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Press evaluation:

31/12/2007: 209 missing in Bardiya (kp) [A 'new Nepal' will never have any chance as long as the crimes of the past are not punished!!], NA aid to construct Bandarmudhe monument, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Five Maoists join cabinet (kp), Conflict displaced 25,000: Govt report, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), 10 kidnapped, 28 arrested in Siraha in a month, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), 'We have a right to declare independence', interview with Mahanta Thakur (kp)

30/12/2007: Shivapuri Site: Govt unwilling to probe past atrocities: HRW (kp) [A 'new Nepal' will never have any chance as long as the crimes of the past are not punished!!], Maoists name seven ministers (kp), Madhesi MPs urge NC to address tarai issues (kp)

29/12/2007: 3rd amendment clears deck for republic (kp), Maoists to rejoin govt today (kp), Tarai-Madhesh Lokatantrik Party announced: Party not against CA poll (kp), Invite agitating tarai groups for talks: Yadav (kp), Limbuwan splits: Lingden leads dissidents (kp)

28/12/2007: UNMIN verification: Near 12,000 disqualify (kp), Ten amendments on Third Amendment Bill (kp), Progressive step sought for tarai (kp), Constitutionalism of convenience, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Prachanda, power and politics, by Bhagirath Yogi (kp)

27/12/2007: ‘23-point pact will invite 4th amendment’ (kp), RJP, PFN register amendment proposals (kp), ‘Reservation’ for top SPA leaders in CA poll: Nepal, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Resolve tarai problems politically, curb crime: India, by Gopal Khanal (kp), Cops nab 6 JTMM-J men (kp), NFFR warns of confrontation (kp), People are symbol of nat’l unity, not king: PM, by Ballab Ghimire (kp), Federation fumble, by J Narayan Parajuli (kp), ‘Federal system expensive’ (kp), With a pinch of salt, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), मधेस समस्याका नया“ आयाम, by Pradip Gyawali (ka)

26/12/2007: Poll date will be fixed shortly: PM, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp) [Why hurry? The male Tagadhari politicians have done everything to preserve their power positions!], China welcomes 23-point pact (kp), ‘King has no capacity to disrupt polls’ (kp) [But the politicians have!], Limbuwan State Council develops cracks (kp), RPP to table amendment to bill (kp) [The erstwhile protagonists of the Shah monarchy's slogan of 'one culture, one religion and one language' suddenly detect population groups whose existence they once denied and whose identity they tried to destroy!], Ensure peace in Tarai: NHRC tells govt (kp), ‘Talks with tarai groups a must’ (kp) [When will you understand that talks are not enough?], Differently abled too want PR in CA (kp), Has the new era begun?,by Abhi Subedi (kp), Focusing on 23-point consensus, by Narayan Manandhar (kp)

25/12/2007: Govt tables bill to amend constitution (kp), Steps to a republic  (kp), Madhesis oppose accord: Janajati support conditionally (kp), Nepal proposes April 8 for CA polls, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp), Mahara to lead Maoist team in govt (kp), Govt to form mechanism to protect evidence (kp), UNHCR, rights bodies to resettle displaced, by Shahiman Rai (kp), Cops nab 4 armed MMT men (kp 25/12/2007), संविधानसभा सुनिश्चितताको प्रश्न, by Bhim Prasad Bhutel (ka)

24/12/2007: Federal Republic of Nepal, 601-member CA agreed, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp) [A step to bring the peace process with the Maoists back on course, but in no way siutable for solving the outstanding issue of inclusion!! Besides, the number of MPs is absolutely irresponsible and unnecessary! It only serves to guarantee the continued dominance of male Tagadharis!], मुलुक अब गणतान्त्रिक,by Bal Ram Baliyan and Raja Ram Gautam (ka), ‘Implement past pacts sincerely’ (kp), ‘Conduct polls on time': civil society meeting (kp), Govt, UNMIN relieving ITF members today, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp)

23/12/2007: Big three parties to forge consensus today (kp), House panel to summon PM, army chief over Shivapuri (kp), ‘Roundtable idea unconstitutional’ (kp), Roundtable meaningless: Deuba, by Mohan Budhaair (kp), HR defenders rap criminalization in politics (kp), मधेसको जन्म, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (ka)

22/12/2007: Experts collect items from Shivapuri (kp), Maoists ready for polls without joining govt? Parties meeting today (kp), Parties made mockery of statute, democracy: Rana (kp), 601 CA seats a compulsion: Nepal (kp), Maoist MPs threaten to disrupt House (kp), Welcome to New Nepal, by Ishwor N Rijal (kp)

21/12/2007: NHRC experts visit Shivapuri today (kp), Parties differ over ‘round table’, steering committee (kp), Thapa tells SPA to prove it’s pro-people (kp), Parsa Muslims to begin phase-wise protest (kp), STF arrests 3 in Parsa (kp), Fear grips Saptari village after JTMM-J killings, by Jitendra Khadga (kp), Madhes needs reason, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), The politics of murder, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Monarchy and myths, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), माओवादीले वीपीलाई सम्झनुपर्दा, by Narayan Khadka (ka)

20/12/2007: Cops guarding site: Suspected mass cremation spot found, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), Task-force meet put off due to NC: Dr Bhattarai (kp), NC asks Maoists to honor pacts (kp), House adjourned till Friday (kp), Armed groups up against STF deployment (kp), Govt seeks UNMIN extension (kp), Consensus or conspiracy politics?, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp)

19/12/2007: Democracy and ethnic dissent, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Madhes more serious than Maoist problem: NC MPs (kp), Security improves in eastern tarai (kp), MMT cadres attack police post (kp), SPA leaders to meet today (kp) [It's hardly worth to be mentioned! The people cannot hear it anymore!!], EU nudges govt on polls, public security (kp), Ex-Indian CJ emphasizes judiciary's proactive role (kp), Scars of war and agony for hapless family, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Illegal sand-mining and Baluwatar, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Shape up or ship out, by Prem Sharma

18/12/2007: ‘Reconstruction will need Rs 5b, 20 yrs’ , by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Compensate Maoist victims by June: SC (kp), Environment for polls growing favorable: Prachanda, by Amrita Anmol (kp) [?? He already speaks the same nonsense as other Tagadhari politicians! The suggested constitutional changes are totally insufficient in every respect!!], Constitution amendment  (kp), Amend statute as per House instructions: Taskforce (kp), All-party taskforce close to consensus (kp) [Yes, as reported every day!!], UMF announces fresh tarai stir (kp), Banda paralyzes Rautahat, by Shiva Puri (kp), 4 held with pistols, bullets (kp), Army denies meeting Maoists (kp), King transferred ‘inherited’ amount to London (kp), Barking up the wrong tree, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Power, justice and statesmanship, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp)

17/1272007: Govt tables bill to amend constitution (kp), Special Security Plan: STF arrests 96, seizes dozens of arms (kp), NC, Maoists in blame game over polls delay (kp) [Of course, both are right!!], Taskforce meet put off (kp), Last opportunity for Koirala: Nepal (kp), 24 killed in land mine explosions (kp), ‘Maoists don't have control over their cadres’, interview with  Ashish Nandi (kp), Madhes awakening, by Beerendra Pandey (kp)

16/12/2007: Polls by mid-April: consensus close on republic, poll system (kp), Parties acting like monarchs: Deuba (kp), Maoists with armed wing can’t go to polls: Nepal, by Binod Tripathi (kp), MPRF-NSP demo peaceful, by Shiva Puri (kp), ‘Maoists, NSP gave madhes wrong turn’ (kp)

15/12/2007: Power-sharing dispute stalls agreement (kp) [When will the politicians understand that they are only the servants of the sovereign people??], Missing deadline creates no constitutional crisis: Speaker (kp), Security maximized in Gaur following blasts, by Shiva Puri (kp), Insurgency victims await govt aid, by Baburam Kharel (kp), Security plan (kp), Four pillars of Naya Nepal, by Gyanu Adhikari (kp), Will Thakur's move be a masterstroke?, by Chandrakishore (kp)

14/12/2007: Republic to be mentioned in statute: PR percentage to go up (kp), Poll date by Saturday: Prachanda, by Upendra Lamichhane and Shyamsundar Sashi (kp), Hope for good news soon: UML chief (kp), PM asks Madhesi MPs for idea: Home minister seeks Madhesi names for CDO (kp), How is the tarai security plan working?, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), Security beefed up in Gaur (kp), MPs lambast govt over tarai (kp), ‘Tell UNMIN to go, or criticize constructively’ (kp), Landmine victims still sick at heart, by Santosh Pokharel (kp), The undertaker, by Dhruva Joshy (kp), Reviving the 1990 constitution?, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp)

13/12/2007: Agreement likely by Thursday: Prachanda, by Shiva Puri (kp), Impunity unchecked: OHCHR: Both state, Maoists violated CPA (kp), PM consults fringe left parties (kp), Leaders smell rat in resignation by MPs (kp), 2-week banda throws life out of gear (kp), The growing crisis, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp)

12/12/2007: Speaker accepts Madhesi MPs’ resignation (kp), Madhes unity (kp), Agreement in three days: Sitaula (kp), Govt to inform House about king’s inheritance (kp), RPP breaks ties with monarchy (kp), A false alarm perhaps!, by Manushi Bahttarai (kp)

11/12/2007: Civil society leaders warn parties of new movement (kp), Minister, MPs quit office, party (kp), Impunity getting institutionalized: NHRC (kp), No impunity in NA: Army Chief (kp) [???], Army Act should be amended: ICJ to PM (kp), Parties hope breakthrough today (kp) [They really claim to be able to hold CA elections? Nobody will believe this!!], Minister Gupta ‘kidnapped’ 2 NSP leaders (kp), Playing politics with army, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Integration of Nepali and Maoist armies, by Prakash A Raj (kp)

10/12/2007: International Human Rights Day: HR situation deteriorating, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), ‘Maoists, UML ridiculed House’ (kp) [Politics have primarily to be made in parliament and not in Baluwatar!!], Royal challenge (kp), MPs concerned over Prachanda’s remarks (kp), Maoists helping prolong monarchy: Gyawali (kp), RPP proposes dropping monarchy, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), RPP: We’ll take new initiative if no consensus by Dec 15 (kp), 'Hunger can become a source of conflict', interview with Anne-Isabelle Degryse-Blateau, country director of UNDP Nepal (kp)

09/12/2007: Sidelining king might invite mishap: NC leaders (kp) [Do you really join hands with a putschist whose institution has main responsibility for failed developments and non-inclusion??], ‘Janaandolan guilty shouldn’t be spared’ (kp), Polls meaningless if Maoists lose: Bhattarai (kp) [?? It is democratic and thus meaningful if people decide in polls that they do not want a special party!!], Arrest Sah’s murderers: FNJ (kp), CA poll most important task: UML (kp), Let's see who'll proclaim republic from House: Thapa (kp), HR violation on the rise: NHRC (kp), MPRF-NSP banda exceeds week, by Shiva Puri (kp)

08/12/2007: MPRF, NSP announce United Madhesi Front, fresh stir (kp), Nepal, Martin discuss UNMIN role, term (kp), Maoists sorry for beating medicos (kp) [This is not enough! Bring your cadres, especially the YCL, under control or dissolve them!!], RPP urges govt to set new poll date (kp), 30 displaced families return home, by Rameshchandra Adhikari (kp), Six held with arms in Janakpur (kp), Time for change, by Siddhartha Thapa (kp)

07/12/2007: Madhesi groups forming separate fronts (kp), APF arrests 45 members of armed groups (kp), 2 dozen held for arms Possession (kp), EU: Peace process has lost momentum (kp), Maoists injure tourist not paying donation, by Prem Nepali (kp), Govt committee prepares ToR for state restructuring (kp), Only Koirala can hold CA poll: Sitaula, by Binod Tripathi (kp) [??], UML, Maoists form committees to address issues (kp), Nationalist card (kp), Nationalism tirade, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Towards politics without fear, by Gyanu Adhikari (kp)

06/12/2007: Lawmakers slam Prachanda’s remark (kp), Unity with nationalists to protect nation: Ananta (kp) [This is not what the people asked for in April 2006! By the way, what does 'nationalism' mean in the multiethnic, multireligious, multicultural and multilingual state of Nepal whit 85% of the popolation being not included for centuries??], ‘60pc PLA troops will pass verification’, by Narayan Sharma (kp), Poll possible by mid-April: CEC (kp), Kin seek whereabouts of disappeared, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp), Single women narrate woes: Some face sexual exploitation from in-laws (kp), Be comprehensible (kp), Of GPK, MKN and Prachanda, by Niranjan Koirala (kp)

05/12/2007: Prachanda for tie-up with ‘nationalist’ royalists (kp), New poll date soon: PM (kp), Converging views on federal model, by Thira Bhusal (kp), ‘Madhesh Rakshya Bahini’ in public, by Shankar Acharya (kp), NA to help build Madi monument, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp), State of the state, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp)

04/12/2007: NC, UML yet to reach consensus (kp), CA central issue: UML, NC, PFN (kp) [In reality, the central issues are the personal and party interests of the self-declared 'leaders'!], Banda hits Rautahat (kp), ‘Interim house can’t proclaim republic’ (kp) [The republic has already been proclaimed when putsched!!], ‘Maoist opportunism delayed republic’ (kp), A tale of a few polls, by Damakanth Jayshi (kp), Maoists’ errant experiment, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp)

03/12/2007: Special task force in 10 tarai districts (kp), Govt shouldn't surrender to Maoists: Oli (kp), ‘Maoists should not dream of communists coming together’, interview with K.P.Oli (kp) [Oli's intra-party opposition towards Madhav Nepal further complicates the peace process!!], Tripathi raps PM Koirala, Prachanda (kp), ‘Major party continuing HR violations’ (kp), JTMM man threatens to kill Post scribe (kp)

02/12/2007: SPA leaders agree to review pacts (kp), RPP to drop monarchy from party documents (kp), Continuing contradictions of Prachandaspeak, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Leftists unite and lead govt: Baidya (kp), Republic alone won't establish people's sovereignty (kp)

01/12/2007: Parties begin confidence building (kp) [Is't this too early? What will they do the remaining 50 years until CA elections take place??], 'Stalling polls, imposing, by Sam Howard (kp)

30/11/2007: Congress, Maoists narrowing differences (kp), 7-15 yrs jail, Rs 200,000 fine for abduction (kp) [apply this law immediately for all abductors, including the Maoist ones!!], Poll put off as parties feared people: RPP chief (kp), Failed, but still good, by Gyanu Adhikari (kp), Jimmy Carter's prescriptions, by Khagendra N ASharma (kp)

29/11/2007: SPA leaders to make last ditch effort today, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Why PLA combatants flee camps, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Cabinet directs Home Ministry to beef up security (kp), NC urges govt on camp conditions, disappearance (kp), Political feuds and fluidity, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Polarization: Myth or reality?, by Shrawan Sharma (kp), Carter proposal for conflict resolution , by Prakash A. Raj (kp)

28/11/2007: Maoist sister wings urge party to resort to protests (kp), Maoists not to give up 'back to jungle' option (kp), Be wary of maoist ploy: NC members (kp), Cops nab 5 MMT members (kp)

27/11/2007: Parties intensify parleys: No agreement in sight (kp), 'Prachanda's proposal to unite two armies irrelevant' (kp), Govt to withdraw disappearance ordinance, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Media-bashing (kp), The syndicate in crisis, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp)

26/11/2007: YCL to turn holy: Prachanda, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp) [by killing, beating, stealing, robbing, extorting, abducting and other crimes??], Judges, lawyers face threats, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), Professionals to protest Maoist high-handedness (kp), 'Lack of security' prevented Prachanda's Madi visit, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Maoists still believe in arms: Parties (kp), Nepalese people to decide on electoral system: Parties (kp) [How can they if the majority of the people is not adequately represented in the CA??], Badi threats (kp), TRC: Challenges and opportunities, by Madhu P. Regmi (kp), 'Past injustices should be dealt properly', interview with Patrick Burgess (kp)

25/11/2007: We'll fight 40 yrs more if needed: Prachanda (kp), Maoist seasonal donation drive terrifies farmers (kp), Madi victims accuse Prachanda of dishonesty (kp), Maoist victims want seized property back (kp), PLA combatant numbers fall short (kp)70:30 ratio for proportional and first-past-post: Carter (kp), Govt still mum on Nepalgunj riots (kp)

24/11/2007: 36 Maoists arrested for torching vehicles Rautahat and Siraha still shut (kp), Donation drive (kp), New Act on disappearances coming soon (kp), MP's Q & A with Carter (kp), Polls, accord implementation inseparable: Carter (kp), Sitaula should step down: Sujata Koirala (kp), 'Maoists behind poll deferral' (kp), Badis threaten fresh protest (kp)

23/11/2007: Maoist 'voluntary' donations spread terror, by Milan Maniu Sharma (kp), Poll possibly by mid-April: PM to Carter (kp), Carter factor (kp), One billion spent for election: Mahat (kp), Govt starts keeping promise to groups (kp), ‘CPA goals elusive due to Maoists’ anti-poll activities’ (kp), Abide by CPA: OHCHR tells Maoists (kp), Govt change if no consensus: Prachanda, by Kulchandra Neupane and Prem Nepali (kp), PAPAD to push parties for polls (kp), 150 Sunsari families forced out of homes, by Pradip Myangmo (kp), What next?, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Anarchy by another name, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp)

22/11/2007: Analysis: Nov 22: A lost opportunity, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Anniversary of CPA: Peace Accord has failed people, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), NC, UML to bury hatchet (kp), Maoists could offer UML to lead the government, warns Prachanda (nn), Carter, PM Koirala discusses peace, polls (nn), Fix CA Poll Date Soon: Carter Tells PM Koirala (ht), Danish envoy calls parties to fix poll date (ht), Ghost of failed election haunts Nepal (wi), Rally organised in Kathmandu demanding new election date (nn), Bandhs called by different groups hit normal life in Terai (nn), Conflict Displaces 3,000 From Siraha, by Rajesh Prasad Barma (ht), APF arrest 8 JTMM men (nn), OHCHR to Maoists: Don't force minors to rejoin PLA (nn), 60 colleges, medicos to protest Maoist excesses (kp), Maoist abducted Thakuri: FNJ (kp), Maoists resume ‘kangaroo courts’, continue land seizures (kp), Return of seized lands urged (kp), MMPR best for CA poll: NSP-A (kp), Gloomy polarization (kp), United we stand strong, by Nick Meynen (kp), Give the SPA a shot in the arm, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Govt, Maoists Both Violating Peace Pact, Says Report (ht), OHCHR urges CPN-M to cooperate with reintegration of minors associated with armed forces and armed group (Relief Web), Loss of Birendra Sah, by Biswo Poudel (kp), MJF-G wish-list: Republic, free Madhes, PR (ht), Leaders for political solution to Madhes woes (ht) [??], Where the buck stops (ht)

21/11/2007: Over 80 killed in last six months in Terai, says a report (nn), 82 killed in tarai in 6 months: Report (kp), Govt wakes up to Tarai turmoil, by Damaru Lal Bhandari (ht), TRC Must not Include Amnesty for Guilty: AI (ht), AI to launch 60 days of action; appeals for fulfilling promises of justice, security and inclusion (nn), Amnesty says Nepal needs its "truth" commission (Reuters), First anniversary of CPA; experts stress more efforts to attain durable peace (nn), PM busy in consultations (nn), Former US Prez Carter arrives (nn), The Grand Design theory, by Surendra R Devkota (kp), Post-Nov 22 quest for ‘constitutional legitimacy’, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Nepali Lok-tantrism, by Hem Raj Kafle (kp), Nepal: Party Line Politics or Political Dilemma, by Prakash Bom (Global Politician), In the same boat (ht), NC, UML for holding CA polls within 2064 B.S. (nn) [The behaviour of the politicians does not fit to this claim!!]

