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The Nepal Digest Wednesday 13 September 95: Bhadra 30 2052 BS Volume 42 Issue 6

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When Mr Keshav Bhattarai says that the SC has defended "the national interest", what he really means is: it has defended the interest of Congress and its so-called coalition. Also, his sentiments against the editorials of Hindustant Times and Times of India are unfounded. I think they were very objective analyses. Dr Tiwari has summed it up very well too when he says, with its decision, the Supreme Court has become just another political party.

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Copyright 1995 Xinhua News Agency

The materials in the Xinhua file were compiled by The Xinhua News Agency. These materials may not be republished without the express written consent of The Xinhua News Agency.
 
          The Xinhua General Overseas News Service, SEPTEMBER 10, 1995

HEADLINE: d p 1311 bc- nepal -government resign hke091028 --nepali communist government resigns

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 10; ITEM NO: 0910141

 BODY:
   king birendra of nepal today accepted the resignation of prime minister man mohan adhikari after he was defeated in a no-confidence motion in parliament earlier today. the 205-seat house of representatives passed the no-confidence motion against the prime minister by a simple majority with 107 for and 88 against today. however, the king asked the prime minister and the council of ministers, or the cabinet, to continue to work until the formation of a new government. the no-confidence motion was tabled by the main opposition the nepali congress earlier at the special house session which was convened from tuesday after the house was reinstated by the supreme court late august. the house was dissolved by the king in june at the recommendation of the prime minister as a pre-emptive move to avert a no-confidence motion by the opposition. it was expected that a mew coalition government would be formed by three major opposition parties in the parliament, namely the nepal congress, the national democratic party and the nepal goodwill party soon.sion. according to the economic survey of fiscal 1994-95, students enrolled in private schools including primary, secondary and high schools were estimated at 459,209 in mid-april 1994, while those enrolled in the public schools were 3,376,839.

SEPTEMBER 10, 1995, SUNDAY 10:02 Eastern Time

LENGTH: 49 words

HEADLINE: u p 518 bc- nepal -motion hke091020 --urgent: no-confidence motion against nepali pm approved

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 10; ITEM NO: 0910092

 BODY:
   a no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition the nepali congress (nc) against prime minister man mohan adhikari of the communist minority government was approved with 107 for and 88 against at the special session of the nepali 205-seat lower house here this afternoon.

SEPTEMBER 10, 1995, SUNDAY 10:02 Eastern Time

LENGTH: 343 words

HEADLINE: d p 2255 bc- nepal -no-confidence motion hke091022 --nepali lower house approves no-confidence motion

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 10; ITEM NO: 0910104

 BODY:
   a special session of the nepali lower house approved a no-confidence motion against prime minister man mohan adhikari of the communist minority government here this afternoon. the no-trust motion, tabled by the main opposition, the nepali congress (nc), was approved at the 205-seat lower house with 107 for and 88 against. the vote was conducted after replies made by prime minister man mohan adhikari to questions raised by opposition mps through televising by the state-run nepal television while staying in hospital bed. the nepal television finished the televising of the prime minister's replies earlier this morning in the teaching hospital where he is being hospitalized in the presence of the local press. the special session of the second parliament starting on september 5 was called after the supreme court ruled on august 28 to revive the lower house which was dissolved by king birendra on july 13 at the recommendation of the prime minister to avoid a no-trust motion tabled by the opposition. the nc motion was also supported by other two opposition parties, the national democratic party with 19 seats and the good will party with 3 seats, in the house in addition to mps from other parties or independents. the communist party of nepal (uml), the largest party in the lower house with 88 seats, came to power on december 30, 1994 through the mid-term polls held the same year. it is expected that a three-party coalition government led by the nepali congress would be set up soon. the coalition government would consist of the nepali congress, the national democratic party (rpp) and the good will party. according to the 1990 constitution, the communist prime minister was already dismissed once the no-confidence motion against him was approved by the lower house with single majority. the new coalition government, according to the constitution, should gain a vote of confidence in the house within 30 days after its formation.

SEPTEMBER 10, 1995, SUNDAY

LENGTH: 115 words

HEADLINE: more private high schools approved in nepal

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 10; ITEM NO: 0910049

 BODY:
   the nepali government has approved the establishment of a total of 400 private high schools in the country's various districts. according to the ministry of education, culture and social welfare, out of the 2,242 high schools approved and recognized by the government, more than 1,000 are operated through private funding. the government has decided earlier to extend the provision of free education to class ten from the next academic session. according to the economic survey of fiscal 1994-95, students enrolled in private schools including primary, secondary and high schools were estimated at 459,209 in mid-april 1994, while those enrolled in the public schools were 3,376,839.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1995, SATURDAY

LENGTH: 179 words

HEADLINE: no-confidence vote in nepali house deferred

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 9; ITEM NO: 0909177

 BODY:
   vote in the nepali parliament on the no-confidence motion against prime minister man mohan adhikari was deferred to sunday due to adhikari's health condition. it was announced by speaker of the house of representatives ram chandra poudel before today's meeting of the special house session started. poudel friday fixed today as the date for adhikari to answer the questions raised in the no-confidence motion by the opposition and then the house to vote on the motion. however, the speaker made this postponement after discussing with the doctors attending the prime minister in hospital and consulting with leaders of the ruling and opposition parties in the parliament. he said the prime minister would reply the questions raised by opposition lawmakers while staying on hospital bed, and his replies would be televised by the state-run
 nepal television. prime minister adhikari has been under medical treatment in hospital after he was injured in a helicopter crash in mid-august. discussion on the no-confidence motion continued today at the house session.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1995, FRIDAY

