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 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.
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.
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.
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?