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Archive for February, 2011


Khanal to abide by the 7-point agreement

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has expressed commitment to abide by the seven-point agreement he signed with the UCPN (Maoist). He said that efforts to forge consensus are underway and that the Maoists and other parties will join the government soon. Speaking at a program organised by the pro-UML journalists’ organisation Press Chautari Nepal in […]

Respect the agreement

The Maoists have decided to not join the Government unless the UML makes its view on the seven-point agreement official. The Standing Committee meeting of the party today held at its central office, Koteswor, took this decision. “If the UML does not take a clear stance, our party will  support the peace process and constitution […]

Three sworn in

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal administered oath of office and secrecy to Deputy Prime Minister and two ministers today in the presence of President Ram Baran Yadav. UML leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari took the oath of office and secrecy as Deputy Prime Minister. Bishnu Poudel and Ganga Lal Tuladhar were sworn in as ministers without […]

Maoists to pull out?

Although the Maoists played a major role in UML leader Jhala Nath Khanal’s win at the PM elections, the party has now hinted that it may stay out of the new government. “The UML leaders misinterpreted the Maoist-UML agreement. So, our party will not participate in the government,” said Maoist Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha […]

To join or not to join

Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal has called a meeting of its central committee on Thursday to discuss its stance on the new government. “The meeting will discuss whether the party should join the government or not,” said co-president of the party Jayaprakash Prasad Gupta The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal has expressed its willingness to join the […]

Mechi and Koshi banda

Limbuwan State Council has called a strike in nine districts of Mechi and Koshi zones today onwards, demanding unconditional release of its leaders and cadres. The bandh affected life in Sunsari, Morang, Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar and Dhankuta. Limbuwan State Counci has warned of an indefinite bandh if its central members Indra Rasaeli and Chandra Singh Nembang, […]

Scare tactics spoil NTY

Despite the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) claiming that foreign travel advice has been toned down in the last year, the over-cautious warnings are still deterring tourists from visiting Nepal. “The number of tourists could be much bigger if there was no travel advice from foreign ministries,’’ says Sarad Pradham, NTB’s media consultant, “unforeseen things happen […]