20/11/2007: Education Minister spits venom at Prime Minister (nn), UML chief hits at govt for polls debacle (nn), NEFIN sit-in at Singhadurbar (kp), Joint agitation planned in Madhes, says Yadav (nn), Madhesi Convention begins (kp), Maoists shut down Siraha, MSF announces bandh in Malangawa (nn), Bandhs Cripple Life in Siraha, Sarlahi (ht), NC to talk with UML, NPFN; Maoist advisory committee meet begins (nn), The Maoists’ demand factory, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Prachanda hopes for a breakthrough by Nov 29 (nn), Role of UNMIN in peace process, by Prakash A Raj (kp), 24 April 2006, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), Seven-party meet: Move afoot to evolve consensus (ht), Transitional phase here to last: AG (ht), Can India stabilise Nepal?: Challenges ahead, by Jaya Raj Acharya (ht), Mahato demands early polls; warns of third Jana Andolan (nn)

19/11/2007: NC leaders threaten to disobey the whip (nn), Don’t give up party stance: NC leaders, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), NC Brass Refuses to Attend Meet to End Deadlock (ht) [These are the male Tagadhar leaders who are going to lose most under a republic with a fully proportionate election system!!], Proportional v mixed system : Future of Nepal on the line, by Mangal S Manandhar (ht), Reality Check: Parties likely to opt for MMP system, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (ht), Demos staged in Indian cities; ethnic bodies stage rally in Kathmandu (nn), Top level meeting ends inconclusively (nn), Nepal PM faces tough fight for survival (wi), Act on passed proposals or quit, Bhattarai tells PM (ht), We've Koirala's alternative: Maoists (kp), Maoists luring UML to lead govt: NC leader (kp), Cornered Nepal government buys time ahead of battle (wi), Lack of NA regulations delays justice delivery, by Sangeeta Rijal (kp), Lay it on the line (kp), Freedom to be unaccountable, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Now, the test (ht), Maoists Warn Status-Quoists, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop)

18/11/2007: Declare republic and fix new date for CA polls: CMDP (nn), SPA meet to discuss House directives (kp), Going against House directive will cost NC dear: Dr Bhattarai (nn), Declaring republic without NC’s wish is not possible: Minister Pokharel (nn), Singh accuses Maoists of derailing election (nn), Sujata wants 1990 constitution revived, accuses Sitaula of 'ambushing' NC (nn) [She's obviously not all there!!], PM should resign on moral grounds – MJF chief (nn), Former US Prez Carter to visit Nepal this week (nn), Carter's second Nepal peace mission (wi), JTMM-J bombs petrol pump (kp)

17/11/2007: NC, Maoists agree to accelerate dialogue to resolve deadlock (nn), Review past agreements, form new govt: Prachanda (kp), Maoists unveil new road map for rescuing peace talks (wi), UML urges new CA poll date (kp), Pen politics & poison, by Ujjwal B Khadka (kp), We’re against separate tarai: Upendra Yadav, by Janak Nepal (kp), Chure Bhavar to set up peace force (kp), Turmoil in tarai (kp), Demining begins from Dolakha, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp), NA starts de-mining operations from Dolakha (nn), ‘UNMIN to complete arms mgmt in December’ (kp), Sujata accuses Sitaula of 'ambushing' NC and the country (nn), A step backward, by Mohan Bikram Singh (kp), Dogged UN says security role not outside its Nepal mandate (wi), SPA unity key to peace process success: Martin (ht)

16/11/2007: Cabinet okays six-month term extension of UNMIN; seven parties to make final decision (nn), Mandated monitoring: Nepalis need to be told what UNMIN is up to, by Prashant Jha (nt), Dogged UN says security role not outside its Nepal mandate (Earth Times), 'Implementation of agreements a must to keep peace process intact' (nn), Apex court says it cannot direct the government to hold polls on fixed date (nn), Abductions continue in Terai (nn), PM meets with Upendra Yadav, promises to fulfill MJF demands (nn), Mahato warns of fresh stir in Terai (nn), Maoist irresponsibility caused crisis: K P Oli (kp), ‘NC should be ready for change in govt leadership’ (kp), “I will resign after elections”, by John Narayan Parajuli (nt), The prime minister meets the people (nt), Maoists announce 12-day protest march in western Terai (nn), Tarai security dire due to poor political support: Top cops (kp), Slave labour (nt, originally in Nepal, 11 November), 104 bandas since April Uprising!, by Koshraj Koirala (kp), Maoists beat govt in breaching CPA: Study (kp), ‘7-party coalition govt needed after CA poll’ (kp), Armed group threats halt hospital construction, by Shiva Puri (kp), Consequences of the divided vote, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Security Beef-up in Eastern Region (ht), Who is cornering whom? When everyone is trying to outsmart everyone else, everyone gets outsmarted, by CK Lal (nt), Maoists want immediate cabinet reshuffle; demand early integration of PLA into NA (nn), Shekhar Koirala dares parties to change govt leadership through the parliament (nn)

15/11/2007: Cabinet okays six-month term extension of UNMIN; seven parties to make final decision (nn), Thapa says House has no authority to declare republic (nn) [... and you have been PM under a king who had no authority to putsch!!], Govt to provide special security to party leaders, employees in Terai (nn), Mahato for separate Madheshi front (nn), Separate Madheshi front in offing: Mahato (kp), Mahato Faction Gears Up for 'Final Showdown' in Tarai (ht), NC continues parleys with smaller parties (nn), Political Consultations: Merry-go-round parleys bring outlet no nearer (kp), Parties working out accord: Prachanda (kp), Nepal asks Maoists to form a clear view on govt (nn), Inviting interference, by Indra Adhikari (kp), Maoists Beat Govt in Rights Abuse, Reveals Report (ht), Political conference : It is not too late yet, by Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay (ht), India unlikely to resume arms supplies to Nepal (wi), Nepal mired in monarchy debate, by Dhruba Adhikary (Asia Times), House should not declare republic, says Oli (nn), Police chiefs brief cabinet on security situation (nn), No CA if PR system is implemented, says Deuba (nn) [Throw all the Tagadhari politicians who want to prevent an inclusive CA out of politics!!]

14/11/2007: Prachanda hints at split in SPA (nn), Prachanda's prattle (kp), Maoists rule out polls before Nepal king's ouster (wi), Talks continue for consensus before House session (kp), Parleys among parties pick up pace (ht), ‘Maoists messing up security in far west’, by Mohan Budhaair (kp), Political dreams and dramas, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Major Parties Divided over UNMIN'S Role, Term (ht), UNMIN term extension has to be agreed upon by seven parties, says FM Pradhan (nn), Legal Eagles, MPs Say Statute Needs Amendment, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht), Special session Implications of the resolutions, by Birendra P Mishra (ht), Dirty Politics In Nepal, by Prakash Bom (Global Politician)

13/11/2007: NC, UML, Maoists are on their individual planks, says Gautam (nn), NC, PFN discuss ways to narrow down differences within SPA (nn), Dr Bhattarai wants 'new basis' for seven-party unity (nn), Whereabouts of abducted journo Thakuri still unknown (nn), Indian envoy meets Peace Minister (nn), Winter session to set new poll date: Nepal (kp), by Shiva Puri, Speaker hopes polls by mid-April (nn), Republic, not polls, is priority: Prachanda (kp) [There is no legitimacy without polls!], PM’s resignation Maoist third priority (kp), Poll delay hurting peace: China envoy (kp), PM: Current constitution rendered impractical (kp), Siraha out of govt control: NC district unit (kp), Sah and sanity, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), NC’s royal obsession, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), Maoists oppose greater UN role in Nepal peace process (wi), Congress leaders step up internal deliberations (nn)

12/11/2007: Festivities end, serious political consultations to pick up (nn), MK Nepal hits at govt for 'failing to maintain law and order' (nn), Maoist leader warns of agitation if House directive is not implemented (nn), Abducted NC cadre found dead (nn), Prachanda dares NC to declare republic (nn)

11/11/2007: Gov't commits to make Nepal Sambat as national calendar (Xinhua), India unhappy with UN bid to expand role in Nepal (Gulf Times)

10/11/2007: PM Koirala hopes parliament will fix the date of CA election (nn), Nepal urges govt to implement House decision (nn), Maoists cultivating ties with King Gyanendra: Minister Gurung (nn), Sah cremated amid stung hearts, by Upendra Lamichhane (kp), Press faces constant threat, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp)

09/11/2007: Deuba advises UML and Maoists to follow politics of consensus (nn), PM says Nepal-India joint efforts required to solve terai problem (nn), India objects at UN officials meeting terai armed group (nn), MK Nepal tries to dispel Congress' fears regarding communist unity (nn), Martin meets with Prachanda (nn), Parties should accept House directive: Speaker Nemwang (nn), Thousands of students and teachers abducted in Nepal in 5 years: UNESCO report (nn), CA poll by mid-April: PM, by Madhav Ghimire & Lilaballav Ghimire (kp), ‘Full proportional system not acceptable’ (kp) [... says Bahun leader Poudel (NC) but the truth is: Continued dominance of male Tagadharis not acceptable!!], God save the people (kp), Parties, go to the villages, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp)

08/11/2007: Media requested to black out Maoist news (nn), NNWFN to boycott positive news of Maoists (kp), Prachanda gets 'raw meat gift' for Shah's murder (nn), PM promises to take action against Shah's killers; Shah's body still not found (nn), Journalist Shah's dead body found (nn), IFJ outraged at the death of Birendra Shah (nn), UML minister says House directive cannot be implemented (nn), UML gen secy asks NC to improve style of governance (nn), NC denounces ongoing Maoist activities (kp), Deteriorating rights situation, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp), Euphoria and political reality, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp)

07/11/2007: 21 dead and 1951 injured in Terai agitation (nn), Abducted NC leader’s throat slit (kp), National, int’l outcry over Sah’s killing (kp), Govt, Maoists flayed for Shah's murder (samn), Birendra Sah and the tarai media, by Chandrakishore (kp), UML urges Maoists to stop attacking media persons (nn), Maoists want cases dropped, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), Maoists to pressure govt on republic, poll system (kp), Prachanda confers with Nepal (samn), CPN-UML in no mood to launch stir (samn), Congress leader doubts election amid existing lack of security (nn), Road-map to ensure polls must: UN (samn), Martin hopes uncertainty will end soon (nn), Martin for more active UN role (kp), Press statement by Ian Martin, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (Relief Web), No improvement in HR situation: NHRC (kp), 105 displaced families return home, by J Pandey (kp), After Tihar: CA elections or republican putsch?, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Maoists, govt flout peace accord: NHRC (samn), Nepal: The search for missing links (One World South Asia), Prachanda, Nepal see no possibility of immediate change in govt leadership (nn)

06/11/2007: Prachanda, Nepal discuss ways to exert pressure for implementation of House directive (nn), Congress in wait-and-see mode: UML, Maoists at parting of ways (kp), UML was divided on Maoist motion (nn), Winners and losers (kp), Nationwide agitation by FNJ to protest Shah's murder (nn), Sah killed on day of abduction: Maoist probe panel (kp), Outcry in Nepal after Maoists admit to killing journalist (wi), Nepal anger at killing by Maoists (BBC News), OHCHR, EU condemn journalist Shah’s murder (nn), Mahato vows to form a united front in Madhes by involving even armed outfits (nn), Goit's men shoot at overseer; JTMM-Jwala kills civilian (nn), JTMM-J men burn youth alive (kp), Armed groups in southern Nepal resume criminal activities (Xinhua), PM to use Nepal Sambat in official letter pad (nn), UNMIN seeks role in security sector reform (nn), Freedom on the brink, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Over 100 people killed between February and July: NHRC report (nn)

05/11/2007: Left unite, pass republic, PR motions, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), House passes motion on republic (samn), House re-established as political centre (samn), House marathon ends but Nepal impasse will continue (wi), Aryal says House proposals were anti-constitutional (nn), Left parties press for implementation of motions passed by House (nn), Vote division feared to create rift within ruling alliance (nn), Cabinet decides to formulate strict law on abduction (nn), Abducted NC member found dead, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Woes of the fourth estate, by Shyam KC (kp), The dues and the devils, by Devendra Raj Panday (kp), Maoist report says journalist Shah was murdered on the day of his abduction (nn)

04/11/2007: Seven party leaders meeting to forge consensus (nn), CPN-UML to continue its effort to build political agreement (nn), NC lays down bottom line: UML, Maoists discuss left unity in case no consensus (kp), Crucial day for Koirala, Prachanda (samn), House to vote on Maoist proposal as leaders fail to reach consensus (nn), Indigenous people flay PM's remarks (samn), 'NC for passing resolution on republic' (samn), Royalists stage demonstration in Birgunj (nn), Siraha tense after NC leader’s abduction (nn), Curfew in parts of Lahan as protests erupt after NC leader’s murder (nn), Kapilvastu bandh called off (nn), Mahato demands jobs for Madhesi youths before election (nn), Maoists, UML back each other’s proposals; House passes Maoist motion on PR system (nn), Mainali fears division among leftists and democrats (nn), PM says there is a wave of republic in the nation (nn), The passed proposals do not have constitutional meaning, say legal experts (nn)

03/11/2007: Govt to seek one more year for UNMIN (kp), UNSG positive about extending UNMIN term (nn), Parties near republic motion: Session resumes Sunday (kp), Koirala ‘rejects’ idea of announcing republic immediately (nn), Oli opposes political polarization (kp), Left parties continue efforts for a compromise (nn), Parties still fail to find solution (samn), NC leaders criticise Maoists (nn), ‘Ensure minority participation in CA’ (kp), Shekhar invites armed groups for talks (samn), NSP-A to spearhead Madhes stir (samn), Nepal: Question of Morale in Democracy, by Prakash Bom (Global Politician), Riot victims announce indefinite bandh in Kapilvastu (nn)

02/11/2007: Student leaders interact in London (nn), Last-minute efforts by parties to strike a deal (nn), Polarisation begins among parties as voting in parliament approaches (nn), Preparation for voting in parliament begins (nn), Parliament should fix the date of CA election, says PM Koirala (nn), Nepal PM cornered as Maoists, communists unite (wi), Leftists unite on republican issue (samn), Dithers on date: NC agrees republic proclamation, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Nepal’s only railway service closed down (nn), Cop hurt as locals attack APF team, Shiva Puri (kp), SPA’s dismal failure, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Whither sovereign people, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp), House suspended for two days as leaders promise to find compromise by then (nn), Delhi view: India’s last-ditch effort to salvage Nepal’s peace process, by Prashant Jha (nt), “Longer the deadlock, greater the danger for the peace process”, interview with Tamrat Samuel (nt), Agreeing to agree: Posturing has become the default position of all politicians, by CK Lal (nt), Knife-edge: Nepal’s democracy is thwarted by the left and right, by Shastri Ramacharan (nt), A peace missing (nt), “Let’s have a roundtable”, interview with Baburam Bhattarai (nt, originally in Mulyankan, October 2007-11-01), Role Of UNMIN, by Keshab Poudel (sp), “National Reconciliation Can Be The Basis For Resolving Current Problems”, interview with Govinda Raj Joshi (sp)

01/11/2007: Traders and govt officials in Saptari up in arms, demand security guarantee (nn), Displaced families to get Rs 50,000 as monetary assistance (nn), Rs 50,000 per displaced family, by Krishna Regmi (kp), PM hopeful of ending political deadlock (nn), PM asks taskforce to strive for consensus (kp), Parties unable to end impasse: Prachanda (kp), Maoists rapped for changing stance (kp), Parties engage in bilateral, multilateral discussions (nn), Parties keep up parleys (kp), Parties fail to reach consensus (samn), UML decides to make efforts to keep intact alliance (nn), Prachanda, Mukherjee talk to end crisis (samn), Small parties to team up for TPR (samn), House adjourned till Friday; leaders still hope for a breakthrough (nn), ‘NA and Maoists should apologize’, by Janak Nepal (kp), The kernel of the problem, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), Questions of legitimacy, by Prem Sharma (kp), UNMIN wants more, PM demurs (samn) [Obviously, the PM is fearing the male Tagadharis' loss of supremacy!!], 1 killed, 6 injured in bomb explosion in southern Nepal (Xinhua)

31/10/2007: House to continue debate on Wednesday; party leaders to engage in parleys (nn), Party leaders engage in parleys; House continues debate today (nn), Maoist leaders hit at NC for deadlock; warn of breaking alliance (nn), ‘7-party unity will break sans consensus’ (kp), Maoists aiding monarchy: NC, UML lawmakers (kp) [Aiding monarchy are those who resist the abolition of this outdated institution!], Student groups call for initiatives to save seven-party unity (nn), Parliament has no right to proclaim republic: RPP, RJP (kp), Employees halt work, protest Yadav's murder (kp), Curfew in Sandhikharka after clash (kp), Politics and circularity, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Mukherjee meets PM Koirala; Prachanda visits Indian embassy (nn), House debate on Maoist proposal to continue Thursday (nn), What UNMIN Should Do to Manage Nepal Peace Process, by Krishna Hari Pushkar (Nepal Monitor)

30/10/2007: Terai outfits step up assaults against local bodies' officials (nn), MJF warns of agitation from November 22 (nn), CEC asks PM to fix election date at the earliest (nn), Government bid at clarifications from Karki fails, by Kiran Chapagain (kp), Protesting students rounded up, freed (kp), Wrong-footed UN, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Political equality & election systems, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Nation will face a grave crisis if Maoist proposal is turned down: Maoist leader (nn), JTMM-J releases three captives; abducts VDC secretary (nn)

29/10/2007: Parliament special session to begin today (nn 29/10/2007), Special house session: Parties for vote on Maoist proposals, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp 29/10/2007), Speaker Nemwang holds series of consultations ahead of special session (nn 29/10/2007), Parliament special session resumes (nn 29/10/2007), Nepal's UML not to go against CPN-M's motion in parliament (Xinhua), PM to propose hike in PR seats (samn), PM asks Maoists to withdraw motions (samn), Leaders still hopeful of consensus (samn), Govt-formed panel fails to identify hands behind Kapilvastu incident (nn), Panel fails to pinpoint riot culprits (samn), Govt releases Rs 1m each for tarai killed (kp), JTMM-G activists abduct bank official (kp), Nepal at a crossroads, by Trilochan Upreti (kp 29/10/2007)

28/10/2007: Seven-party leaders making ‘last-ditch effort’ to end deadlock today (nn), UML Minister also drops hints about election without Maoists (nn) [Elections without Maoist participation are meaningless for a solution of the crisis!!], Polls a must by mid-March: PM (kp) [???], Janjatis submit memo to UML demanding early polls (nn), Stick to PR system: NEFIN urges Prachanda (kp), Maoists to stick to PR election system (samn), UML, Maoists step up consultations (kp), What a vote on Maoist proposals means, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), JTMM-Goit abducts bank employee in Siraha (nn), JTMM-J cadres abduct 3 (kp), JTMM-J men murder youth (kp), Families of 48 people killed during Terai protests to get compensation (nn)

