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Press evaluation:

30/06/2007: Home Minister promises special security plan (nn), Election code-of-conduct in the offing (nn), Parties urge EC to formulate realistic code of conduct (kp), No agreement on poll expenditure limit (samn), ‘We've no attachment with monarchy’, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), 1 local, 2 JTMM-J men kidnapped (kp), Transport strike extends westward (kp), Possible presidents, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), PM, Prachanda resolve disputes (samn), Prachanda leaves for Switzerland (nn), UML accuses NC of marginalising partners (samn), Let people decide on king: Thapa (samn) [This is only possible if the candidates and parties that want to be elected make their positions clear ahead of the elections!!], Nepal Muslims demand seats in national election (Reuters), Side with republicans, SD Muni tells India; claims India not behind Terai turmoil (nn), Nepali Congress main hurdle in declaring republic from House: Mahara (nn), Democratic worries, by Rita Machanda (fl)

29/06/2007: Give lesser budget to the King, says Mahara (nn), Speaker suggests king to ‘keep quiet’ (samn), Maoists want their envoy in 'A category' nations (nn), House body seeks fresh envoy list (kp), Maoist defector ready to place ‘hidden’ weapons in UN cantonment (nn), We were instructed to hide weapons: Maoist defector, by Mohan Budaair (kp), PM meets with Prachanda, agree to hold joint mass meetings (nn), Madhav Nepal accuses PM of working like a dictator (nn), UML wants stronger 8-party unity (samn), Prachanda Warns Agitation; Expresses Desire To Be Prez (sp), YCL cadres won't obstruct polls: Poudel (samn), Maoists desperate for int’l recognition, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Work responsibly for polls: Sitaula to APF (kp), Full speed ahead (nt), EC seeks clarification on poll Act (kp), “For The Political Purpose, We Are Violating The Rule Of Law And Constitutionalism”, interview with Radheshyam Adhikari (sp), Minister Pokharel doubts polls on November (nn), Cruise control: A November election depends on better law and order, by Kiran nepal and JB Pun (nt), Roadblocks to CA election, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Date Fixed: Although the date for elections is fixed, how Terai behaves in next few months will be crucial for holding the credible polls, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Madhesh state demand not justified: UML leader Jha (kp) [The Tarai region was populated by a number of Nepali ethnic groups when the immigration of people of Indian origin was encouraged by the Rana rulers in the mid 19th century to exploit the region for their own pockets!!!], Lone crusader, interview with Nepali Congress MP Jaya Prakash Gupta (nt, originally in Ghatana Ra Bichar, 27 June), Govt-Janajati bodies talks inconclusive (samn), Muslims demand 10 pc in CA (samn), Muslims seek place in CA (samn), Nepali gov't forms bodies for safe disposal of landmines (pd), What Next on the Maoist Roadmap?, by Kundan Singh Khatri (Scoop), JTMM-Jwala abducts youth (nn), NRNs demand voting rights in CA polls (nn)

28/06/2007: Police chief wants strong action against anarchists (nn), JTMM splits again (nn), JTMM-G also splits (kp), Another JTMM faction is born (samn), Yet another band of insurgents in Terai (wi), PM Koirala meets Mukherjee (nn), Demands on budget threaten financial stability: Mahat (kp), Budget to manage transition (samn), Kin of disappeared demand new probe body (kp), Maoists to launch protest over envoy list (kp), House Committee tells govt to submit new list of ambassadorial nominees (kp), Differences surface in Nepal's coalition government over ambassador appointments (International Herald Tribune, Govt-truck operators’ talks inconclusive (kp), Wrestling with the ghost of Polanyi, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), Pre-conditions for CA poll, by Dipendra Jha and Yagya Raj Thapa (kp), Home Minister says govt will ensure security for polls (nn), Police kill suspected dacoits in Birgunj; violence continues in Terai (nn), Govt to do ‘whatever it takes’ to end violence in Terai (nn), Don't make reckless comments on elections: CEC tells leaders (nn), Govt-NEFIN talks held; agree to meet again (nn), Maoists call off indefinite bandh in Siraha (nn)

27/06/2007: Disappearances probe body members named (kp), Nepal sets up commission to trace hundreds who disappeared during rebellion (International Herald Tribune),, Will Prachanda's dream come true? (tg), Prachanda can’t be prez: Poudel (kp), Nov poll doubtful if Maoists continue killings: Deuba (kp), Intellectuals’ narrative space, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Elections: In whose interest?, by Narayan Khadka (kp), Political Transition in Nepal, by Prem Sharma (tg), Women combatants in cantonments: where next?, by Suvechha Adhikari (tg), Sustainable peace can only be achieved when the structural causes of the armed conflict are addressed, interview with Bishnu Raj Upreti (tg), End of monarchy inevitable: NSU prez (samn), Narahari doubts CA election (samn), Southern Nepal remains closed for the 4th day due to strike (pd), Bandh continues in eastern Terai (nn), Nepal's Dalits Turn Down Assembly Seats Offer (One World), JTMM-Jwala kills villager in Bara (nn), Maoists raise objection against ambassadorial nominations (nn), Dr. Mahat overwhelmed with huge budget demand for elections (nn)

26/06/2007: Nepal Sets Constituent Assembly Elections for November: 'Government must first ensure peace and security': Nepali Election Commission, by Santosh Salik Shah (on), CA Poll (kp), Free and fair election, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp), UNMIN, India welcome announcement of polls date (nn), Peace pre-requisite for CA poll: CEC (kp), Nepalis abroad demand voting rights (kp), Truckers halt services in Mechi, Koshi (kp), Supply hit as truckers go on strike in eastern region (nn), Shrapnel-hit woman awaits treatment, by Biplav Maharjan (kp), 1,313 torture cases after April movement (kp), For politics-free work place, by Yogendra Sakya (kp), Restructuring of state, by Ananta Raj Poudyal (kp), We want special ties: Prachanda (Hindu), Congress leaders scoff at Prachanda’s ‘dream’ to become President (nn), US Ambassador meets PM (nn), Bandh paralyses Terai life (nn), Police arrest seven with guns in Terai (nn), Govt forms 3-member commission on disappearances (nn)

25/06/2007: CA poll on November 22 (kp), Tryst with destiny on November 22 (samn), Poll top priority: PM (kp), Civil society comes up with 6-pt recommendation for CA election (nn), PM for fulfilling all demands before polls (nn) [This is not possible, Mr PM! You have already refused to include several important aspects in the interim constitution and its amendments!], EC to govt: Improve security for free and fair polls (nn), Tighter security across Nepal needed ahead of November elections, official says (International Herald Tribune), Small arms may affect CA polls (nn), Nepal town closed after blast kills ethnic Indian (wi), Govt will allot budget for king: Acharya (samn), NRNs' representation in CA demanded (samn), NTD, NSU against militarisation (samn), Generals promoted as Maoists protest (samn), 22 maimed during conflict in Dhankuta (samn), CPN-M calls general strikes in 4 southern districts (pd), Terai life hit hard by routine bandhs (nn), Prachanda Warns Girija: Maoists Hope for the Best, Prepared for the Worst, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop)

24/06/2007: Govt gets EPA consent to announce poll date, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp) Govt sets Nov 22 poll date (nn), Nepal to go to polls on Nov 22 (wi), Serious mass movement if no CA, says Prachanda (nn), Rural folk mostly ignorant about CA (kp), by Pratap Bista, Maoists announce 3-day bandh in Saptari (nn), Janandolan-injured to wage movement if demands not met (nn), Generals promoted as Maoists protest, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Kathmandu copes with criticisms, by Babu Ram Neupane (kp)

23/06/2007: PM stumbling block to CA poll: Nepal, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp), Govt to fix poll date Sunday (nn), ‘Public security floundering’ (kp), Terai in for pitched political battle, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Eleven MPRF men arrested (kp), Taskforce for conflict data collection (kp), Thoughts for New Nepal, by Aditya Baral (kp), Republic performance culture, by Shiva Rijal (kp), Trouble in Maoists' Madhesi front; Matrika Yadav steps down (nn), UN wants trust among Nepal parties (samn), Rule of law precondition for CA polls: KC (samn), 'Status-quoists trying to foil CA polls' (samn), CA poll date by Sunday: UML chief (samn), 'Include minorities in dev process' (samn), Dalits urged to join politics (samn), Prachanda vows to end feudalism (samn), NA-PLA merger possible: Sitaula (samn), Nepali CPN-M combatants could be merged into NA before CA elections: minister (pd), Maoists call indefinite strike in Sarlahi; MJF shut down Parasi (nn)

22/06/2007:  Cabinet fails to set CA polls date (samn), Kathmandu again fails to set firm election date (Gulf Times), Govt takes major decisions, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Nepal to set up commission to find information on hundreds who disappeared during conflict (International Herald Tribune), Mass exodus empties village, by Madhav Dhungana (kp), Move swiftly, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Role of intellectuals, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), It is a matter of disgrace, by Avantika Regmi (kp), Bombs in the countryside: Even in peacetime, thousands of explosive devices are threatening the lives of Nepalis, by Govinda Luitel (kp), The republic of disorder: Jimmy Carter’s visit only highlighted Kathmandu’s hamhanded approach to the tarai, by CK Lal (nt), Twin Concerns: At the end of his four-day visit, Carter raised two worries – insecurity and ethnic division - endorsing the position of Bush administration, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), A banda a day, by Dirgha Raj Upadhya (nt, originally in Himal Khabarpatrika, 15-29 June), TNLFN submits memo to PM (samn), Govt officer shot at in Bara (nn), Ethnic group paralyses Nepal's Terai, official killed (wi), MJF bandh affects life in Terai (nn), Strike by ethnic rights group shuts down southern Nepal, cuts traffic to north (International Herald Tribune), Indian arms embargo hits landmine defusing in Nepal (wi), 33% candidacy of women sought in polls (samn), Democratic stresses in Nepal and its regional implications, by Ret Marut (libcom.org), Carter's futile visit, by Shashi Malla (Scoop) [Words by a supporter of total royal autocracy!!], Hundreds of Political Prisoners in Nepali Prisons, by Mohan Nepal (Scoop), Bring human rights violators to justice: Sundh (nn), Where Does He Stand? Prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala's statements raise the questions on where does he stand, by Keshab Poudel (sp)

21/06/2007: Cabinet fails to finalise election date, committee formed for NA-PLA merger nn), Nepal government fails to fix election date (wi), Nepali cabinet forms a committee to look after integration of armies (pd), Power still lies in Army Headquarters and Royal Palace, claims Prachanda (nn), Govt to announce relief measures (kp), Plan launched to mitigate effects of war (samn), NA-injured man bedridden due to lack of treatment, by Prem Nepali (kp), Transitional Maoist diplomacy, by Som P Pudasaini (kp), Poudel rules out ban on YCL (samn), Maoists don't want CA election: Sujata (samn), Deuba doubts CA elections in Mangsir (nn), UN chief appoints second envoy for Nepal peace process (wi), Cabinet fails to finalise election date, committee formed for NA-PLA merger nn)

20/06/2007: PM said so: Weekly Fortnightly Newspapers Network (nn), Koirala’s ineptness or media fault?, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), Nepal PM Koirala Teaching Journalists English, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop 20/06/2007), 176 still missing in east Nepal, by Madhav Ghimire (kp), RPP-N to challenge provision (kp) [We have forcefully suppressed the democratic ambitions of the people but excluding us is undemocratic!??], Party youth wings ban RPP-N activity (kp), 49 VDC secretaries demand security (kp), Peace at the crossroads, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), No US plans to talk to Maoists: envoy (samn), Nepal is not an inherited land of Hindus, by Prakash Bom (tg), 'Hindu Al Qaeda training suicide bombers in Nepal' (wi) [another militant Hindu organization!], PM appoints members of constitutional council (nn), Govt to fill up vacant posts in constitutional bodies (nn), Nepal ranked 21st in Failed States Index (nn), Poudel says PM never spoke about ousting Maoists from govt (nn)

19/06/2007: CMPD opposes minor king (nn), Maoists, UML rap PM over remark (kp), Whose line? (kp), People will decide monarchy’s fate: PM (kp), Maoists seek monarchy's end (samn), Maoists step up pressure to abolish monarchy (Gulf Times), Thapa warns against republic (nn), Curtailing king’s rights can’t diminish his power: Thapa (kp), Monarchy necessary for national unity and integrity, says Sharma (nn) [But royal Shah politics have been the reason for disunity and disintegration!?], MPRF for Maoist ouster, YCL ban, by Rabindra Upreti (kp), PM vows to act tough on YCL (nn), Maoists to organise agitation in Madhes soon (nn), Birtamod remains tense, by Lila Baral (kp), Curfew reimposed in eastern Nepal (samn), ‘Implement SC order on disappearances’ (kp), Hundreds protest for disappeared (samn), 200 protesters in Nepal demand information on hundreds who disappeared during conflict (International Herald Tribune), Nepal to probe missing people (Gulf Times), Decaying nationalism?, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp)

18/06/2007: PM: Monarchy can continue if king, Paras abdicate (kp), PM Koirala asks king to abdicate (samn), Nepal Maoists reject PM's proposal of child king (wi), Prachanda raps PM remarks on monarchy; Deuba says it’s Koirala’s ‘personal opinion’ (nn) [Obviously, Prakash and Manisha are not the only royalists of the Koirala family!!], PM denies making comments favouring 'minor King' (nn) [??], CA will decide monarchy's future, anyway: PM (nn), Maoists ask US to lift terrorist tag (samn), Boy killed in police firing, by Lila Baral (kp), One killed, 35 hurt in Jhapa clash (samn), Curfew continues in Birtamod (nn), MJF demands ban on YCL (nn), Deuba asks Maoists to return seized lands (nn), Sit-in begins seeking whereabouts of disappeared citizens (nn), Free treatment for injured CBES cadres (kp), NHRC paints bleak picture of east terai, by Madhav Ghimire (kp), Courteous Carter (kp), Incomplete movements, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Poudel vows to resolve terai disputes (samn), Prachanda praises underprivileged's role (samn)

17/06/2007: Carter wants US contact with Maoists (kp), Carter throws his weight behind Nepal Maoists (wi), Maoists find Carter's assurance positive (nn), MK Nepal claims JTMM not receiving Indian support (nn), Prachanda sees conspiracies galore (nn), Gaur bomb explosion injures three (nn), One killed in Birtamod clash; 8-hour curfew clamped (nn), Govt, Chure Samaj start second round of talks (nn), Govt to provide security to Maoist leaders (nn), Truth and Reconciliation Commission to be formed 'soon' (nn), Republic will come if King, Crown Prince do not step down ahead of CA: PM (nn) [There is no place for a monarchy that is responsible for the wrong developments of the past and that has putsched in recent years once again!!], Punish king to usher in republic: Pahadi (kp), PM for Nov 26 poll date (kp), ‘EPA headed toward failure’ (kp), Nepal stresses EPA unity with others (kp)

16/06/2007: PM to propose November 26 poll date (nn), Prachanda courts Carter over terrorist listing (kp), Carter to urge Bush administration to have communication with Maoists (nn), Let's pressurize house for republic: Prachanda (kp), Maoists vow action against MPRF, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Lawlessness in terai worries Martin (kp), Police team recovers looted weapons (kp), MPRF urges YCL to free Shah (kp), Bomb defused in Kamal Thapa’s house (nn), ‘Royalists capitalize on discords within 8-party’ (kp)

15/06/2007: Second amendment (kp), Rush For Change, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Nepal Heading For Rare Political Change: Parliament now legitimately can abolish the Monarchy, by Amit Pyakurel (on), Constituent Assembly election: House all for semi-proportional system, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp) [This election system will prevent inclusiveness that would be fundamental for building up a new Nepal! The first-past-the-post system has guaranteed the domination of the traditional elites after 1990 and must be abolished!], Nepal approves key poll law to calm ethnic groups, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), India feels it is dangerous topush elections beyond Mangsir, says MK Nepal (nn), Republic through parliament will invite dictatorship, says Rana (nn) [Authoritarian dictatorship already existed under the monarchy!!], Prachanda wants republic now; Maoists to launch agitation against killings (nn), “Secretive agreement” to bring down Maoist combatants to 15,000 (nn), Carter meets with political leaders and COAS (nn), Koirala my hero: Carter (kp) [??], Ex-US President Carter meets leaders of Nepal's former communist rebels (International Herald Tribune), Prachanda requests Carter's help in withdrawing US terrorist tag (nn), Where Do They Stand? With frequent shifts in their alliances and changing words, political forces in Nepal do not know where they stand, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Moving ahead, by JB Pun Magar (nt), Footnotes to history: Opinion polls in Nepal are mostly harmless indulgences, by CK Lal (nt), East, mid-Tarai shut at JTMM-J call (samn), Terai life hit hard by strike (nn)

14/06/2007: Parliament can now end monarchy, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Nepal's monarchy faces new threat (BBC News), Nepal parliament gets armed to axe king (wi), Parliament gets power to end Nepal monarchy (Peninsula), Nepal's Parliament amends constitution empowering legislators to abolish king (International Herald Tribune), Govt says no to ethnicity based PR (nn), Govt, NEFIN disagree on representation (samn), Next Govt-janajatis talks within 15 days (kp), Carter arrives to assess polls situation (samn), Carter meets PM Koirala (kp), Carter meets Koirala, pledges support for polls (wi), Maoists discuss agendas for Carter meeting (nn), MPRF men ‘murder’ 2 YCL cadres, by Madhav Dhungana (kp), Jwala’s men gun down Maoist district leader in Bara (nn), Maoist guerrillas call shutdown in Terai area (Gulf Times), UNMIN, OHCHR launch probe on YCL leaders’ killing (nn), We’ll take arms out of UN containers: Baldev (kp), Bomb blast at Shrish Rana's house (nn), Insurgency victims face govt apathy, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Signature campaign to control arms (kp), Diplomats’ security (kp), Why see yells of collective terror?, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), UN postpones second phase of verification of Maoist combatants (Hindustan Times), Second phase PLA verification postponed (nn)

13/06/2007: Parliament approves second amendment; House authorised to abolish monarchy (nn), Maoist leader killed by JTMM-G cadres (nn), Maoists call shutdown in Terai (wi), YCL leader killed in ‘clash’ with MJF cadres (nn), Martin stresses public security (kp), UN asks govt to make poll plan (samn), UN election monitoring team meets PM Koirala (nn), PM meets Martin, Katawal (nn), Call for declaring Nepal the Hindu nation (nn), Nepal rules out any form of monarchy (nn), Carter arriving today, by Dinesh Wagle (kp), Former US prez Carter arrives (nn), Calling Carter to Kathmandu, by Raman Grandon (kp), Tight security cover for Carter's Nepal trip (wi), Former US President Carter arrive in Nepal, plans to meet former communist leaders (International herald Tribune), YCL is PLA outside cantonments: Moriarty (kp), Transporters threaten indefinite strike (kp), Transporters declare strike from June 15 (samn), Need for a democratic alliance, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp), The missing state (tg), Nepalese leaders must sincerely utilize this open moment, by Tone Bleie (tg), Nepal: Buffoonery lectures! (tg), NC-D far west activists warn of stir (samn), JTMM-G warns action against minister (samn), Bandh disrupts life in several districts (samn), Once, there was a Hindu nation, by Tarun Vijay (Times of India) [opinion of an Indian Hindu fundamentalist from the RSS], Yadav accuses home administration of aiding Terai violence (nn)

12/06/2007: Govt-Janajati talks make progress (kp), Government-Janjati talks inconclusive (samn), Britain hands over de-mining equipment (nn), Strike by landless partially affects life (nn), Political bond (kp), Highway politics, by Hem Raj Kafle (kp), Maoist victims stage sit-in at NC office (samn), Goit group calls off bandh (samn), Maoist actions threatening peace process: Moriarty (nn), Time running out for election preparations, says Martin (nn), Transport entrepreneurs meet with Prachanda (nn), Jimmy Carter arriving Wednesday (nn)

11/06/2007: Govt carrying out national policy on IDPs, says PM (nn), PM confers with NC leaders; UML wants conducive atmosphere for polls (nn), JTMM-Goit seizes 435 bighas of land in Saptari (nn), NC, Maoists patch up differences, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), 2nd round today: Govt, ethnic bodies talks 'positive' (kp), Govt talks team ‘verbally agrees’ to some of Janajati demands (nn), ‘Maoists want to make me incompetent’, interview with Pradip Nepal, Minister for Education and Sports (kp), Shaky politics, impunity and YCL, by Amit Pyakurel (kp)

10/06/2007: Minister Yadav warns of 'People's War' in Terai (nn), 'PM’s remark won’t affect peace process’: YCL action will continue: Prachanda (kp), PM meeting with Prachanda (nn), PM, Prachanda agree to resolve issues of dissent (nn), NEFIN calls off banda: Talks today (kp), PM assures NEFIN leaders to meet their demands (nn), Govt, NEFIN negotiators to sit again on Monday (nn), Row over ‘Indian advice’ is now over: Prachanda (nn), Kapilvastu bandh called off (nn), Parties betraying people: Dr Panday (kp)

09/09/2007: Govt asks Janajatis to withdraw bandh (nn), CZOP urges agitators to let schools open (nn), NEFIN calls off two-day bandh (nn), Congress VP spits venom at YCL (nn), Prachanda says YCL will continue to hunt down corrupt people (nn), Redefining the acronym, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Strike affects Kapilvastu life (nn), Settle major issues promptly for CA polls: Carter Center (kp), JTMM outfits abduct 3 (kp), Bhutuke blast questions Koirala, by Prabhash Devkota (kp), What the people have to say, by Krishna Hacchhethu (kp)

08/06/2007: NFIN to continue with their protest programme (nn), Panel begins probing terai violence, by Madhav Ghimire (kp), Reservation, by Madhav Raj Regmi (kp), Home minister’s resignation, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Still undecided: Most Nepalis are either not interested in politics, or are unsure which way to vote (nt), The state of Nepali democracy. Wanted: comprehensive change, community identity, economic progress, better governance, by Krishna Hachhethu (nt), Nationwide opinion favours republic (samn), Playing with matches: The Maoists want to fight fire with fire in the tarai, by CK Lal (nt), Dialogue, not diatribe (nt), Ban bandas (nt, originally in Kantipur, 4 June), PM’s comment on YCL provocative: Bamdev (samn), Statute amendment aims to save king: MPs (samn), Former US President Carter to visit Nepal, meet former communist leaders (International Herald Tribune)

07/06/2007: 8-party unity shouldn’t break: Dr Bhattarai (kp), Fast-unto-death for justice: Kin of disappeared submit memo to Speaker (kp), Birgunj businessmen demand increased security (nn), Parties confusing people: Speaker (kp), ‘Outlaw YCL or take back your words’ (kp), Prachanda admits to ties with Birendra (samn), Fear of suspended monarchy, by Prakash Bom (kp), Civil society, minister stage sit-in (samn), Bill ensures 50% CA quota for women (samn), Govt hands over Rs 92.5 million as salary for PLA (nn)

06/06/2007: Eight-party unity in peril: Mahara (samn), PM’s mentality itself criminal: Mahara (kp), PM protector of criminals: Prachanda, by Amrita Anmol (kp), YCL controversy echoes in parliament (nn), Fast unto death launched demanding whereabouts of disappeared (nn), Fast unto death ends after govt assurance (nn), Civil Society organises sit in to exert pressure on the government (nn), 'EC, not parties, will set poll date' (samn), Prachanda smells rat in Indian advice to UML (nn), Maoists need not suspect us: Adhikary (nn), Maoists vehemently deny link with ULFA (nn), ‘Give parties 10pc elbow room’ (kp) [??], Extortion drive terrorizes businessmen, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Madheshi Tigers' strike hits Terai life (nn), JTMM-Jwala captures former CJ’s land (nn), Birgunj shut over shooting incident, by Shankar Acharya (kp), YCL irony (kp), Govt lifting ban on camouflage clothing (kp)

05/06/2007: Rayamajhi Commission absolves the King, says Shrestha (nn), Maoists want pay before verification (kp), Police nab JTMM-J district chief (kp), Young Criminal League, says PM (kp), Koirala favors taming YCL now (samn), Minister Nepal says YCL will lead Maoists to downfall; YCL protests PM’s comment (nn), Mahara  criticises PM's remarks on YCL; warns of fissure in 8-party unity (nn), Frustration over government inability to stem “atrocities” (Relief Web), JP Gupta severs ties with MJF (nn)

04/06/2007: Poudel cautions against restructuring state on ethnic lines (nn) [But the state is already structured on a single ethnic line, i.e. the Tagadhari line!!], Poudel against federalism on ethnic line (samn), Scholar Bista predicted janajatis’ stir (samn), Maoists to launch month-long Terai agitation (nn), Goit’s men gun down Maoist cadre in Bara; indiscriminate firing kills one in Birjung (nn), NC warns JTMM-J, YCL to stop unruly activities (kp), ANNISU-R launches drive (samn), Painful ordeal of a disappeared’s father, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), MPs seek tough law against disappearance (samn) [Many crimes of the past can already be punished on the basis of existing law! Why is this prevented by the government?], OHCHR welcomes SC decision on disappearances (nn), 'I had differences over principles with Dr Pandey', interview with Krishna Pahadi (kp), Landmine tragedy (kp), Diplomats' security top priority: govt (samn), Second-phase PLA verification uncertain as Maoists set new 'condition' (nn), We are not against foreign capital, says Prachanda (nn)

03/06/2007: 12,500 landmines planted during insurgency, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Rights activists increasingly attacked, threatened: Report (nn), JTMM-Goit captures NC chief whip’s land in Mahottari (nn), 2nd round of talks before June 14: MPRF (kp), Notes of dissent not justified: Koirala, by Lila Baral (kp), Maoist violence threatens peace: Lowenkron (kp), US stance on Maoists remains unchanged (samn), Nepal may face crisis after polls: US (samn), ‘Two regimes still in existence’ (kp), Koirala under pressure to hold CA polls (samn), PM vows better security for polls (samn), Dalits to stage rallies nationwide (samn), NC condemns activities by JTMM and YCL (nn), MPs object Maoist atrocities (nn)

02/06/2007: Understanding reached on one half of MJF demands (nn), Agreement on various demands: Govt-MPRF talks, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp), NEFIN banda affects life (kp), US strongly supports Nepal's peace process: Assistant Secy Lowenkron (nn) [??], Only CA polls can establish durable republican order: PM (nn), Only NC-UML unity can save peace process, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Disapperance: SC orders fully empowered probe, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), 83 disappeared finally get justice in Nepal, 854 still waiting (wi), 15 governments condemn Maoist attack on US envoy (wi)

01/06/2007: All-party meeting: CA polls by November-end: ECDC report to be reviewed, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Nepal CA polls to be held in Nov (samn), Nepal alliance to hold polls in November, by J. Hemanth (tc), EC seeks election related laws (samn), Nepal bandh affects normal life (nn), 'Sons of soil' mark Black Day, shut down Nepal (wi), Govt, MJF to hold talks today (nn), US official satisfied with decision to fix new polls date (nn), CPN-UML not to push for removing Koirala (samn), Both JTMMs on land grab drive (samn), Nine armed groups in operation, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), New beginning or dead end? by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), 937: The number of Nepalis still listed as disappeared during the war (nt), Disappearing truth (nt), Disappeared, dead or alive, by Anagha Neelakantan and Kunda Dixit (nt), “For lasting peace, we must deal with the missing", interview with Mary Werntz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation to Nepal (nt), “The agony of families is being prolonged”, interview with Lena Sundh, representative in Nepal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (nt), Who says Nepal is poor? by Kiran Nepal (nt), Apex court orders govt to compensate families of disappeared people (nn), Diplomatic Corps concerned by insecurity (nn), MJF presents 26-point demands (nn)

