Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Registers at EC for CA Polls

April 10 – Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Tuesday registered itself at the Election Commission for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. The Maoist leaders, led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai, today submitted their application to register the CPN-M as a political party at the EC. The former rebel party is participating in the elections following theirContinue reading “Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Registers at EC for CA Polls”

Election Commission Invites Parties to Register

30 March: Even as uncertainties rule over the exact date of the election of the Constituent Assembly, the Election Commission today invited the political parties who want to contest in the Constituent Assembly elections to register themselves at the commission. At a press conference organised in the capital today, EC officials said the process ofContinue reading “Election Commission Invites Parties to Register”

OHCHR Nepal On Maina Sunuwar Case

For the Record, Press statement from OHCHR Nepal: OHCHR-Nepal insists on full investigation of Maina Sunuwar following exhumation of remains A team from OHCHR-Nepal on Friday (March 23) monitored the exhumation of the remains thought to be those of Maina Sunuwar, the 15-year-old girl who was allegedly tortured and died in the custody of theContinue reading “OHCHR Nepal On Maina Sunuwar Case”

Nepal: Martin Says Many Minor Maoists in Cantonments

KATHMANDU, March 22 – Head of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), Ian Martin on Thursday said that there were substantial numbers of minors registered as combatants at the different Maoist cantonments across the country. Martin also said that the UNMIN believed that the number of those who were recruited by the Maoists afterContinue reading “Nepal: Martin Says Many Minor Maoists in Cantonments”

Nepal Government Will Give Additional Rs. 50m to Maoists

The government today (25 Feb) decided to provided Rs 50 million per month to the Maoists for the management of Maoist cantonments that are set up at different regions across the country. In a meeting of the Maoist Cantonment Management Committee today, it was also decided that each Maoist combatant would be provided with aContinue reading “Nepal Government Will Give Additional Rs. 50m to Maoists”

EC to Nepal Govt.: Formulate Policies Soon

The Election Commission (EC) today urged the government of Nepal to formulate rules and regulations and to determine the election procedures for the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections as soon as possible. The commission said that the security situation must be strengthened and the government must extend the necessary assistance, adding that the EC couldn’t justContinue reading “EC to Nepal Govt.: Formulate Policies Soon”

United States Will Continue Assistance in Nepal

Feb 7– The US Treasury Department has decided to allow the US Department of State and USAID to continue their assistance to Nepal even after the Maoists join the government. According to a knowledgeable source, the Department of Treasury approved a license to the State Department and USAID to continue US assistance to Nepal onContinue reading “United States Will Continue Assistance in Nepal”