27/10/2007: Jwala Singh withdraws truce; one killed in Rautahat (nn), JTMM-J abducts 2 in Saptari (kp), Armed outfits continue to terrorise terai life (nn), Martin briefs UNSC on Nepal (samn), UNSC likely to extend UNMIN term (nn), UN urges prompt elections (kp), Prachanda, Nepal meet as deadlock persists (nn), ‘NC will vote against both proposals’: Top Maoists boycott NC tea party (kp), Prachanda, Bhattarai skip NC tea party (samn), Nepal Maoists snub Koirala ahead of house battle (wi), UML hosts tea party (nn), Denmark wants early polls for legitimacy (samn), CPA parties neglected commitment: Denmark (kp), Parties behind crisis; feel people (samn), PM, king visit Navadurga temple, by Kedar Ojha (kp), Yadav not satisfied with reservations in police (kp), Grim Dashain for bereaved families of Kotwada, by Rajendra Pratap Singh (kp), Hinduism effectively state religion in 'secular' Nepal (wi)

26/10/2007: Congress preparing to face voting on Maoist demands (nn), NC for House vote on problems (kp), Speaker, Prachanda hopeful of compromise (nn), PM discusses political crisis with diplomats (nn), PM consults Sherchan, Prakash, diplomats (kp), Poudel accuses CPN-UML of double standards (kp), Abducted boy safely returned to parents; JTMM abducts two in Saptari (nn), Tarai army commander drowns in Bagmati (kp), Beyond politics, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), VDC secy abducted from Siraha; two others abducted from Saptari (nn), PM travels to Durga temple in Bhaktapur; King follows suit (nn), NC hosts tea reception amid political deadlock; Maoists stay away (nn), Danish special envoy asks parties to abide by their commitments to peace process (nn)

25/10/2007: Govt yet to decide UNMIN extension (kp) [???], Nepal at crossroads: Ban Ki-moon (kp), PM Koirala continues with political parleys (nn), PM meets leaders, but stalemate persists (samn), Bid to break deadlock redoubled (kp), Sushil says NC can compromise no further (nn), MJF-Gupta faction throws its weight behind PR demand (nn), Shekhar sees no option for mixed election system (nn) [Yes, because else the overall dominance of male Tagadharis could be ended!!], Shun rigidity: Poudel tells Maoists (kp), Yadav urges tarai groups to talk (kp), Jwala’s men murder civilian in Bara (nn), NC youths beat up, injure 6 MPRF cadres (kp), Opt for a mixed electoral system, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp)

24/10/2007: Govt to communicate with UN to extend UNMIN term (nn), UN Secy Gen urges parties to agree on ‘future steps’ (nn), Ban Ki-moon urges Nepalese parties to agree on future steps (Associated Press of Pakistan), Parties resume consultations to end deadlock (nn), One shot dead in Sarlahi; another abducted in Saptari (nn), Home Ministry warns of action against flag-burners (nn), JTMM-J extends unilateral ceasefire (nn), Dashain blessings fail to break political impasse (kp), Maoists will rejoin govt once poll date is fixed: PM, by Bedraj Poudel (kp), No compromise on PR System: Gajurel (samn), Maoists may quit parliament, too (samn), Prachanda hopeful of an outlet before Oct 29 (nn), Strong action awaits road obstructors (kp), Guilty in Jajarkot incident to be punished, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp), Ban imposed on firecracker import (kp), Toilet-papering the 12-point 'treaty'?, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Counting the days of monarchy, bY Narayan Manandhar (kp), Nepal peace pact slides towards new abyss (wi), Parleys have yielded nothing: Nepal (samn), PM meets with Nepal; reiterates NC stance against PR system (nn)

23/10/2007: Parties engage in consultations to end political deadlock (nn), Minister Pokharel asks govt to ‘seriously reconsider’ Maoist demands (nn), Maoists threaten to quit parliament (samn), One killed, two injured in Sankhuwasabha firing (nn), Katawal dismisses rumours of military coup (nn), Time to amend statute now, say experts (samn), Nation's woes drowned in festivities (samn), Maoists may withdraw republican demand if there is agreement on PR system: Gajurel (nn)

22/10/2007: Clash between locals and APF men leaves dozen injured in Jajarkot (nn), Maoists are helping the palace: Poudel (nn), Maoists will quit parliament if demands not met, warns Bhattarai (nn)

21/10/2007: Prachanda, Nepal discuss possible solution to political crisis (nn), PM rules out Maoist return to government (Gulf Times), Nepal king calls for reconciliation (wi), My Vision for Nepal, by Khagendra Thapa (Scoop)

20/10/2007: NC ready for commitment proposal on republic, but against proportional system: Koirala (nn), Govt is a total failure, says Nepal (nn)

19/10/2007: Maoists will rejoin govt after Dashain: Sitaula (nn), ‘Maoists to return to govt after Dashain’, by Bedraj Poudel (kp), Form new govt to hold polls: MPRF (kp), MJF wants govt dissolved; announces stir (samn), Referendum not the solution (kp), Futile neutrality: Excessive timidity is eroding UNMIN’s credibility, by Siddhi Subedi (nt), Villagers displaced by war head home for dasain, by Rameswor Bohora (nt), Uncertain no more: Nepalis outside Nepal are ashamed about the state of Nepal, by Tanka Subba (nt), Tarai churning: Connecting the dots to make sense of madhesi politics is becoming much harder, by Prashant Jha (nt), “I stand with the revolution”, interview with Maoist leader Ram Bahadur Thapa (nt, originally in Nepal, 28 October), Talk talk (nt, originally in Naya Patrika, 14 October)

18/10/2007: Leaders, experts slam Maoist duplicity (kp), Peace accord in crisis: INHURED (kp), ‘Face challenges for lasting peace’ (kp), Lack of resources behind poor law and order: Sitaula (kp), CPN-M will rejoin Nepali gov't after Dashain festival (Xinhua), Mahara seeks backing for republic motion (samn), Nepal’s brain bank, by Aditya Man Shrestha (kp), Citizens devoid of sovereignty, by Prem Sharma (kp), India should desist Nepal from going republic, by Avantika Regmi (kp)

17/10/2007: Consensus still eludes: Special session adjourned 12 days, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Mulling military moves, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Yadav wants poll date fixed soon (samn), Army diffuses two bombs near Koteshwor (nn)

16/10/2007: Top leaders to meet in the morning (nn), Top leaders gather at Baluwatar (nn), Parties decide to prorogue House for two weeks (nn) [Tagadhari leaders, celebrate your Dasain and let the country die!!], Possibility of consensus has ended: Poudel (nn) [Without consensus no peace, without peace no future for Nepal, Mr Poudel! You abviously do not understand the seriousness of the situation!], Prachanda warns of confrontation (nn), Poll without Maoists, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), UML for republic via polls, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), OHCHR raises HR violations by Maoists (kp), Govt, Badis reach deal (kp), Rise of new authoritarianism, by Sarita Giri (kp), Nepal: Comrades’ politics of survival, by M. Rama Rao (Asian Tribune)

15/10/2007: PM vows to keep intact 7-party unity; parleys over deadlock continue (nn), CPN-UML bringing NC, Maoists closer (samn), Fallible effort (kp), ‘Poll deferral is a crime against the state’, interview with Daman Nath Dhungana (kp), Head, I win; tail, you lose, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), NEFIN revives demands (kp), Dalit leaders back PR system of election (samn)

14/10/2007: International community disappointed over repeated deferral of CA election: Pradhan (nn), CA polls must take place within B.S 2064: MK Nepal (nn),  Maoists' dilemma reason for crisis: UML (samn), Martin off to New York to brief UN top brass (nn), PM-Prachanda meeting fails (samn), PM keen to review CPA implementation (samn), Terai factions declare truce (samn), Poudel wants Kapilvastu rioters booked (samn)

13/10/2007: Maoists seek NRN support in favour of republic (nn), Mahara urges NRNs to favour republic (samn), Martin calls on PM, Speaker (nn), Chinese envoy meets PM (nn), Leaders intensify discussion to reach consensus (nn), Parties in meetings strain for consensus (kp), UML, NC hope alliance will end deadlock (samn), PM-Prachanda fail to resolve crisis (samn), ‘Fresh mandate best way to decide on monarchy’ (kp) [The people's mandate of April 2006 way absolutely clear; a new one is not needed! The party politicians have to implement this and hold CA elections immediately or they have to resign!!], Proclaiming republic undemocratic: Jhalanath (kp), Maoists constantly violating peace accord: NC (nn), 50 displaced families home bound for Dashain, by Molital Poudel (kp), Love's labor lost, by Bal Krishna Sharma (kp), Kapilvastu riot victims to get relief package worth Rs 20 million (nn)

12/10/2007: INSEC asks govt to invite UN rapporteurs (nn), Koirala, Prachanda discuss ways to end political deadlock (nn), NRN reps meet PM, Prachanda (nn), Efforts on to end imbroglio (kp), Battle royale casts gloom on Nepal's biggest festival (wi), Army planning a coup: Maoists (wi), India’s advice to parties: Take all crucial decisions after polls (nn) [But the excluded sections of society will then be excluded again and cannot take part in the decision process!!], Is CA election possible without Maoists? (samn), JTMM-J releases three abductees (nn), FLSC calls off banda for festivals (kp 12/10/2007), Leadership during crisis, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Missed opportunity, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), No election, no peace, no development: The people of Bajura make the connection, and blame politicians, by Naresh Newar (nt), “Give us food, we’ll give you votes”: A New Nepal should be one where Nepalis don’t go to bed hungry every night (nt), In the frontlines: It is much more dangerous for tarai reporters today than it was during ten years of conflict (nt), Senility and the saviour syndrome: What is KP Bhattarai afraid of?, by CK Lal (nt), Nepali ek haun: Forget about a new Nepal, just build us a better Nepal, by Vijay Lama (nt), Deadend nation: That’s what we’ll be if we are not proactive on the economy, by Artha Beed (nt), Poll vault (nt), Polarisation On The Cards: As republican debate heats up, politics gets poised for a new polarisation, by Narayan Karki Chhetri (sp), Arrogance of power: Constituent Assembly - Real or Farcical?, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Foreign Concern: Nepal’s foreign friends express concern over the postponement of CA polls (sp), Student organisations protest Gen. Menta’s comment (nn)

11/10/2007: CMPD asks parties to go for ‘democratic republicanism’ (nn), Abide by CWC decision: PM to partymen: Maoist demands violate interim statute, CPA: CWC, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp) [The legitimacy of the party politicians derives from the people's movement of April 2006. All parties have violated against the people's mandate!!!], SC denies registering writ against poll suspension (nn), Chure Samaj demands neutral govt (nn), Tarun Dal UK demands early elections (nn), Indian special envoy Sharan starts political parleys (nn), Saran says political impasse will end once poll date is fixed (nn) [?? The poll date was already fixed!!], Maoists wary about Shyam Saran's Nepal mission (wi), Maoist proposal won’t resolve deadlock: MK Nepal (nn), Maoists will continue raising demands: UML (kp), Street protest an option if demands not met: Badal (kp), EU envoys meet Maoist leadership (nn), UN firm to assist peace process: Martin (kp), Martin asks govt, Maoists to follow deal (samn), JTMM-J declares ceasefire (kp), 4 groups danger for peace, New Nepal: Pahadi (kp), Get tough (kp), Victory of unprincipled politics, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Recognizing the real milan-bindu, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp), Kishunjee’s arrow, by Surendra R Devkota (kp)

10/10/2007: Jhapa administration lifts curfew (nn), JTMM-G men kill VDC secy: JTMM-J abducts 4 (kp), JTMM-Jwala halts armed activities for 13 days (nn), Shyam Saran in Kathmandu to discuss possible solution to political deadlock (nn), Indian leaders back republic (kp), Delhi denies plan to send army to Nepal (Peninsula) [?? Do not make Napel another Sikkim!!], Entrepreneurs, professionals ask govt to set a new date for CA (nn), Set new poll date: PAPAD (kp), Security Council 'disappointed' by polls delay (nn), PM assures EU envoys for new CA polls date soon (nn) [This doen't mean anything either!], Fresh Nepal poll date not in a hurry: Koirala (wi) [No, please not in a hurry! The people have been waiting only for more than 56 years during which they have been cheated by kings and male Tagadhari leaders time and again!!], UML seeks PM's apology for poll deferral (samn), Current crisis is result of weak management of peace process: Martin (nn), NC decides to go against Maoists’ motion in parliament (nn), Session holds no promise to solve crisis (samn), Maoists register ‘republic motion’ at parliament secretariat (nn), ‘Failure at consensus may doom 7-party unity’, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (kp), 7-party unity may break: Prachanda (samn) [Which unity??], Referendum helps king: MPRF (kp), Nepal opposition to vote in favour of monarchy (wi), Royalists begin grouping in Nepal (Gulf Times), Pro-monarchists want Bhattarai to lead (kp) [?!!], Ojha team advises JC to fire Judge Khadka (nn), EU unveils plan to support human rights defenders in Nepal (nn), Highway obstructed five days: Hundreds stranded (kp), Clear the cloud (kp), Betrayed beyond belief, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Crisis of leadership, by Ranadhoj Limbu (kp), NHRC blames admn for Kapilvastu mayhem (samn)

09/10/2007: Maoists will quit alliance if consensus not reached on republic, PR system: Prachanda (nn), Referendum delusion (kp), Maoists threaten to topple Nepal government (wi), UML keeps all options open, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), UML wants 7-party alliance intact (samn), No compromise on party stance: NC members, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), PM says political deadlock will end in a few days (nn) [??], NC CWC members ask party leadership not to change stand (nn), RPP to stand against republic motion (nn), Interim govt seeks Koirala's resignation (samn), JTMM-Goit guns down VDC secretary in Bara (nn), Royalist leaders intensify parleys (nn), Bhattarai supports monarchy for ‘nationalism’ (kp) [The failure of the so-called party leaders does not excuse the total failure of monarchy! Monarchy is the historical reason for crisis and should not have any future!], Prachanda barred from visiting historic fort, by D R Panta (kp) [Another hint at gradual takeover by the army??], Dalits threatened for entering temple, by Shiv Puri (kp), Banda continues to paralyze east tarai (kp), Bandas boon for some (kp), ‘Do not obstruct public transport’ (kp), Political imbroglio, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), King's more property nationalized: govt (samn)

08/10/2007: Maoists suggest referendum on monarchy, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Maoists propose new fight against Nepal king (wi), Parties mull referendum on monarchy (nn), Govt makes further effort to nationalise royal properties (nn), BJP trying to save monarchy in Nepal: Prachanda (nn), Prachanda proposes plebiscite (samn), Poll delay puts APF in dilemma, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Banda in East: 1 protester dies in Jhapa police action, 37 arrested (kp), Curfews, general strikes shut down southeast Nepal (iht), Rangeli Bazaar tense after clash (kp), Dozens injured in clashes in Sunsari and Morang (nn), Curfew continues (kp), Civil society vows to defy strikes (kp), Entrepreneurs appeal to shun bandh (samn), Maoist dissidents reorganised (nn), Maoist-aligned teachers rally for republic (kp), MPRF wants PM to quit (kp), UML mounts pressure on PM to step down (samn), UML says govt’s leadership has proved a failure (nn), Let there be elections & there were, by Shayam KC (kp), Dealing with 5/10 depression, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Suspension of polls saddens Nepal’s poor (Peninsula)

07/10/2007: Ethnic groups seek PM resignation (nn), MJF wants PM to step down (samn), SPA leadership lost credibility: Leaders (kp), Govt has now lost legitimacy: RJP (nn), Ruling coalition partners call for Nepal PM's resignation (iht), Clamour grows in Nepal for PM's ouster (wi), Govt must go now: CPN-UML (samn), UML blames NC and Maoists for suspension of polls; seeks alternative to Koirala (nn), UML blames Girija, Maoists for poll fiasco (kp), UML to lose most from poll deferral (samn), Maoists to rally support for demands (kp), Nepal Maoists call stir to coerce government (wi), NC rules out republic proclamation (samn), PM Koirala starts political consultation with top leaders (nn), Poll suspension was a compulsion: Bijukchhe (nn), NEMA demands new polls date (nn), Polls delay saddens UN, UK, Carter Center (kp), Deferral disappoints UN secy general (samn), Protests in Nepal after polls delayed (Peninsula), MPRF for fresh stir (kp), 5 injured, property damaged: Factory workers, MPRF faction clash (kp), Curfew in Jhapa after clash (kp), Police arrest 30 curfew violators in Jhapa (nn), Biratnagar limps to normal, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Who’s smiling in Nepal? (Khaleej Times 07/10/2007)

06/10/2007: CA poll put off, no new date yet: PM summons parliament for Oct 11, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Poll put off; parties trade charges (samn), Nepal Coalition’s Dispute With Former Rebels Stalls Elections, by Somini Sengupta (Yew York Times), We were forced to cancel poll schedule: EC, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Unfortunate (kp), Civil society seeks change of govt (kp), Peace process: A bumby road ahead (samn), FNJ expresses severe objection over CA deferral (nn), Student leaders deplore poll delay (kp), UNSG disappointed at the suspension of the polls (nn), Carter Center disappointed with delay in poll (nn), US, EU, India, UN dismayed by poll suspension (kp), Poll deferral disappoints intl community (samn), Poll deferral draws flak (kp), Protests in Nepal as parties put off polls (wi), Nepal poll fiasco means another Indian failure (wi) [?], Prachanda proposed postponement: UML (kp), Speaker, PM discuss preparation for special session (nn), UNMIN chief meets Prachanda (nn), Maoists to renew dialogue with parties for republic (nn), MJF says it will not to abide by 22-pt pact anymore; announces fresh stir (nn), Bandas grip east tarai (kp), Curfew imposed in Biratnagar (nn), Curfew in Saptari (kp), NA scouring augurs coup: Maoist (kp), Catch-22 standoff, by Prakash Bom (kp), State sans statesmanship, by Prem Sharma (kp), A Nepali recipe for pessimism: Feuding politicians, an unpopular king and ex-militants (iht), Maoist muddle, by Prashant Jha (fl)

05/10/2007: CA poll: A mirage at last?, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Parties preparing to postpone polls (nn), Nepal polls likely to be postponed (wi), Poll process to be suspended (samn), Experts worried over possible deferral of polls (nn), Parties do the unthinkable; November election suspended (nn) [It's time for civil society to replace the unable, selfish and irresponsible party politicians in the national reconstruction provess!!], EC cancels election programmes (nn), Nepal government defers crucial polls (wi), Nepal poll vault comes crashing down (wi), Nepal's dreams crash as elections deferred again (wi), Nepal deadlock delays elections (BBC News), US, EU disappointed at suspension of polls (nn), Govt would lose legitimacy: experts (samn), UML stages protest against polls suspension (nn), Parties blame each other after polls suspension (kp), PM summons special parliament session on Oct 11 (nn), Nepal calls special session Oct 11 to fight fire (wi), Special House session may be marred by indecision (nn), JTMM-J murders youth in Sarlahi (nn), Curfew imposed in Saptari; bandh cripples life in East (nn), Tarai banda: Highways closed, vehicles vandalized (kp), Ill-conceived Madhesi flames, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), CPN (Maoist) vs SPA government, by Yadav Khanal (kp), Ending the season of unreason: There is no turning back to the days of dead certainty, by CK Lal (nt), Open border, closed minds: Blaming the border for the madhes crisis distracts attention from Nepal’s domestic political failure, by Prashant Jha (nt)

