Petrol crisis in Kathmandu, supply partially resumed

Kantipur Report

The supply of petroleum fuels in the capital partly resumed from Wednesday after the government and petroleum suppliers reached an understanding yesterday. The tankers filled with petrol reached the capital this morning from Birgunj.

22 petrol tankers and 20 diesel-laden tankers have already arrived at Nepal Oil Corporations’ Thankot Petrol Depot.

Similarly, petroleum products dealers have also imported 9 tankers of petrol from Amlekhgunj today.

“Some of the tankers have been sent to various petrol pumps in the valley,” NOC’s spokesperson Ichhya Bikram Thapa said.

The NOC informed that if the rate of import continues on the present speed, then the supply of petroleum products would resume normally again from Friday in the capital.

144 KL of petrol pumped out in Valley

Following the withdrawal of transportation strike, which enabled movement of petroleum ferrying tankers, Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Tuesday pumped out 144,000 liters of petrol in the market.

According to NOC officials, the Thankot depot issued 84,000 liters of petrol to private refilling stations, and additional 60,000 liters to the five refilling stations run by army, police, armed police force and Sajha.

“About 17 private dealers received fuel after four in the evening,” said Sharad Bhandari, general secretary of Nepal Petroleum Dealers Association.

However, on receiving news of distribution, long queues of vehicles had already built at the petrol pumps long before they received fuel. In case of some petrol pumps, such as in Pulchowk, Bhadrakali and Chabahil, queues were longer than a kilometer.

Amid difficulty faced in handling the irked consumers and considering the scuffle recorded in Bhadrakali the day before, dispensing pump manager at Three Brothers Oil in New Baneshwor distributed fuel in presence of security personnel.

NOC spokesperson Ichha Bikram Thapa told The Kathmandu Post that the fuel on transit started arriving in the Valley late in the afternoon. “We diverted all of those to the market directly, and also issued a couple of tanker load of petrol from Thankot depot,” said he.

He elaborated that the NOC has already made arrangement to receive 72,000 liters of petrol from Amlekhgunj and 200,000 liters of petrol from Raxaul on Wednesday.

“We also expect to receive additional 38,000 liters of petrol, which was en-route to Kathmandu, tomorrow,” said he.

Despite all efforts of the corporation, however, the officials said it has still failed to convince the Indian supplier to supply fuel to the required level to Nepal.

On ground of non-payment of past dues, which runs over Rs 4.50 billion, Indian Oil Corporation has curtailed fuel supply to NOC. In the last week, NOC received an average of 1,200 kiloliters of petroleum products a day, which was mere 60 percent of the daily requirement.

While that negatively impacted replenishment of fuel stock, the government on Monday has decided to extend Rs 1.70 billion in loans to the corporation to pay the import bills and build a stock.

NOC presently has about 450 kiloliters of petrol in stock at Thankot. While some 150 KL of that remains within the pipeline and cannot be utilized (dead stock), it cannot distribute further 200 KL on ground of maintaining stock for emergency (strategic stock).

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40 thoughts on “Petrol crisis in Kathmandu, supply partially resumed”

  1. I just don’t understand how people have time to wait for hours in queue just to get few litres of petrol. If you ask the same people to do some social work, they will not have even a single minute to do so. And I also don’t understand why they spend thousands of rupees in a year burning petrol and adding to the pollution while if they spent only three thousand Rupees they would have a bicycle that would last for years. The world is so weird and difficult to understand. These people who spends hours to get petrol, afterall are just to be able to go to sekuwa house and eat poisonous carcenogenic sekuwa leaving behind their wives and children in the house who are waiting for the man of the house to arrive late night and that too drunk. If you ask a single person if they have spent some time with their wife, 99.1% will say “I am busy”.

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  2. Reply to special:

    Whenever you have doubts like why people do this or that the answer usually is: 1) fun or 2) necessity.

    In case of petrol, if there was no necessity then no one would bother waiting in the line.

    In case of sekuwa, eating out is really fun rather than going home to ur nagging wife.

    If those choices are moral, ethical, good etc, is upto the individual. We have our own minds after all.

