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Archive for January, 2013

 

‘Press for qualitative changes’

BBC Nepali Service, 16 January Rabindra Mishra: All the basics of a people’s war, like people’s courts and army, have been disbanded. How will you reconstruct these for your new revolution? Pampha Bhusal: First of all, we must try to peacefully reach consensus for a constitution that guarantees federalism and protects our sovereignty. As far […]


Three decades under one roof

Tucked away in Pulchok in a little street unremarkable at first glance lies an art gallery dedicated to preserving Nepal’s artistic heritage. Set up by artist Rama Nanda Joshi in 1970 in Ratna Park, from where the Gallery derived its name, it relocated to Lalitpur in 1975. Today the Gallery is run by Joshi’s daughter, […]


Many more Dekendras

Translated from Media Kurakani, 13 January After the arrest of Lachhiram Ghartel, one of the accused in journalist Dekendra Thapa’s murder in 2004, there have been demands for free and fair investigation into the murders and disappearances of journalists during the conflict. While Thapa’s case has gained publicity, more than 30 murder cases of journalists are […]


Dailekh steps up

Following the directives of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to halt investigations into five Maoist cadres accused of murdering Dailekh-based journalist Dekendra Thapa, residents of Dailekh have announced fresh round of protest. They carried out demonstration demanding free and fair investigation into Dekendra’s case. Rights activists, journalists, and people from all walks of life […]


Election Commission empty

Even as PM Baburam Bhattarai continues to bank on his election rhetoric, the only body authorised to hold elections is short of commissioners. The last two remaining election officers, Dolakh Bahadur Gurung and Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, came to the end of their six-year term as of Thursday. In a meeting with Gurung and Yadav at […]


Nine lives

For the ninth time, President Ram Baran Yadav has extended the deadline for the parties to nominate a PM candidate. The president consulted with leaders of the ruling alliance and the opposition on Thursday, and gave them until January 14 to come to consensus. During the meeting, President Yadav expressed disappointment at the parties not […]


Journalists denounce PM’s statements

There have been countrywide protests against the statement given by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai regarding the murder of journalist Dekendra Thapa. At a rally organised by the Federation of Nepali Journalists in New Baneswor, FNJ chairman Shiva Gaule expressed deep concern about the public defence of murderers by the executive head of government. He said, […]



 

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