Thursday, October 10, 2019

Krishna Bahadur Mahara over rape allegations

Krishna Bahadur Mahara is a Nepalese politician, belonging to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). He was a prominent maoist leader during the civil war. After the maoists entered the peace process, he was elected to parliament/constituent-assembly multiple times, and also became cabinet minister. Following his election to the house of representatives in the 2017 legislative election, he was elected House Speaker. In September 2019, an employee of the parliament secretariat came forward alleging sexual assault by a drunk Mahara at her apartment on the night of 29 September. Mahara resigned as Speaker on 1 October at the behest of his party, and was subsequently arrested and remains in police custody as the investigation is ongoing.
Krishna Bd Mahara
In the April 2008 Constituent Assembly election he was elected from the Dang-3 constituency, winning 20784 votes. He was subsequently appointed as Minister of Information and Communication in the Cabinet headed by CPN (M) Chairman Prachanda and sworn in on 22 August 2008.

Police arrest Krishna Bahadur Mahara over rape allegations
Police took Mahara into custody after the Kathmandu District Court earlier on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against him following a formal complaint by the accuser on Friday.
Police on Sunday took Krishna Bahadur Mahara into custody to investigate rape charges he is facing, in what is the first such high profile arrest in relation to sexual assault allegations.The arrest was made on the basis of a complaint filed by the accuser, an employee at the Parliament Secretariat, at the Baneshwor police post on Friday, five days after an online portal broke the story about rape allegations against Mahara, who has since resigned from the post of the House Speaker.

Even though the complaint was filed on Friday evening, police had not been able to start the process to take Mahara into custody because the court was closed on Saturday.

Hours after the court issued an arrest warrant on Sunday, a police team, led by Durga Regmi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Baneshwor police station, had reached Baluwatar where the House Speaker’s residence is situated.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

FIR lodged against Mahara for attempt-to-rape

A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara for attempt to rape.

The victim lodged complaint at Metropolitan Police Circle, Baneshwar citing attempt to rape and acts of violence, according to police. It has been learnt that further investigation and necessary actions would be taken Sunday onwards.

On September 30, the woman had accused Mahara of raping her the night before in her rented apartment located at Tinkune in an inebriated state. Mahara subsequently resigned from his post of Speaker on October 1 following the accusation. He, however, continues to hold his position as a member of the parliament.

Mahara’s press advisor, Dilli Malla, had released a press statement rebutting the allegation.

In a perplexing turn of events, victim retracted her claim later on the same day. This created much confusion and raised many questions, further indicating an urgent need for investigation.

Police, on October 2, claimed that they were conducting an independent, transparent and rigorous investigation into the alleged rape by Mahara. Likewise, legal experts also asserted that police could not stop their investigation into the allegation of rape against the former Speaker.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Bidhya Devi Bhandar

Bidhya Devi Bhandari is a Nepalese politician who is the current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese Army. She is the first woman to hold the office.
Born: June 19, 1961 (age 57 years), Manebhanjyang
Party: Nepal Communist Party
Spouse: Madan Bhandari (M. 1982–1993)
Siblings: Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Sushila Pandey, Kalpana Bhandari, Degendra Pandey, Kabita Pandey
Parents: Mithila Pandey, Ram Bahadur Pandey
Children: Usha Kiran Bhandari, Nisha Kusum Bhandari

Nepal’s newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari was born in Guranse village of Bhojpur district on June 19, 1961.

She had begun her political career from a leftist student union in late 1970s. She got membership of the then CPN-ML in 1980-81, around two years before she tied the conjugal knot with the famed Communist leader Madan Kumar Bhandari.

Madan Kumar, who was later elected General Secretary of the then CPN-ML and also of the unified CPN-UML, propounded Janatako Bahudaliya Janawad (People’s Multiparty Democracy), the guiding principle of today’s UML.

The leader is also attributed for popularising Nepal’s Communist movement to a new height.

