Nepal Maoist party leader alleges fraud in elections

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Nepal's main Maoist party, facing a rout in elections held earlier this week, alleged there was voter fraud and demanded an immediate halt to ballot counting.

Nepalese begin voting for second Constituent Assembly

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Nepalese voted Tuesday to elect a second Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution for the Himalayan state, which has faced years of political turmoil.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
By United Press International

Nepal's former king hints at a comeback

KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 13 (UPI) -- Nepal's former king has hinted he would like to return to the throne -- for the third time.

Nepal's governing communists split

KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 19 (UPI) -- A hard-line faction of the governing Unified Communist Party of Nepal has split away, claiming the prime minister has destroyed the UPCN's achievements.

Nepal parties agree on Maoist issue

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nepal's political parties, in a long-awaited breakthrough in the peace process, reached consensus on the integration and rehabilitation of former Maoist rebels.

Nepal moving closer to peace?

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Maoist rebels said they were close to a deal with the Nepalese government that paves the way to a new government before summer.

Nepal fails to choose new prime minister

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Nepal's parliament failed to choose a new prime minister Tuesday after neither of the main candidates managed to secure the necessary 301 votes, officials said.

Nepal may get a new government

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 22 (UPI) -- Nepal may soon have a new prime minister, ending the political deadlock brought on by the resignation of Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

U.N.: Future peace threatened in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 6 (UPI) -- The head U.N. representative in Nepal is warning that future peace in the country may be threatened in the wake of recent political tensions.

Concerns raised over Nepal turmoil

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 4 (UPI) -- The head of the United Nations called on Nepalese leaders Monday to maintain stability following the resignation of the country's prime minister.

Nepal PM resigns in constitution dispute

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 4 (UPI) -- Nepal's prime minister resigned Monday following the controversial firing of the country's army chief of staff and resulting riots, observers said.

Nepal prime minister to take oath Monday

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Nepal's newly elected prime minister will take his oath of office Monday, political leaders say.

Constituent assembly to pick president

KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 17 (UPI) -- Nepal's 601-member constituent assembly has two more days to elect the republic's first president but as of Thursday no common candidate had been found.
Page 1 of 2

Puspa Kamal Dahal (Nepali: पुष्पकमल दाहाल ); born Chhabilal Dahal on 11 December 1954, also known as Prachanda (Nepali: प्रचण्ड is a former guerrilla leader and chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). Prachanda led CPN (M) as it launched an insurgency on 13 February 1996. In 2008 the ensuing civil war culminated in the overthrow of the Shah dynasty in favor of a communist. More than 15,000 Nepalese died in this conflict.

Prachanda's extension of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism -- taking specific account of Nepal's situation—is known as the Prachanda Path. "Prachanda" is a party name literally meaning "fierce one".

The Constituent Assembly elected Prachanda Prime Minister of Nepal on 16 August 2008. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 18 August 2008. Prachanda resigned from the post on 4 May 2009 after his attempt to sack General Rookmangud Katawal, the army chief, was opposed by President Ram Baran Yadav. Prachanda remained in office until 23 May 2009 when his successor was elected.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pushpa Kamal Dahal."
Most Popular
Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit
Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn get pink highlights for breast cancer awareness Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn get pink highlights for breast cancer awareness
Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat' Evan Rachel Wood says Vanity Fair cover made her 'like meat'