Janajati Nepal Banda: Royalists in Charge (and Other Headlines)

Any idea who is Shekhar Gurung? I am sure you do know him. He came to limelight when Gyanendra’s autocracy was in climax. Shekhar Gurung was appointed the Zonal administrator, a post created by the royal regime to strengthen the autocratic hold in the state of affairs, for Bagmati Zone. With the restoration of democracyContinue reading “Janajati Nepal Banda: Royalists in Charge (and Other Headlines)”

Being Nepali Citizen: Bill Brings Madhesis Joy

Bill brings hope of citizenship: Satyendra Prasad Gupta, 38, (left) of Bara with his mother Sudhamadevi (center), children and younger brother Birendra (right). Pic by Updendra Lamichhane By Updendra Lamichhane in Nijgadh, Bara This has become the most controversial bill in recent times and was endorsed by parliament last week with an overwhelming majority. ThatContinue reading “Being Nepali Citizen: Bill Brings Madhesis Joy”

Power and Pajero Corrupt Nepali Leaders

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and CPN Maoist Chairman Prachanda are among the leaders misusing government and private vehicles. It seems these leaders have forgotten how democracy was defamed by their corrupt and unlawful acts in the 90s. This is high time they remembered the result created by those acts. Thanks to the press freedomContinue reading “Power and Pajero Corrupt Nepali Leaders”

Prachanda: Our Revolution Won

Prachanda talks to Alessandro Gilioli of Italian newspaper L’espresso. Republished here with the permission of Gilioli. Here is the original interview. President Prachanda, let’s start with the current situation. The war is finally over, you entered Kathmandu and now the Maoist police are managing most things in the city, from the traffic through to streetContinue reading “Prachanda: Our Revolution Won”

Haughty King: Gyanendra Refuses To Answer People

An editorial published in yesterday’s edition of Kantipur. Originally in Nepali: The role of the current government in the King’s refusal to answer must be made clear to the people. King Gyanendra has again repeated his act of stubbornness by refusing to answer the questions of High Level Probe Commission (HLPC). This must have alertedContinue reading “Haughty King: Gyanendra Refuses To Answer People”

Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM’s Optimism

On the 8th day of Dashain festival, three incidents make headlines: Bibek Luintel is killed, the army says its soldiers and officers are free to not to receive tika from the king who is becoming redundant day by and our Prime Minister’s optimist on peace process Bibek Lunitel Killed: Today morning’s horrific revelation about theContinue reading “Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM’s Optimism”

Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM's Optimism

On the 8th day of Dashain festival, three incidents make headlines: Bibek Luintel is killed, the army says its soldiers and officers are free to not to receive tika from the king who is becoming redundant day by and our Prime Minister’s optimist on peace process Bibek Lunitel Killed: Today morning’s horrific revelation about theContinue reading “Dashain Holiday: Bad News From Police, Good News From Army and PM's Optimism”