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Dahal-Badarmude victims's deal drag criticism

Madhavi Bhatta, a member of the TRC, has taken strong exception to the agreement, saying it goes against the spirit of transitional justice. With elections just days ahead, Pushpa Kamal Dahal has tried to buy votes. We are extremely concerned. that Dahals agreement calls into question investigations into the conflict era cases by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the possibility of fa...

Prachanda signs a deal with Bandarmude victims

On June 6, 2005, Maoist Rebels, in Bandarmude, Chitwan ambushed a crowded bus killing 39, injuring 72. In 2013, CPN (Maoist) leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal apologized to the victims and announced a relief package of 6 million each to the victims, which has not been distributed. When asked he credited the delay to frequent government changes. A week ago, Dahal announced Bandarmude incident as the bi...

Dahal signs reparation deal with Badarmudhe victims

Just ahead of the second phase of the federal and provincial elections, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday signed a three-point agreement with the victims of the infamous Bandarmude massacre in violation of the election codes of conduct. At the height of the Maoist insurgency 12 years ago (on June 6, 2005), the then Maoist Rebels had detonated a powerful bomb on a moving ...

Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian - U.N.
Source: Reuters

Yemen Rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian - U.N.

Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemens Houthi Rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Riyadhs regional rival Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government. The independent panel of U.N. monitors, in a Nov. 24 report to the Security Council seen...

Afghan military kills 42 insurgents within day
Source: Xinhua

Afghan military kills 42 insurgents within day

KABUL - The Afghan security forces have killed 42 suspected Taliban insurgents in countryside since early Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. During the past 24 hour, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people, defeating the insurgents in different parts of the country that as a result, 42 ar...

UN takes initiative to release Nepalis abducted in Darfur, identified

The Office of the United Nations has taken the initiative to release two Nepalis taken hostage by armed Rebels in Sudanese city Darfur. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) based in Darfur has initiated talks to release the two Nepalis kidnapped by armed Rebels, said the UN. The abducted Nepalis are originally from Dhapakhel and Pulchowk, Lalitpur. The UNHC...

Rebels storm Indian army base in Kashmir; 3 soldiers killed

Rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir stormed a crucial Indian military base Tuesday, triggering a fierce gunbattle that left at least three army soldiers and four militants dead, officials said. At the same time in another part of Kashmir, Indian border forces came across three suspected militants who had allegedly crossed the border from Pakistan int...

‘Things could become more difficult for immigrants in US, but not likely for Nepalis’
Source: Republica

‘Things could become more difficult for immigrants in US, but not likely for Nepalis’

Dr Dee (Dianne) Aker is an advisor to the Strategic Peacebuilding Program, Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice (IPJ), School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego, USA. In 2001, the IPJ selected Nepal as one of four focus countries for IPJs Dedicatory Conference. Nepali representatives from various political parties, civil society, media and the human rights community met in San Diego ...

Cost of peace process Rs 148.8b so far

As the country marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accord-2006, the accumulative expenses made for carrying out major tasks of the process has reached Rs 148.881 billion so far. Some of the key tasks of the process such as the responsibility of finding truth and reconciliation and carrying out investigation into thousands of enforced disappearances of...

Ten years on, CPA promises largely unmet

While Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) between the government and then Rebel CPN (Maoist), many promises and commitments made in that historic deal remain either only partially fulfilled or altogether unaddressed. The peace accord not only paved the way for resolving the decade-long Maoist armed insurrection and restoring sustainable pea...

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