Food in Kathmandu (and possibly all over Nepal): Almost Everything’s Contaminated

All Pics by Makar Shrestha Around 80 per cent of the total 4,113 samples of foodstuff randomly collected from factories and shops across the country failed food quality test in the last fiscal year, while 23 among the 29 categories were found contaminated, according to the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC). According toContinue reading “Food in Kathmandu (and possibly all over Nepal): Almost Everything’s Contaminated”

American Diplomatic Cable: India Doesn’t Want (in a Diplomatic Language) the United States to Provide Guns but High Tech Weapons to Nepal

2003-09-25 10:34 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 REPORTS ADVANCES IN BILATERAL SECURITY COOPERATION REF: A. KATHMANDU 1859 śB. KATHMANDU 1692Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: India Doesn’t Want (in a Diplomatic Language) the United States to Provide Guns but High Tech Weapons to Nepal”

American Diplomatic Cable: US Asks India- Did You Encourage Nepali Maoist to Hit US? India Says: NOOOOOOO

2003-08-05 09:42 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 001484 SIPDIS DEPT FOR SA, SA/INS NSC FOR MILLARD E.O. 12958: DECL:08/05/03 TAGS: PREL PTER PGOV NP IN SUBJECT: INDIAN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR PLEDGES TO COORDINATE WITH THE US IN CONTACTS WITH NEPAL’S MAOISTS REF: A) KATHMANDU 1461 (NOTAL) Classified by: AmbassadorContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: US Asks India- Did You Encourage Nepali Maoist to Hit US? India Says: NOOOOOOO”

American Diplomatic Cable: India Stops a Plane Carrying 3,000 American M16A2 Rifles for Nepal Army

Plus, Americans visit 3rd Brigade Headquarters and, in another Cable, invite their SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES to fight Nepali Maoists (below) 2002-12-31 11:26 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 002502 SIPDIS NOFORN STATE FOR SA/INS LONDON FOR POL/REIDEL E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/31/2012 TAGS: IN NP PGOV PTER RU SUBJECT: NEPAL: MILITARYContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: India Stops a Plane Carrying 3,000 American M16A2 Rifles for Nepal Army”

American Diplomatic Cable: Home Min Sitaula Will Stay on to the Displeasure of American and Indian Ambassadors in Kathmandu

2007-06-18 13:21 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: Ambassador James F. Moriarty. Reasons 1.4 (b/d). Summary ——- ¶1. (C) OnContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Home Min Sitaula Will Stay on to the Displeasure of American and Indian Ambassadors in Kathmandu”

American Diplomatic Cable: US Criticizes India for Unfairly Treating Nepal

…we remain deeply concerned over India’s apparent unwillingness to collaborate fully in regional efforts which stand to bring much-needed, long-term benefit to poverty-stricken Nepal. 2003-03-04 04:50  C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 000382 SIPDIS STATE FOR SA DAS DON CAMP, SA/INS, AND SA/RA STATEContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: US Criticizes India for Unfairly Treating Nepal”

American Diplomatic Cable: Moriarty Meets Girija Prasad Koirala, Complains Against Home Minister Sitaula

2006-06-05 12:02 S E C R E T KATHMANDU 001432 SIPDIS NOFORN SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2016 TAGS: PREL PGOV PTER IN NP SUBJECT: PRIME MINISTER BRIEFS AMBASSADOR ON UPCOMING NEW DELHI VISIT Classified By: AMBASSADOR JAMES F. MORIARTY, REASONS 1.4 (B/D). Summary ——- ¶1. (S/NF) Ambassador Moriarty, accompanied by A/DCM Schwartz met June 5Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Moriarty Meets Girija Prasad Koirala, Complains Against Home Minister Sitaula”