31/05/2007: UML team heading for New Delhi (nn), Party leaders heading for New Delhi (nn) [a behaviour as in the early 1950s!], Government urged to form land commission (nn), NC not to yield an inch in 8-party meet (samn), Eight parties agree to hold CA by November third week (nn), November poll 'agreed in Nepal' (BBC News), Nepal parties agree over November elections (wi), Nepal leaders fix poll time, rescue parliament (wi), Multiple blasts rock Janakpur (kp), 7 arrested with illegal shotguns (kp), Implementing House resolution on women challenging, by Sangeeta Rijal (kp), Twisted tails & state's resistance, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), Maoists condemn blast in City office (samn), Maoist body to join stir  (samn), Gandhi Is Needed In Nepal, by Kamala Sarup (Scoop), JMCC’s meet indecisive on key issues (nn), US Assistant Secretary holds series of high-profile meetings (nn), Stick with previous pact on monarchy, says US official (nn)

30/05/2007: Bomb explosion at Maoist party office (nn), 9 killed in Palpa bomb blasts, by Madhav Aryal (kp), Eight Party Meet: Panel set up to study CDC report (kp), Poudel, Nepal trade blame on political deadlock (nn), Poudel blames Leftists for deadlock (kp) [But deadlocks have been normal for the established parties and politicians ever since 1991 when the Maoists were not a partner, yet!?!], Myopic parties (kp), 'Govt loses legitimacy after June' (samn), Govt-MJF talks on Friday (nn), Indian, US ambassadors meet UML chief (nn), Senior US official in town to 'promote setting polls date’ (nn), To be or not to be, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Strengthening the rule of law and security in Nepal, by Karon Cochran, Sobhakar Budhathoki and Colette Rausch (tg), Self-terminated feudal monarchy & need to declare a federal democratic republic, by Prakash Bom (tg), You can't expect democracy of your choice if you achieve it by climbing on the back of any "foreign element", interview with Indu Acharya-Regmi, Lecturer, Padma Kanya campus (tg), Civil society groups to stage protests (samn)

29/05/2007: Same old issues, same old differences (kp) [Is it time that the people dismiss the complete old political establishment??], Eight-party meeting postponed until Thursday (nn), We've respected Koirala for his international image, says Dr. Bhattarai (nn), Top Maoist lauds PM’s int’l image, not his deeds, by Santosh Pokharel (nn), Nine feared dead in Palpa bomb blast (nn), ‘Obstructing House helps autocracy’ (kp), APF frees kidnapped RJP man (kp), En route to transformation, by Surendra R Devkota (kp)

28/05/2007: MJF's report gives party clean chit in Gaur incident (nn), End of monarchy needed: NSU prez, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Republican students (kp), Collapsing into pandemonium, by Madhab P Khanal (kp), ‘Government fails to abide by its agreement’ (kp), Civil society calls to end impunity (samn), No need of debate on republic: Narahari (samn), Koirala loses grip on student wing (samn), APF exercise terrifies locals of Dharan (samn), UML for proportional voting system; NC, NC (D) stick to mixed system (nn), Eight-party leaders meet in Baluwatar (nn)

27/05/2007: EPA meets after 6 weeks: Fails to clear stalemate, poll date, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp) [The Nepali people are fed up with all these incompetent, selfish and traditionalist politicians!!], Nepal government puts off announcing poll date (wi), Parties agree to resume House job (samn) [How graceful! This is their duty, not their right!!], RPP-Nepal not allowed to hold programme (nn), Government, parties denounce attack on US envoy’s vehicle (nn), JTMM-J abducts 3 (kp), MJF lauds new Madhesh probe panel (samn), Mahara stresses new power polarization (kp), Can deconstruction of ideology be a new agenda? Reading Mahara's mind, by Sumit Sharma (kp), NC not clear on monarchy: Maoists (samn)

26/05/2007: YCL activists pelt stones at Moriarty (kp), YCL washes off its hand from stoning incident (nn), Eight party meeting in Baluwatar (nn), Eight-party meeting resumes after short break (nn), Eight-party meeting ends, will resume on Monday (nn), Parliament session stalled till May 30 (nn), Judicial panel to probe terai losses, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Judicial panel to probe Tarai unrest (samn), Nepal's Terai MPs not happy with new commission (wi), APF, JTMM-J men clash (kp), Koirala's ceremonial king, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), 75% pepole want early CA election (samn), EU seeks unconditional arms verification (samn), Lawyers demand law and order, safety (samn), Janajatis stage sit-in (samn), MJF ready to negotiate if charges are dropped against its cadres (nn)

25/05/2007: Indigenous nationalities organise 48 hour sit-in protest (nn), ICRC urges govt to form probe commission (nn), 6 injured in Sarlahi blast (kp), Erosion Of Political Culture, by Keshab Poudel (sp), "Political Parties Have Lost Their Faith In CA Polls", interview with Taranath Ranabhat (sp), Dissecting Madhesi movement, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), All-party meet soon: Bhattarai (samn), U.S. envoy unhurt as Nepal Maoists stone car (Reuters) [This is not a democratic bahaviour towards a foreign diplomat irrespective of his negative political games!!], Cabinet forms commission to investigate terai unrest (nn), Prachanda meets with EU envoys, CA polls discussed (nn), Culture of violence must come to an end, says Finance Minister (nn)

24/05/2007: Prachanda urges YCL to improve (nn), Prachanda asks YCL to mend its ways (samn), Victims outraged as Maoists get salary (Gulf Times), Govt to release Rs 120 million to help conflict victims (nn), Ethnic people seek debate on federalism (samn), NC has not developed model of federalism: Sujata (nn), Maoists, govt failed on HR committments: AI (kp), Govt urged to minimise landmines risks (samn), Govt apathy (kp), Ideological gap and authoritarian threat, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Nepal urges govt to hold talks with JTMM (samn), Eight party meeting on Saturday, says PM (nn)

23/05/2007: Serial blasts in Janakpur (nn), Series of blasts rocks southern Nepalese town (Earth Times), Nepal demands Sitaula's scalp (nn), Halt YCL outrage, PM tells Prachanda (kp), YCL meet on to review its activities (nn), PM asks Maoists to mend ways (samn), Govt not serious about talks: Yadav (kp), Yadav slams Prachanda remarks on Tarai (samn), MPRF snubs summons, by Shiva Puri (kp), ‘Expedite statute changes’ (kp), Koirala heading for fatal blunder, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), Class or caste struggle? (tg), Constitutionalism in today's context means the dictates of government and EPA partners in parliament, interview with Shrish S. Rana (tg) [Mr Rana is a staunch royalist and has been one of the henchmen of the royal putsch of 2005, which is still defended by him!], Salary for Maoists, stick for their victims (wi), CPN-UML wants strong 8-party unity (samn), Govt, backward classes body hold talks (samn), Nepal's Unhealed Wound: The internally displaced people have yet to return to their homes, by Laxmi Prasad Tamang (on), Amnesty report takes Maoists to task over rights violations (nn)

22/05/2007: Congress leaders spit venom at YCL (nn), Maoists, NC meet to end deadlock (nn), UNFPA to deliver reproductive health service to conflict-affected people (nn), MK Nepal say UML not comfortable in govt (nn), Prachanda blasts anti-election move (samn), JTMM-G seizes poet Siddhicharan's ancestral house (nn), Capture NC leader’s land: JTMMs step up land seizures (kp), MPRF men torch vehicle carrying UML leader (kp), Politics and political game, by Sujeet Karn (kp), The Koiralas’ Crown Compulsions, by Sanjay Upadhya (Scoop)

21/05/2007: We can step down from govt anytime, says Gurung (nn), ‘We won’t quit govt even if CA poll is not held’ (kp), JTMM-J bombs NC leader’s house (kp), Maoists mistreat NA soldier's family (kp), Army condemns attempts to terrorise families of soldiers (nn), Tough talk, tougher behaviour, by Shyam KC (kp), Lame parliament, by Rishi Ram Paudyal (kp), PM to sort out issues before polls (kp) [This sounds like then PM K.P. Bhattarai before the elections of 1991!!], Declare republic before polls: Gajurel (kp), Govt told to compensate Speaker Nembang (samn) [There are many others who have to be compensated as well and also many others who have to be punished!! When will it happen??], Govt urged to give info of missing ones (samn), 'NC’s pro-king stand delaying process' (samn)

20/05/2007: April 24 pact obstructing republic, says Pokharel (nn), Terai problem can be resolved in two weeks, claims Prachanda (nn), Maoists pass Dang ‘test-case’: Parties striving, making progress, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), YCL cadres intensify violent activities nationwide (nn), YCL cadres beat up, break limbs of villager (kp) [Is this the politics you justify, Honourable Minister Mahara??], Control YCL activities to hold 8-party meet: PM Koirala (nn), YCL hampering peace process: Gurung (samn), Pact reached on issue of PLA camps (samn), Govt to get tough with armed groups (kp), Sitaula assures perfect law and order (samn), MPRF to change track in movement (kp), Nepali Diaspora demands republic announcement (nn), ‘Maoists may resort to confrontation’ (kp) [See corresponding report of International Crisis Group, Brussels], Monarchy unacceptable in any form: UML (samn), Let people decide on monarchy: Sahana (samn), Dr Bhattarai says struggle for republic will continue (nn), JTMM seizes Dr Yadav's house, land (nn)

19/05/2007: Chure agitators protest against Minister Mahato (nn), Maoist could resort to physical confrontation: ICG (nn), Rayamajhi Commission doesn't recommend action against King, Oli reveals (nn) [What a nonsense comment!!], Prachanda to talk with PM regarding monarchy's future (nn), Massive stir if no govt promise on upkeep of PLA, warns Prachanda (nn), Nemwang for safeguarding indigenous people's interests (nn), JTMM-J threatens to kill Post scribe, five others (kp), Civil servants demand security (kp), Troubled transition and New Nepal, by Som P Pudasaini (kp), CA polls date within a week: PM (samn), Informal talks with MJF on: minister (samn), Induct Maoist fighters into army: Nepal (samn), One year gone, much needs to be done (samn), Home Minister urges Maoists to check YCL activities (nn)

18/05/2007: Maoist victims forced out of Tinkune (nn), PM meets Nepal (kp), PM continue parleys with leaders; others (samn), Mahara for consensus to end stalemate (samn), Maoists won't return lands before CA poll: Mahara (kp), YCL thrash medic, abduct 12 (kp), Lessons from Uttar Pradesh, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Ideological challenges to Maoists, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Push From The Left, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), “A new war strategy”, interview with Nanda Kishore Pun (‘Pasang’), Maoist central committee member, PLA deputy commander, and vice-chair of the joint arms management committee(nt), Fluid situation: The limbo will last a little longer and create more complications, by Shiva Gaunle (nt), The rise of a party: In a decade, the MJF has gone from being a talk shop to one of the most powerful forces in national politics, by Mallika Aryal (nt), Got Plan B? The onus is on all Nepalis to steer the country back on track, by Daniele Ponce (nt), Same old Nepal (nt), I dissent, by Laxman Chaudhary (‘Roshan’) nt, originally in Nepal, 13 May), Left in disarray (nt, originally in Ghatana Ra Bichar, 16-22 May), NEFIN suggests CA poll in Nov last week (samn), MJF snubs govt’s talks deadline (nn), Jimmy Carter coming to Kathmandu (nn), PM meets EU ambassadors; discusses CA polls (nn)

17/05/2007: PM talks CA with Nepal; Moriarty concerned with Maoist atrocities (nn), YCL’s high-handedness riles officials (samn), Unacceptable (kp) [Comrade Prachanda, stop and discipline your anarchist lot immediately if you really stand for peace and a new Nepal!!], Mahara 'defends' YCL activities (nn), Maoists call nationwide school shutdown (samn), Maoists close down Nepal schools indefinitely (wi) [You are smashing the fundamental rights of Nepal's children!!], WB warns of suspending assistance in troubled areas (nn), Home Ministry staff protest attack on DAO (kp), PM parleys with Madhesi lawmakers (kp), Kill the eight-party alliance, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), UN okays November 10 as CA polls date (samn), Govt mulls new law to trim palace staff (samn), House can’t declare republic: RPP (samn) [Why did you not say, the king cannot dismiss the government and grab powers, on 4 October 2002??], Women leaders seek more inclusive CA (samn), Govt, MJF talks rescheduled (samn)

16/05/2007: Govt-MPRF talks on Friday (kp), MJF chairman rules out talks on May 18 (nn) [??], MJF adopts wait-n-watch policy on talks (samn), Fare concession to People’s Movement II injured (nn), Madhesi MPs engage in discussion, chances of parliament meeting still slim (nn), PM commits to resolve House deadlock soon (kp), PM vows to end House deadlock (samn), House adjourned till May 24 (nn) [Is this what people died for in April 2006???], Cabinet also stalled (nn), JTMM-J guns down 2 JTMM-G cadres, by Shiva Puri (kp), Tough task ahead for peace ministry, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Sitaula vows to take action against law violators (kp), YCL should not exist, by Avantika Regmi (kp), Indian Maoists urge CPN-M to wield arms, by Tilak P Pokharel (kp), Parties and paranoia, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Red unity rebuked, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), Madhesis have been suffering from an identity crisis and recognition problem, interview with Lal Babu Yadav, lecturer, Political Science Department, T.U, Nepal (tg), Eight parties suppressing Terai: RPP (samn) [say the heir apparents of panchayat system who at that time denied the Nepali identity of the Madhesis!!], I distributed Nepalgunj CD: Tripathi (samn), 'Indigenous people need fair treatment' (samn), Taking the Madhesi Movement to New Heights: Nepal's leaders must prevent alienation of communities of Indian origin, by Santosh Salik Shah (on), Pahadi distances himself from CMDP (nn) [Does this mean that the civil society leadership does not differ from the selfish interests of the party leaders??], Mid-November is a realistic election timeline, says Martin (nn)

15/05/2997: Chure agitators demand action against Minister Mahato (nn), Minister Mahato regrets PM's comment (nn), Jwala's men kill two cadres of Goit's faction (nn), PM main impediment for republic: Yadav (nn), UML refutes media reports (nn), King 80 percent finished: PM, by Harsa Subba, Madhav Ghimire & Binod Bhandari (kp), NRB governor barred from flying to B'desh (kp), 15 injured in bomb blast in Rautahat, by Shiva Puri (kp), Laws but little justice, by Trilochan Upreti (kp), A red herring to constituent assembly, by Bijay Kumar Rauniyar (kp), Nepali women empowerment truth or sham?, by Shaheen Gani (kp), Madhesi, RPP MPs disrupt house (samn), Red Cross urges Nepal to find missing war victims (Reuters), Prachanda, Bamdev discuss red unity (nn), Koirala returns from Biratnagar; starts political parleys (nn), Govt team to hold talks with MJF on May 18 (nn)

14/05/2007: Maoists register proposal for republic in House, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Maoists register republic motion (samn), Parties criticise Maoists for presenting republic motion in 'light' manner (nn), Establishing republic is not easy: Koirala (nn) [??], NC is a hindrance: Nepal, by Prem Nepali (kp), Koirala dodging political crisis? (samn), Tarai MPs to stall House business (samn), Madhesi MPs in no mood to allow parliament (nn) [Not elected MPs who boycott the parliament should no longer be paid from the public budget as parliamentarians!!], NRB governor barred from flying abroad (nn), Return seized land: Prachanda (nn), Seized assets to be returned: Prachanda (kp), 'Joint commitment on CA poll in 4 days' (kp), CA polls will ensure 33% reservation for women: PM (kp) [Similar to the interim parliament??], Demonstrations against killing (kp), Security for Marwaris (kp), Discrimination continues, by Neelam Sharma (kp), Corruption 'free' (?) new interim regime, by Shyam KC (kp), Maoist victims facing hard times (samn), 'Forces trying to split 8-party pact' (samn), Madheshi students’ body changes name (samn), Cops, JTMM men trade fire in Rautahat (samn), Over dozen injured in Rautahat blast (nn), Widespread disappearances still unresolved despite peace (Relief Web) [The politicians are definitely not interested!!], ICRC urges govt to establish high-level commission on missing people (nn), Three injured in landmine blast (nn), CZOP appeals for release of minors from PLA camps (nn), People’s Third Movement In The Offing, by Siddhi N. Ranjitkar (Scoop)

13/05/2007: Truth and Reconciliation Commission to be set up (nn) [The report of a similar commission, the Rayamajhi Commission, has already been presented to the government more than half a year ago and nothing has happened; it has not even been made public, similar to the Mallik report of 1990!!], Koirala blamed for CA polls delay (samn), Prachanda warns against undermining Maoist strength (nn), JTMM-J district chairman shot dead (nn), Goit owns up killing of engineer (samn), JTMM-Goit releases two abductees (nn), Ex-COAS Thapa barred from boarding flight to Doha (nn), Misleading history, by Binaya Ghimire (kp), Minister demands autonomy for Madhesis (samn), Minister Mahato’s remarks spark protests (nn), UML for early declaration of republic (samn), Maoists register proposal demanding republic (nn), Prachanda hints at returning seized land (samn), Nepal's former rebels reject allegations they have children in their armed forces (International Herald Tribune 13/05/2007)

12/05/2007: Govt engineer killed by JTMM-Goit (nn), 2 abducted: Engineer shot dead, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Koirala plans polls in Nov, by J. Hemanth (tc), NC, Maoists begin homework (kp), Koirala ready to part with Sitaula (samn), Prachanda positive on 8-party unity (samn), Maoist-victims seek American help (samn), Nation on the brink, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Regret needs restitution, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Madhesi sues Kathmandu Post, Kantipur (samn) [??], UN group urges immediate demobilisation of child soldiers (nn), Time to dissolve EC: UML chief (nn) [Unbelievable statement: The party politicians are responsible that the CA elections cannot take place in time, not the election commission!! The party politicians practise failed and selfish power politics and cannot separate from traditional values as they have always done after 1990!!]

11/05/2007: YCL's activities flouting peace pact, says NHRC (nn), Conflict causes loss of Rs 5 billion (nn), Bardiya administration acts tough with Maoists (nn), Indigenous organisations announce fresh agitation (nn), Professionals demand immediate announcement of polls date (nn), Eight parties should first decide on republic: Prachanda (nn), Eight parties fail to meet (kp), Swift Undercurrents: As the eight parties continue to be in a state of limbo, swift undercurrents are felt with the recent remarks by Koirala and Nepal, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Banda affects life in Dang (kp), Into post Maoism, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Declare CA poll date, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Priorities In Conflict, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Rocky road to republic: Koirala is stuck between royalists and his own party’s republicans, by CK Lal (nt), New country, old habits: Listen to ‘the people’ while planning a new Nepal, by Nimalka Fernando (nt), Peace train (nt), Afraid of the royal shadow, letter to the editor by Pushpa Pokhrel (nt, originally in Kantipur, 6 May), “Anything is possible if the left parties unite”, interview with Maoist leader Mohan Baidya (nt 11/05/2007, originally in Budhabar, 9 May), 'Koirala in favour of Nepal elections in November' (wi)

10/05/2007: Poudel meets with MJF chief (nn), NEOC demands announcement of poll date (nn), Bandhs, demonstrations make life harder in terai (nn), Uncertainty shrouds eight party meeting (nn), Eight parties fail to meet (nn), 4 cops, dozen Maoists injured: Maoists torch land reform office, by Sudarshan Rijal (kp), Prachanda regrets Dang incident (nn), Mahara not happy with violent activities in the name of YCL (nn), Govt not cooperating with IDPs: NRC (kp), Jana-andolan injured for republic, by Baburam Kharel (kp), Prachanda on Prachanda doctrine, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Paradox of politics, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp)

09/05/2007: Fresh election date will be fixed by the meet, says Poudel (nn), PM begins parleys to end crisis (samn), Speaker discusses House standoff with PM, party whips (kp), House sitting deferred till May 14 (nn), Minister urges APF to leave CDC building (kp), PM has reasons to stand by monarchy (samn), Gradual move (kp), Mahara accepts indecisiveness (samn), Thus spake Prachanda, by Avantika Regmi (kp), Year of elections?, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Unrest in Madhes and Chure Bhabar, by Prakash A Raj (kp), Dalit Front submits memo to PM (samn), Minister’s comment draws criticism (samn), YCL the panoc creator?, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), King’s "coronation" over?, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), A Grim Picture, by Bhumika Ghimire (tg), How can the declaration of republic be legitimate?, by Prakash Bom (tg), NC needs to allay fear of communist domination, says PM (nn)

08/05/2007: Show of arms banned in Bardiya; UNMIN to probe attacks (nn), Rallies, mass meets with sticks, weapons banned, by Kamal Panthi (kp), 2 killed as masked men open fire in Bara (samn), Govt plans to hold talks with all agitating groups within mid-May (nn) [Such talks require wholehearted willingness to become inclusive; lip service is not enough!!], HRW urges Maoists to release child soldiers (nn), PM meeting top party leaders today (kp), Koirala starts political parleys; 8-party meet on Thursday nn), Republic will come gradually: PM (kp), Can’t declare republic in haste: PM (samn), PM satistifed with NA role (kp), Strikes banned in 15 essential services (kp), Commitments yet to be met, by Meera Regmi (kp), Madhesi movement and nation state, by Sujeet Karn (kp), Arms verification process hits snag (samn), Government has lost credibility: CPN-UML (samn), US govt cautions its citizen on travel to Nepal (nn) [Moriarty does everything to prevent the improvement of Nepali economy!], Speaker intensifies efforts to break ice; Madhesi MPs still to stall House (nn)

07/05/2007: NC deplores Bardiya attack; YCL warns of nationwide agitation (nn), 24 injured as Maoists, cops clash in Banke (kp), Public offence case filed against YCL members (nn), YCL threat displaces locals, by Kamal Panthi (kp), YCL challenge (kp), Maoist victims to launch third round of agitation (nn), Royalist ministers' passports 'frozen' (kp), Jungle, goon(da) or lok (people) raj?, by Shyam KC (kp), Illusive press freedom in loktantrik Nepal (kp), Uncertainty shrouds second-phase verification of PLA combatants (nn), Establishing republic is not that easy, says Koirala (nn), UML chief shoots down leftist unity proposal (nn)

06/05/2007: Street struggle is top priority, says Maoist leader (nn), Maoists may quit alliance: PLA commander (samn), Peace process firmly on track: Martin (kp), Mahara for republic before polls (samn), Mahara for unity among reformists (kp), Govt, NEFIN to hold parley on May 9 (kp), Govt, Janajatis hold talks (samn), Strike hits five districts (Gulf Times), YCL men torch govt offices in Bardiya (samn), Four dozen Maoists arrested for vandalising govt offices Nepal (oi), Mahato calls parties to amend statute (samn), Talks on Maoist-seized properties inconclusive (nn)

05/05/2007: Mahara criticised for defending past atrocities against journos (nn), Mahara owns up mistakes against journos (kp), 8-party unity must not break: PM Koirala (kp), PM starts consultations for fresh polls date (nn), Martin says peace process is on track (nn), Govt talk team, NEFIN discuss talks procedure (nn), Curfew renewed in Sanoshree (kp), Police, Madheshi Tigers exchange fire (samn), Yami’s formula for Dalit empowerment (samn), Positive discrimination for inclusion, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp)

04/05/2007: "Mid-November appropriate time for polls" (nn), "One Point Agenda For The Transitional Government Is To Bring About The Good Elections", interview with Andrew Hall (sp), Now and Then: Every one is talking about national reconciliation including prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala but one can see sea change in the concept, by Keshab Poudel (sp), NC as MC for republicanism, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), NC-Maoist row: Dangerous Deflection, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Maoists, PFN hold talks (kp), Political Inclusiveness: The Path to Stability, by Siddhartha Sharma (sp), 'Martin's remarks violate understanding' (kp), Maoists' double standard (kp), Prachanda denies attacking police post (kp), The wild west: The Maoist attack on a border police post was to protect a lucrative timber smuggling interests, by Rameswor Bohara (nt), Bardiya tense as APF-YCL row heats up (samn), Maoist supporters defy curfew, by Kamal Panthi (kp), Bandh imposed in five western districts; curfew continues in Sanoshree (nn), Antinomies of democracy, by CD Bhatta (kp), Misrepresenting the right to self-determination (kp), by Madan Regmi, On your marks..., …get set, and let’s start again, by Kunda Dixit (nt), Terror in the tarai: “This is worse than it was during the Maoist war”, by Ajit Tiwari (nt), Sick politics (nt, originally in Naya Patrika, 2 May), Nepal press still under threat: UN (samn), Prachanda doubtful in holding CA polls (samn), 8-party alliance indispensable: CPN-UML (samn), Gurung’s mantra for forging fresh unity (samn), Driving licences still bear HMG logo (samn)

03/05/2007: Two dozen injured in APF-Maoist clash in Bardiya; curfew clamped (nn), Curfew in Nepal village following clashes (Khaleej Times), Cops, YCL clash for 3rd day, by Kamal Panthi (kp), Maoist’s excesses on; padlock municipality office (nn), Maoists lock up municipality office (kp), Prachanda's Delhi visit changed Indian view: US (kp), Erupt or implode? (kp), JTMM - J abducts 12-yr-old (kp), JTMM cadre killed in police action (kp), NSP(A) to talk with Madhesi groups (kp), 
Journalists in terai still face threats, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp), Refusing the political gauntlet?, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), Nepal stresses on 8-party unity till CA polls (nn), Congress will not come in the way of republic: Poudel (nn), Maoist minister threatens to walk out of govt (nn), Prachanda criticises Martin, says no preconditions have been set for verification (nn), Janajati leaders want commission on indigenous people (nn)

02/05/2007: Seized properties can't be returned: Baidya (nn), Seized properties won't be returned: Baidya, by Raj Kumar Karki and Tika Bhatta (kp), Maoists attack police post, by Janak Nepal (kp), Nepal Maoists resume arms, attack police post (wi), People protest Maoist high handedness; three injured (nn), Madhesi Tigers own up responsibility for bombing (nn), 2 MMT men arrests (kp), Census will take 4 years: CBS, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Prachanda threatens fresh stir (kp), Verification can't be conditional: Martin (kp), Paradox of unity and celebration, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Machiavellian politics comes into action!, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), Motives of the Monarchy Displayed through the Rituals of Fallacy, by Prakash Bom (tg), Federalism in Nepal: too many models too little solution, by Lok Raj Baral (tg), Everyone should receive social justice3 but without breaking other people's legs, by Sanjeev Upreti (tg), Polarization has become inevitable in Nepali politics which is good for a healthy political growth and evolution, interview with Mohan Prasad Lohani (tg), US says Maoists still a terrorist organisation; JTMM added (nn), Over 30 injured in Bardiya clash (nn), Chinese envoy meets Prime Minister Koirala (nn), Only special convention can decide on republic: Poudel (nn), Gajurel hints at early pro-republic street movement (nn), NSP (A) seeks merger of Madhesi parties (nn)

