Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pushpa Kamal Dahal led alliance, FDRA, mulling electoral alliance

KATHMANDU, July 30: Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led Federal Democratic Republican Alliance (FDRA)--the alliance of the UCPN(Maoist) and Madhes-based parties-- is to mull an electoral alliance for the upcoming CA poll.

A meeting of FDRA on Tuesday concluded that the relevance of the alliance has increased not only for holding the election but also for drafting the constitution.
"The meeting concluded that the alliance should become united for holding the election and drafting the constitution," Prem Bahadur Singh, spokesperson of the FDRA, told Republica.

Baidya-led alliance not for talks with govt, HLPC

KATHMANDU, July 30: The alliance of 33 agitating parties led by the CPN-Maoist has decided not to sit for talks with the government and the High Level Political Committee (HLPC).

A meeting of the alliance held at CPN-Maoist headquarters at Buddhanagar on Tuesday took the decision, concluding that the government and the HLPC were not honest about talks. The meeting also flayed the arrest of two of their cadres recently.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

ज्वाइँसा'ब कोरिया कहिले?

[Looking for Sukh, we fly Bdesh [aboard]. But most of them could not success. Its reason [may be] is Sukh is related to satisfaction. Monday morning I met Umesh Bhattarai, my friend, who lives in Kitchener, Ontario. In Nepal, Umesh was working engineer and his wife was working staff nurse. I asked his day to day jindagani. He replied --Dukh 6. I told, "Nepal is enough for Dukh. Why you left Nepal for same Dukh?" His answer may be to maintain formality what we do asked each others --are you fine. Anyway, it clicked me. Then, I kept here Santoshji's article for you]

१२ श्रावण, २०७०/सन्तोष न्यौपाने
कोरिया धेरै नेपाली युवाको सपना हो। आकर्षक तलब र बेरोजगार समस्याले कोरिया जाने युवाको ठूलै लाइन हुन्छ। इपिएस (इम्प्ल्वाइमेन्ट पर्मिट सिस्टम) भाषा परीक्षा लिएर सरकारले २००८ देखि प्रशिक्षार्थी कामदार कोरिया पठाउन सुरु गरेको थियो। त्यसपछि २०१०, २०११ भाषा परीक्षा भयो। केही युवा कोरिया गए। आगामी असोज २० र २१ गते नयाँ भाषा परीक्षा हुने वैदेशिक रोजगार विभाग इपिएस कोरिया शाखाले जनाएको छ।

Cracks surface in Baidya-led alliance

KATHMANDU, July 28: A theoretical difference has surfaced in the 33-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya following the latter´s recent remarks that his party may forge an alliance with the former king to safeguard national sovereignty.

“The discussion on the issue is on. We have sought clarification from Baidya over his remarks,” Matrika Yadav, chief of CPN (Maoist), a member party of alliance, told Republica.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Centralized leadership interim arrangement- Mahara

Keshab Thoker/Republica
UCPN (Maoist)’s recently concluded plenum dissolved all office bearer positions and centralized all powers on Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, raising fresh concerns about the democratic credentials of the largest party in the erstwhile CA.

Karmacharya, a clean and moderating figure

KATHMANDU, July 25: The last remaining founding member of the Communist Party of Nepal, Nara Bahadur Karmacharya, passed away on Wednesday. He was 90. The other three founding members, Pushpa Lal Shrestha, Niranjan Govinda Baidya and Narayan Bilas Joshi, died years ago.

Monday, July 22, 2013

UCPN (M) back to centralized leadership

Bhattarai will pay executive role as CC member
KATHMANDU, July 22: By endorsing the political proposal of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to adopt the model of leadership centered on the chairman and dissolve the office bearer positions, the UCPN (Maoist) has returned to its former structure after four years.

The party´s plenum that concluded Sunday was unanimous in endorsing the proposal. Following the dissolution of office bearer positions, the erstwhile office bearers will now become central committee members.

UCPN (Maoist) plenum set to okay leadership centered on chairman

KATHMANDU, July 21:The ongoing plenum of the UCPN(Maoist) is almost certain to unanimously endorse party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal´s proposal to adopt a model of leadership centered on the chairman and to demote the office bearers.

With the introduction of this model of leadership, all the office bearers and top leaders will become just central committee members.

