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Press evaluation:

31/12/2009: MJF to bring another amendment to constitution amendment bill (nn), NC, UML drive to push twin CA goals (ht), Foreign powers for status quo (ht), Bhandari stands by Nepal Army (kp) [Please let a civil court decide if he is guilty or not! This is not up to the Defence Minister!!], No action against Major Basnet: Defence Minister (rn) [Immediate action against Ms. Bhandari who is defending the state of impunity, please!], Minster warns of halting PLA pay (ht), Pasang for bulk merger of PLA fighters with NA, by Suryamani Gautam (ht), The backward classes: Rights must come to the forefront, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht)

30/12/2009: Power wielders pressure CIAA: Chief, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Bill to resolve Jha oath row tabled, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Promotion irks rights bodies (ht), Janamorchas Bheri-Karnali bandh affects life in west (ht), Media and politics: Public right to dissent, by Gokul Pokhrel (ht), Defense Minister for media-military relationships (rn) [In other words: Do not write about the numerous crimes of the army, especially not about hose of its just promoted leadership!!], Unhealthy leanings: Nepal's political players must stop and think to put the peace process back on track, by Achyut Wagle (kp), It's Nepal's rubbish: Attention can be diverted to Beijing or Delhi, but we have to clear our trash ourselves, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Greatest gift of the decade, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Conduct of Peace: Approaches of Women and Media in Nepal, by Dev Raj Dahal (tg), State-Building as a Mechanism for Conflict Resolution, by Chandra D. Bhatta (tg), Both Prachanda and Nepal PM have insulted CA body, interview with Prakash Chandra Lohani (tg)

29/12/2009: Contentious constitutional concerns put to vote, settled, by Prakash Acharya (ht), MJF vice-chair Gupta files notice against Constitution Amendment Bill (nn), Maoist meet dwells on stir plan (ht), Discharge of disqualified Maoist combatants rescheduled for Jan 7 (rn), Pace Of Peace Process (rn), Rule of law stressed (rn), VP oath row unlikely to end: seventh constitutional amendment (kp), New premises: Amidst all the outrage, it went unnoticed that Prachanda’s speech was meant to send a number of key messages to Delhi, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Chasing dreams: Prosperity based on the old industrial model is a fantasy all our politicians share, by Anil Bhattarai (kp), Rights groups: Parties promoting impunity (kp), RJM shuts Bheri, Karnali against federalism (nn), Nepal Army general faces case by ‘torture’ victims, by Sudeshna Sarkar (Asian Age), Three torture victims file case against major general (Gulf Times)

28/12/2009: Three-tier political system mooted, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), CA committee proposes three-tier state system (nn), Is there a democratic deficit in Nepal? The political paradox, by Ganga Thapa (ht), No complacency (ht), Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal enforces bandh against federalism (ht), SC moved against Toran promotion (ht), Toran’s promotion challenged at SC (kp), Word of warning: Ethnic federation could lead to fragmentation and ultimate disappearance of the country, by Shyam K.C. (kp), Discharge of disqualified Maoist combatants postponed to Jan 7 (nn)

27/12/2009: Newa state declared, again: The state comprises Valley, Kavre and parts of Dolakha (kp), Newars assert Newa Autonomous State, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Separate Khas state with exclusive identity sought (27/12/2009), Religious body all set to launch Satyagraha for Hindu states sake (ht), Govt keen on managing PLA: Chemjong (ht), Minister: Discharge from early January (kp), Indian Army Chief’s Statement: Parties’ silence takes Dahal unaware (kp), Maoist leaders challenge Toran’s promotion (nn), Federalism a huge challenge: Experts (ht)

26/12/2009: Political impasse, meddling, funds hit policing: govt special security plan (kp), Maoists gear up for ‘exposure campaign’ (kp), Maoists start 4th phase protests, focus on national awareness (rn), Maoists to wage war against 'Indian expansionism (nn), CC voting finalises contentious issues, by Liladhar Upadhyaya (rn), CC rejects Maoist flag change proposal (kp), Arms management must for restoring peace: PM, by Rashmi Shrestha (ht), Integration first: Bhandari (kp) [This is contrary to her previous statements!], PLA release postponed by a week (nn), Separate group declares Newar autonomous state (nn)

25/12/2009: NHRC: Army can’t see Maina murder case (kp), Mainas mother seeks justice (ht), Gen elevated to second in command (ht), Toran promoted to No. 2: US, OHCHR concerned over his rights record, by Kamal Raj Sigdel and Phanindra Dahal (kp) [Nepal's willingness for peace and justice finally losing credibility!!], Apocalypse now: If the constitution is not written by the deadline, there will be complete anarchy, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Dahal ups anti-foreign intervention pitch (kp), ‘Indian army chief’s comment not fair’ (rn), Dealing with Delhi (nt), Maoists inviting foreign intervention: PM Nepal (nn) [??], The Undemocratic And Unspiritual Indian Face, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn), Govt to knock UNSC door: UNMIN term extension (kp), Playing cool (ht), Parties Must Show Flexibility, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), Uncertainty rules: "There will be no constitution if political parties continue to act like this" (nt), Beyond control: "I hope never to have to witness an ethnic war in this country", by Gorebahadur Khapangi Magar (nt), Post-Maoist futures: Janakpur has a formidable political legacy, but the Maoists could be knocked out by the opiate of the masses, by C.K. Lal (nt), Sound bites bite: Plain speaking won't win the Maoists friends in high places, by Prashant Jha (nt), Eclipse of Reason Maoists are taking left liberals for a ride, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht), Demolition of mines in PLA camps over (ht), Political Crows Are Coming Home To Roost, by Dipak Gyawali (sp), Controlled Anarchy, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Beyond The May  Deadline, by Saroj Dahal (sp), ‘CA Will Dissolve Itself’, interview with Radhyeshyam Adhikari (sp)

24/12/2009: Govt promotes controversial General (nn) [This underlines the state of lawlessness and the unwilligness of the government to introduce the rule of law!!], A major gamble (kp), Maoist chairman asks govt to clarify its position on Indian army chief's comment (nn), The Gorkha general: As I like, by Deepak Thapa (kp), Maoists let the parliament function (ht), Maoists change tack, let House resume (kp), Time to ponder (ht), Major party leaders agree on consensus for constitution (rn), Banda blues, by Asmita Shrestha (kp), CA calendar amended again (kp), CA schedule changed for eighth time (rn), UN completes demolition of explosives at Maoist cantonment sites (nn), Parties unite to extend UNMIN term, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), UNMIN may get 4-month extension: Donors seek time-bound plan for UNMIN’s exit (kp), UNSC rep push PM to expedite peace (kp), Miscarriage of justice: The Major Basnet case, by Thomas A. Marks (kp), What after May 28, 2010?, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Land-grabs worry rights body (kp), YCL pickets Jhapa police post (kp), Landmine clearing will take two more years, says army, by Purushottam Khatri (rn), Whither The Peace Process?, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn), Kirat state to punish agents of alien forces, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht)

23/12/2009: Dahal wants talks with New Delhi, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Maoists speak out against Delhi’s ‘intrusion’, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), India reacts to Dahal’s statement, by Dinesh Wagle (kp), PM meets Prez, GPK, slams Maoists, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Last day of general strike relatively calm (kp), Bandha was violent, says Home Ministry (rn), Three-day bandha incurs loss of billions (rn), UCPN-Maoist announces fourth phase of protests (rn), Living in interesting times: A dangerous and erratic rhetoric is in the air, and India and China are giving arms, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Don't gift ethnic federalism: Nepal’s myriads of ethnicities must not become a tool for any one party’s goals, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Bidhya comes under fire (kp) [Someone who justifies the crimes of the army damages Nepal's international respect and cannot be a minister!!], Big three agree to end differences on constitutional provision in two days (nn), House business to resume today (rn), Maoists decide to end House obstruction (nn), Parties agree to extend UNMIN's term (nn)

22/12/2009: Forced strike, vandalism on Day II (ht), Bandh passes off relatively peaceful (ht), Second day of strike remains peaceful (rn), Govt terms strike ‘violent’, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp) [??], Patients suffer as bandh hits healthcare facilities in capital (ht), ‘Respect rights of the wounded’ (kp), Not talking peace (ht), A new interim plan Relevancy of the moment, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht), Ruling parties sans authority: Bhattarai (ht), Fourth phase of protests against foreign powers, says Prakash (ht), Maoists ready to talk with India instead of current 'puppet government'; end three-day nationwide strike (nn), Life returning to normalcy after three-days (nn), Brig Gen to head CoI against Basnet, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht) [The murder of civil persons has to be investigated by civil courts!!], Maj Basnet need not worry: Minister (kp) [Unbelievable statement by a minister; she must be dismissed immediately because she is against the rule of law!!], Fishing in troubled waters to capture power, by Prakash Acharya (ht), A new approach? (kp), A flailing nation: State of flux, by Aditya Adhikari (kp)

21/12/2009: PM returns, bears brunt of bandh, by Sabin Chandra Acharya (ht), Imposers, supporters on the wane, by Somnath Bastola (ht), Normal life thrown out of gear (ht), Day 1: 75 injured, nation-wide vandalism (kp), Maoists, UML students clash in Lake City (ht), DSP in critical condition (kp), Bhattarai hails strike as sucess (ht), Confrontation looms large, says DPM, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Limbuwan, Khambuwan follow Maoists suit (ht), Bandh hits normal life for 2nd consecutive day as govt warns strike could put peace in peril (nn), Strikes to continue until govt bows down to 'civilian supremacy': Bhattarai (nn), Bandh an assault on human rights: NHRC, others of its ilk (ht), Mafia justice: The YCL has been going around making offers that people can't refuse, by Surendra R. Devkota (kp), No political party is willing to stay out of government, interview with Pampha Bhusal (kp), Army to get Indian, Chinese assistance, by Phanindra Dahal (kp) [??]

20/12/2009: Indian Army has reservations on bulk integration, by Dinesh Wagle (kp) [Stop Indian intervention!!], Bid to convince Maoists fails (ht), Maoists impose indefinite Kailali bandh (ht), Three-day Maoist strike paralyses Nepal amid sporadic violence (Irish Sun), Maoist protestors clash with police in Nepal: 60 arrested (Monster and Critics), Protesters clash with police in Nepali capital (Xinhua), Breach of Accord (rn) [All partners in the peace accord have been breaching the same time and again!!], Is Extension Of CA Tenure Possible?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Declaration Of FAS A Hasty Decision, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rn), Changing Political Scenes In Nepal, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km), Cutting the cake: To have Nepal split up along ethnic lines seems foolhardy and against the fabric of a multi-ethnic nation, by Sushma Joshi (kp), Maoists say Indian Army meddling in Nepal affairs (Irish Sun)

19/12/2009: 6 month deadlock end in sight today (ht), Deadlock continues in CA committees (kp), Madhes state declared (kp), Ex-rebels cock a snook at rivals (ht), Ethnic groups up in arms against Maoist declaration (ht), Igniting An Ethnic War, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (nn), US Senator Leahy cautions on conditional assistance to NA (kp), Maoist standing committee decides to make strike peaceful (nn), Maoists enforce indefinite bandh in Kailali (nn), Dr Bhattarai defends declaration of federal states; says NC, UML are plotting to dissolve CA (nn), Human rights violations up (rn)

18/12/2009: Kiran spells out grim pol reality, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Maoists claim Tamu, Magarat states (ht), Maoists move continues (rn), State declarations continue (kp), Maoists declare Madhesh state from Janakpur (nn), "No need to panic", interview with Purna Singh Rajbanshi, CA member and head of the Maoist Kochila Province (nt), Ethnic liberty first, by Laxman Tharu (nt), Liberty of Limbuwan, by Sanjuhang Palungwa (nt), Ethnicity is class, by Santosh Budha Magar (nt), Including the excluded: Is affirmative action real, or just a facade?, by Prateek Pradhan (nt), It’s a step (ht), Agreement, at last (kp), Management Of Combatants (rn), Yadav plays on third Madhes stir threat (ht), Maoist, non-Maoist parties on collision course (kp), Three-party talks obstructed (nn), High-level mechanism, pill for nations ills, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Just be patient, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), ‘Basnet’s handover will decide Nepal’s future (kp), The golden middle (ht), The regal rubber stamp: The constituent assembly is still around, but its relevance is rapidly fading, by C.K. Lal (kp), We're with you: Delhi appears to be throwing its weight behind the Nepal Army, by Prashant Jha (nt) [??]

17/12/2009: Maina case belittles statute, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Oil to fire (ht), Dr Bhattarai declares Tamsaling State (ht), Stadiums in Kochila State Council control, by Shekhar Regmi (ht), Parallel status for states if parties protest: Prachanda, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Prachanda threatens to run parallel government (rn), Nation on brink of disintegration (ht), Breach of CPA: Rights groups (kp), MJF-L, TMLP, Sadbhawana denounce state declaration, land capture (nn), Student unions shut schools in Kaski to protest state declaration (nn), Maoists take autonomous states count to 12; declare Magarat and Tamuwan (nn), Ground realities (kp), Women rights groups to unite for justice (ht), Signature seal to release Maoist child soldiers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Action plan for discharge of disqualified combatants signed (ht), Disqualified discharge plan is born, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Combatant mgmt within 3 months (rn), Right to self-determination: Discussion on this topic has suffered due to extremism among proponents and opponents, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), Hopes in Tapoban, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Nembang censures Big 3 (kp)

16/12/2009: Maoists intensify land grab (ht), Maoists capture acres of land across the country (nn), Stakeholders all set to sign Action Plan today, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Discharge of disqualified: Action plan to be signed today (kp), Long awaited (ht), Coomaraswamy meets Maoist chief prior to signing of action plan (nn), Govt violates Rule of Law, says NHRC (rn), Three party meet postponed (rn), Maoists declare two more states (kp), Maoists declare two more states (nn), Time warp: The dominant Nepali mind has been out of sync with the unfolding historical events, by by Pramod Mishra (kp), Give it a rest: Nepalis want peace, but the leaders continue to talk about going on the warpath again, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), TRC bill flawed to the core: Experts (kp), 75 agitators detained (kp)

15/12/2009: Ex-rebels continue to declare new states, by Dilip Khatri (ht), Maoists declare Sherpa, Kirant states (kp), Peace Minister cries foul as Maoists declare two more states (nn), Ethnic groups resent new carve-out bid (ht), Indigenous activists stage demo for equal rights, released after brief detention (nn), Top-level meeting put off (nn), Parties doing little to bridge rift on federal structure, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Maoists against Madhes drive: Yadav (ht), Discharge of the disqualified: Maoists, UN to discuss details, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Impunity Watch: Army gets ICJ flak (kp), Heaven forbid: A presidential takeover will set into motion a period of great chaos and anarchy, by Aditya Adhikari (kp)