01/05/2007: A year of loktantra, by Liz Philipson (Himal Southasian, May 2007), Celebrating Loktantra Day, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (kp), Maoist support for UML to change govt leadership: ‘NC had hand in Gaur carnage’ (kp), PM Koirala, RPP chief discuss political scenario (nn), King has intensified activism, says Dr Koirala (nn), Prachanda steps up pressure to declare republic; warns to unleash all round revolt (nn), Yadav in New Delhi, puts three preconditions for talks (nn), MPRF chairman Yadav in Delhi, by Gopal Khanal (kp), Chure protestors withdraw transport strike (kp), Chure Bhawar strike called off (samn), May Day brings respite to troubled Nepal (wi), Vehicles still stranded on highway, by Aman Koirala (kp), Maoists still blocking return of displaced: OHCHR (kp), Maoist victims injured in clash with police (kp), Maoists refuse verification (kp), Maoists have put conditions for second phase registration: Martin (nn), Army chief denies meeting King (samn), For the betterment, by Shivendra Jha (kp), Why federalism is necessary, by Yubaraj Sangroula (kp)

30/04/2007: Eight party differences delaying CA date announcement (nn), Expert calls for forming CA Commission (nn), Maoists start publicity campaign for republic set up (nn), 'Monarchy has already been abolished' (kp), PM seeks clarification from CoAS on his ‘meeting’ with King (nn), 'Maoists, UML going against constitution' (kp), Alliance will remain intact: Poudel (samn), NC to speak on monarchy after district presidents' meet (nn), Govt calls Chure protestors for talks (kp), Hundreds of passengers stranded in eastern terai (kp), Terai reels under continued strikes (samn), NHRC concerned over rights violations in Terai (kp), Nepal to reopen key southern highways, boost security, as general strike continues (International Herald Tribune), Chure Bhawar bandh called off (nn), Grassroots women flay women leaders (kp), Exercise restraint, good for country's health, by Shyam KC (kp), Maoists not meeting their commitment on safe return of IDPs: OHCHR (nn), Congress and Maoist leaders trade charges (nn)

29/04/2007: Maoists threaten to unleash indefinite agitation (nn), Dr Bhattarai issues ultimatum on republic (kp), Declare republic by May: Bhattarai (samn), Foreign forces behind delay in CA polls: Neupane (nn), Transport workers bring valley traffic to a halt (kp), Valley traffic disrupted for hours (samn), Man killed as police use force to clear highway: Two more shot, 10 cops hurt, by Aman (kp), Chure Bhawar cadre die in police firing (samn), Vehicles move under police escorts (samn), Microbus carrying journalists attacked in Sunsari (nn), Maoists call banda to thwart NC meet (kp), Thapa stresses unity against leftist alliance, by Gopal Khanal (kp), RJP chief hints major political change (samn), 'Nepal not suitable for federalism' (samn), Ban lauds peace process (kp), Ban cautious in Nepal peace process (samn), New Conflicts Accompany Nepal’s Efforts at Democracy, by Somini Sengupta (New York Times), Army refutes reports of chief's meeting with the King (nn), Indefinite bandh continues to paralyse life in Terai (nn), NHRC laments human rights abuses during Terai agitations (nn), Govt renews call for dialogue (nn)

28/04/2007: Maoists for forming republican alliance: Badal (nn), 8 parties to meet soon (kp), Informal 8-party meet held to end crisis (samn), Leader of Chure Bhawar Ekta Samaj held; three hurt (nn), Chure Bhawar banda on for 5th day (kp), Chure Bhawar activists set lawyers free (samn), Police firing kills protester in Sarlahi (nn), Govt ready for unconditional dialogue (samn), Sushil Koirala lashes out at YCL's atrocities (nn), UN experts stress on eliminating caste based discrimination (nn), UN urges elimination of discrimination (samn), Making the coalition work, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), ‘Parliament not authorized to proclaim republic’, by Janak Nepal (kp), Bruised Madhes (kp), Democracy is priority but democrats inevitable, by Babu Ram Neupane (kp), 'Army Salute to King at PM's Behest' (samn), Mukherjee meets PM Koirala (nn) [why Indian and US ambassadors so often??], Transport workers' strike disrupts traffic in the Valley (nn), Moriarty set to brief Washington about Nepal situation (nn), Fundamental issues should be left for the people to decide, says Thapa (nn), Sushil Koirala, Poudel deplore Maoist attempt to foil NC programme (nn)

27/04/2007: Deuba blames Maoists for CA polls deferral; Nepal for 8-party meet on monarchy (nn), Women and just peace (sp), Stupendous Year, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), No Alternatives To Middle Way, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Poudel hits at attempts to overshadow CA (nn), Parliament cannot announce republic, says Poudel (nn) [???], A public republic (nt), Un-democratic, by Gunaraj Luitel (nt, originally in Kantipur, 24 April), Vehicles shun highways due to CBES strike (kp), Home Minister vows to clear highways (nn), 33 lawyers held by Chure protesters (nn), Lawyers not held, claim Chure protesters (nn), PM meets with Nemwang and Moriarty (nn) [why Moriarty??], 8-party leaders decide to call top level meeting soon (nn), Stalled political process delays verification, by Tilak P Pokharel (kp), Coalition culture, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Still in the crosshairs: The war may have ended, but there is no peace in Holeri, by Rameswor Bohara (nt), The price of radicalism: The MJF has created a political vacuum it can’t fill any time soon, by CK Lal (nt), A new order: Use the smarts of the Nepali people, by Ashraf Ghani (nt), Let’s stay together: Because breaking up by ethnicity is hard to do, by Charles Haviland (nt), Govt calls NFIN for talks on May 5 (nn)

26/04/2007: No business is business as usual, by Tilak P Pokharel (kp), Koirala meets with Deuba (nn), PM intensifies diplomatic meetings (nn), Heckling for justice (kp), Poudel feels eight parties lack confidence (nn), Eight parties' leaders must accept reality: Poudel, by Prakash Baral (kp), Maoist ministers seek to appoint, transfer officials (kp), Brussels conference focuses on ways to sustain democracy (nn), Chure Bhawar strike runs on for third day (kp), Chure Bhawar strike on (samn), Banda makes man trek to capital, by Shiva Puri (kp), Thousands of people stranded in south Nepal due to general strike (International herald tribune), CPN-UML, Maoists root for republic (samn), Referendum on monarchy, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Nepal’s royal hangover, by J. Hemanth (tc), MP raises issue of army's salute to king (samn), Secret report recommends legal action against Nepal’s king (Khaleej Times), No unity without clarity, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Law and order must for CA polls: UK (samn), Tarai judge to head Madhes unrest probe (samn), Nepal to investigate ethnic unrest (Peninsula), 80 killed in clashes in one year: report (samn), ‘Rights situation better' (samn)

25/04/2007: Elections postponement not a disaster: Martin (nn), Deferring of polls no disaster: Martin (samn), Decision on CA polls rests on Nepal's political parties: British envoy (nn), Maoist lawmakers demand NC's viewpoint on republic announcement (nn), No time to wait for republic: Prachanda (samn), NSP (A) for republic (samn), Declare Nepal a republic: Martyrs’ kins (samn), UML, Maoists discuss left unity; bash PM (nn), Reds unity to sideline Congress soon! (tg), Maoist-NC rift comes to fore (samn), Congress blamed for CA polls uncertainty (nn), Peace process at risk : Maoists (kp), Cabinet decides to form judicial commission to probe atrocities during terai unrest (nn), One Year On: the Janaandolan and Nepal's peace process, by Ian Martin (kp), Thousands join Loktantra Day celebration, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Democracy celebrated nationwide (kp), A year of living together, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), 'People yet to taste fruit of loktantra' (samn), End impunity: OHCHR (kp), More needed on rights front, says OHCHR (samn), Legacy of Karmacharitantra & Maoist ministers in the cabinet, by Prakash Bom (tg), Need for economic andolan? by Sandeep Basnyat (tg), Bravo, says Danish envoy (samn), US treats Maoists as terrorists (samn), Bandh claims one; 18 vehicles damaged (samn), Civil society leaders question NA salute to King Gyanendra (nn), MJF forms four-member talk team (nn)

24/04/2007: A year after, things look challenging, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), Progress since Janaandolan II unsatisfactory (kp), Hope is one-year-old today (samn), Year after king bowed out, Nepal remains at crossroads (Guld Times), Loktantra Day (kp), Nepal celebrates anniversary of forcing king to abandon authoritarian rule (International Herald Tribune), Loktantra Day being observed (nn), Prachanda feels seven parties agreed in haste (nn), Prachanda seeks unity for republic (samn), Leaders, civil society activists stress on republic (nn), Looking back, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Nepal marks democracy anniversary, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), A year after fall, life still sweet for Nepal's royals (wi), Mandate for unity and progressive change, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp), Parties stress need of CA poll (kp), CA polls likely in October: Mahat (samn), 'CA poll without fear needed' (kp), 'Maoists to blame for CA poll delay' (samn), 'Leaders not serious about polls' (samn) [Why should they? They only want power and positions, not inclusive democracy!], Madhesi MPs frantic to defend turf, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Police refuse to register case against MPRF, by Shiva Puri (kp), Chure-Bhawar protesters burn down two Red Cross vehicles (nn) [What is this criminal anti-people terror good for??], OHCHR expresses concerns over disappeared people (nn)

23/04/2007: Loktantra day being celebrated with festivities (nn) [It's still daltantra in a not inclusive system!], Left leaders to unify for republic (kp), Minister Poudel calls Chure protestors for talks (nn), Life partially affected by MPRF banda (kp), MPRF strike losing force in Terai (samn), Over 4 dozen Maoist victims held, freed (kp), PM assures return of Maoist victims' property (kp), A ship without a rudder, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp), Hindu holidays in secular Nepal, by Shyam KC (kp), Suspension of janajati project likely (kp), Nepal marks end of king's absolute rule, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), Nepal elections likely in October, says top official (International Herald Tribune), Bandh in Chure-Bhawar region hits normal life; govt calls for talks (nn), CIAA interrogates Dr Giri, Bista (nn)

22/04/2007: MPRF banda has patchy impact (kp), MJF cadres clash with cops, 13 hurt (samn), Over 20 MJF activists held for defying prohibitory orders in Gaur (nn), JTMM-J seizes over 350 bighas land (kp), Chure protestors threaten fresh agitation (nn), Ethnic protesters call indefinite Nepal strike from Monday (wi), YCL starts campaign to seize royal properties (nn), Maoist MPs for new CA poll date (kp), Parties doing homework for poll date (samn), Martyrs’ kin urge timely CA polls (samn), Reactionaries fear communist majority in CA: MK Nepal (nn), Compensation still eludes conflict victims, by Tularam Pandey (kp), Dozens of protesting ‘Maoist victims’ arrested, released (nn), PM assures he will ensure return of seized properties (nn), Rolpalis yet to feel free, secure (samn), CIAA grills ex-minister Pandey, summons four royal kingpins (nn)

21/04/2007: Nepal demands immediate clarification on CA (nn), Announce CA date and improve camp conditions, say Maoist MPs (nn), ‘CA must be disscussed widely’ (kp), MJF bandh continues to trouble Terai region (nn), Banda affects life in east terai (kp), Kalanki salutes Janaandolan sacrifice (kp), Declaration of republic (kp)

20/04/2007: MJF bandh affects life in Terai, NC cancels its Janakpur gathering (nn), Govt urges MPRF to call off banda (kp), Govt hails MJF's desire for talks (samn), Ruffle in the cabinet (kp), Democratic republic in offing: Sitaula (samn), CA Elections: Polls In Doubt, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Carter Center on Polls: Unaddressed Challenges (sp), Poll observers ask govt to announce fresh CA date (nn), One more chance: The risks and opportunities of delayed elections, by Yash Ghai (nt), Power: Politics Of Haves And Have Nots, by Keshab Poudel (sp), OHCHR-Nepal calls for probing disappearances (sp), Impunity on the rise: NHRC (kp), CIAA interrogates Tulsi Giri, three other royal kingpins (nn), Weaknesses of law enforcement agencies responsible for Gaur massacre: OHCHR (nn), Maoists face up to political reality, by Dhruba Adhikary (sp), US embassy holds up visa for Maoist leader, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), Cabinet approves Maila's song as national anthem (nn), Cabinet selects Maila's song as national anthem (kp), Responsibility for security, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), An unfinished uprising: A year later, the tarai is still struggling for inclusive loktantra, by CK Lal (nt), Madhes mess (nt, originally in Tarun, 16 April), Citizen papers (nt, originally in Himal Khabarpatrika, 14-30 April), The real story: Nepalis don’t want to hear glorious myths, they want to work for a glorious future, by Daniel Lak (nt), Speak your mind: As citizens we all need to engage with informed, moderate debate, by Artha Beed (nt)

19/04/2007: Altercation that put off a cabinet meet, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Maoists walk out of cabinet meeting (samn), India's sandalwood raises stink in Nepal (wi), CIAA directs govt to check sandalwood smuggling (nn), 7 tons of sandalwood seized (kp), PM assures Prachanda over PLA issues (kp), Three day long prohibitory order in Gaur (nn), Chure Bhawar Ekata Samaj announces fresh protest (nn), Black flags greet Moriarty in Gaighat (kp), Fear of derailment, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), Stop petty politicking, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Maoists, UML acting as opponents: Poudel (nn), MJF reiterates old demands, asks govt to stop constituency delineation process (nn), Poudel hints govt's readiness to cast aside ECDC counsel (nn), Madhesi lawmakers disrupt House proceedings (nn)

18/04/2007: Maoist ministers walk out; cabinet meeting suspended (nn), Defiant Yadav asks PM to correct himself (nn), Prachanda meets Koirala after cabinet row (nn), Maoist lawmakers disrupt House proceeding (nn), Madhesi MPs demand fresh census ahead of CA polls (nn), Civil servants decry Jwala Singh's decree (nn), JTMM-J raid on police post foiled, by Shiva Puri (kp), Maoists demand Rs 500m for PLA (kp), 198 ways for peaceful protests (nn), Carter Center urges end to violence, fear (kp), 2.2m citizenships distributed (kp), CIAA serves summons to royal ministers (kp), Janaandolan II injured still bed ridden, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp), Active ambassadors can be a liability, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (kp), Politics of compromise and appeasement enabled the Maoists to hold 73 seats in the parliament without being elected, interview with Dilli Ram Dahal (tg) [None of the current MPs has been elected! All of them have been nominated by their party leaders! Only the Maoists have tried to respect inclusiveness!], Nepali Diaspora calls for attention to Terai problem (kp)

17/04/2007: NGOs to launch drive on federalism (samn), Referendum on monarchy an option: Prachanda (kp), Maoists push for referendum (samn), Maoists for vote on monarchy (tc), Parties will decide on republic: PM (samn), Now referendum, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Deferral of the CA elections, by Prakash Bom (kp), 'Create situation for credible election' (samn), No CA elections if snail's pace continues, says Nepal (nn), Prachanda directs his ministers to ensure that people feel change (nn), Prachanda, Sitaula discuss latest political developments (nn), Nepal Maoists blame Bihar zealots for poll fiasco (wi), Don’t curb political activities: Sundh (samn), OHCHR, NHRC discuss rights issues with leaders, civil society activists (nn), YCL seeks 'public clarification' on raids (kp), YCL seeks govt clarification on raids (samn), Victims of atrocities, excesses, unite!, by Shyam KC (kp), Carter's team finds high level of fear, violence in Nepal (wi), CIAA summons Tulsi Giri, 10 others (nn), Army Chief briefs PM about security situation (nn), Madhesi MPs seek consensus on key issues (nn), JTMM kills one in Bara, attacks police post in Rautahat (nn), Over 2 million citizenships distributed in four months (nn)

16/04/2007: Civil society to hold citizen's mass meeting on Loktantra Day (nn), PM to address on Loktantra Day (nn), Eight-party meeting deferred indefinitely (kp), 8-party moot on CA polls deferred (samn), Maoists want House to proclaim republic (kp), 'Declare Nepal republic before polls' (samn), Maoists push to remove Gyanendra (Guld Times), Maoists threaten new campaign to end monarchy (Khaleej Times), Prachanda for referendum to decide fate of monarchy (nn), PM, Prachanda discuss CA polls (nn), Nepali PM meets CPN-M chairman (pd), Prime Minister proved incompetent: Lawmaker (nn), Koirala under attack over election delay (Gulf Times), What next? (kp), Janjatis withdraw valley blockade (nn), Nepal's Madhesi groups welcome government's offer for talks (pd), Police raid YCL offices (nn), Police raid YCL offices, no weapon found, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), YCL takes out torch rallies to protest police raids (nn), Nepalgunj tense after 5 hurt in clash with police (kp), An idea that failed, by Dhruva Joshy (kp), MJF, JTMM (Goit) welcome talks offer, demand 'conducive environment' (nn), Second phase of arms registration from May 1 (nn), JMCC discusses next phase of arms registration in Nepal (pd), Carter Center urges political efforts for sound electoral process (nn)

15/04/2007: Basis for eight-party unity over: Prachanda: Parties to decide new poll date today (kp), 8-parties' unity broken: Prachanda (samn), Nepal's former rebels warn they will quit government if elections are delayed (International Herald Tribune), Ex-pm Deuba hails EC's decision on polls (samn), Parties' internal discussions continue; eight party meeting in the afternoon (nn), Eight party meeting to discuss CA polls deferred (nn), Maoists demand to declare republic before CA polls (nn), 'PM must take lion's share of blame' (samn), Nepal PM flayed by allies over poll delay (wi), NINFA asks govt to sort out issues through dialogue (nn), 15 injured in a clash between locals and police in Banke (nn), MPRF ready for dialogue with govt (kp), NC asks MJF to withdraw bandh (nn), JTMM (J) orders pahade bureaucrats out (kp), Re(visiting) public, by Bijay Kumar Rauniyar (kp), Victim construction, by Arun Gupto (kp)

14/04/2007: June 20 poll not possible: CEC, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), CA polls not possible in June: EC (samn),  Elections may be put off: minister (samn), Govt draws flak for poll delay (samn), UML, Maoists hold PM responsible for delay (kp), UML warns of anarchy if CA polls delayed (samn), CA date debacle fallout: Deuba welcomes; UML blames govt; Maoists want republic (nn), PLA men leave camps to protest EC announcement (nn) [Everybody knowing the situation in Nepal and having a little bit of intellect has been aware for long that elections could not take place in June! Responsible are all the politicians who delayed the transition process including some foreign ambassadors!], Only declaration of republic can save 8-party unity now, says Prachanda (nn), Enter the dragon of uncertainty, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), DEO Joshi freed by police (nn), Transitions as opportunity, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Anatomy of Madhesi nationalism, by Sarita Giri (kp), MJF dismisses addition of constituencies (samn), MJF sets two conditions for dialogue with govt (nn), Maithali women seek role in CA (samn)

13/04/2007: Tarai to have 28 more constituencies (samn), MJF dismisses addition of constituencies (nn), Cabinet to discuss CA date; 8-party leaders to meet today (nn), CMP signed by 8 parties has no legitimacy: MPs (kp), CMP document illegal: lawmakers (samn), Ten nabbed with weapons (nn), Authorities seize 7 illegal weapons (kp), Security stepped up for Marwari community (sp), Operation Clean-up: The UNMIN has said it is willing to help in the disposal of landmines and IEDs which have been killing unsuspecting people, particularly kids (sp), UNMIN registers 2855 NA weapons (kp), Nepal army also locks up more than 2800 weapon to aid peace process (Relief Web), Take action against Janaandolan guilty (kp), Meaningful talks (kp), Maoist paradox, by Tilak P Pokharel (kp), Parties and women's inclusion, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Democracy: Inclusive or Exclusive?, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Dalits want special status in statute (samn), Constituent assembly polls: Date Debate, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Horse before the cart: Let a referendum on the monarchy precede constituent assembly elections, by Maitalal Gurung (nt), EC says it cannot meet June deadline; requests govt to announce appropriate date (nn), Nepal's Election Commission rules out June vote for special assembly (International Herald Tribune), Nepal commission delays elections (BBC News), Nepali govt to discuss on EC's letter on CA polls (pd), Cabinet refers EC letter to eight parties (nn), Crucial Nepal elections likely to be postponed (Khaleej Times), Fears of unrest arise as Nepal elections delayed until late 2007 (Raw Story), Top leaders meet to discuss election timetable (nn), Eight party meeting ends inconclusively (nn), “A crisis if elections are delayed”, interview with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-M chairman (nt, originally in Nepal, 8 April), Prachanda wants declaration of republic (samn), After peace, perhaps development: An interim economic plan to deal with the challenges of political transition, by Kiran Nepal (nt), An even more fateful year: Sometimes, instinctive rather than analytical readings point the way ahead, by CK Lal (nt), Maoists Ultimately Join Nepal Government: Challenges remain to realizing democracy, by Amit Pyakurel (on), Concerning Nepal's Grave And Deteriorating Situation (Scoop) [This open letter by a handful of arch-conservative Bahuns and some others proves the danger Nepal is facing from ultra-right royalist forces!!], Civil Society forms committee to celebrate Loktantra Day (nn), Critical Juncture, by Hom Raj Acharya (Asia News Network)

12/04/2007: June 20 too early for polls: CEC (samn), CEC questions security situation; EC to react on polls date soon (nn), CEC: Polls possible on schedule, by Bedraj Poudel (kp), CA elections (kp), Don't rush into CA polls: civil society (samn), SAC still unable to finalize CA poll bill (kp), CDO to lead monitoring committees (nn), Govt calls agitating groups for dialogue (kp), Govt offices resume work after 2 months, by Rabindra Uprety (kp), Nepal ethnic group calls strike in Terai (samn), Sangh’s Nepal connection, by Poornima Joshi (tc), UNMIN completes storage of Nepal Army weapons (nn)

11/04/2007: Abductions and intimidations continue in Terai (nn), Goit orders action against journos (kp), Police nab seven JTMM-Goit activists (nn), Cops nab 7 JTMM-G men (kp), Thapa refutes allegations of plotting against CA polls (nn), We won't scuttle CA polls: royalists (samn), SAC faces problem finalizing CA bill (kp) [It is the internal problem of the parties that they have done nothing to become inclusive even 17 years after the introduction of a democratic system!!], UNMIN begins NA arms registration (kp), UN team begins registration of NA arms (samn), 2000 NA weapons locked up in containers (nn), Martin doubts poll possible on June 20 (kp), Election on time: Poudel (kp), Conduct CA polls or quit: CPN-UML (samn), Maoists may quit govt: minister (samn), Fresh struggle if CA polls not held: Maoists (nn), JMN district meet begins (samn), Siraha folks unaware of CA polls (samn), Rebel group vows to disrupt Nepal elections (Peninsula), Dumped ! (kp), Miss Nepal, terai tantrums and fair elections, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), 'No minors in Maoist cantonments' (samn), MJF forms panel to probe Gaur massacre (nn), Poudel asks MJF, JTMM to come to the table (nn), CZOP Coalition hails govt’s pledge on ‘schools as zones of peace’ (nn), Janjatis hold demonstrations (nn)

10/04/2007: Janjatis stirring for fresh protests (nn), Terai banda paralyzes life (kp), Govt forms team to hold talks with Madhesis, Janajatis (kp), No private property for us: Maoist ministers (nn), Security beefed up in Marwadi settlements; Report (nn), Activists of JTMM- Jwala Singh abduct Maoist; seize land (nn), PM tells Maoists to behave, by Ishwari Neupane & Prem Nepali (kp), RPP drops constitutional monarchy (kp), Janaandolan victim awaits govt help (kp), Challenges for interim government, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp), Palace posing poll hurdles: govt (samn), Nepal elections in June not feasible: UN (samn), JTMM (Goit) vows to disrupt CA polls (samn), Splinter rebel group vows to disrupt Nepal election (Reuters), Storage of NA arms starts (nn), Nepal's army to lock up weapons as part of peace deal (Inernational Herald Tribune)

09/04/2007: Locals lock up 8-party leaders, VDC Secy (nn), JTMM-Goit to disrupt CA polls (nn), Terai bandh affects normal life (nn), General strike partially shuts down southern Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Govt forms 3-member team to hold talks with agitating groups (nn), Nepal ministerial group to quell Terai turmoil (wi), Sundh stresses on strengthening law and order to end impunity (nn), PM Koirala urges for national unity and reconciliation (nn) [Reconciliation must not mean 'impunity'!], 'Planned disappearance massive' (samn), HR defenders, professionals denounce abductions (kp), Ministers will be sacked if found corrupt: PM (kp), PM, Prachanda discuss CA polls (samn), Prachanda asks PM to implement agreements (kp), Maoists nudge Nepal PM on first date, by J. Hemanth (tc), Maoists must return seized properties: Koirala (nn), CPN-UML chief raps diplomats on CA polls, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Need for more house cleaning, by Shyam KC (kp), NA to start storage of arms from Tuesday (nn)

08/04/2007: Nation marks April movement (samn), RJP, too, dumps monarchy from its statute (nn), RJP too drops monarchy from statute (kp), People’s War will continue: Maoists (samn), ‘Maoist will not give up long-term strategy’ (kp), Prachanda urges Koirala to declare election date (nn), PM, Prachanda discuss CA polls, stress on holding it timely (ek), Maoists not to be blamed for poll delay (samn), Interim govt meaningless if CA poll deferred, by Binod Bhandari & Bhim Ghimire (kp), Timely CA polls unlikely: Nepal (samn), Maoist army to help NA conduct polls: Minister Gurung (nn), PLA will help NA conduct polls: Gurung (samn), UML for early merger between NA and PLA (nn), UNMIN to start storing NA arms Tuesday (kp), Chure people warn of resuming agitation (nn), ‘Oh, where is the republic?’, by Upendra Pokharel (kp), Security stepped up after 2 government officials abducted in southern Nepal (International Herald Tribune)

07/04/2007: Monarchy still a threat to people (kp), Army can be mobilised for CA: Nepal (nn), Army may be deployed for CA polls: UML (samn) [Which army?], Peace ministry to act as one-door for peace and reconstruction (nn), One-door policy for reconstruction works (samn), Recontruction soon for damaged infrastructure (kp), Public property (kp), Chure-Bhawar society warns of protests (samn), Democracy and Madhesi nationalism, by Sarita Giri (kp), A federation of identities: Rethinking Nepal, by Aniruddhi Gautam (kp), Assembly likely to have 517 seats (samn) [This will be too big for rational and effective working!!], Nepal prepares for landmark vote, by Chitra Tiwari (Washington Times), Ruling But Not Governing, b Shashi P.B.B. Malla & Chandra Bahadur Parbate (Scoop) [A critical commentary by convinced royalists!], Prachanda calls for unity against ‘conspiracies’ (nn), Only the form of struggle has changed, says Prachanda (nn), Storage of NA weapons to start from Tuesday (nn)

