Politics of Nepal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28664/all en Nepal PM calls May election to defuse mounting crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/nepal-pm-calls-may-election-defuse-mounting-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gopal Sharma</p> <p>KATHMANDU, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai promised on Wednesday to hold delayed elections in May, raising hopes for an end to a political stalemate that has crippled the Himalayan republic still emerging from a decade-long civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/nepal-pm-calls-may-election-defuse-mounting-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Nepal Politics of Nepal Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741610 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal Maoists stage first post-war convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nepal-maoists-stage-first-post-war-convention <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Nepal's former rebel Maoists are due to gather Saturday for their biggest show of strength since taking up arms in a 10-year insurgency and toppling the world's last Hindu monarchy.</p> <p>Party leaders who swept to power in 2008 elections following a peace deal, are using a general convention in the southern industrial hub of Hetauda to shore up grassroots support amid growing disillusionment among the rank-and-file.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nepal-maoists-stage-first-post-war-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:00:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743612 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal Maoists stage first post-war convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/nepal-maoists-stage-first-post-war-convention <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Nepal's former rebel Maoists gathered Saturday for their biggest show of strength since taking up arms in a 10-year insurgency and toppling the world's last Hindu monarchy.</p> <p>Party leaders who swept to power in 2008 elections following a peace deal, are using a general convention in the southern industrial hub of Hetauda to shore up grassroots support amid growing disillusionment among the rank-and-file.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/nepal-maoists-stage-first-post-war-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743811 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal Maoists stage first post-war convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/nepal-maoists-stage-first-post-war-convention-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Nepal's former rebel Maoists gathered Saturday for their biggest show of strength since taking up arms in a 10-year insurgency and toppling the world's last Hindu monarchy.</p> <p>Party leaders who swept to power in 2008 elections following a peace deal are using a general convention in the southern industrial hub of Hetauda to shore up grassroots support amid growing disillusionment among the ex-fighters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/nepal-maoists-stage-first-post-war-convention-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Politics Politics of Nepal War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:16:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743979 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal's Maoists to hand leadership to independent PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/nepals-maoists-hand-leadership-independent-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's Maoists vowed Saturday never to return to guerrilla warfare and offered to give up leadership to an independent prime minister to take the Himalayan nation towards democracy.</p> <p>Party leaders said at their general convention they would step down from government to seek a popular mandate to lead a "socialist revolution", six years after a decade-long insurgency which toppled the world's last Hindu monarchy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/nepals-maoists-hand-leadership-independent-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:45:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744059 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal Maoists propose chief justice as new PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/nepal-maoists-propose-chief-justice-new-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's ruling Maoists on Thursday proposed that the chief justice be appointed prime minister and preside over parliamentary elections, calling it the only option to resolve a long-running political crisis.</p> <p>The proposal was made by party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known by his nom de guerre Prachanda, at the Maoists' largest meeting since they toppled the monarchy in 2006 after a decade-long civil war and then took power in elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/nepal-maoists-propose-chief-justice-new-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748670 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal's Maoists set terms to end political deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/nepals-maoists-set-terms-end-political-deadlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gopal Sharma</p> <p>KATHMANDU, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist party has for the first time laid down the condition on which its prime minister would resign, paving the way for an end to a political deadlock with opposition parties that has paralysed one of the world's poorest countries.</p> <p>Baburam Bhattarai has agreed to step aside provided that opposition parties accept the chief justice of the Supreme Court as the head of a unity government to oversee national elections, delegates to a party conference said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/nepals-maoists-set-terms-end-political-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748779 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Nepal's Maoists set terms to end political deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-nepals-maoists-set-terms-end-political-deadlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts, adds opposition comments)</p> <p>By Gopal Sharma</p> <p>KATHMANDU, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist party on Thursday set out for the first time the conditions under which its prime minister would resign, an offer it said was aimed at ending a political deadlock with opposition parties that has paralysed one of the world's poorest countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-nepals-maoists-set-terms-end-political-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748935 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal agrees to caretaker govt ahead of mid-year election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/nepal-agrees-caretaker-govt-ahead-mid-year-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gopal Sharma</p> <p>KATHMANDU, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Nepal's main political parties said on Monday they had reached an agreement to set up a unity government before a national election in the middle of the year, in a deal that could end a deadlock after a decade of civil war.