04/10/2007: Army enters NTV and Radio Nepal stations; media groups concerned (nn) [???], Be cautious of unruly forces: CoAS (kp) [Hints at a possible military coup??], Minister Nepal says army should be mobilised in seven districts (nn), Ruling parties would be held responsible if CA gets postponed: Nepal (nn), CEC urges parties to end poll deadlock (kp), Crucial seven-party meet underway in Baluwatar (nn), Seven-party meeting inconclusive (kp), Seven Party meeting ends inconclusively, parties start whispering about putting off polls (nn), EU stresses credible poll for lasting peace (kp), Martin meets Prachanda (nn), PLA bandh in Chitwan and Makwanpur called off (nn), ‘Maoist move was to derail polls’ (kp), Increasing impunity concerns leaders (kp), Arduous path to liberty, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Bankrupt of ideas or reaction formation!, by Shayam Chalise (kp)

03/10/2007: Nepal’s peace process at critical juncture: Carter Center (nn) Kapilvastu commission starts work (nn), Envoys advise against postponing CA election (nn), CEC urges parties not to postpone polls (nn), Parties intensify consultations to break deadlock (nn), 'Intermediary' sees little hope for country reaching a political consensus (nn), Baluwatar meet inconclusive; 'Deadlock may lead to election postponement' (nn), Strike hits eastern districts (nn), Govt panel agrees to look into Badis' demands (nn), Uphold rule of law, says EU; RPP-Nepal denounces YCL action (nn), Press attacks and beyond (kp), Will the peace process be jeopardized?, by Abhi Subedi (kp)

02/10/2007: Give opportunities to minorities: NHRC chief (nn), Anything less than proportional system not acceptable: Prachanda (nn), PM meets speaker, discuss calling special session of House (nn), Nepal PM calls parliament session to decide king's fate (wi), Four JTMM cadres nabbed (nn), PM serves stern warning to King (samn), Families of disappeared citizens demonstrate in front of Bhairabnath Battalion (nn), Maoists step up anti-poll activities (kp), Stick to schedule (kp), Crime and punishment: No time for a wishy-washy TRC, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp), State of anarchy, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp)

01/10/2007: Changing election system is not like changing a car, says an election commissioner (nn), PM reiterates his stand against PR system (nn), Maoists vow to continue protests (samn), Maoists stage demos, ring EC offices (kp), Maoists call off Oct 4-6 strike (kp), EC sets new dates for nominations (samn), EC extends nomination deadline by 5 days, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Security situation poor: House panel (samn), PM discusses security issues with army chief (nn), Police unveil capital blasts suspects (kp), Blast near Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu (nn), Riot victims in Kapilvastu continue their bandh (nn), City blasts: 13 involved, say cops (samn), Laws biased against women: study (samn), Statement by Richard Bennett, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal - Delivered at a media briefing at OHCHR-Nepal, Kathmandu (Relief Web), Concern over ‘repression’ of Indian origin people in Nepal, by Anand S. Raj (Khaleej Times)

30/09/2007: Gajurel says no election before their demands are met; Mahato threatens the same (nn), Alliance may break over poll system: Gajurel (kp), CPN (M) sticks to its demand for PR-based election system (nn), ‘New deal is just power sharing’ (kp), 'Polls may be deferred due to Maoists' (samn), Nepal poll schedule under revision to avert clashes (wi), Parties for extending poll deadline (samn), SPA to ask EC for 5 days more, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Parties agree to ask EC to postpone nomination date by five days (nn), EC extends nomination deadline (nn), Nepal's election timetable postponed (wi), Riot victims’ bandh hits normal life in Kapilvastu (nn), Kapilvastu hurts, by Hitesh karki (kp), Insurgency damaged Rs 80m in Kailali property, by Mohan Budaair (kp), Mahato pulls out of govt, to launch protest (kp), Mahato torches EC verdict copy (samn), PM approves Mahato’s resignation; NSP faction to move SC against EC decision (nn), 20 injured as locals, cops clash (kp), Rolpalis are left out, by Howard Roak (kp), Maoists acts helping regressive forces (samn), Maoists want Manisha's dad's property nationalised (wi), 4 men arrested in fatal Katmandu bomb blasts (iht), Four blast-accused presented before media (nn)

29/09/2007: ICG says Nepal's peace process is still fragile (nn), Maoists in no mood to file closed-list of candidate nomination on Sunday (nn), Maoists table House motion (samn), Maoists call House session (kp), SPA big guns meet, agree to disagree (samn), 7-party talks stuck over poll system (kp) [Definitely, Nepal would be better off without her male Tagadhari "elite"!!], Top three parties resume discussion for consensus (nn), Unity must for timely CA polls: Speaker (samn), EC recognizes NSP-Anandidevi faction (kp), Mahato to resign, will unleash agitation against EC decision (nn), Another Nepal minister quits, calls for protest (wi), Nepal minister arrested after resignation (wi), Police arrest Rajendra Mahato, three dozen others; all released now (nn), Normalcy returning to Kapilvastu, by Khim Ghale & Sanjay Panthi (kp), ‘Make public disappared people’ (kp), Nepali women less equal, by Sangeeta Rijal (kp), Madhes is our collective dream, by Shiva Rijal (kp)

28/09/2007: Deal or deadlock? Far from the misery of thousands of Kapilbastu refugees, leaders in Kathmandu are trying to hammer out a compromise for elections (nt), Carnage in Kapilbastu: Ominous Indication, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Kapilbastu Postmortem: Who killed Moid?, by JB Pun (nt), Kapilbastu diary: Senseless violence in the land of Buddha’s birth, by Aruna Uprety (nt), Punish Kapilvastu culprits: NHRC (kp), WFP, UNICEF to give relief to riot-hit (samn), OCHA Nepal Situation Report - Kapilvastu and Dang, humanitarian needs update 25 Sep 2007 (Relief Web) [see full report], Rayamajhi guilty can contest polls: SC (kp), Rayamajhi-indicted free to contest polls (samn), Bandh cripples life in eastern Terai (nn), Strike calls disrupt normal life in Nepal (wi), JTMM-Jwala kills civilian in Rautahat (nn), Limbuwan threatens fresh agitations (kp), Seven parties close to deal (kp), Nepal's ruling parties, ex-rebels to discuss political crisis (iht), Compromise now possible in Nepal peace process, by Sam Taylor (Daily Times), UML calls for immediate decision on Maoist demands (nn), Seven party meeting ends as leaders differ over PR election system (nn) [A PR election system would be the beginning of the end of male Tagadhari dominance; that's why!!], Nepal poll talks fail, Maoists begin republic bid (wi), Maoists register petition demanding special session of the House (nn), NC, UML, Maoists agree on republic (samn), Dhading closed to protest Maoist excesses, by Rajendra Pratap Shah (kp), Dozens hurt as cops, shopkeepers clash, by Shankar Kharel (kp), “A date has been set”, interview with James T Walsh, US Congressman (nt), Our identity crisis: Who are we, and why is Prashant Tamang our hero?, by CK Lal (nt), Nepal's Disorder: Who Is To Blame?, by Keshab Poudel (sp), CA election: Global Concerns (sp), Nepal politics: No more war, by Kunda Dixit (Deccan Herald)

27/09/2007: Police arrest 17 in connection with Kapilvastu violence (nn), Indian Muslims flee Nepal after Kapilavastu violence (wi), UML imposes bandh in Dhading protesting YCL attack (nn), UML calls off Dhading bandh (nn), Nepal ruling party calls strike ahead of poll meet (wi), PM intensifies political parleys; meets with Prachanda, Prakash and Nepal (nn), CEC wants parties to settle rows in two days (nn), Top leaders’ meeting inconclusive; next meeting Friday (nn), Nepali Cong takes Maoists head on (samn), Maoists fight shy of polls as support wanes (kp), Defeat Maoists ideologically: Nepal: Maoists grievously injure ANNFSU leader (kp, Rs 500 note without King's picture circulated (nn), CA polls a distant dream for far-western denizens, by Rajendra Nath (kp), Call for unity and harmony, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Maoists say army planning coup to save monarchy (Peninsula), SC says Rayamajhi Commission-accused can contest polls (nn) [???]

26/09/2007: PM hopeful of Maoists' return to the government; will meet with Prachanda today (nn), Mahara rules out possibility of returning to govt (nn), Police arrest four over Kathmandu blasts (nn), Kathmandu blasts: Breakthrough likely with four arrests (wi), WFP, UNICEF to provide relief to 5000 people displaced by communal violence (nn), ‘Address Tarai issues in time’ (kp), Kishunji severs his relation with Congress (nn) [It's a pity that this outstanding old politician sticks to the traditional Tagadhari understanding of national reconciliation and does not understand the necessity of an inclusive way of national reconsiliation!!!] (nn), Parties laud NC decision on republic (kp), Youths hold mini CA to voice own demands (kp), Divided nation & dwindling hope, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Prashant, ‘Prachanda-path’ and polls, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), What do Maoists want?, by Surendra R Devkota (kp), Political polarization begins, by N.P. Upadhyaya (tg), Prolonged political crisis can incite foreign interference, interview with Sushil Koirala (tg), Lazy compromises can quickly and effectively discredit the entire concept of compromise, by Thomas Meyer (tg), The citizenship act is simply a design to challenge the very independence of our country by our own leaders, interview with Chetendra Jung Himali, President Border Awareness Forum (tg)

25/09/2007: One more dead body found in Kapilvastu (nn), Civil society leaders want immediate rehab for displaced in Kapilvastu (nn), Victims narrate harrowing tales (kp), Kapilvastu limping back to normal: New CDO assumes office, curfew in 2 places still (kp), Thousands displaced by violence in southern Nepal, says rights group (iht), Big decisions likely in few days: Prachanda (kp), Maoists for change of guard in govt (samn), We’re at a turning point: Mahara (kp), NBA to exert pressure on parties for poll (kp), Stinking ‘save monarchy’ campaign, by Dakant Jayshi (kp), Alliance for Democracy & Human Rights in Nepal, by Prakash Bom (Global Politician)

24/09/2007: Rights situation not alright: NHRC (samn), Dr Bhattarai hints at sharp political polarisation; CPN (MLM) merges with CPN (M) (nn), Nepal Maoists steal march over biggest rival (wi), ‘Maoists will return to govt if there's new political agreement’ (nn), Maoists to call special House session (samn), 20 children missing in riot-torn Kapilvastu (nn), Kapilvastu riot victims recall horrors (samn), ‘5,000 displaced in Kapilvastu’ (kp), Kapilvastu CDO recalled (nn), Kapilvastu returning to normal (kp)

23/09/2007: Kapilvastu survivors shocked, devastated, by Amrita Anmol (kp), Home Minister responsible for all losses in Kapilvastu: Rights monitors (nn), Guilty security officers will be punished: Sitaula, by Amrita Anmol (kp), 20 injured in ANNFSU, ANNISU-R clashes (kp), ‘Be flexible toward Maoist demands’ (kp), Deuba for parleys on Maoists' demands (samn), Gurung trashes election as 'drama' (nn), 'No declaration of republic before poll' (samn), House commitment proposal on republic will not suffice for Maoists (nn), ‘Keep eight-party unity intact’ (kp), Maoists hindering CA poll: Gautam (kp), Maoists disrupt poll awareness gathering (samn), Conflict victims share stories of pain, by Mohan Budhair (kp), Govt to release Rs 3m for riot-hit (samn), Badis to protest again (kp), Two children injured as abandoned bomb explodes in Dang (nn)

22/09/2007: 150 vehicles wrecked: 3,000 displaced, 119 houses razed: NHRC (kp), NHRC report blames security forces (samn), OHCHR chief raps govt inaction (kp), Special security for violence-hit Kapilvastu (kp), Kapilvastu violence a conspiracy: Prachanda (kp), 34 suspects arrested: Lamahi sees respite, curfew intact in Tulsipur, by Sudarshan Rijal (kp), Nepalgunj braces against violence, by J. Pandey (kp), ‘Address Maoist demands soon’ (kp), NC leaders against proposal in House (kp),  Nepali Congress faction against republic (samn), No confidence vote in offing: Dev Gurung (kp), PM’s ouster? Another blunder!, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Deuba to persuade Maoists to rejoin govt (kp), Polls without Maoists meaningless: Deuba (samn), UN official appeals for political compromise (kp), Carter Centre expresses concern over Maoists' exit from Nepal Govt (wi), Republic motion may save EPA unity (samn), PFN out on hustings (kp), What ails the leadership?, by Kamal Sigdel (kp)

21/09/2007: Kapilvastu violence: 3 die in fresh clashes: Toll climbs to 28 (kp), Security tightened in south Nepal district where violence has killed at least 22 people (iht), Judicial panel to probe Kapilvastu violence (kp), Violence 'escalating' in southern Nepal (Relief Web), Kapilvastu mayhem (kp), While Butwal burned: There will be more Kapilbastus unless the parties act, by Prashant Jha (nt), Home Minister Sitaula in Kapilvastu to take stock of security situation; violence spreads to Dang (nn), Govt not sufficiently present in restive Kapilvastu: OHCHR (nn), Prachanda sees ‘deadly conspiracy’ behind Kapilvastu riots (nn), A truck carrying food aid torched; WFP warns it could jeopardise its operation (nn), Anger at Nepal food lorry attack (BBC News),, 'Janajatis readying for decisive stir' (samn), Withdraws strike: Limbuwan not to disrupt election, by Chetan Adhikari (kp), PM kowtowing to regressive forces: Dev (samn), EU urges CA poll on schedule (kp), Five politicians abducted in Terai region (Peninsula), 7 armed JTMM-J cadres arrested (kp), Only memories remain: Life can never be normal again for the families of the Kathmandu bomb victims, by Damber K Shrestha (nt), Victim of Kathmandu blast demands artificial limb, by Sangeeta Rijal (kp), The Myth of Sisyphus and CA, by Raghab D Pant (kp), Maoists quit the govt: Polls Uncertain, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Former rebels launch protests to oust king (Gulf Times), Nepal's Maoists under fire from key donors, by Sam Taylor (Relief Web), Who is not to blame?, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Under a cloud (tc), Election without Maoist participation will be meaningless, says Nidhi (nn), Sound and fury: Maoist walkout sends wake-up call to government (nt), Wake up, prime minister: A look at Kathmandu's antics from Kapilbastu, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt), Violence in a vacuum: Weak government is leading to an acceptance of violence, by CK Lal (nt), Building bridges in the madhes: “All we want here is peace and development so we can get on with our lives”, by Kunda Dixit (nt), Fix this first: The quota system for polls is fraught with problems, by Shrishti Jha (nt), Living in the past: Too many of our ageing politicians are out of touch, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt), Peace hiccup (nt), All in limbo (nt, originally in Rajdhani, 19 September), Eight parties should recommit to the path of peace, says Martin (nn), UNMIN chief urges political parties, civil society to work together for social harmony in Nepal (pd), Where Is Nepal Heading?, by Keshab Poudel (sp), US warns Maoists against trying to 'trash' elections; Senator Leahy also speaks out (nn), Carter Center's representative meets with Maoist leader Gajurel (nn), Mahara says Maoists in favour of eight party unity (nn), Declaring republic will resolve 98.5% problems of the country, claims Pokharel (nn)

20/09/2007: Kapilvastu Mayhem: Another 9 bodies recovered, more likely, by Sanjay Panthi & Nisha Bishwokarma (kp), Nepal riots spread, five more killed (wi), Death toll in Kapilvastu climbs to 28 (nn), Muslim leaders meet Koirala; demand security in riot-torn Kapilvastu (nn), Govt forms probe panel on Kapilvastu riots; 3 killed in fresh clash (nn), Civil society activists demand special task force to control unrest in Kapilbastu (nn), Two killed in Bara; five abducted in Rautahat (nn), Life in the east hit by strike (nn), Curfew imposed in Dang (nn), Eight-party unity to remain intact: Leaders agree to thrash out issues, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Japan, others concerned at Maoist pullout (kp), EU disappointed by Maoist decision (nn), Nine student organisations appeal for eight party unity (nn), Maoists' student wing, too, launches agitation (nn), Student bodies urge Maoists to withdraw protests (nn), Rank regression (kp), Jhapa tense due to strike (nn), EC urges SC to quash royalists' petitions (kp), Govt buys insurance for 256,000 CA polls staff (kp), HR bodies voice solidarity with Badis (kp), Maoists' social anxiety, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), UN stresses on political compromise (nn)

19/09/2007: Maoists quit govt, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), PM hopes for new consensus; parties begin internal discussions (nn), Leaders surprised by Maoist decision to quit govt (nn), Maoists' 22-point demands were legitimate, says Amik Sherchan (nn), Maoists want special session of parliament; mull ‘no-confidence motion’ against PM (nn), Maoist war and peace: A chronology (kp), Eight party meet begins in Baluwatar (nn), Eight parties agree to maintain unity (nn), India stresses on resolution through understanding (nn), 1 body recovered, curfew continues: Normalcy returns Kapilvastu (kp), Death toll in Kapilbastu climbs to 12 (nn), Death toll in Kapilbastu climbs to 17 (nn), MJF dissidents to restrict Yadav from entering Mahottari (nn), Banda hits Damak (kp), In the name of people?, by Subhadra Belbase (kp)

18/09/2007: Decision likely Tuesday: Government, Maoists consider compromise (kp), Interim constitution will be at risk if Maoists quit, says Poudel (nn), Crucial meeting begins in Baluwatar (nn), Maoists quit govt; announce protest movement (nn), Congress, UML leaders still hope to keep alive eight-party unity (nn), UNMIN urges parties to find a way out of current stalemate (nn), British minister disappointed with Maoist move (nn), EC hints fully proportional system is not possible; code of conduct comes into effect (nn), Taulihawa limps back to normalcy; death toll reaches four (nn), Three more die in Kapilvastu violence, by Nisha Bishwakarma & Amrita Anmol (kp), Khan's killing condemned (kp), Prolonged transition spawning armed groups (kp), Eight Terai districts classified as 'highly sensitive' (nn), Districts categorized for poll (kp), Bijukchhe claims India is searching for 'Lhendup Dorje' in Nepal (nn), Women face political violence too (kp), Perils of Maoist brinkmanship, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Q&A: Nepal's future (BBC News)

17/09/2007: Bus bombed in Bara, one killed; Home Ministry appeals for harmony (nn), Killing of anti-Maoist leader ignites violence, by Nisha Bishwakarma & Amrita Anmol (kp), OHCHR condemns killing in Kapilvastu, Repandehi (nn), Goodwill rally organised in Butwal; curfew lifted (nn), Poudel still optimistic that Maoists will come to understanding (nn), PM against announcing republic before polls (nn), Koirala ‘rejects’ Maoist demands for pre-election republic and PR-based election system (nn), ‘Eight-party meet to address Maoist demands’: NC for republic through CA: PM to UML chief (kp), Leaders accelerate discussion on Maoist demands (nn), Myopic strategy (kp), NSP-A proposes separate prime ministers as heads of 'regional parliaments' (nn), NSP-A meet okays 14-point proposal, by Sujit Mahat (kp), Maoists in rejection, by Dhruva Joshy (kp)