But, the most popular Communist leader of the nation during the time died in a jeep accident in Dasdhunga of Chitwan on 16 May, 1993.  After the yet-to-be-solved mysterious accident, which many people still believe was a murder, the seat of Member of Parliament from Kathmandu-1 was vacant.

Bhandari contested in the by-election to fill the vacancy and she won the race, defeating the former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai of Nepali Congress.

She served as a Member of the Parliament for a year.

Bhandari also won two subsequent parliamentary elections from Kathmandu-2 in 1994 and 1999.

In the 1994 elections, she had defeated Nepali Congress candidate Daman Nath Dhungana. Dhungana was speaker of the House of Representatives before the elections.

She was a member of the Interim Parliament formed after the 2006 Janaandolan II.

The UML leader was the Minister for Defence in the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led government from May 25, 2009 until February 6, 2011. Earlier in 1990s, she was once appointed the Minister for Environment and Population.

She has been leading the party’s sister organisation, All Nepal Women Association, for nearly two decades.

She was elected Vice-Chairperson of the party from its eighth and ninth conventions in February 2009 and July 2014 respectively. She was a Central Committee member of the party since its sixth national convention in January 1998.

Bhandari lost the first Constituent Assembly elections from Kathmandu-4 to Nepali Congress candidate Suprabha Ghimire in 2008. She, however, was elected to the Constitution-writing body in the second CA elections held in November 2013 under the Proportional Representation (PR) system.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Personal History of CK Raut

C. K. Raut (Chandra Kant Raut,- चन्द्र कान्त राउत), PhD (Cambridge), is a formerly US-based computer scientist, author and political leader, who has been involved in demanding a separate Madhesh country for the Madhesi people. He is often placed under house-arrest by the Government of Nepal .
Early life
C.K. Raut
C.K. was born in Mahadeva Village, in the Saptari district, Sagarmatha Zone of Nepal. He attended primary school in his home village, and secondary school in nearby Katti. He went on to study at Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Tokyo University (Japan) and Cambridge University (UK). He is a recipient of Young Nepalese Engineer Award, Mahendra Bidhya Bhusan, Kulratna Gold Medal, and Trofimenkoff Academic Achievement Award.
Professional career
He worked as a computer scientist for the US based company Raytheon BBN technologies.
Political movement
Raut is the founding president of the Non-Resident Madhesi Association, a global diaspora organisation of Madhesi people people living abroad. He is also the founder of the Injot Movement, a social transformation initiative targeted at Nepal, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. In recent years, he has been advocating for an end to racism, colonisation and discrimination imposed on the Madheshi people, by the Nepali "ruling class" by his definition.
On September 13th of 2014, the Government of Nepal arrested Raut for on the grounds of sedition after giving a speech to a gathering of Santhals, an indigenous population of Nepalese, in their annual festival. After his arrest, Raut began to fast in protest, arguing that his right to freedom and expression was being violated by the government. He was subsequently hospitalized on the 25th of September after complaints of severe stomach pain. Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel, Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal, and Agriculture Minister Hari Parajuli visited Raut in the hospital to urge him to end his fast. Raut ended his fast on the October 1st, after 11 days, upon the Nepalese government's request and commitment to respect freedom of expression. The Attorney Office filed a sedition case at the Special Court on October 8th.
International support
New York City based Human Rights Watch issued this statement on the arrest and subsequent filing of sedition charges against Dr Raut:

"The Nepal authorities should immediately withdraw sedition charges and unconditionally release rights campaigner Chandra Kant Raut. His arrest threatens the chances of a robust debate on federalism, and undermines the promise of inclusion. Raut's arrest shows that minority voices can and will be easily sidelined."

Asian Human Rights Commission stated:
"Acknowledging that everyone has the rights to freedom of speech, movement, peaceful assembly and association are the fundamental rights of all human beings everywhere, as also mandated by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which Nepal is a signatory, we expect acknowledgement and assurance of our rights from the state and its agencies. The AHRC urges the government of Nepal to immediately release Dr Chandra Kant Raut. The AHRC fears possible torture, harassment and other ill treatment during their arbitrary arrest by the Morang Police."

