| Jul 27, 06 09:08 AM | Comments (1)

Against Early Disarmament

It will be in our best national interests that the Maoist militia not disarm before the CA election but remain confined to barracks, and the same applies to the state army, says AVANTIKA REGMI.

| Jul 24, 06 10:17 AM | Comments (0)

Letter to the UN: Prachanda Takes his Turn

The SPA did not consult us when they wrote you, and now I am angry because they are calling for a one-sided decomissioning of the Maoist army-- that is the essence of PRACHANDA's letter to UN Sec General Kofi Annan.

| Jul 22, 06 12:28 AM | Comments (0)

Will Nepal Follow in the Footsteps of Cuba, Perú, or Neither of Them?

Why has Prachanda been successful in winning the popular support whereas Dr. Abimael Guzman of Shining Path in Peru failed to do so? Is Prachanda more like Castro than Guzmán? JOE GOLDSTEIN offers some perspectives.

| Jul 19, 06 06:16 PM | Comments (0)

Letter to the UN: From Koirala to Annan

In a letter written to UN’s Kofi Annan, Prime Minister GIRIJA P. KOIRALA seeks the world body's monitoring assistance in five areas: human rights situation, code of conduct during ceasefire, decommissioning of Maoists’ arms, the army’s movement, and the election process to the Constituent Assembly.

| Jul 18, 06 07:53 PM | Comments (0)

Preventing Chronic Diseases

Nepalis are getting overweight and this is not good news, especially because obesity is an important cause of chronic diseases, which killed 98,000 Nepalis in 2002 only. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION suggests solutions.

| Jul 15, 06 06:13 PM | Comments (2)

Book Review: Media Practices In Nepal

DHARMA ADHIKARI reviews two books that he says provide rich data and background information on the historical, legal and structural dimensions of the various Nepali media.

| Jul 13, 06 02:11 AM | Comments (0)

Budget 2006/07

Finance Minster RAM SHARAN MAHAT made public on July 12 the national budget which considerably cuts economic privileges of the King, and increases social sector expenditures.

| Jul 12, 06 04:39 PM | Comments (0)

Action Plan Nepal: Enabling Absentee Ballots

Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis have been internally displaced. As many as 5 million live as migrants in India and a growing numbers overseas. JEREMY GRACE explains how they all could cast absentee ballots in the proposed Constituent Assembly Elections.

| Jul 12, 06 07:00 AM | Comments (2)

Q & A: Milan Rai

Just back to UK from his month-long book tour in the USA this June, MILAN RAI, the famed author and peace activist, talks about his writing career, activism, world events, and Nepali politics in response to questions by Nepal Monitor.

| Jul 4, 06 12:05 PM | Comments (2)

Time for a Complete Renewal

There have been at least 5 compromises with the traditionalist monarchy, argues KARL-HEINZ KRÄMER, but they all failed. Nepal cannot cope with another compromise, he says, the politicians have to learn that it is time for a complete renewal of the nation.

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