Nepal Peace Process: A Great Leap Forward

UWB endorses the following editorial in today’s edition of daily Kathmandu Post [Inside: the plights of internally displaced people] The formation of interim government is a leap forward in our peace process. This day will be marked in the annals of history also for another reason: We have a date for the Constituent Assembly election.Continue reading “Nepal Peace Process: A Great Leap Forward”

History in Nepal: Interim Government With Maoists Takes Oath

By Dinesh Wagle [Here is details of what happened in parliament today And here is list of ministers] Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala resigned from the post of Prime Minister today only to be reappointed, this time by the parliament, to the same position within half an hour. [Historically, PMs in Nepal have been appointedContinue reading “History in Nepal: Interim Government With Maoists Takes Oath”

Deadlock Ends, Parties Agree. Constituent Assembly Election on June 20

GIRIJA PRASAD KOIRALA APPOINTED INTERIM PRIME MINISTER BY THE INTERIM PARLIAMENT UNANIMIOUSLY AS PER THE CLAUSE 38 (1) OF THE INTERIM CONSTITUTION, A HISTORIC MOMENT Now the country has formally entered into the interim phase and is now heading towards the election of Constituent Assembly. Below is the blow by blow account of the historicalContinue reading “Deadlock Ends, Parties Agree. Constituent Assembly Election on June 20”

After Fighting For 10 Years, Maoists in Nepal are Hours Away From Joining Government

Finally, political parties have won the ‘fight for the balance of power’. Or have they? By Dinesh Wagle Paulo Coelho might have no idea at all about Nepali politics but his lines in the best selling “The Alchemist” tell all about the current situation in the Himalayan nation. Here I extract a paragraph from theContinue reading “After Fighting For 10 Years, Maoists in Nepal are Hours Away From Joining Government”

Maoist Guerilla, Without Guns, Go Out of Cantonments

Stay inside, Behave like Army if you Want to Get Paid Like ArmyThe Kathmandu Post Editorial Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fighters leave the Shaktikhor cantonment site in Chitwan to look for jobs outside the camp on Wednesday (21 Feb). The Maoists said their soldiers would begin leaving their camps if the government fails toContinue reading “Maoist Guerilla, Without Guns, Go Out of Cantonments”

United Nations Security Council Resolution on Nepal

For the record: The following is the full text of the United Nations Security Council resolution, adopted on Tuesday authorizing establishment of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). The Security Council, *Welcoming the signing on 21 November by the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement,Continue reading “United Nations Security Council Resolution on Nepal”

Nepal in Transition: Photos of First Day of Arms Management

News of the day: Maoists Formally Dissolve Peoples’ Governments, Peoples’ Courts: Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has said that it has dissolved all its “people’s governments” and “people’s courts” across the country. In a statement issued Thursday, Maoist Chairman Prachanda said that all levels of local governments run by his party were dissolved as perContinue reading “Nepal in Transition: Photos of First Day of Arms Management”