PM, Indian Envoy Discuss Nepal's Political Situation

Jan 6 – Indian Ambasssador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee on Saturday (6 Jan) met with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at Baluwatar and discussed the current political situation in Nepal. According to sources, PM Koirala and Indian Ambassador Mukherjee talked in length about bilateral issues including the interim statute, which is expected to be promulgated inContinue reading “PM, Indian Envoy Discuss Nepal's Political Situation”

It’s Damn Cold Out There and People Are Dying

Four more people in Siraha died today due to the cold wave that has hit the Terai region hard in the last few days. The death toll in Siraha district alone has reached 9 till date, totaling to 22 in the eastern Terai. Though precautionary measures have been taken, because of improper management, the coldContinue reading “It’s Damn Cold Out There and People Are Dying”

Nepal PM: CA Elections Impossible Without Reinstatement of Police Posts

News we are following: Nepal politics Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Monday said that elections to the constituent assembly (CA) would not be possible without first reinstating the police posts and VDC secretaries displaced during the decade-long conflict. Stating that the CA elections couldn’t be held if the Maoists continue to obstruct the reinstatementContinue reading “Nepal PM: CA Elections Impossible Without Reinstatement of Police Posts”

Nepal in 2006: From Gyanendra to Girija

NOTE: (Jan 2, 3 PM NST) eKantipur is going through maintenance and the editor of the site, Akhilesh Tripathi, hopes that they will resume the service “within hours”. Visit for the same content from Kantipur Publications. ……. In January 2006, King Gyanendra was both head of state and head of government. The democrats wereContinue reading “Nepal in 2006: From Gyanendra to Girija”

Prachanda, Baburam call on Prime Minister

News we are following: Dec 24- In a bid to plug growing fissures between the government and the Maoists, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala held discussions with Maoist Chairman Prachanda and Maoist-second-in-command Dr Baburam Bhattarai Sunday morning (Dec 24) at the formers’ residence in Baluwatar, reports eKantipur. According to sources, the trio discussed the interimContinue reading “Prachanda, Baburam call on Prime Minister”

Nepal's Peace Process: Possible Threats

By Utshab Pokhrel Guest blogger Background: The peace process of Nepal has gained unique and extraordinary success in a very short period as comparison to the other countries. Although, there seems misunderstanding in some cases between the government and the Maoists as well as within Seven Party Alliance, they all are committed towards sustainable peaceContinue reading “Nepal's Peace Process: Possible Threats”

Comrades Close Down Kathmandu

A scene from todya’s Kathmandu Valley Band by Maoists. In Gongabu Both pics by Suresh Nath Neupane As if the city was their small shop and they were the shopkeepers, Maoists comrades have pulled down the shutter of Kathmandu. Vehicles that were on road until an hour ago (10 AM) have now suddenly disappeared. AllContinue reading “Comrades Close Down Kathmandu”