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Archive for April, 2010


“Peace process at risk”

UNMIN Chief Karen Landgren has said the peace process is in risk because of the breakdown of consensus among the political parties. “After May 1, the situation is unpredictable, and may seriously endanger the peace process,” she said at a press conference on Friday. Landgren mentioned that she had met Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, […]

Maoists disrupt WFP food shipment

Maoist cadre have obstructed the delivery of food shipments in Far and Mid-Western Nepal since Thursday, the World Food Programme has said. The suppliers stopped transporting food shipments across Nepal in the wake of nationwide anti-government demonstration on 1 May followed by an indefinite strike the next day. In an anticipation of general strike, transporters […]

Preparing for the big day

The preparations for the May Day rally are in full swing and thousands of Maoist cadre have already entered Kathmandu. Kantipur writes: The Maoists have housed more than 20 thousands party workers in 38 different venues in the capital including schools, hotels, catering houses and YCL camps, the police said. Beside that, there are also […]

Maoists announce indefinite strike

The Maoist Party has announced indefinite national strike from 2 May “for peace and constitution.” Nagarik writes: During a press conference, attended by leaders from the Central Committee, Maoist Chairman Dahal said he would be open to dialogue during the protests. He said the strike should be seen as the third Jana-andolan and said all […]

Power fights

The government has asked the security forces to remain on high alert in the run up to nationwide protests planned for International Labour Day by the Maoists. The Kathmandu Post writes: An informal Cabinet meeting on Thursday asked the Maoists to immediately stop their nationwide ‘military training’ and withdraw their mass protests. It also warned […]

Squeezing stone

The hope that the constitution may be written on time is officially over as one of the ruling parties, CPN-UML, asked to extend the term of Constituent Assembly. Republica reports: Coming with the conclusion that there is no possibility of producing a new constitution by the May 28 deadline, the parliamentary party meeting of the […]

Keeping secrets

Two days after the government revoked its decision to print the machine readable passports in India, the Indian embassy has issued an statement expressing regret over the politicisation of the issue. The statement reads: India agreed to supply the machine readable passport booklets through its Government Undertaking, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL), […]