06/04/2007: Say ‘Gyanendra’, not ‘King Gyanendra’: PM, by Gopal Khanal (kp), King has become a commoner: PM (samn), Holding poll on June 20 will be tough: CEC, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Make no haste on CA elections: EC (samn), Nepal's June Election Date in Doubt, by Steve Herman (Voice of America), Let CA polls not be a farce, by Saurav Dev Bhatta (kp), European Union Seeks To Work For Reconciliation And Against Polarisation, by Franz Ring, German ambassador to Nepal (sp), "Donors can only support the parties", interview with Gareth Thomas, Britain’s minister of International Development (nt), "Elections Must Be Fair And Credible", by Gareth Thomas, UK International Development Minister (sp), "Nepal’s Democracy And Democratic Forces Are Trapped", interview with Kamal Thapa (sp) [One of Nepal`s greatest anti-democrats and leading henchman of the royal coup talks about "democracy"], Paper, paper on the table: The Common Minimum Program can’t become like another election manifesto, by Artha Beed (nt), Broad Plans: The eight parties agree to a common minimum program for the interim government – focusing on peace and elections, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), In the interim: Out with the best, in with the worst, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Lessons for the future (nt), Instability In Continuity, by Keshab Poudel (sp), MJF-Maoists clash in Sunsari (nn), 2 injured as Maoists, MPRF trade fire, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Marwari community in panic; 20 abducted in two weeks (nn), 'MPRF men' threaten govt officials from India, by Shiva Puri (kp), JTMM-J terror displaces 28 families in Siraha (kp), MPRF ban on newspapers lifted in Gaur (samn), 8-parties to take stock of Kalikot clash (nn), Public property, private usages, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Messages from Gaur massacre, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Three months later: The smoke has cleared in Lahan, but many things will never be the same again, by Kunda Dixit (nt), Towards the final push: Prachanda seems to be in a win-win situation, by Swapan Dasgupta (tc) [A critical Indian view], Fiscal implications in federal structure, by Bishwambher Pyakuryal (kp), Martin, Prachanda discuss arms management process (nn)

05/03/2007: EC announces funding opportunities for conflict-hit (kp), Under-representation of Madhesis flayed (kp), RPP skeptical of CA poll environment (kp), Mine related deaths, injuries worry experts (kp), UN urges govt to remove landmines fast (samn), Lessons learned, challenges ahead, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Nepalese wary after strikes and clashes (BBC News), NC dissident group lobbies for monarchy (samn), NA arms storage preparations complete (samn), Koirala hints of decision on monarchy ahead of CA polls (nn), EC wants govt to consult with it before declaring election date (nn)

04/04/2007: Police to act tough against rallies and strikes (nn), Poudel urges Maoists to stop threatening people (nn), Nepalese govt gets mixed reactions (Gulf Times), Denmark backs Nepal peace process; hails new govt (nn), UK assures Maoists cooperation (kp), Pak, B'desh welcome new govt (kp), Boucher says Maoists can't be trusted (nn) [This is similar to the world's problems with the US government!], Speaker, US envoy discuss CA polls (nn), MPRF should own up Gaur killing: Repor (kp), 'Put Gaur incident guilty behind bars' (kp), Janaandolan II injured left in lurch, by Bikram Giri & Tirtha Neupane (kp), Martin highlights need for public awareness on explosives (nn), Silence and after, by Abhi Subedi (kp), New order (tc), Coalition Government in Nepal, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (Scoop), Cooperative regional federal states, by Alok K Bohara (kp)

03/04/2007: Sitaula starts second innings with tough warning; talks teams dissolved (nn), Govt unveils new security plan (kp), Govt, Maoists breached peace agreement: NHRC (kp), They also sacrificed, by Baburam Kharel (kp), CIAA interrogates former army chief Thapa (nn), Strike impact in terai patchy (kp), Man rescued from JTMM captivity (kp), Dozens of dalits flee home fearing JTMM, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Prohibitory order in Nawalparasi (nn), Rights activists blame MJF for gross violations in Gaur massacre (nn)

02/04/2007: 8 parties agree to amend constitution; sign common minimum programme (nn), Nation takes a leap, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Leap forward (kp), Maoists join govt after 12-yr war: Koirala to head Nepal cabinet (tc), Nepal Maoists progress from mines to ministries (wi), Maoists sworn into new interim govt (samn), Games to be PM by default, by Bharat Bhushan (tc), Woman communist leader is Nepal's new foreign minister (wi), Int'l community welcomes new govt, stress law enforcement (kp), World hails new government in Nepal (wi), UNMIN hails interim govt formation (samn), Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the formation of the Interim Government of Nepal (Relief Web), UK welcomes formation of new govt in Nepal (nn), Australia, Japan hail formation of interim govt (nn), Euphoria, concerns as Nepal Maoists join government, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), Multiple blasts rock Janakpur (kp), Prohibitory orders in Rautahat (kp), Bandh called by MJF hits normal life in Terai (nn), Terai closure first challenge for Nepal's Maoist government (wi), Many displaced still in a lurch, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Constituent assembly & impartial polls, by Shyam KC (kp), CA polls to be held on June 20 (samn), June 20 to decide King Gyanendra's fate (wi), Legal experts flay new CA poll date (samn), 'Democratic republic is the right choice', interview with Dr Devendra Raj Panday, Citizens' Movement For Democracy and Peace (CMDP) (kp)

01/04/2007: Wrangling delays Maoists' entry into Nepal govt (Daily Star), Bickering delays interim govt (samn), NC-UML wrangling delays interim government, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), UML, PF sulk; interim cabinet formation hits a snag (nn), Democratic parties’ undemocratic side (kp), Nepal strikes deal on new cabinet (BBC News), Jostling over Nepal posts delays govt (tc), Solution still eludes House, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Women on warpath over delay in forming Nepal government (wi), CA polls on June 20, Poudel senior most minister (nn), June 20 set as date for CA polls (ek), Nepali Constituent Assembly poll set on June 20 (pd), Nepal elections set for June (Aljazeera), Nepali PM resigns, Interim Gov't to be formed (pd), House reappoints Koirala as PM, interim cabinet to be announced shortly (nn), Koirala elected interim govt PM (ek), PM Koirala appeals for cooperation from all parties to maintain peace (nn), PM administers oath to ministers and state ministers; 22 member cabinet unveiled (nn), List of Ministers (nn), Maoists finally join government, by Shirish B Pradhan (oi), Nepal’s Maoists join the govt, poll date set (Khaleej Times), Nepal Political Parties, Former Rebels Agree to New Government (Voice of America), Martin hails formation of inerim govt; US to continue assistance (nn), India welcomes new govt (nn), JTMM-Goit detonates four bombs in Janakpur (nn), Four powerful blasts rock Janakpur (samn), Blasts at village council injure 6, by Aman Koirala (kp), Displaced despair at terai violence (kp), Nepal's attention turns to King, by Rabindra Mishra (BBC News)

31/03/2007: Eight parties to sign five pacts including CMP (nn), Parties agree on interim govt (samn), Maoists finally capture power in Nepal (wi), Nepal Maoists face tough test in government (Khaleej Times), New cabinet to be unveiled in the parliament today (nn), Interim government today, by Ghanashyam Ojha & Yuvraj Acharya (kp), NC, UML finalise names of ministers; PF piqued over the process (nn), Koirala ‘unhappy’ with UML’s choice of team leader in govt (nn), 8-party meeting postponed as NC, UML tussle over hierarchy in govt (nn), Scorned deputy PM delays new government in Nepal (wi), Landmark Nepalese cabinet delayed (BBC News), Squabbles put off Nepal's new government formation (wi), Squabbles delay Nepal government (Aljazeera), Spat over posts hits formation of Nepal interim govt, by Gopal Sharma (Star), Formation of Nepal's new government delayed as parties squabble over portfolios (International Herald Tribune), Jwala group declares ‘Free Terai State’ (samn), MPRF, JTMM threats drive away govt officials, by Shiva Puri (kp), Basics for structural changes, by Surendra R Devkota and Avantika Regmi (kp), Aryal shocked at missing clause (samn)

30/03/2007: Eight party meeting to finalise interim cabinet (nn), Hurdles cleared for interim govt (samn), Interim govt likely today, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Nepal give-and-take to form govt, by Bharat Bhushan (tc), Nepal Maoists set to join interim government, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), PM meets with Moriarty, CoAS Katawal (nn) [Why Moriarty again? His continued intervention is one of the main obstacles for crisis solution!!], Leaders intensify debate; interim govt likely today (nn), Police release 6 Gaur suspects, by Shiva Puri (kp), Families of Belbari victims compensated (nn), Belbari victims under compensated, by Bhim Ghimire (kp), Oli recommends action against officials (samn), Ratify  Rome statute immediately, say experts (nn), Women activists and Chure agitators invited for talks (nn), The time to act is now, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Impediments to constituent assembly, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Before the flurry: Start preparing for a longer interim period, by Kiran Nepal (nt), Is the election of the Constituent Assembly possible?, by Govinda Raj Joshi (sp), Adverse Signals Will Be Sent If CA Polls Put Off: Gill (sp), "It Will Be A Great Mistake To Postpone The Elections", interview with Madhav Kumar Nepal (sp), A tale of two MPs: Their bitter connection also shows the enormous gap between the Maoists and ordinary Nepalis, by Mallika Aryal (nt), "Nepal is being Sikkimised", interview with Nanda Kishore Pun (Pasang), Maoist central committee member, PLA deputy commander, and vice-chair of the joint arms management committee (nt), Maoists game, rest unsure, by Bharat Bhushan (tc), Spring cleaning: It’s time Girija Koirala told New Delhi a thing or two, by CK Lal (nt), Boomerang: The Maoists and the MJF have lost ground, but the ideals that drove them remain important, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Ominous Trend: Despite Maoists joining the mainstream, the politics of violence continues to grip the country, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), ”Federalism Is Sometimes Necessary To Accommodate Differences”, interview with MP Singh, vice chancellor of West Bengal National University of Judicial Science (sp), Stable Democracy Or Volatile Dictatorship? by Keshab Poudel (sp), JTMM (Singh) demands separate govt in Terai (nn), Cabinet portfolios divided, Maoists get five berths (nn)

29/03/2007: 'NDA operated by Indian Hindus' (kp), Indians sit-in at Jogbani point, lend support to MJF (nn), Indian group stages sit-in supporting MPRF, by Binod Bhandari & Bhim Ghimire (kp), Unidentified group shoots dead MPRF leader (kp), Nepalgunj clash victims stage sit-in (samn), Ex-army chief summoned on graft charge (samn), Oli committee recommends action agaisnt RCCC officials (nn), More time given to trace missing people (samn), Chure talks team (samn), Maoist MPs disrupt House (kp), Maoists keep 250 displaced at bay (samn), Maoist MPs disrupt House again (samn), Form interim govt at once: Tarun Dal (kp), 'No problem if Maoists join govt' (samn), Interim government to be formed by Friday: Home Minister (nn), Prachanda meets with Koirala, govt likely by Friday evening (nn), Nepal peace process in danger, say Maoists (Peninsula), Moriarty meets with UML Gen Secy (nn) [Continued US efforts to stop the peace process!!], Federal system will break country: KC (samn), What next?, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Simmering political fluctuations, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp)

28/03/2007: NDA steps up activities, bombs Congress leader's house (nn), Explosion at Congress legislator's house (kp), Armed assailants kill former VDC chairman in Banke (nn), 'Maoists had plotted to kill top MPRF leaders' (kp), MPRF provoked carnage: NBA (kp), HR defenders demand probe into carnage (kp), Govt will book Gaur guilty: Gyawali (samn), One killed in Nepal as Terai violence continues (wi), PM-Prachanda talks inconclusive (samn), PM proposes to drop DPM's post (kp), UML seeks interim govt before SAARC meet (samn), 'Coordinate with govt for rallies' (kp), Home Ministry appeals for peaceful protests (nn), 8 parties join hands to make polls happen (kp), Maoist MPs disrupt House proceedings demanding interim govt (nn), CIAA summons ex-CoAS Thapa over graft charge (nn), Unity in diversity, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Right to self-determination, by Kumar Lama (kp 28/03/2007), Madhesh/Terai and Tharus/Madheshis: Nepal’s New Frontier of Etymopolitics, by Vivaswan Kumar (tg)

27/03/2007: Blasts at UML office; Bomb hurled at Kantipur office (nn) [Growing violence by royalist Hindu militants is most dangerous for the process of reconstruction and peace!], Reactionary forces creating instability (samn), Bomb hurled at Kantipur Biratnagar office (kp), Eight injured in Parsa shootout (nn), Criminals used rape as a weapon in Gaur carnage, says a report (nn), Punish Gaur guilty: right bodies (samn), Madhesi intellectuals denounce carnage (kp), MJF blames Maoists for Gaur bloodbath, demands high-level probe (nn) [In other words: the victims, all of them Maoists, have brutally murdered, raped and hurt them themselves??], MPRF-cops clash, 12 injured, 15 arrested (kp), 5 wounded in fresh violence in troubled south Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Maoists set Friday deadline for interim government: Report (nn), PM, Prachanda meet inconclusive; Maoists continue debates over joining govt (nn), Form interim govt before SAARC summit: Bharat Mohan (nn), RPP wants CA polls held on time (nn), Panel prepares report on missing people (samn), No one heeds IDPs' woes, by D R Panta (kp), Sliding towards anarchy, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp), Recent Carnage in Nepal Stirs Pessimism: Massacre of Maoist cadres raises fears for the peace process, by Amit Pyakurel (on), Marching towards a new South Asia, by Gauri Phadhan (kp), Maoists should show restraints, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Nepal: Lessons from Gaur Incident, by P B Khatri (Scoop), Gaur Massacre, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (Scoop), Development Through Unity of King and People, by I.K. Pradhan (Scoop) [Statement of a blind royalist follower. The only thing the king has appropriately pointed out is that he is the greatest obstacle to peace, harmony and inclusion in Nepal!!], Maoists’ Lust For Power And Thirst For Blood, by John Lama (Scoop)

26/03/2007: UML bitter over NC attitude; Mahara says alliance in difficult spot (nn), Parties close to power sharing deal (kp), Four-party meeting deferred (nn), Interim government (kp), Maoists in two minds over joining interim government (nn), Maoists joining govt before abandoning violence will be 'dangerous': Moriarty (nn), House instructs govt to punish guilty (kp), Security tightened in eastern terai (kp), Prohibitory order in Saptari (nn), MJF activists clash with police in Rajbiraj; over dozen arrested (nn), Forerunner of bigger catastrophe?, by Shyam KC (kp), 'MPRF hired professional killers in Gaur', interview with civil society leader Prof. Mathura Prasad Shrestha (kp), Rights And Democracy In Nepal, by Hari Bansha Dulal (Scoop)

25/03/2007: Now deputy Speaker doubts CA polls (nn), Polls by June not possible: Dy Speaker (kp), CA polls by June impossible: Dy Speaker (samn), CPN-UML urges govt not to defer CA polls (samn), Growing Terai turmoil casts doubts on Nepal polls (wi), Maoists not to join Koirala-led govt (samn), Maoists develop doubts over Koirala's leadership (nn), Maoists demand dissolution of Koirala government (oi), Hindu extremists accused of supporting Madhesis, by Shirish B. Pradhan (oi), MPRF student front severs allegiance, by Jitendra Khadga (kp), NMSF severs ties with MJF; says MJF chair is a royalist (nn), New security measures imposed in Nepal's volatile southeast (Channel News Asia), Curfew imposed ahead of MPRF meet: Security beefed up in various terai areas (kp), Prohibitory orders issued in 5 districts (samn), Police nab 6 suspects for Gaur carnage, by Shiva Puri (kp), Gaur limps back to normalcy; another suspect of Wednesday massacre held (nn), '50 cadres still missing' (samn), Parliament passes motion condemning Gaur massacre (nn), Four parties tussle over plum portfolios (nn) [Only selfish power interests and no interest in Nepal and the people as usual!!], Leaders to meet Sunday: UML wants Home or Finance ministry (kp) [Leaders??], Parties disagree on power-sharing (samn), Not caste or region but country: Nepal (kp) [This sounds like late kings Mahendra and Birendra! Make state and society inclusive! This is exactly what the monarchy has always prevented!], Make Nepal a Hindu republic: Hindu body (kp) [Leave socio-religious aspects out of state politics!], Last humiliation of the god king: a £1bn payback, by Dean Nelson (Times, UK)

24/03/2007: Abducted Tharu leader resurfaces, says he was enticed to incite unrest (nn), Gatherings banned in Biratnagar; Rautahat CDO recalled (nn), MJF programmes banned in some Terai districts; curfew in Siraha (nn), Southern Nepal town imposes curfew, bans demonstrations to prevent violence (International Herald tribune), Maoists disrupt House: We’ll punish MPRF if govt doesn’t: Dr Bhattarai (kp), Maoist lawmakers disrupt House meeting (samn), Nepal Maoists display corpses after ethnic clashes (Daily Times) [not ethnic clashes but coldblooded and extremely brutal murder!!], Maoists continue protests nationwide (samn), Maoists threaten revenge after south Nepali bloodbath (Daily Star), Fear grips Gaur (samn), Sad and serious accident: MPRF (kp) [There is absolutely no understanding and no pardon for such crimes! Only the brutal murderers and their inciters are guilty and have to to bear full responsibility!!], Police arrests six suspects of Gaur incident (nn), US,UNMIN urge punishment for Gaur guilty (kp), India to help nab Gaur assailants, by Shiva Puri (kp), Body formed to probe Gaur killings (kp), Maoists object to probe commission (kp), Govt forms probe panel; Maoists reject (samn), Leaders flay govt for Gaur incident (samn), Gill lauds eight-party unity (kp), EU concerned at extortions, threat (samn), Biratnagar customs asked to shut down (kp), Truth and reconciliation commission, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp), The UN role in present peace process, by Mohan P Lohani (kp), UN to deploy 700 staff to help Nepal's peace process, by Shirish B. Pradhan (Hindustan Times), The chaos of Kathmandu: Emma Mahony hoped for spiritual respite but this week got caught up in tumultuous events in Nepal (Times, UK), Time running out for Nepal: A peace agreement between the Nepal government and the Maoists is strained as fresh violence breaks out south of the capital, by Sudeshna Sarkar (Relief Web), UML Gen Secy doubtful about timely CA polls (nn) [So-called leaders: please start to make your parties democratic and inclusive! You must not wait for the CA elections! And please let the people know what you stand for in the planned elections! This can help to calm down the moods!], Top leaders resume discussion on interim govt, CA polls (nn), PM holds separate talks with 8-party leaders; no consensus yet on interim cabinet (nn)

23/03/2007: Rights activists reveal shocking details of Gaur attack (nn), Hired criminals did it: rights activists (samn), Gaur massacre has shocked world: UN (samn), Probe Gaur incident: Arbour (samn), Gaur killings shock everyone (kp), Gaur clash (kp), Gore in Gaur, by Kiran Nepal (nt), PLA men protest Gaur killings (kp), Maoists rally over Nepal killings (BBC News), PLA fighters stage protest outside camps (samn), Thousands of Nepal's Maoists protest activist killings (International Herald Tribune), Government to take action against guilty of Gaur incident: Sitaula (nn), Govt to punish guilty: Sitaula, by Shiva Puri (kp), Threat to Nepal peace, by J Hemanth (tc), Fresh terror in Terai, government to probe killings (wi), Violence rocks southern Nepal (Aljazeera), After bloodbath, looters spread terror in Terai (wi), Cabinet forms panel to probe Gaur bloodshed (nn), Maoists dismiss govt’s probe committee; memorial service organised for Gaur victims (nn), Gaur killing royalist plot: Maoists (samn), Outlaw MPRF, says Prachanda, by Janak Nepal (kp), Seal the border, says Mahara; Maoists stop House session (nn), US Embassy condemns Gaur violence; urges law and order (nn), Leaders seek home minister's resignation (samn), Debate on federalism kicks off (nn), Nepal’s Maoists in credibility crisis (Gulf Times), EU asks Maoists to walk the talk; wants to see interim govt formed soon (nn), Maoists should be disarmed completely: Rice (kp), Substantial number of minors in cantonments: Martin (kp), In search of president, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp 23/03/2007), Federal states based on caste and ethnicity is impossible for Nepal, by Vikash Raj Satyal (sp), Ethnicity-based federalism? (nt, originally in Himal Khabarpatrika, 15-29 March), A small, shrinking centre: Mainstream parties and civil society must challenge the extremists, by CK Lal (nt), One year itch: A peace compromise, or compromised peace?, by Shaubhagya Shah (nt), The middle path: Nepal desperately needs centrists to sit quiet, centre-stage, by Daniel Lak (nt), Enough: This week we saw the cost of ignoring Nepalis who invest in Nepal, by Artha Beed (nt), A private little war: Donation terror takes its toll, by Foreign Hand (nt), Gathering Doubts: PM Koirala makes an unimpressive plea to the EC to go ahead with the polls come what may, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Only fools rush in: Deferring the polls is the best way to save Nepal from future madness, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Step away from the polls (nt), Postpone CA polls on consensus: Deuba (nn), Swift Repercussions: Just as they were poised to join the interim government, Maoists’ attack against business community has cast doubt over its immediate formation, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Priorities In Conflict, by Keshab Poudel (sp)

22/0372007: 27 killed in Maoist-MPRF clash, by Shiva Puri (kp), MJF, Maoist clash kills 27 in Rautahat (samn), Terai bloodbath leaves 27 dead in Nepal, dozens hurt (wi), Gaur toll climbs to 28, curfew continues (nn), Curfew extended after Nepal clash (BBC News), Curfew also in Kalaiya, Gaur remains tense (nn), Nepal towns under fresh curfew after deadly clashes, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), Security stepped up in south Nepal after 26 killed (International Herald Tribune), Nepal Violence: 26 Maoists Killed: Clash comes as the Maoists are about to join interim government, by Umesh Shrestha (on), Bloodshed in Terai plains, by J. Hemanth (tc), Maoists to protest Gaur incident (nn), Parties want action against Gaur guilty (samn), Leaders, HR activists reach Gaur (nn), Gaur bloodshed shocks UN rights commissioner, appeals for probe (nn), Prachanda asks govt to outlaw MFJ; PLA men come out of camp (nn), MJF terms Prachanda's demand to ban it as 'undemocratic remark' (nn) [MJF activities have nothing to do with democracy and respect of fundamental human rights! Its simply crime and terror!!], Prachanda points at Indian Hindu extremists' hand in Gaur bloodshed (nn), Criminal act: Home Ministry (kp), NHRC, OHCHR-Nepal launch probe into Gaur incident (nn), Maoists, Forum trade charges (kp), Govt must take legal action against Maoist cadres: Thapa (kp), Long road (tc), Martin urges parties to act to end violence (nn), Activists propose changes in CA-related bills (nn), Govt committed to hold CA polls by mid-June: PM (nn) [??], Parties’ indifference delaying CA polls (samn), 'CA must have fair representation' (kp), 'Parties yet to win people's hearts' (samn), US working with India for peace in Nepal (wi) [?], Strike has partial effect in districts (samn), Business strike called off, by Krishna Regmi (kp), Police escort cargo trucks (samn), Federalism and communal resistance, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), A united Nepal, by Alankar Khanal (kp), Tarai movement irrelevant: Nidhi (samn), Nepal for drive against untouchability (samn), Dalits, janajatis a majority in Dahaban (samn)

21/03/2007: Business community to continue with strike (nn), Govt assures of security to the business community (nn), Tripathy says peace process is in danger (nn), Businessmen reiterate commitment to continue with strike (nn), Striking businessmen refuse to budge (samn), SPA lawmakers support business strike (kp), 'Govt failed to maintain security' (samn), Govt to bring hotelier assailants to book (kp), Palace hand in strike: Prachanda, by Mohan Budaair (kp), Maoists admit role of two members (samn), Anti-Maoist strikes affect life (kp), Parties express commitment to ensure conducive business atmosphere (nn), Prachanda pledges safe environment for private businesses (nn), Business community suspends their indefinite strike (nn), Leaders learn federalism, restructuring, by Ishwari Neupane (kp), Blockade halts goods movement (kp), Demo against JTMM excesses (kp), The legacy of impunity, by Prakash Bom (kp), Before joining govt, Maoists face hurdles, by Bharat Bhushan (tc), Nepal''s crown princess contemplates shifting to India (wi), Lamas submit memo to PM (samn), OHCHR focusing on addressing discriminations: Sundh (nn), 25 feared killed in clash between Maoists and MJF activists in Gaur; curfew clamped (nn), 8 people killed in clash between CPN-M and MPRF (pd), Gunbattle between rival political groups leaves five dead in Nepal (Raw Story), 9 killed, 23 injured in fresh violence in south Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Terai toll rises to 25, curfew clamped (wi)

20/03/2007: Private sector calls for indefinite shutdown (kp), Traders announce indefinite strike (samn), Home Ministry urges withdrawal of strike; Prachanda too makes the appeal (nn), Businessmen urge Maoists to stop intimidation (nn), Maoists deny role in city incidents (samn), Govt invites agitating businessmen for talks (nn), Indefinite shutdown affects life partially; ANTUF expels two members (nn), AOAN to halt flight services on Thursday (nn), Morang traders not to back strike (samn), Nepal shuts down as traders go on warpath (Earth Times), UML expresses solidarity with business community, demands Sitaula's resignation (nn), Police ordered to arrest those who attacked businessman, says Sitaula (nn), Business group strikes in Nepal against kidnapping, extortion by former rebels (International Herald Tribune), Thousands march in Nepal over Maoist threats (Reuters), Prachanda sees royalists' hand in strike (nn), PM assures EC of timely CA election (kp) [??], CA polls by mid-June to be a real squeeze, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Nation could fall in a disaster if CA polls not held on time, says Prachanda (nn), CA elections still unsure: Prachanda, by Ganesh Chaudhary and Mohan Budhair (kp), Rana calls govt. to improve ‘law and order situation’ to hold CA polls (nn), Prachanda opposes single-party hegemony (samn), Nepal, India cops foil MPRF blockade, by Madhav Dhungana (kp), Govt not serious: JTMM (samn), Maoist menace (kp), Abolish monarchy first: Maoist leader (samn), Disorder(s) in the House, by Manjushree Thapa (kp), Winning the peace, by Krishna Regmi (kp)

19/03/2007: Palace ignores govt. panel’s deadline to submit details (nn), Nepal king refuses to divulge wealth details (wi), Time to step down, Nepali king urged, by Dhruba Adhikary (Asia Times), Taskforce submits 5 papers: Top leaders to meet Tuesday (kp), Eight parties differ on portfolios (samn) [Always the same power games: The parties are lacking legitimacy, are not democratic and are not interested in the welfare of the people and the country!!!], Parties have failed to earn their legitimacy: Dixit (nn), Businessmen call for shutdown from 3 pm (nn), Internet services go down in protest of attack on businessman (nn), Businessmen announce indefinite shutdown (nn), Nepal in anti-Maoist protests, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Maoists deny hand in manhandling of businessman (nn), Indian envoy meets PM Koirala (nn), Preserve evidences (kp), CA poll: To be or not be, by Dhruva Joshy (kp), 'We ought to keep our integrity intact', interview with Om Gurung (kp)

18/03/2007: Differences over power sharing persist (kp), Parties finalise interim govt model (samn), Top leaders' meet ends inconclusively (nn), MPRF attacks 8-party rally (kp), Goit’s men kill JTMM-J vice commander (kp), 70 injured in Birgunj, Kalaiya clashes (samn), Seven-hour curfew in Kalaiya (nn), Passengers, protestors clash, 18 hurt (kp), UN ready to mediate on terai violence: Lena Sundh (kp), OHCHR says it has no mandate for mediation (nn), OHCHR for pluralistic representation (samn), Political attacks flare in Nepal, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Gajurel stresses unity among leftists (kp), Prachanda for final knock to feudalism (samn), Farmers’ nation, by Shiva Rijal (kp), Nepal at a crossroads, by Mohan P Lohani (kp), Most Nepalis support reservations: poll (samn)

17/03/2007: MJF supporters thrash Congress leader (nn), One dead in clash between two JTMM factions (nn), 8 royalists arrested for Rangeli riots, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Royalist meet disrupted (kp), Monarchists' rights (kp), OHCHR team visits terai districts (kp), Probe on 49 disappeared may be dropped, by Kiran Chapagain (kp) [Once again justice denied as so often in Nepali history!?], UML for early formation of interim govt (samn), 8-party meet discusses CMP (samn), 8-party homework on interim govt continues; top level meet on Sunday (nn), Parties draft common program, code of conduct (kp), ‘SPA cannot issue certificate of good conduct’ (kp), Maoists urge govt to revoke decisions (kp), NEFIN announces 3rd round of protests (kp), Bandh in Chure region called off (nn), Dozens hurt as MJF men clash with 8-party cadres in Birgunj (nn), TMM (Singh) releases three abducted govt officials (nn)

16/03/2007: Eight-party meeting underway in Baluwatar (nn), Interim govt likely Friday: Mahara (kp), Nepal to get new government today? (wi), UML to send new team in interim govt; parties intensify parleys (nn), Eight-party meeting ends inconclusively; taskforce to finalise CMP (nn), A stitch in time: The king becomes the pawn as haggling begins for a new government, by Kunda Dixit (nt), PM to blame if CA polls delayed: Nepal (kp) [All party leaders are responsible because they have failed to implement the mandate of the April 2006 movement!], CA polls not possible in mid-June: Dahal (samn), Prachanda claims conspiracies afoot to derail CA elections (nn), NEFIN to launch third phase of agitation (nn), Janajatis resume nationwide protests (samn), Chure Bhawar region banda affects life (kp), Bandh hits Chure region; industries begin to close (nn), Two policemen hurt in a clash in Birgunj (nn), Civil servants flay Rangeli incident, demand compensation (kp), Birgunj remains tense; six MJF activists injured in a clash (nn), Fading glitter (kp), Eleven more disappeared in western region: ICRC (kp), Review on revival of House, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Ethnic division is lust for power, by Tilak B Shrestha (kp), Truly new: A paradigm shift in Nepali self-perception, by Shristhi RL Rana (nt), When words are weapons: Girija Koirala is playing a clever game, by CK Lal (nt), Unstable Opinions And Political Instability: The role of opinion builders is so inconsistent and contradictory that they have confused the people, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Prachanda's comments have put US citizens at risk, says Moriarty (nn) [US citizens are at risk worldwide because of negative US politics!]

