Nepal in Transition: Terai Gets Tonnes of Seats in Constituent Assembly

With a smiling Prachanda, Maoist Chairman, on his left and a satisfied Madhav Kumar Nepal, CPN UML General Secretary, on his right, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala appeared in front of cameras (which was nationally broadcast on Radio Nepal) 11 PM yesterday to declare that the eight parties have agreed to guarantee the Terai regionContinue reading “Nepal in Transition: Terai Gets Tonnes of Seats in Constituent Assembly”

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”

Terai Photo News: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Maoist Clash, Lathi Rallies

UWB Photo blog: Southern Nepal demonstrations For the record, images from Feb 6. A Maoist cadre is taken to hospital in Bharatpur. She was injured in a clash with Madhesi Jajaadhikar Forum (MJF) Tuesday (6 Feb). 8 Maoist cadres were injured in the clash that took place in Parasi in the morning. Pics by ChetanContinue reading “Terai Photo News: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Maoist Clash, Lathi Rallies”

Terai News: Journalists Beaten, Rallies With Lathis

Images of protests in Biratnagar, Nawalparasi and Birgunj Journalists took out a rally today to protest beatings to scribes by activists of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF or PRPF). Unruly activists had beaten journalists in Tankisinawari yesterday while collecting news about a peaceful rally. Journalists have been beaten by police as well in the past fewContinue reading “Terai News: Journalists Beaten, Rallies With Lathis”

Terai Demos: Mobs Rule, Indian Infiltrator Gets Bullet

UWB Photo Blog Images of demonstrations in various parts of south-eastern Nepal Madhesis of the hill origin took out a peace rally in Lahan, Siraha on Saturday (3 Feb) stressing on harmony among residents in the region and expressing their solidarity with the deamands of Madhes. Pic by Bharat Jarghamagar

Nepal Sets up Talks Team to Address Terai Unrest

Feb 2: In a bid to bring down tensions in the Terai region, the government of Nepal today set up a ministerial level talks team committee to hold dialogue with the agitating Madheshi community to resolve the Terai unrest. A meeting of the Counsil of Minister today morning set up the 3-member committee under theContinue reading “Nepal Sets up Talks Team to Address Terai Unrest”

A Minister Resigns to Play Vote Politics As Tension Continues in Eastern Terai

Members of Armed Police Force (APF) heading towards eastern Terai where demonstrations are happening in the past 11 days. Five buses full of policemen passed from Chitwan. Pic by Dipendra Baduwal So Hridayesh Tripathi resigned from the Cabinet, huh? Why? This is his version: “The Seven Party Alliance (of which his party Nepal Sadbhabana PartyContinue reading “A Minister Resigns to Play Vote Politics As Tension Continues in Eastern Terai”