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The Nepal Digest Monday 18 September 95: Ashwin 5 2052 BS Volume 42 Issue 9

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********************************************************************** From: MH8@soas.ac.uk To: nepal-request@cs.niu.edu, NEPAL@cs.niu.edu Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 14:48:11 GMT Subject: Re: Himalayan Forum programme

CENTRE OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London WC1H OXG

HIMALAYAN RESEARCH FORUM Autumn Term 1995

Convenor: Michael Hutt Thursdays at 5 p.m. in room G50

Thursday 28 September Kersti Assmann (University of Berlin)
                                The Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling: a nationalist movement?

Thursday 12 October Ben Campbell (University of Manchester)
                        Natural affinities: Tamang discourses on biodiversity and the kinship of species

Four further meetings are being arranged between mid-November and mid-December. Details will be mailed as soon as they have been confirmed.

Michael Hutt Lecturer in Nepali, Editor 'South Asia Research' School of Oriental and African Studies London tel. 71-323-6240/6251 fax 71-436-3844 e-mail mh8@soas.ac.uk

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************************************************************* Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 10:18:54 -0400 To: nepal@cs.niu.edu From: ppant@boss.cee.uc.edu (Prahlad Pant) Subject: Second National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America

September 13, 1995

Dear Friends:
        Namaste!

It is my pleasure to invite you and your family and friends to participate in the Second National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal In North America to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park (a suburb of Washington, D.C.) on May 25-26, 1996 (Memorial Day Weekend). The primary objectives of the convention are as follows:
        (1) To provide a forum for a dialogue on social, cultural, and professional issues concerning the Nepalese American community;
        (2) To facilitate the advancement and enrichment of the Nepalese American community through effective collaborations among individuals, families, and associations; and
        (3) To pave the way for Nepalese organizations in America to better coordinate their activities of mutual interest for the benefit of the Nepalese American community and Nepal.

 In conformity with the above objectives, the general theme of the convention is "Nepalese in America". The convention is organized by the Nepalese American Council, which was established in 1991 "for the purpose of coordinating and facilitating activities among the various Nepalese organizations to avoid duplication of effort; to mobilize their limited resources and know-how; to maintain and foster Nepalese identity and cultural heritage; to further academic and professional advancement; to explore business opportunities; and to contribute to the overall development of Nepal". The Nepalese American Council is registered as a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. The lead sponsor of the convention is the Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA), also a non-profit organization established 14 years ago, which is responsible for the day-to-day planning and coordination of the convention.

I hope that this advance information will allow you sufficient time to plan ahead for attending the convention. Between now and the convention, we will keep you informed about the program through the newsletter and special mailings. Finally, you will receive a registration packet in mid-April, 1996.

Please send me your mailing address if you would like to be included in the mailling list for the convention. A Call for Papers/Presentations has been issued . Please send an abstract not later than December 31, 1995. The accepted papers will be published in a Conference Proceedings.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I may be contacted by phone at 513-556-3690 (office) or 513-851-1019 (home). My fax number is 513-851-1019 and my e-mail address is ppant@uceng.uc.edu.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely, Professor Prahlad D. Pant Chairman, Convention Committee and Past President, ANMA
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Call for Papers/Presentations

The Second National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park (a suburb of Washington, D.C.) on May 25-26, 1996.

As we become a part of the American society, our expectations and values continue to evolve creating a new set of realities. This is the time for us to get together, relate our personal experiences, strengthen our old friendship, make new friends, assess impacts of these new realities on the Nepalese community, and map out future directions the community could take. The general theme of this convention is Nepalese in America. We are, therefore, soliciting your cooperation, proposals, and papers/presentations for this upcoming convention. Please share our concerns, expectations, accomplishments, dreams, and even rude awakenings while living in America.

Papers/presentations can be related (but not limited) to the following topics:

Living in America
        Cultural identity
        Religion and language
        Immigration
        Social assimilation
        Retirement
        Quality of life

Making It in America
        Professional accomplishments
        Political participation
        Social equity
        Citizenship
        Physical and mental stress

Growing Up in America
(Young Nepalese American Perspectives)
        Hopes and expectations
        Challenges and opportunities
        Life at home and at school
        Finding a job and making a living
        Making a life

Nepalese Languages and Literature in America
(A seminar organized in cooperation with the International Nepali Literary Society)
        Language and literature
        Poems not exceeding 30 lines or 100 words (A "Poetry-Gram" will be held on the occasion.)
        Literary writings
        Satires, short stories, folk tales
        Working papers

Please send two copies of the abstract of your paper/presentation or literary work by the end of December, 1995. It should be typed double-space, and should not be more than half a page long. If you would like to publish your paper in the conference proceedings, a manuscript for publication should be received by the end of January, 1996. Please write to the following address for the style sheet:
                                Dr. Mohan N. Shrestha
                                625 Lafayette
                                Bowling Green, OH 43402
                                Phone: 419-352-5984
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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

If you would like to buy a copy of the Proceedings of the First National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America, send a check for $15.00 to:
        ANMA
        c/o Mrs. Bindu Pant
        2367 Springdale Road
        Cincinnati, OH 45231 Please make the check payable to ANMA.

The Proceedings contains all papers presented during the First National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America held at the University of Maryland, College Park on May 25-26, 1991. The convention was organized by the Association of Nepalese in Midwest America in cooperation with: Association of Nepalis in the Americas America-Nepal Friendship Society, New York America-Nepal Society, Washington America-Nepal Society of California Nepalese Community of Greater Boston Friends of Nepal (An association of former Peace Corps Volunteers)

To the best of our knowledge, this 172-page Proceedings, edited by Prof. Mohan Shrestha in a book format, is the first publication of its kind in the U.S.

     Prahlad Pant
     Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
     University of Cincinnati
     PO Box 210071
     Cincinnati, OH 45221-0071
     Phone (513) 556-3691
     Fax (513) 556-2599

*********************************************************************** Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 12:01:55 -0400 To: nepal@cs.niu.edu From: ppant@boss.cee.uc.edu (Prahlad Pant) Subject: Nepalese American Community

Dear Friends,

In response to a query published in a recent issue of TND, I am providing the following information.

