Everything You Wanted to Know about Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai (and his Mustang Car)

The impression: Nepali people have rarely been so optimistic about the Prime Minister as they are with Baburam Bhattarai and it’s a rare sight when Nepalis across the political spectrum (especially those who are considered general population- students, youths, activists) express satisfaction, relief, even happiness, over the election of a person to the post ofContinue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know about Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai (and his Mustang Car)”

Maoist PLA Integration: Latest Updates

1. The Party decides to end dual security to its leaders (removing Maoist PLA guerillas from some Maoist leaders’ security details. These leaders will continue to receive security from the government police/army) 2. Party hardliners are not happy with the Party decision. They table note of dissent. 3. The Party convenes a meeting where PLAContinue reading “Maoist PLA Integration: Latest Updates”

American Cablegate- NEPAL: Indian Ambassador Reports Advances In Bilateral Security Cooperation

Reference ID- 03KATHMANDU1870 Created- 2003-09-25 10:10 Released- 2011-03-15 00:12 Classification- SECRET//NOFORN Origin- Embassy Kathmandu S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 001870 SIPDIS NOFORN STATE FOR SA/INS NSC FOR MILLARD LONDON FOR POL – GURNEY E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/23/2013 TAGS: PREL PTER MCAP PGOV IN NP SUBJECT: NEPAL: INDIAN AMBASSADOR REPORTSContinue reading “American Cablegate- NEPAL: Indian Ambassador Reports Advances In Bilateral Security Cooperation”

American Cablegate: US Ambassador Relays Concerns About Activities Of Indian Intelligence Agents [In Nepal]

Reference ID: 03KATHMANDU2366 Created: 2003-12-04 02:02 Released: 2011-03-15 00:12 Classification: SECRET//NOFORN Origin: Embassy Kathmandu Wikileaks notice: This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. S E C R E T KATHMANDU 002366 SIPDIS NOFORN STATE FOR SA/INS E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/03/2013 TAGS: PRELContinue reading “American Cablegate: US Ambassador Relays Concerns About Activities Of Indian Intelligence Agents [In Nepal]”

American Cablegate: CRUNCH TIME IN NEPAL?

Reference ID: 06KATHMANDU2587 Created: 2006-09-22 11:11 Released: 2011-03-15 00:12 Classification: SECRET//NOFORN Origin: Embassy Kathmandu S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 001197 SIPDIS NOFORN SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/18/2017 TAGS: PREL PGOV PTER KDEM MARR IN NP SUBJECT: NEPAL: INDIAN OFFICIALS TAKE TOUGHER STAND ON MAOISTS REF: KATHMANDU 1112 Classified By:Continue reading “American Cablegate: CRUNCH TIME IN NEPAL?”

The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal We are waiting for the spillover effect to take hold. China is growing phenomenally. India is following China so very closely. We are tightly sandwiched between them. We are folding our hands and sitting back, hoping that one day the economic progress will spillover from both sides and submergeContinue reading “The Spillover Effect: from Bihar to Nepal [and the Maoists]”

Maoist Combatants, in Theory, are Now Under Nepal Government

There would be prohibition for conducting political training to the Maoist army personnel inside or outside the cantonments. The Special Committee overseeing the Maoist combatants on Thursday (yesterday) endorsed the directive related to the supervision, command and control, and code of conduct to be enforced on the Maoist army personnel living at the UN monitoredContinue reading “Maoist Combatants, in Theory, are Now Under Nepal Government”