Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Prachanda sworn-in as Nepal Prime Minister

Nepal ParchandaKathmandu, Aug 18 : Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias ‘Prachanda’ was sworn-in at a ceremony at Shital Niwas, the office of the President here today.

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered him oath of office and secrecy. He took oath in the name of the people of Nepal.

Prachanda attended his swearing-in ceremony wearing a western suit and Bhadgaule topi instead of the traditional ''national dress'' Daura Suruwal and ''Nepali topi''.

The decision on his outfit was taken at a central committee meeting of Maoist party held at its parliamentary office in Singha Durbar.

Prachanda meets police chiefs, Indian leaders

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal DahalKathmandu, Aug 18: Newly elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias ''Prachanda'' met several police chiefs and delegation of Indian leaders this morning.

Inspector General of Nepal Police Om Bikram Rana met Prachanda at his residence. Rana, whose tenure is ending next month, is learnt to have told him about the blast which took place near Vice President Pramananda Jha''s residence on Sunday. At least one security personnel was injured.

Prachanda to be sworn-in as Nepal Prime Minister today

Pushpa Kamal Dahal a.k.a. PrachandaKathmandu, Aug 18: Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal a. k. a. Prachanda will be sworn-in as the first Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal here on Monday.

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Prachanda in a specially called swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan at Sheetal Niwas this afternoon. The ceremony will be attended by heads of all security forces, diplomats and top bureaucrats.

Alliance begins work on portfolio division in Nepal

Alliance begins work on portfolio division in NepalKathmandu, Aug 16 : The three major parties in the ruling alliance including the CPN (Maoist), the CPN (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) are meeting today to decide division of portfolio in the new government lead by Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias ''Prachanda'' in Nepal.

A three-member team has been entrusted to finalise the ministerial portfolios for each party and the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the new government.

Former rebel chief Prachanda elected Nepal's prime minister

prachandaKathmandu- Nepal's constituent assembly Friday voted the former rebel chief Pushpa Kamal Dhahal, alias Prachanda as the country's new prime minister.

The vote ended nearly four months of political deadlock, paving the way for the formation of a new government led by the Maoists.

Lawmakers from 22 of the 25 parties represented in the assembly voted overwhelmingly in favour of Maoist chairman Prachanda by signing their names in his support.

The vote gave Prachanda a two-thirds majority of the 596 members in the assembly. Official figures were expected later.

Indian envoy meets Prachanda

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda''Kathmandu, Aug 14: India’s