Nepal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28665/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 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 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 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-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>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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Nepal Newar War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:30:25 +0000 5743865 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 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 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 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 5748935 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal Maoists end first post-war convention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/nepal-maoists-end-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>The head of Nepal's ruling Maoists on Friday pledged that the country was headed towards elections after he cemented his position as leader at the end of the party's biggest post-revolutionary meeting.</p> <p>Pushpa Kamal Dahal, better known as Prachanda, was returned as party chairman at the Maoists general convention which was designed to reaffirm their commitment towards democracy after successfully toppling the monarchy in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/nepal-maoists-end-first-post-war-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nepal Politics Prachanda AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:20:07 +0000 5750102 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 5759103 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 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-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 5783065 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-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>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 political 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-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal War AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:45:46 +0000 5783308 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal's prime minister expected to step down for elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/nepals-prime-minister-expected-step-down-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 Maoist prime minister was expected to step down late Wednesday after the party's spokesman said an agreement to end months of political deadlock had been reached.</p> <p>Baburam Bhattarai will make way for Supreme Court chief justice Khilraj Regmi to be named as head of the government, Agni Sapkota told AFP.</p> <p>"The party leaders are working to finalise a deal," he said.</p> <p>"We have reached an agreement in which we will appoint the chief justice as head of government and Prime Minister Bhattarai will step down to pave the way for elections," Sapkota said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/nepals-prime-minister-expected-step-down-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Law Nepal Politics Politics of Nepal AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:31:55 +0000 5783677 at http://www.globalpost.com Carter urges Nepal's Maoist faction to end violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/carter-urges-nepals-maoist-faction-end-violence <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>Former US president Jimmy Carter on Monday called on a hardline Maoist faction in Nepal to renounce violence in the run-up to general elections expected in coming months.</p> <p>Nepal's political system has operated in a legislative vacuum since May last year when parliament was dissolved after squabbling lawmakers failed to agree on a new constitution.</p> <p>As part of a cross-party deal, Chief Justice Khilraj Regmi took over last month at the helm of an interim administration to oversee what will be only the second national polls since the end of a civil war in 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/carter-urges-nepals-maoist-faction-end-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Jimmy Carter Nepal Newar Politics AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:15:26 +0000 5798573 at http://www.globalpost.com