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  3. Such enlightened people running the govt. Nepal’s one of the poorest countries in the world and it’s subsidizing petrol! Mr. RS Mahat sure knows his economics, that bearded git! It just crossed USD 70.00 a barrel for sweet light crude!

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  4. Fuggggg you inept, corrupt, incompetent supply minister! You have no vision and are just an A88bag! Go to hell!

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  5. Everyone, check this out!!! Could this be a spoof or carefully leaked advance copy?

    Full Text of Address to the Nation by the Chief of the Army Staff

    (Please check against delivery)

    ///BEGIN TEXT///

    My Dear Brothers And Sisters:

    You are all aware of the kind of turmoil and uncertainty that our country has gone through over the past year and a half. Not only have all the institutions been played around with, and systematically destroyed, the economy too is in a state of collapse. We are also aware of the self-serving policies being followed, which have rocked the very foundation of the motherland. Elements that have entered the government pledging peace are persisting with their campaign of violence and extortion.

    Those in power have been fanning the flames of ethnic, religious and regional hatred for their selfish purposes. Clearly, their effort is aimed a delaying the Constituent Assembly elections and perpetuating their hold on power. Efforts to camouflage these nefarious activities in the name of peace have been bad enough. By attacking the dignity of His Majesty the King, the beloved monarch of the Nepali people, at every possible opportunity, the parties in power have attacked the very core of our nationhood. There is interference with independent national and international organisations to the extent that they are unable to perform their duties or resolve problems of the country.

    The Nepal Army has been facing incessant public clamour to remedy the fast declining situation from all sides. These concerns were always conveyed to the prime minister in all sincerity, keeping the interest of the country foremost. It is apparent that they were never taken in the correct spirit. My singular concern has been the well being of our country alone. This has been the sole reason that the army willingly offered its services for nation building tasks, the results of which have already been judged by you.

    All my efforts and counsel to the government it seems were to no avail. Instead, some quarters turned their attention on the army itself. Despite all my advice they tried to interfere with the armed forces, the last remaining viable institution in which all of you take so much pride and look up to, at all times, for the stability, unity and integrity of our beloved country. Our concerns again were conveyed in no uncertain terms but the government chose to ignore all these and tried to politicise the army, destabilise it and tried to create dissension within its ranks.

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,
    The Nepal Army has moved in as a last resort to prevent any further destabilisation. Accordingly, the Administrative Reform Group Under the Democratic System with the King as the Head of State, has assumed administrative power in order to control and rectify the situation and bring normalcy to the country and quickly restore the people’s unity. As a result, the interim constitution, interim legislature and the cabinet, have ceased to exist.

    The Reform Group Under the Democratic System with the King as the Head of State wishes to reaffirm that it has no intention to become the administrator of the country itself, and it will return the democratic administrative power with the king as the head of state to the Nepali people as soon as possible. The group has pledged to maintain peace and order and preserve the stability of the beloved nation. We have taken this step with all sincerity, loyalty and selfless devotion to the country with the armed forces firmly behind me.

    I do not wish to make a lengthy policy statement at this moment. I shall, however, do that very soon. For the moment, I only wish to assure you that the situation in the country is perfectly calm, stable and under control. Let no outside forces think that they can take advantage of the prevailing situation.

    Your armed forces have never and shall never let you down. We shall preserve the integrity and sovereignty of our country to the last drop of our blood. I request you all, to remain calm and support your army in the reestablishment of order to pave the way for a prosperous future for Nepal.

    Thank you.

    ///END TEXT///

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  6. yes, petrol has now started to flow in the valley but what is the use to refuel our vehicles with petrol which is mixed with kerosene?

    we all know about this fact that kerosene is in the petrol which is being supplied in the valley?

    what is the government doing? putting more kerosene?

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  7. our very loktantric parliamentarians just passed yet another “subhidha” for themselves– this time is it a car, a driver and 125 litres of petrol/month to all parliamentarians who are above 75yrs….. yet another way to burn up our scant resources….. these old corrupt thugs should have used this opportunity to be exemplary and not accept these nation sapping perks.. but these greedy thugs have never been committed and will never been so…. they are there for themselves..

