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Nation
A new book on Kailash gives us a glimpse of the infinite

Maoists to end the six-months long obstruction of House

"We don't want to talk to the agents, we want to talk to the master"

Holiday Special
DEREK MA


Review
PRANAB MAN SINGH

Constitution Supplement
Purna Singh Rajbanshi, CA member and head of the Maoist Kochila Province

Laxman Tharu, president, Federal Democratic National Forum

Sanjuhang Palungwa, president, Limbuwan State Council

Santosh Budha Magar, president, Magarat National Freedom Front

Education
All you need is a little initiative to change Nepal
SABHYATA TIMSINA

Decisive Decade
Interview in 2000 with Maoist Chairman Prachanda reprinted from the Revolutionary Worker. Pictured is the only likeness of the man available at that time.

King Birendra released doves on his 53rd (and last) birthday on 28 December 2000 at Tundikhel. Taranath Ranabhat, parliament speaker and head of the commission of inquiry on the royal massacre, brandished at a press conference the Colt Commando rifle used by Crown Prince Dipendra. Post-massacre editorial in the Nepali Times:

It was the civilians in the countryside who suffered the most during the conflict from atrocities by both sides.
SAGAR PANT in DANG

Columnist Puskar Gautam, a former Maoist commander for Okhaldhunga, analysed the breakdown of the second ceasefire and future Maoist strategy in this comment printed in September 2003.
PUSKAR GAUTAM

THOMAS BELL in BENI

This metaphorical Nepali Times editorial after King Gyanendra's coup on 1 February 2005 tried to circumvent the military censors by replacing the word 'democracy' with 'trees'. The newspaper came out with white holes where the censors had expunged paragraphs and cartoons.

After ten years of war, Nepalis welcomed the end of conflict, and some Maoists realised it was more important to build than to destroy.
RAMESWOR BOHARA in SURKHET

A field report from the Madhes three months after the movement that changed the face of Nepal and inspired other demands for autonomy.
KUNDA DIXIT in SIRAHA

Dambar K Shrestha, Special Correspondent of Himal Khabarpatrika, recounted the attack by Maoists on 22 December 2008 in this article published in Nepali Times.
DAMBAR K SHRESTHA

As attacks on journalists continued in 2008 and 2009, Nepali Times marked Press Freedom Day on 3 May with this editorial:

 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
Guest Column
by PRATEEK PRADHAN
Including the excluded

Plain Speaking
by PRASHANT JHA
We're with you

Backside
by ASS
Banned again

Kalam
by RABI THAPA
Xmas? Cheers!

State Of The State
by CK LAL
The regal rubber stamp

Economic Sense
by ARTHA BEED
Sustainable development

Critical Cinema
by A. ANGELO D'SILVA
Trip to freedom


FROM THE NEPALI PRESS


 
SPECIAL

Travel Nepal

Madesh Special



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