(1) To the best of my knowledge, the following non-profit Nepalese organizations currently exist in North America: Nepalese American Council (NAC) Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA) Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) America Nepal Society, Washington, DC (ANS) America Nepal Friendship Society, New York (ANFS-NY) America Nepal Society of California (ANS-CA) Nepalese Association in Southeastern America (NASA) Florida Nepal Association (FNA) Nepa Pasa Pucha Americaye (Washington, DC) Nepalis and Friends Association (Arizona) Nepal Association of Northern California (San Francisco) Greater Boston Nepalese Community Association of Nepalese in Canada Nepalese Community Network of Canada

(I apologize if I inadvertently missed any non-profit Nepalese organization in the above list. Please contact me ASAP so I can update my list.) Additionally, the former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Nepal have an association called "Friends of Nepal".

I think we can expect more local/regional Nepalese associations to be formed in the future as the Nepalese population in North America continues to grow.

The Nepalese American Council was established in 1991 "for the purpose of coordinating and facilitating activities among the various Nepalese organizations to avoid duplication of effort; to mobilize their limited resources and know-how; to maintain and foster Nepalese identity and cultural heritage; to further academic and professional advancement; to explore business opportunities; and to contribute to the overall development of Nepal". (The Council was established by a resolution approved by the representatives of seven participating associations during the First National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America held at the University of Maryland, College Park on May 25-26, 1991). Although the Council is still in its infancy, we envision the Council to be the ONE national Nepalese organization in the future. We hope that the Second National Convention to be held in May 25-26, 1996 (see #3 below for more information about the convention) will allow us toward accomplishing this goal.

(2) To the best of my knowledge, the only publication in a book format about Nepalese in America is the Proceedings of the First National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America held at the University of Maryland, College Park on May 25-26, 1991. In this Proceedings edited by Dr. Mohan Shrestha, you will find several references to research works on Nepalese in America.

(3) On a separate posting to TND, I am sending information on the Second National Convention of Nepalese and Friends of Nepal in North America to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park on May 25-26, 1996
(Memorial Day Weekend). The theme of the convention is "Nepalese in America". The convention is organized by the Nepalese American Council and the Lead Sponsor is the Association of Nepalese in Midwest America (ANMA). I serve as the Chairman of Convention Committee. Currently, the following individuals are assisting me in the planning and organization of the convention: Dr. Mohan Shrestha (Bowling Green, Ohio), Dr. Khagendra Thapa
(Big Rapids, Michigan), Dr. Maheshwor Baidya (Columbus Ohio) , Dr. Sohan Khatiwada (Chicago), and Mr. Hom Nath Subedi (Washington DC). Many other individuals around the country have promised to help us in this endeavor. In the coming months, we will need more volunteers to help us in different tasks. Please contact me if you are interested to participate or help.
  Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any quesions or comments.

Sincerely, Prahlad Pant ppant@uceng.uc.edu
     Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
     University of Cincinnati
     PO Box 210071
     Cincinnati, OH 45221-0071
     Phone (513) 556-3691
     Fax (513) 556-2599

*************************************************************** Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 13:47:01 -0400 To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Core Cabinet: mantri bhag banda... From: atuladhar@jack.clarku.edu

Dhundi Raj Shastri, to satisfy the krishna Prasad faction of NC= Industry

Khum Bahadur Khadka, to placate Girija faction of the NC = Local Development

Kamal Thapa, to placate the Surya Bahadur factio of RPP = law

Gajendra Narayan Singh of Sadhbhavana, who became successful in being a mantri with only 3 elected members of his Parliament = Supplies

Sher B Deopa = the rest

Unofficial halla:

pashupati shumsher = Deputy PM

Prakash Chandra Lohani/Ram Sharan Mahat = Finance Ministry

It will be interesting to see who of Ganesh man faction get a ministerial berth if any, given that this group did bring down the former Congress govt.

amulya irs

**************************************************************************** To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Arun III come back? Political or Ecological Date: Wed, 13 Sep 95 13:37:45 EDT From: atuladhar@jack.clarku.edu

The Congress party luminaries including Ram Sharan Mahat, the former Vice Chairmand of National Planning in Girija' govt and touted as the new finance min if he can joust Prakash Chandra lahani, has been quoted as saying that they will try to get back Arun III.

Tryig to get back, a hope with the Congress is not discouraging, and actually doing so are not the same things.

Assuming they do, it will mean one thing however, that the decision of the World Bank to withraw was purely political, a signal that the US will do business with a communist govt. All the economic, ecological and ethnic justifications are but epiphenomena. let us watch and see.

not adwcarr

*************************************************************************** To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Arun III may be coming back Date: Wed, 13 Sep 95 13:08:36 EDT From: SPOKHARE@SYSTEMS.watstar.uwaterloo.ca (Shaligram Pokharel)

Arun -III is coming to Nepal, at least that is what pro-arun group are saying in Kathmandu. It is being considered to propose the world bank with a smaller Arun-iii. The expected size is anywhere between 134 to 175 MW. This scaled down project, however, would have an add on facility to generate 200 MW. The cost would be reduced down by about 25%. The highly placed group indicate that only the WB has pulled out for the time being. The donor countries are still considering the project especially in the wake of current economic lag in Nepal..

Good luck to ones who were favouring it.

******************************************************************* To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Kathmandu Post: Limited access? Date: Wed, 13 Sep 95 13:10:47 EDT

Cross-posted from SCN:
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I am wondering if I am the only antediluvian troglodyte with limited access to The Kathmandu Post because I do not have easy access to Netscape of Mosiac that allows viewing image, at a substantial cost in time, I found out.

For the past week and half I have been exchaging al kinds of email with Mercantile, Nepal Home Page and teh System Operator to see if I could read the entire Kathmandu Post without success.

Today, I visited the System Operator at my University and went through all the gizmos for half an hour before she pronounced that it was not something wrong over here but over there.

I am wondering if other netters are having the same problem of limited access with only a text browser like lynx access to the www homepage and kathmandu post on line in Rajendra's homepage.

Not knowing what is wrong but damn eager to read the entire paper without treking half way across my mini campus to use Netscape and wait an eon for the Jhilke color images of nepali jhanda, I urge Rajendra to please all options to allow direct access to all parts of the paper, including the Headlines, the Editorials instead of structuring in such a way that readers can only see local news and Indian embassy wifes felicitating Mum Mum sen, that baasi heroine of yester years.

