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Archive for November, 2010


Damage control

The US embassy in Kathmandu regretted the disclosure of classified state department documents meant to be confidential, in a move mirroring that of American diplomats worldwide. Issuing a statement, US ambassador to Nepal Scott H DeLisi said that the US has deeply regretted the disclosure of classified state department documents through Wikileaks. “Whatever their motives […]

Maoist plenum concludes

he sixth extended plenum of the UCPN (Maoist) concluded on Saturday without the resolution of the intra-party dispute. A seven-day long plenum discussed the three separate political papers presented by Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and vice chairmen Mohan Baidya and Baburam Bhattarai, but failed to come up with a single official party line. Dahal […]

Maoist Standing Committee meets

The Standing Committee of the Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided to combine the three political documents presented by the top three leaders at the party’s sixth extended plenum in Palungtar, Gorkha. As per the schedule, vice-presidents of the party, Mohan Baidhya and Baburam Bhattarai, will comment on the report again. Chairman of UCPN (Maoist), Pushpa […]

Voter registrations halted

The Supreme Court issued an interim order to the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday to immediately stop distributing the voter identity cards. Justice Prakash Wasti has issued a stay order on voter registration processes until the case is finalised. The Apex Court issued the order in response to a writ filed on 23 November by […]

Donor concerns

The international donor community in Nepal has welcomed the government’s step of presenting the budget through an ordinance, claiming a crisis has been averted. In a joint statement released on Tuesday by USAID on behalf of various foreign donors in Nepal, concerns were also expressed about the prolonged political deadlock. The statement urged the leaders […]

Dahal promises unity

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal presented a political document expressing his commitment to collective leadership on the third day of the party’s ongoing sixth plenum at Palungtar. Defending his paper, Dahal said that the party should use the peace process, the constitution, and a people’s revolt to achieve its goals. He claimed the party […]

Anuradha Koirala wins

Anuradha Koirala has been chosen the CNN Hero of the Year 2010. Koirala was among the top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year and was voted the Hero of the Year through an online voting system that ran for eight weeks on CNN’s site. She has been recognised for her work against human trafficking through […]