14/12/2009: CA calendar to see eighth amendment (kp), Two more states are ‘born’ (kp), Maoists declare two more states (ht), Maoists declare Sherpa and Kirat autonomous states (nn), The top leadership of all parties has been extremely irresponsible, interview with Narahari Acharya (kp), Sit-in for indigenous cause: Protesters seek pro-Janajati statute (kp), Prez urges parties to find legitimate way out (ht), Prez seeks Bhattarai’s help (kp) [He is a strong monarchist and one of the most conservative politicians from the NC camp! How can he be a mediator in the interest of the excluded sections of society??], Prachanda pleads helplessness (ht), Top leaders to meet Tuesday to end deepening political crisis (nn) [Only illusionists will believe in this!], Fifth UNMIN extension inevitable, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Dark clouds (ht), Preparations afoot to liberate PLA minors: Chemjong, by Arjun Bhandari (ht)

13/12/2009: Mindset Of Current Nepalese Politicians, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km), Govt: Ambassadors breached protocol, by Anil Giri (kp) [And government prevents justice!!], Bigger things await (kp), Stalemate alley, by Sumit Sharma Sameer (kp), Octogenerian K.P. Bhattarai urged to use his good offices to end current political deadlock (nn), Autonomous states declaration: PM, home minister ask Maoists for rollback (kp), Tharu group objects (rn), Maoist defiance continues, declares two more states (nn), Sovereignty Under Threat, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Plan to free PLA minors in offing, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), House obstruction muffles people voice, says Nembang, by Bhanubhakta Acharya (ht), Prachanda allegation irks Rawal (ht)

12/12/2009: Taskforce members poles apart (kp), Dr. Bhattarai warns of third movement (rn), Gajurel sees possibility of people's revolt (nn), State-status for Kochila, Limbuwan (ht), Tharu body irked by declaration of federal states (rn), Maoist decision to declare states will invite confrontation: PM (nn)

11/12/2009: Over 1,317 people killed even after peace process (rn), NHRC: Rights violations, impunity rife (kp), Expelled Army Major returning; Police: No arrest order (kp), 'Families of those killed during insurgency will get compensation' (nn) [Who will believe this after up to almost 14 years against the background that the killers of the army not only remain untouched but even get promoted??], Maoists fire back at govt: Say autonomy declaration will go ahead (kp), Maoists declare Kochila, Limbuwan autonomous provinces (nn), Sayonara, fellows (kp), Just a minute, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Army chief Gurung leaves for India to be ordained as Honorary Gen. of Indian Army (nn) [For the sake of Nepal's independence and security, this is definitely not good!!], Some Scenarios Beyond May 28, 2010, by Surya Dhungel (sp)

10/12/2009: Toran to be Acting NA chief (kp) [Long live the criminal human rights violators and killers of the once royal army! This is a further step to destroy the country!!], No impunity in NA: CoAS (kp) [????], Envoys seek justice for kin of disappeared (kp), ‘Indian decision to supply arms divisive’ (kp), Discharge of disqualified could begin next week (kp), Here’s to federalism (kp)

09/12/2009: Maoists withdraw nationwide strike (kp), Maoists call off transport strike (ht), People Losing Patience (rn), Reclaim middle ground (kp), Politics of citizenship, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Will they ever? Politicians and civil servants are afraid to ratify the UN anti-corruption convention, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), Govt forms commission to solve problems of landless squatters (nn), Wake up call (ht 09/12/2009)

08/12/2009: Public opinion on federalism, by Sudhindra Sharma (kp), Top leaders agree to form taskforce to end impasse (rn), Big Three agree to smoke peace pipe, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Peace Process In Jeopardy (rn), It’s a jungle out there, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp), Citizenship law in offing Can it provide the solution?, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht), Students organise bandh to protest bandh culture (ht), Nepal Army chief visiting India, Indian Prez to confer him honorary title of general, by Kosh R. Koirala (Asian Tribune) [???], Nepal unrest blame on Delhi, by Sankarshan Thakur (Telegraph, Kolkata)

07/12/2009: Strike hits life nationwide (kp), Minor clashes mar Maoists bandh (ht), Extremists have been opposing the peace agreement from the beginning, interview with Krishna Prasad Sitaula (kp), Comprehensive land reform: Debating the current situation, by Jagat Basnet (ht), Brahmin set forth demand (ht) [??], Indigenous front submits memo to PM (ht), Forest capture violates CPA: Home Minister (rn), Announcement of federal states may sow ethnic strife (rn), Maoist chairman Dahal boycotts CC meet yet again (nn)

06/12/2009: Maoists announce strike (kp), Systemic failure (kp), The rights of Dalit women, by Claire McNeil and Anoushka Perram (kp), Restricted freedom: The draft on fundamental rights is wrong, by Banu Bhakta Acharya (kp)

05/12/2009: Labour unrest part of Maoist protest, by Mukul Humagain (kp), Maoists yet to return seized lands to rightful tenants, by Hari Sharma (ht), MJF declares agitation; leaders say relevance of MJF's role in CA is 'almost over' (nn), U.S. concerned about Maoist agitation; urges PM, leaders to expedite peace process (nn)

04/12/2009: 3 parties submit state restructuring plans (kp), Khanal for more deliberations on state restructuring (ht), ‘Federalism on nationality basis’ (kp), Nationality, not ethnicity as basis for state: Maoists (ht), Maoist plan unacceptable to Limbuwan (ht), MJF heat on govt (kp), Our moral fibre (ht), Prachanda ready to rectify past follies, but on condition (ht), Drags UNMIN into row over arms-carrying act, by Damodar Bhandari (ht), Unconstitutional, Apolitical Move (rn), Preserving our heritage: How will our heritage be managed in a secular federal arrangement? (nt), Held hostage (nt), Struggle for existence: While the titans battle it out, we have no choice but to watch and wait, by Prashant Jha (nt)

03/12/2009: ‘I won’t wait next time’ (kp), Governing Nepal (kp), State declaration plan under fire (kp), Nembang urges ex-rebels to put declaration of federal states on hold (ht), Maoist standing panel in dilemma (kp), Experts: Resource sharing a must (kp), NC incomplete proposal on state restructuring (ht), Misplaced priorities, by Shirish Ranabhat (kp), Caught in the middle, by Biswas Baral (kp), Parties, not President, should end the stalemate, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht) [But he is responsible as well and can ease a solution!!], Patterns of constitutional development: Transferring power, by Rudra Sharma (ht), Some lining (ht)

02/12/2009: Maoist autonomy agenda worries Prez (kp), Governance, electoral model still unresolved (kp), Voting fails to sort out differences on governance (rn), ICJ urges PM against Toran promotion (kp), ‘Maoist combatants are govt employees’ (rn), Democracy and words: Nepal’s public sphere has become a zone of struggle for meaning and a war of words, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Disqualified PLA fighters qualify for Maoist wings, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), NC's view on federalism conspicuous by absence, by Prakash Acharya (ht), UN unveils project to clear landmines (ht), Threats to Nepal's Vital Interests, by Ranadhoj Limbu-Angbuhang (tg)

01/12/2009: NC, UML stand for parliamentary system, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Divergent governance views: CA panel opts for polls, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Bennett: Nail HR violators (kp), Distribution of relief in confusion (rn), Voting fails to sort out differences on form of governance system (nn), ICJ urges govt to scrap Toran’s promotion (nn), Maoists to discharge disqualified combatants on their own (nn)

30/11/2009: Govt gets 5 days to ensure rights: Indigenous People's Front ultimatum (kp), Indecent rumour (kp), Janajati umbrella body announces fresh protest plan (ht), Maoists figure out GPK's limitations (ht), Some NC leaders opposed to HLPM (kp), Deuba against setting up political mechanism (nn), Govt to Maoists: Come clean on PLA discharge, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), JTMM-R ends negotiation (kp), Rebuffed Tarai Mukti Morcha declares two-month-long agitation programmes (ht), Civil society urges politicians to focus on statute than power, pelf (ht), Mahara trains gun on media for `fabricated' 7-point agreement (ht)

29/11/2009: Techie panel term to expire Monday: Army integration still elusive (kp), Manage The Combatants First (rn), 'Maoist-led govt only after arms management':  We've people's mandate, claims Prakash (ht), Are we civilised yet? How many Gadhimai-like sacrifices happen every single day on cattle farms across the meat-eating Western world?, by Sushma Joshi (kp), ‘Indigenous rights must be included’ (kp), Bijukchhe opposes ethnic division (rn), 'No possibility of new govt under Maoist leadership' (rn), NC leaders conspiring against HLPC: Sujata (nn), Civil society to revive pressure on parties for timely statute (nn), RPP-Nepal announces protest programme in Valley (ht), Six years on, hubby yet to get info on Maoist-abducted spouse, by Keshav Adhikari (ht)

28/11/2009: Litmus test for govt: Toran’s promotion could have repercussions, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Transcripts surface, duo in denial, by Prakash Acharya (ht), UML leaders oppose Khanal’s proposal (rn), Maoist demands cannot be fulfilled, says Sushil (rn), We Are Nepalese First (rn) [There is growing intention from the conservative circles of NC und UML to break the peace agreement with the Maoists!!], Foreign-backed reactionaries trying to scuttle change: Maoist chairman (nn), Ex-rebels'`autonomous state' move draws flak (ht), Risks Of Federalism, by Raj Kumar Siwakoti (rn)

27/11/2009: Maoists to declare autonomous states (kp), Maoists to declare autonomous states, by Tika R Pradhan (ht), Govt warned against Toran promotion (kp), Consensus still eludes model of governance (kp), UNMIN term extension likely (kp), Koirala confers with Indian ambassador (nn) [continued Indian intervention!], UML not helping the govt, PM complains (nn), Parliamentary supremacy (nt), Hope, outside Kathmandu: The negative impact of political strife at the centre could be cut by empowering the regions, by Mahendra Lawoti (kp), Six months after: The government’s greatest achievement all this time is that it is still around, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Hypocrites, all of them: In the absence of a democratic culture, democracy cannot be consolidated in practice, by Bhim Prasad Bhurtel (kp) [!!!], Sustaining democracy: Illusions and realities, by Ganga Thapa (ht), Maoists' 'ultimate goal' makes rivals jittery, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Our Report Emphasizes Inclusion, by Binda Pandey (sp), Social Exclusion / Inclusion: South Asian vis-à-vis Western Discourse, by Mohan Das Manandhar and Rojan Bajracharya (sp), Three years after CPA: A Reminder (sp), Too Much of a Blame, by Keshab Poudel (sp)

26/11/2009: 6 major parties likely in HLPM (kp), Rights group: Bring Toran to justice (kp), PM Nepal hits back at Maoists; says his cabinet is fully legitimate (nn) [with ministers who have been rejected by the people?], Govt ministers legitimizes mass killing of animals by visiting Gadhimai festival (nn), Deuba sees possibility of extending CA's term (nn) (The reason for delay are the so-called leading politicians! This statement reminds of October 4, 2002!!), Maoists to declare autonomous federal units from December 11 (nn)

25/11/2009: Parliament finally passes the budget, by Prakash Acharya (ht), PM treats Maoists with kid gloves (kp), Limbuwan group begins `decisive struggle' for independent state, by Kumar Luitel (ht), Models of constitution writing: Implications on local governance, by Mukti Rijal (ht), Middle ground, by Pramod Mishra (kp)

24/11/2009: Over 5b spent on PLA, cantonments, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Khanal fires salvo at govt, by Anil Giri (kp), Movement for civilian supremacy can turn into all out rebellion: Maoist leader (nn), NC gets deadline to submit views on state restructuring (nn), Politics without end, by Surendra R. Devkota (kp), HDI thoughts: Some better off than others, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht)

23/11/2009: Donors: Respect development space (kp), Hard graft (kp), Imperilled peace process, by Ram Sharan Mahat, Nepali Congress (kp), If you try to revise the CPA, then you will be opening a Pandora’s Box, interview with Baburam Bhattarai, CPN-Maoist (kp), Belated wisdom, by Shyam K.C. (kp), Koirala dismisses rumours on secret deal with Prachanda (rn), Koirala rules out any threat to coalition, by Prakash Acharya (ht), NC leaders contradict each other on longevity of current govt (nn), CA members stress right to security, free movement (rn), Independent judiciary a must to uphold fundamental rights, interview with AM Ahmadi (ht)

22/11/2009: Indigenous lots whet protest sword (kp), Bhandari goes all-out against bulk integration (kp), NA to enlist 5,000 more: Bhandari (ht) [Please prevent her from destroying the peace process!!], Stops and starts (kp), NC against change of guard (kp), Maoists to let budget pass: After five months comes three-day reprieve (kp), Maoists to let House run (rn), UCPN - Maoist announces third phase of protest (rn), Maoists' third phase of protests begins today, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Second honours: Transparency International says Nepal is the most corrupt country in South Asia after Afghanistan, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), TI labels Nepal as one of most corrupt nations, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Not quite right: The draft of fundamental rights looks fine, but implementation could be another story, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp), CA panel trying to curtail judicial independence: CJ, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Stop Being The Pawns Of Others, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Govt holds fourth round of talks with Tarai outfits (ht), Rule Of Order Not Rule Of Law Back, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km)

21/11/2009: Brains behind peace pact attack parties (kp), Deadlock a wake-up call: Diplomats (kp), Foreign envoys raise common voice to implement peace pact (rn), Disregarding concerns may prove costly: Implicated General’s promotion (kp), Ray of hope for peace: CPA third anniversary, by Mukul Humagain (kp), Consensus likely after Koirala’s return (kp), Anarchy rules roads despite measures (kp), Can Constitution Be Written In Time? (rn), UCPN (M) to discontinue House obstruction for three days for passage of budget; declares 3rd phase stir (nn), NHRC indicts both govt and ex-rebels, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Politics without accountability, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht)

20/11/2009: Statute impossible amid stalled House, parties' rift (rn), Parties Exhibit Their Incompetence, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), Senior UN official arriving to discuss ‘UNMIN exit’ (kp), NC, UML looking for alternative: joint resolution on prez move (kp), Give me a brake (kp), ICJ sees holes in rights draft (kp), Envoys call for renewed progress on implementing peace agreements (nn), US issues travel warning for Nepal (nn), Too big to fail: We are perilously close to an economic crisis, by Indu Nepal (nt), The queasy bourgeoisie: he Maoists have little to offer the aspiring middle classes, by C.K. Lal (nt), Pandey paints bleak picture of financial health (ht)

