On the Highway to People’s Republic

By Krishna Giri I do not know much about Tanka P Acharya, who broke the traditional trend by visiting China, and hence can not speculate on the facts of media coverage then. However, when Maoist supremo followed Acharya’s footsteps, many Nepali and Indian tabloid have covered the news as ‘first time’ adding historic, challenging, braveContinue reading “On the Highway to People’s Republic”

On the Highway to People’s Republic

By Krishna Giri I do not know much about Tanka P Acharya, who broke the traditional trend by visiting China, and hence can not speculate on the facts of media coverage then. However, when Maoist supremo followed Acharya’s footsteps, many Nepali and Indian tabloid have covered the news as ‘first time’ adding historic, challenging, braveContinue reading “On the Highway to People’s Republic”

The Maoist Budget of Rs 236 Billion: Bold but Not Beautiful

In their first ever budget speech, the Maoists promise to build the infrastructures and propel the economic growth that they mercilessly destroyed and pushed back in the name of revolution during the decade-long insurgency By Prem Khanal the Kathmandu Post The first fiscal-year budget of the Democratic Republic of Nepal unveiled yesterday by the Maoists-ledContinue reading “The Maoist Budget of Rs 236 Billion: Bold but Not Beautiful”

The Koshi Deluge: A History of Disaster for Nepal

Impact of Koshi’s devastation The Koshi River breached on the nose of spur 12.90 and 12.10 on the eastern embankment, 12 km north of the barrage near midnight on August 18, 2008. Immediately, five Village Development Committees (VDCs) — West Kushaha, Haripur, Sripur, Laukahi, and Bokraha of Sunsari District — of Nepal and 14 DistrictsContinue reading “The Koshi Deluge: A History of Disaster for Nepal”

Policies and Programmes of a Maoist Led Govt

It’s a nice essay but nothing substantial, said chief opposition party NC’s leader Sher Bahadur deuba about the government’s program and policies document. ………………………………………………. With an aim to take the peace process to a logical end, the Maoist-led government today publicized its policies and programmes. Brining out new constitution on time (within two years) isContinue reading “Policies and Programmes of a Maoist Led Govt”

New YCL in Town

After UML, Nepali Congress follows the YCL path of the Maoist party Following the example of the Maoists’ YCL and the CPN-UML’s Youth Force, Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD), youth wing of Nepali Congress, has formed its own separate group “to combat corruption and anarchy”. NTD aims to mobilizing the party’s youths to counter the activitiesContinue reading “New YCL in Town”

Is New Nepal Heading Toward [Maoist] People’s Republic?

By Conflict Study Center On August 21, 2008, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), CPN (UML) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) agreed on the Common Minimum Program (CMP), Code of Conduct (CoC), Modus Operandi of the Government (MOG) and the formation of a Political Coordination Committee (PCC). The documents were signed by Prime Minister andContinue reading “Is New Nepal Heading Toward [Maoist] People’s Republic?”