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Archive for June, 2012


Part of the problem

UCPN-M leader Posta Bahadur Bogati has said that the opposition parties are not interested in resolving the present stalemate and are instead prolonging it by refusing to engage. “They say Baburam Bhattarai government is the problem but by not coming up with any constructive solution to the deadlock, they are being part of the problem […]

“I will not resign but we can make this a national government”

Interview with PM Baburam Bhattarai in Nagarik, 26 June What was the focus of your talk with Indian Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh in Rio? As a well meaning neighbor, India has valid concerns about Nepal’s current political situation and I conveyed to him that my government was determined to move ahead in a democratic […]

Building stature

Less than a week after establishing a separate party, chairman of the new CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidya has started holding political meetings. On Sunday, Baidya and other senior leaders of the party met President Ram Baran Yadav in his office. In the meeting, Baidya officially informed President Yadav about the new party and expressed his political […]

Easing investments

Nepal Investment Board (NIB) has formulated a strategy to attract investment in various 50 sectors. The sectors identified by the NIB include hydropower, infrastructure development, education, health, agriculture, tourism, information and communication technology, minerals and others. Chief Executive Officer of the NIB, Radhes Pant, said that a power purchase agreement was prepared and getting contracted […]

Dr Farmer comes to Nepal

Paul Farmer’s visit to Nepal will highlight the power of partnerships in improving the health of the poor

Back on track

After weeks of heightened hostility following the CA dissolution, for the first time the four big parties held a joint meeting on Wednesday at Nepali Congress’s party office in Sanepa. The meeting comes ahead of NC-UML’s planned protests against the Maoist-Madhesi led government. Although the opposition continues to protest against the present government, the new […]

United no more

The largest party of the country UCPN-Maoist has officially split after the senior vice chairman Mohan Baidya led faction passed draft constitution of the new party on Monday at their national conclave in the capital. The two days national conclave of the dissident faction saw an overwhelming call for a split from most of the […]