan today morning proved short-lived when tensions soared in the afternoon after two people were killed in fresh clashes between police and protestors. The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) claims a ninth grader, 15-year old Pramod Sada of Lahan-4, Mirzapur,Continue reading “Nepal Terai Tension: Two Killed”