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Archive for September, 2011


How successful?

Prerana Marasini in New York For the second time a Maoist Prime Minister from Nepal visited the United States, a country that still places the party on the watch-list under the title Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Concluding his visit, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai called the trip successful. But was it? Bhattarai seems to […]

Nepal’s population 26.6 million

The population of Nepal has reached 26.6 million, according to the preliminary result of the National Census 2011. The result released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Tuesday said the population of Nepal is 26,620,809 in 2011 including 12,927,431 male and 13,693,378 female. The census showed the population growth rate of Nepal was […]

Back home

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai arrived home from his US trip to attend the 66th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday. Speaking at a press conference on his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, PM said he was satisfied with his visit and, the visit was fruitful and important for Nepal and Nepali citizen due […]

PM Bhattarai returns

PRERANA MARASINI in NEW YORK Wrapping up his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has left for Nepal, terming the visit productive and successful. “It was successful in sharing our peace process with the international community and getting their affirmation towards it,” said the PM, at a brief press meet (pictured, right) […]

Buddha Air crash

A Beechcraft 1900D of Buddha Air (9N-AEK 1900D) crashed in Bishankhunarayan-2, Chundanda of Lalitpur at around 7.30am on Sunday morning. Nineteen passengers including 10 Indians, one Japanese, two Americans and three crew members were boarded in the plane. The mountain flight was returning to Kathmandu and lost contact while it was preparing to land. The crew members were pilot JB […]

Marxism cannot die: PM Bhattarai

PRERANA MARASINI in NEW YORK Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai who is in the United States to participate at the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations took some time out to speak about Marxism on Friday, saying it was “alive and kicking” (pictured, right). At a program organised by The New School in New York, […]

PM meets heads of state

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, who is attending the 66th general assembly of the United Nations (UN), called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States (US) President Barak Obama last night. The leaders discussed the matters pertaining to the peace and constitution-making processes of Nepal, informed Prime Minister’s personal secretary Ganga Shrestha. During the meeting […]