Politics

ICG Report – Nepal’s Election and Beyond

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – NEW REPORT Kathmandu/Brussels, 2 April 2008: Elections for Nepal’s Constituent Assembly on 10 April could be marred by political violence, but if all parties cooperate, it will open the next stage in the peace process. Nepal’s Election and Beyond,* the latest report from the International Crisis

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Peace Corps Doctor Jailed

From Today’s Nepali Times  The 25 civil society activists, doctors and journalists who defied the curfew on 8 April at the Teaching Hospital and jump-started the current agitation and were arrested have been shifted to a detention centre in Duwakot. The group includes prominent human rights activists Padma Ratna Tuladhar,

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Direct palace rule has failed in every regard: US

The government of the United States has said King Gyanendra’s decision fourteen months ago to impose direct palace rule in Nepal has failed in every regard. In a statement issued on Monday, spokesman of the US Department of State, Seam Mc Cormack, said, “The demonstrations, deaths, arrests, and Maoist attacks

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US could restore arms supplies to Nepal

In a move that is likely to make India angry, the US is moving quickly to restore military supplies to the Himalayan kingdom, a news report said on Wednesday. The Daily News and Analysis (www.dnaindia.com)– an Indian news portal – quoted unnamed government sources of India as saying that the

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February 1, 2006 King’s Proclamation to the Nation

Beloved Countrymen, It is now a year since the decision was taken to restore law and order and activate the multiparty democratic polity in the country in keeping with the nation’s needs and the people’s aspirations. Arresting a situation that was slipping into anarchy and reactivating a stalled democratic process

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Crises Group Report- Nepal: Electing Chaos

31 January 2006  Nepal risks political collapse and increased human suffering unless the royal government calls off municipal elections and cooperates in a broad-based peace process. full report: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=3921

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