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Nepal’s sex symbol is Maoists’ new face

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 18, 2010

GULF TIMES, DOHA

“I will endure fire but not injustice,” she says stoutly in her Facebook account. “I will endure thirst but not abuse. I am

Rekha Thapa: New avatar

the daughter of Nepal, who will never falter.”

It is not the kind of message one would expect from a silver screen star and sex symbol.

However, it fits Nepalese actor Rekha Thapa like a glove in her current avatar – the new Maoist gal on the block.

The 20-something sensual lass from eastern Nepal, a household name for her skimpy outfits and power to generate controversies, is the new publicity weapon of the former guerrillas, hobnobbing with their top leaders to spruce up the formerly underground party’s public image.

Rekha, who shot in the limelight by doing her own stunts, picking up a fight with Bollywood bad man Shakti Kapoor and ruffling the feathers of a Hindu organisation with her backless blouse, is now on a new publicity arc after having formally joined the Maoist party. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prachanda in China, to talk on support for Nepal development

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 23, 2010

Telegraph Nepal

Pushpa Kamal Dahal beamingly said minutes ahead of his departure to his four day trip to China, October 22, 2010, that he will hold talks with the high level Chinese authorities over several important issues including Nepal’s Constitution drafting process, institutionalizing peace and to seek support for overall development of Nepal. In many more ways than one, Prachanda appears to be in a mood to “include” China in Nepal’s peace and constitution drafting process. No wonder.

Chairman Dahal was welcomed by a Chinese ministerial team led by vice minister Ai Ping at the Shanghai airport. The deputy chief of the international bureau of Communist Party of China was also present at the Airport.  Dahal had landed exactly 10:00 PM local time in Shanghai.

The Chinese team will accompany Dahal to Beijing on Sunday.

This was Chairman Dahal’s fifth visit to China after his party joined the main-stream politics upon return from his New Delhi stay during the people’s war. Read the rest of this entry »

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The danger in India’s Nepal policy

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 19, 2010

The Hindu By Siddharth Varadarajan

New Delhi might have been a reluctant midwife these past few years but it always managed to come out on the right side

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Nepal's former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal during their meeting in New Delhi in August 2009.

of the changes Nepal was undergoing. Not anymore.

You know you’ve hit rock-bottom when an intelligence operative in the Indian mission in Kathmandu calls up a member of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly and threatens to have his daughter’s provisional admission in the embassy-run Kendriya Vidyalaya revoked if he doesn’t vote a particular way.

Welcome to the diplomatic brilliance of a rising India, a country which is bedevilled with intractable political problems in Kashmir, its forested heartland and the north-east but which doesn’t think twice about plunging headlong into the cesspit of day-to-day politics in a neighbouring nation. The threatening phone call was made by the Indian embassy official on the eve of the fourth round of voting in the CA earlier this month between the Maoist candidate for Prime Minister, Prachanda, and the Nepali Congress (NC) candidate, Ram Chandra Poudel. Given the Read the rest of this entry »

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