15/03/2007: New govt 'within days' (kp), PM begins talks on interim govt, CA (samn), New govt will announce CA poll: Koirala (samn), ‘Eight parties have agreed on distribution of portfolios’ (nn), MPRF torch dozen offices in Rangeli, by Binod Bhandari (kp), 49 VDCs protest abductions (kp), 90 per cent industries closed in Hetauda (samn), UN to investigate Maoist arms in Nepal (Peninsula), 'Truth Commission must for just society' (kp), Nepal king's envoy carries message to Hindu meet in India (wi), Safeguard Nepali king: Indian pundits, by Jitendra Khadga (kp), Nepal moves closer to ditching king, by Sam Taylor (Dawn), Nepal's king is made to cut staff, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), 8-party activists disrupt RPP-Nepal's programme in Jhapa (nn), Language rights workers’ rally (samn), SAC decides to remove seven provisions from Party-related Bill (nn), 7 provisions removed from party bill (samn) [No rational person will understand most of these changes!!], Big men big dilemma, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp)

14/03/2007: Palace refutes plot allegations (nn), Nepal palace refutes Maoist plot allegations (wi), Exit gracefully (kp), Virtual Republic (Times of India), Nepal king in trouble after PM turns against monarchy (Peninsula), Parties intensify parleys over interim government (nn), 4 parties to draft common program, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Eight party leaders in Baluwatar (nn), Leaders discuss forming interim govt within a week (nn), Maoist chief triggers fresh arms controversy (wi), It was said in jest: Prachanda, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), Nepal Maoists in damage control, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Register all arms, fighters: UN envoy (samn), UN concerned over Maoist arms claims (Gulf Times), UN mission concerned about reports on "unregistered" arms and combatants in Nepal (pd), UN Mission to Investigate Weapons Claims by Nepal's Maoists, by Steve Herman (Voice of America), UN to investigate if Nepal's ex-rebels have weapons and fighters outside camps (International Herald Tribune), Gyawali updates world leaders about Nepal's peace process (nn), MPRF cadres padlock offices (kp),  JTMM-J abducts 3 civil servants, local (kp), Secys discuss security of govt staff in terai (kp), MJF activists go on a rampage setting offices to fire in Rangeli (nn), Terai breathes in peace (kp), Tarai limping back to normalcy (samn), Tarai not safe for journalists: report (samn), A Tharu leader walks away from Maoists, forms new front (nn), Dalit communities seek reservation (samn), Rights and democracy, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Ethnic Groups and Race Based Federalism: A Recipe for Disaster for Nepal, by Khagendra Thapa (Scoop), PM promises CA polls by June 15 (samn), Elections will be held after situation normalises, says PM (nn), UML proposes CA elections for June 12 (samn), Over 1.7 million citizenship distributed: Home Ministry (nn), National integration and peace through federalism, by D.B. Gurung (tg)

13/03/2007: Civil society wants roundtable conference (nn), Thousands of combatants, arms outside cantonment site: Prachanda (nn), Thousands of troops, arms outside camps: Prachanda, by Ujir Magar & Lal Prasad Sharma (kp), 'Nepal Maoists not confined yet', by Charles Haviland (BBC News), UNMIN concerned about ‘unregistered’ arms and combatants (nn), 'Palace made CD to demean Maoists' (kp), Palace plotting to kill leaders: Maoists (samn), Maoists claim palace conspired against four big parties (nn), Nepal's royal family in fresh plot controversy (wi), Speaker says Maoists' CD will be discussed by House committee (nn), Nation on republican path: PM, by Harsa Subba & Bedraj Poudel (kp), PM Koirala asks king to abdicate (samn), Nepal PM suggests king should step down: report (Khaleej Times), Nepal prime minister suggests king should step down: report (International Herald Tribune), Nepal’s PM wants king to abdicate (Peninsula), U-turn Koirala piles heat on king, by J. Hemanth (tc), PM confers with NC leaders on agendas of 8-party meet (nn), PM to initiate talks with other parties over interim govt formation (nn), Prachanda threatens to declare republic (samn), 'Difficulties imminent if CA poll deferred' (kp), Containers stranded due to bandh (nn), MPRF students clash claims 1, curfew clamped, by Shankar Kharel (kp), MPRF ends banda, starts disobedience drive (kp), Terai rights forum withdraws strikes (samn), JTMM cadres abduct citizenship distribution officials (nn), Madhesi, Pahade vow to stand united, by J. Pandey (kp), Goodwill rally organised in Nepalgunj (nn), Call for women's equal representation (samn), Acting government on road to nowhere, by Dil Sahni (kp), Govt will not tolerate bandhs anymore: Minister Mahat (nn), Indigenous communities meet in UK (nn)

12/03/2007: Palace conspiring to assassinate top leaders: Mahara; 'Plot CD' tabled at parliament (nn), Attack on Janadesh editor condemned (kp), King’s behaviour has paved the way for republic: PM Koirala (nn), Nepalese PM calls for king to step down (Monster and Critics), Nepal's PM says king should quit, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), PM's pro-republic statement based on understanding: Prachanda (nn), Hearing on Rayamajhi report postponed (kp), No chance of another Royal Takeover: Former PM Thapa (nn), King can’t usurp power: Thapa, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Security to US citizens govt responsibility: PM, by Bedraj Poudel (kp), Nation heading toward anarchy, warns Rana (nn), Life toward normalcy in districts (kp), JTMM (Goit) suspends ‘military actions’ (kp), 35 injured, indefinite curfew follows in southern Nepal (Xinhua), Curfew in Nepal villages after bloody clash (Relief Web), 4th day curfew clamped in Nepali Terai Banke district (pd), Curfew continues in Banke (nn), Indefinite curfew in Inaruwa (nn), MJF calls off general strike (nn), HIV-positive community warn they will form party (kp), Compensation (kp), Federalism, multiculturalism and inclusion, by Sanjeev Uprety (kp), 81 proposals put forward in PPR bill (samn), Foreign Aid Funding Terrorism in Nepal, by Vivaswan Kumar (Scoop)

11/03/2007: MPRF, janajatis protest amendment (kp), Federal Nepal (Gulf Today), Unheard of party claims responsibility for placing bomb (nn), Nepal Hindu group demands poll on secularism (wi), Govt panel sends letter to Palace (nn), Government will lose legitimacy if CA not held on time, says Nepal (nn), If resigning is remedy, I too am ready: PM Koirala, by Binod Bhandari & Bedraj Poudel (kp), Koirala hopeful about forming interim govt at the earliest (nn), ‘Maoists still don’t qualify to join govt’, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp) [US government still tying to hamper peace process!], US warns Maoists on violence (tc),  4 parties set agenda for all-party meet (kp), Top leaders' meeting on Tuesday (nn), Day-time curfew continues in Banke; bandh hits life in Terai (nn), Terai under MPRF grid lock for 5th day (kp), JTMM (Goit) halts armed activities (nn), JTMM-J says truce over, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp), Violence in Terai as former Maoists begin fresh 'war' (wi), Nepal govt asks Madhesis to halt agitation, by Shirish B Pradhan (oi), Southern minorities to continue protests despite Nepal government initiatives (International Herald Tribune), Curfew in Nepal villages after bloody clashes (Peninsula), We’ll furnish proof of plot to kill: Prachanda, by Kul Chandra Neupane (kp), 'UML ready to declare republic from parliament', by Numraj Khanal (kp), Farewell to arms, by Anuj Chopra (Hindu)

10/03/2007: Nepal goes federal on statute amendment, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp) NADR, UK deplores bomb scare at civil society leaders’ residences (nn), NJP owns responsibility for planting bombs (kp) [Such royalist fundamentalists will march on as long as the institution of monarchy remains unharmed despite its responsibilities!], Participation of women must in peace process: Martin (nn), Give us chance to rule the country: Prachanda (nn), US worried by continuing Maoist violence and growing ethnic unrest (nn), Moriarty stunned by Prachanda's assertions (nn), US to Maoists: Share info on ‘plot to kill’ (kp), PM Koirala urges Maoists to ‘behave’ before joining govt (nn), Maoists didn’t submit 781 weapons: Army (kp), MPRF men torch customs office (kp), Curfew in tense areas: Man killed in Nepalgunj clash, by Janak Nepal (kp), Fresh blood stains Nepal's Terai protests (wi), Curfew re-imposed in Banke (nn), Towards culture of rhetoric(s), by Beerendra Pandey (kp), Politics of ethnicity, a myopia, by Prem Phyak (kp)

09/03/2007: Government not following parliament's directives: leaders (nn), Bomb discovered at residences of Dr. Pandey and Pahadi (nn), Bombs at Dr Panday’s, Pahadi’s houses (kp), MPs deplore bomb scare at civil society leaders’ residences (nn), Rayamajhi commission does not implicate the King, says DPM Sherchan (nn) [But he has been the outstanding responsible person! He claimed this responsiblity in front TV cameras on 1 February 2005 when he finalised his coup d'etat!!], US embassy 'deeply concerned' over Prachanda's statement (nn), Form inclusive interim govt promptly: Solheim (kp), Prachanda asks cadres to behave (kp), One dead in Banke clash; 13-hour long curfew imposed (nn), Govt to withdraw warrants and cases against JTMM leaders (nn), Protests slid out of our control: MPRF (kp), CA polls impossible unless our demands are met: Dr Gurung (nn), Conflict victims yet to be resettled: NHRC (nn), 1st phase of arms registration over (kp), Arms verification report submitted to the government (nn), Interim constitution amended by the parliament (nn), Nepal changes into federal state, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Is there a king?, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp), Linguistic inclusion & national integration, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Let the games begin: The politics of masks, sidestepping, feints, and gambits, by CK Lal (nt), In the interim (nt), No to June: A flawed election is worse than a delayed election, by Sheetal Kumar (nt)

08/03/2007: Parties issue whip to pass statute amendment proposal (nn), Prime Minister, UML leaders discuss formation of interim govt (nn), Maoists should stop forceful acts before joining interim govt: NC (nn), PM, Prachanda agree property return, release of Maoists, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Prachanda directs party cadres to 'behave' (nn), Prachanda hints at conspiracy to malign Maoists (nn), Maoists register commitment motion on republic at the parliament (nn), Welcome gate for Prachanda set ablaze (kp), Canadian officials discuss landmine issues (kp), Defiance of MJF strike in various districts (nn), More people defy MPRF strike (kp), ‘Women deprived of presence in politics’ (kp), Politics of self-defeat, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), From social exclusion to social cohesion, by Bindu Chaudhary (kp)

07/03/2007: Terai reels under strike (kp), Dozen policemen injured in attack during Terai bandh (nn), S Nepal strike enters second day (BBC News), MJF strike hits life in Tarai (samn), MJF bandh continues to hit normal life; protestors vandalise ambulance (nn), House defers interim statute amendment, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), House fails to amend constitution (samn), Republic before CA poll unwelcome: Nepal, by Madhav Aryal (kp), CPN-UML not to accept CA poll after June (samn), Rayamajhi report soft to King: Minister Gyawali (nn), HURPES’ plea to govt (samn), Cults of gloom and censorship, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Prachanda's words and deeds, by Sanjeev Satgainya (kp), Democracy and peace building in Nepal, by Dev Raj Dahal (tg), Chronological mapping of conflict dynamic posture in Nepal, by Prabal Raj Pokhrel (tg), Nepal: Can Peace Hold?, by Anuj Chopra (Frontline World), Women to fight for proper representation (samn), Dalits against Biswasi at NDC (samn), Dalits demand more share in CA (samn), ICRC calls for special attention to mothers/wives of missing persons (nn), NC, CPN (Maoist) agree to form interim govt before mid-March (nn)

06/03/2007: MJF resumes Terai agitation (nn), Strike resumes today (kp), Madhesi resume strike in southern Nepal (Monster and Vritics), Nepal ethnic group widens strike in the plains (Reuters), Normal life hit in Terai as MJF resumes agitation (nn), Nepal transport stoppage expands to general strike across the south (International Herald Tribune), Nepal government gears up to break Terai strike (wi), Transporters to defy MPRF strike (kp),   Regressive elements provoking MJF: Yadav (samn), NSP-Anandidevi threatens to pull out (nn), 'Eight-party alliance may break', by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp), CPN-UML threatens to quit govt (samn), SPA agrees to pass bill to amend interim statute (nn), No immediate action against King: Report (nn), No immediate action against king (kp), NC consulted on impeachment: UML, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), UML plotting to protect monarchy: Baidya (nn), PM for republic if king flouts norms: Prachanda, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Govt to make Rayamajhi report public (samn), Nepal to publicize report on King's direct rule (pd), Nepal action against king for crackdown, by J. Hemanth (tc), Govt panel to ask royal palace to disclose property details (nn), Bring Maoists in (kp), The only story in town, by Manjushree Thapa (kp), Republic : A fantasy or reality?, by Puran Agrawal (kp), Hindu group stages sit-in (samn), Parliament defers passage of statute amendment bill for Friday (nn)

05/03/2007: Civil society should initiate efforts to ensure participation in CA, says Ghai (nn), RPP demands reservation; Prachand meets RPP chief Rana (nn), Prime Minister, NC behind delay in interim government: Nepal (nn), 8-party unity may break up if interim govt not formed soon: Nepal (nn), UML wants provision to impeach king, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), UML refutes allegations over statute amendment proposal (nn), Nepal's communists at loggerheads over king (wi), CIAA grills ex-ministers Dhakal, Shahi (kp), PM directs Sitaula to create atmo-sphere for polls (kp), Govt-NEFIN talks deferred (nn), EC holds discussion with Janajatis, Dalits (nn), Empathy a must for reconciliation (kp), Address Madheshi, ethnic issues: RPP (kp), Strikes cripple life in eastern region (kp), Govt calls for end to strikes (nn), Defying strikes (kp), Nepal government renews calls for negotiations with rebel faction (Raw Story), One dies in Parsa shootout; five abducted in Jhapa (nn), Govt to cancel illegal citizenship certificates (kp), Where is my husband? (kp), Parties and identity politics: quest for new role, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Deposed King Gyanendra Stretches The Truth, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (Scoop), Cabinet adopts Oli committee's counsel over Rayamajhi panel report (nn), PM discusses make-up of interim cabinet with Prachanda, Deuba (nn)

04/03/2007: Ensure inclusiveness in CA, say experts (nn), Expert for fully inclusive CA (samn), JTMM (Singh) to resume armed revolt; Madhesi Tigers release abductees (nn), JTMM warns to resume armed struggle, by Shankar Kharel (kp), Govt not serious about talks: JTMM (samn), Transport strike hits normal life in Terai; flights affected (nn), Small group of armed activists threatens to resume south Nepal violence (International Herald Tribune), MPRF padlocks Bhittamod customs (kp), Parties intensify intra-party debate on interim govt; UML for 8-party meet (nn), The story of a disappeared teacher, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), No basis for satisfaction over Maoist arms: Army (kp), Assures ex-rebels of govt security: NC urges Maoists not to carry arms, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Martin lauds Chinese role for Nepal peace (kp), UNSC members may visit Nepal, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), ‘No fair polls until Maoists stop intimidation’ (kp), Army, police casualties to see parity compensation, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), SPA against taking us in govt: Maoists (samn), NC divided on taking Maoists in govt (samn), Prachanda seeks NC's stand on king (samn), Koirala, Prachanda most popular: survey (samn), Peace Secretariat working on Tarai issue (samn), King’s followers to start ‘save monarchy campaign’ (Gulf Times), Maoist, NC leaders slam UML for registering separate statute amendment proposal (nn), CIAA grills royal ministers Shahi, Dhakal (nn)

03/03/2007: Sitaula seeks support from Police force to make new Nepal (nn), Oli surprised over discrepancies of arms and combatants (nn), Number of Maoist arms ridiculous: Oli (kp), Nepal Army ‘unhappy’ with PLA weapons count (nn), PM asks Maoists to abide by accord (samn), PM, Prachanda discuss interim govt, election date (nn), PM declines to proclaim republic (kp), NC against taking Maoists in govt (samn), ‘King’s ouster must for CA poll’ (kp), MPRF lifts transport strike for Holi: Transport workers refuse MPRF call (kp), Transport entrepreneurs impose bandh in Terai (nn), Holi brings mixed blessings for Nepal (wi), Terai cobra strikes, one person killed (nn), Govt- NEFIN talks inconclusive (kp), Govt tables bill on political parties (samn), Bill moots state funds for political parties (kp), Reform bill in Nepal to 'discipline political parties', by Shirish B. Pradhan (oi), Dozen ravaged offices await reinstatement (kp), Communal seed (kp) [The seed of communalism has been sown in Nepal by the Hindu politics of the Shah monarchy!], Inherent obstacles to federalism, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), No PM-Prachanda meeting held on Saturday, says Bhattarai (nn)

02/03/2007: Maoists in government within a week, says DPM Sherchan (nn), PM Koirala, Prachanda discussing formation of interim government (nn), Nepal's government, ex-rebels begin talks on forming interim government (International Herald Tribune), Diplomats in hectic consultation (samn), Top leaders intensify discussion; PM asks Prachanda to have patience on declaring republic (nn), Discussions begin over statute amendment proposal (nn), Including all castes in CA impossible: Yadav (kp), UNDP to organise national conference on constitution making (nn), Japanese support for CA polls (kp), CIAA grills royal minister Rana (nn), Experts search for the secretly buried, by Rajendra Pratap Shah (kp), Provide better health care for Mukesh: Locals (kp), 'Madhesi Tigers' abduct 11 pahades, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp), Save politics from shadow of arms: MPs (kp), Pistol episode negates Maoist claims of democratic commitment, says Moriarty (nn) [Yes, as Iraq, Guantanamo, etc. negate US claims of democratic, human rights and peace commitment!], Arms Count Vs Trust Count: The revelation of the weapons count held by the Maoists has raised many eye-brows, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), The missing guns?, by Madhab Basnet (nt, originally in Dristi, 27 February), The Maoists Weapons and Combatants, by Rajat KC (Scoop), Banda affects life in Bara, Nawalparasi (kp), It’s double whammy for Tarai (samn), Fine-tune peace process, by Anga R Timilsina (kp), All fired up and nowhere to go: Meeting a small-time revolutionary in a small town hotel, by Leo Balze (nt) [on Jwala Singh, real name Nagendra Paswan, leader of JTMM (Singh)], "We need to streamline the peace process", interview with Janak Raj Joshi (nt), Arms control: Missing the forest for the trees, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Not everything matters: If we look beyond arms and fighters, we’d see the other dangers, by CK Lal (nt), Keep it together: Thinking that Nepal will fall apart or be colonised is pure hysteria, by Daniel Lak (nt), “These Three Regions – Hills, Mountains and Terai - Are Complimentary And Supplementary To Each Other”, interview with Mohan Gopal Khetan (sp), Ethnic autonomy may be harmful: Rawal (samn), Govt-NEFIN talks end inconclusively (nn), MJF postpones strike for three days (nn), Interim Crisis or Interim Learning?, by Andrew Arato (sp), Nepal king's Hindu followers to start save monarchy campaign (wi), Hindu body’s stir (samn)

01/03/2007: JTMM (Singh) warns of physical action; accepts talks offer (nn), JTMM (Singh) warns of 'physical action' (kp), Strikes continue to paralyse normal life in Terai (nn), Terai leaders want end to ongoing protests (kp), General strike stifles daily life (kp), Banda cripples life nationwide (kp), General strike brings Nepal to a halt (Peninsula), NEFIN bandh throws life out of gear (samn), Nepal's Ethnic Minorities Strike to Demand Political Rights, by Paul Tighe (Bloomberg) [How do you define "minorities" in Nepal?], Banda brings joy to rickshaw pullers, street vendors, by Shankar Gnyawali & Devendra Koirala (kp), CIAA grills Thapa for misuse of funds (samn), Lawmakers express objection to Maoist MP's statement on arms (nn), Maoists begin Interim Govt consulations, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), 'Homework for interim govt over' (samn), Mukherjee, Moriarty intensify political meetings as Maoists prepare to join govt (nn) [a clear indication of foreign intervention!], CA polls (kp), Resolution of ethno-regional troubles, by Som P Pudasaini (kp), Factor behind failure, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp 01/03/2007), Education for sustainable peace, by Tirth Raj Khaniya (kp), MK Nepal for 8-party meeting to form interim govt (nn)

28/02/2007: Limbuwans press for their cause (nn), Exemplary protest, Chepang style, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp), Janajatis want porportional poll system (samn), Nepal's indigenous leaders demand all-sides roundtable to address issues (Relief Web 28/02/2007), The Maoists are comparatively the best in terms of their positions relating to indigenous peoples, Madhesis, Dalits ..., interview with Krishna Bhattachan (tg 28/02/2007), Bandh cripples life nationwide (nn), Strikes demanding more rights and power for ethnic minorities shut down Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Fresh general strike brings Nepal to a halt, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), Sons of soil close down Nepal (wi), Cycle of violence possible without inclusiveness: ICG (kp), Road strike hampers life in terai (kp), At least 2 killed, dozen injured in Nepal protests (wi), Bill on Political Parties presented; parties to be barred from organising bandh (nn), CIAA summons four members of royal cabinet (nn), CIAA summons four royal ministers (samn), Kamal Thapa appears before the CIAA (nn), Maoists should get ‘respectable position’ in interim govt: Prachanda (nn), High-handedness (kp), PM concerned about Maoist arms, discussion for interim govt begins (nn), Polls may be postponed, warns Martin (kp), CA polls not possible in June: UN (samn), Nepalese People A Tool For Conspiracy?, by Bhupal Lamichhaney (Scoop), RPP-N cadres storm campus, thrash students, by Amrita Anmol (kp), Voters' right to know, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (kp), 'Federal republic of Nepal', by Prakash Bom (kp), Maoists are yet to convince people, by Shobhakar Parajuli (kp), Prachanda to meet with PM to finalise interim government (nn)

27/02/2007: Interim parliament cannot declare republic: Thapa (nn), 'Republic must for CA poll', by Sudarshan Rijal (kp), King’s message meaningless: Rana (nn), King's message sans rationale: Rana (samn), Rana rants against SPA, by Gopal Khanal (kp), Action against king after consultations (kp), Govt initiates action aginst king (samn), Nepal to seize Gyanendra’s property, by J. Hemanth (tc), Nepal king set to lose his inheritance (wi) [It's the people's property not the king's!], Janaandolan-injured, by Kuman Singh Tamang (kp), ICG suggests inclusive constitution for Nepal (nn) [see ICG report], Challenges persist in Nepal’s peace process: Ian Martin (nn), Strike paralyses life in various districts (nn), MJF strike halts export, import (samn), MPRF strikes again, life hard hit (kp), Ethnic unrest hits life in Nepal (Gulf Times), Sitaula's predicament (kp), Govt brushes aside demand for Home Minister’s resignation (nn), NEFIN urges round table (kp), NEFIN for round table to address issues (samn), NEFIN bandh hits Mechi-Koshi zones (samn), Take command of PLA now: Maoists to govt (kp), Over 1.14m get citizenship (kp), Moving beyond sectarianism, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Subaltern and alternative politics, by Prabodh Devkota (kp), Constituent Assembly, by Puran Agrawal (kp), CA polls not possible on time: Prachanda (samn), Prachanda decries efforts at disrupting communal harmony (nn), Maoists in govt only after the start of arms monitoring, says spokesperson (nn), Donors agree to finance Peace Fund (nn)

26/02/2007: NA starts storing its weapons (nn), Bandhs hit the nation, Home Ministry appeals for restraint (nn), Injured MJF activist dies; Strikes hit normal life in various districts (nn), Strike call halts traffic, trade in Nepal's plains (Reuters), Protests resume in south Nepal, shutting down roads and stall border trade (International Herald Tribune), MPRF sticks to preconditions (kp), Prachanda defends weapons count; says he is against foreign investment in media (nn), Rivers swept our arms away: Prachanda, by Amrita Anmol (kp) [??], The UN and Maoist Arms Controversy: Overkill or Negligence? (Scoop), Royal properties to be nationalised; King to face ‘action’ for his statement (nn), Govt, NEFIN begin talks (nn), Govt-NEFIN talks inconclusive (nn), Mainstream the marginalized: NFIWN (kp), Interim govt to probe state disappeared (kp), Rampant anarchy reigns sans legit govt: Gautam (kp), They never had it so good, by Shyam KC (kp), 'Parties have monopolized every sector', interview with Yash Pal Ghai, Constitutional Advisory Services Unit, UNDP (kp), Union with UML possible: Prachanda (samn), Maoists may declare republic: Gajurel (samn), Eight parties discuss PLA camp management (nn)