19/11/2009: ‘Course correction’ will decide when Maoists get into govt, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp), Taskforce to amend resolution motion (kp), Joint resolution to be changed to end political deadlock (rn), Further review of sankalpa prastav (ht), Big 3 poles apart on governance form (kp), Three-party taskforce meeting inconclusive (nn), Dahal: Govt fall imminent (kp), National unity govt very soon, says Prachanda (rn), UCPN (M) for 'package solution' (nn), Yadav warns of political crisis (rn), Upendra Yadav bats for unity govt (ht), Oli off to New Delhi, dismisses Maoist chairman's claim on new govt (nn) [Yes, please talk to your master!], Maoists for policy on integration, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Something’s not right, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), Agreement Overseas, by Shyam K.C. (rn), Can Constitution-writing Wait?, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn), UML tables its views on federal structure (ht), Hearing on President postponed (ht), Row over Ban Ki-moon's report: Much ado about nothing, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht), Nepal going the failed state way? (ht), 'Nepal might relegate into failed state' (nn)

18/11/2009: Main parties agree to disagree (kp), Parties present divergent views on form of governance (nn), Big three decide to resume work on common consensus document (nn), Govt facing financial crisis as House impasse continues (rn), Further delay in endorsing budget will spell disaster: FM  (nn), Govt employees go without pay (kp), Maoist, NC bosses close to pact, by Anil Giri (kp), GPK, Prachanda find `middle path', by Prakash Acharya (ht), The haves and have nots, by Uma Shankar Prasad (kp), Sahib, Begum and Madhes, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Nepal ranked 143rd in corruption index, by Liladhar Upadhyaya (rn), Special committee meets after weeks of stagnation (nn), CA amends calendar for seventh time (nn)

17/11/2009: NC, UML to face Maoist ultimatum (kp), Hectic parleys to end deadlock, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Dahal off to Singapore, will meet ailing Koirala (kp), Dahal visits Koirala in Singapore hospital, discusses possible solution to current deadlock (nn), NC, UML for passing the budget ahead of Maoist ultimatum (nn), Matrika men banda shuts Tarai districts (kp), Matrika's outfit paralyses Tarai (ht), Nepali Party And Politics, United We Stand, Divided We …, by Prem Khatry (rn), Businessmen continue to live in constant fear: Much-touted Special Security Plan of no avail (ht), Special provision for Dalit, marginalized communities in new constitution (nn) [But the Dalis' share in total population is much higher; besides, you have to take into account the so far total exclusion! Such small commitments cannot be the inclusive way of future Nepal!], UNMIN chief meets NC leader Poudel (nn)

16/11/2009: ‘House obstruction imperils democracy’ (kp), Prachanda, UNMIN chief discuss Maoist protests (rn), Maoists mulling no-trust motion (kp), Special Committee fails again (kp), NC, UML agree to meet Maoist demands (rn), Maoist chief suddenly flies to S'pore, will meet ailing Koirala (nn), Oli hosts dinner to firm up allies' internal strategy (ht), PM Nepal confers with CA chair, will initiate talks to end House deadlock (nn), Dress code mandatory at Prez Office (kp) [How can you make the dress of a male minority mandatory??], Language and landscape, by Binaya Ghimire (kp) [Despite suppressive politics, Nepali is still the mother tongue of far less than 50% of the total poulation, not more!!], That was a good show, by Hisila Yami (kp), Who takes the cake?, by Shyam K.C. (kp)

15/11/2009: Govt fate hinges on give-and-take: Khanal (kp), Nepal pats Maoist back (kp), UCPN (M) hints at no-confidence motion against govt (nn), Giving Protest A Dance, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), Our way, their way: They have bandas in India too, but they don't trash the city to make their point, by Dinesh Wagle (kp), Bandh called by Matrika Yadav-led CPN (Maoist) affects life in Terai (nn), Federal Constitution Must Be Flexible, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (rn)

14/11/2009: Maoists wrap up protests, set fresh deadline (kp), UCPNM 2nd round protests end, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Maoists' mass protest leaves streets littered (ht), Maoist chairman Dahal start political consultations (nn), Khanal sees possibility of new govt (nn), Govt, Kirat party sign agreement (nn), Limbuwan volunteers all set for movement (ht), There is no problem here, by Manjushree Thapa (kp), President outlines his role: Maintains he is working within the constitutional limit, Govinda Chhetri (ht)

13/11/2009: Day 1 of picketing largely ‘peaceful’ (kp), Protest leaves admin hub high and dry, by Baburam Kharel (kp), Maoists cripple govt administrative center, organize mass-meet on final day of stir (nn), UCPN-M leaders, CA members hurt (ht), Officials defy maoist gherao, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Glimmer of hope (kp), Maoists give Nov 20 deadline for consensus (nn), The UN is right, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Wages of distortion: The UN's involvement in the peace process means precious little funding is left over, by C.K. Lal (nt), Blame game: If we're stuck, it's no surprise the UN is stuck, by Prashant Jha (nt), UNSG expresses concern on slow progress on peace process, Nepal’s envoy makes farewell call (nn), Deluge of words: It seems everyone is talking but noone is listening, by Mallika Aryal (nt), Federal Nepal is going to be inclusive, interview with Lokenbdra Bista Magar (sp), Social Inclusion: Political Confrontation in Nepal and the Agenda for State Restructuring Process, by Mohan Das Manandhar and Rojan Bajracharya (sp), Power To the People (sp), Finding federalism: "Federalism creates fear and hope", interview with Nicole Töpperwien (nt), Donor dynamics: The problem of overrating civil society in Nepal's peace process, by Seira Tamang (nt), Hollow hope: We've evolved from a party-less democracy to a party-full one, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt), President Yadav says he never breached constitution (nn) [Which article of the constitution gives you the executive right to annul government decisions? The king did not have such right after 1990!!], MJF rules out possibility of joining govt (nn 13/11/2009)

12/11/2009: Prez move: Legitimacy battle in final stage (kp) PM on horns of promotion dilemma (kp), Bhandari smells rat (kp), Change and discontent, by Devendra Raj Panday (kp), MJF hangs on single Madhes province (kp), Bhattarai vows strength show (kp), Govt has special strategy against Maoist gherao plan, by Purushottam Khatri (rn), Dozens injured as Maoist protestors clash with police while picketing Singha Durbar (nn), Dahal hopeful of breakthrough next week, but warns of 3rd round of stir if consensus fails (nn), Khanal stresses national govt to write constitution (rn) [The constitution has to be written by the CA and not by the government, what is a national Government?], Building bridges for peace in Nepal: A major undertaking, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht)

11/11/2009: Differences persist over Army restructuring (kp), What interference?, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Save the Maoists, by Pramod Mishra (kp), The Road To Nowhere, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn), Maoists’ true intent Power through the back-door, by Ajit N.S. Thapa (ht), Declaration of Kirant state against party-line: Prabhakar (rn)

10/11/2009: Autonomous Kirat state declared (kp), Breach of CPA with Kirant republic, by Dilip Khatri (ht), Old habits (kp), Seized vehicles released (kp), Questioning the UN’s impartiality, by Ram Sharan Mahat (kp), NC leader alleges Maoists of trying to capture state power (nn), Maoist combatants face harsh life inside, by Motilal Poudel (kp), Yadav: India against change of guard (kp), UCPN-M in no mood to end House obstruction (nn), Big leap in narrowing gender gap, by Santosh Chhetri (kp), Defective Plan Vs Effective Politicking, by Prem Khatry (rn), Landmines still exist (rn), Constitutional discourse Emphasise local government, by Mukti Rijal (ht), Faction-ridden polity faces credibility crisis, by Prakash Acharya (ht)

09/11/2009: Ban’s report misinterpreted CC’s jurisdiction: Acharya (kp) [Please no hairsplitting: The power games of the politicians are hampering the constitution writing process in a dangerous way!!], Nembang: CA calendar in for seventh amendment (kp) [!!], NC, UML yet to present concept (kp) [!!], Between the lines (kp), Govt to seek clarification from Landgren over biased report (rn), Who wags what: Note of dissent, by Shyam K.C. (kp), NHRC recommendations ignored by government (kp), CA committee on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles submits report (nn)

08/11/2009: Nepal stands ground: Peace under increasing risk: UNMIN (kp), Is the peace process failing?, by Ian Martin (kp), Poudel to UN: Shut mouth (kp) [??], Nepal officially expresses reservations over UNSG's report at UNSC (nn), UN refutes intervention slur (ht), Ongoing verbal spat between Nepal govt. and UN exposes the Indian dimension (News Analysis), by Anand Gurung (nn), Beyond the timeframe (kp), Govt, Maoist on opposite poles (kp), Dahal puts agitation clock forward (kp), PM calls Maoists for talks to end deadlock (nn), Top three parties responsible for political deadlock: Thakur (nn), NC proposed us to dissolve CA and impose presidential rule: UML leader (nn) [???], Maoist chairman Dahal hints at easing House obstruction to let budget pass (nn), Indigenous lots vent ire on govt (kp), Join us: Dahal to Madhesi parties (ht), Protracted People’s War And Maoist Revolution, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn)

07/11/2009: Maoist chairman says his party will declare 'parallel govt' if it has to enter 3rd phase of stir (nn) Maoists shelve autonomy agenda (kp), Maoists’ marginal halt on stir, by Roshan Sanwa and Govinda Chhetri (ht), Getting fiscal federalism right, by Biswas Bsaral (kp), UNMIN dissatisfied over progress in Nepal’s peace process; says SG’s statement is not intervention (nn), NC, Maoist leaders lock horns over UNSG's statement (nn), Ethnicity base for federal states, says Dr Bhattarai (nn), Govt may increase army's role: Defence minister (nn) [???]

06/11/2009: Maoists could be 'bypassed' to give a passage to the budget: DPM Gachhedhar (nn) [There will be no legitimacy if you ignore a party that owns almost 40% of the MPs that have been elected by the people!!], UCPN (Maoist) backs off again, withdraws plans to declare autonomous provinces (nn), Contradiction in terms
Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai admits weakness
(nt 06/11/2009), United Nations for the nation: "We are not looking for any additional business," says ex-UNMIN deputy Tamrat Samuel (nt)


05/11/2009: DAOs’ face Maoists’ protest (ht), Maoists continue dharna at DAOs (nn), Bhattarai assures Maoists will not take up arms again (nn), What do the Maoists really want?, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht), Intra-party rivalries costing Nepal dear, says UML supremo, interview with Jhala Nath Khanal (ht), Learning from neighbours Political stability matters, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht), Fundamental rights’ panel finalises draft (ht), Nepali Constitutional Dilemma, by Suryabahadur Singh (rn)

04/11/2009: Dahal tries to assure envoys on protests (kp), Commentary: Political battle lines drawn, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp), Maoists picket DAOs across the country (nn), Autonomous state, parallel govt symbolic: Bhattarai (ht), ‘Maoist stir breach of CPA’: Govt directs security agencies to remain alert (kp), Maoists will fight back if government oppression continues: Sharma (nn), Govt braces for Maoists’ plan, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Maoists call off blockade (kp), Ex-rebels call off TIA blockade, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Dhankuta under indefinite curfew (ht), Curfew relaxed in Dhankuta (nn), Offices protest Matrika menace (kp), Govt calls MJF for talks (nn), Misguided stakes (ht), Constitution drafting, Challenges and opportunities, by Binod Kumar Chaudhary (ht), Oli takes lead to end dispute (ht) [The extremely conservative minded Oli is not the person who can end dispute!], European Union’s role in Democracy building in South Asia, by Sridhar K. Khatri (tg)

03/11/2009: Army will be mobilised if CPA breaks: Pokhrel (kp) [Do you really know what you are talking about??], Govt puts security agencies on high alert (nn), Power centre shifts to Koirala residence, PM Nepal pays a visit after Maoist and UML chairmen (nn), Maoists take hold of Dhankuta Municipality (kp), Dhankuta turns tense as Youth Force starts protests (nn), Local administration clamps curfew in Dhankuta (nn), Maoists capture civic body, VDCs, by Kul Prasad Rai (ht), Maoists disruption at local bodies (ht), Maoists withdraw bandh at TIA (nn), Protests make residents see red (kp), Dahal rejects shun-stir plea (kp), Maoist leadership assures foreign ambassadors of party's commitment to peace process (nn), Maoists likely to let budget pass, by Arjun (ht), Political flight to Delhi resumes after a break (kp), A response to the Secretary-General, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp), PM's political advisor slams UNSG's suggestion for unity govt (nn)

02/11/2009: Change in citizenship law demanded (kp), MJF submits memo to PM Nepal (ht), MJF sings agitation tune (kp), Prachanda sparks torch of protest (ht), Torch-bearing Maoists fuel stir (kp), Maoists launch protests with torch rally (rn), Critical institutions likely to be paralysed (kp), Maoists picket local government offices (nn), Maoists take over Dhankuta municipality (nn), Koirala meets Dahal, calls for withdrawal of Maoist protest (nn), Absence holds integration panel meet to ransom (kp), NC against changing national flag (rn) [I.e. it shall remain to be a symbol of Hindu traditionalism!], CA thematic panel reports Comparative insights missing, by Mukti Rijal (ht), Something troubles me, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Essential services to come to a halt if budget not passed soon (nn), Matrika Yadav demands for bench in parliament (nn)

01/11/2009: UN chief prescribes national unity govt (kp), Thinking about Mao’s thoughts, by Shyam Prasad Adhikari (kp), Dr Bhattarai says Maoists' ultimate aim is state capture (nn), Maoists all set for nationwide stir, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Maoist Movement; Dahal: Govt reaction to decide stir shape (kp), Dahal warns against use of force to suppress Maoist agitation (nn), Maoist stir puts tourists in a fix (ht), Maoists begin second round of protests against President's move (nn), MJF sings Maoist tunes for protests (nn), Neutralised citizenship for unknown fathers’ children (kp) [The father's citizenship is totally unimpotant as long has the mother has Nepalese citizenship! When will these male traditionalist 'leaders' learn this??], ‘Nepal will become a failed state if deadlock persist’ (ht), Maoists On The Wrong Side Of History, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), When Things Fall Apart, Pranav Bhattarai (rn)

31/10/2009: Preparations intensified, Dahal still for options (kp), Ruling parties: Crush Maoist stir if riot rules, by Anil Giri (kp), Coalition slams Maoists' stir plan, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Maoist chairman Dahal directs party cadres to make agitation peaceful (nn), Bhandari, PM not in unison, by Chintamani Poudel and Surya Prakash Kandel (ht), Bandh cripples life in eastern hills, by Sita Niraula (ht), UNSG suggests national unity govt (nn)

