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My way, or no way

With barely nine hours to go till the midnight deadline, the debate on constitution drafting is sure to go down to the wire. After Saturday’s marathon meetings failed to yield any results, the leaders have been holding meetings on several fronts in a bid to consolidate their position ahead of final showdown at the CA. […]


Final hours

After a week of political brinkmanship, on Friday the parties agreed that the only way to diffuse the present situation was through timely declaration of constitution and failing to do so would not only lead to a void but also unleash a flurry of street protests that could easily drag the nation into an ethnic […]


NC-Maoists nearing consensus, UML playing spoilsport

After a week of political brinkmanship, on Friday the parties agreed that the only way to diffuse the present situation was through timely declaration of constitution because failing to do so would not only lead to a void but also unleash a flurry of street protests that could easily drag the nation into an ethnic […]


No extension

The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government to withdraw its proposal to extend the term of Constituent Assembly. The order issued by a single bench of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was in response to writ petitions filed by lawyers Kanchan Krishna Neupane, Bal Krishna Neupane, Bharatmani Jangam, […]


Anarchist protests

Nepal banda called by Madhesis, Adivasis and Janajatis on Sunday saw acts of violence and vandalism that have been condemned nationally and internationally. Sunday’s banda was especially condemned because of targeted attacks on journalists. Several media houses across the country have been attacked, their vehicles torched, cameras vandalised and people physically assaulted. More than a […]


All eyes on the street

The final days of constitution drafting has turned the nation into a battleground with various groups calling for simultaneous mass demonstrations and Nepal bandas, while security forces are gearing up to maintain law and order. The districts of Tarai, in particular have suffered multiple and overlapping bandas called by UDMF and Upendra Yadav led Broader […]


Banda called off

The joint struggle committee of Brahmins, Chettris and Dashnamis who have been agitating against ethnic federalism and demanding that they be categorised as indigenous population, have called off their protest program following a pact signed with the government. The group had called for an indefinite strike from Friday. However, the talks between the agitators and […]



 

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