LENGTH: 227 words

HEADLINE: nepali newspaper available in cyberspace

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 8; ITEM NO: 0908073

 BODY:
   a national english newspaper in nepal, the kathmandu post, has become the first asian paper to be available free in cyberspace, the newspaper said today. all those around the world who are hooked through their computers to internet, a global computer network, are free to gain access to the post's electronic version on the same day of publication, it said. the newspaper was first placed on internet last week, and it became available regularly from thursday. the free electronic distribution service was a joint venture program between the newspaper and a local communications company. thousands of nepalese living abroad and having access to internet would find this service very useful, said sanjib raj bhandari, executive director of mercantile communications company. according to technical staff, readers around the globe could even send on-line letters to editors of the post and contribute their articles through internet. internet is a collection of thousands of computer networks, millions of computers and more than 30 million users all over the world who share a compatible means to interact with each other through digital data exchange. mercantile communications provides access to full internet services in nepal, including e-mail facilities and on-line access to thousands of databases across the world, according to the company.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1995, FRIDAY

LENGTH: 204 words

HEADLINE: nepali house speaker meets pm in hospital

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 8; ITEM NO: 0908213

 BODY:
   ram chandra poudel, speaker of the lower house, while initiating today's special session of the house, informed that a team including the speaker and other parties' leaders and mps had met prime minister man mohan adhikari in the hospital this morning. they also met with members of the medical board of the teaching hospital and were informed that the prime minister was required complete bed rest for the next three weeks until september 29. those who met with the prime minister include also deputy prime minister madhav kumar
 nepal, leader of the main opposition party sher bahadur deuba. poudel said that an all-party meeting was being held, discussing how to conclude the fixed program of the house, adding "the solution will be found out through the discussion". the discussion was still going on late this evening with no result being found out yet, informed sources said. according to the schedule declared, september 9 would be the date for the prime minister to give his replies to questions raised by mps during discussion over the non-confidence motion against the prime minister tabled by the main opposition the nepali congress, and then voting of the motion would be followed later the same day.

 SEPTEMBER 7, 1995, THURSDAY

LENGTH: 179 words

HEADLINE: no-confidence motion tabled at house session in nepal

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 7; ITEM NO: 0907220

 BODY:
   the main opposition party in nepal today tabled a no-confidence motion against prime minister man mohan adhikari at the second meeting of the lower house special session. leader of the nepali congress party in the parliament sher bahadur deuba presented the written motion of no-confidence at the session, saying that the house of representatives had lost confidence in the prime minister. the motion was signed by 77 lawmakers from the nepali congress party. the special session of the house of representatives, which comprises 205 lawmakers, was convened from tuesday after the parliament was reinstated by the supreme court in late august. the house had been dissolved three months ago by the king at the recommendation of prime minister adhikari. the single item on the agenda of the ongoing house session is to deliberate the opposition-filed no-confidence motion against the ruling communist government which formed last year after winning the november mid-term election. it was expected the house would hold a vote on the no-confidence motion saturday.

Copyright 1995 Agence France Presse
                              Agence France Presse

            September 10, 1995 Nepal -politics-resign 09:38 Eastern
                                      Time

SECTION: International news

LENGTH: 240 words

HEADLINE: Communist government premier resigns following defeat in parliament

DATELINE: KATHMANDU, Sept 10

 BODY:
    Nepal's prime minister Man Mohan Adhikari Sunday evening tendered his resignation to King Birendra following his communist party's loss of a parliamentary no-confidence motion, state-run radio announced.

   The king accepted Adhikari's resignation and asked him to continue in office until a new government could be formed, the radio said quoting a royal palace press communique.

The Communist Party-United Marxist and Leninist (NCP-UML) minority government Sunday afternoon lost the no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sher Bahadur Deuba at the house of representatives.

   Altogether 107 MPs of the NC, the rightist Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), the pro-India Nepal Sadvhavana Party (NSP) and independents voted against the communist government, ending its ten-month-old rule.

   The communist party had won only 88 votes.

 September 10, 1995 Nepal -politics 1 07:53 Eastern Time

SECTION: International news

LENGTH: 547 words

HEADLINE: Nepal's communist government collapses

DATELINE: KATHMANDU, Sept 10

 BODY:
    Nepal's minority communist government fell on Sunday and the opposition was expected to form a new government within 24 hours, state television and radio reported.

   The Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist and Leninist (NCP-UML) government lost a vote of censure in the house of representatives by 107 votes to 88.

 The Nepali Congress, the right wing Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), the small Nepal Sadvhavana Party (NSP) and independents all voted against the 10-month old government.

   "It was a peaceful transfer of power by the NCP-UML and the new cabinet headed by (Congress leader Sher Bahadur) Deuba will be sworn in Monday," a parliamentary official said.

   The vote was held after the supreme court ruled last month that King Birendra had been wrong to dissolve parliament and call new elections for November in accordance with a request from Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, a veteran communist.

   Adhikari said before the vote he would resign if defeated. The communists were the largest single party after elections last November but with 88 seats in the 205-member house could only pass legislation with opposition backing.

   "Today's successful democratic transfer of power has further consolidated
 Nepal's parliamentary process," speaker Ram Chandra Paudyel said after announcing the result.

On Sunday evening he is scheduled to write to the King to tell him formally of the NCP-UML's defeat.

   The parliamentary vote had been scheduled for Saturday but was postponed a day after the NCP-UML asked that Adhikari be allowed more time to prepare his defence.

   He has been in hospital after breaking his shoulder in a helicopter crash last month and his speech was broadcast live on state radio and television from his hospital bed on Sunday afternoon.

   "The NCP-UML government has never done anything that diminished the dignity of parliament -- it is surprising that some people are saying the government has weakened the legislature," Adhikari said.

   "That people used to tyranny seek to teach democracy is ridiculous," he added.

   Adhikari had earlier said he would accept the result of the vote and denied his government had failed to control corruption, control market prices, mend the the country's economy and maintain law and order.

   "In fact, during our rule, law and order were very good," he said.