30/10/2009: PLA first, then statute: PM (ht), Bidhaya Bhandari creates a flutter, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Peace Row: The government is in a fix after one of its senior ministers raises a demand for reviewing the peace pact, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Bhandari reiterates to revise CPA (rn), Defence minister warns of army deployment if Maoist protests turn violent (nn), Maoists using cantonments to carry out attacks on rival parties, says NC Youth Wing (nn), Shut down cantonments, says Tarun Dal (kp) [Shall the country return to war??], Maoists invite all to join their protests (nn), Govt to adopt stringent measure to bolster law and order (nn), Infuriated Maoists whet protest blade (kp), Banda batters East (kp), Maoists' bandh in 5 hilly districts (ht), Govt calls UCPN-M for talks (ht), Consensus to confrontation: Stepping into the marshland, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht), Fake crusaders (ht), Zero sum shenanigans: Maoist protests may break the stalemate, but what comes after?, by Prashant Jha (nt), UML lawmakers for broad political meet (kp), PM’s brother gets HK’s top post (kp) [Long live nepotism!!], Absenteeism mars CC (kp), Prez rule; Civil society activists (ht), Presidential conduct (nt), PM expresses readiness to amend Interim Constitution (rn), What Is Civilian Supremacy? by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), Rehabilitation Of Discharged Combatants, by Indra Karki (rn), "There is still hope", interview with Nilambar Acharya, Constitutional Committee chairman (nt), Geographic view of federalism: Federalism isn't a quick fix, it should be built to last, by Bhim prasad Subedi (nt), Difficult Frontiers, by Sushil Sharma (sp), Gift of Giants: As Nepal’s neighbors continue on a collision course, it may be a wishful thinking to expect lasting political stability in the country, by Keshab Poudel (sp), 'Talks, Not Agitation, Good For Nepalese Maoists', interview with Wong Hangwei (sp), Wranglings Within: The future political course in Nepal will be determined by the intra-party feud among major political parties as much by external factors, by Bhagirath Yogi and Saroj Dahal (sp)

29/10/2009: CA panel recommends 31 fundamental rights (ht), CA panel mulls 31 fundamental rights (kp), UCPN (Maoist) for clipping centre power: declaration of emergency (kp), Easy does it (kp), Rights and duties, by Biswas Baral (kp), Strikes paralyse eastern districts (nn)

28/10/2009: Dahal-Khanal meet fails to break ice (kp), No cloud 9 (ht), Maoists unveil protest plan: ‘National unity govt not key agenda’ (kp), Maoist activists attack Deuba: 19 injured in clash, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp), Disillusioned mofussil: People in the remote districts are sick and tired of endless Kathmandu-centric politics, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Patrons and clients, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Modality of governance: CA panel to talk to bigwigs (kp), Army integration: Maoists for amending tech panel proposals, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Maoists to recall Rai from tech committee on army integration (nn), Limbuwan bandh hits eastern regions (ht), Train the political leaders Making education work in Nepal, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht)

27/10/2009: Slippery slope: Bidhya Bhandari’s proposal to amend the CPA must be rejected absolutely, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), UCPN-M dared to prove majority (ht), Ruling parties stand by govt (kp), CA’s draft on citizenship ready, by Prakash Acharya (ht), House disruption hitting civilian supremacy: Sujata (rn) [Yes, better say supremacy of the people! That was also true when the NC and other parties disrupted the house!!], Three party talks inconclusive, UCPN-Maoist repeats same demand (rn) [And what about the others?], UML, Maoist leaders meeting inconclusive (nn), Dahal: The plot thickens (kp), Maoist finalize 15-day protest programme, to go all out against govt from Nov 2 (nn), Cooperative Federalism: A Necessity, by Laxmi Bahadur Vaidya (rn), NA again requests PM's office to promote Maj Gen Singh (nn), The plot thickens: Foreign intervention in our affairs has become complicated with China joining in, by Aditya Man Shrestha (nn)

26/10/2009: GPK, Khanal, Prachanda, to meet (ht), Three party talks inconclusive, UCPN-Maoist repeats same demand (rn), Maoist-led govt, the bottom-line: Kiran (ht), Dahal, Khanal against any revision of CPA: UNMIN chief deeply worried about the future of the peace process, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Maoist chairman asks cadres to be prepared for '3rd Janaandolan' (nn), NC, UML decide to make last ditch efforts to reach compromise with Maoists (nn), Limbuwan group imposes Taplejung bandh, by Sita Niraula (ht), Matrika’s ‘PLA company’ in Jhapa (ht), Help end deadlock, Prez tells lawyers (rn), Nepal starts largest demining operation, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), We want results: Foreign donors should demand their money’s worth from our easygoing politicians, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp)

25/10/2009: Toran Singh appointment draws rights body’s wrath (kp), Govt on offensive in east hills, by Ratna Prasad Acharya (ht), NC not to let GPK's monopoly, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Nepali Congress: Remnant of Feudalism, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km), UML for direct polls to elect PM (ht), New statute should favour marginalised: NHRC chair (ht), Maoists Need To Learn More From China, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Big parties hold separate parleys, still no consensus in sight (nn), Senior Maoist leader demands PM's resignation for consensus (nn), Agitation to revitalise statute drafting: Dahal (kp), Gurung warns of civil disobedience movement (kp), Poor fellows: Poverty fuels conflict, and economic development is the only way to ensure security, by Jaya Raj Acharya (kp)

24/10/2009: UNSC wants UNMIN to go by Jan 23, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht), Diplomats inspect weapon stores of NA, cantonment (rn), Six envoys inspect NA barracks, PLA camp (kp), Nov 1: Maoists' new stir deadline (ht), Maoists extend ultimatum: Give nine more days for consensus, by Sanjeev Satgainya (kp), Singh appointed acting CoAS (rn), CoAS away, Toran to hold fort, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht) [Better present him in court!], Take heed, lest the nation falls: Nembang (ht), Revisiting The Peace Process, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn), 2000 hectares still under Maoist occupation in Kailali, by Mohan Budhair (kp), Newa Mukti Morcha rallies along proposed Newa Autonomous State border (nn)

23/10/2009: Parties inch closer to clinch deal, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Expedite army merger process: UNMIN, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), PM, Landgren discuss peace process, UNMIN urges govt to speed up integration process (rn), Army recruitment remark worries UNMIN (kp), UNSC member envoys, UNMIN chief inspect Maoist cantonments, NA's arms container (nn), Defense Minister says peace accord has become obsolete, calls for its review (nn) [???], Somebody stop her: Bidya Bhandari should not be allowed to thrust Nepal into further uncertainty (kp), Maoists to announce protests today (ht), Maoists warn of another stir (kp), Understanding Nepal’s transition Do we really want what we must?, by Ganga Thapa (ht), Discrepancy In Rhetoric And Action, by Yuba, Media and conflict: n“Mainstream” media is deepening cleavages in society with biased coverage of ethnic issues, by Kahendra Lawoti (kp), Watch out for Andolan III: We the people will not forgive if the political parties do not get their act together, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp)

22/10/2009: Consensus unlikely, says Kiran, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht), Baidya keeps his eye on consensus clock (kp), Ethnopolitics in Nepal: Some challenging portents, by Mukti Rijal (ht), ‘PM attacked NC’s institutional rights’ (ht), Bhattarai gives 3-day ultimatum to Prez (ht), Maoists ready to go to any length to uphold 'civilian supremacy' (nn), Army chief briefs PM about his upcoming US visit (nn), ‘Recruitment drive will open within Oct’, by Phanindra Dahal (kp) [???], UNMIN chief takes up Defence Minister's controversial statement with PM, says CPA must be implemented (nn), Home Minister vows to implement special security strategy again (nn), Loose ends: How federal Nepal’s national heritage is going to be managed needs to be decided, by Bipin Adhikari (kp)

21/10/2009: Tea party belies Maoists’ pledge (ht), Between the lines (ht), Translate Words Into Action (rn), Three-party task force to prepare common document for consensus by Thursday (nn), NHRC for action against ex-CoAS (ht), Journos condemn Patel's 'release', by Sujit Kumar Aryal (ht), State of impunity (rep), Our survival Kill the snake, break not the stick, by Mani Dixit (ht), There is need of national consensus for bringing Nepal Sambat into use: PM (rn), The party is over: Home is where his heart is, and it is home where Prachanda's bigger problems remain, by Surendra Phuyal (kp)

20/10/2009: Maoists decide to strive for consensus; hosting tea reception today (nn), Nepal´s Supreme Leaders Wreaking Democracy, by Prakash Bom (Global Politician)

19/10/2009: Dahal returns from China; says dialogue is UCPN-M's priority, not protests (nn)

18/10/2009: CA likely to miss deadline again (kp), Waxing And Waning of Girija Koirala, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km), Bhandari dances to Olis trumpet (ht), Walkathon for Newar autonomous state (ht), Sujata promotion irks Deuba (kp), Rooting for Nepali Sambat: Do we need another people’s war to get Nepal Sambat implemented?, by Hisila Yami (kp), Bhattarai floats three options for ending deadlock (nn)

17/10/2009: Prakash Man trains his gun on GPK's 'grip' in party (ht), Deuba unhappy with Sujata’s promotion to DPM; Sujata ‘warns’ NC leaders against trying to change govt (nn)

16/10/2009: Mine menace persists: Toll reaches 113, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Frost on the pane (ht), CA women members to table sankalpa prastav (ht), Maoist women left behind, by Aruna Rayamajhi (sp), 3-party panel to prepare sankalpa prastav (ht), Peace process and people’s Sovereignty in Nepal, by Govinda Raj Joshi (Nepali Congress) (sp), The President has not violated any constitutional provisions, interview witrh Surya Dhungel (sp), Zero-sum Game: As three major political parties stick to their guns, political stalemate continues, by Saroj Dahal (sp), NC prez brushes aside ‘minor irritants’, by Shekhar Regmi (ht), Family matters: Koirala's dynastic tendency undermines democracy in his party, by Mallika Aryal (nt), The daughter also rises: Who said hardcore politics was a popularity contest?, by CK Lal (nt), Risk-taking for dummies: The latest scandal exposes the management values that underpin many of Nepal's institutions, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt), NC leaders wash dirty laundry in public, accuse party president of whimsical behavior and nepotism (nn), Discord, and more discord: Too little, too late to meet the constitution deadline (nt), Uncomplicating peace: Forgetting the past is not Nepal's  future, by Prashant Jha (nt), PM Nepal says Maoists have kept their lust for power after being greeted with black flag (nn)

15/10/2009: UN appeals for swift discharge of minors (kp), Flag debate flares up (kp) [The current flag is definitely based on Hindu symbolism and does not suit an inclusive secular state!!], Parties agree on flexible constitutional amendment procedures, but differ on national symbols (nn 15/10/2009), 3-party nod to prioritise statute (ht) [???], CC to seek GPK clarification, by Prakash Acharya (ht), CA committee sticks to deadline, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Big three form taskforce to give way out to political deadlock (nn) [This does not mean anything!], Oli for amending peace accord (nn) [Prevent this extremely conservative minded politician from returning Nepal to times of civil war!!]

14/10/2009: Maoists spoil relief distribution, by Shivraj Bhatta (ht), Relief distribution to flood victims stalled due to Maoist threat (nn), Kids relive trauma of violence, by Somnath Banstola (ht), Results must speak (ht), State restructuring and fiscal federalism: Convergence is a big challenge, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht), Sushil on Sujata’s new post (ht), NC leader claims party will seek clarification from NC president on Sujata's promotion (nn), Sujata slams NC leaders against her (ht), Induction of new DPM will stabilise govt: PM (rn) [by wooing Girija??], CA vice-chair cut up with leaders (ht), Three-party meet fails to hammer out a deal (ht), House meet postponed after obstruction (rn), Top UN official calls for immediate release of 2,973 minors in Maoist cantonments (nn), 'Katawal could get important responsibility' (nn) [????], Big Three agree to settle differences on new constitution (nn) [one of thousands of similar empty promises!!]

13/10/2009: PLA leader criticises govt package (ht), Don’t stand in way: Minister to Maoists (kp), Maybe, a pointer (ht), Muslims' five-day ultimatum to govt (ht), Maoists table amended draft (ht), DPM post for Sujata Koirala, by Prakash Acharya (ht), PM appoints Sujata Deputy Prime Minister (rn), Sujata sworn in as DPM, NC leaders miffed, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Khanal says FM Koirala's promotion has not put govt in tight rope (nn), NC CWC meeting put off as leaders stand divided over Sujata's elevation to DPM (nn), ‘Difficult to have statute by May 28’ (kp), Looking to the future: The Maoists have a long-term plan to install themselves in power so firmly that they cannot be dislodged, by Aditya Adhikari (kp)

12/10/2009: Indigenous groups decry state division (kp), 373 disqualified PLA fighters all set for new life, by Sabin Chandra Acharya (ht), Rehabilitation begins at Dudhauli (rn), Disqualified fighters’ discharge process begins, by Rajkumar Karki (kp), Norwegian support to the discharge and rehabilitation process (nn), CoAS: NA will accept decision on integration (kp), Prachanda sets off for China: UCPN-M boss promises end of stalemate on October 20 (ht), Prachanda off to China, Says deadlock to end soon (rn), Peace process about to collapse: Bhattarai (ht), Constitution in the making: Politically neutral Nepal, by Madhav Shrestha (ht), Nemwang flays foreign powers (rn), Sujata Koirala appointed DPM (nn) [Never ending nepotism!!]

11/10/2009: MJF chief shows no mercy to govt (kp), OHCHR heart aches for indigenous lot (kp), Talks on to resolve deadlock, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Rights activists' pledge to solve political dispute, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Three's a crowd: The big parties want to keep the Maoists out as they hate to share power with them, by Janak Raj Joshi (kp), Disqualified PLA fighters, minors to be released today, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Discriminated' Khas Kshetris up ante for inclusion in indigenous list: Caste accounts for 18 per cent of the population (ht), UN Mission In Nepal Expedite The Integration And Rehabilitation Processes, by Indra Karki (rn) [The UN mission can never be successful without the willing cooperation of the elected and nominated 'leaders' of Nepal! But such willingness is not existent!], For Ending Political Deadlock, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km)

10/10/2009: UCPN-M lawmakers stall House once again (ht), Prove majority to form govt, says PM (rn), Dahal, PM Nepal meet Koirala separately; no consensus in sight yet (nn), Dahal to leave for weeklong China tour Sunday (nn), EU delegates' recipe for peace, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Compromise key to peace: Troika, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Partial effect to east bandh (ht), The Voice of Multi-lingual Nepal: Manjushree Thapa on translating Nepali writing and the state of affairs, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp), No talks with anarchists, says minister Chemjong (rn) [Anarchy is also calling for bandhs and boycotting the work of the CA; and there is hardly any political party that has not praticed these anarchist poltics time and again!!], Security top brass going on a foreign visit (nn) [??]