16/09/2007: Act responsibly: PM tells Maoists: Prachanda sets Sept 17 deadline to quit govt (kp), Prachanda urged to put off protests (samn), Civil society leaders demand 8-party meet (kp), ‘8-party unity a must till new constitution is framed’ (kp), Anarchy looms as Maoist-PM talks collapse (Gulf Times), New Maoist revolt looms in Nepal (Peninsula), Koirala, Nepal agree to hold 'immediate' eight-party meet over Maoist demands (nn), Tuesday’s mass meeting will declare revolt if demands not met: Bhattarai (kp), CA polls a must for madhesis: Mahato, by Sujit Mahat and Shankar Acharya (kp), MJF making overtures for cooperation with NC (nn), Home secy vows to tighten security from Sep 18 (nn), EC to enforce code of conduct from Sept 18 (kp), JTMM-G cadres torch former minister Matrika’s vehicle (nn), Indefinite curfew imposed in Butwal and Taulihawa; APF man killed (nn), Curfew in Butwal and Taulihawa; two killed; situation tense (update) (nn), Politician, policeman killed in southern Nepal; authorities impose curfew (iht), Maoist roundtable put off yet again (nn), Cops campaign for CA polls, by Damodar Neupane (kp), Styling the stile that turns for all, by Baburam Neupane (kp), Religious dogmatism and monarchy, by Udbodh Bhandari (kp), Sushil blames monarchy for instability (samn) [You obviously did not consult K.P. and Sujata before you claimed this!], Maoists bargaining for CA seats: Mahat (samn)

15/09/2007: Maoist roundtable conference Monday (nn), Maoists struggle to reschedule roundtable (kp), Maoists cannot run away from election, says PM Koirala (nn), Maoist-PM talks fail, anarchy looms in Nepal, by Sudeshna Sarkar (Hindustan Times), Prachanda discusses 22-pt demand with Koirala, MK Nepal (nn), Britain supports November poll in Nepal (wi), CPN-M leader stresses role of international community in Nepali peace process (pd), World mounts pressure on Nepal for timely polls (wi), Leaders surprised at PM's remark (samn), Leaders confusing people: lawmakers (samn), New fears for Nepal future, by Surendra Phuyal (Daily Times)

14/09/2007: Yadav hits back at Maoist attempt to sow divide in MJF (nn), Maoists trying to split MJF: Yadav (samn), Parties are in election mood, we are in agitation mood, says Badal (nn), Govt, Chure-Bhavar reach accord (kp), Maoists defer round table meet (samn), Maoist ‘roundtable’ a fiasco, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Maoist conundrum, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), ‘Security sound for CA election’, by J Pandey & Janak Nepal (kp), Security forces alone can’t ensure polls (samn), The party of incumbency, by R D Pant (kp), Fighting for free & fair franchise, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), New fears for Nepal future, by Surendra Phuyal (BBC News), Calling all moderates: Madhesi extremists must not be given free rein, by Prashant Jha (nt), “The Art Of Leadership Is The Art Of Compromise”, interview with Peter Russell (sp), Prachanda says efforts are on for eight-party consensus (nn), Rising Tempo: The Maoist leaders have stepped up their pressure by threatening to quit cabinet and unleash new 'revolution', by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), PLA's movement is serious violation of agreement, says UNMIN (nn), Ex-Maoists call four-day closure to prevent polls (Peninsula), JTMM-Jwala also vows to disrupt CA election (nn)

13/09/2007: Maoists' roundtable meet suspended (nn), After crown prince, malady stalks Nepal's Maoist chief (wi), Speaker Nemwang meets Sitaula, Mahara; stresses on eight-party unity (nn), Maoist demands to be addressed in a day or two: Speaker (kp), Announcing republic before polls not a legitimate choice: Bijukchhe (nn), Talks with Tharu body end inconclusively (kp), Govt, Chure-Bhawar Samaj resume talks (nn), Government signs 9-point pact with Chure Bhawar (nn), Poll on Nov 22 at any cost: PM (kp), Upendra lambasts Maoist ‘duplicity’ (kp), Jwala's men kill one in Janakpur (nn), ‘Use force against tarai criminal activity’ (kp), Talk with India stressed to curtail tarai violence (kp), ‘We’re ready for polls, parties aren’t’, by Madhav Ghimire (kp), Political cynicism, by Sudeep Acharya (kp), Democracy in disarray, by Hari Bansha Dulal & Stefano Foa (kp), CA polls, republic and federalism, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Democratic Intervention in Nepal, by Arjun Bishta (Global Politician), Intransigent Reactionaries In Nepal, by Prakash Bom (Global Politician), Nepal's Maoists: Running out of issues (Relief Web)

12/09/2007: Maoists to hold roundtable with around dozen organisations (nn), PM Koirala says he is unaware about govt-NFIN agreement (nn) [Another case of senility or simply dishonesty??], Govt-Tharu Morcha talks inconclusive (nn), Badi women stage sit-in in front of PM’s residence (nn), JTMM-Goit vows to disrupt CA polls (nn), Situation most favorable for republicans: UML chief (kp), ‘CA poll candidates can be picked from sexual minorities’ (kp), Nepal could piece together peace, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Nepal’s impasse (Khaleej Times), Alliance warns of ‘guerrilla war’ within seven days (Gulf Times), Speaker Nemwang for immediate dialogue on Maoist demands (nn)

11/09/2007: Maoist to hold roundtable conference; prepare to walk out of govt (nn), We may pull out of govt: Prachanda (kp), No November polls unless monarchy abolished: Prachanda (wi), Sitaula talks with Maoist ministers on 22-pt demands (nn), Maoists having defeatist mentality: MK Nepal (nn), Committee to monitor accord compliance (kp), Interim parliament itself a roundtable conference: Poudel, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp), Congress leaders dismiss Kishunji's views as outdated (nn), Ramblings (kp), Hindu groups announce ‘guerrilla war’ (Peninsula), ‘No women fit to contest CA poll?’ Says who? (kp), Madhesi women gear up for CA poll (kp), Parties, civil society upbeat about CA poll, by Sujit Mahat (kp), Vocabulary of our leaders, by Avantika Regmi (kp), TRC, fear and expectation, by Keshab Sigdel (kp), Jwala's men murder schoolteacher in Siraha (nn)

10/09/2007: Maoists step up pressure by warning to quit the govt in a week (nn), Maoists mull quitting government (samn), Prachanda says Maoists are committed to polls (nn), ‘Maoists scared to face poll’ (kp), MK Nepal remonstrates Kishunji's call to save monarchy (nn), K.P Bhattarai visits Crown Prince Paras at hospital; says King must support democracy (nn) [?? Obviously a case of senility!], Janakpur remains shut for 4th straight day (nn), Army chief briefs PM on security scene (samn), Army offers help for CA poll (kp), Parties intensify CA poll campaign in west (kp)

09/09/2007: Prachanda warns of ‘decisive movement’ from next week if 22 demands not met (nn), Be ready for revolt: Prachanda to cadres (samn), Nov poll more uncertain: Prachanda (kp), MK Nepal urges Maoists to drop demands; says polls can't be put off any more (nn), Maoists asked to let CA decide on king (samn), PM meets security heads; says last week's blasts put question mark on their credibility (nn), Rana roots for timely polls (nn), PM urges coordination among ministries for poll (kp), Gita becomes election manifesto: Pro-Hindu parties unite for monarchy, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp) [Long live royal autocracy and the overall dominance of male Thagadhari!!], Pro-Hindu Nepali parties unite for monarchy (pd), Autonomy, federalism only after poll: Speaker, by Pradeep Meyangbo (kp), 15 injured in DJP-cops clash (kp), Legitimizing terrorism, by Pritam S Rana (kp), Terai suffers shutdown while Nepal leaders feud (wi), Separate strikes cripple life in Eastern Terai (nn), Janayatra flagged off from three districts (nn)

08/09/2007: Preliminary report (kp), Blast in Birgunj (nn), 8 parties can share poll platform: Sitaula, by Kulchandra Neupane and Prem Nepali (kp), Missing Nov poll will invite war: Acharya (kp), ‘Intensify poll-oriented activities’ (kp), Leaders ask Maoists to be sincere to CA (samn), Being honest about people, by Prabodh Devkota (kp), Prachanda says election still uncertain (nn)

07/09/2007: Unidentified group plant bombs in school (nn), After Kathmandu blasts, bomb found in Nepal school (wi), Communist leaders discuss republican model (nn), Sitaula says struggle between monarchy and democracy at final stages (nn), Historic move (kp), NC can never go republican: Sujata (samn) [??], JTMM-J commander held for VDC secy's murder (nn), Badis picket ministerial residence in Pulchowk, organising sit-in protests (nn), In a state of fear: Some powerful forces don’t want elections, by CK Lal (nt), Blasts ‘politically motivated’: Police (kp), Cops issue sketch of blast suspect (samn), Army planning coup: Maoist leader (samn), Not in our name: Madhesis are sickened by the bombings claimed by a previously unknown tarai group, by Rameswor Bohora, Chandra Kishor and Ajit Tiwari (nt), '21 out of 27 central members support Yadav': MPRF expels Biswas, three others (kp), Almost total impunity in Nepal: OHCHR (kp), ‘Where are my two sons?’, by Kamal Panthi (kp), Justice in the balance: Is Nepal ready for a truth and reconciliation commission?, by Navin Singh Khadka (nt), Black list (nt), Bar corrupt from contesting CA poll: TI (kp), Elections to constituent assembly, by Prakash A.Raj (kp), Some past the post: The parties still haven’t understood that the winner can’t take all, by Jainendra Jeevan (nt), Polls apart (nt), Learning from Northern Ireland (nt), A missed opportunity: The MJF’s deal with the government is not all its cracked up to be (nt), by Prashant Jha, “They’re immature”, MJF leader Upendra Yadav defends the deal in a conversation with Prashant Jha (nt), “He’s a traitor”, interview with Kishore Biswas who now leads the dissident faction of the party (nt), MJF to unite with like-minded parties (samn), Immediate Hiccups:
As the deal has come under fire from some sections of both the government and MJF side, the celebrations could be premature
, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Jai Nepal: Being compulsively optimistic about Nepal, by Maura Moynihan (nt), Maoists' integration in National Army, by Arjun Bista (Scoop), NA to support APF during polls (nn), FAST Update Nepal: Trends in conflict and cooperation Jul - Aug 2007 (Relief Web), New Nepal Regressive Results Under Progressive Banner, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Terror Returns: After one and a half year of relative calm, terror seems to have returned to Kathmandu, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), "In A Diverse Country Like Nepal, The Federalism With Centralized Mind May Be Suitable", interview with Abhishek Singhvi (sp), CA Election - A process of making people sovereign, by Govinda Raj Joshi (sp 07/09/2007)

06/09/2007: Decides to go for federal democratic republic: Nepali Congress takes a leap (kp), Congress opts for republican setup (samn), Nepal King loses his biggest prop (wi), Nepali Congress is now a pro-republic party: Situala (nn), MJF-dissidents spat deepens, stand for and against election (nn), MPRF central meeting begins (kp), MJF on election mood (nn), Serious conspiracies on to disrupt CA: Bhattarai (nn), Polls not possible in Nov: Bhattarai, by Amrita Anmol (kp), Polls preparations ill-timed: Bhattarai (samn), Nepal to seek world support for polls (samn), EU Heads of mission condemns 9/2 bomb blast, urges govt to act tough (nn), Another student dies of blast injuries (kp), Limbuwan, Khumbuwan ready for talks (kp), Nepali identity and Prashant Tamang, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Misunderstanding TRC, by Trilochan Upreti (kp), OHCHR chief concerned over impunity (nn), Army refutes allegations of involvement in 9/2 blasts (nn), Police suspect political causes behind Sunday's blasts (nn)

05/09/2007: Blast toll reaches three (nn), Cops find 'lead' on blasts in capital (samn), Several arrests over Nepal blasts (BBC News), Tarai Elam leader among 5 held (kp), MJF takes out 'victory rally' in Birgunj (nn), We aren’t against CA polls: MMT, by Jitendra Khadga (kp), PLA demands benefits at par with Nepali Army (nn), Absent from Prasuti Griha function: King marks Krishna Ashtami inside palace: PM visits Krishna Mandir (kp), PM to clarify on republic soon (samn), Don’t take CA poll as zero-sum game: Sitaula (nn), Gaura Parba starts with CA campaign, by Mohan Budhaair (kp), Questions on federalism, by Yubaraj Sangroula (kp), Maoists will be out of govt by Sept 18 if republic is not announced, says Ananta (nn), NC Mahasamiti to decide on republic; NC-D wants unification as per ‘previous understanding’ (nn)

04/09/2007: Woman killed in blast identified, 2 still critical (kp), Cowardice act (kp), ‘Blasts brutal, cowardly, inhuman’: Govt firm on timely election (kp), Rights groups, parties condemn blasts (kp), Terai outfits own up serial blasts (samn), Royalists behind blasts: Mahara (samn), UML believes criminal elements were behind Sunday blasts (nn), Terai leaders deny Nepal blast claims (Peninsula), Report on 9/2 bomb blasts by evening: Sitaula (nn), Security checks resume in highways (nn), Dozens held over Sunday blasts (kp), Nepal police detain 8 for questioning over weekend explosions in capital (iht), Upendra Yadav urges people to join election campaign (nn), Yadav calls on Madhesis to make CA poll a success (kp), Prachanda directs Maoist students for protests ahead of polls (nn), Prachanda urges Indian help for poll (kp), Maoist deputy commanders submit 6-point memo to PM Koirala (nn), House starts monitoring situation for poll (kp), Don't shy away from poll: Civil society (kp), MP offers free education, food, to badi girls (kp), Possibility of army mobilisation can’t be ruled out, says Minister (nn), Nepal facing many human rights challenges: Bennett (nn), JTMM dissidents ‘expel’ Goit (nn)

03/09/2007: 2 killed, 19 injured: Nepal People’s Army, Tarai Army claim responsibility: Triple blasts rock Kathmandu, by Sangeeta Rijal (kp), Blasts rock capital, two killed (samn), Govt, parties all suspect blasts are aimed at disrupting the polls (nn), PM, Home Minister discuss Sunday's blasts (nn), Cabinet meeting denounces city blasts; assures free treatment to injured people (nn), UN envoy speaks out against attacks in Nepalese capital (Scoop), Terai leaders deny Kathmandu blast claims (wi), Civil society reps describe Sunday blasts as premeditated crime (nn), Protests erupt in Kathmandu after serial blasts (wi), Do not suspend polls in the face of blasts, says UML general secy (nn), Vehicle security checks in Katmandu after 3 bombs kill 2, wound 13 (iht), Police make around half a dozen arrests related with Sunday's triple blasts (nn), Terai groups claim hand in Kathmandu blasts (wi), Obscure Groups Claim Responsibility for Nepal Bombings, by Steve Herman (Voice of America), MJF dissidents dump Upendra Yadav (nn), MPRF ‘ousts’ Chairman Yadav (kp), MJF faction ‘suspends’ Yadav (samn), JTMM-G ‘sacks’ Goit (kp), Goit threatens action against employees (samn), Maoists may break 12-point pact: Gurung (samn), Maoists want to deploy PLA for CA election (kp), Poll security (kp), Parties up CA polls campaign in districts (kp), ‘Politicians are undermining the nation’, interview with Surya Prasad Subedi (kp), Consequences of deferring CA polls!, by Narayan Khadka (kp), A good start must be sustained, by Shyam KC (kp), Nepal Government Immunizes Massacre Leaders: A Serious Blow to Human Rights Ideal, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop), Government urged to do more to curb small arms (Relief Web), New OHCHR-Nepal chief arriving Tuesday (nn)

02/09/2007: Three simultaneous blasts rock the capital city (nn), Series of explosions in Kathmandu, at least one feared dead, over a dozen injured (ek), Thirteen injured in Nepal blasts (BBC News), 4 bombs kill 1, injure 13 around Nepalese capital (iht), At least 13 injured as series of blasts rip through Kathmandu (Monster and Critics), Home Ministry suspects blasts aimed at disrupting the polls; Maoists also smell conspiracy (nn), Ethnic bodies suspend talks with government (nn), FDNF suspends talks with govt (samn), STRMM ready for talks, calls off strike (kp), Govt unveils poll security plan (kp), 138,202 security persons for CA polls (samn), Agreement targets Maoists: Prachanda: Prachanda’s objection meaningless: Poudel (kp), ‘Anti-CA, regressive forces opposing deal’ (kp), Maoist students call Kathmandu shutdown (wi), PM vows to hold CA polls on Nov 22 (samn), ‘Nov 22 poll primary goal’ (kp), CA polls must to end monarchy: CPN-UML (samn), Maoists return seized lands of 23 persons, by Biplav Maharjan (kp), A for awareness, by Shreeya Shakya (kp), Move to seal Nepal borders, by Nishit Dholabhai (tc), India to step up security in the border ahead of polls (nn), Govt-MJF deal was signed after consensus among parties: Poudel (kp)

01/09/2007: Prachanda says Maoists will take part in CA; Dr. Bhattarai wants 22-points addressed first (nn), Prachanda censures Govt-MPRF deal (kp), Maoists wage war on Tarai pact (samn), Upendra Yadav rebuffs CPN-M reaction on MJF-govt deal (nn), Madhesi deal (kp), 2 children killed in bomb attack, by Dev Narayan Shah (kp), Armed men shoot dead 2, kidnap 1 (kp), Rights activists question NHRC recommendations (kp), Parties ‘clearing decks’ for CA polls (kp), People's common agenda, by Yadav Khanal (kp)

31/08/2007: Govt, MPRF strike 22-point deal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Govt, MJF ink deal on Terai crisis (samn), Ethnic pact brings partial peace in Nepal's Terai (wi), Prachanda sees conspiracy behind govt-MJF agreement (nn), MPs suggest mobilizing army, PLA for election (kp), Govt to deploy 1.1 lakh cops for polls (samn), Poll atmosphere lacking in Tarai: Martin (samn), Cops shoot JTMM-J commander dead (kp), Two kids killed in bomb explosion in Siraha (nn), Giri new CJ, NHRC gets chief and commissioners (kp), OHCHR wants panel on missing people (samn), ‘SC order on disappearance ignored’ (kp), Nepal Government Silent Over Hundreds of Disappearances, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop), Who gains by postponing CA polls, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Peace process and India, by Prakash A Raj (kp), Agenda for CA polls, by Prakash Bom (kp), CA election: doubts persist, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Nepal still unsafe, says UN team (Peninsula), Haunted By The Shadow Of the Past: Though the characters are different, Nepal's history of power struggle has repeated again, by Keshab Poudel (sp), UML will bring the NC and the Maoists to progressive mainstream, says Gautam (nn)

30/08/2007: Govt-MJF reach 22-pt agreement; MJF withdraws protests (nn), Govt, ethnic groups talks on Sunday (samn), Whereabouts of more than 1,000 people still unknown (nn) [Goverment and Eight Party Alliance are not interested in investigating the crimes of security forces and Maoists!], Kin of 1042 disappeared still in lurch (kp), No info on 1,042 missing persons: ICRC (samn), UK, Advocacy Forum demand truth about disappearances (kp), Inter-party cooperation vital for security: UN (kp), ANFREL hopes security will improve before polls (nn), JTMM commander killed in police firing (nn), Nepal lawyer gets death threats for torture diary (wi), AI demands lawyer’s safety (kp), No change in security front: UN (samn), Prachanda distorted himself!, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Politics, hypocrisy and nationality, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Let us materialize people's aspiration, by Amit Pyakurel (kp), Maoist leader accuses UML of being against ‘leftist unity’ (nn), Additional 30,000 security men required for election security: Home Minister (nn)