Thanks amulya

***************************************************************** To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Kathmandu Post: Limited access? Date: Wed, 13 Sep 95 13:15:50 EDT

Cross-posted from SCN:
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Hi Amulya,

As I wrote you, I do not know why you can't access kathmandu post page with lynx. When I use Lynx (and I tried it after your complaint to see if it was the program's fault), I could readily get into all the links without any problem. Therefore, it can't be the fault of either Lynx or my server (why else would I be able to use it without problem?). So, the only other option is that it is the way your system administrators have set up lynx on your system that is causing the problem and I would have no way of knowing what that is or how to fix it. Sorry if that is a disappointment, but I don't have time to set up a text-only index page for each issue of kathmandu post. I just put what Mercantile sends me. If a lot of people are having problems accessing Kathmandu Post through lynx, you can write to Mercantile requesting that they also set up a text-only index page for each day. That may
(or may not) solve the problem.

Also to make things clear, neither I nor Mercantile decide which news articles go into the online version of Kathmandu Post. Only Kathmandu Post decides which newsarticles to put online.

 Rajendra Shrestha **************************
 rshresth@uiuc.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign *

****************************************************** Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 20:36:34 +0200 From: poudyal@mbox.fbbau.uni-hannover.de To: NEPAL@cs.niu.edu Subject: Nepalese at Delft

I want to contact the Nepalese students at Delft. Can somebody help me? Sunil Poudyal poudyal@mbox.fbbau.uni-hannover.de

*************************************************************** From: Puspa M Joshi <pjoshi@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu> Subject: TIDBITS FROM COLUMBUS To: nepal@cs.niu.edu

TIDBITS FROM COLUMBUS By Puspa Man Joshi

Columbus Nepali community and Nepali Language class bid farewell to Dr. Bhaju Krishna Tamot, his wife, Geeta Tamot, and their children, Ninka and Abhishek. In the beginning of July, Dr. Tamot moved to Bloomington, Indiana when his Ohio State University project was transferred to Indiana.

In the meantime, a new family was added to our community when Mr. Ananta Amatya with his wife, Anu Amatya and their daughter, Ayushma came to Columbus. Mr. Amatya is joining the OSU Graduate School in Pharmacology.

Additionally, Miss Alpana Singh came to Columbus just last week to join the Ohio State University in Preventive Medicine Program. She is the fiancee' of Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh who has been persuing MBA degree at the Capital University, Columbus since 1993.

                        CONGRATULATIONS

Mr. Bivakar Shakya and Deena Bangdel are proud parents of a new baby boy. Deben Shakya officially became part of our community at St. Ann Hospital on Sept 10 (7 A.M.).

We would like to congratulate Mr. Suprabhat Pandey and Miss Upama Khakurel of Cincinnati on the occassion of their wedding.

Puspa, Arun Rummi, Kiran and Ashish Joshi Sept. 13, 1995

********************************************************** Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 20:19:40 -0400 (EDT) From: Tulsi Maharjan <tmaharja@sun1.raritanval.edu> Subject: Bhintuna 95

The Nepa Pasa Pucha of Greater Washington DC will be celebrating its 4th annual Bhintuna Celebration on October 29, 1995 in Washington DC. If you are interested in participating this event you can call Mr. Ram Malakar at 301-460-7503

Also if you are interested in writing any Newari culture realted stories or your feeling on "what is being a Newar mean to you" we will be happy to publish it in our DABU Magazine. We hope to see you for the Bhintuna celebration... The days event will be filled with typical newari bhoa, entertainment and get together...

************************************************************* Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 21:32:56 -0400 From: karkis@mail.med.upenn.edu (Sher B. Karki) To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: News 9/13/1995
             The British Broadcasting Corporation, September 14, 1995

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2408/A

LENGTH: 128 words

HEADLINE: INTERNAL AFFAIRS; Portfolios of new cabinet ministers announced

SOURCE: Source: All-India Radio, New Delhi, in English 1230 gmt 12 Sep 95

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

   In Nepal, the new Council of Ministers and their portfolios have been announced. According to the Press Secretariat of the king, the prime minister, Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba, will hold charge of palace affairs, finance, defence and foreign affairs. He will have two ministers from the Nepali Congress and one each from Rashtriya Prajatantra Party and the Sadbhavana Party, his coalition partners. Mr Dhundi Raj Shastri and Mr Khum Bahadur Khadka, both from Nepali Congress, are given the charge of industry and local development. Mr Gajendra Narayan Singh, who is also the chief of the Sadbhavana Party, will be in charge of supplies, while Mr Kamal Thapa of the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party will look after law and justice.

               Copyright 1995 British Broadcasting Corporation
                        BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

                          September 14, 1995, Thursday

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2408/A

LENGTH: 397 words

HEADLINE: INTERNAL AFFAIRS; Prime Minister Deuba interviewed on policy goals

SOURCE: Source: Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 1202 gmt 12 Sep 95

 BODY:
   [12] Excerpts from report by Xinhua news agency

   Kathmandu, 12th September: A five-member cabinet of the new Nepali government was formed today, newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba told Xinhua at his residence here this afternoon... passage omitted: see report above for list of new cabinet members and their portfolios Deuba said ... his cabinet would be expanded after the coalition government achieves a vote of confidence in the House when the regular session of the second parliament is called. According to the 1990 constitution, a coalition government should gain a vote of confidence in the House within 30 days after its formation.

   It is expected King Birendra would soon call the regular session of the second parliament after consulting with House Speaker Ram Chandra Poudel.

   On the new government's foreign policy, Deuba said that he will render every effort to strengthen and develop the traditional friendly relations with India and China, and develop friendly ties with other countries in the world as well.

   On the domestic policies, Deuba pointed out that poverty remains to be the main challenge to his country, saying that he would also strive to achieve political stability, clean and impartial administration and disciplined economy. He believed that the coalition government led by his party could finish the remaining four years' tenure of the present second parliament.

