Nepal’s development requires cooperation from India, China Saturday, April 27th, 2013

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' speaks to Gyanu Adhikari about Nepal's peace process From the zenith of adulation in New Delhi as the first prime minister of republican Nepal in 2008, to the nadir less than a year later, relationship between Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and..

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A Conversation With: Author Aarthi Ramachandran Sunday, November 4th, 2012

By JIM YARDLEY (NY Times): Rahul Gandhi often seems to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. On the television news channels, or in the Indian print media, Mr. Gandhi is ubiquitous, popping up at staged political events across the country, including recently when he donned a blue turban for..

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EU’s concern on Nepal’s political transition Monday, October 22nd, 2012

N24, KATHMANDU: President of European Union Herman Van Rompuy has said EU is hopeful that Nepal’s ongoing peace process would be completed soon. Receiving the credential of newly appointed Nepal’s ambassador to Belgium and the EU Rammani Pokhrel, he expressed such concerns on Nepal’s..

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We will give an alternative to current parties Sunday, September 30th, 2012

For months after the dissolution of the CA, the Adivasi Janajati activists and politicians have been laying groundwork to launch a new political party. Janajati leaders, especially in CPN-UML but also in Nepali Congress and Maoist parties, have been disgruntled with their parties’ position on..

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Nepali Congress leadership is still stuck in the 1950s

In the wake of the 2008 CA election, it was becoming increasingly clear that the Nepali Congress was losing its stronghold on Nepali politics. Soon after, newer forces began labelling the NC “status-quoist” and “traditionalist”. By now the party has garnered a relatively “conservative”..

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Berlin protest sheds light on Tibetan plight Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

DW: Tibet Initiative Deutschland talks with DW about the growing number of Tibetan self-immolations and its demonstration in Berlin ahead of German Chancellor Merkel's trip to Beijing for inter-governmental consultations. DW: What can you tell us about the Tibet Initiative Deutschland's..

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Qualitative change in relation with China not possible right away Saturday, August 25th, 2012

The debate on the role of foreign powers in Nepali politics has once again sharpened with a spotlight on the relationship between the Maoists and India. The Maoist rhetoric, acerbic in its criticisms of perceived Indian interventions a few years ago, has substantially subsided—something which the..

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