29/08/2007: No single basis for federalism: UML (kp), MJF stresses on federalism with autonomous provinces (nn), No protests please, PM to MPRF (kp), MJF demands to be met after polls: PM (samn), STRMM banda continues in Dang (kp), CMDP urges Maoists for Nov 22 poll (kp), Gear up for CA poll: Prachanda to his MPs (nn), Mainstreaming Maoists, the ballots way (kp), by Surendra Phuyal, Parties out on the hustings (kp), Dalits, Badis gherao PM’s residence (samn), Badi plight (kp), To vote or not to vote?, by Bijay Kumar Rauniyar (kp), Royal cash transferred to UK bank (samn), Where is the money of Nepal's slain royal family? (wi), 9 JTMM cadres, 7 Maoists arrested in Siraha; Jwala’s men abduct VDC secy (nn), Jwala Singh goes crazy, govt. may resort to army option, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), Nepal cannot be simply compared with so-called failed states like Somalia, Sudan and Afghanistan, interview with Menka Rajbhandari Shrestha (tg), UN team says security situation hasn’t improved; urges firm commitment to timely polls (nn), Rights group calls for prompt action on involuntary disappearances (nn)

28/08/2007: USIP cites multiple challenges ahead of the polls (nn) [see report by Karon Cochran-Budhathoki and Colette Rausch], Dalits, Badis continue protests: Over 50 arrested, freed (kp), Home Ministry takes a strong exception to Dr. Bhattarai's comments (nn), 22-pt demand helps timely election: Prachanda (nn), PM urges MJF to withdraw all protest programmes (nn), Maoist victims stage sit-in (kp), CA poll must on Nov 22: PFN (kp), Bandas disrupt life (kp), Landless squatters suspend strike for two days (nn), Parties start internal exercise to devise election strategies (nn), Nepal Becoming Lawless State, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop), Narayanhiti may one day become a ‘presidential palace’ (nn)

27/08/2007: Speaker accelerates political discussions (nn), Dalits, Badis continue protest; over 50 arrested (nn), Three ethnic fronts join hands for CA (nn), 4 STRMM cadres held: Dozen motorbikes vandalized, by Mohan Budhaair (kp), Eastern Terai sees no respite from bandh (nn), Media distorted statement: Prachanda (kp), Nobody can prevent CA poll: Mahara (kp), Exposed! (kp), Are the Maoist's trying to prolong their fading legacy in Nepal?, by Bhuwan Thapaliya (Global Politician), Heads I win, tails you lose, by Shyam KC (kp), Five more palaces to be nationalized (kp), RPP chief asks govt to maintain transparency in nationalising royal property (nn), EC seeks security assurance for polls (kp), Ex-royal officials move SC over ban (kp), ‘Let Narayanhiti be presidential palace’, interview with Prithvi Subba Gurung (kp), UNMIN chief stresses media role in voters education in Nepal (pd), Foreseeing the Face of 'New Nepal', by Amit Pyakurel (Global Politician), NSU-Democratic leader calls Koirala, Prachanda as main obstacles to polls (nn)

26/08/2007: Panel decides to nationalise five more palaces, eight jungles owned by King (nn), ‘Maoist plight no excuse for poll deferral’ (kp), Mahara 'contradicts' Prachanda, says election will be held on time (nn), Prachanda insists media distorted his views on election (nn), Maoists won’t run away from CA poll: Nepal (kp), Face CA election, Nepal tells Prachanda (samn), NC, UML against election deferral (samn), CA poll must not be deferred: Leaders (kp), Students blast deferral idea (kp), 'Maoist struggle mere political gimmick (samn), We can walk out of government anytime, says Dr. Bhattarai (nn), Govt, Limbuwan talks Aug 29, by Pradeep Meyangbo (kp), Partial effect of bandh in Terai; Squatters' agitation blocks highway in Far West (nn), Landmine victims seek ban, by Baburam Kharel (kp), Landmines continue to kill people in Nepal (Relief Web), JTMM-J demands Rs 200,000 from Yadav (kp), MMT cadres vandalize dozen vehicles in Sunsari (nn), Former royalist ministers challenge CA Election Act at Supreme Court (nn)

25/08/2007: Maoists for postponing CA polls (kp), Maoists for CA polls postponement (samn), 'Backstabbed' Maoists want Nepal polls deferred (wi), Maoist leader denies seeking poll postponement (wi), Prachanda's poll remark stirs hornet's nest; leaders decry Maoists for sowing doubts (nn), UML launches election campaign; Nepal urges Maoists not to shy away from polls (nn), PM pledges to hold CA polls in writing (samn), ‘Integrating Maoists in national army problematic’, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), MPRF to hit streets, by Shankar Acharya (kp), JTMM-J death threat shuts bank (kp), National treasures (kp), Nuwakot palace nationalized twice (kp), In search of victim justice, by Prakash Gnyawali (kp), Vehicles for peace-building, by Madhu P Regmi (kp), Nepal: Constituent Assembly Election Hangs On The Razor’s Edge, by Bhuwan Thapaliya (Global Politician)

24/08/2007: Govt nationalizes Narayanhiti: Six other palaces included, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), King’s palaces nationalised (samn), Nepal king loses palace, property (wi), Nepal's government nationalizes the king's royal palaces (iht), Nepal takes over ownership of king's palaces, by Gopal Sharma (Reuters), King Gyanendra's family 'shifts' to Nagarjun palace (nn), King of Nepal moves out of nationalized palace (pd), Govt did not address Madhes movement: MPRF (kp), MJF divided over CA election (nn), MJF gives ultimatum till August 31 (nn), MJF warns of fresh revolt in Terai (samn), PM, CEC try to allay doubts over election (nn), No legitimacy without poll, EU tells Madhav (kp), Maoist-UML unity would solve all problems, claims Dr Bhattarai (nn), Maoist-UML unity would solve all problems, claims Bhattarai; Nepal stresses 8-party unity (nn), Parties yet to go to villages: Martin (samn), ‘Don’t penalize army for work under old setup’ (kp) [But 2005 was 15 years after the abolishment of the old setup!?!], HRW, ICJ rap TRC draft bill (kp), No truth, some reconciliation: Warring sides in government are trying to forgive themselves for atrocities (nt), Undervalued grief (nt), “Justice is a pre-requisite for peace”, interview with Yasmin Sooka, commissioner in the post-apartheid South African Truth Commission (nt), United oppressed group supports Badi community (kp), Building peace, by Aruna Joshi (kp), Security management for CA polls, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Closed for business? Election-related political action mustn’t destroy tourism, by Naresh Newar (nt), Hindu righteousness: Not this king, but India’s religious right still wants the monarchy, by Prashant Jha (nt), Disrupt polls to have polls: War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength, by CK Lal (nt), Yes, yes, yes: Say no to another poll postponement, by Raghu Pant (nt), Necessity is the mother of innovation, by Artha Beed (nt), ‘India’s grand design’, interview with Pushpa Kamal Dahal (nt, originally in Nepal, 19 August), Emerging Pressure Groups, by Keshab Poudel (sp), “Nobody Can Override Sovereign Rights Of Citizens”, interview with KB Gurung, Nepali Congress general secretary (sp) [.. but all political forces, including the NC, do!], Troubled Waters, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Prachanda proposes putting off CA polls again (nn)

23/08/2007: Banda affects valley and beyond (kp), Seven royal palaces to come under govt ownership (nn), NA withdraws portraits of King and Queen (nn), Nepal nationalises royal palaces (BBC News), NA starts removing photos, slogans of king (kp), NA will never challenge political and state authority, says Gen Katawal (nn), US trying to save monarchy, India trying to take advantage from Nepal’s situation: CPN-UML (nn), Speaker meets Prachanda (nn), Maoist programmes terrorising people: Sitaula (nn), Madhesi Tigers target vehicles on second-day of terai bandh (nn), MPRF central meet kicks off, by Shankar Acharya (kp), MJF warns of fresh stir (nn), Suspended monarchy and CA polls, by Prakash Bom (kp), 'Landmines being defused nationwide' (samn), Truth commission bill disregards victims' rights: Draft Bill Fails to Meet International Human Rights Standards (Human Rights Watch), TRC Bill is seriously flawed: ICJ, HRW (nn), UNMIN chief urges political efforts to create election climate (nn)

22/08/2007: Bandh affects life in the capital (nn), Minority groups lead strike in Nepal's capital in fight for more rights (iht) [All groups in Nepal are minority groups, including the dominating elite of male Tagadhari!!], Kathmandu valley paralysed as Buddhists, Dalits go on warpath (wi), Violence in Kathmandu in continuing ethnic upsurge (kp), Badi women stage protest in front of Singha Durbar (nn), Maoists shut down central Nepal, bandits do so in Terai (wi), Madhes also under the grips of bandh (nn), Nepal's royal government tried to frame top politicians: Reports (Monster and Critics), Sharma sees little possibility of free and fair election (nn) [... says the staunch supporter of autocratic monarchy!], MJF central committee meet starts in Birgunj (nn), Govt-MPRF talks hit snag (kp), Ilam tense after teen’s death (kp), CA poll in 92 days, parties not ready, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Campaigning for CA polls in districts (kp), Maoists face flak left, right and center (kp), Maoist desperation (kp), Goodwill assembly vows to keep communal harmony intact, by Aman Koirala (kp), Crisis of nation-building, by C D Bhatta (kp), Peace please, by Prerana Marasini (kp), PM commends NA role in safeguarding nation's independence (nn)

21/08/2007: Royal property to be nationalized in 15 days, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Govt-MJF talks resume (nn), Govt-MJF meet inconclusive; MJF likely to quit talks process (nn), Dolakha CDO transferred (nn), Maoist U-turns on poll pre-conditions continue (kp), Parties worried by Maoist move (nn), EC announces poll schedule (samn), Home ministry gears up for CA election security (nn), Pascoe hails progress in polls preparedness (nn) [?], Gathering momentum (kp), Activists out on hustings: Districts gear up for CA polls (kp), Local leaders say no to bandas (kp), Financial accountability in public sector, by Bhanu Prasad Acharya (kp), Govt decides to disclose report of Ojha Commission (nn)

20/08/2007: People deprived of service as VDC secys are on strike (nn), Madheshi women for holding CA election on time (nn), Hold poll on scheduled date: Madhesi women, by Binod Tripathi (kp) [But ladies, this is in contradiction to the decision of the male Tarai god, Mr Jwala Singh!!], Police arrest two JTMM-J cadres with arms (nn), Eight parties hold discussion to end deadlock (nn), PM takes initiative for talks with MPRF, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), MJF gives govt August 22 deadline (samn), MJF enraged over election schedule (nn), ‘Security good to hold Nov polls’ (kp) [??], All going well for CA polls: UN (samn) [??], Ruling parties deviated from janaanodlan mandate: RPP (kp), ‘Politicians must launch civic education campaign’, interview with Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokharel (kp), Nepal education strike off, fresh protests in Terai (wi), Govt forms committee to nationalise King’s property (nn), Panel formed to nationalize Nepali late king's property (Xinhua), Prachanda sets 22-pt condition, warns of 'people’s movement' (nn), Maoists to call closures, reprisal unless king goes (wi), Nobody has the right to supersede the people, says NC gen secy (nn)

19/08/2007: Roundtable conference needed to resolve Madhesi issues, says Tripathy (nn), Tarai unrest: Tripathi sees king's role (samn), 8-party meeting : Alliance committed to CA election, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Maoists want king out of palace (samn), Maoists did not put forth any proposal, says Sherchan (nn) [??], Pascoe discusses polls, peace process with PM (nn), Top UN official meets Nepalese leaders, says he is happy with peace process (iht) [Is he not telling the truth or does he not understand??], UN official expresses hope for timely polls (nn), ANNISU-R enforces nationwide closure of educational institutions (nn) [When will they understand that depriving the children from their fundamental right to education can never contribute to solve any problems???], ANNISU-R goes for indefinite academic strike (kp), Nepal reels under indefinite education strike (wi), Maoist students call off indefinite education strike (nn), Will banana democracy go republic?, by Babu Ram Neupane (kp), Reflections on reinventing Nepal (kp), Wake up for Nepal, by Nabin Kumar Chhetri (kp), Nepali people in search of a future, by Kamala Sarup (Scoop), Polls likely to spur tie-ups (samn), State threatening free press: Nisthuri (samn), Minister for two-phase polls, if security is inadequate (nn), MJF chief Yadav discusses Terai issue with PM (nn), Jwala Singh says his group will bar Terai people from voting (nn) [Who are the Tarai people, Mr Singh: the original ethnic inhabitants or those whose ancestors immigrated within the last 150 years from India as well as from the Pahad? Who do you think you are that you want to decide what the sovereign people of the Tarai have to do?]

18/08/2007: Dalits demand 20 percent seats in CA (nn), Dalits seek 20 per cent quota in CA (samn), Govt, dalits start talks, agree to continue (kp), Eight-party meeting this afternoon (nn), UML wants eight-party commitment to CA polls (nn), Eight-party meeting ends inconclusively (nn), Minister Mahat denounces UN for laxity (samn), UN political chief arrives (nn), Major challenges remain for poll: Martin, by Binod Tripathi (kp), Bandh hits normal life in Chitwan (nn), Lynching in Dhanusha, curfew in Bardibas, by Rabindra Upreti and Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp), AG okays disappearance commission: Rights activists unhappy, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Defending perpetrators at the cost of human rights, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Locals kill two JTMM-J cadres in reprisal, by Shankar Acharya (kp), Crisis of legitimacy, by Prakash A Raj (kp), Violence endangers elections in Nepal, by Chitra Tiwari (Washington Times 18/08/2007)

17/08/2007: Locals kill two JTMM cadres (nn), Villagers in southern Nepal kill ethnic rights activists (iht), Army widows left in a lurch, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Tigers ready for talks (kp), Educating the people on CA polls, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), When the going gets tough...: Will the tough get going?, by John Narayan Parajuli (nt), Polls or bust: Elections will address economic inequity, by CK Lal (nt), Mainly in the plains: The madehsi perception of India is not what we think it is, by Prashant Jha (nt), Difficult To Balance, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Walking A Tightrope, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), “The Government Should Ensure Implementation Of The Acts”, interview with Raghu Panta, CPN-UML (sp), Quietly comes the new National Anthem, by Madan Regmi (sp), Peace process crawls due to PLA issue (samn), Martin calls for meaningful participation of women in CA (nn)

16/08/2007: ADHRN concerned over draft TRC Bill (nn), TRC Bill undermines justice: Amnesty (kp) [Misunderstood reconciliation has been a fundamental problem ever since 1951!], JTMM-G cadres torch vehicles in Bara (nn), Election impossible unless Maoists behave: Deuba (nn), 4 vehicles vandalized, 23 activists arrested: YCL, ANNISU-R enforce sudden strike, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Nov 22 CA polls a must: Mukherjee (kp), CBES continue transport strike (kp), Chure Bhawar Ekata Samaj withdraws bandh (nn), What is to be done?, by Roop Joshi (kp), Danger of distortion, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Envisioning a 'New Nepal': Is this a cliche or the true hope for the people?, by Amit Pyakurel (on), Poudel calls agitators for dialogue; Mahara rues lack of dialogue among ministers (nn), Maoists decide to divide country into 11 state committees; Madhes committee has three sub committees (nn)

15/08/2007: Old habits (kp), Home Ministry raises objections on the use of combat dress in YCL rally (nn), Activists concerned with disturbances in media houses (nn), US, UK and NBA express concern over disruption in THT/AP and Radio HBC (nn), Police-Maoist cadres clash in course of 3-hr chakkajam; UML MP's vehicle vandalised (nn), Kathmandu paralysed as student violence snowballs (wi), Curfew renewed in Bardibas (kp), November elections & Nepali dreams, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), From cantonments to cantons, by Bijay Kumar Rauniyar (kp), Parties told to start poll campaign (kp)

14/08/2007: UNSC requests parties to 'speed up' election process (nn), Dalits begin relay hunger strike (nn), Curfew clamped in Mahottari town as tension mounts (nn), Curfew in Bardibas after clash, by Rabindra Upreti (kp), ANNISU-R storm campus, injure principal, students: YCL men thrash NSU students in Bhaktapur, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Irate NSU students close down educational institutions nationwide (nn), Maoist MPs boycott House sitting; CPN-M central meet deferred again (nn), JTMM-J men, cops clash (kp), Police arrest four JTMM-G cadres in Bara (nn), Dolakha Maoists’ new threat, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp), ‘Security situation improving’ (kp), Highways closed 165 times in 7 months, by Binod Bhandari (kp), TRC, start anew (kp 14/08/2007), Draft TRC Bill risks undermining justice: AI (nn), CEC cautions against expressing doubts over polls (nn)

13/08/2007: ‘Maoists can forgo poll conditions’ (kp), Nepal's former rebels threaten to quit coalition government (iht), Ex-rebels plan protests to ensure elections (Gulf Times), Maoist warn of 'fight to finish' (nn), Nuwakot police post raid : Arms returned; Regmi, others in Maoist 'control' (kp), CA polls parties' main 'political agenda': CEC Pokhrel (nn), Spooky pre-conditions, by Dhruva Joshy (kp), NEMA demands revision in CA Membership Act (nn), Speaker stresses on taking talks to a definite conclusion (nn), Ruling alliance MPs engage in blame game (kp), For torture, disappearances, extra-judicial killings’: ‘Amnesty cannot be granted, interview with Sandra Beidas, Acting Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for Nepal (kp) [see AI paper], Media Society asks for protection; THT/AP staffers prevented from entering office premises (nn), Talks between govt and ethnic groups end inconclusively (kp), Curfew in Bardibas due to Chure unrest (nn), Parliament passes NRN bill (nn)

12/08/2007: We will quit govt if status-quo continues: Prachanda (nn), Maoists to take part in polls, but without king (wi), Revolts within Maoists could seriously disturb peace process, says Shrestha (nn), Maoists cadres claim revolt in Nuwakot (kp), Maoist faction announces revolt after storming police post (wi), Nepal Maoist rebels form split group, by Ameet Dhakal (Hindu), Maoists' acts may boomerang: CPN-UML (samn), ICDR Condemns murder of Dalit activist (nn), EC chief urges parties to reach the people (nn), CEC meets PM to push poll process (samn), CA poll might be deferred again: Deuba (kp), Pact on PR system must: Gajurel (samn), 'Country will see civil war if poll deferred' (kp), Highway tense, markets closed: Police fire at CBES men, 2 hurt (kp), Envisioning a New Nepal…, by Aparajita Acharya (kp), Social inclusion and poverty, by Hira Vishwakarma (kp), Landmines pose danger in Dipayal (samn), Nepal advises PM to 'correct' his 'functioning style' (nn)