   Talking about the main opposition, the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), Deuba said: "Since many CPN-UML Communist Party of Nepal/ United Marxist and Leninist MPs are my friends, I would like to solve any issue or problem through discussions with them." "I deeply appreciate their cooperation in transferring the power peacefully," he added. The prime minister designate promised that: "I would not victimize any civil servant due to his political belief."

   On the budget of the 1995/96 fiscal year, which was prepared by the former communist minority government and published through King's ordinance, he said his government would only do some necessary improvements to it. As to the "Build Your Villages Yourselves" programme conducted by the outgoing government, Deuba said that the programme would be continued and the funds amounting to 500,000 rupees (9,634 US dollars) provided to every village in the new fiscal budget would also be continued as decided.

                         September 13, 1995, Wednesday

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2407/A

LENGTH: 360 words

HEADLINE: FOREIGN RELATIONS; King appoints new prime minister

SOURCE: Source: Radio Nepal, Kathmandu, in English 1415 gmt 11 Sep 95

 BODY:
   [13] Text of report by Radio Nepal

   His Majesty the King has appointed the leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress party, Sher Bahadur Deuba, to the post of prime minister in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990. Prime Minister Deuba is heading a coalition government comprising of the Nepali Congress, the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party and the Nepal Sadbhavana Party. Prime Minister Deuba had claimed that he had the support of 106 members in the House of Representatives to gain the vote of confidence. His Majesty the King has also thanked the council of ministers (?formed under the chairmanship of) Man Mohan Adhikari for discharging their duties.

   Earlier, His Majesty the King had called upon members of the House of Representatives to make their submissions to His Majesty establishing one's ability to command confidence of the majority of the members of the House of Representatives in accordance with Article 42, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990. This is stated in a communique issued today 11th September by the principal press secretariat of His Majesty the King.

   Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba was born in 1946 in location indistinct .

   Mr Deuba was imprisoned for his political beliefs over a period of nine years at different points of time. He most actively participated in promoting multi-party democracy in Nepal during the national referendum in 1980. Mr Deuba also participated in the popular movement for the restoration of democracy in Nepal and has lobbied for democracy in Western countries. Mr Deuba served as home minister during the Nepali Congress government between May 1991 and November 1994 following his election as member of parliament from name indistinct district. Mr Deuba is the fourth democratically elected prime minister after the advent of democracy.

    Note: In a separate report in the same bulletin Radio Nepal said that the Nepali Congress, Rashtriya Prajatantra Party and Nepal Sadbhavana Party had issued a ten-point policy statement on 11th September in which they undertook
"to work through consensus for the welfare of the country and the people" .

                       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 13, 1995, WEDNESDAY

LENGTH: 163 words

HEADLINE: regular house session in nepal to be held

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 13; ITEM NO: 0913071

 BODY:
   king birendra of nepal tuesday ordered to convene the ninth session of the house of representatives on september 14, according to the parliament secretariat. a special session of the lower house ended sunday had passed a no-confidence vote against the minority communist government after the house was reinstated by the supreme court last month. the house was dissolved by the king three months ago at the then communist prime minister man mohan adhikari's recommendation as a pre-emotive move to avert a no-confidence motion filed by the opposition. a five-member coalition cabinet headed by parliamentary leader of the nepali congress party sher bahadur deuba was formed by members from three major opposition parties in the parliament earlier tuesday. the forthcoming house session is expected to approve the newly constituted government through a confidence vote. it was believed that the cabinet would be expanded after achieving the support from the parliament.

**************************************************************** Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 11:50:53 JST To: nepal@cs.niu.edu From: bpant@mcai.med.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (basant pant) Subject: No Net-Hate Please

A response to Mr. Durga Dahal's posting (Sept. 10, '95)

I am sorry to hear that Mr. Durga Dahal must answer to nasty questions daily at his institutions about the misdoing of Nepal and Nepalese. Join the club Mr. Durga, you are not the only one who hears such comments, and neither a peace corps nor US is an exception, some comments are baseless but surprisingly majority are based on fact. This is because some peace corps knows Nepal better than you and me.
        But I completely failed to grasp the point in Mr. Dahal posting. If he thinks all Peace Corps are "bad", I have a different opinion. As a school boy I was taught by a peace corps volunteer whose memory is still vivid in my mind as a loving and caring teacher, who was dedicated to develop the education standard of my school. As an adult I had a Peace Corps in my office in the most remote part of the country, where we worked together for a year. She was more adjusted to the village life than I was, eat same as the villagers, sheltered with them, dressed as they did, and followed their culture more than I did. She was the least hesitant among us in doing the meanest work. I still remember students of my school crying loudly when our teacher returned home, and the villagers following the peace corps up to the foot hill 2 hours walk away. They still remember her as Judy didi, bahini or chori, as she "made" parents during Dashain and brothers during Tihar.
        Peace corps are not bunch of unwanted people, they have taught us how to read, they have taught us how to build, and they have healed us. I do not know whether Mr. Dahal needed to be served by the Peace corps, but there are thousand of poor Nepalese being helped by their presence. We need to be grateful to their service and do not get carried away by personal problem. I do not think a comment of that nature will help Nepal or its people. Besides while in a foreign country we represent our nation, you are not only Mr. Dahal, but also a Nepalese. Your comment in a sensitive mass media like internet, is read throughout the world, so I humbly request my learned friends in the Net to use it in a way which will eventually benefit our country and its people. And I suggest Mr. Durga to give it a sound thought on how his letter will help rest of his loved ones living in Nepal, or that he just found the best means to show his anger. On the other hand, don't you think a peace corps who gives his comment is doing so because he cares, and you as a missionary, a bright and lucky person having the privilege to study abroad can take that opportunity and involve him in the effort to make a better Nepal.
        Lastly-I have an idea of starting "How to improve" column in TND on various aspects of Nepalese life. As a medical professional, I am interested in bringing up the health issue, for which I am preparing the article and will post it shortly. "Namaste"

