My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala

Excerpted from Koirala’s address to a mass gathering organised by the Nepali Congress branch of Saptari on Dec. 27, 2002, collected in the book Simple Convictions I am telling you something about the incumbent King [Gyanendra]. I am also sharing with you the nature of the four kings that I have experienced. I have beenContinue reading “My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala”

Human Rights in Nepal: from American eyes

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Thursday, March 11th in Washington, DC. The congressionally mandated reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Releasing the report in Washington D.C., Secretary of State Hillary ClintonContinue reading “Human Rights in Nepal: from American eyes”

Constituent Assembly Has Made Substantial Progress in Constitution Writing

Despite all the chaos and apparent differences of positions/opinions/ideologies of political parties, they have made significant progress in drafting a new constitution. If one looks at the debates that have occurred in the CA over the past year and a half, it is clear that although differences between parties have persisted, there have also beenContinue reading “Constituent Assembly Has Made Substantial Progress in Constitution Writing”

Nepali Congress, GO for Democracy

One of the biggest reasons for the failure of democracy in Nepal in the 90s is the lack of democracy in the then largest democratic party of Nepal: the Nepali Congress. Girija Prasad Koirala, the paramount leader of the party- then and now- is responsible for that. He, along with other leaders like KP BhattaraiContinue reading “Nepali Congress, GO for Democracy”

Happy Republic Day Nepal :)

The Himalayan Republic Celebrates First Republic Day Anniversary [From a year ago: 1. Nepal is Declared a Republic!!! 2. Minute by Minute Account of the Historic Session of the CA that Declared Nepal a Republic Republic Day rally in Pokhara, Nepal. Pic by Krishna Mani Baral The first anniversary of the declaration of federal democraticContinue reading “Happy Republic Day Nepal :)”

Madhav Nepal, the Moderate Communist Leader, is the Prime Minister of Nepal

“I announce that Madhav Kumar Nepal has been elected unopposed in the position of Prime Minister as per the Constituent Assembly’s Legislature-Parliament Business Advisory Regulations 2065.” With that declaration from Subash Nemwang, the chair of the CA, today evening the moderate Marxist and Leninist leader became the third communist prime minister in Nepal. MK NepalContinue reading “Madhav Nepal, the Moderate Communist Leader, is the Prime Minister of Nepal”

Nepal Army Chief Sacked

>>>President Intervenes>>>But the President who is the supreme commander of the army, tells ‘sacked’ General Katwal, to continue with the job in a late night letter. President said he received letters from 18 political parties in the Constituent Assembly in which they said they were against the government’s decision to sack the General. President alsoContinue reading “Nepal Army Chief Sacked”