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Where have all the maoists gone, nearly half retire; similar number AWOL, fewer than five percent to join Nepal Army
The leaders' lust for the prime minister's chair is bad for Nepal, and it is also going to cost the party dearly in the future.
Rather than spending $125 million now on Nepal Airlines, this is an opportune time to scrap it entirely. Internationally, NAC wouldn't be missed.
Of the three thousand-plus Maoist soldiers still pending integration, some will not pass the recruitment testing.
The monarchy is gone, and the Maoists took more votes in the subsequent election than any other party. But they promised their fighters, the paramilitary cadres, and party supporters much more than that.
In a heavy handed attempt to curry favor with the press, Health Minister Rajendra Mahato distributed greeting cards for the Dashain holiday to several dozen reporters. Recipients found cash in the cards - from $40 to $100 in each case. Three of the
Factional in-fighting in the Maoist party is at an all-time high as hardliners talk publicly of revolt against Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhatterai.
John Child, the NewsBlaze correspondent in Kathmandu reports that Kathmandu felt the earthquake centered in Sikkim. Kathmandu is around 280km west of the Sikkim border and this quake was a warning of things to come.