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  8. Subarna, even though it is just a hoax, i sincerely will support the army and if and when necessary will fight along side them. i am sure that people who are frustrated with pity problems unsolved by the spam government will too support them like me. petrol crisis is just one of the thousands of examples where we the citizens are suffering.

    these leech like leaders do nothing but suck from us the innocent citizens of once harmonious kingdom of Nepal. now if we see, i don’t think there is a single point where we can say that the spam leadership and improved in the past year and half.

    besides shouting on the street with cheap slogans, agreeing on agendas which aren’t worth discussing about, and so on has been a way of life of these so called democratic leaders.
    they have portraits everyone who is their political rivals are undemocratic and all the communist who themselves are against democracy by theory as the real democrats.

    they have systematically wiped out their rivals in CA poll by either banning them or by putting them in underprivileged category. asking for 10,000 signature is one of the example. besides this, beating up other parties’ activists just because they don’t share the vision of the Spam leaders, obstruction of social functions of their rivals are nothing but clear sign of them being nothing close to democratic force.

    without any significant opposition in the parliament, they themselves are the almighty now. their word it seems is the law.

    trying to break down armies moral via politicizing it is still on of the main objective of the Maoist leadership. they have there too systematically retired all the good generals and policy makers, so that when and if they end up in a confrontation, they would have the upper hand.

    if not this, they want the liberal army brasses to give in with maoist’s foolish demands. as Pranchanda has publicly stated that it is the NA which will be merged with the PLA. after this they will have the whole arsonal and no military threat in nepal. with just with over 3,000 weapons they are totally responsible for the murder of thousands of people, if and when they join the national army, what do you think they can do with all the well maintained, advanced military grade weapons. they will not only get the weapons, but also get easy access to anywhere as they will be a legitimate security force. political assassination, for sure will be in a rise.

    anyways i don’t see any plans for improvement in this kingdom of ours as long as these leaders hold the post. so why not try the army, who are much disciplined and loyal to the people.

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  9. Petrol supply is like leash by the Indians. If gang of 8 act according to their asiprations, it will flow if there is some distraction then they will hold it up. Gang of 8 knows it. The leash is getting shorter but does anyone honestly think gang of 8 care for the people.

    The way the things are- it ain’t gonna get better. From the look of it- if ain’t the army which would be a good thing then YCL will make you run before you can walk.

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  10. hey dinesh,
    thanks for publishing this kantipur article…did u write it?
    is the price gonna go up further? globally oil prices are gonna go up not down…what is the govt planning on doing for the future or even say the next 6 months? just increase the price?
    any further info on how the government plans to fund the subsidy?
    what % of the gov’t budget has been allocated for fuel subsidy… etc….
    what report has kantipur/ktm post done on this? if possible please put up the archived links to kantipur or ktm post articles on this matter (not just fuels shortage but what the govt is doing about it)

    … thanks..

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  11. We Nepalese must understand that petrol is not the thing which we grow in our backyards. So the price has to fluctuate with the international market. There is no option for this. Apparently this shortage was because of the wrong decision of this government to revert the hike in petrol prices. There were handful of vigilantes on the road and the government was scared to move along with the market.

    Whatever the leaders are doing is only a cheap vote politics, they do not care about the economy. A poor country like Nepal giving subsidy in oil which it has to import from international market, what an irony! Eventually the oil will leak to India through the porus borders and only a couple of smugglers get rich. For Nepali people it is always “haat ma lagyo sunna”.

    The best thing is privatization of NOC. If there are more than one oil suppliers, the market dynamics will define the price and will be in best interest of all the people.

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  12. Maoists Transfer Nepalese Money from India to Switzerland
    By Halshi Bash

    I am a Swiss national and practice Buddhism. I have been to Lumbini, Nepal, the birth place of Siddharta Gautama and other places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lukla, Gorkha and several Himalayan regions, many times. I love Nepal the way Nepalese do.

    The reason I have so much affection towards Nepal may be because my professor and mentor, the late Tony Hagen, renowned economist and very popular with Nepalese people, loveed Nepal more than his own country, Switzerland. He never tired of talking about Nepal.

    Though I am a native of Zurich, the German speaking city of Switzerland, I am currently residing in Rue de Rhone (Rhone lane or avenue) of Geneva, the French speaking part of the Swiss confederation. I have been here three years because of my employment contract with the Swiss Bank, “Credit Suisse”. All of Switzerland’s major banks are located within walking distance.

