GORKHA, May 20: When the Maoist insurgency was at its peak, an incident of February 8, 2001, had shaken everyone who had seen the condition of Rajan Raj Panta, the newly-elected mayor of Gorkha Municipality.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Economists and fiscal federalization analysts have warned of conflict between provincial and local governments over exercising exclusive functions in the federal setup.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Economists and fiscal federalization analysts have warned that conflict could break out between provincial and local governments over exercising exclusive functions prescribed in the constitution in the federal setup .

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Election Commission (EC) has sought details from two ministries--Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction-- over the releasing of billions of rupees to conflict victims and former Maoist combatants. The the ministries have been accused of making preparations to release an estimated Rs 16 billion for conflict victims and ex-Maoist combatants in a move to influence the upcoming local elections.

DOTI,  April 18: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Ramesh Lekhak has warned of the risk of conflict in the country due to two kinds of extremism.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Conflict victims and human rights activists have staged a sit-in in front of Bir Hospital on the occasion of International Day for Right to Truth on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Eleven years after the end of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, a government taskforce formed to verify more victims of the conflict  has verified an additional 3,830 individuals who have suffered in various ways from the insurgency period.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Conflict victims staged a sit-in program for an hour in front of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on Wednesday demanding the transitional justice mechanism to begin detail investigation over the complaints they had filed at the commission.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Kali Bahadur Gharti Magar, a conflict victim from Salyan, grieves that he has been knocking at the door of the stakeholders, including Peace Committee and Truth and Reconciliation Committee for justice but to no avail.

Bhojraj Pokharel as Chief Election Commissioner successfully conducted the first Constituent Assembly elections in 2008. The now retired civil servant has since closely studied other transitional countries and their electoral systems. He has at times even acted as an interlocutor in the (still ongoing) negotiations over the new constitution in Nepal. Are timely elections still possible? What can Nepal learn from other transitional countries? And what, in his view, are the dangers of putting off important decisions? Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with him.

Conflict victims hand memorandum to NC

December 7, 2016 22:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Conflict Victims' National Society on Wednesday handed over a memorandum to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and urged the largest party in the parliament to pay attention toward transitional justice and transitional justice mechanism.

Hoeing beneath after the conflict

November 16, 2016 10:07 am

Sri Lanka’s 30-year long conflict might be over but the wounds run deep. I recently had a chance to visit the conflict affected areas in the eastern side of the island country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Some four months since the imposition of a ban on the employment of Nepali migrant workers in four conflict-ravaged countries, the government is making final preparations to allow security guards to work in those countries under stringent security-related conditions.

Paul Jackson, a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, has closely studied post-conflict African countries like Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. He has also been involved in Nepal’s peace process since 2009, as a foreign consultant helping with the supervision, integration and rehabilitation of ex-Maoist combatants. Republica’s Biswas Baral talked to Jackson, who is also a professor of African Politics at Birmingham University, to understand how the peace process in Nepal compares to other peace processes. Has it been a success? How does Nepal get transitional justice right?

KATHMANDU, July 29: Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, Glenn White, released a book entitled - 'Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective,' at Yala Maya Kendra on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has imparted vocational training to 14,718 conflict victims.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The total 2,870 structures destroyed during the Maoist decade-long insurgency have been reconstructed until 15 July 2016, said the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, July 10: A complaint against Lazimpat-based Riza Overseas Employment Pvt Ltd was registered at the International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament last year.

Conflict victims in Dailkeh district whose family members were killed, injured or made to disappear during the insurgency era are yet to file complaints at the TRC.