Nepal

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Maoist lock, Nepali key

Article Date: 
5 May 2009

After two days of constitutional and political crisis, the politics of Nepal took another twist when prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ("Prachanda') announced on the afternoon of 4 May 2009 that he would resign from leadership of the government. Towards the end of a fourteen-minute speech full of tirades against political opponents and pot-shots directed at New Delhi, Dahal suddenly announced that he was leaving his post.

Article Author: 
Kanak Mani Dixit
Article Source: 
Himal Magazine via Open Democracy

Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Resigns

Article Date: 
4 May 2009

Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Monday amid a power struggle over his firing of the army chief, saying he was stepping down to salvage democracy in the country and the peace process that brought the Himalayan nation out of a bloody decade-long civil war.

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Prachanda’s party entered into competitive politics after signing a peace deal in 2006, ending a decade-long Maoist rebellion. He became prime minister in August after four months of political wrangling; in May, the nation’s elected constituent assembly declared the nation a federal republic, ending 239 years of Hindu monarchy.

Nepal mulls lifting ban on job-seeking in Lebanon

Article Date: 
4 Mar 2009

BEIRUT: Nepal's Foreign Employment Promotion Board has recommended the government lift its suspension on granting work permits to Nepali job-seekers in Lebanon, Nepal's news website My Republica reported on Tuesday. "The board's meeting held on Tuesday made the recommendation on the grounds that the security situation for migrant workers in Lebanon improved," the website said.

Article Source: 
Daily Star

NC objects recruitment in PLA

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has objected the fresh recruitment drive of People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Speaking at a press meet on Tuesday, vice president of the party Ram Chandra Poudel said PLA’s decision to start new recruitments is objectionable as PLA is under the Army Integration Committee - which comprises representatives from all major political parties and against the norms of the peace accord.

Article Source: 
Nepalnews.com

Nepal peace at risk as Maoists plan hiring fighters

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

A former Maoist rebel commander said on Tuesday the group plans to recruit thousands of fighters, a move seen as a blow to peace that underlined serious tensions between Nepal's army and the Maoists.

Nanda Kishore Pun, chief of the Maoist fighters, told Reuters it was the ex-rebel group's turn to fill vacancies in their ranks after Nepal's national army recruited 2,800 personnel last year.

The move could endanger a 2006 peace pact that ended a decades-long civil war and saw the Maoists joining the political process, winning an election last year, analysts said.

Article Author: 
Gopal Sharma
Article Source: 
Reuters

Nepal's post-war culture of impunity

Article Date: 
1 Mar 2009

Thousands of people in Nepal were killed, tortured or caused to disappear during the 10-year civil conflict which ended in 2006. Even since then, human rights violations have continued.

The perpetrators have come from the Nepal Army, the Maoist former rebels who now lead the government and, recently, from ethnic-based militant factions.

Yet the United Nations missions in the country say no-one has been properly brought to justice for such crimes.

I travelled to the badly affected district of Dhading in central Nepal.

Article Author: 
Charles Haviland
Article Source: 
BBC News

Maoists discuss increasing party intervention in government undertakings

Article Date: 
24 Feb 2009

The Unified CPN (Maoist) on Tuesday mulled over putting more muscle behind the government’s initiatives to ensure its “effective implementation” .

A meeting of the Government Mobilization Department recently formed by the party held discussion on making the government programmes as well as its implementation part “more effective”.

Reports quoted sources having access to the meeting as saying there was also discussion on increasing party intervention in the government programmes to ensure its effective implementation.

Article Source: 
nepalnews.com

Splinter Maoist groups join hands to form a new party

Article Date: 
24 Feb 2009

Kathmandu, Feb 24: Two independent Maoist groups in Nepal have decided to join hands to form a 'nationalist party' which could work for the welfare of the people.

Terai leader Matrika Yadav, who broke the Unified CPN-Maoist last month and Mani Thapa, who heads Revolutionary Left Wing (RLW), the breakaway faction of UCPN-M, have decided to merge their parties to form the new party.

The decision was taken at a two-day meeting here in which representatives of both parties participated, Mani Thapa said, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Article Source: 
Zeenews.com

Nepali Supreme Court order puts army in dilemma

Article Date: 
24 Feb 2009

KATHMANDU, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal on Sunday ordered Nepal Army (NA) to halt soldier recruitment, which invites a dilemma, as local media sees on Tuesday -- Who will defend the Nepal Army?

"The government attorneys are supposed to defend the government in any case filed against it. But in this case, if they defend the army it would harm the interest of the government," local newspaper The Himalayan Times reported on Tuesday.

Article Source: 
Xinhua

Lankan President to visit Nepal

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

"Invited to Nepal by Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda during the 2nd BIMSTEC Summit in New Delhi in November, the Sri Lankan president will head a delegation to Kathmandu in the first week of March when he will enter into bilateral negotiations, according to Sisira Kothalawala, minister counsellor at the Sri Lankan embassy in Kathmandu."

Grrrr...can someone contextualise this for me in a way that won't make me think the CPN
(M) are engaging in an extraordinary act of betrayal of principles here?

Article Source: 
The Times of India
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