</p> <p>Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, 58, will step down and Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi of the Supreme Court will head the new administration to oversee the vote in May or June, the parties said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/nepal-agrees-caretaker-govt-ahead-mid-year-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759103 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal's PM to quit ahead of June polls: opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nepals-pm-quit-ahead-june-polls-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's prime minister has agreed to resign to make way for the chief justice to lead the politically deadlocked country into elections by June this year, the main opposition party said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Baburam Bhattarai will submit his resignation to the president after the nation's four largest parties ended a protracted stalemate by agreeing to form a unity government headed by the country's top judge, the Nepali Congress said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nepals-pm-quit-ahead-june-polls-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 06:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759586 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal's PM to quit ahead of June polls: deputy PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nepals-pm-quit-ahead-june-polls-deputy-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's prime minister has agreed to resign to make way for the chief justice to lead the politically deadlocked country into elections by June this year, the government said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Baburam Bhattarai will submit his resignation to the president after the nation's four largest parties ended a protracted stalemate by agreeing to form a unity government headed by the country's top judge, deputy prime minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/nepals-pm-quit-ahead-june-polls-deputy-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759989 at http://www.globalpost.com Film on Nepal army torture blocked: director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/film-nepal-army-torture-blocked-director <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The makers of a film depicting torture by Nepal's army accused the government of censorship on Friday after they had to cancel the movie's release because of delays in getting approvals.</p> <p>The film "Badhshala", meaning "Slaughterhouse" in Nepalese, is based on the infamous saga of torture and disappearances carried out by a Kathmandu-based battalion during the country's 1996-2006 civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/film-nepal-army-torture-blocked-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Government Politics of Nepal War AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:18:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775810 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal appoints new leader to oversee June elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/nepal-appoints-new-leader-oversee-june-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's Supreme Court chief justice was named head of government Wednesday in a cross-party agreement handing him the task of trying to lead the country toward elections in June.</p> <p>"The parties have agreed to send a proposal to the president to remove the constitutional hurdles to form an election government," Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha said, adding that parties had reached an agreement on contentious issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/nepal-appoints-new-leader-oversee-june-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:03:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782504 at http://www.globalpost.com Chief justice sworn in to oversee Nepal elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/chief-justice-sworn-oversee-nepal-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's Supreme Court Chief Justice Khilraj Regmi was sworn in as head of government on Thursday after political parties finally inked a deal to end a 10-month deadlock.</p> <p>The leaders of four major parties reached a deal late Wednesday to appoint Regmi as head of an interim administration which should oversee what would be only the second national polls since Maoist rebels overthrew the monarchy.</p> <p>The election in theory should be held by June 21 but analysts remain sceptical the vote will go ahead within the scheduled timeframe, despite the apparent breakthrough.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/chief-justice-sworn-oversee-nepal-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Khilraj Regmi Law Politics Politics of Nepal Unified Communist Party of Nepal AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783020 at http://www.globalpost.com Chief justice sworn in to oversee Nepal elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/chief-justice-sworn-oversee-nepal-elections-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepal's chief justice was sworn in Thursday as head of an interim government tasked with steering the country towards elections by June after a cross-party deal broke a 10-month deadlock.</p> <p>The leaders of four major parties reached agreement late Wednesday to appoint Khilraj Regmi to lead an interim administration to oversee what would be only the second national polls since the end of the country's civil war in 2006.</p> <p>The election in theory should be held by June 21, but analysts are sceptical the vote will go ahead within the scheduled timeframe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/chief-justice-sworn-oversee-nepal-elections-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal War AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783065 at http://www.globalpost.com