Basant Hiroshima

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*********************************************************************************************** Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 06:13:45 -0500 (EST) Subject: Radio Australia's. To: nepal@cs.niu.edu From: IN%"MAmatya@sma.gov.au" 13-SEP-1995 19:06:21.06
|
| Dear Mohan ji:
|
| I think your comments are extremely relevant and given
| that Prof. Baral, a
| reknowned political scientist is a declared Congress
| supported, his evaluation
| is very pertinent at the beginning of his tenure.
|
| I think your juxtapositioning of Deopa's performance with
| jan sewa incident is
| also very suasive.
|
| I strongly urge yu to give me the permission to post this
| in TND and SCN,
| either with explicit credit to you or if you prefer with
| your name deleted.
|
| I think we should strt discussing the political personal
| of deopa whether he
| is still a puppet or if he has any independent personality
| of is own.
|
| please reply asap.
|
| amulya
| ============hesyestr
|
| From: IN%"MAmatya@sma.gov.au" 13-SEP-1995
| 04:22:35.77
| To: IN%"ATULADHAR@vax.clarku.edu"
| CC:
| Subj: Prof Baral's view of new Prime Minister Deupa
|
|
| Amulyaji
|
| Prof Baral's view of our new Prime Minister for your
| information.
|
| Radio Australia interviewed Prof Baral of TU on the
| appointment of new Prime
| Minister Deupa.
|
| Prof Baral thinks Mr Deupa is far from experienced for
| that job, although he
| has support from senior leaders like Koirala for the
| party's internal reasons
| (not specified). Mr Deupa, 49 years old, with an MA
| (Politics) from TU and
| some training from London School of Economics (? training,
| Baral didn't
| elaborate)and a second generation Congress leader had been
| a congress activist
| from his student days.
|
| Baral thinks old (senior)leaders of the Congress party are
| still very
| influencial and need to support Deupa.
|
| Deupa's main challenge according to Baral would be to:
|
| 1. Manage the coalition cabinet;
| 2. Be aggressive against Communist leaders so that they
| would not have free
| time, easy time (was he refering to social disturbance
| Commies may stir ?);
| and
| 3. Streamline administration, economic management and
| provide goods and
| services.
|
| Baral predicted that the new government will not go for
| substantial change in
| foreign policy.
|
| And my superficial view of Mr Deupa:
|
| In March 1992 there was some political unrest in Kathmndu
| supported mainly by
| Commies and partly by Panchays when Mr Deupa was Home
| Minister. There were
| scattered strikes and demonstrations in the valley.
| Normal procedures of
| controlling demonstrations had always been use of clubs,
| tear gas and water
| guns. Deupa's directives did not include use of those
| measures, but bullets
| and killed dozens of students youngest one being 12 years
| of age. In the
| evening on TV Deupa said that if he had not been that
| harsh they
| (demonstrators) would have blown the country. I donot
| think demonstrators
| blew up anything. I did not see any reason why he should
| have aggravated the
| situation and killed so many young students.
| Demonstrations and strikes are
| just another expression of 'serious complaints' in a
| democratic country of
| south Asia.
|
| You may be aware how Congress blew up Jana Sewa Theatre
| and did not allow the
| fire fighters to come across the road. Yet Panchays did
| not even inflict
| injuries to any Congress activists at Jana Sewa.
|
| For us to watch our new Prime Minister to work together
| with Sadbhavanas and
| Panchays.
|
| Jai Nepal
|
| Mohan
|

Amulyaji

Yes, you may post that to both TND and SCN. However, credit is not necessary, as most of the readers possibly are aware of how he handled the situation I mentioned.

Important issue is as you pointed, if he would be able to push his way independently. He surely lacks political maturity for that job, experience is not that important at that level. The way Prof Baral expressed suggests that he has a strong support from Koirala faction and should be listening to them to carry out his duties.

I donot think the new government will last long. All they are after is to be in power during next election.

Mohan

**************************************************** From: "R.Bhattarai" <chbv08@ccsun.strath.ac.uk> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 11:12:45 BST To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: general comment

Dear editor,
>From few days, I am reading some comments about the SC verdict. What I feel
about that is either the commentors have not received any formal news and are commenting on that offhand or they are biased to the victim party's cause and are shocked with the verdict and expressing their anguish in internet. The first thing that I want to mention here, is about the grounds on which SC verdict is based( there is general criticism that SC could not quote any article on which the verdict was based). The court verdict was that the articles which were explained in the recomendation were based on the misinterpretation of constitution and since the real spirit of the clauses of the quoted articles of constititution are some thing else and does not support the recomendation so they need to be cancelled. I think it will make clear that the recomendation itself was based on misinterpretation of constitution so they were not in according to the very clauses mentioned in the recomendation hence the parliament was reinstated. Now regarding the honesty of the chief justice I will mention that it is really surprising that to some people only one thing is honest or reasonable which does comply their interest or reasoning. The same chief justice who gave verdict in Tanakpur issue as an agreement these people were cheering up and were praising the chief justice as national hero and judicial pride ignoring the fact that the issue is not confined to Nepalese territoryonly and India will not be bound by that verdict. More surprising is the fact that the so called dictator and traitor
(he sold Tanakpur to India) accepted the verdict without any hesitation and promised to take the issue to parliament. But the national hero and deputy primeminister this year told the parliament this year that Tanakpur is not an agreement but an understanding and needs parliament rectification (notice, the time was after court already had defined it as an agreement) there was no hue and cry.Perhaps because he was hero of these commentors. Going back to the main issue, there was no hue and cry when the deputy prime minister was threatening the SC by giving interviews in papers that the supreme court has no alternatives other than let them to go to the polls (we read that in gsoc.culture.nepal independent) i.e. they had to comply with the great leader comerade Madhv Nepal and associates company. He had also said that if the verdict comes against their expectation, he might be silent but who will prevent the people from Mechi to Mahakali. Ofcourse, he did not prevent them from stoning the house of the chief justice though he was deputy (real?)prime minister. Even if we suppose the CJ was wrong but was the government right to react in a furious manner. Was not it its duty to comply with the SC verdict and try to
"pass a proposal against him in the parliament" which was the only legal way to show protest in the democratic framework. By contrast what it did ?it used the whole govenment machinery in against of CJ. Chanting violent slogans, threatening him to death and trying to damage his character. The party also forgot that the CJ was only one of the eight justices who favoured the reinstatement of parliament. There is news in Nepalipatra last week that A-male has written the government officials to start the procedure to give amnesty to colonel Yougendra Pratap Jung Rana who is bychance the brother of SC justice and who is also among the three justice who favoured the election? One more issue I will prefer to raise is the so called similiarity between the last year recommendation and this year recomendation. At that time the then prime minister GPK had faced a no confidence motion by A-Male and had defeated it. When he recommended he was not facing any noconfidence motion and his parliamentary board had supported him by the strength of 74 in against of 36(supposed, since they were absent). I donot whether SC has done good or wrong for national interest for that we have to await some time but court has what it had to do some one may doubt it but that should be based on reason not on the ideology, because everyone has his own support that will only devalue the reasoning.

