Category Archives: Peace Process

Hoping for the return: Nepal’s IDPs

Hope: Internally displaced persons of Nepal from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo.

By Rajneesh Bhandari
Kathmandu, Sept 16: One day in 1999, Kalyan Bhudathoki, 50, left his home in Ramechap that lies in the hilly and mountain region of Nepal and came to Kathmandu. Kalyan used to work as a farmer in his own field.

12 years earlier, in the insurgency-prone Ramechap, 150 km east of Kathmandu, Kalyan had two options: either to support the Maoists or flee the place. He chose the second option and has been struggling in the capital for his living ever since.

“They came to search me three times. I used to think that I could face them (Maoists),” said Kalyan at his rented home in Gothatar, Kathmandu, “But there were incidents in other places on people getting killed. And my family and relatives suggested me to flee the village.” Continue reading

“A picture a day”

News story. News story. And another news story… This has actually been my routine these days. Working as a television journalist for the last six years in one of the leading televisions of Nepal, I have been largely dealing with different stories and characters. I have been doing up to four or five TV stories a day. These could be short to long format stories and also television packages.
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Outside the Constituent Assembly Building

I was doing live coverage from outside the Constituent Assembly building, New Baneshwore on May 28, 2011. Political parties, youth groups and citizens organized different programs throughout the day to create pressure on the major parties for peace and constitution. Here are some pictures from my lens.

UN to stay in Nepal for four months

After weeks of uncertainty in the middle of Nepal’s contention parliamentary elections, the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is now set to last four more months. The country’s acting government and the opposition UCPN Maoists have reached an agreement to extend the UNMIN’s mandate, which was to end on September 15.

I have written series of article about UNMIN for film@11.

For the latest article click here.
Multimedia report on UNMIN, click here.
Another article related to UNMIN click here.
Another published on March 2010 click here.

CA’s expenditure and constitution making process in Nepal

The Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subash Chandra Nemwang has said that around eighty-percent of constitution making process is completed. But political parties haven’t yet reached any conclusion on some fundamental issues like basis of federalism, structure of government and independent judiciary. CA extended it’s tenure for one more year. In the last two months, CA had only one meeting. But the expenditure of CA is increasing, with the increase in the rent of it’s building. My report on the expenditure and peace process of Nepal was broadcasted on Kantipur Television on September 08, 2010.

For the video report click here(Navigate the first five minutes of the video).

Government VS Maoists on UNMIN

Differences between Government and Maoists over UNMIN’s mandate has created controversy in Nepal. Government and Maoists have sent two different letters to United Nations, asking for four and six months extension respectively. The major differences is over the mandate of UNMIN. Government wants UNMIN not to monitor Nepal army, which Maoist oppose.

Below is the link of my recent report on KTV on the issue. Navigate the first five minutes.