    It is the reason most of the employees of different banks come to a very popular eatery, “cafe de Geneve” to have their breakfast and lunch. At these times, we always try to outsmart our colleagues and friends of different banks by initiating a very hot or new item of talk. Swiss tradition is that whoever has a new or very hot topic is considered to be a smarter than the others. But the topic should be genuine and authentic. Anyone can lose his or her image for a whole lifetime if he or she tells an unreliable story. So, the Swiss people have a habit of speaking based on authenticity.

    Very recently, we were all outsmarted by our friends at another bank. I was particularly shocked because the topic was related to Nepal, my dream country and by faith my mother country because Buddhism was born in Nepal.

    The very hot item of talk was so shocking that if the people of Nepal listened to it, they would have a million watt electric shock. The leaders of the Maoist Party including ministers of the present Nepal Government, namely, Prachanda (Pushpa K. Dahal), Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Krishna Mahara, Hishila Yami and others were here to transfer a huge amount of money from Indian Banks to major Swiss Banks. The amount of that money is even more shocking because it is in the hundreds of million Euros. If the people of Nepal ask the Swiss Government, it can influence the Swiss Banks for the disclosure of the amounts and the account holders.

    For my part, as a person having deep affection towards Nepal, I will do my best to find things in details but the Nepali people should understand my limitations as an Assistant Manager. The Nepali people should ask the Swiss Government to freeze the money as soon as possible otherwise the Swiss politicians could be bribed by the Banks to keep the Bank’s secrecy.

    It has also been said that some European Union members are helping the Maoists to transfer money to Swiss Banks. Why are the capitalist western countries helping extremist radical Maoists is beyond my understanding which could be a good subject of research for the people of Nepal.

    Halshi Bash
    Geneve, Switzerland (CH)

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  13. Its scary but read it.

    Saturday, July 7, 2007
    ‘WE WANT A FREE COUNTRY, NEITHER NEPAL NOR INDIA’

    Jaikrishna Goit, head of the underground Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-G), in conversation with Sankarshan Thakur.

    We cross the dusty border into India on a rickshaw at a location we are committed not to disclose. We are then led to a poky hotel, a stone’s throw from no-man’s-land where the leader of the main Madheshi insurgent group is holed up. The JTMM (Goit) strikes every other day somewhere in Madhesh and is high on the security’s hit list. You expect to see a raging warlord. Jaikrishna Goit is a bespectacled sexagenarian who wields history texts more often than he wields guns to justify his armed enterprise to liberate his land. The professorial revolutionary refused to be photographed but spoke at length on why he wants to secede from Nepal.

    Excerpts

    Tehelka: Most Madheshi groups want autonomy and a stake in how Nepal is run. Why do you want liberation?

    Jaikrishna Goit: Because I am another country. The Tarai was annexed by Nepal’s Pahadi rulers and then parts of it were ceded to them by the British through treaties. By the Indo-Nepal agreement of 1950, all earlier treaties stood abrogated. This is not merely in the treaty, but also a part of un documents. The Tarai should have become free then. Am I to blame if my forefathers were not vigilant or smart enough to claim back their land? Even India cannot argue against me. India signed the 1950 treaty with Nepal and it clearly states all previous treaties stand scrapped. It is simple, we are free, we should be free.

    You think it’s so simple? Do you think a new country on these borders can become a reality? Will anyone accept that in this changed world?

    Many countries are getting liberated, that is the changed world. And I am not seeking anyone’s acceptance, I want my country, whether anybody agrees or not. I know what you are talking about — whether Nepal will be ready, whether India will want it. The fact is I am neither Nepali nor Indian nor of Indian origin. History proves that, I have texts to establish that. I want people in Kathmandu also to make themselves aware of their real past. The people of the Tarai are a separate people, they should have their country. I may not be able to achieve that in my lifetime but that is not the point. The aspiration for liberation is there and the coming generations will get it. I belong to the Tarai, I know the only thing people want is freedom.

    But you were long part of Nepali politics, you were first a communist, then you turned a Maoist, why this sudden thrust for liberation?

