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UML green light

The UML Central Committee’s decision to approve the Maoist proposal to make Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi the head of a new government finally got a cautious the nod from the opposition UML on Saturday, removing the last obstacle to elections later this year. UML leaders were sharply divided in two days of raging debates […]


Day after tomorrow

Looks like efforts to end the deadlock in Nepali politics is itself deadlocked Leaders of the four main parties started gathering at Shital Niwas at 2pm on Friday, but the UML leaders were held up at their own Central Committee meeting in Balkhu unable to agree on whether or not to agree to the Chief […]


Breathing space

Breathing space Keeping Nepal’s obligations to international commitments in mind, President Ram Baran Yadav has signed an ordinance to make Nepal comply with the Financial Action Task Force’s recommendations. A press statement released by the president’s office said that President Yadav ratified the  Bill Against Organised Crime, 2069, after holding consultations with Finance Minister Barsha […]


Future imperfect

When the ruling Maoists floated the formula of nominating Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi to head an election government last week, they thought it would finally end the political deadlock. But the proposal has further deepened the distrust between the Maoists and the other parties, and ignited a controversy within the UML and NC. Older […]


5,000 news jobs by the end of 2013

CloudFactory, a technology start-up enterprise based in Kathmandu announced today that it aims to hire more than 5,000 new employees by the end of 2013. The company sources for large-scale digital projects from across the globe and breaks it down into simple tasks which are then distributed to its pool of workers. In this way, […]


So near, yet so far

Leaders from the ruling alliance and the opposition could not come to an agreement regarding the next electoral government, and have decided to resume talks on Tuesday after Monday evening’s discussions at Shital Niwas proved unfruitful. Intense talks on Monday morning had seen the four major parties agree to hold elections within 29 May. But […]


Red herring

Red herring UCPN(M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal told reporters at the general convention in Hetauda that the party had decided to nominate current Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as the next Prime Minister. Janaastha quotes Dahal saying, “It looks like there will be consensus regarding chief justice’s appointment as PM. I’ve just talked to Jhalnath […]



 

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