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Bomb explodes in Janakpur

ज २ प ९३९५ While the Madhesi front is engrossed in drafting constitution, a Terai based armed outfit Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha has carried out a an explosive attack in Janakpur’s Ramananda Chowk on Monday morning. A Ja 2 Pa 9395 number motorcycle parked infront of a crowd who had gathered to enforce banda exploded […]


Now or never

Talks between the three major parties and Madhesi front have taken a decisive turn. The discussions are now polarised with the Maoists and Madhesi parties demanding a directly elected president, and the NC and CPN-UML favouring an executive prime minister. On federalism, both sides have agreed on identity and capability as the basis for state […]


Extending extensions

The major parties have asked for two more days to gather consensus on the remaining issues. The constitutional committee has already given the parties two extensions since last week but on both occasions, the parties failed to reach an agreement. However, the parties have narrowed down their differences from five issues to three after agreement […]


Three at a time

The final negotiations on constitution drafting between the three major parties and Madhesi front continued for the second day. In the first session today, parties discussed five contentious issues and reached a deal on constitutional court, electoral system and citizenship. A crucial deal on constitutional court has ended with disputes over its formation. The NC and UML […]


One final extention

From early morning, political parties were busy trying to forge consensus on disputed issues of constitution drafting. However, today’s ‘decisive’ meeting ended inconclusively as the leaders refused to cooperate with each other and remained adamant on their respective positions. The parties have almost reached an agreement regarding naturalised citizenship for foreign nationals married to Nepalis. […]


The Great Himalayan trek ends

The Great Himalaya Trail- Climate Smart Celebrity Trek (GHT-CSCT) led by Apa Sherpa who has scaled Mt. Everest 21 times so far has come to an end on Friday with the team finally arriving at Darchula district’s Khalanga. Apa and his team, among whom are Everest summiter Dawa S. Sherpa and journalist Saurav Dhakal, travelled […]


Not quite there

A meeting of the Constitutional Committee Tuesday decided to give five more days to the Dispute Resolution Sub-committee to resolve the disputed issues of constitution drafting at the request of political parties. Continuing the engagement, the leaders have begun another marathon meeting at Singha Durbar on Wednesday. The committee had set April 17 deadline for […]



 

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