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Archive for February, 2013


Open letter to PM Bhattarai

This is an open letter to PM regarding the return of the body of the Tibetan monk who self-immolated in Boudha. February 27, 2013 Honorable Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Singh Durbar Kathmandu, Nepal Re: Return the deceased body of Drupchen Tsering BY POSTAGE AND EMAIL Dear […]

CJ agrees, with conditions applied

Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi in a radio interview expressed his willingness to lead the electoral government. Speaking to the BBC Nepali Service on Monday evening, Regmi underlined that he would only head the government under political consensus, after constitutional hurdles had been cleared, and after the Supreme Court gave its judgement to a writ […]

Last attempt

The four major parties have handed PM Baburam Bhattarai a last-attempt responsibility to convince Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi that he should head the electoral government. A meeting between the ruling alliance and the opposition on Sunday evening came to such a conclusion after Regmi refused to meet the leaders on Sunday morning saying there […]

Plundering peace

Editorial in Kantipur, 24 February A Centre for Investigative Journalism report in Kantipur newspaper has noted that the state has so far spent Rs 29 billion on reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed during the war, and that the total will reach Rs 37 billion. Aside from this huge amount allocated for reconstruction, the report bares blatant […]

CJ or not CJ

Top leaders from the four main parties appear to be at a loss about how to convince Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi into accepting the post of Chairman of Election Administrative Council. Even though the clock is ticking for elections in June, there doesn’t seem to be a sense of urgency among the parties which […]

Letter to the CJ

Suresh Prasad Acharya, President, Campaign for Informed Citizenry An open letter to Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi, who looks tempted by the prospects of becoming Prime Minister, about the Constitution which says: ‘The sovereignty and state authority of Nepal shall be vested in the Nepalese people.’ 1. Please remember that in the absence of a […]

Still waiting

The chants grew louder at the Occupy Baluwatar protests in Kathmandu on Saturday as Debi Sunuwar took center stage near the Prime Minister’s residence. For the last nine years, 45-year-old Debi has been struggling for justice for her daughter, 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar who was allegedly tortured and killed by officers of Nepal Army in 2004 […]