    Because I am the most exploited and colonised person in Nepal, because I have no way of correcting that other than being completely free to determine my circumstances. Those who are negotiating autonomy are collaborators, they will never get that from the Pahadis, they will only get tokenism. That is not what we want.

    How do you justify this daily bloodshed?

    Even Gandhi said it is better to be violent than to be a coward. The enemies of my country have to be eliminated, there is no other way. Ram fought and killed Ravan. Krishna fought the Kauravas. Nepalis do not treat us as human beings. There is no other way of dealing with them.

    Can you fight the Nepali state with arms?

    Why not? Most of Nepal’s great struggles have been fought in the Tarai by the people of the Tarai. We know how to fight. The myth of Gorkha bravery is just a myth; whatever they know about battle, we taught them. Read history carefully and you will know. And we are not killing innocents, we target people.

    Many of them are Tarai people, many of them are from other Madheshi groups. Some people say your struggle has degenerated into petty crime and reprisal.

    The enemies of liberation have to be eliminated, no matter who they are. And those who call us criminals merely want to defame us. Do I look like a criminal to you? Don’t you see I have been pushed into a corner where I have no choice but to pick up the gun? Nobody calls the Maoists and the Young Communist League criminals. They are in government and continue to kill and commit all sorts of other crimes everyday.

    Don’t you think the new Constituent Assembly might fulfil the aspirations of the Tarai people?

    It will only renew the slavery of my people. Nepal has no right to conduct an election here and talk about a Constituent Assembly. We do not belong to them.

    So there is no possibility you will talk?

    No, I can. If they create the right atmosphere, I can go and tell them: pass legislation in parliament for an independent Tarai and we will live happily thereafter. That is all I have to say to those in Kathmandu. At the moment, there is no such atmosphere. The State and the Maoists are after us, we are running for our lives most of the time.

    Do you have the strength to fight a sustained battle?

    I am not saying I will achieve liberation tomorrow. We are in a movement, we are building cadres, opinion is turning towards us. An autonomous Tarai is a halfway house and you will not even get that. The only way is a complete break.

    Is India protecting you?

    I do not want to make any comment on that. All I can say is I am a freedom fighter and a guerrilla. And, legally speaking, India has to support the case that the Tarai was never a part of Nepal, it had only been annexed or gifted by imperial powers. That injustice has to be undone.

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  14. DOA-how about the millions that the Royal family were alleged to have transferred? Perhaps your friend Halshi Bash (what a weird name) can tell us about this too.

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  15. The best thing is privatization of NOC. If there are more than one oil suppliers, the market dynamics will define the price and will be in best interest of all the people.

    Well said Kishor! Hopefully, government is listening.

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  16. Kirat,

    I think you missed the point DAO was making. He is’nt arguing about the royal family and their loot. Does’nt it shock you what he had mentioned and why the Europeans are helping the maoists, and where the maoists got their money from in the first place?

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  17. sl…the Nepali Maoists take their orders from N. Delhi…so you find it shocking that Europeans are helping them…probably some left over socialists from the sixties and seventies…what’s the big deal. Which political party or leader of Nepal has not sold our country’s sovereignity for their own selfish ends? See, they are just following a trend started by our glorious rulers from the past…By the way this Halshi character sounds quite fictitious.

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  18. “Petrol is still not enough to Kathmandu people.” This government is utilising the fund of differen institutions to save their promise for which they were fighting for in the previous regime. I think 8 parties will exploit all the funds of different institutions including of army at the end.

    The privatization concepts were always being further burden to the people in Nepal. It shows this government is trying to escape from its responsibilities and promises. In India, government is providing “rashan card” to the people. And in many countries, the governments are providing free education, health insurances and security to unemployment are the basic examples of the government responsibility toward people. But what this 8 parties will give to the people is being always obscured.

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  19. Kirat,

    So you are trying to say that the Indians gave them millions of dollars to carry out their insurgency??? Maybe the palace in King Birendra’s days gave them millions as well??? Maybe both. I think that to find the source(s) is key so we know the lies that have been told at the expense of human life. Is’nt that a question we need an answer to?

