» 01/21/2013, 00.00
Bible sales among non-Christians double
Tired of Maoist promises, more and more Nepalis turn to the Bible's message of hope, this according to Bible for the World. The Christian text is a bestseller in stores.
UN denies subsidy to 4 thousand former Maoist guerrillas. Protests across Nepal
The former combatants threaten a return to armed struggle. Clashes with the police and cars burned in the capital and the rest of the country. First mass protest since disarmament of the militias of the September 20, 2011.
Maoists get Home Affairs Ministry amid fears of new violence
Maoists now will be in charge of the country’s internal security. The appointment is the result of a secret deal between Communist PM Khanal and Maoist leaders. The party representing the former guerrilla fighters also controls 19,000 armed men.
Orderly voting in Nepal, Maoists defeated in first round
Only a few incidents at a handful of polls, but at least four are dead. Tallying the votes will take more than 10 days. Maoists defeated in the first round.
Nepal risks new civil war
The only Christian member of the committee set up to monitor the ceasefire between the government and Maoists warned that the two parties were "shamelessly violating" the June accord: "If the scheduled talks fail, the guerrilla war will resume in the cities".
Parties reach deal to save Nepal’s peace process
A first draft of the new constitution and guidelines to reintegrate Maoist fighters should be ready in three-month time. However, there are many questions about how prepared the parties are to work together. The deal for example lacks binding principles and a detailed agenda.
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