09/10/2009: Discharge after economic package, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), An officer and a gentleman (kp), Khanal for parliamentary debate on president’s move (nn), Statute naming game starts (kp), Scribes haul Rawal over ‘spy plan’ (kp), Let them come to Tundikhel, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Sub-committee hands over draft of constitution to CC (nn), Delegation shows concern about peace process, statute (rn), National Govt. A Must, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn)

08/10/2009: Army chief: Integration purely a political issue, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Koirala washes his hands of charges (kp), Groundwork begins for fighters’ discharge (kp), Moderators’ plight, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), Instability In Interest Of Foreign Powers, by Shyam K.C. (rn), Maoists stall House business (ht), FNJ to protest govt's plans to use journos as spooks (nn)

07/10/2009: Politicos pack a punch, paunch and all, by Asim Suvedi and Pratichya Dulal (kp), Matrika, Jagat to lose CA berths (kp), Parliament braces for storm clouds, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Reconciliation or revolt?, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), US viewpoint: Yet to be assured about Maoists, by Rishi Dhamala (ht), Occupier NA makes govt officials suffer, by Shiva Apriya (ht), Defence Minister for revision of peace accord (nn) [??], Prachanda for common motion at Parliament (rn), Maoists may even table impeachment proposal against Prez: Dr Bhattarai (nn)

06/10/2009: PM, Dahal hold talks to end deadlock (kp), Dahal says party's 'new proposal' to resolve political deadlock (nn), Heavy political wrangling Fallout on statute writing, by Mukti Rijal (ht), DPM sees design to topple government (ht), Prachanda denies proposing GPK as PM (rn), Dahal: Change of guard our 4th priority (kp), Govt to start fighters’ discharge in earnest (kp), Jwala Singh's top man arrested (nn)

05/10/2009: Stalemate will end Wednesday: Koirala; Yield ground first, Dahal tells parties (kp), Top leaders vow to clear impasse in next three days (rn), Maoist put heat on political parties (kp), Maoists for amicable solution, protests only second option (rn), Gathering milieu to lessen mistrust, by Prakash Acharya (ht), PM Nepal meets Maoist chairman (nn), No iced tea (ht), Matrika: Our party forming army too (kp) [Nepal cannot have enough armies if it shall be destroyed quickly!!], Allegations and counter-allegations, by Shyam K.C. (kp), Rule of law? What?, by John N. Parajuli (kp), The tiller should own the land, interview with Hari Roka (kp), PM Nepal assures increase in monthly allowance to injured of 2006 movement (nn)

04/10/2009: Tea party raises hope for consensus, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Ball on top leaders' court, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), End to deadlock on horizon: PM; Dahal, Katawal steal the show (kp), NC-UML proposal comes a cropper, by Anil Giri (kp), Maoist demand hard to meet (kp), UCPN-M to make more efforts to end deadlock (nn), Bhattarai sees no solution (kp), Groundswell of protest after Tihar (ht), NA deprives rightful claimants of assets, by Laxmi Gautam (ht), Debate on timeframe of new statute (kp), Sujata to be DPM (rep), UML tea reception underway (nn), Holy Or Unholy Alliance of Eighteen Political Parties, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km)

03/10/2009: Three-party talks fail to make headway (ht), Big three fail to reach consensus (nn), Senior Nepali Congress leaders stand up for Prez (ht), Maoists show black flags at President Yadav (nn), Dr Bhattarai blames NC, UML for deadlock (nn), Democracy's blurred future, by Lok Raj Baral (rep), Top leaders hopeful of breakthrough within few days (nn)

02/10/2009: Nod to sankalpa prastav in principle, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Parties inch closer to consensus (kp), Saturday's three-party meet to finalise draft of consensus (nn), UCPN-M not to budge on its stance on 'civilian supremacy' (nn), Matrika finds upsurge of monarchists across parties (ht), Sushil Koirala rules out action against Prez (ht), President, PM discuss prevalent politics (nn), Party chiefs spell consensus to end violence (nn), Move to extend CA term draws flak (kp), Our finest hour, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp)

01/10/2009: Parties working for common motion, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Dashain dialogue, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), End pretenses (ht), Prachanda meets Prez (ht), Khanal-Dahal discuss ending deadlock (nn), Senior citizens and constitution: Focus on rights, by Chhattra Pradhan (ht)

30/09/2009: UCPN (Maoist) deputes team to talk with other parties (nn),  'Constitution-writing ought to be prime basis of political consensus' (nn), Dahal meets President Yadav to end current political deadlock (nn)

29/09/2009: Maoists decide to be more flexible (nn)

27/09/2009: Deadlock will end soon, says Koirala (nn)

26/09/2009: Nepal still a killing field: 1284 deaths, 2,100 abductions (kp), Govt revises conflict toll (kp), Three JMMT cadres killed (kp), Consensus by Nov. 7: Dahal (kp), Implement pledges: OHCHR to Maoists (kp), OHCHR-N's strongly-worded missive for Prachand (ht), Marathon parleys to end stubborn impasse: Talks to continue on Saturday (kp), Parties inch closer to a deal on Prez debate, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), No debate on president’s move, says PM (nn), The claim for rights, by Aditya Adhikari (kp)

25/09/2009: Eclipse of reason, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Maoists have four options:Pokharel (ht), UML-Maoist meet concludes positively (nn), Beggar description of conflict-hit NC cadre (ht), Crime and no punishment?, by Bhagirath Yogi and Saroj Dahal (sp), Security program is yielding results , interview with Bhim Rawal (kp), Competing Inequality: Growing up Untouchable in Nepal, by Mohan Das Manandhar and Rojan Bajracharya (sp), “Dalits are one of the most deprived communities in Nepal”, interview with Biswendra Paswan (sp)

24/09/2009: 'Endgame for the People's Republic to begin from Valley' (ht), ‘Present crisis extraordinary’ (rn), Move to incorporate in new statute: 15-year wait for citizenship for foreign-origin wives (ht), Security alert in violence-hit Birgunj, by Rabi Dahal (ht), Without business, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Defense minister instructs NA headquarters to resume recruitment (nn) [??]

23/09/2009: Statute-drafting deadline may be missed: CC chair (ht), 'Maoists' stir to surpass April Uprising' (ht), No let up: NC has made it plain and clear that its support for the UML-led government will continue without any let up (ht)

22/09/2009: Maoists blame NC for deadlock (ht), Poudel launches tirade against Prachanda (ht), Dahal claims Madhesis are withdrawing support to govt (nn), No revolt after Tihar, Maoist leader says (nn), Woman rights activists clamour for fair representation in Truth Commission (ht), Mistrust mars statute drafting process, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Girija opposes 'latitudinal division' of the country (nn)

21/09/2009: Sujata bashes govt, party (kp), MJF chief roars in Sunsari (kp), A stone’s throw away, by Shyam K.C. (kp), We will establish an army of 100,000 people, interview with Tharu leader Laxman Tharu (kp), Property ceiling clause comes under fire, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Cabinet forms panel to provide relief to insurgency victims (ht), Maoists' end-game strategy, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht)

20/09/2009: NC pledges firm support to govt (ht), Ministry fires Maoist-picked secretaries (ht) [Yes, please make peace without participation of the Maoists as the state did between 1996 and 2006!!], Talks On To End Crisis (rn), Is Country Heading Towards Ethnic War?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Consumption, Distribution, Poverty And Inequality, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (rn), Govt forms panel to assess damages during insurgency (nn) [??], PM Nepal praises 'heroic acts' of NA, says it has always accepted civilian supremacy (nn) [... and made more than 1.000 of these supreme civilian people dissappear!!]

19/09/2009: Revolt after Tihar: Dahal (kp), Festivity pause for Maoists' stir (ht) [And what about the festivities of Nepal's non-Hindu groups??], Prachanda directs PLA fighters to obey govt's order, by Chintamani Poudel (ht), Security mechanism for festive season, by Sabin Chandra Acharya (ht), CA panel okays land reform amid serious controversy, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Truth And Reconciliation, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (rn)

18/09/2009: ‘House business to resume soon’ (rn), NC proposes 16 provinces (rn), Proposal passed by CA committee allows govt to seize land above ceiling (nn), Dahal warns of 'decisive revolt' after Tihar (nn 18/09/2009)

17/09/2009: PM vows to activate NSC, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Overdue galvanisation: The national security policy should not be in the interest of any ruling party, but for the good of the citizens (ht), Big Three on verge of ending deadlock: Joint sankalpa prastav likely; NC fears no-trust motion (ht), Big 3 agree on joint resolution motion (kp), NC, UML dare Maoists (kp), Uncalled-for actions (kp), SC order deceptive, VP claims, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), I'm still the Vice President: Jha, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), State Restructuring (rn), Dahal for constitution amendment to 'rectify' President's move (nn), A hard nut to crack (kp), NC, UML miss federal wagon (kp), Old habits, by Achyut Wagle (kp)

16/09/2009: Self-determinism sans secession: CA panel (kp), UML proposes 13 provinces (rn), Brahmins, Chhetris join indigenous issue, seek tag, by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (kp), We want in, by Bhesh K. Tamang (kp), Some difficult questions, by Prashant Jha (kp), Losing course, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Activate National Defence Council: PM, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Parleys on to end parliament disruption (ht), Maoists' gen secy for referendum to end current stalemate (ht), Constitutional dynamics of federalism: Issues vs concepts, by Anuj Mishra (ht), Faded optimism: The Maoist cadres out in force to disrupt any official function attended by a cabinet member seems to be the norm now (ht), Parties divided on national flag (nn) [The symbols and colours of the current flag are closely related to the feudal Hindu state!!], Herders and priests: The Bahun leaders are wasting time by acting like cheap manipulators and traditional practitioners of exclusionism, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Bogie politics: The NC and the UML are haunted by the ghosts of the monarchy and the Maoists, by Abhi Subedi (kp)

15/09/2009: Dangerous apathy (kp), UN: Execute recommendations (kp), Control mechanism for PLA finalized, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), CA panel's nod to right to self-determination (ht), Day I discussion on judiciary: Many CA members skip deliberations; Major parties not on the same page (kp), CA panel's proposals raise fear over judicial independence, by Prakash Acharya (ht), CA members detained (kp) [mainly Dalits!!], PM's function disrupted; 30 hurt: Maoists clash with cops at Purbanchal University convocation venue, by Manoj Shrestha (ht)

14/09/2009: As rift deepens, tones keep on changing: ‘Maoists can lead’ (kp), Nepal sees Maoist sway in UML top brass (kp), CA committee set for voting (kp), Hail to the chief (kp), Indigenous Experts' Meet: Self-determination, inclusion top agendas (kp), Lawmakers lambast judiciary revamp proposal (ht), CA starts deliberations on judiciary draft report (rn), Code of conduct for PLA combatants (ht)

13/09/2009: 'Maoist trap ahead’ (kp), PM hits out at Prachanda (ht), PM harangues Maoists for creating rift in ‘coalition’ (rn), Maoist lawmakers arrested while staging protest in front of Singha Durbar (nn), Parliamentary system not acceptable to UCPN-M: Kiran (ht) [??], Be ready for final battle, says Dr Baburam Bhattarai (ht), Will The CA Draft New Constitution By 28 May 2010?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn)

12/09/2009: UML, NC in line of Prachanda's fire, by Tika R Pradhan (ht), Prachanda warns of third people’s movement (rn), Maoist-led govt possible if there's consensus: Pokharel (nn), Pandey rules out timely statute by sidelining Maoists (nn), Restructuring The State, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (rn)

11/09/2009: Int'l community worries over sluggish statute-drafting pace (ht), French parliamentary delegation meets former PM Deuba, warns rift between parties might adversely affect constitution making (nn), Deadline saga: There is optimism being floated around that the deadline for promulgating the new constitution will be met (ht), Time Running Out (rn), Turning the key (nt), Ananta makes Maoists' lust for power obvious (ht), Why Are Parties Repeating Mistakes?, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), Nepal and Koirala: Nepal is behaving as if he is the leader rather than the figurehead of a wobbly coalition, by CK Lal (nt), Two more ministers inducted into cabinet (nn) [Why?? Squandering of public property is also a form of crime!!], Maoist leaders raise war cry; vow to bring down UML govt (nn), Old Precedent: Vice president Permananda Jha kicks off a row over language, rekindling a decades-old fire that could snowball into a major political crisis, by Saroj Dahal (sp), “I took The Oath in Hindi and There Is Nothing Wrong On It”, interview with Upendra Yadav (sp), “Don’t pretend that we have any silver bullet for the new constitution of Nepal”, interview with Robert Piper (sp)

10/09/2009: Disunity among parties leads CA to miss deadline: Amends work schedule for sixth time as May 28,2010 draws closer (ht), Rescheduled for sixth time (kp), 'Court cannot issue order to President' (ht) [Highest judicial authority is in the hands of the Supreme Court! The President is not an authoritarian monarch!], Limbuwan Council proposes eight states (ht), Maoist model of judiciary Impractical in Nepal, by Ramesh Parajuli (ht), CoAS who has steered clear of controversy, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht)

09/09/2009: Prachanda finds radical ally in Dr Bhattarai, by Shiva Apriya (ht), Prachanda predicts doom for UML-led coalition govt (ht), House deadlock could be solved, says Prachanda (rn), CA set to amend constitution-drafting timetable (nn), Committe drafts code of conduct for PLA fighters, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Sunsari head of Ranabir Sena, two others held (ht), Rising inequality: Political economy of conflict, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht), Special security plan for Kathmandu Valley, by Trishna RL Rana Thapa (ht)

08/09/2009: Constitutional crisis looming, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Defiant Jha ushers in constitutional impasse: Experts, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), ‘No erosion of trust yet’, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Madhes-based parties in govt bats for Jha (ht), Spoken too soon: It may be too early for the government to claim success (kp), Maoists still nurse grudge against Prez (ht), Prachanda takes a dig at rivals, by Suryamani Gautam (ht), Prachanda warns of thunder for civil supremacy (rn), Dahal rules out ending house deadlock (nn), Arms haul from outlawed Ranabir Sena's office, by Shekhar Regmi (ht), Ranavir Sena ‘headquarters’ busted (nn), Caught finally (ht), Power tussle puts statute drafting on back burner, by Prakash Acharya (ht)

07/09/2009: Special panel to rein in Maoist combatants, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Panel urges political role for PLA fighters, by Tika R Pradhan (ht), Maoist combatants are still being politically and militarily trained, interview with Deepak Prakash Bhatta (kp), Maoist chairman plans to arm people at large, by Manoj Shrestha (ht), Defence Army chief Mainali in police net (kp), Big catch for Morang police: Brains behind Nepal Defence Army and Ranabir Sena in the net, by Shekhar Regmi (ht), Hindu extremist leader arrested in Nepal (Dawn), Only 12 out of 110 armed groups political: Home Ministry (nn), Govt holds talks with five armed groups of Terai (rn), Hangover from the past, by Prem Phyak (kp), Koirala unlikely to pull the rug from under Nepal's feet, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht)

