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Future of the CA hinges on top three

The meeting of the top brass of three major parties on Friday has ended with commitment to future engagement. At a time when the opposition and the ruling parties have been attacking each other for derailing the peace process and constitution drafting, the initiation of dialogue is being seen as a positive development. During the […]


Bhattarai’s one year in power

Undeterred by the opposition’s criticisms, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has defended his government’s performance in the last one year. In his televised address from National Planning Commission Hall in Singha Durbar on Tuesday, Bhattarai highlighted his government’s works in the past year while repeatedly condemning opposition’s ‘irresponsible and reactionary’ politics. He claimed that despite stiff […]


ICG releases two reports on Nepal

Nepal’s major political parties must urgently agree on a roadmap to negotiate on federalism and write the new constitution, whether by holding elections to a new Constituent Assembly or reviving the previous body, says latest International Crisis Group (ICG). The two reports released on Monday, Nepal’s Constitution (I): Evolution not Revolution and Nepal’s Constitution (II): […]


The NC, UML to boycott FDRA

The main opposition parties Nepali Congress and UML have said they will not enter into dialogue with the new Federal Democratic Republican Alliance of 20 parties headed by the UCPN(M). A meeting between the opposition parties and the UCPN(M) is scheduled for 4pm on Sunday, 26 August where the opposition parties will seek the resignation […]


Cabinet preparing to send more ordinances to Shital Niwas

Irked by President’s refusal to sign two ordinances related with the elections, the government is preparing to forward seven ordinances at once to Shital Niwas. The cabinet meeting on Thursday discussed upon all seven ordinances which includes much awaited bill on Truth and Reconciliation and disappearances as well as the two previous ones that were […]


Green light for Trishuli

The government has decided to revive the licence of Nepal Water and Energy Company for the Trishuli-1 project. The cabinet’s Economic Infrastructure Committee has given the company 18 months’ licence to complete its Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and manage fund for the project. If Nepal Water and Energy Project fails to […]


PMO on a collision course with Shital Niwas

The government is preparing to send the two election-related ordinances rejected by President Ram Baran Yadav last week back to President’s office. Minister for Information and Communication Rajkishor Yadav confirmed that the two ordinances will be send back to Shital Niwas for approval. “ The President was within his rights to send back the ordinance […]



 

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