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This section includes articles on elections and other political issues across South Asia
Date Event Summary
15 April 2002 Toll in Dang incident crosses 200 KATHMANDU, April 14 : The death toll in last Thursday nights Maoist raids in Dang district has jumped to more than 200, with Minister of State for Home Devendra Raj Kandel today confirming that more than 150 rebels had died in the attacks.
04 April 2002 Lower House passes anti-terrorism Bill KATHMANDU, April 4:Hours after King Gyanendra approved orders to relax the state of emergency, the Lower House of parliament on Thursday passed with a simple majority a controversial Bill aimed at curbing terrorism and controlling disruptive activities in the country.
26 March 2002 Deuba returns home contented with India visit KATHMANDU, March 25:Appearing contented with Indias assurance that it would not allow its land to be used against Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba returned home Monday from the eastern port city of Kolkata, completing his six-day-long goodwill visit to the friendly southern neighbour.
18 March 2002 The shape of events to come The people of the Subcontinent ought to be thankful to Los Angeles Times that has unearthed a secret Pentagon report that is now with the US Congress for action. It discloses a horrifying series of contingency plans of the US attacking with nuclear weapons China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Syria. Such a contingency is supposed to arise in one of three conditions: first, in retaliation for attack with nuclear, biological or chemical weapons”. The second set of circumstances in which the US would use its nuclear weapons would be against targets able to withstand non-nuclear attack”. The third category is in the event of surprising military developments”, the significance of which is likely to stump many.
03 March 2002 Which way is CBK firing? In 1994 and even as recently as August 2000, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was seen as an angel of peace, holding out a hand of reconciliation, not only to the Tamils and the LTTE but also to the UNP.
02 March 2002 Emergency and a crisis Nepal runs out of military options to face the latest Maoist challenge, and prepares to extend the state of Emergency.
20 February 2002 BJP can win even without Muslim votes VARANASI, FEB. 19. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party would win the elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly even if the Muslim vote went against it. Addressing a public meeting here, Mr. ...
18 February 2002 Nepal: Govt forces suffer heavy losses in Achham KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The first day of this spring season dawned on Nepal with the deadliest ever attack by Maoist rebels on government security forces in Achham district, killing at least 138 people, mostly security personnel.
18 February 2002 No clear winners in sight LUCKNOW, FEB. 17. As the campaign for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections came to an end, there were No clear winners in sight. This is despite the bold claims of runaway victories made by some political parties. The final round ...
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