Constitution coming by May 27: Sitaula

Nepali Congress General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula is one of the key negotiators involved in all ups and downs of the peace process since its very beginning when the then rebel Maoists and the Seven-Party Alliance inked the historic 12-point agreement in 2005 to end the 10-year conflict and..

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Kishore Nepal: On Journalism Career and Media Standards Saturday, March 24th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1299" align="alignleft" width="323" caption="Photo © Gerhard Schoenhofer/Nepal Monitor"][/caption] Kishore Nepal discusses his journalism career, media ethics, monopoly, professional education, and standards in 21st century Nepali media. Kishore Nepal, 59, is one of..

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Dahal violated party rules and norms: Chand

Maoist Standing Committee member Netra Bikram Chand is the right-hand man of Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya. He talked to Republica´s Kiran Pun on the ongoing tussle within the party. Excerpts: How do you view the separate gathering of the central committee (CC) members from the party..

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Constitution writing process has become undemocratic

Elected member of the Constituent Assembly from Laltipur-3 and a Central Committee member of UCPN(Maoist), Pampha Bhusal is considered a ‘hardliner’ close to the Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ faction of the party. With 70 days remaining before the Constituent Assembly expires on May 27, this..

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The constitution is not going to be drafted Monday, March 12th, 2012

As the deadline for the drafting of the constitution and the CA’s expiration date draws closer, looking back at the successes and failures in Nepali politics since 2006 is worthwhile. The complexities of the broader and ideological divide between parties and groups are playing out in the form of..

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‘We want to make South Asia 100 percent literate’

Kalyan Banerjee is the current Rotary International President. He took the office of the RI President on July 1, 2012 with the theme “reach within to embrace humanity”. Director of India’s largest manufacturer of agrochemicals, United Phosphorus Limited, Banerjee has been a member of the..

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Leadership yet to implement party decisions: Biswokarma

Maoist politburo member Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma is a key player in the party faction led by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya. He is the highest ranking Maoist leader to represent Dalit community in the Maoist party. Bishwakarma talked to Republica´s Post B Basnet Wednesday afternoon...

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Peace process independent of statute work: PM Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

via REPUBLICA: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, who is also the head of the Special Committee, has decided to immediately begin the process of sending home the combatants opting for voluntary retirement and completing the process in the next 12 days, and then moving ahead with the integration..

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