Ravi

******************************************************** Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 06:32:22 -0500 (EST) Subject: To: nepal@cs.niu.edu From: hypergodar@aol.com (HyperGodar)
  Kathmandu, if one feels what Reeve feels to be true, is what it is because of western influences. It may not seem so at a glance but all one has to do is scrutinize the points of influences and realize the negative feedbacks. Hey! take it to the hills!!
  Walk the pavements in U.S. cities early mornings and take lungsful of breath and dwell on the sweetness in them that which "titillate" you into stopping your breath short. Wonder how Times Square would smell had not the smell of hot dogs and the sweet smelling people walking by masked the odor of the steam blowing up the sewers right unto passerbys.
  Wonder where modernity has led the likes of Reeve! Try walking down a quiet street in NYC in broad daylight without a hint of fear and looking over your shoulders: fear of the quietitude is it? LOL!
  Not that Kathmandu is Heaven on earth though Nepal certainly is; relatively ie for all things are relative I guess, even existence itself!

********************************************************************** 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.

************************************************************************ 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? :-)

************************************************************* From: adhital@st6000.sct.edu (Arun Dhital) Subject: Looking for Kesh Ratna Skya To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 13:40:51 -0400 (EDT)

        Tseering Lama in Atlanta Geogia is looking for kesh Ratna Sakya living around Corsina Tx.
                Kesh, if you get this message please call Tseering at
        (770) 590-9880. He has some message for you from home. If anybody know kesh or his ph number please pass this to him or email me .

Thank you very much. Arun Dhital (atlanta)

*********************************************************8 Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 15:23:24 -0400 To: nepal@cs.niu.edu From: jack@cwi.nl (Jack Jansen) Subject: Looking for the rules to goats and tigers game

Greeting,

when we were in Nepal this spring we bought a Goats and Tigers game, but the rules were, uhm, rather difficult to understand. We got quite far initially, but after playing it a couple of times it seems that it is impossible to win with the goats, so I have the feeling that we miss something important. If someone could fill me in on any missing rules, or give some hints as to what a strategy is for the goats to win that would be very helpful. Oh yes: please reply by mail, I don't read this newsgroup very regularly.

Here are the rules as far as we understand them:
- tigers start in the corners, goats start off the board.
- players take turns moving. Initially, the goat player cannot move
  his pieces, but places new pieces on the board until all the goats
  are on the board (or captured), after that he can move his goats.
- Goats can move along the lines to an open place and so can
  tigers. Tigers can also jump over a goat, capturing it and removing it
  from the board, if there is an open spot behind the goat.
- The goats win if all tigers cannot move, the tigers win when they
  have captured 5 goats.

The rule sheet has a final rule, but this one has us baffled:
        "In certain condition, one can not move his same goat in the
        same place for many times and then one of the player must move
        to next one immedeately"

Do we miss any rules? We'd really like to play it, because, again according to the rule-sheet, "Probably this particular game is very attractive and played in winter during morning sun dry. Besides sun drying, they get entertainment as well as increasing.":-)

Thanks, Jack Jansen | ++++ stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal ++++

******************************************************************** Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 15:26:37 -0400 To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Re: Rao Felicitates Nepalese Prime Minister From: baniya@engrs.unl.edu (Pradip Baniya)

[ Article crossposted from misc.news.southasia ]
[ Author was S.Ramani ]
[ Posted on 12 Sep 1995 17:49:30 -0600 ]

       New Delhi, Sept 12 (PTI) The Prime Minister Mr P.V. Narasimha Rao has felicitated the Nepalese prime minister Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba and said he is personally looking forward to working closely with him.
       In a personal letter, Mr Rao said Nepal and India have the closest fraternal relationship and the bonds that bind the people of the two countries cannot be weakened by the vicissitudes of politics.
      "we in India share the joy of the people of Nepal over another triumph of democracy and the smooth transfer that has taken place of the government," he said in his letter.
      In another letter to the outgoing prime minister Mr Manmohan Adhikari, Mr Rao wished him good health and long life.

******************************************************************************* Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 17:13:58 EST From: tilak@UFCC.UFL.EDU To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Pancha/Mandale back ??

     Panches/Mandales are back ???

     The most disgusting current political development in Nepalese politics is the resurrection of Panches/Mandales back to power. It is beyond my comprehension that after all the suffering and the revolution those goondas are back and are ministers again. Let us not forget that these Panches were the King's puppets and antidemocratic forces who kept Nepal in the dark ages for so long. These are the forces which put the first freely elected government of Nepal in gallows, and put Nepal through almost thirty years of tyranny. These are the thugs, who created institutes like 'Gaun Farka' to disfranchise Nepalese peoples' political right, and Mandale goondas to terrorize ordinary students and citizens. These are the thugs, who took the corruption in Nepal to new height. These are the thugs, who screwed Nepalese economy and forest resources to win the referendum in 1980 by any means. These are the thugs against whom the revolution of 1990 took place. These are the thugs who are responsible for the death of thousands of Nepalese.

     I cannot forget the suffering of ordinary people and blood of martyrs. Neither can I forget the history, nor can I respect these Panches/Mandales/Goondas/Gadhas, whether they are ministers or not.

     An ordinary citizen of Nepal - Tilak B. Shrestha.