    Besides is’nt it about time these “trends” stop. I agree that we need to look into all the past power’s sources of wealth (King, parties etc) but if this fellow says he has this information on the maoists and it’s a very recent transaction should’nt we be getting answers? The least the King and the parties can do at this point in time is hand over all the loot to the national coffers. This would be a good jesture for the people who have suffered and lost their lives throughout all the mess. But it is naive of me to think that this will happen, therefore the alternative would be to expose the whole lot, stock and barrell.

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  20. Kirat- expert at rebutting dime a dozen just goes off in tangent and misses the whole point. His vision is cockeyed. Its not my article and whoever wrote it, its in the web, must have a solid proof or or whole intention is to discredit maoist- you be the judge and learn to read between the lines and not act like YCL who go on a rampage on their perception and delusion of right and wrong. Grow some balls Kirat, next time I hear from you- hope its not an yelp.

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  21. but when will this asksham government deliver the good for the people.. if we have to spend 16 hrs every week to line up for petrol until the CA happens…. do you think we will want to vote for any of these corrupt and terrorist thugs who have captured power? They are paid to do work for us, not go on jamborees to Europe or wherever… we are not their citizens just to be extorted. they are in power to serve us.. to they better do it.. else, why did we have the so called revolution in the first place?

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  22. sl & DOA-guys I just think we’ve got to get it in our heads that these Maoists/SPA/Royalists etc are all the same. Okay the Maoists moved money from India to Europe with the help of some foreigners. That’s wrong I agree. But hasn’t the SPA and the Royals done it too? They’re all the same. No use trying to find out which foreigners were involved and why. Look they probably did it to make some money for themselves or for some other interest of their own. You guys act surprised at this news (?)! The sooner we all accept that the Maoists/SPA/Royalists are all a bunch of no gooders the sooner I think we will start looking at other alternatives for our poor people and our poor country. Why do have to keep hanging on to this sickening merry go around of Maoists/SPA/Royalists? Is there not another alternative? There won’t be until we give up on these crooks. We seem mentally stuck with these guys. That’s my problem.

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  23. So seven party government seems like Lord Brahma,s excellent creature camel ! Only big mouth doesent help to solve Nepals problem. We need some creater not the destructer.

    Only problem is that we became obessed with our judgemental view to others not to ourselves. Some times I wonder ,why can we wipe out these parasite by pulic votes or support.

    In public basic conscience is vanished ! Some of our fellow Nepalise still follow destructive politics. Whats the point keep suggesting them?

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  24. Baidya says CPN-M still trains cadres in guerilla warfare
    Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ has said that even though CPN-Maoist is part of the coalition government it would be an illusion on the part of others if they think his party has stopped training its cadres in guerilla warfare.
    Vaidya, who is often referred to as the ‘ideological guru’ of party chairman Prachanda, made this revelation while speaking at a programme organised by Manmohan Adhikari Foundation in the capital Sunday.
    “The party fought a guerilla war (against the state) in the past for communist ideology… it is continuing to train guerillas even now in different parts of the country,” said Baidya. He, however, didn’t make it clear as to why the party felt the need to prepare guerillas during peacetime.
    Saying that the Maoist party is fully committed to constituent assembly election, Baidya opined that the election could be free and fair only if it is conducted by first announcing the country a republic through a parliamentary declaration.
    He further said if the monarchy and other ‘conspiracies’ being hatched against the polls are not thought of as a challenge, and if only the Young Communist League (YCL) is viewed as the main hurdle, then the polls cannot be held.
    The Maoist leader also stressed the need to consolidate eight-party unity for a republican front.

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  25. Kirat,
    I think the answer to the crux of all our problems will lie in finding out where the funding is from. It has probably been the same source one way or the other be it King, Congress or maoists. We should know so that we are’nt pupets all the time of these pupeteers. This would also expose all these so called patriots and their funders so that the people will go for that alternative we all seek. We can’t just say it has been done before so what’s the big deal, time to get the infoprmation and expose this nonsense.

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  26. Op-Ed Contributor
    Maoists Transfer Nepalese Money from India to Switzerland
    By Halshi Bash

    I am a Swiss national and practice Buddhism. I have been to Lumbini, Nepal, the birth place of Siddharta Gautama and other places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lukla, Gorkha and several Himalayan regions, many times. I love Nepal the way Nepalese do.