Baidya-led alliance asks int'l community not to extend any support for poll

KATHMANDU, July 20: Arguing that the election planned to be held by using ´undemocratic method´ would not guarantee promulgation of new constitution, CPN-Maoist-led alliance of 33 agitating parties on Saturday asked the international community not to extend any support for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CPN-Maoist forms 5-man talks team under Baidya

Rejects pre-conditions set by HLPC
KATHMANDU, July 8: Responding to appeals by the government and the High-Level Political Committee (HLPC) for talks, the CPN-Maoist has formed a five-member talks committee led by Chairman Mohan Baidya in what is seen as a show of flexibility.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

UCPN (Maoist) likely to call general convention in mid-Jan

KATHMANDU, July 6: UCPN (Maoist) is likely to call its national convention after mid-January to settle the dispute over power sharing in the party.
The factional dispute over power-sharing had led to senior leader Baburam Bhattarai´s resignation from the post of party vice-chairman recently. Party leaders said the national convention will form a concrete mechanism in the party to discourage the trend of handpicking leaders for important posts.

After failing to resolve the dispute, the party has called for an extended central committee (CC) meeting for July 19 July in Kathmandu. But the extended CC meeting will only provide a temporary solution to the dispute.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bhattarai floats proposal for resolving power-sharing dispute

KATHMANDU, July 5: Senior UCPN (Maoist) leader Baburam Bhattarai, who resigned as the party vice chairman recently, has proposed giving full shape to the crucial bodies of the party by electing 50 percent members and nominating the remaining 50 percent.

Friday, July 5, 2013

CPN-Maoist to boycott polls with 'full force'

KATHMANDU, July 5: Clearing up all confusions, the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has formally chosen to boycott the Constituent Assembly (CA) election, while at the same time leaving the doors open for talks.

The party central committee (CC) meeting in Pokhara on Tuesday concluded that the upcoming CA election is merely a ploy to “Sikkimize” Nepal and urged the people and the nationalist forces to boycott the polls. The party has also decided to mobilize full force across the country to foil the polls.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In Nepal, a milestone achieved

Former Maoist combatants gather at the Maoists' Fifth Division Headquarters in Dahaban, Rolpa, in western Nepal, in November 2011. Nepal has concluded the integration of Maoist fighters into its national army, and dissolved the committee that oversaw the process. [photo: Kiran Pun]
Seven years after the peace accord was signed, the Maoist guerrilla army has finally been disbanded and its members returned to civilian life or integrated into the national military.By Kosh Raj Koirala for Khabar South Asia in Kathmandu
June 04, 2013

The chairman will follow suit

Bhashwor Ojha
Weekly interview
The decision of Baburam Bhattarai to step down as UCPN (Maoist) vice chair has created ripples both within the party as well as in the broader political arena. There are all kinds of speculations about why Bhattarai quit, at the time he did. Is it a gimmick to shore up his position ahead of the impending polls? Or another ploy to further delay the much-awaited vote? Kosmos Biswokarma, Biswas Baral and Kiran Pun were at the former prime minister’s at his Sanepa residence on Tuesday morning to find some answers.

CPN-Maoist formally decides poll boycott

Boycott manifesto on 25 July KIRAN PUN
KATHMANDU, July 2: While leaving the door open for talks, the CPN-Maoist has formally decided to boycott the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA), thus endorsing the political document of Chairman Mohan Baidya.

Terming the scheduled election a process of Sikkimization, the Baidya Maoists concluded their four-day party central committee (CC) meeting in Pokhara Tuesday with an appeal to the people and to ´nationalist forces´ to boycott the poll.

UCPN (Maoist) likely to create separate body for retirees

KATHMANDU, July 2: The chiefs of state committees of the UCPN (Maoist) on Tuesday urged the party leadership to form a separate body for leaders who voluntarily resign from their posts.

During the meeting held at Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal´s office in Paris Danda, the chiefs of state committees also suggested to form party organization in line with the idea envisioned by the Hetauda general convention. The suggestion to form a separate body has been made following the resignation of party vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai.

Monday, July 1, 2013

UCPN (Maoist) calls extended meeting for July 19

KATHMANDU, July 1: After efforts to persuade Vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai into withdrawing his resignation failed, the ongoing central committee meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) on Sunday decided to call an extended meeting of the party for July 19.

The meeting has been called to resolve the row over appointment of office bearers and members in CC, standing committee and the politburo. The party has called an extended meeting five months after the Hetauda general convention. The general convention had left the task of giving full shape to CC pending but the party has not been able to accomplish the task so far.