A Day After Handing Over Arms Key, Maoist Hardliners Baidya and Badal Revolt Against Prachanda

Prachanda, Baidya men clash in Kavre. Is the Maoist party on the verge of split? If yes, when? The intra-party rift in the UCPN (M) has widened further with the faction led by Senior Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya on Friday (today) announcing a nationwide campaign against the party decision to hand over the keys ofContinue reading “A Day After Handing Over Arms Key, Maoist Hardliners Baidya and Badal Revolt Against Prachanda”

Maoist 'Revolutionary' is the Prime Minister of Nepal

In what will go on the pages of the history books as one of the most important days of Nepal, Maoist revolutionary (and leader of an outfit that was branded terrorist until two years ago) Pushpa Kamal Dahal (aka Prachanda) has been elected the Prime Minister of Nepal by a majority of votes in theContinue reading “Maoist 'Revolutionary' is the Prime Minister of Nepal”

Powell Meets Prachanda (America and Nepal Maoists Patch Up?)

The following is the press release issued by the American embassy in Kathmandu today: U.S. Ambassador Powell Meets with CPN-M Chairman Pushpa Dahal U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell met yesterday with CPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to discuss the outcome of the April 10 elections, CPN-M plans for the Constituent Assembly, and the future of U.S.-NepalContinue reading “Powell Meets Prachanda (America and Nepal Maoists Patch Up?)”

Prachanda Public: Maoist Girls, Cameras and Other Scenes

A photo blog: First public meeting of Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) that was addressed by their Chairman Prachanda. By Dinesh Wagle Maoist affiliated girls on the back stage put on make up and do their hairs before going on the state to perform dance. The show clearly belonged to Prachanda because it was organized speciallyContinue reading “Prachanda Public: Maoist Girls, Cameras and Other Scenes”