Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Time Line Nepal

May 05:
Video of Shaktikhor where Pushpa Kamal Dahal was speaking to PLA members about Maoist strategy to capture state leaked out to media.
May 04:
PM resigns slamming president’s move to reinstate army chief Katawal.
May 03:
Govt sacks Chief of Army Chief Rookmangud Katawal, appoints Kul Bahadur Khadka as acting army chief.
April 10:
CA by-election held in 6 seats. Maoists win three, NC, UML and MJF share one each.
February 05:
AISC decides to start rehabilitation of disqualified Maoist combatants.
January 16:
Unified CPN-Maoists forms 15-member secretariat.
January 13:
CPN-Maoists, Masal unite, drop Prachandapath.

September 26:
PM Dahal addresses UN General Assembly in New York.
September 27:
PM Dahal meets UN Secretary General (SG).
September 22:
PM meets US president George Bush though US has not lifted terrorist tag on Maoists
September 23:
PM meets Russian and Cuban leaders in New York.
September 14:
PM Dahal starts five day India visit.
August 23:
PM Dahal leaves for Beijing Olympics closing ceremony.
August 22:
Pushpa Kamal Dahal sworn is as Prime Minister, small cabinet announced including Maoist and MJF.
August 21:
UML-MJF-Maoists announce Common Minimum Programme, NC also floats coalition government sans Maoists.
August 17:
Four-member delegation headed by Janata Dal (United) leader and chairman of Indo-Nepal Parliamentary Forum, Sarad Yadav, arrives in Kathmandu.
August 01:
Maoists decide to lead coalition government
July 21:
Dr Ram Baran Yadav elected first president of Nepal. Maoists decide not to join government.
June 20:
Maoist ministers resign from Koirala-led interim government.
June 18:
With the initiative of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and local residents, the burial place of Dekendra Thapa, a journalist slain by the Maoists is found in Dailekh district. The Maoists, then underground, killed Thapa, reporter of the state-own Radio Nepal in 2004.
June 05:
Maoists decide to give up claim for the post of president, saying that the first president of republican Nepal should be chosen from the civil society.
May 27:
Maoists elect Pushpa Kamal Dahal as parliamentary party leader.
May 24:
Maoists suspend Bibidh from the position of commander of third division of People's Liberation Army (PLA) for his involvement in the murder of Koteshwore based businessman Ramhari Shrestha.
April 29:
Maoists stake claim on government leadership.
April 25:
Election results under proportional representation out: Maoist bag 100 seats, NC 73 and UML 70.
April 22:
Votes count under first past the post system over, Maoists bag 120 seats, NC 37 and UML 33.
April 10:
Polls day: EC said 60 percent voted.
April 08:
Seven Maoist cadres killed in Dang.
Large number of PLA members leaves cantonments ahead of polls over the month
March 26:
Maoist cadre Ganga Bahadur Bhujel killed in Solukhumbu.
March 18:
Two Maoist cadres killed in Rolpa.
March 01:
Maoists claim it has returned all land and properties seized during the conflict period in Dolpa district to their rightful owners.
February 06:
Maoists resurrect parallel government.
January 22:
Maoists pledge to return the land and houses seized by the party during the decade-long insurgency.
January 07:
Maoists slam army chief’s remarks that politically indoctrinated combatants would not be integrated into the army.
January 02:
Prachanda indoctrinates PLA members in Shaktikhor how to capture state power. The video footage was later leaked out.

December 30:
Maoists re-join the government.
December 23:
Seven parties agree for federal republic to a motion registered by Maoists on October 10.
September 18:
Maoists quit government.
July 22:
Maoist ministers reject NA security guards.
Terai based armed groups kill many Maoist cadres in a series of events.
April 10:
Maoists register as political party at the election commission.
March 21:
29 people killed in Gaur massacre in clashes between Maoists and MJF.
March 15:
Maoist cadres seize 13 trucks of Nepal Army for two and half hours in Rajahar area of Nawalparasi on suspicion that weapons were being ferried.
May 01:
Second round of arms registration begins.
April 01:
Interim cabinet announced, Maoists join government.
February 23:
UNMIN completes first phase of army verification. Maoists have 30,852 combatants and 3428 weapons
January 16:
Interim legislature-parliament endorses interim constitution.
January 15:
Interim parliament formed. Maoists given 83 seats.
January 18:
Maoists announce dissolution of all their parallel government structures.

November 30:
Mohan Baidya and C. P. Gajurel released from Indian jails.
November 28:
Government, Maoists sign arms management accord.
November 08:
Maoist and Seven Party Alliance (SPA) sign Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
November 02:
Maoists control ten Nepal Army (NA) vehicles on the Mahendra Highway in Sarlahi district for nearly five hours on suspicion that the vehicles might be carrying weapons.
October 29:
Maoists extend ceasefire by three months
September 18:
Indian police re-arrest senior Maoist leader C. P. Gajurel immediately after he was released from Madras central jail upon serving three-year-long sentence.
August 10:
Maoist PLA begins gathering. Set up first camp in east.
July 28:
Maoists extend ceasefire by three months
June 16:
First summit talks held between Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Dr Baburam and PM Girija Prasad Koirala at Baluwatar. Prachanda goes public.
June 13:
Government frees 124 Maoist detainees
June 11:
Home Minister Sitaula, top Maoist leaders hold talks in Kaski.
May 21:
Maoists talks team arrive Kathmandu.
May 18:
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala tables a “historic” proposal before the House of Representatives depriving King of all the privileges enjoyed by him and declares the reinstated House as “supreme.” The House endorses the proposal.
May 10:
Maoists constitute a three-member negotiation team to hold talks with the government. Negotiation team includes Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Dina Nath Sharma and Dev Gurung.
April 27:
Maoists declare six month ceasefire.
April 24:
King Gyanendra steps down after Jana Andolan II


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