Third Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat to India

By Kamal Raj Sigdel Maoists Want Talks with India: The United Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist (UCPN-M) wrapped up its third phase of protests and declared a fourth one today (Tuesday) concluding that there was no point in holding talks with local parties since they were all controlled by New Delhi. It was more meaningfulContinue reading “Third Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat to India”

Second Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat

…and President denies Maoist allegation The two-day Singhadurbar gherao of the Maoist ended today peacefully with their chairman Prachanda issuing a threat against the government that his party would start intensified third phase of the movement in a week (20 Nov) if their demands were not met. Wrapping up their picket from Singhadurbar, the officialContinue reading “Second Phase of Maoist Agitation Ends With a Threat”

A Maoist Agricultural Center In Nepal

By Neil Horning On the way to Chorkate, Gorkha, about a 3 hour bus ride from the district headquarters, a conspicuous facility covered with red flags is noticeable by the roadside. Nammuna Agricultural Center is run by the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as an agricultural cooperative, intended to teach agricultural skills and collectiveContinue reading “A Maoist Agricultural Center In Nepal”

Madhav Kumar Nepal Set to Become Prime Minister of Nepal

Madhav Kumar Nepal, veteran communist leader of the Himalayan republic who have been tipped to be the prime minister of Nepal several times in the past and lost from both constituencies in the April 2008 CA elections, is finally set to become the third Communist prime minister of Nepal. The leader of the moderate CommunistContinue reading “Madhav Kumar Nepal Set to Become Prime Minister of Nepal”

Addressing the PLA Combatants, Prachanda Outlined How Maoists Wanted to Capture State and National Army

Maos respond to the video: here The video was first aired yesterday evening by Image Channel. YouTubed today by myrepublica.com During the uncertain times just two months before the 10 April 2008 Constituent Assembly elections, Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” was addressing a meeting of People’s Liberation Army commanders and combatants at Shatikhor, Chitwan cantonment. InContinue reading “Addressing the PLA Combatants, Prachanda Outlined How Maoists Wanted to Capture State and National Army”

Why Nepal is Divided Over the Sacking of Army Chief?

It’s not so important to ask why the Maoists are sacking the Army Chief as it is to ask why the other parties are apposing this so strongly. Three reasons: By Neil Horning In a democracy, the Army should not be a center of power in the slightest. It is supposed to carry out theContinue reading “Why Nepal is Divided Over the Sacking of Army Chief?”

And the Last Press Briefing by Ian Martin

Ian Martin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, addressed reporters at Reporters’ Club in Kathmandu today. Here is the Q and A, as provided by United Nations Mission in Nepal. Here is Ian’s last briefing to UNSC. Rishi [Dhamala, the Chair of the Club], Thank you very much indeed for inviting me to comeContinue reading “And the Last Press Briefing by Ian Martin”