25/02/2007: Badu dissatisfied with weapons disclosure; Pasang says they are politically honest (nn), Muslims want their representation ensured (nn), Muslims seek representation (kp), Tharus for ethnic representation (samn), ANTA calls for unity among Madhesis (nn), Banda cripples life in several districts: Maoists clash with NFIN activists in Narayanghat (kp), Fresh turmoil racks Nepal’s Terai plains (Gulf Times), Nepal is facing new hiccups, by M Rama Rao (Asian Tribune), Govt urged to address IDP issues (kp), Maoist victims nabbed, freed (kp), Sitaula should resign: Minister Nembang (kp), Minister demands minister's resignation (samn), MPRF snubs talks offer, NFIN starts preparations (kp), Prachanda cautions parties to be alert (kp), Parties discussing republic : Prachanda (samn), Provision to oust king soon: Gurung (samn), ‘House ready to declare republic if parties agree’ (kp), Needed, quality citizens to serve, by S Satgainya (kp), Law and order real challenge: poll (samn), Trust counts not arms: party leaders (samn), More disbelief than fear over arms disclosure (Gulf Times), CA polls not necessary: Suman (samn) [???], 'Maoists lack of national unity' (samn), Offices in Biratnagar bombed (samn), Hindu group behind Biratnagar blast (samn), Govt discusses management of Maoist cantonment sites (nn), MJF rebuffs govt's call for dialogue (nn)

24/02/2007: MJF refuses government's talks invitation (nn), NEFIN warns it may dissolve talks team, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp), Kirant body forms panels (samn), Newar front’s meet (samn), UN completes first stage of Maoist registration; envoy stresses dialogue (UN News Centre), 30852 rebels, 3428 arms registered (samn), Nepal Maoists fought 10-year war with primitive weapons? (Earth Times), Parties to decide action against king (samn), Eight parties will decide action against the King: Home Minister (nn), No legal basis to take action against the King: Law Minister (nn) [In other words: The king can do whatever he likes! He can stage a coup, he can order to kill the people, he can even destroy the whole country if he likes to do so. The people have no right against him!? The legal basis for action againt the king is the people's movement of April 2006 which is also the legal basis of the current government and parliament!!!], CIAA to act against royal ministers soon (samn), ‘Prepare for republic declaration through House’ (kp), Banda cripples Rautahat, Sarlahi (kp), NEFIN Bandh affects life in central and eastern Terai (nn), Globalisation, reforms good: Prachanda (samn), Moriarty wants handshake with Prachanda (kp), US urges Maoists to give up violence (samn), NA still controls post office, health post (kp), Maoists' need for frontline curriculum, by Shreeram Lamichhane & Mana Prasad Wagley (kp), For Real Peace in Nepal Women Must Be Involved (New America Media), Nepal: Will govt-Maoist unity remain intact?, by Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury (Daily Star), Prachanda steps up tempo against monarchy (nn), Controversy over registration of arms unnecessary: Leaders (nn)

23/02/2007: No law to punish King: legal experts (nn) [There is an easy way: abolish monarchy! It is unavoidable either!], Ousting monarch (kp), King’s Games (tc 23/02/2007), Ruffling Of Feathers: As he defends his February 1 step as a result of compulsion, parties react strongly terming it as inappropriate message, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp) [including full text of the royal statement], Swift Shake Up: The interim constitution heralded as a document of comprehensive understanding among eight parties could not remain stable for more than a month (sp), PM Koirala meets chief of UNMIN (nn), Press statement by Ian Martin, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal (Relief Web), WB discusses interim strategy to support Nepal peace process (nn), JTMM, NFIN banda cripples life (kp), JTMM strike affects life in Terai (samn), ‘CA polls now overshadowed’, by Sujeet Mahat (kp), Toward a federal structure, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Maoists have 30852 combatants and 3428 weapons: UNMIN (nn), Big questions: What’s a constituent assembly? Who can we trust to run Nepal?, by Anagha Neelakantan (nt), The undecided (nt), The ties that bind: Proof, if it were needed, that there is a common Nepali identity, by CK Lal (nt), Girls of even worse character: The Chelis are back with a new Declaration, by Charitraheen Chelis (nt), The same Old Nepal: This is no time for unreconstructed ‘nationalist capitalism’, by Artha Beed (nt), Nepal rioting threatens political transition, by Dhruba Adhikary (sp), Indefinite curfew in Sanischare of Morang (nn)

22/02/2007: JTMM called bandh affects normal life (nn), Strike by rebel group hits Nepal (Daily Times), Bandhs paralyse life in various districts (nn), Nepal's MPRF says to resume protests if demands not met (pd), General strikes by separate groups shut down parts of Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Students want action against the King (nn), Protests against king's remarks continue (kp), Gyanendra's Defense of Coup Outrages Nepal: Interim parliament directs the government to act against the King, by Kosh Raj Koirala (on), Parliament proposes action against king, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Nepal's Lawmakers Vote to Curb King for `Unauthorized' Message, by Paul Tighe (Bloomberg), Nepali parliament directs gov't take action against king (pd), Nepal parliament orders action against king (kp), Gyanendra faces action, by Ameet Dhakal (Hindu), House directs govt to punish king (samn), Nepal government undecided on what action to take against king for his remarks (International Herald Tribune), Proclaim republic before it's too late: Prachanda, by Shyam Sunder Sashi (kp), Maoists form Ethnic-Regional Republican Confederation (kp), Govt, Maoists discuss management of PLA camps (nn), Key Kathmandu talks are underway, by Surendra Phuyal (BBC News), One conflict sparks another in Nepal, by Sudeshna Sarkar (Relief Web), Unrest in Nepal: Give democracy a chance (Central Chronicle), The Political Situation in Nepal: Nepalese will face serious ethnic turmoil without a federal system, interview with Mahendra Lawoti (on), Interim parliament will declare Nepal a republic: Prachanda (nn), Thakur committee again invites MJF, NFIN for talks (nn)

21/02/2007: RPP-Nepal welcomes King’s democracy day message (nn) [Long live royal autocracy and dictatorship!], Make Nepal a Hindu nation: Hindu activists (nn), King's remarks spur furor nationwide (kp), Anti-King protests sweep across Nepal, by Shirish B Pradhan (Asian Age), Protest against king's statement enters 2nd day across Nepal (pd), Statues pulled down as part of anti-king protests in Nepal (Japan Today), "King Gyanendra's statement grossly irresponsible" (Hindu), Royal message suggests conspiracy: NC (kp), Clarify government’s stance on King’s message: Sharma (nn), Deputy PM initiates action against Nepalese king for reactionary message (UPI), House asks govt to take action against King; Sitaula says PM will take necessary decision (nn), King trying to disturb CA polls: Gautam (samn), Prachanda sees calculated conspiracies against Maoists in Madhes (nn), Reactionaries plotted against Maoists in terai: Prachanda, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp), Taskforce fails on electoral model (kp), Banda cripples life in western districts (kp), Strike by splinter rebel group hits southeast Nepal (Reuters), Ethnic group plans fresh Nepal blockade (Daily Times), Maoists promise redistribution of land (samn), Parties, writers and feelings, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Nation is bleeding, by Avantika Regmi (kp), CA polls must ensure an inclusive democratic structure: minorities should have equal participation in state affairs, by Niraj Aryal (tg) [Who are the majority in Nepal? Definitely not the 6% male Bhuns who dominate everything!], Nepal-UK relations in the changing context, by Andrew Hall, British ambassador to Nepal (tg), UN reports appalling situation of children during conflict (nn)

20/02/2007: Civil society to stage sit-in to protest King's message (nn), Civil society leaders stage sit-in to protest King's message (nn), Govt, parties rap king's statement (kp), King's message draws criticism (kp), King owns up coup blame (tc), Nepal king defends ’05 power grab (Peninsula), King's message creates uproar in Nepal (wi), D-Day confusion (kp), Koirala meets with Mukharjee, Army Chief (nn), MPRF to launch fresh protests (kp), MPRF unveils fresh protest programmes (samn), Nepal's MPRF to resume peaceful but intensified protests (pd), Protesters in south Nepal threaten to resume demonstrations (International Herald Tribune), Terai protesters call transport strike in Nepal (Gulf Times), Don't get fooled again, by Manjushree Thapa (kp) [!!], New 'disintegrated' Nepal, by Prerana Marasini (kp), Dreams deferred: Peace & democracy, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Uphold the national integrity, by Prakash Bom (kp) [There has never been national integrity for the excluded masses and the so-called leaders still do not understand! This is the reason why Nepal's future is in danger! The country needs a new generation of politicians immediately!!], What are the Nepali Maoists up to now…?, by Shikha Baraily (Asian Tribune), Eight parties ‘agree’ to give voting right to temporary residents (nn)

19/02/2007: Statute amendment bill in parliament, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Prachanda wants to declare republic (nn), Monarchy end must for federalism: Prachanda, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Prachanda expects interim cabinet in a week (nn), King's Democracy Day message; says Feb 1 was result of compulsion (nn) [Nepal's most anti-democratic institution should never be allowed to speak on democracy again!], Nepal king defends coup, monarchy on Democracy Day (wi), ‘We are morally responsible for 15-month rule’ (kp) [Then please stand to this responsibility and abdicate!], King's message stirs hornet's nest; parties term it grossly inappropriate (nn), Nepal king defends coup, monarchy on Democracy Day (Earth Times), King defends decision to seize direct control of Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Civil society leaders denounce King's message (nn), Students demonstrate against King's statement (nn), Government yet to start talks; more protest likely (nn), MFJ announces fresh stir (nn), Loktantrik Madhesi Organization formed (kp), Bold move (kp), ‘Differences among Madhesis are wide and serious’, interview with Pitambar Sharma (kp), Protesters drag Nepal govt to democracy, by Parbati Nepali (Dawn), Terai villagers fear return of violence (Relief Web), OHCHR Nepal urges elimination of social exclusion, discrimination (Relief Web), New Nepal Is it attainable?, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Restructuring the Nepali state, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Reforming political parties, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Integration of 2 armies and national security system, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Preparing judiciary for a New Nepal, by Kiran Chapagain (kp)

18/02/2007: No disintegration in the name of federalism, says Deuba (nn), Chure, Bhabar locals demand autonomy (kp), Big 4 for amendment at once, differences linger (kp), Eight party leaders meeting underway (nn), Eight parties agree to amend interim constitution (nn), Eight party discussion on interim statute amendment concludes, contentious points unresolved (ek), ‘No poll by mid-June if interim govt delayed’ (kp), Maoists give ultimatum to Nepal government (wi), Govt not in mood for talks: Yadav (kp), MPRF warns of protests (kp), MPRF's uneasy truce ends today (ek), Fresh turmoil threatens Nepal's Terai plains (wi), JTMM not to work along with MJF (samn), WHF activists, Sadhus rally for Hindu Kingdom (kp), Hindu Activists Stage Protest in Kathmandu: Groups want government to revoke a declaration making Nepal a secular state, by Kosh Raj Koirala (on), ‘No one can save king now’ (kp) [This has already been very clear for insiders on October 4, 2002!], Nepal government says sorry for attack on king (wi), Team formed to probe Pashupati stone-pelting incident (nn), Probe rights violations in terai: OHCHR-Nepal (kp), Social exclusion must be ended: UN body (samn), '69 people disappeared in east Nepal' (samn), Let Maoists turn words into deeds: German MPs (kp), Displaced families yet to see home, by Sanjay Panthi (kp), Democracy and social justice, by Sanjeev Uprety (kp), Bipolar to plural, by Arun Gupto (kp), Committee formed to protest action of eight political parties (nn), Bill to amend constitution registered at the parliament (nn), MVA protests govt apathy towards rehabilitating Maoist victims (nn)

17/02/2007: Stone pelted at King's motorcade (nn), Stones pelted at king’s convoy, by Baburam Kharel (kp), Gyanendra motorcade stoned (tc), Nepal king's car stoned during Shivratri (wi), Mob stones monarch’s motorcade (Gulf Times), Hindu activists stage protest rally in Kathmandu (nn), Hindu group owns up Birgunj bombings (kp), Parties busy discussing details of constitution amendment (nn), Four parties discuss amendment in interim statute (nn), JTMM (Singh) sets terms for talks; forms talks team (nn), Sundh stresses on peaceful means to advance concerns (nn), Constituent assembly: Opportunities and challenges, by CP Gajurel (kp), Half-baked revolutions, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp), CA polls impossible if interim govt not formed in a week: Prachanda (nn)

16/02/2007: Yadav not satisfied with Sitaula's apology (nn), Govt indifferent toward talks: Yadav, by Bhim Ghimire (kp), I am sorry, by Ghanasham Ojha (kp), Initiate talks actively: PM instructs Thakur committee (nn), Jwala Singh forms talks team, by Bed Raj Poudel (kp), JTMM (Singh) forms five-member talk team (nn), Short Relief: After the address by the Prime Minister conceding their demands, MJF has announced suspension of their strikes for ten days, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Without Comment: Various political leaders have made a variety of analysis on the agitation in terai by Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (sp), The janajatis are trying to replicate the tarai uprising, but can they?, by J B Pun Magar (nt), Nepal: Minorities Call for Strike in Capital: Unrest in southern Terai calmed, minorities now make similar demands, by Indra Dhoj Kshetri (on), Strike hits parts of Kathmandu (Gulf Times), Banda affects life in capital (kp), Oppose bandas (kp), Free-for-all, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), From the inside looking out: If it had snowed on the Maoist party on Tundikhel it would be a sign, by CK Lal (nt), Long and bumpy road (nt), “No one says sorry”, interview with Member of Interim Parliament, Parbati Dagaura Choudhary (nt, originally in Tarun, 12 February), Who will lead this nation?, by Brian Metters (sp), Nepal beefs up security over Hindu protest fears (Reuters), King of Nepal is stoned by crowd (BBC News)

15/02/2007: NFIN organises valley bandh pressing for amendment in constitution (nn), Nepali indigenous community launches general strike in Kathmandu Valley (pd), General strike closes schools, transport in Nepalese capital (International Herald Tribune), Clashes in Kathmandu as ethnic protesters call shutdown (wi), Strike shuts down parts of Kathmandu (Monster & Critics), Clashes in Kathmandu as ethnic protesters call shutdown, by Sudeshna Sarkar (Earth Times), Unidentified group attacks NFIN general secretary (nn), People from mountain region demand proper representation (nn), Inclusive constituent assembly stressed (nn), '14 points should be amended in statute' (kp), Terai lawmakers urge govt to expedite talks (kp), JTMM puts forward 10-point demand (samn), Sitaula regrets mistakes, presents details of loss during Terai unrest (nn), RJP takes a swipe against Maoists (nn), Impartial poll impossible if intimidation continues: Thapa (kp), Thapa released, CIAA to keep watch on him (nn), Kamal Thapa released on court order (kp), End threats and intimidation: Dr Hall (nn), Mull future of Maoist combatants: UK envoy (kp), More than 800 still missing in Nepal: ICRC (kp) [See list of missing people], Nepal appeal on 'missing' people (BBC News), Impunity breeds rebellion, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (kp), Rationality versus emotionalism, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Interim cabinet within a week: Minister Gyawali (nn), Maoist MPs' armed security guards briefly held for trying to enter parliament building (nn)

14/02/2007: NSP-Anandidevi to stay away from government (nn), No need to test Thapa’s case: Home Ministry (nn) [No interference into judicial affairs, please!], Jwala Singh agrees to talks, by Bed Raj Poudel (kp), JTMM (Goit) 'rejects' govt's talks offer (nn), First victory for Madhesis: Yadav (kp), Madhesi demands neither is aimed at “separatism” nor for disturbing “communal harmony”, interview with Upendra Yadav, president, Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (tg), Yadav warns of resumption of agitation (samn), Terai protests stall citizenship distribution (kp), Terai unrest costs economy Rs 29b (kp), Maoist leader calls for monarchy’s end (Gulf Times), Prachanda: Polls Unnecessary to End Monarchy: Tens of thousands of Nepalis rally in support of Maoists, by Umesh Shrestha (on), Nepal Maoists rally to press govt for speedy reforms (Peninsula), Rebel Leader Says Nepal Must Scrap Monarchy, Become a Republic, by Ed Johnson (Bloomberg), Conspiracy on against CA polls: Prachanda (kp), Looming danger (kp), 120 Sadhus arrive (kp), The politics behind Sitaula’s ouster demand (tg), Parties declare sensitive sectors banda-free, by Upendra Pokharel (kp), Toward truth and reconciliation, by Avantika Regmi (kp), Red Cross says more than 800 missing in Nepal conflict remain unaccounted for (International Herald Tribune), ICRC to publish names of 800 missing persons (nn), Terai in travails, by Anand Aditya (kp), Maoists losing political authority in Nepal ’s Terai belt (tg), Addressing emerging issues in a post conflict society is not easy, by Sushil Koirala, Vice Chairman, Nepali Congress (tg), SC orders govt to free Kamal Thapa (nn)

13/02/2007: Prachanda to address public today; rights activists fear usage of children in Maoist program (nn), Maoist mass meeting gets underway at Khulamanch (nn), Thousands of former rebels and supporters rally in Nepal's capital (International Herald Tribune), Maoists want democratic republic with mixed economy, radical land reform: Prachanda (nn), PM directs to amend interim statute (kp), Draft bill to amend interim constitution finalised (nn), Huge budget spent on cantonments: Dr Mahat, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), No idea of how Maoists spending grant: Dr. Mahat (nn), I'll quit if PM wishes: Sitaula, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), 'Resolve political problem first' (kp) [But the problem of non-inclusion is the main political problem of the country, Mr Mahara!? This is a disappointing statement for all disadvantaged groups of the country, i.e. the majority of the Nepali citizens! You cannot talk of a new start if this majority of the Nepali people is not participated right from the beginning!!], Madhesis stage mass meeting, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Jwala Singh faction of JTMM accepts government call for talks (nn), Janajatis hold knife rally in capital (samn), Pay heed to CEC (kp), Nepal Maoist leader due at rally, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Maoists' 'People's War' ends in Nepal, other battles begin (Earth Times), ICJ calls for amendment of interim constitution; wants independence of judiciary guaranteed (nn), FNJ urges govt to form commission to probe attacks on media in Terai (nn)

12/02/2007: No easy entry for Shivaratri sadhus, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Naga sadhus to march for Nepal king (wi), Panel finds 25 guilty in RCCC case, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), 24 killed, 67 injured in terai unrest, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Sitaula in the eye of storm; Maoists come to his defense (nn), Terai MPs submit memo to Speaker (kp), Locals clash with banda imposers, 18 injured, by Lila Baral (kp), 15 hurt in Jhapa clash (nn), 'Disappeared during conflict not found' (samn), Koirala, Nepal discuss legal instruments for CA polls (nn), ‘Minorities’ problems can't be solved overnight’ (kp), The official and unofficial indifference, by Shyam KC (kp), On regional autonomy and New Nepal, by Alok K Bohara (kp), Janajati Federation stages rally in the capital (nn), Nepal's minorities raise the stakes, by Charles Haviland (BBC News) [Who is the majority in Nepal if these are minorities? It's definitely not the ruling male elite!]

11/02/2007: NEFIN to sit for talks with government, continue protest (nn), MJF's ultimatum draws closer; Yadav threatens to intensify agitation (nn), Ojha panel recommends prosecution of RCCC officials (nn), PM for welfare of marginal groups (samn), ‘Action initiated against Janaandolan culprits’ (kp), Nepal to take action against royal aides (samn), Terai returns to normalcy (kp), Displaced families in terai demand compensation (kp), Badal seeks formation of interim govt (samn), Stop Politics Save Nepal!!, by Bhupal Lamichhaney (Scoop), MPs from Terai demand amendment in interim constitution (nn), Janajati Federation forms committee to talk with govt (nn)

10/02/2007: UML general secretary smells conspiracy against CA polls (nn), JTMMs, janajatis invited for talks (kp), MJF sets three conditions for talks with govt (nn), Madhesi leaders vow to continue struggle (New Kerala), Madhesi leaders seek Indian backing (kp), Govt to send HLPC report to CIAA (kp), Normalcy returns to terai (kp), Calm returns to south of Nepal (samn), Stress on women’s citizenship rights (kp), Challenge of translating peace into prosperity, by Ari Aison & Edimon Ginting (kp), Mountain replaces monarch (tc), Everest replaces king on Nepal currency (samn), Maoists demand reduction of army size (samn)

09/02/2007: JTMM-Goit flays PM's address (nn), Government talks team invites two factions of JTMM for talks (nn), Life returning to normalcy in eastern Terai (nn), Lawmakers welcome PM’s address (kp), PM can be ousted, House to have oppn (kp), Madheshis laud PM’s address: Terai returning to normalcy (kp), MPRF suspends protest for 10 days, by Bikash Sangraula (kp), Toward settlement (kp), Law ministry instructed to initiate efforts to amend constitution (nn), Govt. to initiate action against ex-officials (nn), India welcomes Prime Minister's address (nn), Arbour lauds initiation of dialogue with terai groups (kp), Army chief reiterates NA's commitment towards democracy (nn), 50 families displaced after loot, arson, by Bhim Ghimire (kp), Blessings in disguise?, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Politicization of army?, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Fuelling change: It may be too early to expect a dramatic return to normal, by Shiva Gaunle (nt), Muharram in madhes: The population of the plains is united by Kathmandu’s neglect, by CK Lal (nt), Why now? From melting pot to meltdown, by Bihari K Shrestha (nt), It’s all good: What’s happening here is positive, though it doesn’t always take good forms, by Daniel Lak (nt), Acute hearing: Don’t forget other groups when you sit down to talk, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Walk the talk (nt), Who wants blood?, by Madan Regmi (sp), “Ours Is Purely Madhesi Andolan”, by Upendra Yadav (sp), Silent Moderation And Violent Extremism, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Terai unrest result of suppression: MPs (samn), Turmoil incurs Rs 18b loss in Terai (samn), Women threaten stir to ensure 33% share (samn), Free treatment for injured agitators of Terai (nn), Dr. Bhattarai lays emphasis on advancing class-based politics (nn), Government authorises CIAA to implement Rayamajhi Commission's report (nn) [Make this report public immediately!!], Janajatis protest PM's address to nation (samn)

08/02/2007:  49pc seats for terai in CA: Eight-party agreement, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Leaders laud PM’s address (kp), Cabinet approves PM’s address (nn), Speaker Nemwang says PM address has paved way for solution (nn), MJF suspends protest programmes for 10 days, demands Home Minister's resignation (nn), Life returning to normalcy in Terai districts (nn), Mixed reaction to PM's address on ground; indigenous community up in arms (nn), Maoists demand legal action against Brigadier General Rana (nn), NA writes to Defence Ministry for action against Brigadier Rana (nn), PMO urges SC not to test Ansari’s case (nn) [This decision is with the judiciary and not with the executive!!], Arbour concerned about Terai violence (nn), Terai protests are not peaceful: NHRC (kp), 2 protesters killed in police firing, by Binod Bhandari & Bhim Ghimire (kp), Redirecting resentment, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 08/02/2007), Post-conflict instability, by Tilak Rawal (kp)

07/02/2007: Thakur committee writes letter to MJF (nn), MPRF gets formal invite for talks (kp), Rules for interim parliament being prepared; draft committee wants constitution amendment (nn), Nemwang for amendment in interim constitution to resolve terai issue (nn), Rules for interim parliament finalised; draft committee recommends constitution amendment (nn), 8-party meet on terai: Wording stymies agreement (kp), Government taking major decisions to resolve terai unrest soon: PM (nn), Parties fail to reach consensus (samn), Leaders gather at Baluwatar to resume discussions over Terai demands (nn), Eight parties resume discussion on Terai crisis (nn), EU concerned over terai unrest (nn), 27 people killed in Terai unrest; protests not peaceful: NHRC (nn), Terai woes ease, shortages cripple life (kp), 12 cops, protesters hurt in Biratnagar (samn), Biratnagar unrest worsens, two killed in protest (nn), Attack on press draws widespread flak (kp), Thai peacekeepers to arrive soon (nn), Gen Rana summoned to NA headquarters (kp), UML, RPP for federalism, proportional elections (kp), CA understanding (kp), Simple hero, many faces, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Belated but popular ‘Madhesi revolt’, by Bipin Shah (kp), Growing chain of discontent (tg), King to quit Nepal? (wi), MJF reiterates demand for Home Minister’s resignation (nn), US to continue assistance even after Maoists join interim government (nn), Eight parties close to understanding, preparing draft for PM's address (nn)

06/02/2007: Army General's remarks spark controversy (nn), Army ordered to remain on ‘high alert’ (samn), Home Minister rules out resignation (nn), Government positive to amend interim constitution: Pandey (nn), Journos targeted most: Nisthuri (nn), MPRF’s attack on journos condemned (kp), Terai violence ebbs considerably (kp), Life limping back to normalcy in Terai (samn), Curfew in Biratnagar, Malangawa (nn), Security escort for petroleum tankers, by Milan Mani Sharma (kp), PM asked to address Terai issues (samn) [It would be extremely shortsighted to limit the necessary changes on the Tarai issue alone!], 5-party agreement on terai unrest: PM all set to address nation today, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Eight party meeting to discuss terai unrest begins (nn), PM ouster among statute changes, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Amend this, by Manjushree Thapa (kp), Pot-holed peace and progress, by Som P Pudasaini (kp), Protests rock Nepal peace process: An identity crisis between the Nepalese majority and the Madheshi people has fueled the protests, which have killed 19, by Bikash Sangraula (Relief Web), 27 Killed and Counting: Our leaders are failing to address the people's demands, by Santosh Salik Shah (on), Returning home holds little for displaced family, by Binod Tripathi (kp), OHCHR deliberates terai unrest (kp), Prachanda tops the charts (samn), Rifts within (tc)

05/02/2007: PM could address the nation today after conferring with eight party leaders (nn), NC backs calls for amending constitution; PM to address nation after next 8-party meeting (nn), Civil society leaders urge round table talks (kp), Terai unrest should be resolved instantly: Diaspora (kp), Govt set to deploy more police in terai: Sitaula’s resignation irrelevant: PM, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Nepal leaders dawdle as Terai toll rises (wi), Sundh to talk with parties over Terai unrest (nn), Lena Sundh discusses Terai unrest with political parties, civil society (nn), UK urges Nepal govt to reach out to agitating Madhesi groups (nn), Four party meeting underway to discuss terai unrest (nn), Four parties agree to amend interim constitution to address Madhesi demands (nn), 3 killed in Malangwa firing, by Aman Koirala (kp), Nepal police kill three in riots (BBC News), Three Madhesi protesters killed; journalists attacked (Gulf Times), Three killed in Nepal police-protester clash (tc), Terai protestors target journalists, ambulances (wi), MJF cadres attack journos in Biratnagar (samn), Biratnagar, Malangawa and Inaruwa still under curfew (nn), MPRF cadres beat up five journos (kp), The Maoist volte-face, by Shyam KC (kp), Two strange bedfellows, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp), ‘Leaders are eager to resolve conflicts’, interview with Jagadish Shamsher Rana, a prominent littérateur (kp), Prachanda climbs popularity chart (Guilf Times), Unidentified group shoots down 3 persons in Saptari (nn), Situation passes off relatively peacefully on Monday (nn)

