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Archive for October, 2011


Talk over tea

The Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stood up cheerfully for almost one and half hour, welcoming guests to the tea reception hosted by his party at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, on Monday. Top leaders of major political parties, CA members, government heads including the dissenters of his party attended the reception and exchanged greetings on occasion […]

The New Deal

The knee-jerk reaction of Baburam Bhattarai’s critics to the BIPPA agreement is another manifestation of bankrupt nationalism ANURAG ACHARYA After three days of marathon diplomacy in the Indian capital, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai returned home with Indian goodwill, only to be greeted at the airport with bad will from his fellow comrades. Bhattarai exuded confidence, but where does […]

Turning guns to pens

Economics trumps politics in India-Nepal relations for the first time JYOTI MALHOTRA in NEW DELHI Probably for the first time during the visit of a Nepali leader to New Delhi in recent times, economics trumped politics. When Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai met Manmohan Singh last week it was evident there was a new pragmatism in […]

Agreed and Signed

Nepal and India have agreed to find ways and means to further expand and consolidate the close, multi-faceted relations. Indian Government extended its full support for efforts to build consensus on the peace process and constitution drafting to pave way for Nepal’s transition to an inclusive, multiparty democracy in Nepal. The two countries have agreed to […]

Visit successful- PM

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has said that his formal visit to India was very fruitful. Addressing the Legislature-Parliament about his India visit and the bilateral investment promotion and protection treaty (BIPPA) on Monday, Prime Minister Bhattarai reiterated that the high-level visit had strengthened the longtime bilateral relations between Nepal and India. India supported peace process […]

Economists discuss economies

As has been customary to receive ‘goodwill gift’ during official visits toIndia, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has his hands full with agreements as he heads back home. Nepal signed Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection agreement (BIPPA), a major agreement having far-reaching impact in Nepal’s economy and two other agreements as well as secured concessional loan […]

PM sacks Minister Bhandari

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Wednesday sacked Defence Minister Sarad Singh Bhandari for his secessionist remarks to appease the opposition parties who had been disrupting the parliament for the past one week. Bhandari had said that the 22 Madhesi districts could break away and no law or constitution could stop them if the state continues […]