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Archive for March, 2010


Filling his shoes

Following Koirala’s demise, the political circle is abuzz with the questions how to move ahead with the peace process and constitution writing. After a meeting with party members in Singha Darbar, Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel said his party would continue to lead the High Level Political Mechanism. Koirala was the designated co-ordinator of […]

Remembering Girijababu

Thousands of people thronged the streets of Kathmandu for the funeral procession of the late prime minister and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala on Sunday. Koirala was cremated in Aryaghat, Pashupatinath on Sunday evening following a procession from the National Stadium that took several hours. Here is a round-up of reactions to his death. […]

No mercy

Young Communist League members beat up a pregnant woman and her mother-in-law in Dang on Thursday because they had a dispute with her husband, Republica reports: Maoist Young Communist League (YCL) workers mercilessly beat up a pregnant woman in Baghmare VDC of Dang district on Thursday evening over their enmity with her husband. Pushpa Nepali, […]

No love lost

B Lynn Pascoe has come and gone, but the ruckus between the government and UNMIN continues. On Wednesday, UNMIN Chief Karen Landgren wrote a letter to the government asking it to retract a statement made by Defence Minister Bidya Bhandari accusing the international agency of favouring the Maoists. According to Republica: Landgren sent a letter […]

Record spending

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal’s government has set a record by being the biggest spender since the country adopted the multi-party democracy. According to Kantipur, Nepal’s 43-member cabinet has already blown off its annual budget. Last year, the prime minister and cabinet members’ staff did not even spend Rs 20 million set aside for them. […]

Constitution concern

There is news that Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala’s health has improved since he was admitted to Sahid Gangalal Heart Centre on Sunday evening. Nepalnews reports: Koirala has started speaking and the amount of haemoglobin in his blood has increased. He was administered some blood last night as the blood level in his body […]

Shaking confidence

Former prime minister and Nepali Congress president, Girija Prasad Koirala, has been admitted to Sahid Gangalal Heart Centre on Sunday evening after his health condition deteriorated. Doctors said the haemoglobin count on his blood had dropped and a blood transfusion was necessary. Koirala is suffering from chronic bronchitis. Meanwhile, Nepali Congress leaders were gathered at […]