06/09/2009: Parleys on to make Sujata DPM (kp), Bid to get Sujata into CA (ht) [??], VP oath row: 9 MPs withdraw support to govt (kp), Seven MJF (D) lawmakers for pulling out of govt (ht), MJF-D lawmakers react over SC verdict on VP Jha (rn), NC pledges full backing to govt (ht), NC will not pull down UML-led govt: Paudel (ht), CA again fails to live up to promise (kp), Dahal warns of people’s revolt (kp), Rebellion is right approved by UN, says Prachanda (ht), Help wanted, by Aditya Baral (kp), Security plan aims at relief to Terai: Rawal (rn), Maoist Movement Ignores Ground Reality, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Govt launches campaign for empowering women, by Ranju Kafle (rn), 'Nepali women doubly victimised' (ht), Badal for union of leftist, patriotic forces (ht), Maoist combatants to be brought under the command of Special Committee (nn), Controversy Over Oath In Hindi, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km)

05/09/2009: Pressure piles on Maoists to let House run (kp), Govt robs Jha of Army cover (kp), Govt takes back Jha's privileges (rn), Govt blow to Jha's privileges (ht), Brahmins’ Turn (rn), NC president proposes Dy PM, CA member for daughter (nn) [??], Keep army out of politics: Katawal (nn) [An army that is reponsible for more than 1000 disappearances and numerous extra-judicial killings cannot be kept out of politics!!], Nothing can bring down govt, claims PM (nn), Seven MJF (D) lawmakers withdraw support to govt (nn)

04/09/2009: Ethnic groups stage protests (kp), General strikes cripple life (rn), Life outside valley comes to standstill (ht), ‘Retrospective provision a must’ (kp) [!!], Maoists propose 13 provinces, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Maoists propose dividing country into 13 states; UML, NC yet to table proposal (nn), Objection! (kp), One hundred days with Nepal: Time to make difficult decisions and prove to the people that this government really exists (nt), by Mallika Aryal, Govt fate hinges on performance: Koirala (kp), Koirala sour over expansion?, by Shekhar Regmi (ht), Minister blow to disqualified PLAs (kp), With bated breath, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp), Cabinet Expansion (rn), Chronic Cronyism Ruins Parties, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), Security beyond the security sector: A wide-ranging collection still misses the point, by Suvaya Dev Pant (nt), Jumping the gun: Federalism is fraught with potential failure, by Ratna Sansar Shrestha (nt), Deadly deadlock (nt), The fallacy of supremacy: Where does the buck stop, at the Supreme Court or the Constituent Assembly?, by CK Lal (nt), The Maoist mind: A three-pronged strategy from the comrades in the run-up to Dasain, by Prashant Jha (nt), Govt withdraws annuities given to Paramananda Jha (nn), Jha to move SC pleading for active VP: 'I'll retake oath in Maithili' (ht), Reconciliation as a driver: Building peace, by Stig Marker Hansen (ht)

03/09/2009: Cabinet bloated, NC ministers skip oath, by Anil Giri (kp), Nepal expands jumbo cabinet (ht), Nine more members inducted in cabinet: Total strength 42, further expansion likely, by Bhadra Sharma (rn), [42 is not enough! The country needs many more superfluous ministers!!], CA panel okays concept paper (kp), Ethnic groups in stir mood (kp), Strike by ethnic communities cripples life across the country (nn), Khas Chhetris launch protests, demand indigenous status (ht), Separation Of Powers, Checks And Balances, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (rn), Govt won't last long if PM makes wrong moves: Koirala (nn), Prime Ministers' apathy makes panels suffer, by Prakash Acharya (ht)

02/09/2009: ‘Integration, rehab in 6 months’, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Reformed special panel to speed up army ‘integration’ (rn), Special issues: Integration and rehabilitation should be addressed only by the Special Committee (kp), When Johnny goes marching home: Rehabilitation and integration of Maoist combatants as part of Nepal’s Security Sector Reform, by Kul Chandra Gautam (kp), PM: VP stirred hornet’s nest (kp), Will 7th amendment resolve oath row?, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Maoist leaders tread on Madhesi parties’ toes (kp), In other words: Madhesi parties will put Hindi forward as a symbolic language of unity in the Tarai, by Abhi Subedi (kp), CC forms crucial sub-panel (kp), Multicultural healing: Restructuring state institutions is important, but equally important are public conversations about equality and human dignity, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Govt grappling with challenges in 100 days, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Cabinet likely to be expanded today (nn) [???], 12 point agreement: Why New Delhi but not in Nepal? (tg)

01/09/2009: High time for retroactivity, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), AISC resumes works, extends JMCC's duration by 3 months (nn), Maoists to join special committee, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), They can’t wait forever: Rehabilitation and integration of Maoist combatants as part of Nepal’s Security Sector Reform, by Kul Chandra Gautam (kp), Integration models for Maoist combatats, by Kul Chandra Gautam (ht), Oath row: House has the answer (kp), PM hints at cutting annuities to VP Jha (nn), Madhesis pin hopes on amendment bill (ht), The uses of law: Those who argue that the Vice President should take the oath in Nepali fail to realise that the state's legitimacy comes from its ability to evolve, by Aditya Ahikari (kp), Partying to the bank: As aggregators of people’s hopes, parties should be above the fray of cheap money (kp), Implementing Special Security Plan, by Laxman Datt Pant (rn), Formation of industrial security force falters (nn)

31/08/2009: Into thin air (kp), Over 4,000 killed in western region (rn), VP Jha refuses to retake oath (kp), VP Jha refuses to take oath in Nepali, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Jha ceases to be VP legally, says Bar (rn), Jha's position as VP defunct from today (nn), Khanal says VP Jha's snub to SC has invited new crisis; MJF chair thanks Jha for his stand (nn), Madhesi leaders meet Koirala over oath row (nn), PM: Amendment bill on oath pending (kp), Peace in pieces?, by Hisila Yami (kp), Big mistake, by Shyam K.C. (kp)

30/08/2009: VP takes recourse to Article 151 (kp), Vice President to vacate office today, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), PM consults VP, legal experts, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Supporters of VP Jha take to streets (ht), Strike cripples life Terai (nn), Cabinet requests VP to take oath (nn), VP Jha snubs Cabinet request; says he will consider re-taking oath only after constitutional amendment (nn), KJWP leader arrested in connection with Friday's bomb attack (nn), West cries for panel on disappearances (kp), Embassies seek prompt action on disappearances (ht), 'Disappearances' bill must be amended to meet international standards: rights organizations (nn), Weary-eyed, they await kin’s homecoming, by Baburam Kharel, Statute sans Maoists: No way, says Gautam (kp), Gachchhadar ready to quit DPM for Maoists (rn), Parties poles apart on eligible age for voting (kp), Will Constitution Be Written In Time?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Constitutional bodies without chiefs for long time (nn), Maoists decide to intensify agitation (nn)

29/08/2009: UNMIN clarifies its role (kp), Acharya is CC Chair (kp), Acharya wins hands down against Shrestha, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Jha goes to court (kp), Jha knocks on SC door, files two pleas, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Yadav urges VP to quit (kp), PM writes to VP, urges for taking oath in Nepali (kp), Jha softens stance on oath row (nn), Bomb explodes near VP’s residence (kp), House panel votes to clip SC powers (rn) [???], Challenges To Constitution Writing, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn), Kirat outfit planning suicide attacks (ht), Intl community calls for action against culprits of forced disappearances (nn)

28/08/2009: Acharya, Shrestha to clash (kp), Acharya, Shrestha vying for CC Chair NC, UCPN-Maoist field candidates (rn), Nilambar Acharya elected CC head (nn), Constitutional Committee chair (rn), Army integration (kp), Fuzzy logic goes with transition, by Anuj Mishra (ht), Exercise in Army bashing: The latest ICG report on Nepal’s peace process is full of unsubstantiated stories about the Nepal Army, by Ram S. Mahat (kp) [Numerous crimes commited by security forces, Maoists, royalists and supporting politicians during the times of the insurgency and the royal putsch are a matter of fact! There can be no justice and rule of law as long as the system of impunity continues!!], OHCHR concerned on NA’s lack of accountability on human rights (nn), Vanishing hope: The families of Nepal's disappeared are forgotten, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (nt), Swearing in Hindi: The veep oath saga exposes some myths, by Prashant Jha (nt), VP Jha moves SC for review of 'unjust' verdict, Madhesi parties announce stir (nn), Will PM operate Article 151 to thwart SC order? Mulls over controversial statute provision to nullify the apex court's ruling in VP's oath case, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Kirat outfit's press meet at gunpoint (ht)

27/08/2009: UNMIN not effective, its role in question (kp), See you around (kp), Impunity continues: Failure to manage the arms could invite disaster, and the country has already seen it during the conflict period (ht) [The problem would not arise if the so-called party leaders had solved the issue of army integration immediately after the CA elections as it was also part of the agreement!!], Carter Center: ‘Peace process questionable’ (kp), Carter Center worried over power politics (ht), The Carter Center international observation mission in Nepal: First interim report (Relief Web) [see full report], Big three fail to make headway (kp), Big three fail to reach consensus on CC chair (nn), UML chief: Maoists key players (kp), Yes we are, says Dahal (kp) [Form a government of UCPN (Maoist) und CPN (UML) only for everyday politics and let all parties concentrate on the constitution writing process!!], PM puts conditions to let Maoists head CC, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), VP gets another quit call (kp), Madhesi parties take exception to SC order (ht), Serious consequences if SC order on VP Jha case implemented, Madhesi parties warn (nn), Linguistic rights activists suggest VP Jha to take oath in Maithili (nn), Same old thing, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), Reading the code, by Thomas A. Marks (kp), Research reveals youths' love for Nepali as official language (ht), Armed outfit chief appears in public (ht)

26/08/2009: PLA venturing out against CPA: UNMIN (kp), UNMIN again bails out erring PLA fighters, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht), Prez asks VP to retake oath (kp), Take oath in Nepali, Prez tells VP, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Dahal suggests VP Jha to resign (nn), Gods and demons: The Maoists can be blamed for a lot of things but not for lack of rigorous and coherent thinking about political issues and handling of the ethnic question, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Playing truant: The idea of the high level political mechanism is in the pipeline, but no concrete results have materialized (ht), Confrontation is imminent in Nepal, by N.P. Upadhyaya (tg), Nepal: Truth, Reconciliation and Upholding the victims’ cause, by Prawash Gautam (tg)

25/08/2009: Police net 19 armed PLA combatants, by Manoj Poudel (kp), 20 armed PLA men held, freed, by Krishna Prasad Dhakal (ht), Delhi steps back to think way ahead with Maoists, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp), Two directions, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), High-level panel birth gets boost (kp), VP’s course of action within timeline (kp), VP may face corruption charge: NBA chief (ht), 109 armed outfits under security watch: Rawal (rn), 'Another people's revolt in offing': Maoist chairman plans to fire fresh salvo at Prez, by Surendra Kafle (ht)

24/08/2009: SC to VP: Retake fresh oath within seven days (kp), SC serves ultimatum on Vice-President, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), SC crossed its jurisdiction: VP Jha (nn), Chhetris clamour for indigenous status, by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (kp), Rawal: Govt to execute security roadmap (kp), Home Minister urges parties not to provide sanctuary to criminals (nn), Post-conflict risks (kp), This cabinet doesn’t want the constitution written, interview with Barsha Man Pun "Ananta", UCPN (Maoists) (kp), Kangaroo courts set for comeback, by Jagadish Bhattarai (ht), UML, Maoists lock horns over Prime Minister's visit to India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Dahal hints at withdrawing protest if parties agree to debate Prez's move in House (nn)

23/08/2009: Nepal brings home the bacon, by Dinesh Wagle (kp), Congress for early Army integration (kp), Nepal: Govt can purchase arms for cops (kp), Rare commodities, by Nischal N. Pandey (kp), Basic Principles Of Federalism, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km) 

22/08/2009: Sujata puts her case (kp), NC summons Sujata, seeks clarification (kp), Experts: Water, sanitation a must (kp), Small arms a big threat: Report (kp), Justice For Victims, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp), VP's Office seeks explanation from Supreme Court (ht) [???]

21/08/2009: Maiost battle cry against govt (kp), UCPN-Maoist brings out 45-point demands (rn), Maoists' long list of demand ahead of stir (ht), Dahal: Parleys on to stitch up new govt (kp), So what’s new? The present coalition government is not proving to be any different than the old one, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Challenges to peace building: Experience shows that settlement to end civil war guarantees neither peace nor democracy, by Mahendra Lawoti (kp), Partisan Interests Mar Constitution Writing, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), UML moots 15 provinces in new statute, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Nepali dilemma: A vibrant democracy or destructive politics?, by Ganga Thapa (ht)

20/08/2009: VP gives ambiguous reply on taking fresh oath to SC (nn), President airs concern over apex court order, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht) [What democratic state is this where President and VP deny the judicial supremacy of the Supreme Court??], NC CWC miffed at Sujata’s antics (kp), DPM: Sujata defied diplomatic norms (kp), Sujata’s shenanigans (kp), Sujata opted out due to illness, says NC (ht), Maoists for forming front to fight anti-peace elements (kp), Seized land yet to be returned, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp), People power, by Biswas Baral (kp), House stalling by Maoists continues (rn), UN Mission In Nepal, Role In Management Of Combatants, by Indra Karki (kp), Ethnic minorities' stir threatens national integrity?, by Ishwor N Rijal (ht), Dahal hopeful for a 'Maoist-led national govt' soon (nn), UML-led govt will survive full term: Deuba (nn)

19/08/2009: Serious fissure surfaces in CA judiciary committee, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), NC, UML accuse Maoists of imposing decision in the CA (ht), Parliament disruption on (kp), Miles to go: Inclusive constitution and equitable state restructuring are the order of the day (kp), Financial federalism: Federalism is about achieving economic growth and ensuring social justice, by Bhim Prasad Bhurtel (kp), Tarai’s language dilemma: Those who have designated Hindi as their mother tongue in Nepal can't write it correctly, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Sujata skips Delhi trip (kp), Jolt to Nepal's united polity, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht), Prachanda despises PM’s visit sans FM (rn), Veep Jha will not take fresh oath in Nepali (ht), Pipe dream musing: There can be no complacency on the score that the country ranks 146th out of the 176 that are included (ht), Strengthening National Integrity System, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn), NRNA reiterates dual citizenship against NRN Identity Card (nn), Readymade constitution likely tg)

18/08/2009: Amendment to allow oath-taking in language of choice soon: Govt urges VP to retake oath in Nepali (kp), Should we go for retro-laws?, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), CA panels slack, calendar may be deferred (kp), Ensure equal opportunity for all: UN, by Amrita Gurung (kp) [see Nepal Human Development Report 2009 by UNDP (full text as pdf], Nation ranks 142; lowest in South Asia (ht), Get tough on army integration, NC told (kp), Principled politics: Hardly put into practice, by Subarna Chhetri (ht), Maoist, non-Maoist parties differ on differ on judicial independence, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Cabinet expansion deferred; FM Koirala expecting promotion to DPM (nn) [??]

