Rajneesh Bhandari is a Multimedia journalist based in Nepal. Rajneesh is interested in doing enterprising and investigative stories. He has got more than 5 years of reporting experience in broadcast.
Currently Rajneesh is working with Kantipur Television, one of the popular television stations in Nepal. He has closely reported on the peace process, conflict, army integration process, human rights issues, national security, corruption and other highly important political events in Nepal.
After weeks of uncertainty in the middle of Nepal’s contention parliamentary elections, the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is now set to last four more months. The country’s acting government and the opposition UCPN Maoists have reached an agreement to extend the UNMIN’s mandate, which was to end on September 15.
I have written series of article about UNMIN for film@11.
For the latest article click here.
Multimedia report on UNMIN, click here.
Another article related to UNMIN click here.
Another published on March 2010 click here.
The Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subash Chandra Nemwang has said that around eighty-percent of constitution making process is completed. But political parties haven’t yet reached any conclusion on some fundamental issues like basis of federalism, structure of government and independent judiciary. CA extended it’s tenure for one more year. In the last two months, CA had only one meeting. But the expenditure of CA is increasing, with the increase in the rent of it’s building. My report on the expenditure and peace process of Nepal was broadcasted on Kantipur Television on September 08, 2010.
For the video report click here(Navigate the first five minutes of the video).
It’s not rumor but truth that fake passport are easily available in Nepal. If you have 20 thousand rupees and a photo, a passport could be easily made with in a week, according to the police investigation. Police arrested 11 people on charge of being involved in making fake passport. Police also recovered dozens of fake passport. I investigated the story and two episodes were broadcasted on KTV. The first one on July 28, 2010 and the other one on July 29, 2010. The second day had a special interview with a SSP who was doing this operation.
Video of the first part broadcasted on July 28, 2010. Navigate from 8:30 to 10:45.
Video of the first part broadcasted on July 29, 2010. Navigate from 10:45 to 18:00.
For the first video click here.
For the second video click here.
Differences between Government and Maoists over UNMIN’s mandate has created controversy in Nepal. Government and Maoists have sent two different letters to United Nations, asking for four and six months extension respectively. The major differences is over the mandate of UNMIN. Government wants UNMIN not to monitor Nepal army, which Maoist oppose.
Below is the link of my recent report on KTV on the issue. Navigate the first five minutes. http://bit.ly/c6OR04