11/08/2007: Sadbhavana preparing ground for wider Madhesi Front (nn), NSP urges JTMMs for talks (kp), Chure cadres injured in scuffle with police (nn), Police, YCL continue search for fleeing rebels; ‘Revolting’ Maoists form armed group in Nuwakot (nn), Police, YCL hunt for Maoist attackers (kp), Effective role must for credible poll: Carter Center (kp), Curfew lifted in Indrapur: Limbuwan, Khumbuwan ready for talks, by Pradip Myangbo (kp), ‘Maoists violating CPA more’ (kp), Banda affects daily life (kp), Govt wont conduct CA polls on time: Pahadi (kp), Security must for CA polls: Rana (kp), Only polls can save nation: leaders (samn), Rayamajhi report's moral mess, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Truth and reconciliation bill, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp), Implement verdict on missing: SC (samn), Poudel says informal talks with MJF on to reach understanding (nn), Chure cadres injured in scuffle with police (nn)

10/08/2007: Govt offers talks with Limbuwan and Khambuwan groups (nn), Curfew in Morang after Limbuwan, locals clash, by Binod Bhandari (kp), Limbuwan bandh: 10 hurt in clash (samn), Limbuwan and Khambuwan form negotiation teams; drop agitation (nn), Adopt declaration on rights of indigenous peoples: Arbour (kp), Govt holding talks seriously: Poudel (samn), Nepal suspects Maoists do not want election (nn), Maoists diffident about poll, not against it: UML (kp), British envoy against 'delays and diversions' from the election (nn), EU expresses serious concern over TRC Bill (kp), From Mallik to Rayamajhi: History has repeated itself as a farce, by C.K. Lal (nt), Concerns for Credibility (sp), Maoists raid police post, loot arms (kp), Probe into Nepal 'Maoist' attack (BBC News), CBES-N opts for indefinite protest (kp), Foreign policy of the Maoists, by Prakash A Raj (kp), Plenum’s complication, by Samragyee Bhandari (kp), Prospect of Political Violence Growing: Energies will increasing be focused on the new election, by Bhuwan Thapaliya (on), New song: Now that polls are certain, let’s go for it, by Kunda Dixit (nt), No turning back now (nt), A part for parties: Are we squandering our freedom again?, by Sapana P Malla (nt), Small is beautiful: Small parties are much more enthusiastic about elections than the big, established ones, by John Narayan Parajuli (nt), Half the sky, by Mallika Aryal (nt), Sandbagging the plains: The weakness of madhesi groups shouldn’t make us complacent about the tarai crisis, by Prashant Jha (nt), Cold feet, by Yubaraj Ghimire (nt, originally in Samaya 10 August), Army won’t do it, by Dhurba Kumar (nt, originally in Himal Khabarpatrika, 1-17 August), Aspirations (nt, originally in Nayapatrika, 9 August), Towards Deadlock, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), “Madhes Is In Search Of A Strong Political Leadership”, interview with Hridayesh Tripathi (sp), Disturbing Dithering, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Crisis of Realignment: As Nepal enters into a new political phase, a new alignment is in the making, by Keshab Poudel(sp), Carter Center calls for effective role of govt, parties for credible polls (nn)

09/08/2007: Janajaati accord (kp), Home Minister says budget inadequate for security (nn), Maoists to push republican agenda (samn), Parties concerned over Maoist pre-conditions (nn), Parties working for common agenda: NC (samn), EU concerned over amnesty for serious rights violators in Nepal (Earth Times), House committee to discuss TRC bill with UN reps on Aug 19; British envoy talks with Poudel (nn), Truth and Reconciliation Commission, by Bhimarjun Acharya (kp), Group posing as Maoists attacks police post in Nuwakot (nn), Bandhs called by different groups paralyse life in eastern and central Terai (nn), Dalits, Limbuwan activists arrested, freed (kp), Police arrest Dalits, Chure-Bhawar activists (nn), CBES-N protests paralyze traffic (kp), HR in Siraha, Saptari grim (kp), A fallible plenum patch up, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Squatters warn of violent protests (samn)

08/08/2007: Govt, NEFIN sign 20-point deal: Janajaatis on board for polls (kp), Govt, Janajatis strike deal (samn), Maoists not to quit government (samn), Peace process more complex than people's war, says Gajurel (nn), Maoist meet formalizes poll pre-conditions, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), NC, NC-D flay Maoists’ poll stance (samn), We’ll hold talks with JTMM: Sitaula (samn), Nation's image will take a beating if polls put off again, says CEC (nn), Round table wraps up with 11-point declaration, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp), Deluge and political cyclones (kp), Light at end of tunnel, by Bal Krishna Sharma (kp), Impudent YCL and CA poll quandary, by Ishwor N Rijal (kp), JC allows govt to deploy poll officers (samn), Bandh continues to hit normal life in eastern region (nn), Indefinite strike shuts eastern Nepal (Peninsula), Similar “aggressive” political overtones?, by N.P.Upadhyaya (tg), Democracy — A Strategy for Fair Conflict Resolution, by Thomas Meyer (tg), We firmly believe that the CA polls conducted under the shaddow of the guns will have no credibility and legitimacy, interview with Keshav Prasad Mainali, President, Chure-Bhawar Ekta Samaj (tg), Maoist leaders for ‘revolt’ in govt, House and street (nn), Over two dozen Dalit activists arrested; released later (nn)

07/08/2007: Differences deepen within NSP-A, Minister Mahato not to step down (nn), Gen secy Nepal says Maoists fear polls (nn), Govt-NEFIN start 10th round of talks (nn), Govt-NEFIN seal much-awaited deal (nn), NBA chief stresses on reconciliation for nation building (nn) [see press statement], Bandh cripples life in east, organisers burn newspaper vehicle (nn), ‘Another rebellion could grip country’ (kp), PLA presses party to quit govt (samn), Maoist ranks want to wage new war (Peninsula), Prachanda says party has no immediate plans to pull out of govt (nn), National anthem (kp), Loss of common sense, by Prakash Bom (kp), Prospect of political violence is growing in Nepal, by Bhuwan Thapaliya (Global Politician), Truth Commission 'soon' (nn), House committee to confer with UN rights organisation over TRC Bill (nn)

06/08/2007: Govt-MPRF talks put off indefinitely (kp), Govt-MJF talks put off indefinitely (samn), No more talks with govt: Chure-Bhawar Samaj (nn), Mahato urges terai groups to utilize CA poll (kp), NSP (A) recalls minister Mahato from govt (nn), 1990 probe commission chief Mallik dies at 80 (nn) [Not publishing his report has been one of the most fundamental failures of 1990!], Rayamajhi report (kp), Foul play in Rayamajhi panel alleged (samn), Not in words but in deeds, by Sham KC (kp), Maoist 5th plenum: Quit govt: Maoists tell leadership (kp), Maoist ranks ready to light Nepal powder keg again (wi), Maoist cadres criticise party leadership; pressurise to quit govt (nn), Maoist leaders call for people’s revolt (samn), Displaced Jumlis return home after 8 yrs (samn), JTMM-J kills another civilian in Saptari (nn)

05/08/2007: Govt-MJF talks inconclusive yet again (nn), INSEC general secretary calls for unity for timely CA polls (nn), Strike hits three districts (nn), Maoists positive toward poll: Sitaula (kp), Preconditions surprise us: Poudel (kp), 'Prachanda backtracking from Nov 8 pact' (samn), 900 civil servants leave terai: Services affected, by Milan mani Sharma (kp), TRC draft bill - what’s the goal, actually?, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Govt records perishing thanks to apathy, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Maoist deserter forms new group (kp), Polls will be held on time: Koirala (samn), No surprises in report on Nepal’s royal regime (Gulf Times), Nepal says parties' attitudes blocking the CA (nn)

04/08/2007: Rayamajhi report lenient with king: Recommends action against 201, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Probe report unveiled: King off the hook (samn), Nepal panel seeks action against king (Peninsula), MK Nepal for prompt implementation of Rayamajhi Commission report (nn), Truth, reconciliation bill dismays OHCHR (kp), A Nepali perspective: Truth and Reconciliation Commission, by Madhu P Regmi (kp), NEFIN climbs down from PR demand; close to sealing a deal with govt (nn), Govt-Nefin talks: One CA seat each for 59 groups (kp), NEFIN, govt reach agreement on quota (samn), Budget for rehabilitating the IDPs approved (nn), PM instructs security officials, administrators to work with high morale (nn), Govt awaiting Maoist plenum result: PM (kp), New national anthem made public (kp), Nation switches to people-centric anthem (samn), Prospect of Political Violence Growing: Energies will increasing be focused on the new election, by Bhuwan Thapaliya (on), Poudel accuses Maoists of blocking CA polls (nn)

03/08/2007: OHCHR concerned about Truth and Reconciliation Commission Bill (nn), Govt presents Rayamajhi Commission report at parliament (nn), Rayamajhi Commission report publicised; Sitaula says action already taken against those named (nn), Parties, civil society slam Maoist pre-conditions, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), VDC Secys withdraw agitation after govt assures to form local bodies (nn), PM tells APF to up security for polls (kp), My 60-yr career at stake: PM Koirala (samn), National Anthem to be public today (kp), New National Anthem publicised (nn), Nepal unveils new national anthem (BBC News), Maoists for amending statute (samn),  Prachanda remarks trigger fresh debate (samn), Maoists go astray, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Why round table conference?, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), 100 days to go: But are they serious about polls? (nt), The revolt of the aristocrats: Why even privileged Yadavs are so very angry, by CK Lal (nt), Half revolution: The debate about inclusivness has excluded class, by Bishnu Rimal (nt), Could be worse: Looking from Afghanistan at Nepal’s failure to get its act together, by Daniel Lak, Beyond tokenism: Is it too much to expect Kathmandu’s rulers to take madhesi grievances seriously?, by Prashant Jha (nt), Another Roadblock?, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), “If Leaders Of Eight Political Parties Agree, Nothing Is Impossible”, interview with Ishwor Pokharel, CPN-UML (sp), Regional Conflict: Development Or Destruction, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Koirala reaches Biratnagar, reiterates CA polls on time (nn)

02/08/2007: Govt-NEFIN talks progress (kp), Govt to ensure minimum representation of listed communities; says no to fully PR system (nn) [... say the Tagadhari defenders of Bahunbad!!], Prachanda: Republic, proportional poll pre-conditions, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Maoists call off Dolakha strike (nn), Dolakha debacle prompts Maoists to announce 'exposure' campaign (nn), PM directs APF to concentrate on providing security with high morale (nn), Minister Gurung threatens Maoists will walk out from the govt (nn), Curfew in Inaruwa as locals clash with police (nn), Govt to table Rayamajhi report by Friday (kp), MPs stress army’s democratization (kp), Social capital, law and democracy, by Hari Bansha Dulal and Stefano Foa (kp), Madhav’s belated message, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Nepal strikes first high note after king's fall (wi), Now more trouble store in Nepal's Terai (wi), Prachanda's clarifications: "No decision to launch people's revolt" (nn)

01/08/2007: Prachanda proposes launching "People's Revolt" (nn), Rayamajhi Commission report to be presented at the parliament (nn), PM Koirala assures Speaker of settling outstanding issues (nn), JTMM-G guns down civilian in Bara (nn), Maoists threathen again to kill LDO, by Labadev Dhungana (kp), Maoists defend YCL actions: MPs condemn attack on CDO, LDO (kp), Attempt to murder case against 11 Maoists: Public offense against 17 others, 4 freed, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp), Attack on rule of law, by Bhimarjun Acharya (kp), Maoist strike affects life in four districts; 8-party meet fails to settle row (nn), Fears over Nepal's young Maoists, by Surendra Phuyal (BBC News), Fatalism and CA polls, by Ramesh Khatri (kp), Talks with VDC secys end in stalemate (samn), EU envoys urge secure atmosphere for CA polls (nn)

31/07/2007: Lawmakers criticise, govt employees protest against YCL activities (nn), Shame on Maoists (kp), Maoists warn of closing down Kavre and Sindhupalchowk over Dolakha issue (nn), Home Ministry, DAO staff halt work (kp), DDC, VDC work at halt as staff continue protests (kp), by Surendra Subedi, 2 shot dead, JTMM-J men abduct 5 persons: Atrocities unabated in terai (kp), Nat’l unity weakened: Prachanda (kp), EEMT to visit Nepal again this week (kp), Latest on peace process, by Prakash A Raj (kp)

30/07/2007: Terror of armed groups continues in Terai as govt steps up security (nn), Nepal’s Terai rebels huddled in Bihar: Daily (Peninsula), Govt stepping up security in east Tarai (samn), UN Electoral Monitoring Team starts second visit to Nepal (nn), 30 hurt as Maoists clash with cops (samn), Curfew in Dolakha after YCL men beat up CDO: Dozens cops, Maoists hurt in clash (kp), Works at DAOs come to a halt as officials protest ‘YCL highhandedness' (nn), North Nepal tense after Maoist rampage (wi), Maoists stick with their demands for ambassadorial posts (nn), Is freedom really a myth?, by Shyam KC (kp), ‘Declare republic before CA polls’, interview with Mohan Baidhya, central leader of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (kp)

29/07/2007: MPRF wants house dissolved, caretaker govt, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), We won't quit govt: Prachanda, by Lila Baral (kp), PM, Prachanda discuss peace process (samn), Maoists for joint poll campaign in terai (kp), Rayamajhi report to be public soon (kp), Kathmandu to unwrap sensitive report (Peninsula), Extortion terrifies traders in Sunsari (samn), Terai groups in Nepal warn of fresh agitations (Peninsula), VDC secys demonstrate in front of PM’s residence (nn), Curfew in Charikot as YCL activists clash with police (nn)

28/07/2007: Govt urged to publicise Rayamajhi report (samn), Rayamajhi Commission report to be publicised after next cabinet meeting (nn), Nepal government faces trouble over violence probe report (wi), Govt-MJF talks fall through after Forum demands dissolution of interim parliament (nn),  ‘Security still major challenge for polls’ (kp), JTMM-J man shot dead, Jwala warns of strike (kp), Madhesi Tigers’ bandh shuts Siraha (samn), Set the common goal for CA elections, by Prakash Bom (kp), Prachanda, PM discuss ways to create election atmosphere (nn)

27/07/2007: Police confirms arrest of 'Defense Army' operative (nn), Jwala Singh's man killed in Rautahat (nn), JTMM-G for talks under UN supervision, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp), Poudel rules out UN mediation for talks with Terai rebels (nn), Dialogue and cooperation among parties crucial for CA polls: Martin (nn), Govt okays Chure preconditions: Next meeting in 3 weeks (kp), Govt, Chure Samaj talks end successfully (samn), 2 judges, 26 district court staff on leave: Officers leave Siraha (kp), VDC secys at work to be targeted (kp), Truth Commission draft ready: Poudel (kp), Don’t force us to take up arms: war victims, by Janak Nepal (kp), Far from home free: Over 70,000 Nepalis, largely children and women, still cannot go home, by Naresh newar (nt), Son, mom die as NA abandoned bomb goes off (kp), Poll environment (kp), EPA government and diplomacy, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Peace undeveloped: Development is held up the politics of the peace process, by John Narayan Parajuli (nt), “Where are the young leaders?”, interview with Michel Jolivet, French Ambassador (nt), Leave it to us: The tarai issues must be resolved by Nepalis, not internationals, by Prashant Jha (nt), Terai trouble: Complicated Picture, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), “The madhes wants options”, interview with Bijay Gachhedar (NC-D) (nt, originally in Ghatana ra Bichar, 25 July), Importance Of Political Culture In Sustaining Democracy, by Thomas Meyer (sp), CA elections: A Hobson’s Choice, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Denmark has worries on CA election (samn), Fresh closures plague Nepal's Terai (wi), CEC Pokharel asks all to be ‘very serious’ to hold CA polls (nn)

26/07/2007: JTMM-J activists leave party en masse (nn), VDC secys to continue nationwide strike (nn), Govt-Chure talks put off till Friday (nn), Govt-Chure hold talks, agree to meet again (nn), Govt-MJF talks make no headway (samn), Govt-MPRF hold 2nd round of talks, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), JTMM-Goit ready for UN-brokered talks (nn), JTMM-Jwala captures former CJ’s house in Siraha (nn), Dalit Morcha to launch agitation (nn), Govt does not have details of disappeared citizens: Poudel (nn) [??], Rayamajhi report (kp), Mother, son die in bomb explosion (nn), Political scene more complex, challenging: Ban (kp), Foster poll-oriented atmosphere: CEC (kp), Holding polls in Tarai tough: CEC (samn), Do not discount Madhes, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Koirala, Nepal discuss current issues (samn), Alarm in Nepal as Maoists build up new clout (Khaleej Times)

25/07/2007: Maoists equally guilty of crime against humanity as any: Pradip Gyawali (nn), Fear psychosis (kp), Mahara meets with PM; claims NA changed guards without Koirala's knowledge (nn), Strike halts works in govt offices (samn), Civil servants on pen down nationwide: Threaten to take to streets (kp), Disclose Rayamajhi report: House (kp), Make probe panel report public: Speaker (samn), UNSG stresses on credible election on time (nn), India ready to help with terai issue: Yechuri; Jaswant Singh in town (kp), Violence as imago, by Abhi Subedi  (kp), UNMIN and Maoists’ heartburn, by Som P Pudasaini (kp), Rights defenders protest Katawal’s UK visit (kp), Nepal army chief's Britain visit stirs fresh controversy (wi), India, US run this govt: minister (samn), Jaswant Singh starts political consultations (nn), Govt-MJF talks underway in Dhulikhel (nn), A new identity for Nepal, by Prakash A. Raj (tg)

24/07/2007: Maoists threaten to quit govt (kp), Nepal's ex-communist rebels threaten to quit government (iht), Dr Bhattarai sees ‘little significance’ of Maoists remaining in govt (nn), Nepal Maoists in fresh spat over ministerial bodyguards (Gulf Times), Talks with Terai groups soon: Minister Poudel (nn), Govt offices halt services as employees go on protest (nn), Govt employees to go ahead with pen down (kp), Civil servants' strike cripples government services in Nepal (wi), Panel to study security of court staff in terai (kp), JTMM-J threatens to kill VDC employee (kp), PM holds series of political parleys (nn), House directs govt to publicise Rayamajhi Commission report (nn), Commission on disappearance in limbo, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Compromise for peace and integrity, by Suresh Sharma (kp), Naked vengeance increasing the divide, by Avantika Regmi (kp)

23/07/2007: Security to govt employees is top priority: Minister Gurung (nn), Local bodies' employees to begin protest (samn), Armed groups have hinted at talks: Poudel (kp), Poudel invites JTMM groups to talks (samn), Chure Bhawar Samaj sets preconditions for talks, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp), ‘We are the sons of the soil’, interview with Keshab Mainali, president of Chure Bhabar Ekta Samaj (CBES) (kp), Madhesi Mukti Tigers ready for talks (kp), Cobra ‘head’ to be sent to Rautahat (kp), Divided house cannot last long, by Shyam KC (kp), Govt unable to maintain rule of law: MPs (samn), Tamangs’ demand (samn), Chameleon Nature of Maoist Strategy In Nepal, by Kundan Singh Khatri (Global Politician)

