Constituent Assembly Term Extended Yet Again. This Time For Six Months.

The Legislature-Parliament avatar of the Constituent Assembly today endorsed the bill seeking to extend the term of the CA by six more months. This is the fourth extension of the CA term. Like it was in August when the CA was extended for three months, this time too there was not much drama (inside theContinue reading “Constituent Assembly Term Extended Yet Again. This Time For Six Months.”

Chinese Prime Minister Will Come to Nepal in December

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is arriving in Kathmandu on December 20 on a three-day visit, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said on Tuesday. “After the visit of the Chinese Premier, I will visit China,” PM Bhattarai told a select group of journalists. Wen will be the highest-ranking official to visit from Nepal’s immediate neighbours—India and China—since 2001.Continue reading “Chinese Prime Minister Will Come to Nepal in December”

In Nepal, Gliding With a Feathered Guide

By John Bishop in the New York Times THE air whistled past my helmet as I removed a cube of raw buffalo meat from the bag strapped to my paraglider harness and placed it in my gloved hand. While a soup of haze obstructed the views of the Himalayas one afternoon last spring, I wasContinue reading “In Nepal, Gliding With a Feathered Guide”

Nepal Army to Execute Maoist Guerrilla Integration Plan

Feels Tuesday’s historic pact addresses its concerns By Phanindra Dahal The Nepal Army (NA) has expressed its readiness to fully support the landmark deal signed by parties on Tuesday night on concluding the peace process, stating that its concerns have been addressed in the agreement that will see former Maoist combatants integrated into its ranks.Continue reading “Nepal Army to Execute Maoist Guerrilla Integration Plan”

So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)

Leaders agree on number of Maoist guerillas to be integrated KATHMANDU, NOV 01 – The peace process that was started five years ago in 2006 is likely to witness its logical conclusion. The meeting of the top brass leaders of the major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha—on TuesdayContinue reading “So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)”

Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked

Nepal, India ink two major deals including BIPPA BIPPA a calculated gamble: PM By Akhilesh Upadhyay and Mahesh Acharya in The Kathmandu Post Nepal and India singed two major agreements, including the much-talked about Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), here late on Friday (yesterday). This brings to a close days of hectic negotiations andContinue reading “Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked”

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s India Trip

By Akhilesh Upadhyay in the Kathmandu Post OCT 20 – No visit by a Nepali Prime Minister to New Delhi has generated as much attention as that of Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s in September 2008. There was a good reason. His party CPN (Maoist), underground only until two years ago, had thumped traditional powerhousesContinue reading “Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s India Trip”