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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 […]

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Nepal party, Maoists, still deadlocked in threat to peace process

Nepal party, Maoists, still deadlocked in threat to peace process

By Anil Giri After failing to form a consensual government within 10 days, Nepal’s President on Aug. 24 renewed his call to Nepal’s political parties to form a majority government. The integration and rehabilitation of the 19,000 former Maoist combatants into the various security agencies and in the society remains as bone of contention among the parties. The […]