September 10, 1995 Nepal -politics-vote lead 06:27 Eastern
                                      Time

SECTION: International news

LENGTH: 280 words

HEADLINE: Nepal's communist government collapses

DATELINE: (ADDS detail)

 BODY:
   KATHMANDU, Sept 10 (AFP) - Nepal's minority communist government lost a no-confidence vote on Sunday and the opposition was expected to form a government on Monday, state television and radio reported.

   The Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist and Leninist (NCP-UML) government was defeated 107 votes to 88 in the house of representatives, reports said.

The Nepali Congress, right wing Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Nepal Sadvhavana Party (NSP) and independents all voted against the 10-month old government.

   Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba was to form the new government.

   "It was a peaceful transfer of power by the NCP-UML and the new cabinet headed by Deuba will be sworn in Monday," a parliamentary official said.

   The vote was held after the supreme court ruled last month that King Birendra was wrong to dissolve parliament and call new elections for November, as Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, a veteran communist, had asked.

   Adhikari said before the vote he would resign if defeated. The communists were the largest single party after elections last November. But with 88 seats could only pass legislation with the backing of opposition groups.

September 10, 1995 Nepal -politics-vote 06:13 Eastern Time

SECTION: International news

LENGTH: 146 words

HEADLINE: Nepal's communist government falls after losing censure motion

DATELINE: KATHMANDU, Sept 10

 BODY:
    Nepal's minority communist government on Sunday lost a censure motion tabled by the main opposition Nepali Congress party, news reports said.

   In parliament, 107 MPs of the Congress, the right wing Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), the Nepal Sadvhavana Party (NSP) and independents voted against the government, effectively ending its ten-month rule.

   The Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist and Leninist (NCP-UML) minority government was supported by its 88 MPs.

September 10, 1995 Nepal -politics-Adhikari 1 04:09 Eastern
                                      Time

SECTION: International news

LENGTH: 547 words

HEADLINE: Nepali premier may resign

DATELINE: KATHMANDU, Sept 10

 BODY:
   Nepali premier Man Mohan Adhikari was likely to resign Sunday ahead of a parliamentary no-confidence motion to be tabled against him by the country's main opposition, ruling party sources said here.

   The communist party sources said the prime minister would quit before the motion in a bid to the flagging morale of communist parliamentarians and activists, who have been embroiled in months of conflict with the opposition.

 But, depsite the persistent reports ciruclating here, Adhikari and his
 Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist and Leninist (NCP-UML) party denied the claims, saying he not quit before the motion scheduled for later in the day.

   "The rumour of premier's resignation is baseless because the party has already announced that it would face the censure motion Sunday after Mr. Adhikari delivers his statement on the motion," an NCP-UML Standing Committee member said.

   The premier himself told reporters that he would face the no-confidence debate, but said he would resign if his party lost the vote.

   "If I fail to win the confidence of the house, I will not remain in the government. I will not be doing anything from anyone's pressure but will pursue the constitution," Adhikari said from his hospital bed.

   Talking to newsman from his hospital bed Adhikari said:

   He also denied opposition allegations that his government had failed to control administrative corruption, control market prices, mend the country's economy and maintain law and order.

"The charges on us are baseless and fictitious. In fact, during our rule, law and order situation was very good," he said.

   "Revenue has increased and trade to foreign nations have increased by 8.5 percent," the premier said.

   "The former NC government put the allegations on us to cover up its mistakes committed during its three-year rule," he said.

   In the debate, Adhikari was expected to counter allegations made by the opposition parties against him and his government. The house was due to vote on the motion at around 3 p.m., the source said.

   The opposition -- the Nepali Congress (NC), the rightist Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and the pro-India Nepal Sadbhavana Party (NSP) was to decide the fate of the 10-month-old communist government.

   The motion motion tabled by the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, comes following the reinstatement of parliament by the supreme court after the king dissolved it earlier this year on the advice of the premier.

                    Copyright 1995 Deutsche Presse-Agentur
                            Deutsche Presse-Agentur

                     September 10, 1995, Sunday, BC Cycle
                          12:48 Central European Time

SECTION: International News

LENGTH: 614 words

HEADLINE: Nepal's first communist government voted out

DATELINE: Kathmandu

 BODY:
    The minority government of the Nepal Communist Party (United Marxist-Leninist UML) was, as expected, voted out of power in a no-confidence battle in parliament on Sunday.

    The vote result in the lower house of parliament was 107 for to 88 against, after an impassioned defence of his government's performance by Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, 74, from his hospital bed.

The defeat of the minority Communist government paves the way for a loose-knit coalition government to be formed by the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, the National Democratic Party and the Nepal Sadbhabana Party.

    The man to succeed Adhikari as prime minister is 49-year-old Sher Bahadur Deuba.

    The Communist government was formed in November 1994 after mid-term polls returned a hung parliament. Despite King Birendra's invitation to form a government none of the political parties came forward to form one with coalition with others.

    The king then had to call on the UML as the single largest party in the house to form a government.

    The Nepali Congress Party which moved the no-confidence motion, had become more and more nervous about the UML's rising popularity among the largely illiterate and poor people of the kingdom.

    The party, along with the National Democratic Party, had feared an increase in the UML's seats in parliament should elections be called by the communists.

    The speaker of the house will now go to the Nepalese royal palace and inform the king of the no-confidence vote outcome.

    The king, who has been playing the role of a titular head of state since 1990, will relieve Adhikari and call on the leader of the opposition to form a new government.

    It is the only second time in Nepal's history that a government has been ousted in a no-confidence vote. The first was in 1983 when the government led by Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa was voted out. dpa ds

September 9, 1995, Saturday, BC Cycle
                          14:57 Central European Time

SECTION: International News

LENGTH: 440 words

HEADLINE: Nepalese premier to reply to House debate from hospital bed

DATELINE: Kathmandu

 BODY:
    In an unprecedented move, Nepalese Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, 74, is to offer a reply from his hospital bed in the debate on the no-confidence motion against his government.