22/07/2007: ‘Talks with protest groups by mid-August’: I gave no ultimatum: Sitaula, by Madhav Ghimire (kp), Poudel consults Madhesi leaders (kp), Sitaula requests Terai groups to come to talks unconditionally (nn), Attempt to attack Maoist MP foiled (nn), Cops foil JTMM-J attempt on Maoist MP (kp), Goit’s men gun down Maoist cadre in Dhanusha (nn), RPP condemns attacks against its offices (nn), VDC secys launch agitation (kp), Local body employees announce nationwide stir (nn), Agitating VDC secretaries give 3-day ultimatum to govt (nn), Poll delay will cost dear: Poudel (samn), Hunting light in the Himalayas!, by Babu Ram Neupane (kp), Looking inside the peace talks, a book review by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Maoist victims to launch decisive stir (samn), Military impunity is the greatest hindrance for Nepal’s peace process, by Isabel Hilton (Dawn)

21/07/2007: Eight parties call Terai groups for talks (nn), Parties to speak one voice on terai (kp), ‘JTMM-J ready for talks’, by Jitendra Khadga (kp), VDC secretary escapes JTMM-J captivity (kp), Rajbiraj court employees halt work demanding security (nn), 12 officers leave districts; Terror in Terai: Civil servants descend upon terai district HQs (kp), Terai reels under endless closure (wi), UK, India envoys sound Maoists out on CA poll (kp), Russia to send 50 military officers (nn), Analysis: The verification conundrum, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Peace process and Switzerland, by Prakash A Raj (kp 21/07/2007), Concepts of state restructuring, by Shiva Raj Shrestha "Malla" (kp), Maoists targeting independent media (samn), Maoist-affiliated workers disrupt distribution of newspapers (nn), Sitaula takes back his words; Deuba favours using force to control unrest, if necessary (nn), PM discusses security with NA top brass (nn)

20/07/2007: Deteriorating security biggest threat to poll: UN (kp), One killed in Siraha (nn), VDC secys strike nationwide (kp), VDC secys continue nationwide strike (nn), Terai rebels abduct official, kill former employee wi), PM smells conspiracy to divide eight party alliance (nn), ‘Sitaula's statement personal’ (kp), Loose talk indeed!, by Ameet Dhakal (kp), Madhesi leaders ask govt to hold dialogue with Terai groups soon (nn), Madhesi issues and excesses, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Dangerous Democracy, by Kuber Sharma (sp), Appeal For Relief: The UN World Food Program has issued international appeal for helping the conflict-hit needy people (sp), Nepal in a Zone of Conflict, by Ganesh Raj Sharma (sp), PLA Verification: Serious Snag, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), GPK's National Reconciliation: Conviction or Compulsion?, by Keshab Poudel (sp), One by one: Slowly, momentum is building for a November election, by Purna Basnet (nt), Lost in seminar space: There’s so much hot air circulating these days, by CK Lal (nt), The greatest threat to peace in Nepal is military impunity, by Isabel Hilton (Guardian, UK)

19/07/2007: Security situation serious threat to electoral process: UN monitors (nn), Administrative vacuum turns acute in Terai, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Panicky government workers start leaving troubled Terai (wi), JTMM-J butchers VDC secy (samn), No respite from Terai violence, another Congress leader killed (nn), OHCHR expresses grave concern over VDC secy's murder (nn), Government mulls armed guards for VDC secys (nn), Rebels resort to shutdown, blasts after govt ultimatum (Gulf Times), Terai MPs against total overhaul of constituencies, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Two teachers released by JTMM-J (nn), ‘Jwala Singh threat cowardly’ (kp), Bandas in eastern terai have patchy effect (kp), Indefinite bandh in Rautahat (nn), Govt trying to bring JTMM to negotiating table: Poudel (nn), Nepal's government to hold peace talks with ethnic rights group to end protests (iht), Govt to hold talks with MJF and Chure Samaj next week (nn), Tired of Terai trouble, Nepal turns to India (Peninsula), Efforts continue for PLA-NA integration, resuming PLA verification (nn), CA polls unlikely unless monarchy abolished: Badal, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp), Maoist allegation about budget baseless (kp), Compromise is the best way forward, says German Professor (nn), Make Rayamajhi report public: parties (samn), Speak out (kp), History & vitality of CA polls, by Shreedhar Gautam (kp), Nepal & governance indicators, by Narayan Manandhar (kp), Nepal's politicians losing their reading habit (wi)

18/07/2007: Hill-origin govt staff quit terai: Jwala (kp) [According to your abstruse thinking, Mr Singh, only members of the traditional ethnic Tarai groups would be allowed to stay, not those of Indian or Pahad origin!?], Insecurity compels VDC secretaries to seek transfer from Terai (nn), JTMM kills VDC secretary; VDC secretaries announce nationwide strike (nn), Rebels answer government ultimatum with murder, blasts, shutdown (wi), Hill versus plains row erupts in Nepal Terai, by J. Hemanth (tc), Bandhs called by separate outfits affect eastern Nepal (nn), JTMM-Jwala cadres torch passenger bus in Bara (nn), 45 pc civil service reservations coming (kp) [Remember: These disadvantaged groups constitute about 85% of the total population!!], Cases filed against 9 MPRF cadres (kp), Govt to gear up political mobilization in terai, by J Pandey (kp), Intentional obstacle? (kp), General amnesty and truth commission, by Dipendra Jha & Prakash Gnyawali (kp), No phenomenological ground, by Prem Phyak (kp), What can we expect from these fool Nepali politicians?, by Prem Phyak (tg), Nepali political parties are effectively under them thumb rule of a small coterie, by Jan Sharma (tg), Leaders agree to make Raymajhi commission report public; talks with MJF on July 25 (nn), Looking for Nepal's 'disappeared', by Mark Dummett (BBC News)

17/07/2007: Nepal, Deuba rebuff Prachanda's proposal to use YCL in poll security (nn), Budget was allocated to the palace on consensus: Finance Minister Mahat (nn), Backdoor bonus!, by Ramesh Khatry (kp), Jwala Singh dismisses Sitaula's ultimatum (nn), 9 MPRF men arrested, by Shiva Puri (kp), MJF shuts down Rautahat protesting arrest of cadres (nn), JTMM-G men kill Madhesi Tiger worker (kp), Special security detail for top Maoists (kp), CIAA Report card: Failure to nail big fish harms image, by Baburam Kharel (kp), Peace or appease process?, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), 'Elections impossible in November' (samn), Top UN Envoy Calls on Nepalese to Resist (Scoop)

16/07/2007: Use YCL to provide security for CA election, says Prachanda (nn), JTMM-Goit kills Maoist activist in Siraha (nn), Gaur probe panel submits report to govt (nn), Chure Bhawar sets preconditions for talks (kp), Are we heading in the right direction?, by Shyam KC (kp), ‘Voter education and awareness is a big issue’, interview with Darren S Nance, Director of the Carter Center in Nepal (kp), Experts begin destroying explosives used by rebels during years of conflict in Nepal (iht)

15/07/2007: NEFIN warns to disrupt CA poll (kp), Budget for palace is natural, says MK Nepal (nn), ‘Royal allowance just for survival’ (kp) [??], 'Unemployment Allowance' for Nepal King: Budget actually provides some 'hidden' funds for the royal family, by Umesh Shrestha (on), Maoist lawmakers come down heavily on budget (kp), Leaders flay king's allowance in budget (kp), Terai extremists are terrorists: Maoist leader (nn), Govt gives terai groups 15-day talks deadline (kp), Govt invites Terai groups for talks (samn), Transport strike grips capital again (kp), Transport strike halts Valley traffic (samn), Nepal's king seeks escape amid probe into wealth, by Dan McDougall (Guardian, UK), The war of King Gyanendra’s nether region, by Louis de Bernieres (Times, UK), MJF warns of fresh stir in Terai (nn)

14/07/2007: Home Minister gives two-week talks deadline to rebel groups (nn), Sitaula lays out election security plan (kp), Industrial security force imminent (kp, Suddenly announced transport strike hits normal life in Valley (nn), The king should have abdicated: Moriarty (kp) [US still out to save monarchy!],  US envoy suggests king to abdicate (samn), Funds to palace under miscellaneous head (kp), Nepali Maoists accuse govt of deception over royal fund (Daily Star), Nepal government fails to scrap king's allowances (wi), NA to fight any ism that’s against democracy: CoAS (kp), ‘Terai problems not addressed in budget’ (kp), Adieu monarchy, by Prashanna Tiwari (kp), PLA deputy commander suspects UN intention (nn)

13/07/2007: EC for media survey ban during CA poll (kp), Diplomats rally behind CA poll (kp), Yet another chakkajam hobbles capital (kp), Valley bandh called off (nn), Robin Hood culture, by Dhruva Joshy (kp), King Gyanendra's last birthday, by Khagendra N Sharma (kp), Finance Minister says palace will get a purse (nn) [??], Democracy in Experiment: Nepal has spent almost six decades in experimenting various models of constitutions and democracies but the country did not have to pay as high a price in the past as it is paying now, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Thrust On Polls, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp), Four months to go (nt), Poll-itical solution: For a credible election, the government must fix the tarai’s security mess, by John Narayan Parajuli (nt), State of confusion, by Tularam Saha (nt, originally in Kantipur, 12 July), Communist quicksand: Pushpa Kamal Dahal can save the peace process from the various leftie threats to it, by CK Lal (nt), “Fitting reply to those who call us terrorists", Puspha Kamal Dahal in interview in Maoist paper, Janadesh, 10 July (nt), Maoists want fighters in security wings (samn), Unceremonial monarchy: The state should keep itself out of the religious realm, by Sudhindra Sharma (nt), CPN-UML seeks new panel to hold talks (samn), New Maoist demands halt UN arms verification in Nepal (wi), Verification process shouldn't stop: Martin (kp), Martin meets with PM; discusses the stalled verification of PLA (nn), Stalling of verification of Maoist PLA is violation of agreement, says Moriarty (nn), JTMM-Jwala kills two of a family in Saptari (nn), Sitaula briefs House committee on govt's security plan (nn)

12/07/2007: PM meets with Prachanda and Nepal (nn), ‘Honeymoon’ ends, Maoists spit venom at NC (kp), Diplomats willing to support EC for polls (nn), 82 terai police posts still displaced, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp), Armed terai groups mushroom, rampage, by Jitendra Khadga (kp), School allowance eludes war victims, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), Embrace & confront concurrently, by Prateek Pradhan (kp), Pay tax to Tarai govt: JTMM-J (samn), Strikes can disrupt peace process, Sitaula warns (nn)

11/07/2007: King, royals not to receive state allowance in upcoming budget (nn), King, royals to receive no allowance in Rs 170b budget, by Prem Khanal (kp), CA polls: CEC issues strong warning (samn), End strikes: Poll chief (kp), ‘Mobilize civil society, youths to maintain peace’ (kp), Train Maoists: Deuba urges Prachanda (kp), ‘Make republic common agenda’ (kp), CPN-UML chief asks king to abdicate (samn), Secularism's Ritual Kingship and Communism's Bourgeois Democracy, by Saubhagya Shah (tg), The activities of the terrorists are still continuing and everyday innocent people are subjected to killings, abduction, extortion, by Surya Pd. Shrestha, Former Chief Election Commissioner (tg), Maoists must be honest to what they have committed themselves in the peace agreement and stop taking law in their own hands, interview with Rabindra Khanal (tg), Moriarty's final verbal assault on Maoists (tg), 8-parties have no right to rule: Thapa (samn), HPRN issues ultimatum to govt (samn), MPs decry arrest of their colleague (nn)

10/07/2007: Address the weaknesses of the peace process: ICG (nn) [see full text of the ICG report], 'Nepal needs to consider minorities' (samn), Chure activists warn of new agitation (nn), JTMM factions carry on atrocities (kp), Maoists take stock of party’s situation in terai (kp), CEC asks govt to improve security (nn), Nepal to recruit 75,000 more police for key election (Monster and Critics), Violence still threatens Nepal's elections, by Kamala Sarup (Scoop), CA poll to be held at one go, by Bishnu Budhathoki (kp), Oust monarchy before polls: Vaidhya (samn), No leftist alliance at the cost of 8-party unity: MK Nepal (nn)

09/07/2007: MJF chief says Terai movement is not for separation (nn), Elections will be held at any cost, says Nepal (nn), Abolish monarchy: NWPP appeals to parties (kp), ‘Birthday bash makes no difference’ (kp), Lame, tame, dud end to royal bash (samn), 'Nationalise king's property' (samn), European Diplomats Honored Nepalis’ Verdict of Republic, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop), Ruling alliance MPs rap govt programs, policy (kp), Backforce of Terai Violence in Nepal Disclosed, by Mohan Nepali (Scoop), Maoist leaders discuss their 'dwindling strength' and 'growing attacks' in Madhes (nn)

08/07/2007: Single phase poll tough for security: Home secy (kp), Commitments alone will not work for CA polls: Speaker (kp), MJF trains its cadres to use domestic weapons (nn), Prachanda rejects envoys’ list (kp), King indulging in politics: Prachanda (samn), Dozen injured as YCL cadres, youths clash with royalists (kp), Clashes mar king’s b’day celebrations (samn), Killings, intimidation continue in Terai (nn)

07/07/2007: King's birthday proceeds amid protests (nn), King's supporters organise rally on his birthday (nn), Nepalese king celebrates birthday (BBC News), Nepal's king marks birthday amid protests (iht), Nepal's king marks his 60th birthday with lavish ceremony as protesters gather in streets, by Binaj Gurubacharya (Santa Barabara News-Press), Former top panchas present: Govt, diplomats snub king’s party (kp), CPN-UML slams king's b'day plans (samn), King's party plans fuel protests (samn), Mass boycott of Nepal king's birthday bash (wi), Palace seeks govt security, gets it (samn), Few injured after YCL cadres foil monarchists' rally (nn), Clashes mar Nepal king's birthday (Aljazeera), Nepal king supporters, opponents clash (Monster and Critics), Monarchy should be abolished before CA election: Prachanda (nn), 90 percent people will participate in CA polls: Survey (nn), Father of missing soldiers sick at heart, by Kamal Panthi (kp), NHRC concerned over abductions (kp), Prachanda path is 'fool' paradise, by Avantika Regmi (kp), Another pact must for republic: Badal (samn), Major parties ignoring small ones: JMN (samn), Tarai leaders’ Front likely next month (samn)

06/07/2007: Students, youths vow to foil king’s birthday bash (kp), Monarchists not to change their party plan (nn), Attending king's b'day bash an individual choice: RPP, RJP (kp), Birthday fiasco (kp), King requests for security (nn) [The people did the same against royal suppression in 2005/6!], Nepal's king seeks protection from government ahead of planned protest against him (iht), Pro-monarchy forces will be defeated: Nepal (kp), DDR not applicable for Maoists: says Prachanda (nn), OHCHR concerned over Disappearance Commission (kp), Constituent Assembly Elections: Fair or Foul?, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Let’s zero in on polls: CPN-UML chief (samn), 'We Do Not Want To See Nepal Become A Totalitarian State', interview with US Ambassador Moriarty (sp), The unrepentant state: Trying to establish an ‘armed peace’ in the madhes will prove disastrous, by CK Lal (nt), 2007 to 2007: What will ordinary Nepalis gain from a republic?, by Prem J Thapa (nt), Forever feudal: Guess who out-feudals who in the New Nepal (nt), Parties against Janajati demands: MPs (samn), Third front likely, says NC-D leader (samn), Chure Samaj disrupts traffic on highway (samn), Nepal Opting For A Rare Transition, by Amit Pyakurel (Global Politician)

05/07/2007: Maoists say the govt policies are only 'so-so' (nn), Leaders demand security (nn), Govt employee, businessman shot dead (nn), JTMM men kill govt employee in Janakpur (samn), Diplomats to boycott king’s birthday bash, by Damakant Jayshi (kp), Ambassadors to shun Nepal king’s bash (Peninsula), Government ministers, key envoys to boycott Nepalese king's 60th birthday celebration (iht), EU to support CA, security, HR (kp), Govt’s policy & program: CA poll top priority, by Yuvraj Acharya (kp), CA polls to be revolutionary: PM (samn), There's no future for a Nepalese monarchy, says premier Koirala (Monster and Critics), PM shows way out to feudal elements (samn), Time to end feudalism: UML leaders (samn), Compensate the Oppressed: An interview with a leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, by Rupesh Silwal (on), ‘Armed groups can’t resolve terai problem’ (kp), Progression or retrogression?, by Hari Bansha Dulal (kp), Listen to silent majority, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp), Nepal's young Turks wage new war on king (wi), Party poopers not to allow King to hold his birthday bash (nn), Protesting civil society activists released after brief detention (nn)

04/07/2007: SC seeks progress details on Rayamajhi report (kp), Govt forms 16 member Dalit commission (nn), Two district leaders of Congress killed (nn), NC, NC-D leaders shot dead, Maoists blamed, by Narayan Sharma (kp), Gunmen slay 2 politicians in southern Nepal; suspect arrested (iht), JTMM-J abducts lawyer, contractor (kp), Unidentified group abducts govt employee (nn), Terai Cobra ‘head’ under surveillence, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Shiva Puri (kp), UML concerned over terai violence (kp), RPP wants T&R commission soon (kp), ‘Westminster model can't work in Nepal’ (kp), Are we prepared for CA polls?, by Amit Pyakurel (kp), A Trahi-Trahi Nepal!, by Surendra Phuyal (kp), Youth violence in post-conflict scenario, by Suvechha Adhikari & Dipendra Tamang (tg), Campaign to secure rights during constituent assembly, by K.B.Bhattachan (tg), Dr Hall asks govt, parties to create environment for polls (nn), CA will bring new era: PM Koirala (nn), Govt unveils its annual policies; focused on CA elections (nn), Three hurt in Sarlahi bomb blast (nn)

03/07/2007: OHCHR concerned over killing of Maoists (nn), Transport strike withdrawn (nn), Transport strike over (kp), APF, police to deploy against terai violence, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp), Conflict victims demand impartial ‘truth commission’ (kp), CA is both opportunity and test: Moriarty (nn), Lawyer abducted in Sunsari (nn)

02/07/2007: Thapa warns against integrating Maoist combatants into NA (nn), PLA-NA integration will invite aberration: RJP (kp), Maoists not to return ‘royalists’ property (nn), UNMIN refutes media report on PLA verification (nn), UNMIN disputes number of disqualified Maoist troops (kp), JTMM-J men gun down Maoist leader (kp), PM directs NA to be ready for any challenge (kp), Shun violence: Deuba tells Maoists (kp), Transport strikes trouble terai (kp), US expert stresses transparency, participation (nn), Strikes continue to paralyse life in eastern Terai life (samn)

01/07/2007: MJF to allow CA only if their demands are met (nn), Goit’s men gun down Maoist cadre in Rautahat (nn), CPN-M cadre killed by armed group in southern Nepal (Xinhua), No compromise with terrorism and extremism, says Army chief (nn), PM meets CoAS Katawal (nn), Poudel handed over TRC guideline draft (kp), Minister Pradhan criticizes PM (kp), UML leaders criticise govt, PM (samn), Ruling alliance partner creating anarchy: Thapa (kp), Round table before CA poll: Pahadi (kp), Holding CA polls difficult: Maoists (samn), Maoists obstruct UN verification process (samn), Security chiefs told to clear highways (samn), 'JTNM no less armed than Maoists' (samn), Slice-Tarai-out-of-Nepal offer ‘rejected (samn), A thousand Nepali mutinies (hs), Country will be in serious trouble if CA polls not held in free and fair manner: Moriarty (nn)

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