Why the case against Vijay Kumar & Kantipur is not about the dress code & is about intimidation of media THT: A contempt of court charge has been registered at the Supreme Court (SC) against columnist Bijaya Kumar Pandey, editor-in-chief Sudhir Sharma and Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya of Kantipur Daily on Monday alleging that an articleContinue reading “The Vijay Kumar Article: पद र पहिचानबीचको महान् अन्तर”
The revival of Sajha bus service is truly an encouraging step towards solving problems of mismanagement in the chaotic public transportation system in Kathmandu. Hope KMD succeeds in his mission.
WHAT- Nepal got a new Prime Minister today. President Ram Baran Yadav appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as the Chairman of the Interim Electoral Council of Ministers (basically the Prime Minister) of Nepal. Dr. Yadav also administered the oath of office and secrecy to Regmi this morning. Regmi became the PM because Nepal’s top political parties, at warContinue reading “To Hold Democratic Elections, Supreme Court Chief Justice Becomes Prime Minister in Nepal”
Since judicial proceedings of the criminal acts committed during the insurgency will not be stopped/halted by courts and these acts can not also be condoned by Truth and Reconciliation Commission (‘TRC’), the prestige of peace process will be saved by the uninterrupted investigation of Dailekh incident. By Narayan Wagle in Himal Magazine via NNLP (see atContinue reading “Nepal and Impunity: The Lies of the Prime minister and the fear of Maoists”
In his Op-Ed article published in today’s Kantipur (See below or here, former minister and RPP leader Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani compares Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai with Kazi Lhendup Dorji. For those who don’t know who Lhendup Dorji is, here is his obit written (title: The Pain of Losing a Nation) in 2007. [सिक्किमContinue reading “The Pain of Losing a Nation. Story of Lhendup Dorji and Sikkim”
By a nonelite, unprivileged Bahun I am totally amused, almost to death, by the hypocrisy of REAL Bahun Chhetri elites whose parents (bureaucrats, judges, ministers etc) were lucky (or corrupt or influential or combination of all) enough to make money to send their kids to top schools of Kathmandu (xaviers, ‘kanthas etc), D’ling and D’doonsContinue reading “To All Privileged Bahun-Chhetri Elites of Nepal [and Zamindars of South]”
The Nepal Army is dissatisfied with Tuesday’s (20 Dec) Cabinet decision (see below) to recruit 3,000 youths from the Madhesi and other minority communities. It plans to register its reservations with the government after receiving a formal order from the Ministry of Defence. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai invited Chief of Army Staff General Chhatra Man Singh GurungContinue reading “Could This be Baburam’s Katwal Moment? Nepal Army Against Bulk Recruitment of Madhesis”