For Prachanda, Nepal With King In Palace Is A Republic

Maoist Supremo Prachanda today claimed that a new era has begun with the ‘legitimate end of the monarchy’. Referring to yesterday’s decision of the interim parliament, the Maoist Chairman added that now a new era had dawned with the end of the monarchy. [Maoists submit names of its ministers: read here] Third Amendment of InterimContinue reading “For Prachanda, Nepal With King In Palace Is A Republic”

While King Gyanendra Is Still Inside the Palace, Comrade Prachanda Says Monarchy Is Abolished

Maoist Supremo Prachanda today claimed that a new era has begun with the ‘legitimate end of the monarchy’. Referring to yesterday’s decision of the interim parliament, the Maoist Chairman added that now a new era had dawned with the end of the monarchy. Third Amendment of Interim Constitution Clears Deck for Republic The Interim ParliamentContinue reading “While King Gyanendra Is Still Inside the Palace, Comrade Prachanda Says Monarchy Is Abolished”

A Chance Encounter With a Maoist Commissar

It is notable that two years ago, before the ceasefire, the Maoists did not have any presence at all in Mustang due to the Royal Nepal Army’s occupation of a high foot suspension bridge below Ghasa that serves as the only entrance to the district below 5000 meters. Now the Maoists had a large visibleContinue reading “A Chance Encounter With a Maoist Commissar”

Benazir Bhutto May Have Been Killed by Terrorists But They Must Not be Allowed to Kill Democracy in Pakistan

Bhutto Assassinated in Attack on Rally: The Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated near the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday. Witnesses said Ms. Bhutto, who was appearing at a political campaign rally, was fired upon at close range by a gunman, and then struck by shrapnel from a blast that the government said was causedContinue reading “Benazir Bhutto May Have Been Killed by Terrorists But They Must Not be Allowed to Kill Democracy in Pakistan”

19,602: Number of Maoist Guerillas in the Cantonment

United Nations Mission to Nepal (UNMIN) Chief Ian Martin organized a press meet today in his office in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu to disclose the total numbers of UNMIN verified Maoist guerillas inside the cantonments. • The corrected number of personnel registered in the first phase was 31,318. 18,923 of these personnel were verified in theContinue reading “19,602: Number of Maoist Guerillas in the Cantonment”

Nepal a Republic? Not Yet. Cool Down Comrades. Don't Party!

I am shocked, genuinely shocked, to see the Maoists partying and celebrating yesterday’s 23-point deal by equating that to the declaration of a republic. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Almost 98 days after the Maoist ministers’ withdrawal from the cabinet, the Prime Minister today “accepted” their resignations. Prachanda has said that the party willContinue reading “Nepal a Republic? Not Yet. Cool Down Comrades. Don't Party!”

Maoists Got What They Wanted: "Roundtable Conference!"

The Latest: SPA seal 22-point agreement, Maoists to rejoin govt (read here) Emerging from the interaction, CPN Maoist Chairman Prachanda told reporters (pic) that the conference was in fact the roundtable conference his party had been demanding. –a news report. >>>Interesting remarks by the comrade! So that was what all Maoist hue and cry ofContinue reading “Maoists Got What They Wanted: "Roundtable Conference!"”