*********************************************************** Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 00:45:04 -0400 From: karkis@mail.med.upenn.edu (Sher B. Karki) To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: News 9/14/1995

               Copyright 1995 British Broadcasting Corporation
                        BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

                          September 14, 1995, Thursday

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2408/A

LENGTH: 128 words

HEADLINE: INTERNAL AFFAIRS; Portfolios of new cabinet ministers announced

SOURCE: Source: All-India Radio, New Delhi, in English 1230 gmt 12 Sep 95

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

   In Nepal, the new Council of Ministers and their portfolios have been announced. According to the Press Secretariat of the king, the prime minister, Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba, will hold charge of palace affairs, finance, defence and foreign affairs. He will have two ministers from the Nepali Congress and one each from Rashtriya Prajatantra Party and the Sadbhavana Party, his coalition partners. Mr Dhundi Raj Shastri and Mr Khum Bahadur Khadka, both from Nepali Congress, are given the charge of industry and local development. Mr Gajendra Narayan Singh, who is also the chief of the Sadbhavana Party, will be in charge of supplies, while Mr Kamal Thapa of the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party will look after law and justice.

              Copyright 1995 British Broadcasting Corporation
                        BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

                          September 14, 1995, Thursday

SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; SOUTH ASIA; NEPAL; EE/D2408/A

LENGTH: 397 words

HEADLINE: INTERNAL AFFAIRS; Prime Minister Deuba interviewed on policy goals

SOURCE: Source: Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 1202 gmt 12 Sep 95

 BODY:
   [12] Excerpts from report by Xinhua news agency

   Kathmandu, 12th September: A five-member cabinet of the new Nepali government was formed today, newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba told Xinhua at his residence here this afternoon... passage omitted: see report above for list of new cabinet members and their portfolios hieves a vote of confidence in the House when the regular session of the second parliament is called. According to the 1990 constitution, a coalition government should gain a vote of confidence in the House within 30 days after its formation.

   It is expected King Birendra would soon call the regular session of the second parliament after consulting with House Speaker Ram Chandra Poudel.

   On the new government's foreign policy, Deuba said that he will render every effort to strengthen and develop the traditional friendly relations with India and China, and develop friendly ties with other countries in the world as well.

   On the domestic policies, Deuba pointed out that poverty remains to be the main challenge to his country, saying that he would also strive to achieve political stability, clean and impartial administration and disciplined economy. He believed that the coalition government led by his party could finish the remaining four years' tenure of the present second parliament.

   Talking about the main opposition, the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), Deuba said: "Since many CPN-UML Communist Party of Nepal/ United Marxist and Leninist MPs are my friends, I would like to solve any issue or problem through discussions with them." "I deeply appreciate their cooperation in transferring the power peacefully," he added. The prime minister designate promised that: "I would not victimize any civil servant due to his political belief."

   On the budget of the 1995/96 fiscal year, which was prepared by the former communist minority government and published through King's ordinance, he said his government would only do some necessary improvements to it. As to the "Build Your Villages Yourselves" programme conducted by the outgoing government, Deuba said that the programme would be continued and the funds amounting to 500,000 rupees (9,634 US dollars) provided to every village in the new fiscal budget would also be continued as decided.

                       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 14, 1995, THURSDAY

LENGTH: 270 words

HEADLINE: nepali communist party to play positive opposition

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 14; ITEM NO: 0914065

 BODY:
   chief whip of the main opposition and the largest party in nepal's lower house, the communist party of nepal (uml), devi prasad ojha said that his party is committed to playing the role of a good opposition in the house of representatives. cpn-uml, the former ruling party, had been defeated sunday by a vote of non-confidence motion in the special session of the lower house which was reinstated in accordance to a supreme court verdict. a new coalition government of the nepali congress (nc), national democratic party and goodwill party was formed tuesday. ojha said, "we shall fulfill the role of a good opposition in the house in the light of experiences it gained as the ruling party for nine months and the main opposition party for three years," the official daily the rising nepal reported here today. on which issues they are most likely to raise in the regular house session which is scheduled to start here this afternoon, ojha said, "we would arrive at conclusions on any issue only after assessing the government's policies and programs and budget and the ruling side's attitude towards us." "we are ready to give constructive cooperation and suggestion to the government if a budget and policies and programs are formulated in a way that won't destroy the structures which cpn-uml during its short rule built to direct the country towards a new course of development and if bureaucracy is not politicized," he noted. stating that his party would bring up a bill on human rights in the house, ojha said his party might as well introduce bills on topical issues and those of national importance.

                   The Xinhua General Overseas News Service
                          Xinhua General News Service

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 14, 1995, THURSDAY 06:02 Eastern Time

LENGTH: 345 words

HEADLINE: d p 2260 bc- nepal -parliament-session hke091424 --ninth session of nepali parliament begins

DATELINE: kathmandu, september 14; ITEM NO: 0914128

 BODY:
   the ninth annual session of the house of representatives in nepal began today after it was reinstated by the supreme court last month. after declaring the 9th session open, house speaker ram chandra poudel informed that newly appointed prime minister sher bahadur deuba would table a motion for a vote of confidence for his 3-party coalition government in the present house session on september 18. the 5-member coalition cabinet headed by sher bahadur deuba was formed earlier this week by three former opposition parties in the parliament after the ruling communist government lost a vote of no-confidence motion at a special house session last sunday. according to the constitution, a new coalition or minority government needs to get a confidence vote from the house of representatives. it was believed that the 5-member cabinet would be expanded gradually after being approved by the parliament. the coalition government was formed by the nepali congress (nc), the national democratic party
(rpp) and the goodwill party (nsp). on behalf of the coalition government, kamal thapa, minister of law, justice and parliamentary affairs said that the new government is to present a new budget for 1995-96 fiscal year to the present session for discussion since the original one was annulled automatically after the resignation of the cpn-uml minority government sunday. the new government is planning to table its policy and program on october 20, according to a government source. the king is expected to address the joint houses of parliament while presenting the government's annual program. the government will also submit some bills to the house for parliamentary discussion. with the formation of the new government, the former ruling communist party has become the main opposition party, holding 88 seats in the 205-seat house at present, while the three parties forming the ruling coalition, namely the nc, rpp and nsp, claims 85, 19 and 3 seats respectively.

******************************************************** Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 10:58:00 EDT From: Msc088@cranfield.ac.uk To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: Namaste and Good bye!!!

Dear Rajpal jee,

Namste !!

Thanks for your effort and hard work .I am very grateful and indebted to all Nepalese people who have contributed to TND to make it alive in global network.