    The prime minister, recovering from an August 14 helicopter crash, said doctors at Kathmandu's Teaching Hospital had advised him he requires three more weeks of complete rest.

 His request to the speaker of the House to postpone debate until his release had been rejected, leaving him no choice but to plead his case from his hospital bed, a presidential spokesman said.

    The no-confidence motion against the minority Communist government was formally put before the lower house of Nepalese parliament on Thursday by the leader of the Nepali Congress party, Sher Bahadur Deuba, who heads the opposition.

    A meeting of the House committee agreed Saturday to allow the premier to make his reply at the hospital and, if unable physically continue, other members of the government would be allowed to continue his arguments.

    A vote on the motion was set for Sunday and analysts predicted the minority government would lose.

    Man Mohan Adhikari had in June dissolved the House and ordered fresh elections for November. But in a surprise verdict, the Nepalese Supreme Court revived the House and a no-confidence motion was then taken up.. dpa sb

                    September 6, 1995, Wednesday, BC Cycle
                          06:39 Central European Time

SECTION: International News

LENGTH: 507 words

HEADLINE: Former Nepalese prime minister implicated in airline scandal

DATELINE: Kathmandu

 BODY:
    Investigators have found former Nepalese prime minister and leader of the opposition Nepali Congress Party, Girija Prasad Koirala, guilty of abusing his power in a scandal involving the country's airline, the government said Tuesday.

    A three-member commission headed by judge Min Bahadur Raymajhi also implicated the then tourism minister, Ram Hari Joshi of involvement in the scandal, the government added.

The results of the probe were made public days before the minority communist United Marxist-Leninist (UML) government faces a vote of confidence.

    The vote comes after the Nepali Congress Party, in power from 1991 to 1994, registered a no-trust motion against the nine-month-old minority communist government in June this year, alleging mismanagement.

    The commission believes the two men were involved in a deal which led to Royal Nepal Airlines losing millions of rupees, the government said. The losses followed a decision in 1993 to appoint a British-based Indian company as the general sales agent for the airline in Europe.

    The communist government said action would be initiated against the men.

    The public accounts committee of the Nepalese parliament indicted Girija Prasad Koirala in July last year but Koirala, who was then prime minister, dissolved the house and ordered fresh elections before the committee report could report to parliament.

    Koirala is alleged to have called directors of the airline to his official residence and used his influence to get them to award the deal to the Indian company. dpa tpm

*************************************************************** From: Durga Dahal <daha9014@uidaho.edu> To: The Nepal Digest <NEPAL@cs.niu.edu> Subject: Re: The Nepal Digest - September 10, 1995 (27 Bhadra 2052 BkSm)

Several Peace Corp People are interested on commenting about Nepal. It is good to know that they still have a good memory of Nepal. My horrible question to those lucky volunters, who went in others money to polute Nepal is Did you enjoy the peace loving society of Nepal? May be Neapli are poor do they eat the beaf? they call it "Sino." You rich in America ever eat Lamb? How many of you lucky volunteers maintained discipline in Nepal and charge Neapli Illegally living in America? I have to answer these questions daily in the institution I am studying. I am sorry for many Peace Corp Volunteers who watch us always negatively. I also wish to thank to those good Peace Corp Volunteers, if they have done any good work on behalf of Nepal and Nepali.

********************************************************* Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 00:47:39 +0100 (BST) From: "T. Gurung" <tg200@cus.cam.ac.uk> To: The Nepal Digest <NEPAL@cs.niu.edu> Subject: Re: The Nepal Digest - September 10, 1995 (27 Bhadra 2052 BkSm)

Dear Editor and Netters,

Thank you very very much. I enjoyed my time in Cambridge by finding your company through this wonderful outcome of the technological innovation. I have just finished my study time in here and therefore, I would like to thank you very much to all of you and would like to say good-bye for now. In Cambridge, the last message I would be able to read is on the 20th of this month. Then I will be gone back to Nepal. So I kindly request the Editor for not sending TND anymore by then on this address. Although I would love to be in touch like this way and hope to contribute in the intellectual debates, unfortunately I do not have an access to an e-mail back home. If in future it becomes possible then I will write you again.

If any of dear netters would like to write me at some point of time, please find my snail mail addresses as below:

Home: Dipnangr
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Office: Lumle Agricultural Research Centre
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I wish you all the best of your life time.

Yours always, Tek B. Gurung Cambridge.

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*********************************************************************************************** From: ALOK@unlimit.mos.com.np To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 21:02:57 Subject: Hello from Kathmandu

            So the communist prime minister is gone. Windows 95 hits Kathmandu in a really big way (i.e. stories if copyright violations abound). And the Kathmandu Post is now on the World Wide Web (special thanks to Rajendra at UIUC, Sanjib Rajbhandari and the gang at Mercantile and Kumar Oli and other techno-savvy journalist at the Post).

            Speaking of which, can you imagine the folks at the National Computer Center (NCC) joining hands with the Nepal Door- Sanchar to fly the Rising Nepal in cyberspace? No way, right. Ah! The timidity of state-owned enterprises!.

            What else is new in Kathmandu and in Nepal? Plenty of things. For starters, fashion shows are the rage these days. Tomorrow night is the night Nepal chooses a Miss Nepal, amidst the sell-out crowd of literati and the glitterati at the new convention hall in Baneswor. The Zee TV generation dots the numerous cafes, dance clubs, hang-out places. And one sings to the tune of "dust, dust, baby" when walking on the streets of the capital.

            Outside of the capital, things are placid. And more beautiful. Life as usual. In other words, poorer and poorer. And, oh, unemployment remains the numero uno problem. Any solutions?