04/02/2007: Birgunj and Malangwa under curfew (nn), Man injured in Janakpur dies, curfew in 4 towns: Protestor dies in Birgunj (kp), Nepal police fire on Madhesi protesters, 5 wounded (Reuters), Nepal police fire on Madhesi protesters, two killed (Reuters), Four Terai towns under curfew (nn), MJF cadres attack journos in Biratnagar (nn), At least five injured in Birgunj (nn), Three killed, 18 injured in Malangawa clash (nn), ‘Royalists’ loot, torch homes, by Shiva Puri (kp), Violence again flares in Nepal’s Terai (tc), MPRF sets 3 conditions: Thakur confident of talks success (kp), Talks only after Sitaula steps down: MJF (samn), Struggle will continue:JTMM (kp), Gajurel warns of revolt if CA polls delayed (nn), Maoists warn against delay in CA polls (samn), NDYCUSA, NINFA concerned over terai unrest (nn), Bihar CM asks people to resist from traveling to Nepal (nn), India optimistic about peaceful solution to Terai crisis (nn), Taskforce has suggested some names to PM for action: DPM Oli (nn), CIAA ready to implement Rayamajhi Commission's report (nn), Speaker urges parties to introduce amendment in interim constitution; holds talks with MPs (nn), Amendment in statute can solve problem: Nepal (kp) [No, it must be accompanied by fundamental changes in thinking and behaviour of the politicians and parties! Nepal only has a future if it becomes inclusive!], OHCHR calls on security forces to refrain from using lethal force (nn)

03/02/2007: Nepal rioting threatens political transition, by Dhruba Adhikary (Asia Times), Campaign to raise awareness against landmines launched (nn), NGOs begin campaign against landmines (samn), Three-man team to talk to terai groups (kp), Panel call for talks to end Terai unrest (samn), PM meets with Thakur, asks to initiate talks immediately (nn), Home Minister’s resignation a pre-condition for talks: MFJ (nn), Clamour for Nepal minister's ouster, Terai toll rises (wi), Curfew continues in Birgunj and Inaruwa (nn), 5 injured in police firing in Birgunj: Minor incidents in other districts (kp), One killed, over dozen protesters hurt in Birgunj (nn), Indian origin people in Terai need not fear: Nepal Maoist leader (wi), Former Birgunj mayor arrested (nn), Ojha panel seeks prosecution of RCCC officials (nn), Scribes seek action on Rayamajhi report (samn), Maoists demand poll act amendment (kp), Law and order? (kp), Nationalism and democracy, by Prakash Bom (kp), Federalism can end crisis: Speaker (samn)

02/02/2007: Pressure up for proportional system (kp), MPs from Terai suggest PM Koirala to amend interim constitution (nn), Indigenous communities take to streets demanding federal republic (nn), Speaker Nemwang backs calls for amendment of interim constitution (nn), Government says it is ready to amend constitution (nn), Hour of reckoning: From the fallout of his ill-judged address Koirala must salvage the last chance, by CK Lal (nt), Maoists back Madhesi cause (samn), 3 protesters killed,15 cops among dozens hurt (kp), Ethnic violence kills three in Nepal (Gulf Times), Terai unrest continues, 3 more killed (samn), Terai unrest continues; curfew in four districts (nn), OHCHR calls for urgent dialogue (kp), Thakur to head govt talks team (kp), Banda paralyzes life in east (kp), Over 300,000 acquire citizenship certificates, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), The jaundiced cabinet, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Get the process right, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Plight of Madhesis, by Swarnalata Shah (kp), Plain speaking: Moderate madhesis are being drowned out by radicals, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), In the central and eastern tarai, rage, determination, and grief, by Charles Haviland (nt), Confused Leadership, Derailed Polity and Bewildered People, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Indian fundamentalists abetting Nepal riots: Prachanda (wi), Prachanda blames Indian extremists (Gulf Times), Terai agitation is spontaneous, say civil society leaders (nn), Cyber-tarai: Bloggers offer solutions to the madhes crisis (nt 02/02/2007), Keep Talking (nt), Time for Talks as Violence Continues: Koirala, Prachanda, and other senior politicians to blame for strife in Terai, by Santosh Salik Shah (on), Government to form talks committee (nn), Govt. forms high-level committee to resolve terai issue (nn), OHCHR-Nepal Calls For Calm And Respect For Human Rights (sp), AI, HRW concerned at Nepal rights abuses (samn), Culture of Impunity: A Threat to Peace and Justice, by Bishweshwar Prasad Bhandari (sp), SC issues show cause notice on Thapa's arrest (nn), Terai unrest result of exclusion: Rana (nn), Strict security in Indian bordering regions (nn), NSP-Anandidevi to boycott 8-party meetings (nn), Situation in Birgunj still tense, curfew extended (nn), JTMM cadres loot weapons from police post in Saptari (nn)

01/02/2007: Nepal’s perplexing moment of opportunity, by Prashant Jha (Himal Southasian), MPRF men storm police post, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Eight parties will address demands of Madhesi people: Prachanda (nn), PM invites all for talks (kp), Give peace a chance (kp,  We are ready for talks: MPRF (kp), PM's offer fails to woo protesters (kp), PM's address incomplete says MJF; Indigenous community, too, dissatisfied (nn), PM’s address not enough to fulfill Madhesi demands: Prachanda (nn), Banda cripples life (kp), AI urges investigation into killings in terai unrest (nn), Curfew continues in Biratnagar; curfew in Rautahat (nn), Curfew in Birjung; demonstrations continue in terai (nn), Two killed, dozens injured in Sunsari violence; curfew clamped (nn), Burning terai, by Dhruva Joshy (kp), Handling terai with care, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), 90 days detention for royal ministers (kp), Missing flip side of the coin, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Verdict on Rayamajhi report on March 4 (kp), Provide justice to victims, by Ghanashayam Ojha (kp), Banda cripples life in eastern districts (kp), OHCHR calls for urgent dialogue to end Terai unrest (nn), The Interim Constitution; the Madhesi Turmoil, by Bal Gopal Shrestha (ek), Awakening Ethnic Identity and Freedom, by Pramod Dhakal (ek)

31/01/2007: India beefs up security on Nepal border, by Gopal Khanal (kp), Federation, more seats for terai agreed (kp) [This is an improvement but once again half-hearted because the established male Tagadhari elite is not willing to give up its privileges! Federalism, a proportinate election system as well as democratic and inclusive party structures are a must!], Parties agree on federal system (samn), Nod to more seats to stop Terai violence (tc), Nepal leaders agree on federal system to end Terai turmoil (wi), Meeting 2 demands can't douse terai fire: NSP (kp), Amend statute to end terai unrest: RPP (kp), RPP also wants amendments in interim constitution (nn), Nine student organisations lend their support to Terai agitation (nn), Indigenous bodies back Terai stir (samn), Protestor killed in Biratnagar, by Binod Bhandari & Bhim Ghimire (kp), Biratnagar still under curfew (nn), Royal minister Ansari held (kp), Nepal king's men arrested as Terai toll rises (wi), Arrested royalist ministers handed 3-month detention warrants (nn), WFP wants safe passage for food aid (kp), Terai strife hits UN food supply hard (samn), Moriarty urges all to resolve terai issue (kp), Terai violence complicates life (kp), “It won’t take long for us to run out of food and medicine”, by Saraswati Devi Gupta (IRIN), 200 passengers stranded in Gorakhpur (samn), Terai protests to continue (wi), Terai agitation cripples industries, by Milan Mani Sharma (kp), Preying on the press (kp), Attacks on press in Nepal flayed (samn), Kantipur scribe gets death threat (samn), Untold tales of Madhes and Pahad, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Upendra Yadav versus Comrade Prachanda in KTV debate (tg), Federalism for Nepal, by Mahendra Lawoti (tg), Eight party meeting yet to start (nn), PM calls for talks to resolve all problems; Nepal will have federal system after CA polls (nn), Nepal's PM pledges federal state, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Koirala appeals for dialogue to resolve Terai turmoil (wi), Bandh hits normal life in eastern districts (nn), Eight Die as Protests Continue: Nepal sinks back into chaos and bloodshed, by Santosh Salik Shah (on), Police Sub-inspector, protester killed in Biratnagar (nn), Death toll rises as Nepal PM promises federal state, by Gopal Sharma (Washington Post), 'Parties responsible for Terai turmoil' (samn)

30/01/2007: Unrest toll on media (kp), FNJ concerned over continued attack against media (nn), Media watchdogs say journalists covering protests in southern Nepal attacked (International Herald Tribune), Journalists come under heightened risk in restive Terai districts (nn), Key decision on terai likely today (kp), Eight-party taskforce discussing draft report (nn), UML, NC (D) push for federalist system (samn), Eight-party leaders meet at Baluwatar; PM not to address the nation today (nn), 8-parties reach understanding to resolve Terai unrest; PM to address nation on Wednesday (nn), Nepal's leaders agree on federal system (Raw Story), Kamal Thapa, Mandal arrested (kp), Nepali police launch Late-night crackdown on royalists (pd), Former Nepal ministers arrested (bbc News), Thapa, Mandal arrested for 'instigating' violence in Terai; other royalists under watch (nn), Nepal king's men arrested as Terai toll rises (Earth Times), 2 ex-ministers held for inciting Terai violence, by J. Hemanth (tc), Govt nabs royalists to control riot (samn), Former Minister Ansari, DDC chairman arrested (nn), Rayamajhi report will be implemented before forming interim government, says Shrestha (nn), Terai situation improves (kp), One protester killed in Biratnagar; curfew imposed (nn), Victim of Terai unrest dies of injuries (samn), Renewed violence leaves one dead in south-east Nepal (Raw Story), 'Unscrupulous elements took advantage' (kp), Scores of passengers stranded, by Shankar Kharel (kp), MPRF asked to refrain from violence (kp), Indian help sought to resolve terai impasse, by Gopal Khanal (kp), India ‘concerned’ about Terai unrest; steps up security in bordering areas (nn), Terai violence, by Anga R Timilsina (kp), Search for explanations, by Manushi Yami-Bhattarai (kp), Property worth 78 million rupees destroyed in Nepalgunj violence: Civil Investigation Report (nn), UML, NC (D) push for federalist system (samn), Speaker urges parties to resolve crisis (samn), Karnali people threaten stir (samn), Nepal Himali indigen demands representation in interim legislature (pd), Curfew imposed in southern Nepal Chandranigahpur (Xinhua), More seats for Nepal ethnic group (Aljazeera), Nepal to give more seats to ethnic Madhesis, by Kamil Zaheer (Reuters)

29/01/2007: Janakpur, Birgunj and Kalaiya under curfew (nn), Terai unrest derails business and trade (nn), Terai sees no respite, 1 dies in Kalaiya (kp), Ministers, MPs to petition to the PM to fulfill Terai demands (nn), Madhesi MPs submit memo to PM (kp), Govt delaying talks, says NSP (A) (samn), Media under attack in Terai unrest (nn), Journos, media houses attacked (kp), Violence against the press during intercommunal riots (Reporters without Borders), Violence stops access to hospitals in south (IRIN), Eight-party meeting in afternoon to discuss Terai issue (nn), Eight-party leaders meet to discuss Terai crisis (nn), Eight parties discuss Terai crisis: Tuesday’s meeting to come up with 'concrete decisions' (nn), Backing Madhesis (kp), Tripathy resigns amid Terai crisis (nn), Nepal leaders accused over unrest (BBC News), Nepal minister quits over Terai unrest (wi), Nepal minister quits over ethnic protests, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), Calls for restraint, dialogue: OHCHR concerned over terai unrest (kp), Adopt mixed-member constituencies: Activists (kp), Not a tea party, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp), Pot calling the kettle black, by Shyam KC (kp), ‘The terai movement is not against Pahadis’, interview with Upendra Yadav, once a devout leftist who entered politics in 1975 joining the Progressive Students' Union through Puspa Lal Shrestha and who is now the president of Madhesi People's Rights Forum, MPRF (kp), Terai leader Upendra defines Nepal politics (wi), 'Political solution must for Terai' (samn), Nepal for probe into Terai violence (samn), Former home minister arrested on suspicion of seeking to escalate violence in south Nepal (International Herald Tribune) [King Gyanendra's right hand hardliner finally behind bars!], Kamal Thapa arrested for ‘instigating’ violence in Terai (nn)

28/01/2007: Finance Minister urges all not to organize protest before CA polls (nn), Indigenous community expresses solidarity with Madhesi movement (nn), Sadbhavana warns of pull out (nn), One of Nepal's ruling Parties warns of pulling out (Xinhua), Daylong curfew in Janakpur and Bara (nn), Curfew imposed in two southern Nepal cities (pd), Curfew imposed in Gaur; protests continue in terai (nn), Man dies in Kalaiya protest (kp), Police open fire on protesters in southern Nepal, killing 1, officials say (International Herald Tribune), Nepal Unrest: Another Protester Dies: Toll rises to six as police in Kalaiya open fire, by Umesh Shrestha (on), Another protester killed in police firing in Bara (nn), Police open fire on hundreds of protesters in southern Nepal (Mathaba), Violence recedes, tension remains (kp), MJF men vandalise seven microbuses (samn), Ilam-headed buses end up in Udayapur (kp), ‘Polls as scheduled require cooperation’, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), PM, Nepal discuss terai troubles (kp), 'Hold 8-party meet on Terai crisis' (samn), Leaders to dicuss terai issue with Indian politicos, by Gopal Khanal (kp), Indian envoy meets Nepal prime minister over Terai riots (wi), Federalism panacea for Terai: leaders (samn), Maoists seek federal govt to end crisis (samn), Jana Andolan injured stuck in hospital (samn), Separate seats for women sought (samn), UN to expand Nepal arms monitoring (Daily Times), OHCHR concerned about Terai unrest (nn)

27/01/2007: Nepal's Maoists urge US to remove them from 'terrorist' list (Daily Star), Case filed to make HLPC report public (nn), NAC hails interim constitution; demands voting rights for NRNs (nn), PM, Prachanda discuss unrest (kp), Home Minister appeals for talks to resolve terai impasse (nn), MPRF demands Sitaula’s scalp (kp), Civil society members to visit terai (nn), Terai tension continues NC, UML, Maoist offices vandalized (kp), Daytime curfews in 5 Nepalese towns amid unrest (Daily Times), Curfew re-imposed in Birgunj, Lahan; bandh hits life in Terai districts (nn), Lahan folk reeling under curfew (samn), Scores injured in clashes in Terai (samn), One protester killed in Bara, DAO announces curfew (nn), Indigenous communities flay terai unrest (samn), Terai unrest may affect poll plans, warns Martin (kp), UN concerned over Terai scenario (samn), 110,000 citizenships distributed (kp), ‘Flaws in statute can be mended’ (kp) [There are not only fundamental flaws in the interim constitution but also in the composition of the interim parliament and in the planned election system for the constituent assembly!!], Moriarty's anti-Maoist missile targets Government, UN and, indirectly, India, by M.R. Josse (Scoop), Nepal fears wider conflict if Terai unrest continues, by Kamil Zaheer (Reuters), Terai Crisis: Curfews Affect Millions: India asks Nepal to initiate talks, by Santosh Salik Shah (on)

26/01/2007: Ojha panel to submit report on Sunday (nn), Court orders compensation to torture victim (nn), Palace trying to take Maoist leaders in its favour: Bhusal (nn), Terai in fire: Curfew in four towns (samn), Curfew in Lahan, Janakpur, Birgunj and Biratnagar: MPRF urges all to shun violence (kp), Curfew re-clamped in four cities (nn), Rautahat tense; Madhav Nepal’s ancestral house vandalised (nn), Weak security responsible for Terai unrest: UML general secy. (nn) [Madhav, this may be correct for the escalation but the real reason is the non-inclusiveness of the reconstruction process, the interim parliament, the interim constitution and all political parties including yours!!], House calls for immediate measures (kp) [A first step could be the mass resignation of most of the male high caste MPs and their replacement by nominated members from all sections of society!], Civil society activists urge dialogue to end Terai turmoil (nn), PM, Prachanda discuss Terai unrest; Dr. Bhattarai not in favor of talks with MJF (nn), Talks to be initiated soon: PM (samn) [Talks alone are not enough! Parties and politicians must totally change immediately!!], NSP-A leaders want the party out of the government (nn), Curfews, ethnic protests hit Nepal's southern plains, by Kamil Zaheer (Reuters), Terai unrest could jeopardise CA elections schedule (nn), Terai unrest will hit Nepal polls: UN (wi), The Madhesi issue, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Shadow of a gun: Nepal is falling from the frying pan into the fire, by Kunda Dixit (nt), Lament for Lahan: After a decade of violence, people must still die to be heard, by CK Lal (nt), Lahan’s losers: As it roils the nation, the madhes is roiling itself, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Peace rally organised in Lahan (samn), Will new democracy survive?, by Naresh Koirala (kp) [So far, you cannot call it democracy! Its only an oligarchy of not elected traditional male high caste party elites that refuse to make their parties and the reconstruction process inclusive!!], The view from Rolpa: The Maoist heartland might slowly be turning into its hinterland, by Swarnim Wagle (nt), Search for common ground (nt), Lip service: On dalit rights, parties need to lead by example not rhetoric, by Uday Pariyar (nt), Constancy in change: The parties are looking remarkably like the palace, by Daniel Lak (nt) [Yes, Daniel, there had been three risponsible factors for Nepal's crisis. The institution of monarchy has almost been abolished, the Maoists have entered a peace process, but the non-inclusive politics of the male high caste party leaders is going on unabated!!], Action sought against king (samn), PM meets with Nepal to discuss Terai unrest (nn)

25/01/2007: MPRF to continue agitation (nn), Nepal ethnic group threatens unrest (Aljezeera), Violence spreads in south Nepal (BBC News), Terai unrest continues; curfews in Lahan, Janakpur (nn), MJF protesters shut down Biratnagar (samn), Curfew clamped in Birgunj, Biratnagar, Janakpur and Siraha (nn), Curfew clamped in four districts in south Nepal (Xinhua), Updating with report of Biratnagar under curfew (Raw Story), PM, Prachanda discuss Terai unrest (samn), PM, Prachanda differ on talks offer to terai groups, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Extremists spreading anarchy: Prachanda (samn) [??], Nepal's Maoists rule out talks with Terai protesters (wi), Government appeals protesting groups of Terai for talks (nn), MJF sets conditions for talks with govt (nn), Nepal ethnic group leader warns of unrest, by Kamil Zaheer (Reuters), ‘Resolve problem through dialogue’ (kp), Civil society for exercising restraint (samn), CMDP for addressing Madhesi issue (kp), Government to remove King’s picture from notes (nn), Buddha to feature on Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes (kp), Buddha prevails over Nepal king (wi), PLA verification hits brief snag, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Registration of PLA combatants resumes in Chitwan (nn), ‘Past rights abuses must be probed’ (kp), UN: Punish Nepal rights violators (tc), Japan wants effective arms mgmt before CA poll (kp), Japan troops to join UN mission in Nepal (samn), Cops at restored posts face difficulties, by Benupraj Bhattarai (kp), Playing the devil's advocate, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), New Nepal: Rhetoric versus reality, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp)

24/01/2007: Nepal leaps into the unknown, by Dhruba Adhikary (Asia Times), Parties differ on electoral system, ballot paper (kp), Parties differ on electoral system, ballot paper (nn) [The political parties once again make the reconstruction process a farce! Of course, the total number of elected persons must depend on the percentage of votes the party has got. No party should have more representatives in the CA than its share of votes is with the only exception that any party has more directly elected candidates than its share of votes would allow!!], Minister's order cannot overrule legal provisions, say lawyers (nn), Indians trying for Nepali citizenship, by Pradip Mehangbo (kp), ‘Address IDPs’ problems’ (kp), Ending impunity is a must to prevent further rights abuses: Arbour (nn), UN urges Nepal war crimes trials (BBC News), Ojha wants RCCC men prosecuted (samn), UN against amnesty for human rights offenders in Nepal (Raw Story), U.N. seeks punishment for human rights abusers during conflict in Nepal (International Herald Tribune), Let govt work, Arbour tells Maoists (samn), Organisations ask OHCHR to train Maoists on human rights (nn), UNSC adopts Nepal resolution (kp), UNSC resolution on Nepal (kp), UN approves political mission in Nepal (wi), Maoist combatant registration hits a snag (nn), Govt invites disgruntled groups for dialogue: MPRF snubs offer, to continue stir (kp), Poor law, order cause of worry: PM (samn), PM raps Maoists over Lahan (kp), PM Koirala renews talks offer to Madhesi groups; Prachanda miffed (nn), ‘Our cadres made mistake’ (kp), Curfew in Lahan, Siraha bazaar also (kp), Eight-hour curfew imposed in Lahan (nn), MJF protesters shut down Biratnagar (nn), Curfew clamped in Janakpur (nn), Protesters vow Terai unrest will continue (wi), Terai leaders warn of further unrest (samn), MJF seeks apology from top leaders (samn), Reactionaries by what political measure? (tg), Human face of new history, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Empowerment & local democracy (kp)

23/01/2007: Transporters end their strike (nn), Transport strike ends (kp), Nationwide transport strike called off (samn), NA sets up a separate battalion for Madhesis (nn), Royalists behind Lahan incident: Mahara, by Binod Tripathi (kp), MPRF leader denies hand of monarchists in Lahan movement (nn), Curfew continues in Lahan; 12-hour long curfew today (nn), Curfew extended in Lahan, Siraha (nn), Nepal imposes curfews as unrest clouds peace process, by Gopal Sharma(Reuters), Lahan unrest gets nastier: Two more killed, 12-hour curfew clamped, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Two dead in Nepal violence, curfew clamped (wi), 2 MJF activists killed in Lahan firing (samn), Two more injured in Lahan violence die (nn), Nepal violence toll rises to five (wi), Nepal violence toll rises to five (Earth Times), Government orders probe as 5 die in Nepal violence (wi), Nepal orders probe into violence, by Sushil Sharma (BBC News), Judicial probe panel formed (kp), Government calls protesting groups for talks (samn), PM, Prachanda must apologize: Forum (kp), Koirala says he shares ‘moral responsibility’ for Lahan unrest (nn) [And what is the consequence?], Prachanda accuses feudal elements for violence in Terai (nn), ‘Justice shouldn’t be held hostage’ (kp), No hurry for truth commission: Arbour (samn), UN agrees on Nepal peace mission (samn), UNSC meets to okay mission, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), Govt move on citizenship process flayed (samn), Citizenship team retreats after receiving threats (kp), Nepal's test case (kp), Truth or dare, by Manjushree Thapa (kp), Marching towards republic, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), King likes Norodom's role: Shrestha (samn) [Then he should not have putsched and ordered to shoot at the people!!], Protest clouds Nepal peace (tc), Nepal's new source of unrest, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Govt told to go deep into Terai unrest (samn), Peoples’ court still at it (samn), Peace still Elusive in Nepal, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (Scoop)

22/01/2007: Chakkajam brings nation to a halt (kp), 13 ex-securitymen to face charge (kp), Transporters to continue their strike, demand meeting with ministers (nn), Normal life affected on second day of indefinite transportation strike (nn), Negotiation on transport strike underway at Home Ministry (nn), NHRC raps govt inaction (kp), Govt oblivious of HR violations: NHRC (samn), NHRC Concerned About Bleak Human Rights Scenario (rn), NHRC concerned about impunity (nn), No durable peace without justice, says Arbour (nn), Peace process will test commitment to HR: Arbour (kp), 'Our urgent efforts are to end impunity', interview with Bishwa Kanta Mainali (kp), Left unity impossible due to Maoists: Nepal (nn), Govt. committed to mainstreaming Maoists into competitive politics: Basnet (nn) [These politics are not competitive as long as greater sections of society remain excluded!!], Maoist kangaroo court still functioning; padlock hotels (nn), Maoist kangaroo court slaps Rs 115,000 ‘fine’, by Mohan Budhaair (kp), Eleven wounded in fresh Nepal violence (Relief Web), All-party meet today to discuss measures: Lahan incident (kp), Eight parties decide to form high-level commission to investigate Terai unrest (nn) [Become democratic and inclusive immediately! Then such commissions will be superfluous!], Government forms high level commission to probe Lahan incident (nn), Local leaders urge restraint, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), HR defenders, parties urge restraint (kp), Govt urged to respond to issues of Madhesi people (kp), Pacify Lahan (kp), Life returning to normalcy in Lahan; eastern districts remain shut (nn), 12-hour curfew imposed in Lahan as unrest continues (nn), Curfew re-imposed in Nepal town, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Nepal police fire on anti-gov't protesters, by Gopal Sharma  (Reuters), Nepal police fire on protesters (Aljazeera), Two killed, dozens injured in restive Lahan (nn), Two killed in fresh Lahan unrest, curfew imposed again (ek), Two dead in Nepal violence, curfew clamped (Earth Times), Indian origin trader killed in Nepal violence (wi), Majority seeking citizenship are ‘strangers’ (kp) [??], Difficulty is just beginning, by Shyam KC (kp)

21/01/2007: Transport entrepreneurs call nationwide strike (nn), Nationwide transport strike affects normal life across the country (nn), Nepal paralysed by indefinite strike (Earth Times), Government will not allow law and order to deteriorate, says Dr. Mahat (nn), Parties, HR defenders call for restraint (kp), Nepal for talks to resolve Terai crisis (samn), Gurung sees monarchists' hand in Lahan incident (nn), Maoists deny hand in Lahan shootout (samn), Lahan killing sparks protests in Terai (samn), MPRF protests continue in east terai (kp, Curfew imposed in Lahan Municipality (nn), Nepal authorities impose curfew in troubled eastern town (International Herald Tribune), Siraha tense; over a dozen govt. offices set ablaze (nn), PM calls 8-party meet to discuss Terai situation Monday; MPs from Terai urge restraint (nn), Maoist must change their conduct to hold CA polls on time: Deuba (nn), MK Nepal rues communist parties' failure to take up class-based politics (nn), Locals clash with citizenship teams, 2 hurt, by Rabindra Upreti (kp), Teams authorised to distribute naturalised citizenship, too (nn), ‘Govt doesn't believe Moriarty’s claim’ (kp), APF in all 205 constituencies by mid-Feb: Sitaula (kp), ‘Peace process success hinges on human rights’ (kp), Politics of hue and cry, by Babu Ram Neupane (kp), ‘Try rights abusers in civil courts’ (samn), Arbour meets with families of disappeared people in Bardiya (nn), No-trust motion clause sought in statute (samn), Maoist Doctrine Looms Large for Nepal's Future: The CPNM must throw off regionalism for the good of all, by Arati Singh (on)

