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NEPAL: Deuba is yet to settle down-Is he the problem? Update 52.

Note No.234         05. 08. 2004


by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

It is almost two months since Deuba took over as Prime minister. Just a month ago he expanded his ministry with thirty-one ministers. The ministry he announced was the closest he could have had as a representative government not withstanding the fact that GP Koirala’s Congress had refused to join. Except for strong and sometimes wild statements from the constituent parties, nothing has moved.

NEPAL: Kathmandu under siege- What next? Update 53.

        Note No. 236                23. 08. 2004


by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan. 

The Maoists affiliated trade unions imposed an “indefinite blockade” on the capital, Kathmandu from 18th August.  It is said that not a single vehicle has come through Thankot the entrance to the capital!  No one was willing to defy the Maoists and it is said that the Maoists note the numbers of the vehicles defying the ban and take on them subsequently.  Some vehicles with covered number plates were seen plying in the high way to Kathmandu. 

NEPAL: PM Deuba’s Visit to India: Time to take stock of the situation in Nepal: Update 54

Note No. 328            08. 08. 2004

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is visiting India from 8th September for five days. His visit is coming not a day late as Nepal is now going through a very critical phase and it needs India’s support and help.

NEPAL: Deuba’s Visit and there after Update 55.

Note No. 240                                                                   28. 08. 2004

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

NEPAL: The "Six" Queries of Maoists: Deuba needs to be assertive. Update 56.

Note No.242         07. 10. 2004

by Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

In the ongoing Maoists insurgency, it was generally thought that the Maoists having reached a stage of strategic balance and are now poised to move to the next phase of "strategic offensive." Indications to this effect were many, including the recent plenum meeting held by the Maoists referred to in the last update.

NEPAL: Current Situation- reality check 2- Update 58.

Note No. 247                                                                               11. 12. 2004


by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

NEPAL: Current Situation- reality check 2- Update 58.

Note No. 244            22. 10. 2004

by Dr S.Chandrasekharan.

With the Maoists declaring cease-fire for nine days for Dasain and the government reciprocating, it is time to make a reality check of the current situation in Nepal, the performance of the Deuba government and the state of law and order.


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