            And the yeti still lives up in the Himalayas. So goes the legend, at least.

namaste ashu Kathmandu, nepal

(with special thanks to Alok Tuladhar of the Unlimited Software for letting me use his e- mail like this. And, oh, a certain Mr. Thapliya at 02139 Zip Code, please write/call/telex/fax/e-mail home. All your friends in Kathmandu are worried about you :-) In other words, what's your e- mail account? :-)

************************************************************* To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: News 9/8/95 Date: Mon, 11 Sep 95 11:28:58 EDT From: karkis@mail.med.upenn.edu (Sher B. Karki)

 Copyright 1995 British Broadcasting Corporation
                        BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

                           September 8, 1995, Friday

SECTION: Part 1 Former USSR; RUSSIA; EE/D2403/B

LENGTH: 243 words

HEADLINE: OTHER REPORTS; Nepalese Foreign Ministry delegation in Moscow

SOURCE: Source: ITAR-TASS news agency (World Service), Moscow, in Russian 1218 gmt 6 Sep 95

 BODY:
   [13] Text of report by ITAR-TASS news agency

   Moscow, 6th September, ITAR-TASS diplomatic correspondent Vladimir Solntsev: The foreign ministries of Russia and Nepal have taken a step forward in bringing the two countries closer together. They have agreed to hold mutual political consultations on a regular basis. The ITAR-TASS correspondent learned today 6th September that an agreement to this effect has been confirmed by the signatures of diplomats from the two countries, following talks held in Moscow on 4th-5th September between a Nepalese Foreign Ministry delegation led by Kedar Bkhatka Shrestha, secretary for foreign affairs name and office as received , and Albert Chernyshev, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.

   Igor Ivanov, First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, who received the delegation, expressed the hope that putting Russian-Nepalese political consultations on a regular footing would make them an effective mechanism for coordinating all aspects of their traditionally friendly bilateral relations.

   The Russian side at the talks pointed out that relations with the Himalayan Kingdom have an "independent value" for Moscow which "does not intend to make them dependent on the state of relations with other countries" . The sides confirmed their resolve to make maximum use of "the potential for cooperation, first of all in the trade and economic sphere, which has not yet been fully used" .

 September 8, 1995, Friday

SECTION: Unknown Part; WORLD BROADCASTING INFORMATION NEWS; EE/0036/WA

LENGTH: 162 words

HEADLINE: VOICE OF REBELLIOUS IRAQ; Opposition MPs complain about lack of impartiality in Radio Nepal's news coverage

 BODY:
   [33] Text of report by Radio Nepal

   A team of eight parliamentarians of the opposition Nepali Congress led by the coordinator of the information and communications words indistinct , met the authorities of Radio Nepal at Singha Durbar the radio station's headquarters this afternoon 3rd September and complained about Radio Nepal's inability to maintain impartiality in recent days.
   The visiting team said Radio Nepal was broadcasting news which were as heard damaging the image of the Supreme Court following its recent verdict on the House of Representatives a ruling by the court on 28th August overturned the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the holding of a general election, ordering instead that parliament be reinstated .

   The team suggested that Radio Nepal immediately stop broadcasting such news and instead maintain a balance of events in its news bulletins.

 September 7, 1995, Thursday

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2402/A

LENGTH: 186 words

HEADLINE: INTERNAL AFFAIRS; Ruling CPN-UML party decides to face no-confidence vote

SOURCE: Source: All-India Radio external service, New Delhi, in English 1000 gmt 6 Sep 95

 BODY:
   [15] Text of report by All-India Radio

   The crisis in Nepal appears to have blown over with the ruling Communist Party of Nepal deciding to face the vote of no confidence in parliament and sit with the opposition if they lose. Talking to newsmen in Kathmandu after the parliamentary party meeting, the party General Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Mr Madhav Kumar Nepal said they may differ with the Supreme Court verdict but will respect it and uphold constitutional norms and values. AIR's All-India Radio Kathmandu correspondent says the party did not put up much resistance in the lower house yesterday 5th September to the convening of a special session. Even the frontal organizations of the ruling party have scaled down their agitation against the verdict.

   Meanwhile, the prime minister, Mr Manmohan Adhikari, who is convalescing in the hospital, has again requested the speaker to postpone voting on a no-confidence motion as he would like to reply to the debate personally as soon as he is able to do so. Voting on the motion is slated for Saturday 9th Serptember after two days of debate.

 Copyright 1995 Xinhua News Agency

The materials in the Xinhua file were compiled by The Xinhua News Agency. These materials may not be republished without the express written consent of The Xinhua News Agency.

                          SEPTEMBER 7, 1995, THURSDAY

LENGTH: 179 words

HEADLINE: no-confidence motion tabled at house session in nepal

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 7; ITEM NO: 0907220

 BODY:
   the main opposition party in nepal today tabled a no-confidence motion against prime minister man mohan adhikari at the second meeting of the lower house special session. leader of the nepali congress party in the parliament sher bahadur deuba presented the written motion of no-confidence at the session, saying that the house of representatives had lost confidence in the prime minister. the motion was signed by 77 lawmakers from the nepali congress party. the special session of the house of representatives, which comprises 205 lawmakers, was convened from tuesday after the parliament was reinstated by the supreme court in late august. the house had been dissolved three months ago by the king at the recommendation of prime minister adhikari. the single item on the agenda of the ongoing house session is to deliberate the opposition-filed no-confidence motion against the ruling communist government which formed last year after winning the november mid-term election. it was expected the house would hold a vote on the no-confidence motion saturday.