Amnesty International also wrote a letter to the Nepalese Minister for Home Affairs, demanding Raut's release.
Books and films
  • मधेश स्वराज / Madhesh Swaraj
  • मधेश का इतिहास / A History of Madhesh
  • वीर मधेशी / Bir Madheshi
  • वैरागदेखि बचावसम्म (आत्मकथा) [Denial to Defense]
  • Black Buddhas: The Madheshis of Nepal (documentary

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

अलविदा रवीन्द्र ! यसरी भएको थियो हेलिकोप्टर दुर्घटना-POWER NEWS

अलविदा रवीन्द्र ! यसरी भएको थियो हेलिकोप्टर दुर्घटना-POWER NEWS

पाइलटले पाथिभराबाट उड्न सक्दिनँ भनेको केहीबेरमै दुर्घटना

पाइलटले पाथिभराबाट उड्न सक्दिनँ भनेको केहीबेरमै दुर्घटना
ताप्लेजुङको फुङलिङ नगरपालिका-१०, काफ्लेपाटी (फुरुङ्गे सिस्नेखोला) नजिकैको तारेढुंगा भीरमा एयर डाइनेस्टीको हेलिकोप्टर दुर्घटना भयो। जसमा संस्कृति, पर्यटन तथा नागरिक उड्डयनमन्त्री रवीन्द्र अधिकारीसहित ७ जनाले ज्यान गुमाए।

डाइनेस्टीको कलसाइन एएस३५० हेलिकोप्टर दिउँसो साढे १ बजे दुर्घटनामा परेको हो।

काठमाडौंबाट पाइलट प्रभाकर केसीले बिहान ८ बजे ७ जनाको टोलीलाई लिएर तेह्रथुमको चुहानडाँडाका लागि प्रस्थान गरेका थिए। चुहानडाँडा विमानस्थलको सम्भाव्यता अध्ययन गर्न उक्त टोली गएको हो।

निरीक्षण गरेर टोली ताप्लेजुङको पाथिभरा मन्दिर पुग्यो। उनीहरुले त्यहाँ दर्शन गरे र काठमाडौं फर्कने तयारी थाले। तर मौसम निकै खराब थियो। हिमपात समेत परेकाले चालक केसीले त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थल टावरलाई सम्पर्क गरी 'तत्काल पाथिभराबाट उड्न सक्दिनँ, केही समय पर्खौं र हेरौं' भनेर जानकारी गराएका थिए।

एक्कासि दिँउसो २ बजेतिर मात्रै हेलिकोप्टर हराएको सूचना टावरले पाएको थियो। तर, हेलिकोप्टरले कतिखेर पाथिभराबाट उडान भरेको थियो भन्ने विमानस्थल टावरलाई सूचना थिएन।

ताप्लेजुङमा बिहानैदेखि कुहिराे लागिरहेकाे र पानी पनि परिरहेकाे छ।

उक्त दुर्घटनामा मन्त्री अधिकारीसहित पर्यटन व्यवसायी आङछिरङ शेर्पा, प्रधानमन्त्रीका निजी सचिव युवराज दाहाल, अर्जुन घिमिरे, नेपाल नागरिक उड्डयन प्राधिकरणका प्रवक्ता वीरेन्द्रप्रसाद श्रेष्ठ, प्राधिकरणकै ध्रुव भोचिभैया र पाइलट केसीको निधन भएको छ।

Thursday, February 21, 2019

ओली, देउवा र प्रचण्डले पशुपति शर्मासँग सिक्नुपर्ने कुराहरु यस्ता छन्

ओली, देउवा र प्रचण्डले पशुपति शर्मासँग सिक्नुपर्ने कुराहरु यस्ता छन्