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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

"World Bank: Bangladesh, Nepal And Bhutan Vulnerable To Next Global Economic Meltdown Effects"

Article Date: 
22 Feb 2009

At least three countries including Bangladesh in South Asia are vulnerable to the second round effects of the global economic slowdown, the World Bank (WB) has said.

The countries -Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan - have been mostly insulated from the first round effects of the financial crisis owing partly to sound macroeconomic management and the underdeveloped nature of the financial markets that are not exposed to international markets.

Article Author: 
Siddique Islam
Article Source: 
AHN

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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