I enjoyed every moment being with you. Especially when you are alone, far from your country and people TND gives affection and great accompany to rejoice your pain and happiness.I found it very helpful thiught provocative and informative.

I am leaving UK on 19 September so unfortunately I have to miss you all.Please curtail my name from e-mail list from that date.I hope to join again in future.

My best wishes and good luck to you and all TND members.

Yours Basant Rimal

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********************************************************************* To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: UML and Democracy Date: Fri, 15 Sep 95 16:41:43 EDT From: ratna@Hawaii.Edu (Ratna Shrestha)

        UML is out and a loose-knit coalition of NC, RPP, and NSP is in power. Nevertheless it would be too hasty to conclude UML's defeat. In fact UML's decision to transfer power in a democratic way has further consolidated the 'rule of the law' and the democratic values. We must commend UML for its adherence to the democratic norms.
        May be UML is out of power for the time beeing but not its committment to serve the people.

Ratna K. Shrestha Hawaii

******************************************************* Date: Fri, 15 Sep 95 16:50:12 EST To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu From: sbasnet@postmaster2.dot.gov Subject: I'm back

     Dear Friends (you know who you are),
     
     If you have been wondering where I have been, you can end your search
     now. Instead, contact me in my new e-mail address as early as
     possible. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
     
     Goodbye and goodluck.
     
     Suraj Basnet
     Washington, D.C.

****************************************************************** To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: SC verdict and the rule of the law Date: Fri, 15 Sep 95 17:13:43 EDT From: rshresth@BBN.COM

Cross-posted from SCN:
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        I agree with Arun Dev Pants contention that supreme court should have the ultimate right of constitutional interpretation and everybody should abide by its decree. Amulya and Rajendras argument, that the court verdict must be palatable to every citizen, is against the spirit of a democratic legal norms. I believe the rule goes the other way round. It is not the courts responsibility to convince the loser that he is wrong, instead, it is the defendants job to convince the jury that he is right.
        An independent judiciary can never be compared with the absolute monarch who virtually exercises all the powers of a state: judiciary, legislative and executive.
        Nepals judicial system has always been under the control of the ruling body and the king. The present verdict has repudiated that malicious tradition and renewed a democratic Nepal. This is a direct challenge to the violators of the rule of the law no matter it is the Prime minister or the king. The supreme court had a compelling reason to come up with this verdict. Unlike during GPK govt, this time NC and RPP had jointly petitioned the king to give them an opportunity to form a coalition. Moreover, there were other reasons like mandatory parliamentary session in every six month required by the constitution and minority govt argument among others.
        During GPKs time too, NCP (UML) could have formed a coalition with 36 group of NC had they broken away. There was even a possibility of an emergence of a new leader within the NC, but unfortunately, neither the king nor the supreme court could give this alternative a chance.
        The present verdict has not only averted an expensive midterm poll but (most important!) has also opened a gateway for democracy to foster through the rule of the law.
        I believe UML still has a chance to appeal and prove that its action was within the sphere of the constitution. However, the final discretion is on SC hand. All the concerned parties must honor the final verdict of the supreme court to let democracy prevail and foster. Otherwise the whole democratic system falls apart, just to ensue anarchy. I believe that UML will not let that happen.

Ratna K. Shrestha Hawaii

******************************************************* From: sapanabu@acs.bu.edu Subject: Hello from Nepal (fwd) To: Nepal@cs.niu.edu Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 19:04:06 -0400 (EDT)

Namaste Nepal Digest,

  I was sent this message from Ashutosh Tiwari who is currently working in Nepal. He wanted it to be included in the next mailing of Nepal Digest, if possible, before October 7, 1995.

Thanks :) Sapana Pathak sapanabu@acs.bu.edu

> From: ALOK@unlimit.mos.com.np
> Subject: Hello from Nepal
> Subject: Thanks to everyone in Boston
>
> In a day or two, the Greater Boston Nepali Community (GBNC)
> will celebrate the Dassain Party, with good organizing, food, fun
> times and all that. Elections for the new GBNC officers will also take
> place.
>
> I just want this opportunity to publicly THANK the following
> people who made working on the GBNC for these last two years a great
> experience, and who have changed the GBNC for the better.
>
>
> RAJU PRADHAN, a Boston professional for his excellent leadership and
> organizational ablities;
>
> ANISH BANIA, another Boston professional, who oversaw the production
> of the newsletters, and who was generous with new ideas and solid
> criticisms;
>
> SUNIL SHAKYA, a student at Northeastern U, for keeping clear and
> accurate financial records;
>
> Mrs. SUBARNA SHAKYA, a biochemist, for whom serving the Nepali
> community was never a chore, but a challenge to be met with smiles,
> commitment and patience.
>
> PRABHAT ADHIKARI, another student at Northeastern, a thoughtful guy
> with great ideas and an even greater sense of responsibility.
>
> SRI KRISHNA PANDEY, our man at MIT, who helped design the GBNC logo,
> and was a vigorous presence at all the GBNC meetings.
>
> NURU LAMA, a Harvard economist, who, in his quiet ways made sure that
> all our parties were well-organized and well-attended.
>
> HEMENDRA BOHRA, another Harvard student, who is a great cook and
> a great guy to have on any team, including GBNC's, and just a really
> nice guy.
>
> RAMONA CHITRAKAR, another Bostonian, whose quiet, yet reliable work
> worked wonders at all our momo parties, get-togethers and what not.
>
> SAPANA PATHAK, a BU student, who took over Anish's job as the
> newsletter editor.
>
> And, AMRIT PANT, another MIT engineer, who was always there to
> reserve the famous Talbot Lounge for any Nepali party.
>
>
> Hey, with members like these, what team will not shine? If GBNC
> was anything interesting during these last two years, it was because
> of the hard work, dedication energy and enthusiasm that these people
> brought. Thanks and good bye.
>
> With all the best wishes for the new GBNC officers who will
> now be elected in the Dassain Party. And happy Dassain to everyone on
> in Boston and beyond.
>
> namaste
> ashu
> Kathmandu, Nepal
> e-mail courtesy: Alok Tuladhar at Unlimited Software on Kantipath,
> KTM.
>
>

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