  Proprietary to the United Press International 1995

                     September 7, 1995, Thursday, BC cycle

SECTION: International

LENGTH: 328 words

HEADLINE: Nepali no-confidence motion entered

BYLINE: BY BHOLA RANA

DATELINE: KATMANDU, Sept. 7

 BODY:
   Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Party, presented Parliament with a no- confidence motion against the ruling administration Thursday in a strong blow against the nation's 9-month-old Communist government. Deuba, the parliamentary party leader of the Nepali congress and the kingdom's next prime minister, charged the Communist government of economic mismanagement, corruption, undermining the judiciary in presenting the motion. The motion will be put to vote after three days of debate scheduled to end Saturday. Speaker of the House of Representatives Ram Chandra Paudel has not set a date for the vote. Ruling party lawmakers rushed toward the speaker's chair and smashed the lectern in the first session after Paudel allowed Deuba to present the motion. Paudel then adjourned the session for 30 minutes. The legislators had stormed the lectern in an attempt to deliver a letter from Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, in which the leader asked for a three-week postponement of the no-confidence vote so he could attend the special Parliament session and discuss the motion. Adhikari had sent a letter, arguing that the rules of procedure state that a prime minister needs to be ''present in Parliament during discussions of such motions. Adhikari said a medical panel ordered him to rest for at least three weeks to recover from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash last month. Opposition members argued that only the king can send special messages to parliament. Deuba again presented the motion after the break ordered by Paudel. There were no further disruptions. Law Minister Subas Newang read Adhikari's letter after Paudel allowed him to speak on a matter of public importance. A coalition of three opposition parties and independents with 107 seats in the 205-member House is poised to replace the minority Communist government when it is inevitably defeated.

 Copyright 1995 Reuters, Limited
                             Reuters World Service

                     September 7, 1995, Thursday, BC cycle

LENGTH: 310 words

HEADLINE: Nepal party moves no-confidence against government

DATELINE: NEW DELHI, Sept 7

 BODY:
    Nepal's main opposition party on Thursday tabled a no-confidence motion against the nine-month-old minority communist government in the lower house of parliament, party officials said.

   "The motion is not inspired by our anger or jealousy towards anyone but by the reponsibilty to save the country from the grave situation created by the United Marxist Leninist (UML) party," Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of Nepali Congress, said.

 Analysts say the government, which has 89 seats in the 202-member assembly, is sure to be defeated on the motion, proposed by major opposition parties who have 106 seats among them.

   If the government is defeated, opposition parties can form a coalition government.

   The opposition said the government had overstepped the constitution and pushed the country towards political uncertainty and economic confusion.

   The Supreme court had ruled Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikary's recommendation to dissolve the lower house of parliament and hold elections was unconstitutional.

   Earlier, the ruling United Marxist Leninist (UML) party caused an uproar in parliament to prevent the opposition tabling the vote of no-confidence against the government.

   As Deuba rose to introduce the censure vote, communist deputies drowned out his voice by banging their tables and shouting, and toppled his podium.

 He was escorted back to his seat and the speaker adjourned parliament for 30 minutes.

   A UML leader, Devi Prasad Ojha, demanded the motion be introduced when Adhikary, who is recovering in hospital from a fractured collar-bone, could face the house.

postponement of the session for three weeks so he could be present for the debate.

   Members of the opposition charged the ruling party with using "delaying tactics to stick to power."

Copyright 1995 Reuters, Limited
                             Reuters World Service

                     September 7, 1995, Thursday, BC cycle

LENGTH: 299 words

HEADLINE: Chaos in Nepal parliament stalls censure vote

DATELINE: KATHMANDU, Sept 7

 BODY:
    Nepal's ruling United Marxist Leninist (UML) party caused an uproar in parliament on Thursday to prevent the opposition tabling a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikary, officials said.

   As Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba rose to introduce the censure vote, communist deputies drowned out his voice by banging their tables and shouting, and toppled his podium.

   A UML leader, Devi Prasad Ojha, demanded the motion be introduced when Adhikary, who is recovering in hospital from a fractured collar-bone, could face the house.

   Adhikary appealed to King Birendra and parliament last week for a postponement of the session for three weeks so he could be present for the debate.

   "We are in no mood to wait until the time demanded by Adhikary," another opposition Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader Prakash Chandra Lohani said. "Any minister could provide replies or the prime minister could give a written reply."

   Members of the opposition charged the ruling party with using "delaying tactics to stick to power."

   The assembly, which King Birendra dissolved in June on Adhikary's recommendation, reconvened on Tuesday to discuss the no-confidence motion against the nine-month-old government.

   King Birendra was obliged to reconvene parliament after the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional Adhikary's recommendation to dissolve parliament and hold fresh elections.

   Analysts say the government, which has 89 seats in the 202-member assembly, is sure to be defeated on the motion, proposed by major opposition parties who have 106 seats among them.

   If government is defeated, opposition parties can form a coalition government.

 Copyright 1995 Deutsche Presse-Agentur
                            Deutsche Presse-Agentur

                    September 6, 1995, Wednesday, BC Cycle
                          06:39 Central European Time

SECTION: International News

LENGTH: 507 words

HEADLINE: Former Nepalese prime minister implicated in airline scandal

DATELINE: Kathmandu

 BODY:
    Investigators have found former Nepalese prime minister and leader of the opposition Nepali Congress Party, Girija Prasad Koirala, guilty of abusing his power in a scandal involving the country's airline, the government said Tuesday.

    A three-member commission headed by judge Min Bahadur Raymajhi also implicated the then tourism minister, Ram Hari Joshi of involvement in the scandal, the government added.

The results of the probe were made public days before the minority communist United Marxist-Leninist (UML) government faces a vote of confidence.

    The vote comes after the Nepali Congress Party, in power from 1991 to 1994, registered a no-trust motion against the nine-month-old minority communist government in June this year, alleging mismanagement.

    The commission believes the two men were involved in a deal which led to Royal Nepal Airlines losing millions of rupees, the government said. The losses followed a decision in 1993 to appoint a British-based Indian company as the general sales agent for the airline in Europe.

    The communist government said action would be initiated against the men.

