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Archive for July, 2012


Maoists for multi-identity federalism

UCPN (Maoist) has given indication that the party may adopt a clear position in favour of multiple-identity based federalism. had not pushed for the agenda of a single identity-based federalism. Addressing a meeting of the party’s Young Communist League (YCL) at Paris Danda on Saturday, Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that parties has no alternative […]

Government divided over chief-secretary

Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hridayesh Tripathi said the government is planning to appoint a chief-secretary without taking into consideration the candidates’ seniority. There is a clear difference between the Maoists and the Madhesis regarding as to who gets the job among the eight probable candidates in line. While Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai wants […]

Congress gives shape to its working bodies

Nepali Congress has finally given full shape to its zonal committees and central departments. The party had been putting off nominations to its important functional committees for the last two years due to internal power struggle between party president Sushil Koirala and other senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba. The committees should have been given full […]

A revolution within

The seventh plenum of  UCPN-M which concluded in Kathmandu last week will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. But besides chair chucking, fist fighting and ugly factionalism, the meet had a historical significance in terms of the decisions it took. The party will be holding its general convention after more than two decade in […]

UCPN-Maoist’s plenum stalled

After protests over financial misdeeds caused the UCPN-Maoist’s seventh plenum to be postponed by a day, the meeting was stalled again on Friday because of fresh protests against party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and vice chairman Baburam Bhattarai. In the opening session of the plenum, Dahal had vowed to end factionalism within the party. But […]

Maoist plenum put off

The Unified CPN (Maoist)’s 7th plenum has been put off until Thursday after the former combatants and YCL representatives called for a probe into alleged financial irregularities within the party and thereby obstructed today’s meeting of the plenum. Taking part in group discussion of the plenum, representatives of the ex-combatants choosing voluntary retirement and the […]

Tight security

In the wake of the recent rise of fatal road accidents in national highways, the government on Tuesday directed the bodies concerned to take measures for effective monitoring to avert such accidents in the future. The Government’s decision comes following the recent killer road accidents in Nawalparasi, Chitwan and other parts of the country. The […]