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Archive for April, 2012


Hattiban camp

Senior leaders of the three major parties and of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have zeroed in to resolve the remaining contentious issues in the constitution making process. The leaders of UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and the UDMF have got down to serious homework gathering for a three-day residential deliberations at a resort […]

Catching evaders

Some 518 business companies have been found using fake vat bills and evading tax worth Rs. 6.59 billion, confirmed the Finance Ministry. Tankamani Sharma, Director General of Department of Inland Revenue, shared this information at a press meet on Sunday. Speaking at the programme, Finance Minister Barshman Pun vowed to take actions as per the […]

Technical issues finalised

The technical issues of integration process of former Maoist combatants has been finalised by the Special Committee to be implemented on Saturday. The Special Committee had endorsed the proposal prepared by the task force of the Special Committee paving way to kick-start the integration process after the Nepal Army took charge of the cantonments last […]

On the right course

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has said the progress on peace process has moved irrevocably and history will not forgive the ones who try to disrupt it. In a televised address to the nation on Thursday, PM Bhattarai praised the Nepal Army and the Maoist Army for their understanding and flexibility shown in the integration process. […]

Army in charge

An emergency meeting of the Special Committee on Tuesday has decided to bring all the remaining 15 cantonments under the Nepal Army. The decision to this effect was taken following a protest by the disqualified combatants, who have been demanding guarantee of integration of the selected combatants and appropriate compensation to the disabled. Earlier today, […]

Tremors felt

Tremors from the Indonesian quake on Wednesday afternoon were felt in Nepal. It lasted for about 8 seconds, prompting Kathmandu denizens to frantically call their homes and their villages. Indonesian earthquake was measured 8.7 in Richter scale with epicenter at Sumatra. “Had it occurred in our country or near the country, it would have created […]

Gaining momentum

Despite much reluctance and resentment from within the party, the Maoist leaders have finally convinced PLA commanders to move on with the regrouping process of former combatants. Although the integration process should have begun on Sunday, it was delayed because cantonment commanders were in the capital preparing the final list of combatants opting for retirement […]