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Archive for September, 2012


Alliances of discomfort

Madhesi politics is undergoing a tectonic shift and the early tremors have already been felt. But many have undermined the scale of its impact. While the media reports have been rife with talks of internal homework between Mahanta Thakur’s Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and Upendra Yadav’s Madhesi Janadhikar Forum for a unification, there is larger […]

President stresses need for consensus

President Ram Baran Yadav called an all-party meet at Shital Niwas on Sunday, but yet again the parties turned up without any progress on contentious issues. The President’s spokesperson Rajendra Dahal quoted the President as telling the parties he was ready to support them, provided they agreed on contentious issues first. The parties told the […]

Koirala attacked by NC cadre

Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala was attacked by a cadre of his own party while attending a function in Kapan on Saturday morning. According to the police, Koirala was sitting on a stage when attacked by Prabesh Basnet with a wooden frame. Two other cadres Narmada Pokhrel and Shyam Sangat were hurt while trying to […]

Air crashes: 114 killed in 6 years

A Sita Air Dornier 228 crashed early today morning killing all 16 passengers and 3 crew members

Preparing for a showdown

Exactly a week after agreeing to forge consensus with the ruling coalition, opposition parties are preparing for a showdown in the streets. The meeting of 13 opposition parties at CPN-UML central office in Balkhu on Wednesday decided to finalise the protest program against the government by tomorrow. The meeting also decided to form an inter-party […]

No agreement on electoral government yet

Less than a week after the parties forged an agreement to form a national unity government and hold CA elections in April next year, they are at loggerheads over who would lead the next government. Speaking at a programme in Pokhara on Monday, UCPN(M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stated, the electoral government will not be […]

Tragedy on Manaslu

A team of European and Nepali climbers were struck by a tragedy early on Sunday when an avalanche hit them at the slopes near second and third base camps of Mount Manaslu (8156 m). At least nine bodies of the climbers have been recovered including that of a German, Spanish and a Nepali, while four […]