    The reason I have so much affection towards Nepal may be because my professor and mentor, the late Tony Hagen, renowned economist and very popular with Nepalese people, loveed Nepal more than his own country, Switzerland. He never tired of talking about Nepal.

    Though I am a native of Zurich, the German speaking city of Switzerland, I am currently residing in Rue de Rhone (Rhone lane or avenue) of Geneva, the French speaking part of the Swiss confederation. I have been here three years because of my employment contract with the Swiss Bank, “Credit Suisse”. All of Switzerland’s major banks are located within walking distance.

    It is the reason most of the employees of different banks come to a very popular eatery, “cafe de Geneve” to have their breakfast and lunch. At these times, we always try to outsmart our colleagues and friends of different banks by initiating a very hot or new item of talk. Swiss tradition is that whoever has a new or very hot topic is considered to be a smarter than the others. But the topic should be genuine and authentic. Anyone can lose his or her image for a whole lifetime if he or she tells an unreliable story. So, the Swiss people have a habit of speaking based on authenticity.

    Very recently, we were all outsmarted by our friends at another bank. I was particularly shocked because the topic was related to Nepal, my dream country and by faith my mother country because Buddhism was born in Nepal.

    The very hot item of talk was so shocking that if the people of Nepal listened to it, they would have a million watt electric shock. The leaders of the Maoist Party including ministers of the present Nepal Government, namely, Prachanda (Pushpa K. Dahal), Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Krishna Mahara, Hishila Yami and others were here to transfer a huge amount of money from Indian Banks to major Swiss Banks. The amount of that money is even more shocking because it is in the hundreds of million Euros. If the people of Nepal ask the Swiss Government, it can influence the Swiss Banks for the disclosure of the amounts and the account holders.

    For my part, as a person having deep affection towards Nepal, I will do my best to find things in details but the Nepali people should understand my limitations as an Assistant Manager. The Nepali people should ask the Swiss Government to freeze the money as soon as possible otherwise the Swiss politicians could be bribed by the Banks to keep the Bank’s secrecy.

    It has also been said that some European Union members are helping the Maoists to transfer money to Swiss Banks. Why are the capitalist western countries helping extremist radical Maoists is beyond my understanding which could be a good subject of research for the people of Nepal.

    Halshi Bash
    Geneve, Switzerland (CH)

    Copyright © 2007, NewsBlaze, Daily News

    This was a forwarded mail. I don’t know the authenticity of this mail but I guess this news is way more interesting than the news Wagle posts!!

    Live and let others live
    Jai Nepal

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  27. sl-I don’t get you. It would be a great boon to this country if all the SPA/Maoist/Royals were to disappear forever. So we could start afresh without their corrupting ways. India, China, US, Pakistan, the UK all create mischief in this country because these greedy b@st@rds are ready to sell their sould for a few dollars. Everyone knows they are crooks-so what is it you want to expose? That they are crooks-uh, but we already know that. It’s not a question of saying that it’s been done so what’s the big deal but be so disgusted not to vote for these same faces again. We need fresh blood not these same blood suckers. But we are so busy being anti Maoist/anti Royalist/anti SPA that we don’t realise we are being pro about one of these bloodsuckers instead of being positive and looking beyond these greedy b@st@rds!

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  28. We should expose who funds them and where the funds are. Just saying we know that, is for lack of a better comparison “gutter press” type of acknowledgement – we’re always in doubt or on the other end we think everyone in govt. or every politician is a crook. We always knew that the Swiss banks had nazi gold, but when it was proven it made a difference. Yes young blood is required, but they can only step in when the old blood is weakened more and more.

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  29. Seriously, I am fed up of having to speak politely with corrupt govt. officials, because if I don’t I don’t get my work done. People wait decades to have their cases tried by corrupt judges – and they just have to suck it up and speak politely. Same goes for all these politcians who demand respect as if we represent them and they vote for us. It is time for a change. Plese list all the aprties that have registered for elections on this blog and list the people involved. I hear there are hundreds. let’s vote for some other party than the Congress, UML, maoists, RPP and the other bunch of jokers. Let’s have the whole list so atleast we can explore the alternatives before the elections.

