Jimmy Carter Came, Talked, Smiled and Went (Thanks Mr President!)

Here is the statement by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter made on June 16, last of his four-day trip to Nepal I’m happy to be back in Nepal and to be briefed by The Carter Center’s long-term observers, political leaders, marginalized groups, and election officials here. I admire deeply what’s been accomplished by the peopleContinue reading “Jimmy Carter Came, Talked, Smiled and Went (Thanks Mr President!)”

Monarchy Can Be Abolished in Nepal, Constitutionally!

The Lead: Now parliament can remove the monarchy by a two third majority if it finds the 240 year old feudal institution meddling with the election of constitution assembly election. The parliament yesterday passed a bill that has amended the constitution and added the new provision on monarchy. The Maoist has been demanding that theContinue reading “Monarchy Can Be Abolished in Nepal, Constitutionally!”

YCL, Sita Ram Prasain and Anger of Girija Koirala

The government of Girja Prasad Koirala is responsible to the YCL action against currupt and bank defaulter Sita Ram Prasain Sitaram Prasain in Tundikhel on Monday (4 June). Pic by Shaligram Tiwari via Kantipur Many of us have been asking this question since the day before yesterday when we knew that the YCL “arrested” SitaContinue reading “YCL, Sita Ram Prasain and Anger of Girija Koirala”

Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of “King”

So what is the king doing at a phase when constitutionally speaking, the monarchy is practically in a state of suspension? By Tilak Pathak Fate handed Gyanendra a windfall opportunity of becoming king of Nepal twice: In 1950 and yet again in 2001. The first time, he was enthroned for three months, a child-king withoutContinue reading “Wassup Gyanendra? Latest on Activities of “King””

YCL Intimidation and IDP Voices

A relative came from village yesterday and he was watching TV bulletin in the evening while giving us latest about the village. There came the news about YCL, Young Communist League, the new sister organization of the Maoist party. “Yeh…yo YCL le ta manchhe kutchha hai,” the visitor promptly commented. “Dyam ka dyam thokchha. NayaContinue reading “YCL Intimidation and IDP Voices”

First Day of the Year 2064. But Jumla Shines!

The uncertainty over the CA elections and reactions to that decision of the Election Commission dominated the first day of the year in Nepal. Reaction from political parties are coming one after another regarding the Election Commissions expression of inability to hold election on stipulated time (June 20). Sher Bahadur ‘Royalist’ Deuba is one ofContinue reading “First Day of the Year 2064. But Jumla Shines!”

Finally Constituent Assembly Election is Uncertain. Damn…

EC asks the government to push it by at least 120 days. We have just received a report from the Election Commission that the EC has expressed its inability to hold election of Constituent Assembly on the stipulated time of June 20. The Commission had written a letter to the government yesterday and the cabinetContinue reading “Finally Constituent Assembly Election is Uncertain. Damn…”