20/01/2007: Maoists want more resources and better management of cantonments (nn), Ex-minister denies role in forming RCCC (nn) [He has cooperated with an autocratiy putschist regime on the highest level and has to share responsibility; besides, he has been one of the most impudent royal ministers!], NEFIN announces two-week-long agitation (nn), Janajatis announce two-week agitation (samn), One killed, 14 vehicles torched Lahan under 10-hour curfew (kp), MPRF activists released (kp), ANTA concerned over Terai unrest, appeals for dialogue (nn), Gachhadar calls Madhesis to unite (samn), Odds abound in citizenship drive (kp), Britain concerned over delay in taking actions against rights violators (nn), Arbour meets PM Koirala, calls for end to impunity (nn), High Commissioner in Nepal to highlight importance of putting human rights at the centre of the country's transition process: Statement to the press on arrival in Kathmandu (Relief Web), UN official underscores central role of human rights in peace process (UN News Centre), Impunity tops Arbour agenda (kp), UN seeks end to impunity in Nepal (samn), UN high HR commissioner emphasizes three issues in Nepal (pd), Maoists seek ‘crummy’ guns for lockup: Moriarty, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp) [This reminds Bush's statements before he invaded Iraq! Moriarty shall shut up and let the UN work!], Maoists trying to keep sophisticated weapons: US (Khaleej Times), US still unhappy with Maoist conduct (samn) [Peace loving Nepalis unhappy with Moriarty's conduct!], Restoration of police units facing hitches (kp), UML to send new team in interim govt (kp), Prachanda's directives (kp), Maoists yet to return seized property (samn), For whom the bell tolls, by Madan Regmi (kp), Flawed electoral method, by Mahendra Lawoti (kp 20/01/2007), Monarchy has ended: minister (samn), Tuladhar warns against delay in polls (samn), Civil society members flay parties (samn), Maoists to join government, says Koirala (Gulf Times), Interim law to give Nepal new era of control, by Chitra Tiwari (Washington Times), NRNs hail interim constitution, formation of interim parliament (nn)

19/01/2007: PM lands in swearing in controversy (nn), Goit withdraws talks offer; launches divisive campaign (nn), Talks with govt irrelevent: Goit (kp), EU, Russia welcome promulgation of interim constitution, formation of interim legislature (nn), Prachanda dissolves parallel govt, courts (kp), 2100 PLA troops verified (kp), Maoist combatants to register in two phases (kp), Containment: On the cards: everyday politicking and an arms management process that learns as it goes, by Shiva Gaunle (nt), UN not to reveal Maoist weapons (samn), Private houses inside APF security fences, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Maoists should not be inducted in govt before arms management: Moriarty (nn) [US government should not be allowed to interfere into Nepali politics!], Int’l meet on conflict concludes (kp), Halfway House (nt), Power sharing (kp), Consensus is the way, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), New constitution, by Alankar Khanal (kp), Political Turmoil: In A New Phase, by Keshab Poudel (sp), “They Threw Away The Innocent Child From The Bath Tub And Kept The Dirty Water”, interview with Motikaji Sthapit (sp), Rebels In The Gallery: The Maoists return to the parliamentary fold after one full decade leaving behind a legacy of violence, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Preliminary Phase Begins: As the country gets new interim constitution and interim parliament with Maoist representatives, the preliminary phase of arms management, too, has begun, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Talking tough: Bloggers criticise the interim constitution for ignoring key issues (nt), Victory of the people, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Nepalis want to stand: But the debate between ethnic- and geographic-based federalism has only just begun, by Naresh Newar (nt), A moment of truth: If Nepal is to belong to all Nepalis, now’s the time to get started, by Daniel Lak (nt), Indigenous leaders flay interim House (samn), A crossroads, a chance: The challenge for the parties is to broaden their leadership and support base, by CK Lal (nt), Parties betrayed us: civil society (samn), Palace and India in madhes, interview with Matrika Yadav of Rastriya Mukti Morcha (nt, originally in Samaya, 18 January), 'Maoist MPs for restructuring state' (samn), Deuba for rights of all nationalities (samn) [And why does he not include them?], Nepal PM says rebels to be included in government within three weeks (International herald Tribune)

18/01/2007: Government releases Rs. 70 million to Maoists (nn), Maoists announce to dissolve all of their people's govt units (nn), Nepal Maoists end parallel governments for peace (Reuters), Maoists dissolve “People’s government” in Nepal (Khaleej Times), OHCHR flays arrest of Madhesi activists, political party members (nn), Madhesi activists call indefinite vehicular strike in Janakpur (nn), Terai calling (kp), Registration of Maoist arms, troops starts (kp), Nepal's former communist rebels begin handing over weapons, by Binaj Gurubacharya (Santa Barbara News-Press), UN team verifies 354 Maoist fighters (samn), Registration of PLA men and arms on; NA arms storage soon (nn), Maoists to get DPM: Nembang new Speaker (kp), Debate on but Maoist to be deputy PM (tc), Citizenship distribution runs into snags (kp), Children of widow, divorcee denied citizenship (kp), Legitimacy for survival, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Sharp students of politics, by Bharat Bhushan (tc), Parties agree on power sharing (samn), Tamangs seek 5-day Lhochhar holiday (samn) [With all respect for your demands but you cannot start bandhs for everything!]

17/01/2007: New leaf in Nepal's history: A vibrant journey towards democracy (Daily Star), Leaders to discuss power sharing today (kp), by Yuvraj Acharya, Interim parliament to sit today, parties to choose Speaker (nn), Nemwang, Yadav to remain Speaker, Dy Speaker; Maoists to get senior DPM's post (nn), Second meeting of Interim Parliament begins; Nemwang elected Speaker (nn), Decisions of eight political parties acceptable to India: Mukherjee (nn) [It is absolutely unimportant if India accepts these decisions or not!! Please don't take that tone with sovereign Nepal!!], US welcomes statute: ‘But no interim govt before arms mgmt’ (kp), Moriarty urges PM not to form interim govt before arms mngt (nn) [Nepal is an independent country Mr Moriarty!!], Parties, others hail new statute (kp), KC-led Jana Morcha protests interim statute (kp), Amend interim constitution in favour of Madhesi people: Mahato (nn), Terai hard-hit byanti-statute banda (kp), Bandh cripples life in Terai (samn), Address JTMM demands, CPN-UML tells govt (samn), UN starts registration and storage of Maoist weapons (nn), Nepal Maoists lock their weapons (BBC News), UNSC resolution likely tomorrow (kp), 2 buses attacked by petrol bombs (kp) [Royalists go militant again! They want royal dictatorship and suppression back!], Compensation still eludes Belbari victims (kp), New MP Yadav not so happy (samn), Nepali reconciliation - really?, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), A red Nepal and crimson South Asia, by Siddhartha Thapa (kp), Women for 33% share in all sectors (samn), Maoists eyeing deputy pm’s post (samn), CMP to guide interim govt (samn)

16/01/2007: Nepal Constitution Okayed: Maoists join parliament after 10 years of war (Daily Star), Interim statute, legislature come into effect: Maoists come full circle, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Nepal adopts new constitution (samn), This is how Maoists entered parliament, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), It was ‘grey coat’ day for Maoist lawmakers, by Lekhnath Pant & Baburam Kharel (kp), Welcome to the comrades (kp), Nepal's 'day of reconciliation' (BBC News), Maoist Sankranti: Historic transition in Nepal, by Bharat Bhushan (tc), Red star dominates new Nepal parliament (wi), Nepal Maoists reach parliament, king suspended (wi), Republic is a reality now: Maoists (samn), Holiday in Nepal to mark Maoists’ entry into parliament (Khaleej Times), UN arms monitors completing final logistics preparations (nn), Martin arrives today (kp), Martin returns, says UNSC will endorse secretary-general’s proposal this week (nn), MPRF protest interim constitution; calls Madhesh bandh (nn), MPRF flays interim statute, calls bandh (samn), Terai bandh affects normal life (nn), Over two dozen MPRF activists arrested in the capital (nn), Karnali people flay govt’s ‘apathy’ (samn), US welcomes interim constitution (nn), No interim govt before arms mgmt: India (kp) [It is not up to foreign states to make such statements!!!], Old wounds threaten new Nepal (Aljazeera)

15/01/2007: Maoists to claim post of speaker in interim legislature (nn), Leaders fail to find consensus on Speaker of interim legislature (nn), Jwala Singh demands separate, independent Terai state (nn), JFHRP demands amendments in statute (samn), MPs file numerous proposals for amendment of interim constitution (nn), Interim constitution today: Rebels turning into lawmakers (kp), Nepal's rebels ready to join establishment (International Herald Tribune), Maoists join Nepal parliament (Aljazeera), Mega House (kp), Last session of the reinstated House underway (nn), Nepal begins tryst with peace amid dissent (wi), Massive cut in PM’s power sought (kp), MPs criticise interim constitution, demand amendments (nn), House announces half an hour break; will now hold brief clause-wise discussion (nn), HoR promulgates interim constitution, dissolves itself (nn), Interim Stature Endorsed "Provisionally", MPs Discussing Clauses (rn), Nepali interim constitution "Provisionally" approved, clauses under discussion (pd), India welcomes promulgation of interim constitution (nn), Interim parliament convenes; MPs sworn in (nn), First Sitting of Interim Legislature Sees Light of Day, All MPs Sworn In, Maoists Step in House (rn), Nepalese Maoists enter parliament (BBC News), 904 of 1271 police posts restored, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Policemen return to village without arms, by Nisha Bishwokarma (kp), Arms registration from today (kp), 'Soul of interim constitution is political understanding', interview with Laxman Aryal, who headed the Interim Constitution Drafting Committee (ICDC) (kp), Another daughter rises in South Asia (wi), Nepal's rebel leader justifies bloody struggle: 'A crucial period', by James Pitkin (Washington Times), Nepal Maoists formally become MPs (Mail & Guardian), Nepal Maoists take seats in new parliament, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), Nepal Maoists formally become members of parliament (AFP), Interim parliament endorses Interim Constitution-2063 (nn)

14/01/2007: Speaker believes MPs will have adequate time to discuss interim statute (nn), MPs demand debate on interim statute (kp), Parties to introduce interim statute (samn), PFN, NWPP select names for interim parliament (nn), Parties nominate more lawmakers, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Maoists nominate 10 more names (samn), NC chooses its 10 MPs (nn), Deuba's move to pick nominees draws flak (samn), NCD, NSP (A) nominate new MPs (nn), NC's stance on monarchy will be historic: Sitaula (nn), Koirala’s resignation sought (nn), Cabinet approves interim constitution (nn), Indian envoy Mukherjee calls on PM (nn), Kamal Thapa hauled to HoR panel (kp), Ex-minister held to bring to House panel (samn), Ex-Nepal minister arrested over army atrocities (Earth Times), Conflicting reports baffle kin of missing (kp), Health of hunger strikers worsening (kp), Talk to both JTMM factions: Jwala Singh, by Bedraj Poudel (kp), NAC concerned over no voting rights to NRN (kp), Civil society and democracy, by Mohan Lohani (kp), Nepal polls likely from May 29: Report (Peninsula), Parties flay seat allocation in House (samn), Distribution of 48 seats irks Maoists (samn), Displaced yet to get captured land (samn), Dalit women demand seat in Assembly (samn), Rights body demands amendment in interim statute, release of HLPC report (nn), Interim constitution tabled at HoR; PM, Prachanda discuss promulgation process (nn)

13/01/2007: Parliamentary probe committee asks government to produce Thapa (nn) [He must be brought to court and he should be barred from every public office for the rest of his life!], Lawmakers' panel wants Kamal Thapa (samn), Police produce Kamal Thapa at parliamentary probe committee (nn), Thapa refuses to cooperate, demands proper letter from parliament (nn), Goit against interim constitution (nn), RPP to seek amendment to interim statute (kp), Govt to endorse draft of statute: Badu (samn), Guns no solution: Matrika tells JTMM, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp), UN backs Ban's proposal on Nepal mission (samn), China suggests to reduce tenure of UN political mission to Nepal (nn) [??], China for 6-month UN mission, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), Maoists name interim lawmakers (kp), ‘Support disappearances probe taskforce’ (kp),  UN HR body seeks action against guilty (samn), Nagarkot victims call chakkajam (kp), CA polls will end monarchy: leaders (samn), Maoist arms lock-up by Jan 29: Sitaula (samn), State media announces probable Nepal poll dates (Earth Times), UML names its new 10 parliamentarians (nn), Maoists to form ‘leftist alliance’ in interim parliament (nn), Maoists choose 10 interim MPs (nn)

12/11/2007: Maoists choose their MPs for interim parliament (nn) [including a list of all names], Nepalese Maoists name their MPs, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), Former teacher to lead Maoists to Nepal parliament (wi), Maoist faces in interim parliament (samn), Nepal Maoists set to prove democratic credentials (Gulf Times), Government asks parties to submit names for interim legislature by Sunday morning (nn), Thapa bitter about non-amendment of interim constitution; suspects CA polls will not be fair (nn), RPP to recommend for amendment in interim constitution (nn), Action will be taken against King for suppressing April movement: Nemwang (nn), King will be brought to book: minister (samn), Ex-Gurkha team reaches PLA camp in Ilam (nn), Ban proposes new mission for Nepal, by Tilak P. Pokharel (kp), UNSC backs Secretary General’s call for political mission in Nepal (nn), Ban calls for UN mission in Nepal (samn), Into the fray: UNMIN, better get used to this new acronym, by Anagha Neelakantan (nt), UN-doing our past (nt), UN to begin registration and storage of arms early next week (nn), UN team visits NA regional HQ, rebel cantonment site (kp), Houses still inside APF camp, by Binod Tripathi (kp), SC order a crucial step to find out whereabouts of disappeared people: OHCHR (nn), Where-abouts of abducted sought (kp), Special ID cards for Janaandolan victims (kp), Pro-Maoists bash statue to thwart Prithvi Jayanti (kp), ‘Maoists close to seizing power’ (kp), ‘Catastrophe if CA poll not fair’ (kp), Optimism for peace (kp), Ticking away: Peace doesn't always mean safety, by Naresh Newar (nt), Putting off the future: Dismissing the provisional constitution as merely a political text is hypocrisy, by CK Lal (nt), Worldly wisdom: Nepal needs to get out and see the world for lessons on inclusiveness, by Daniel Lak (nt), Undemocratic (nt, originally in Kantipur, 10 January), Tarai violence (nt, originally in Jana Aastha, 10 January), Monarchy: Issue For Constituent Assembly, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Quickening Pace: Eight party leaders have decided to start the actual arms management by January 15, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Dictatorship of Eight Parties? The interim constitution is definite to pave the way for the dictatorship of eight parties denying the basic rights of citizens to share power, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Interim Constitution: After-thoughts, by Yubaraj Ghimire (sp), Congress against new political front (samn), Who will chair 1st meet of interim House (samn)

11/01/2007: Nepal Maoists predict victory in June polls (Daily Star), Nepal Maoists claim to form govt in June polls (Dawn), Nepal proposal to be discussed at Security Council (nn), Maoists to develop international relation based on Panchasheel Principles: Gajurel (nn), No working ties with Indian Maoists: Gajurel (kp), SC orders government to publicise whereabouts of 446 (nn), Probe into case of missing Maoists (Gulf Times), Police arrest over 100 Nagarkot victims (nn), Persons injured during people's movement get various facilities (nn), Parties agree on division of 48 seats: UML picks names (kp), Parties agree to share House seats (samn), Left Front selects three members for interim legislature, govt (nn) [Male high caste chauvinism guaranteed also from this side!], Royal holiday cancelled in Nepal, by Charles Haviland (BBC News), National Unity Day goes unnoticed (nn) [Which unity? That of the male Thagadharis?], 'Govt hasn’t asked Maoists to persuade JTMM for talks’ (nn), No talks with Singh-led JTMM: Sherchan (samn), Maoists to bring JTMM to talks: DPM Sherchan (kp), UN team to monitor arms, by Janak Nepal (kp), Level the playing field, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Peace & economic prosperity, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (kp), Nepal Maoists offer to forgive, forget (wi), Decks clear for Nepal statute, by J. Hemanth (tc), Interim statute to be tabled in House (samn), Monarchists are a big threat: Maoists (samn), PM refuses SC judges’ suggestions (samn), CA polls to witness two fronts: minister (samn) [Nepali monarchy has proved time and again that it will never be part of a loktantrik system!], 'Interim statute protects minorities' (samn) [Yes, by not participating them!], Fears that new constitution fails to address human rights violations (Relief Web)

10/01/2007: UML urges JTMM for talks (nn), Renounce violence: UML to JTMM (kp), Maoists to bring JTMM to talks table: DPM Sherchan (nn), Government cancels public holiday on National Unity Day (nn), Ex-RCCC chief unaware about distribution of funds (nn), SC asks panel to investigate whereabouts of 49 persons (nn), Nobody can reverse republican wave: Dr. Bhattarai (nn), Eights parties 'agree' to share 48 parliamentary seats (nn), Ex-Gurkhas' orientation ends (kp), UN inspects PLA camp in Rolpa (samn), Waiting for what?, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Aspiration and apprehension, by Trilochan Upreti (kp), PM, UML chief fine-tune statute (samn), SPA wants interim statute Jan 15: UML (samn), UML leaders want corrections in statute (samn), UN to complete resolution on Nepal (samn)

09/01/2007: Interim constitution undermined Judiciary: NBA (nn), 'Interim statute undermined judiciary' (samn), Justices submit memo for amendment in interim statute to CJ (nn), Parties yet to decide on sharing of 48 seats in interim parliament (nn) [All these seats must go to Dalits, Janajatis and Madhesis with 50% of them being women if the May declaration of parliament shall be respected at least a little bit!!], HoR dissolution after constitution promulgation: Interim constitution, legislature on Jan 15 (kp), Interim statute, House on Jan 15 (kp), Maoists to join Nepal interim parliament (Peninsula), PM meets with Speaker, discuss about interim parliament (nn), ITF members complete training, will be dispatched to cantonment sites (nn), UN monitors begin operation (kp), Maoists impede reinstatement of police units (kp), Sadistic protests (kp), Thinking politically, by Phanindra Upadhyaya (kp), Criticizits, by Manjushree Thapa (kp), King Gyanendra Still Influences: Ohja commission looks into April uprising, by Santosh Salik Shah (on), The Shah Dynasty's Uncertain Future: Constituent Assembly elections will decide the fate of the crown, by Bishnu K.C. (on)

08/01/2007: Judges for revision of judicial provisions: SC full court meet on interim constitution (kp), Nepal judges fear loss of freedom in new set up (wi), Leaders express reservation over SC's recommendation on draft constitution (nn), Nepal Parties Agree to Pass Interim Constitution: Draft document brought into controversy from various quarters, by Indra Dhoj Kshetri (on), Parliamentary committee interrogates Army Chief (nn), RCCC chairman, members appear before Ojha Commission (nn), RCCC members did not know about Deuba's arrest (nn) [Ridiculous!! The king also did not know that he had putsched!!], UN monitoring team visits PLA camp in Chitwan (nn), Reinstatement of police units intensify (kp), Constitution promulgation date to be fixed Monday (kp), SPA-Maoist meet begins (samn), Eight-party meeting begins at Baluwatar (nn), Leaders agree to issue interim constitution on January 15 (nn), Nepal's Maoists, government to pass interim constitution January 15 (Channel News Asia), Kin of disappeared demand whereabouts, by Janak Nepal (kp), The inclusiveness imperative, by Brian Cobb (kp), A republic front?, by Narayan Khadka (kp), ‘RIM instigated Maoist insurgency’, interview with Mohan Bikram Singh, head of CPN Unity Center (Masal) (kp)

07/01/2007: Debates on interim constitution intensify, PM faces Catch 22 situation (nn), PM, Prachanda discuss promulgation of interim statute; 8-party meet Monday (nn), ‘Interim statute within a week’ (kp), UML threatens to take to streets (samn), Interim statute by January 15: Sitaula (samn), Nepal Maoists issue fresh warning to government (Peninsula 07/01/2007), Maoists divide responsibility of work (nn), Prachanda allots fronts to party leaders (samn), NRNs deplore their exclusion in CA polls (nn), Jwala Singh faction ready for ‘conditional’ talks (kp), Rs 60m more sought for lawmakers, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp) [An absolutely unnecessary situation caused by irresponsible power politics of the party politicians!!], Police post restorations continue apace (kp), Monokranti hunger strike for CA polls (kp), Commission begins probe into Nepalgunj incident (kp), Maoists accuse PM of playing double role (samn), Madhesis seek right to self-rule (samn), Low caste communities still suffering discrimination in Nepal (i on Global Trends), SC judges make 13-point recommendation on draft interim constitution (nn), Joint monitoring team visits PLA camps in Ilam, Sindhuli (nn), NA arms to be stored in Chhauni (nn)

06/01/2007: Marwari community wants their representation in interim parliament (nn) [No chance! The unrepresentative parties want all posts for their unrepresentative MPs elected in 1999!], State Should Be Sincere In Addressing Grievances of Madhesi: Minister Thakur (rn), Citizenship teams ready in Siraha, Ilam (kp), Nepal arms verification from Jan 15: UN (samn), JMCC completes selection of ex-Gurkha monitors (kp), UN monitors to start work Monday (kp), Understanding was to issue statute by Jan 9: Prachanda (kp), Prachanda threatens mass stir (samn), Maoists issue fresh warning to Nepal government (wi), Nepal rebels set deadline for interim constitution (Reuters), Interim constitution will be issued within a week: Sitaula (nn), Justices discuss statute provisions on judiciary (kp), Reinstatement of police posts speeds up (kp), Apex court judges flay interim statute (samn), On promulgation of interim constitution, by Devendra Raj Panday (kp 06/01/2007) [!!!!!!!!], NC gen secy warns against hasty decision (samn) [O.k., let those non-legitimate party politicians stick to their power jobs for years!!], JTMM ready for talks with govt (samn), JTMM ready for talks with govt under UN monitoring; sets 9-pt demand (nn), Muslims on warpath (samn), We were unqualified, say RCCC members (samn) [Ask Gyanendra Shah why it was necessary at all to nominate this autoritarian body when there was a dremocratically nominated one in office!!]

05/01/2007: India should not suspect our intentions, says Gajurel (nn), Judge worked for RCCC without JC's permission: JC (nn), Ojha Commission grills two RCCC members (nn), Thirteen UN monitors arrive, Martin to leave for New York today (nn), CPJ calls for probe into attacks on journalists in Nepalgunj (nn), Justices to ask PM to amend interim statute (nn), Prachanda for promulgating interim constitution by Jan 9 (nn), CEC wants interim constitution promulgated at the earliest (nn), 73 police posts restored (kp), Police for Maoists (kp), Challenge 2007, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Abdicating the luckless throne, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Getting away with it: There’s no justice for victims of the state and the Maoists in the draft interim constitution, by Naresh Newar (nt), Conventional wisdom: The challenge is following conventions after they’ve been ratified, by Mallika Aryal (nt), The face of a revolution, by Naresh newar (nt), Time lost, lessons unlearnt (nt), The trouble with the election: Look beyond the lack of preparation and political will, and it’s the constituencies, by CK Lal (nt), Hope amid pessimism: The short-term outlook aside, things are looking good for Nepal, by Daniel Lak (nt), Envoy envy: An embassy is not a reward, it’s a job, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt), Draw the line: It’s not just pahadis that need to change their mindset, by Sheetal Kumar (nt), Troubled tarai (nt, originally in Jana Aastha, 3 January), Born-again democracy (nt), “The royal threat is still here”, interview with Baburam Bhattarai (nt, originally in Janadesh, 2 January)

04/01/2007: All party committee to distribute compensation to Nepalgunj riot victims (nn), Maoists finally decide to mend ways (samn), Nepal's rebels to allow police to reinstate stations across the country ahead of polls (International Herald Tribune 04/01/2007), Home Minister directs to re-establish police posts within a week (nn), ‘Facilitate police post reinstatements’ (kp), ‘All police posts to be restored by Jan 14’, by J Panday (kp), All will be clear by Jan 14: minister (samn), Janaandolan II victims picket ministers (kp), Nepal must avoid sociopolitical turmoil, by Prakash Bom (kp), CA quagmire (kp), UML wants date to promulgate statute (samn), Interim statute unlikely soon: leaders (samn)

03/01/2006: Government urges protestors to stay away from Singha Durbar, Baluwatar (nn) [In other words: Shut up! We are the state!], Jana Aandolan victims gherao ministers' residence (nn), Janaandolan II victims briefly held (kp), RCCC chairman, members summoned (nn), Ojha panel to grill RCCC chief, members (samn) [Don't forget the person who had installed this commission and given the orders!!], UML positive towards dual citizenship: UML General Secy. (nn), Sitaula says govt-Maoist row will end soon (nn), MPs seek home minister’s resignation (samn), Leaders of eight parties to meet soon to discuss progress on arms management: Nepal (nn), Lawmakers criticise Maoist excesses (nn), Maoists accused of delaying polls (samn), Polls impossible sans police posts: Oli (samn), Prachanda directs cadres to allow police, VDC secys in villages (nn), Arms monitoring begins on Jan 15 (samn), Martin to brief Nepal peace process to Ban Ki Moon (nn), Delay in promulgating interim constitution worrisome: MK Nepal (nn), IDPs seek PM’s help for rehabilitation (kp), Nepal : A Hopeless and hapless country (tg), Parties and democratic consolidation, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Social Reconstruction and Youth, by Dev Raj Dahal (tg), The doctrine of “two pillar theory” and “alliance among constitutional forces” wished by our friends have hardly worked, by Prem Sharma (tg), Campaign to secure rights during constituent assembly, by K.B.Bhattachan (tg), Gurungs to teach people about CA polls (samn), 'Nepal king starts secret parleys to save crown' (wi)

02/01/2007: Tension brewing between the government and the Maoists (nn), Ministerial committee still 'studying' the Rayamajhi Commission report (nn), SAC members visit army camps (nn), Maoist soldiers shift to camps in Surkhet (nn), Civil society members hold demonstration (samn), Over 100 Jana Aandolan activists arrested, released (nn) [From royal autocracy to party autocracy!!], 63 held from protest, freed (kp), PM asks Maoists to respect pact (samn), PM: Maoists to blame if CA polls delayed, by Madhav Ghimire & Bhim Ghimire (kp) [An extremely onesided view! It seems that the people have to come out on the streets soon!], Panel to seek arrest of royal ministers (kp), Act on Rayamajhi panel report: activists (samn), House proclamation left in limbo, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp) [In April 2006, the people demanded the abolition of autocratic monarchy and of failed party politics and not a return to the latter! There is no future for Nepal with the old politicians clinging to posts and power!], Civic panel to probe Nepalgunj riot (samn), Parties’ split may invite disaster: Badu (samn), Delay in CA Polls Is Bound to Invite Disaster: Bharat Mohan Adhikari (rn)

01/01/2007: Bar association calls for review of interim constitution (nn), NRNs dissatisfied over their exclusion in CA polls (nn), Over 60 civil society activists arrested from sit-in at Baluwatar (nn), Maoists flay arrest of civil society activists (nn), Parties, rights groups condemn arrest of civil society activists (nn) [The government is that of the parties! How can they condemn their own acts?], Maoists will be responsible if CA polls are not held on time: PM Koirala (nn) [The "party leaders" are at least in the same way responsible!], From Gyanendra to Girija: Passage through 2006 (kp), Insurgency still haunts victims (kp), Why should Maoists come to power?, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp), ‘Women are powerhouse of resources’, interview with Chitralekha Yadav (kp), ‘Reservation is for rural women’, interview with Bidhya Bhandari (kp), US not to drop Maoist terror tag (samn), Human rights violation still on: NHRC (samn), Panel to interview Nepali arms monitors (samn), Republic in offing: political analysts (samn)

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