Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?

by Basanta Basnet (‘Kantipur’ Daily, 28 Magh 2072/11 Feb 2016, Page 2) (Unauthorised translation by Kanak Mani Dixit) Kathmandu – “In order to allow India to save face, on 24 September in Rajbiraj we took the formal decision to take responsibility for the blockade. But when it came time, without informing us, India deployed plainclothesContinue reading “Did India deceive or did Madhesi Morcha misunderstand?”

Biased Narrative of HRW Report on #Nepal

Prem Dhakal Does Human Rights Watch (HRW) believe that people migrating within Nepal have no say about provincial delineation of the place where they live now, while those coming from India like Rajendra Mahato should have a greater say over delineation of the whole stretch of Terai? Why is the narrative of Human Rights WatchContinue reading “Biased Narrative of HRW Report on #Nepal”

Debunking Dr. Karan Singh’s Misinformed Comments on #Nepal at Indian Rajya Sabha

– by Nepalforeignaffairs Team Dr. Karan Singh’s statement (click here to watch his full statement) in Indian parliament yesterday is full of factual errors and lies. Perceived as a person who’s knowledgeable about Nepal, Singh’s understanding of Nepal’s complexities and nuances appear to be very insufficient and based on a distorted view on Nepal’s situation,Continue reading “Debunking Dr. Karan Singh’s Misinformed Comments on #Nepal at Indian Rajya Sabha”

#IndiaBlockadesNepal: Appeal to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon from Nepali Students

Nepal – 27 November 2015: On behalf of the more than hundred thousand high school and college students gathered peacefully today in various parts of Kathmandu Valley, we would like to draw the attention of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the humanitarian crisis facing Nepal. This humanitarian crisis is the result of the blockade againstContinue reading “#IndiaBlockadesNepal: Appeal to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon from Nepali Students”

#IndiaBlockadesNepal: Evidences that Prove #Nepal’s Madhes Problem Fuelled by India

Here is collection of concrete evidences, which prove this is a blockade India has imposed, creating troubles in Nepal’s Madhes region: (From: Nepalforeignaffairs.com) Sadbhawana Party is a key member of the agitating coalition. Its president Rajendra Mahato has unequivocally shared with the Indian Express newspaper, on 4th October, that he and his colleagues were instructed byContinue reading “#IndiaBlockadesNepal: Evidences that Prove #Nepal’s Madhes Problem Fuelled by India”

Intellectual Honesty & “A Big Fish in a Small Pond” Syndrome in K-town

If one is not intellectually honest about small things, one cannot be honest about bigger things Ashutosh Tiwari Not at all surprised that people are finally up in arms about CK Lal’s supposed intellectualism. I had my first newspaper ‘fight’ with him in 1992, when he unfairly criticized my article published in the then TheContinue reading “Intellectual Honesty & “A Big Fish in a Small Pond” Syndrome in K-town”

Govt, UDMF talks inconclusive; Terai enters into 8th day of strike as Kathmandu continues facing acute fuel shortage

Source: Ekantipur The meeting between the ruling Seven-Party alliance (SPA) and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) held on Tuesday concluded without making any headway to end the crisis gripping the Terai region. During the meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Official residence in Baluwatar, the UDMF leaders put forward their demands which included:Continue reading “Govt, UDMF talks inconclusive; Terai enters into 8th day of strike as Kathmandu continues facing acute fuel shortage”