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  30. I wish we could subcontract Nepal as a country to Singapore so they can our sh*it. What the Nepali junta needs is really some laat and a dundy to tell them what to do. That way even the political leaders would have be lashed if they behaved incorrectly.

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  31. Historical problems in the country;

    Girija is enjoying in his own world of Shree 8 amenities. Although he had declared the secular state but his liking to attend as Shree 8 in hindu festivals as used to do by hindu king shows how greedy he is with the power and ignoring his own decisions. Shall he takes army salute in Christmas eve and announce public holidays ? Shall he takes army salute in muslim festivals and announce holidays? Shall he take salute in Buddha jayanti? He is just after the power and…. more power…nothing else..

    Their way of running this country is like worst than government school of very remote places.

    What the hell for Girija whether ethnic war exist in Nepal, 42 terai people were being killed and 600 injured by his own instructions to the government, 27 people were being killed as ethnic war in Rautahat, historical insecurity in the country, more human rights violation and tortures in his rule, contiuation of killings and abduction, whether people receives the basic needs or not etc..etc.. 10000 of historical problems. In the name of Janaandolan-2, he is getting license to do whatever he and his collegues wants and they themsevles making super power in our history without any contribution to the country. These people Koirala, Dahal, Nepal, Bhattarai, Sitaula, Paudel, Gautam, Khanal etc. are destroying our nation in the name of Janaandolan-2. Is this current situtation of destruction, abduction, torture, killings, fighting among the different ethnic groups, looting, ruining the nation, corruption, anarchism, chaos, confusion, instability etc..etc…are the public mandate of Janaandolan-2 ?

    Before Ganatantra ta esto taal chha, after ganatantra ke hola you desh ko haal ?

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  32. do YCL know anything about jouvenile justice? The answer is no– see below:
    It has been reported that cadres of YCL have severely tortured a 13 years old boy at Duradanda VDC-4 of Lamjung District on the charge of theft on 7th July 2007. He was later handed over to Police by YCL.

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  33. Nepali Maoists want ‘absolute power’
    Warns US
    Afp, Kathmandu

    Nepal’s Maoists are still bent on seizing “absolute power” over the country even though they have signed up for peace with mainstream parties, the US ambassador to Kathmandu said yesterday.
    James Moriarty, whose three-year tenure in the Himalayan nation ends this week, also said the former rebels will remain featured on the United States’ list of foreign “terrorist” organisations unless they change their ways.

    “They continue to use violence and continue to threaten the (peace) process itself if they don’t get everything they want,” Moriarty told reporters.

    “Everything that they want is power, absolute power, not part of a multi-party democracy,” said the diplomat, a long-term critic of the Maoists.

    The ultra-leftist Maoists officially ended a decade-long “people’s war” last November and earlier this year they were also given seats in an interim parliament and cabinet.

    Under the peace deal, they have confined their fighters and weapons to UN-monitored camps.

    But the ex-rebels continue to face allegations of using mafia-like tactics, including beatings, kidnappings and extortion.

    “There is no commitment on the part of the Maoists to give up violence, but if they make that commitment and begin to implement it then, sure, we are going to consider taking them off the terrorist list,” the ambassador said, in an apparent concession to the former rebels.

    But he also alleged that the Maoists were grappling with an internal dispute over how to proceed politically.

    Maoist leader Prachanda and his second in command Baburam Bhatterai advocate staying within the political mainstream to “force the government into a rolling series of concessions that ultimately result in them grabbing full power,” Moriarty said.

    The other faction within the group, led by Maoist military commanders, believes that “there has got to be confrontation and its got to happen now when the Maoists are relatively strong.”

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  34. Absolutely true assesment. I just do not see why other believe in anything else than what is already evident to everyone beside the “useful idiots.”

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  35. For the “absolute power to maoist”, so-called civil societies, human right organizations, media and idiot spa leaders are supporting it. Anyway we are also going to support by compulsion even if maoist grab all the power and during that time if these filthy supporters come to us we are going give them our waste-products (in polite term) to eat.

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  36. Hello ‘DOA’ !

    Thank you very much for your information about our blood sucker Maoist advancement. They suck our blood, efforts ,revenue and our furure. I appriciate your good deeds for our country and we owe your efforts.

    Thank you so much again.

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