17/08/2009: New date for CC chair polls (kp), See you later (kp), Extravagant show: The hectic pace of talks to sort out matters at the last minute, unfortunately, failed to produce any result (ht), All together now, by Shyam K.C. (kp), OHCHR-N's term extension questioned (ht), Dalit front cries for privileges (ht), Govt's seriousness on peace process in doubt, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Govt decides to ask VP Jha to take oath in Nepali (nn), House obstruction continues (nn)

16/08/2009: CC Chair election put off to Aug 28 (kp), Election for CC head rescheduled for August 28 (nn), Big III for putting off CC chief poll (ht) [Please don't hurry! You stiull have 9 months to write a new constitution! All party 'leaders' are irresponsible towards the Nepali people and should be excluded from the constitution writing process!!], God’s hands? (kp), Excluding the marginalized, by Manohara Khadka (kp), Dam things, by Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan” (kp), Govt, agitating groups yet to walk the talk (ht), Constitution-Making: Time is of the Essence, by Shrish Ranabhat (sp), “Women are denied their basic and fundamental rights”, interview with Sapana Malla Pradhan (sp), Desperate Plights of Conflict Induced Internally Displaced Peoples of Nepal, by Mohan Das Manandhar & Rojan Bajracharya (sp), Status of Conflict Induced Migration in Nepal, by Padma Prasad Khatiwada (sp), Let Hundred Confusions Bloom, by Sushil Sharma and Saroj Dahal (sp

15/08/2009: UML tries to woo Maoists (kp), NC, Maoists want their man to head statute panel (ht), Rs 6 crore relief for conflict-hit (ht), Maoists likely to head statute panel (ht), Exercise For CC Vote (rn), MJF chief warns of stir in Terai (nn)

14/08/2009: ICG slams parties, Army (kp), ICG urges parties to bring Maoists back into govt (nn), Poor delivery of promises worries diplomats (ht), PM to coax veep into taking oath (ht), 22 parties seek respect for SC verdict: VP gets double whammy (kp), Veep not to request review (ht), We had a dream, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Making hay whilst the sun shines: Land for the sons of the soil, by Mani Dixit (ht)

13/08/2009: Nepal should focus on the peace process, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp), SC gives VP a week to make choice (kp), Govt told to explain its inaction (ht), Govt likely to move SC on veep oath row (ht), Amik calls Prez anti-nationalist (ht), Gurung now acting CoAS (kp), Gouvernement népalais, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), Intensity of the day: Making CA a power-play vehicle?, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht), Nepal’s Future: In Whose Hands? (International Crisis Group, Asia Report N°173) [see report]

12/08/2009: Khanal for placating Maoists (ht), Oath in Nepali can endanger Jha's life, say lawyers (ht) [???], Veep’s advocates up the ante (kp), Acting coas yet to get appointment letter: Ambiguity over jurisdiction, by PhanindrA Dahal (kp), Major parties differ on legislature: Structure, powers, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Both sides buying time (kp), Govt security plan under fire (kp), New sheriff in town: A willingness to talk should be part of the government’s security policy (kp), Beyond language wars, by Pramod Mishra (kp), US tells Nepali leaders to stop squabbling over petty issues (nn), Maoists quit the government denouncing increasing Indian interferences in Nepali politics, interview with Chandra Prakash Gajurel (tg), Federalism in Nepal: Benefits and Drawbacks, by Durga D. Poudel (tg)

11/08/2009: Judges have no right to test my oath, Jha tells SC (ht) [A person showing such disregard of judicial authority cannot stay in office. Else, Nepal becomes a banana republic!!], VP case puts OAG in sticky situation, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Prez move a coup of sorts: Dr Bhattarai (kp), Mood for a stir: There is little desire for immediate compromise on both sides of the “civilian supremacy” debate, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Timely constitution without 'a truly national government' impossible: UML chair (nn), Bad days ahead: Hit by droughts, epidemics and violence, the future doesn't look good for the country, by Anil Bhattarai (kp), Lawmakers urge recognition for all languages (kp)

10/08/2009: Gurung takes charge of Army, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Koirala issues alert on federalisation (kp), Language could be a good basis for the formation of provinces, interview with Justice Zakeria “Zak” Yacoob, South Africa (kp), Maoists for executive prez under Cabinet (kp), Speaking of languages, by Shyam K.C. (kp), Indigenous leaders doubtful about statute commitment (kp), Much remains to be done to advance Janajati rights: UN expert (nn), Maoists begin street protests; The Third World War might begin from here: Yami (ht), Unpalatable state: The Maoists' actions have impacted the constitution drafting works and the peace process (ht), Maoists tell govt to face 'serious consequences' for refusing to address 'civilian supremacy' issue (nn)

09/08/2009: Only prez impeachment can be discussed: Nepal; PM-Maoist meet fails to break ice (kp), ‘Try impeaching prez’ (kp), Veep should fight for Hindi: Mahato (kp), Social crisis looms large (kp), The time has come, by Sumit Sharma Sameer (kp), Indigenous groups announce fresh protest (ht), Properties of 30,000 families still under Maoist control (nn), Maoists hint at doing away with Prime Ministerial system (nn)

08/08/2009: Maoist agitation stalls House (kp), Maoists begin protests, disrupt House (ht), Protests for discussing Prez move in House: Prachanda, by Rishi Baral (ht), Threat to deny constitution (kp), Talks between PM and Maoist leadership inconclusive (nn), `UML ready to quit govt for consensus' (ht), Katawal innings coming to a close, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), First Army Chief from ethnic group (kp), PM: No controversial deal will be signed with India (kp), India trip not to ink water pacts: PM (ht)

07/08/2009: Coalition rejects Maoist demand (kp), Parties see different roads to stability (kp), Parliamentary parties trying to derail peace process, alleges Dahal (nn), Leaders: Unity shield against anarchy (kp) [These so-called 'leaders' are themselves responsible for this development!!], Just an excuse: Political parties are always looking for an issue to create trouble (kp), Maoists urged to call off agitation: Military law may be amended (ht), Cruel "foresight": Urgency is in the air all because the Maoists have announced their phase-wise protest programme beginning today (ht), ‘New Delhi ready to provide arms’ (kp) [But the PM has stated several times that there is no arms deal with India! Did he lie??], I swear (kp), Veep oath row solution hinges on Aug 11 ruling (ht), Eyes on the ball: Kathmandu still fails to understand the Madhesi angst and the changing dynamics of Tarai politics, by Prashant Jha (nt), Kathmandu averts another tragedy as police arrest bombers (nn), Ethnic group shuts down nine districts in eastern Nepal (Asian Tribune), Limbuwan bandh hits eastern folks hard (ht), Do we have a choice? Working with the Maoists only option, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht), Politics of consensus or confrontation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht)

06/08/2009: PM frustrated with mistrust (kp), Three-party task force, four vital concerns (ht), Dahal: Stir for peace, statute (kp), Shrestha issues warning (kp), Bijay to VP: Take oath in Nepali (kp), Thesis, antithesis and synthesis, by Hisila Yami (kp), Rich state, poor state, by Maina Dhital (kp), NC, UML mull over military law (ht), New statute must ensure linguistic rights of minorities, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Defence Minister clears air over arms row (nn) [This 'is' a deal even though you don't call it so!], Maoists to obstruct House from today after ruling coalition rejects their demand (nn)

05/08/2009: Govt ready to amend Army Act, by Anil Giri (kp), MJF (L) is fourth largest party in CA (kp) [Parties with less than 5% of the CA seats are small parties!], Maoist U-turn on prez provision, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), Maoists' month-long protests to prevent foreign forces from derailingpeace process: Maoist Chairman Dahal (nn), Old tricks: The Maoists are in a quandary about what to do while not in government (kp), Govt, Tamsaling sign 8-pt pact (kp), Tamang body withdraws protest plan (ht), CoAS Katawal applies for leave (nn), Apolitical my foot: The task for the next COAS is to prove that the Army has nothing to do with politics, by Ranadhoj Limbu-Angbuhang (kp) [The please nominate someone who has nothing to do with the army's crimes and rights violations of the past!!], Nod to foreign freebies tops govt decisions, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Stalemate imminent as parties fail to reach consensus (ht), No national govt under Maoist leadership: Khanal (ht), Human rights situation: The worrying trend, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht), Security plan must address politics-crime nexus, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht), Unlikely conundrum: The biggest element that the UCPN (M) has made an issue is of "civilian supremacy" (ht), Viability of Federalism in Nepal, by Durga D. Poudel (tg), Political Fantasy, Illusion and Disillusion, by Nav Raj Pokharel (tg), A fervent appeal to nationalists if any? (tg)

04/08/2009: Maoists all set to storm streets, House (kp), Maoists to boycott Prez public meets: Protests against PM, ministers to follow (ht), Gajurel predicts govt fall, Mahat sees long life (kp), Oath row: SC show cause to VP, Prez consults PM (kp), Apex Court asks Jha to come clean on contempt (ht), God help the nation: The vice president’s sinister plan to establish Hindi as an official language should be defeated, by Kumar Regmi (kp), Language wars: Underlying the vehement opposition to Vice President Parmananda Jha’s refusal to retake his oath in Nepali lies a fear of the power of the Hindi language, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Homecoming still a far cry for Maoist displaced, by Durgalal KC (kp), Rampant lawlessness: The long-reigning state of impunity has sowed much mistrust in people’s minds (kp), ‘New statute may not ensure indigenous rights’ (kp), Epidemics, people and politics: Words fail to contain, by Gokul Pokhrel (ht), Civil society protests outside PM's home (ht), Government,Tamsaling to strike deal today (ht), Tamsaling put off protests after reaching 8-point deal with govt (nn), High-level mechanism augurs well for peace process, by Prakash Acharya (ht), All-party meet ends inconclusively as big-three remain adamant on respective position (nn), Maoists change party stance on role of president under new statute (nn)

03/08/2009: ICJ: Flawed laws a threat (kp), Post-UCPN (Maoist) CC meet: Dahal hints at revolt, says time running out (kp), Maoists to launch aggressive movement (ht), Maoist Standing Committee decides to wage month-long stir if ultimatum not met (nn), Nepal's UCPN-M issues ultimatum to form national gov't (Xinhua), Maoists give Nepal govt 72 hours to quit (Mid Day), Rehabilitation programme suspension worries PLA, by Binod Tripathi (kp), State Restructuring: NC a divided house (kp), The end or the beginning?, by Shyam K.C. (kp), SC issues show cause notice to Vice President Jha (ht), Political consensus must to improve security situation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Govt preparing to set up Counter Intelligence Wing (nn), Civil society leaders stage dharna in Baluwatar (nn), Women Push for Gender Equality in New Constitution, by Mallika Aryal (Inter Press Service)

02/08/2009: Go-ahead for high-level panel: Task force to prepare ToR (kp), Task force formed to set up political mechanism (ht), No headway in govt-Tamsaling talks (ht), Ineffective legal aid a threat to welfare state, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht)

01/08/2009: UNMIN mantra for parties (kp), Slow-paced peace process worries UNMIN (ht), PM: Political cover promoting impunity (kp), Rawal: Govt keeping tab on 109 armed outfits (kp), Total eclipse of the mind, by Rabi Thapa (kp), Top three form 6-member taskforce for political mechanism (nn), Govt, Tamsaling talks inconclusive (nn), On Top Tussle: As the former rebels decide to replace Prachanda’s unitary leadership with a collective mechanism, tussle in the party deepens, by Saroj Dahal (sp), MIREST-Nepal: Supporting the Constitution Building Process (sp)

31/07/2009: Chain reaction: The MJF split will lead to fragmentation in the Madhesi political landscape (kp) [!! No politician works in the interest of those he/she claimes to represent!], Nine months to go: 'To look at everything with doubt is a misuse of the eyes', by Rabindra Adhikari (nt), The VP's vow row: Ethnocentrism is an extremely risky proposition for a country as diverse as Nepal, by CK Lal (nt), Round and round: To think that the Maoists can be bullied into submission is naive, by Prashant Jha (nt), Don't undermine peace accord: UNMIN tells NA, Maoist PLA (nn)

30/07/2009: Govt nod to Special Security in 26 districts (kp), ‘SC didn’t grasp new Nepali identity’ (kp), Gachhadar registers new party (kp), Maoist non-cooperation upped impunity: OHCHR (kp), ‘Lack of accountability hindering progress in peace process’ (nn), Commissioning commissions, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), CA committee recommends bicamerel parliament; Maoist CA members disagree (nn), Outgoing Army chief Katawal proposed as Nepal's envoy to France (nn) [?????]

29/07/2009: SC moved against Jha (kp), Jha likely to quit today, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht) [A VP who negates the judicial authority of the SC, one of the fundamental principles of democracy, cannot remain in office! By the way: Why, at all, does Nepal need a VP?], VP Jha 'ready' to take oath in Nepali, but not under duress (nn) [The VP has to resign because of open disregard of the SC!], PM for consensus on VP Jha's oath row (ht) [Does the PM, as well, want to undermine the supreme judicial power of the SC??], Pandey: Army to clear road blockade (kp), Govt likely to seek army's help to curb highway strikes, by Yuvaraj Puri (kp), Self-governance now, by Shiva Gautam (kp), Modern madness, by Binaya Ghimire (kp), The whole shebang, by Gopal Thapa (kp), Some leeway: The PM has met the demand of the Maoists and the House proceedings have been given continuation (ht), PM waiting for Katawal's term to end?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), UML lawmakers not happy with govt (nn), CPN-United's Sharma appointed environment minister (nn) [Wow, now they are 33. And it's once again a male Bahun! Wonderful new Nepal!!]

