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Rights bodies press Nepal PM to cancel wartime amnesty pact agreement

By Anil Giri A group of international and national human rights bodies have urged Nepal’s Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai to ensure that perpetrators of human rights abuses during and after the country’s armed conflict be held accountable before courts of law. In an open letter to the  Bhattarai on Sept. 2, the Human Rights […]

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U.S. congratulates, will work with Nepal's new Maoist PM despite listing his party as a terrorist organization

U.S. congratulates, will work with Nepal's new Maoist PM despite listing his party as a terrorist organization

By Anil Giri Notwithstanding the fact that  the State Department continues to list Nepal’s Maoists party as a global terrorist organization, administration officials have made clear they look forward to working with Nepal’s newly appoint Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, who is a deputy chairmen of the party. In Kathmandu, the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Scoot […]

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Nepal parliament elects Maoist as its prime minister

Nepal parliament elects Maoist as its prime minister

By Anil Giri Nepal’s Parliament on Sunday elected a senior Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai as the new Prime Minister.  Bhattarai, 57, garnered 340 votes out of 575 in the parliamentary election. His rival Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party leader Ram Chandra Poudel received 235 votes. Bhattarai is the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal.  A senior leader […]