    The public accounts committee of the Nepalese parliament indicted Girija Prasad Koirala in July last year but Koirala, who was then prime minister, dissolved the house and ordered fresh elections before the committee report could report to parliament.

    Koirala is alleged to have called directors of the airline to his official residence and used his influence to get them to award the deal to the Indian company. dpa tpm

Copyright 1995 Xinhua News Agency

The materials in the Xinhua file were compiled by The Xinhua News Agency. These materials may not be republished without the express written consent of The Xinhua News Agency.

                          SEPTEMBER 6, 1995, WEDNESDAY

LENGTH: 171 words

HEADLINE: 1st consumer fair in nepal expected to spur trade

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 6; ITEM NO: 0906079

 BODY:
   the first consumer fair in nepal, the kathmandu festival, opened here tuesday with an aim at attracting more domestic and international trade. about 120 stalls have been opened by business people from nepal, india and pakistan at the festival site, where free film shows, cultural programs and fashion shows were also launched. readymade garments, decoration items, furnitures, herbal medicine, toys, watches, food and books were on display and sale at the festival. the week-long trade fair was organized with the cooperation of the nepali government, the kathmandu municipality and two pakistani organizations. the government was getting increasingly involved in trade fairs, according to bhaskar rajkarnikar, managing director of the festival. he said, the government had exempted tax on foreign stalls as a move to encourage foreign businessmen into the trade fair. he expected the fair would attract some 50,000 nepali consumers this year, hoping that it would become attractive for indian tourists next year.

 Copyright 1995 British Broadcasting Corporation
                        BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

                           September 5, 1995, Tuesday

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2400/A

LENGTH: 100 words

HEADLINE: FOREIGN RELATIONS; Protest in Kathmandu over reinstatement of parliament

SOURCE: Source: Radio Nepal, Kathmandu, in English 1415 gmt 3 Sep 95

 BODY:
   [23] Text of report by Radio Nepal

   The All- Nepal National Free Students' Union, Democratic National Youth Forum, All- Nepal Women's Association, Nepal Trade Union Federation and All- Nepal (?Peasants') Organization organized a mass meeting in Kathmandu today 3rd September to protest at the recent Supreme Court verdict on the reinstatement of the House of Representatives. Addressing the mass meeting, parliamentarian (?J.P.R . Bandhari) said commenting on the Supreme Court's order does not mean (?disgracing) the court; rather, it is the fundamental right guaranteed by the constitution.

   Deuba was escorted back to his seat and the speaker of the house adjourned parliament for 30 minutes.

****************************************************************** To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: September 1995 issue of Chautari. Date: Mon, 11 Sep 95 11:32:09 EDT Subject: September 1995 issue of Chautari.

The September issue of the monthly newsletter Chautari has already been mailed. If you have not received it and would like to receive one, please send e-mail with you postal address.

It will take a few more days for the September issue of Chautari to be included in the Chautari homepage. The August issue is still there. Point your browsers (graphical only) to :
                http://www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~pbista/chautari

If you would like to contribute (in Nepali or English) for the October issue, please contact us by sending an e-mail to chautari@sci.ccny.cuny.edu

************************************************************ To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Dashain Celebration to be held in New York! Date: Mon, 11 Sep 95 11:31:04 EDT From: Pradeep Bista <pbista@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu>

Society of Nepalese Students in New York (SNSNY) is arranging a Bijaya Dashami 2052 celebration in New York on Saturday, September 23, 1995.

ALL NEPALESE AND FRIENDS OF NEPAL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND.

The program includes among other things, "bhetghat", a cultural programme by talented students, dinner, and dance!

Specifications: Date: September 23, 1995 Time: 6:00 pm Place: College Club Restaurant
        92-32 Union Hall St.,
        (in front of York College) Suggested contribution: $10 per person ($25 for family with more than 2
                                        persons)

CALL (718)544-9655 OR (718)786-9702 FOR MORE INFORMATION. PLEASE CALL BY SEPTEMBER 15 FOR CONFIRMATION. (We need to know the number of people attending to prepare sufficient food)

DIRECTIONS: Cars: GCP East; exit on Parsons Blvd and make a right at the first light; continue on Parsons Blvd to Archer Ave and make a left; go two blocks to Union Hall St. (opposite York College)
(parking space is available for a $3 charge)

--BIJAYA DASHAMI 2052 KO SUBHA UPALAKSHYAMA HAARDIK SUBHAKAMANA--

********************************************************************** Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 12:05:16 -0400 From: rshresth@black.clarku.edu (Rajesh B. Shrestha) To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: The Nepalese American Community

Cross-posted from SCN:
---------------------

darkoa@aol.com (DARKOA) wrote:
>Hello everybody,
>I am seriously looking for information on the above topic for a paper I am
>writing. I do not think very much has been written about this community,
>but I know they exist, and my research paper will help my successors, who
>venture into this intruiging field. Please, everything you say will be
>helpful to me. thanks a lot. DARKOA@aol.com

>From your query, it's not clear what you mean by "community".

1. If you are looking for local 'organized' Nepali groups, you can get the names from Rajendra's http://www.cen.uiuc.edu/~rshrestha/organiz. There is no ONE national organization, however.

2. If you are looking for a written report on Nepalis in America, there is none that I'm aware of. However, if you are willing to spend some time, you can get hold of data from 1990 census (U.S.) and run tables and write a profile. First, you have to decide, however, who are "Nepalis in America": those born in Nepal, or those who trace primary and/or secondary ancestry to Nepal, or both. These are the only ways, i.e. place of birth and ancestry, (as I know) to identify
"Nepalis in America" from the census data.

Just a few days ago, Prof. Mohan Shrestha of Bowling Green, Ohio, informed me that he is planning to organize a seminar in 1996 on the subjects and issues related to "Nepalis in America". A similar seminar initiated by Prof. Shrestha and sponsored by ANMA, ANA etc. was held a couple of years ago that dealt with the subjects and issues related to Nepal.