28/07/2009: Big three leave it to legal experts (kp), Govt to seek legal advice on vice-president's swearing-in, by Arjun Bhandari (ht) [But the highest judicial institution has already decided!?], Prez intensifies consultation over veep's oath row (ht) [?? Next anti-constitutional step in the making??], PM Nepal, Girija discuss political mechanism, VP’s oath controversy (nn), Katawal introduces Gurung as his successor (nn) [??], Dahal, Koirala see eye-to-eye (kp), Yadav moves SC, says EC decision too little (kp), The CA blues: Have mercy on the country and get to work writing the constitution, by Achyut Wagle (kp), Security first: What we are seeing now is virtual chaos in many parts of the country (ht), PM likely to address House today (nn 28/07/2009)

27/07/2009: PM says no arms deal with India (kp) [???], Arms row puts off House proceedings (kp), EC decides in Yadav’s favour (kp), EC shot in arm for Yadav, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), Gachchhadar faction to register new party (nn), I won't surrender to apex court justices: Veep Jha, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht) [???], Jha yet to get SC order (ht), Swear words (kp), The bootlickers, by Shyam K.C. (kp), Tamsaling, govt talks end positively (ht), Maoists to stall House business (ht), Looking for more: The government does not seem to have the will power to activate its mechanisms to check profiteering and hoarding (ht), Many a vexed issue stalling peace process: The political parties should share the blame for the stalemate, by Kamal Bhattarai (ht)

26/07/2009: VP’s oath-taking in Hindi: SC ruling triggers concern (kp), Mixed reactions to SC verdict on Jha oath (kp), Madhes parties dwell on SC verdict, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Yadav condemns verdict on veep's oath (ht), Dahal sees big disaster (kp), Arms deal with India is just a rumour: PM  (nn) [??]

25/07/2009: SC tells veep to take fresh oath, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht) SC: VP's oath-taking unconstitutional (kp), UN against Indian military aid; Extends UNMIN's term for another six months (ht), Expedite peace: UN; UNMIN gets 6 months more (kp), Busy schedule postpones three-party meet (kp), Weak state, dependent society, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Limbuwan bandh hits normal life in East (nn)

24/07/2009: Nembang’s clarion call (kp), Nembang tells Big Three to focus on penning statute, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Maoists, NC stake claim for CC chair (kp), Govt's arms deal wrong move: Experts (ht), Elusive succour rubs salt into conflict-hit wounds, by Krishna Gautam (kp), Commission reports to be made public, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ht), OHCHR confirmation to govt (kp), The resource question: Focusing on people and development of human resources can enable effective tapping and sharing of resources, by Mahendra Lawoti (kp), Get a move on: The parties should realise that their future hinges on finishing the constitution on time, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Dalit, widows against marriage incentive (ht), UNSC extends UNMIN term through January 2010 (nn), Gloomy verdict: Political leaders, civil society members, professionals and intellectuals of Dang participated in a discussion on the constitution-writing process and state restructuring (nt), Confidence vote: Two families in Butwal who turned tragedy into hope, by Alok K. Bohara (nt)

23/07/2009: Mahat hints at weapons import (kp), Maoist leader flays govt's decision of arms purchase (ht), Indian arms will imperil peace: Dahal (kp), Dahal warns of new round of confrontation if India resumes weapons supply (nn), 'Indian arms supply to Nepal will imperil peace' (One World South Asia), Power deal hits secy promotion (kp), Admin committee fails to name secys (nn), Troubled waters, by Nishchal N. Pandey (kp), Lawmakers turn law-breakers, by Sabin Chandra Acharya (kp), Is Nepal a democracy and does it really matter?, by Ganga Thapa (ht)

22/07/2009: Ban seeks UNMIN extension (kp), Landgren briefs govt about Ban’s new report on Nepal (rn), CA meets put off (kp), CA goes to indefinite recess due to lack of 'work' (nn), GPK slams Maoists' idea of integration (ht), ‘Ethnic politics harmful’ (kp) [The Hindu state as practiced over centuries has also been 'ethnic' politics, but not it did not have the intention of inclusion!!], Tamsaling strike affects three districts (nn), Parties asked to sign no-banda pledge (kp), Rumour city, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Lip Service To Constitution Writing, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), India agrees to resume military assistance (nn), Rebel leader killed in police action (nn)

21/07/2009: US Congress gets tough on aid to Nepal Army (kp), Indian military aid unlikely (kp), Window of opportunity: With the imminent retirement of CoAS Katawal, the Army leadership has an opportunity to redefine its role in line with the changed political circumstances, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Strike shuts Nuwakot (kp), Nepal Must Remain Unchanged, by Rishi Dhamala (rn), Peace process thoughts: Whither politics of negation?, by Birendra P Mishra (ht), Mainstream parties prone to splitting, by Prakash Acharya (ht), Diplomats concerned over lack of law and order (nn), Poudel contradicts Koirala, stresses on army integration before new constitution (nn)

20/07/2009: Defence Minister leaves for weeklong India tour (nn), Bhandari targets Indian military aid, by Phanindra Dahal (kp) [?], Koirala: NA no place for Maoist fighters (kp), NA-PLA integration a flying pig: Koirala (ht), MJF Yadav says Koirala will again bring down UML-led govt (nn), Maoists want special committee leadership (kp), ‘No talks with criminal outfits’ (kp), Slow burn (kp), Strike galore in 8 eastern districts, by Lilaballav Ghimire (kp), Best clichés, by Narayan Manandhar (kp) Nepalis need to be demanding of their leaders, interview with former US Ambassador Nancy Powell (kp), Partisan politics hindering statute writing: CA chair (nn), 'Sayings' of Army chief to be displayed in military barracks (nn), Tamsaling body threatens fresh agitation (ht)

19/07/2009: Indigenous lawmakers up in arms for rights (ht), Ban: Give UNMIN six more months (kp), Ban recommends extension of UNMIN's term (ht), UN’s Ban seeks time extension of UNMIN (rn), UN peace project kicks off (kp), Honourable discharge (kp), Koirala pulls Maoists to pieces (kp), Calm down, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp), Parties mull over collective leadership model, by Prakash Acharya (ht), The global and the local regression, by Sushma Joshi (kp), Can Nepal Be A Welfare State?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Maoists stake claim for AISC chair; recommend Dr Bhattarai as CC head (nn), Maoist combatants to be 'rehabilitated' into society, not army: Koirala (nn)

18/07/2009: Team quizzes disqualified PLA fighters, by Shreeram Sigdel (ht), Tharu army plans to corner govt, by Hari Sharma (ht), Demonstrations against Koirala and Oli in Jhapa (nn)

17/07/2009: No time to stay cool: Most politicians and the foreign diplomats may not want a military intervention, but by courting the Generals, they are aiding the crazy idea and the individuals behind it, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp), Discharge process from today (kp), ICJ: Correct flawed Disappearances Bill (kp), Improve Bill on rights: ICJ (rn), Mayhem is in: It appears that the only way to get the govt to listen is to cause disruption (kp), The hangover factor: The parties need to shed their hangover of mutual bias and start consolidating the nation, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), President Yadav calls for national unity and communal harmony (nn)

16/07/2009: ‘Landless’ Dalits grab govt’s land, by Shakti Kumar Pun (ht), Security situation puts budget implementation under cloud, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht), 1.34b to compensate 26,000 conflict-hit (kp), Constituent Assembly: Different tongues, by Bipin Adhikari (kp), ICJ calls for amendments to Bill on Disappearances (nn), ‘We Can Seek India’s Support To Form Our Government’, interview with C.P. Gajurel, UCPN (Maoist) (sp), Supporting The Constitution Making, by Keshab Poudel (sp), “We stand ready to support CA in the Constitution Making Process’, interview with Krishna Man Pradhan, Executive Director of Nepal Law Society (sp), Analysis of government policies and programmes, FY 2009/2010, by Suresh Acharya (sp)

15/07/2009: Federalism In Nepal, by Bharat Nepali (rn), No integration before statute, by Renu Kshetry (kp), Maoists against Sharma promotion (kp), Crime Grows Amid Political Instability, by Mallika Aryal (Inter Press Service)

14/07/2009: Morning shows the day, by Mani Dixit (kp), Rights troubles: What compelled NHRC to lobby against a UN agency, which is supposedly here for support?, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp), Cabinet names PM Nepal chairman of AISC, Maoists unaware (nn)

13/07/2009: House nod to policy document (kp), House okays govt’s policies, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), NC accuses UML of bias (kp), Maoists boycott debate on policies (ht), EC bid to make out real MJF (kp), OHCHR shouldn’t compete with us (kp), Legitimacy, Army and democracy, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Govt to present budget today (nn)

12/07/2009: House disrupted over MJF row (kp), House disrupted over Yadav faction’s demand (rn)

11/07/2009: Dreaming: The government’s policies and programmes are unrealistic (kp), Maoists to come up with joint concept paper (kp), GPK urges govt to include NC’s agenda (ht), Eight fringe parties seek amendments in govt’s policies (ht), Carter call for consensus (kp), Peace process tardy: India (kp), Limbuwan cadres padlock road office (ht), Dispossessed Rautes to go back to where they belong, by Baburam Shrestha (ht), Economics Of Federalism, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn)

10/07/2009: Govt to say sayonara to banda (kp), Caught in the middle: The Maoists are not yet ready to go soft, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), ‘Fulfill demand for separate Tharu state’ (kp), Govt’s policy, programme unveiled, by Ritu Raj Subedi and Yogesh Pokharel (rn), Development govt's top priority, by Sangam Prasain (rn), Govt’s programmes draw mixed views, by Sangam Prasain and Laxman Kafle (rn), Maoist term govt policy document 'hotchpotch', NC dissatisfied (nn), Maoists to boycott discussion on govt's policies (nn), When Will This Anarchy End? (rn), Police outlaw road protests to avoid traffic snarls (nn), Political protection to criminals creating security woes: Home Minister (nn), The middle of nowhere
In Hajar Bigha, ethnic tensions are just beneath the surface
, by CK Lal (nt), Right shift: The army and president are over-stepping their bounds, by Prashant Jha (nt)

09/07/2009: Peace process glitch: Resource crunch hits tech panel, by Phanindra Dahal (kp), NHRC reminds govt on rights abuse (kp), NHRC cautions govt against promoting officials accused of rights violations (nn), Past rights violations: come to haunt Maj Gen Toran Jung Bahadur Singh (ht), Choosing to choose, by Biswas Baral (kp), Maoist participation in House to be thin (kp), It's sickening: Now we seem to have come to a point where violence is the most preferred means to settle any dispute (rep), Nepali govt formally seeks extension of UNMIN (nn), Disillusioned folks long for bygone peace, security (ht)

08/07/2009: Deadlock Over (rn), PM: Peace process to conclu(de by Jan (kp) [??], UNMIN budget US$ 170 m for 3 years (kp), Discharge process of ineligible PLA to start (kp), Leaders soft on statute, hard on party agendas, by Renu Kshetry (kp), Dire straits: There is an urgent need to straighten the political course before it is too late, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Rightward drift, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp), Nepal’s Reality And Federal Structure, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn), New demarcation lines: Should Maoists get a second chance?, by Subarna Chhetri (ht)

07/07/2009: House back to business, finally (kp), Maoists give in to parties’ appeal (kp), House resumes ending month-long deadlock, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), OHCHR blows whistle on promotion of General accused of gross human rights abuse (nn), Tainted Gen’s promotion talk worries OHCHR (kp), UNMIN likely to get six months more (kp), Struggle for survival, by Aditya Adhikari (kp), Wounds of war, by Reena Pathak (kp), CA Committee proposes to keep govt decisions above judicial review (nn)

06/07/2009: Army chief directs regional heads to stay on high alert (nn) [???], UML, Maoist meet fails to reach deal to end deadlock (rn), Dahal sniffs conspiracy to derail peace process (kp), Quitting govt matter of pride, says Prachanda (rn), CA panel proposes 11 constitutional bodies (kp), There was consensus on 98% of issues, interview with Nabodita Chaudhari (RPP), chairperson for the Committee for Determining the Basis of Social and Cultural Unity (kp), Maoists decide to end House obstruction (nn), Deliver or quit, by Hari Bansha Dulal (rep)

05/07/2009: House standoff continues: Maoists want Dahal to address Parliament (kp), Maoists to let House function today: Prachanda (ht), Bhattarai sees new conspiracy (kp), UML, UCPN-M meet on, House impasse to continue: Amendment in constitution sought (rn), UCPN-M against Prez’s speech (ht), NC, UML to up the ante: Talks to convince Maoists on Sunday (kp), UML-Maoist meeting 'positive' (nn), Ministerial property details hard to come (kp), Rumours Of National Government, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn)

04/07/2009: Maoist riders for House resumption (kp), Bhandari shells Maoist plan: Rules out integration panel rejig (kp), Dahal: Govt a national embarrassment (kp), Koirala: Doesn’t matter who leads national govt (kp) [??], 2 ministers sworn in (kp), UML rejects Maoist proposal for constitution amendment (nn), Bhattarai urges people to be ready to foil attempts for army rule (nn)

03/07/2009: Maoists float new electoral system (kp), Formula to end House impasse (kp), UML eyes leadership of special committee, by Renu Kshetry (kp), Top three parties hold talks to end impasse, by Nandalal Tiwar (rn), Maoists set preconditions to resume House, by Arjun Bhandari (ht), Maoists to allow House for credit bill (nn), Parliament to resume from Sunday (nn), ‘Uphold multilingual values’ (rn), Kiran trains gun on NC, UML factions (ht), Maoist victims’ warning (ht), For civilised geopolitics: Whose suprermacy?, by Surendra R Devkota (ht), Elusive commitments: Political instability in the country has become the norm that has sent the wrong signals (ht), Gendering failure? Too early to rejoice about having women head two powerful ministries, by Seira Tamang (nt), By hook or crook: Political power has come to mean the ability to loot the state, by Prashant Jha (nt)

02/07/2009: Minority report (kp), Language issue debate on in CA (ht), CA divided over lingua franca, use of term people's war (nn), Govt forms five committees, by Renu Kshetry (kp), United we win, by Hisila Yami (kp), Mockery must stop (ht), PM urged to end impunity (rn), ‘Maoist-led coalition govt weeks away’, by Surya Prakash Kandel (ht), Axis of 'power-at-any-cost', by D.B. Gurung (rep)

01/07/2009: Crisis deepens as fiscal draws to close: Time running out for UML-led coalition (ht), No musical chair (ht), PM carrot to Maoists (kp), PM’s seal on high-level peace mechanism (ht), Three big parties asked to end House deadlock, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Three-party meeting postponed (nn), Maoist-led national govt within one and half month, claims Dahal (nn), Kiran sounds clarion call to topple the govt (ht), Civilian Supremacy: Need for broader public security, by Izumi Wakugawa (ht), The aides: All The Prime Ministers’ Men, by Sushil Sharma and Saroj Dahal (sp), “If local autonomy is a goal, you need to attain it step by Step”, by Rei Shiratori (sp), Steady progress in the peace process without violence is vitally Important, by Tatsuo Mizuno (sp)

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