Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) A deep yearning for change, anger at corrupt politicians and the presence of a large number of youngsters and women among the voters began propelling the Communist Party of Nepal, once a terrorist organisation with a bounty on the heads of its leaders, into an astounding victory belying public anticipation.
Saturday, April 12, 2008 7:05:35 PM
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's dream of nurturing a dynasty was floundering Saturday after vote counting showed his daughter and minister without portfolio Sujata Koirala falling behind in the no-holds barred electoral battle in the volatile Terai plains.
Saturday, April 12, 2008 12:49:39 PM
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) Though Nepal held its first national election after nine years under a truce with its former Maoist guerrillas laying down their arms, the armies of the state as well as the former guerrillas still remain a key factor in deciding the poll results.
Saturday, April 12, 2008 11:27:36 AM
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) An overwhelming desire for change and increase in the number of young voters, many of whom cast their ballot the first time, drove the astounding victory of Nepal's Maoist party, a formerly banned underground organisation that continued to sweep the historic constituent assembly polls.
Saturday, April 12, 2008 10:01:11 AM
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) A ragged group of people who dreamt impossible dreams and dared to take on Nepal's powerful army with homemade guns and bombs, Nepal's Maoist guerrillas established themselves as a formidable force in the 90s when they prevented elections and inflicted punishing losses on the security forces.
Friday, April 11, 2008 5:31:07 PM
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) A remote backward district in far western Nepal, whose fame for its national park was eclipsed in the decade-long 'People's War' due to a high number of disappearances, arbitrary arrests and extra-judicial killings, is now seeking to take revenge on the ruling parties by voting en masse for the former Maoist guerrillas.
Friday, April 11, 2008 1:58:25 PM
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who had fought a 10-year savage war to overthrow the monarchy, tasted victory Friday with trends in Kathmandu valley showing them poised to become the second largest party, after Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's Nepali Congress (NC).
Friday, April 11, 2008 12:39:58 PM
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's Nepali Congress (NC) party, a member of the ruling coalition, had a huge lead in the first seat for which trends were available Friday following Nepal's historic constituent assembly poll.
Friday, April 11, 2008 10:06:15 AM
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Nepal closed its crucial poll hurdle Thursday with over 60 percent voters turning up to cast their vote in the historic constituent assembly election - despite the fear of violence and an indefinite closure call by armed groups in the southern plains.
Thursday, April 10, 2008 7:56:24 PM
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Nepal's neighbour India, which had been advocating that the critical constituent assembly election be held at the earliest, Thursday became the first foreign government to hail the holding of the twice-deferred polls.
Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:10:01 PM
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