| Jan 31, 07 10:13 PM | Comments (3)

Special Edit: The Madhesi Revolt

Separatism? No. Autonomy? Yes. An immediate roundtable of all ethnic groups or nationalities is a must to set the table straight and to explore for lasting solutions.

| Jan 23, 07 04:13 PM | Comments (0)

UN's Mission is Strategic Coherence: Security Council

In its resolution 1740 (2007), the UN Security Council has unanimously authorized a "limited duration" UN monitoring mission in Nepal to ensure "strategic coherence and operational cooperation" among donors and parties.

| Jan 21, 07 05:49 PM | Comments (2)

Nepali Brothers lead Fair Trade Showpiece

Two Nepali brothers in Washington D.C. are trying to restore ethics in global trade that is increasingly criticized for its corporate bias, reports KRISHNA SHARMA.

| Jan 19, 07 07:11 AM | Comments (6)

(Some) Thoughts from Nepal on Blogging

Young Nepali bloggers are showcasing their talents, but they have much to learn, writes DEEPAK ADHIKARI, who is marking the anniversary of his weblog this month.

| Jan 16, 07 12:30 PM | Comments (1)

Manage Arms, then Government: America and India

Foreign nations congratulate Nepal on the promulgation of a new interim constitution. Both the United States of America and India emphasize arms management before forming an interim government.

| Jan 15, 07 07:56 PM | Comments (1)

Special Edit: A Year of Decision in Nepal Ahead

The year 2006 was a year of action, both dramatic and traumatic. So much has happend. The revolutionary Maoists are back in the parliament. It looks like 2007 will be a year of decision.

| Jan 14, 07 03:36 PM | Comments (10)

The New Nepal: Enter Ethnic Politics?

The Maoist leadership is playing the ethnic card, writes AVANTIKA REGMI, adding: Contriving ethnic schisms to gain votes will not help solve the problems.

| Jan 13, 07 12:37 PM | Comments (3)

Why Should Nepali Youth Matter? Because It's There

For a culturally nuanced understanding of ground realities in Nepal, the international community should mobilize the youth who comprise more than half the population of the country, says AMANDA JOY RADER.

| Jan 10, 07 06:38 PM | Comments (0)

Ban Ki-Moon for a 12-Month Monitoring Mission in Nepal

The newly-appointed UN General Secretary BAN KI-MOON proposes a 12-month UN Mission in Nepal to monitor the peace process and the Constituent Assembly elections. The UNSC is expected to ratify his report soon.

| Jan 9, 07 12:06 AM | Comments (16)

Making Sense of Bhutanese Reforms

Does King Jigme Singye’s abdication signal genuine democracy? HEMLAL TIMSINA, now in exile in Canada, tries to make sense of the royal reforms in his native country.

| Jan 7, 07 09:29 AM | Comments (2)

Two Concerns about the Nepali Peace Deal

Nepal’s peace deal may be another beginning of a long haul of conflicts and negotiations, writes JUYAN ZHANG, a native Chinese observer. His concerns are based on ambiguities in Prachanda’s motives and the role of army and fighters.

| Jan 1, 07 02:53 AM | Comments (0)

Nepal, 2006 AD: The Highs and the Lows

A slow year? Not for Nepalis. The year 2006 is perhaps Nepal's most momentous year politically in more than two centuries. NEPAL MONITOR samples the highs and the lows of the year of years.

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