Can you wait for a year or so? ;) ;) ;)

Kanhaiya

**************************************************************** Date: Fri, 08 Sep 1995 08:44:30 EDT To: The Nepal digest Editor <nepal-request@cs.niu.edu> From: "Pramod K. Mishra" <pkm@acpub.duke.edu> Subject: Reply on Arun III

Dear Editor,

My apologies for the bad format of my piece on Arun III that strained Mr. Pandey's eyes, but I admire his tenacity to plow through the whole piece and post a critique.

Although it's like crying over spilt milk, I'm going to reply to Mr. Pandey's pointed critique of my piece. At a broader level, the whole Arun III phenomenon should make both those who are proud of their "technical" expertise about such projects as Arun III and those who are amateurs in technical fields but are engaged in studying developmental economics ponder over not just where a nut will be screwed but also how that particular nut will affect the long-term health of the whole machine.

Now to Mr. Pandey's critique. Mr. Pandey in his critique seems to hide his "technical" knowledge under such academic jargons of development economics as "capability building" and "sustainability" (all upper case, mind you). If we had waited in Nepal for our local civil engineers to build the Mahendra, Prithwi, and Kodari high ways, we might have to walk ro ride a mule from Biratnagar to Kathmandu even today. What Mr. Pandey seems to forget, maybe overwhelmed by his technical knowledge, is Nepal's history and geography. Historically isolated, endowed with a difficult terrain, Nepal all of a sudden finds itself connected with the rest of the wrold, particularly the fast-paced development of overpopulated India. By the time this jargon capabililty building will be realized, the gap between India's industrial progress based on its Nehruite policy of building India's infrastructure and Nepal's snail-paced "capability building" will be so big that other adverse consequeces will inevitably follow, let alone the starvation and slavery of its people.

Mr. Pandey repeats the argument of higher cost and compares the purchasing power of Americans and Nepalis. Of course, I don't think Nepalis are richer than the Americans, but that doesn't mean anything in this context. Even though Americans are richer than Nepalis, they buy cheaper gas for their vehicles, and even at a higher rate, Nepalis run their cars and motor cycles. But then again, it's not just a matter of growing tomatoes and selling them to earn profit. To compare Arun III in terms of investment and profit, input and output in such narrow terms as cost per unit I think is somewhat short-sighted. You don't build your roads, your basic communication facilities, your law and order structure--in deed, the very backbone of the country--to earn earn immediate profit in terms of coins that you can count right there. Even at a loss, such things as power and roads have the potential for long-term benefit; they help other sectors to produce and earn profit even at their own loss. And the production eventually helps the whole country.

Now this is my impression. But Mr. Pandey ridicules my impression and advances his "facts" (in upper case again). Facts. Facts. Facts. He wants me to be a slave to his facts, subject myself to the tyranny of his facts, as though those facts descended right from the mouth of God. From Vico, Thomas Kuhn, Pasteur to our local prosecutor and defense lawyer, everyone has taught us to be suspicious of facts. Facts only look facts; they very often hide the ideologies and conscious and unconscious intentions of their makers. I think we need to be a little suspicious of facts, and don't believe in everything that NGO's propound. Every organization has its own conscious interests and unconcous blindspots.

About the villages. Well, it's true that the villagers can't eat until the city dwellers fill their bellies. But I don't think all the 201 mw power would have been used to turn on the t.v. sets in the towns.

Mr. Pandey says that privately and locally generated power is the alternative, and he gives one example. Well, it sounds like Gandhi's call for cottage industry in India in place of large scale, heavy industries. Although its value cannot be denied, locally generated and privately owned stations alone might easily replicate the zamindari system, dividing the country in fiefdoms. But that does not mean that local resources should not be tapped; only that such basic resources as power and roads should not be owned by private individuals in a country like Nepal. Roads are not owned by private individuals even in a highly developed capitalist system like the U.S.

Finally, Mr. Pandey makes Arun III and other alternatives an either-or choice. Why not both. Why not Arun III to be completed in ten years while other small-scale projects to be completed sooner.

Infrastructure building cannot be viewed, in my opinion, in narrow profit and loss terms. Time is running out for Nepal, for Nepal is no longer isolated any more from te rest of the world. Nepal's economy is not self-sustaining, so its projects, particularly infrastructure-buildingones, also cannot be viewed strictly by the investment-profit paradigms of self-sustaining advanced countries. If we depended on our capacity to do things on our own, buy stuff on our own money, the country would have been long bankrupt. What Nepal needs is to figure out ways to build its infrastructure for indigious industrial production to have at least a semblance of independence and self-respect before India's giant strides into the twenty-first century, and not get lost in terms like "capability building" and wait for an uncertain future.

******************************************************************* Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 17:31:51 PDT To: nepal-request@cs.niu.edu From: Sharma@wfp.org

     TO: The Nepal Digest
     From: Suresh R. Sharma
     Subject: Supreme Court Decision
     
     Would someone, who has access to the actual decision of the Supreme
     Court on the reinstatement of the parliament, post it on TND? I read
     different opinions about the SC verdict on TND with interest but feel
     lost without the benefit of knowing what it actually decided. I am
     sure others who are expressing their opinion are aware of the full
     reasoning contained in the SC verdict.

****************************************************************** Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 23:46:30 EDT To: nepal-request@cs.niu.edu (The Editor) From: "[the demon]" <rrauniya@polar.Bowdoin.EDU> Subject: info. please

would any one be happening to know the whereabouts (tel. no and/or address) of sanjay sthapit (clark univ class of '95) and anil rungta
(williams college class of '95) ? would appreciate it if you would pass it along.

thanks much. ranjit rauniyar Bowdoin College e-mail: rrauniya@polar.bowdoin.edu

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