Nepal banda: Bus burnt in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: A small group of criminals set a passenger bus on fire at the Manohara bridge early in the morning today (around 4:30 am). The bus was coming out from a garage in Balkot, Bhaktapur, to ply on the Nepal Yatayat route, according to my colleague Makar Shrestha who reached at the stop some 15 minutes afterContinue reading “Nepal banda: Bus burnt in Kathmandu”

Why the Maoist Strike Failed

Tilak Shrestha: We want to live peacefully By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal When Maoists provided musical and celebratory feel to their protest gatherings, the former rebels were not innovating a protest tactic. Their innovation, so to speak, was to push thousands of villagers to Kathmandu valley with the party bearing the cost of travelContinue reading “Why the Maoist Strike Failed”

Maoist Strike Day 2: Peaceful Till Now

Texts by Deepak Adhikari Photos by Dinesh Wagle On a balmy morning Monday, the Maoist protesters clogged the main intersection at Koteshwar, Kathmandu, singing and dancing in the ‘revolutionary songs’. Helmeted battalions of policemen in riot gear were mere bystanders. Kirant Rajya Samiti of Maoists was responsible for overseeing the protests in Koteshwar area, oneContinue reading “Maoist Strike Day 2: Peaceful Till Now”

Maoist Shutdown in Nepal: Day I

Video Report By Keshav P. Koirala The normal life in the Kathmandu Valley [and across Nepal] has been hit hard on the first day of the indefinite general shutdown imposed by the Unified CPN (Maoist) on Sunday demanding resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal. Hundreds of Maoist cadres and supporters have gathered at theContinue reading “Maoist Shutdown in Nepal: Day I”

Strike Oh Strike: What A Plague Upon Us

Did you know that at least five different organizations and groups had separately called the banda (strike) today in Kathmandu ? Well, that could be more or less by a group of two but just a quick reminder: there was strike in Kathmandu yesterday as well called by more than one group. Then there wasContinue reading “Strike Oh Strike: What A Plague Upon Us”