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Baidya’s refusal

Mohan Baidya chairman of CPN-Maoist has refused to hold talks with the four parties and the government unless the Interim Election Council led by Khil Raj Regmi is replaced. Speaking at a program in Bhaktapur on Saturday, Baidya said that CPN-Maoist would agree to meet the parties only if they scrapped the eleven point agreement […]


EC gets commissioners

President Ram Baran Yadav appointed five commissioners for the Election Commission on Sunday. Acting on the recommendations made by the Interim Electoral Council of Ministers, the president appointed Nilkantha Uprety as chief commissioner and Dolakh Bahadur Gurung, Ayodhi Prasad Yadav, Ila Sharma, and Rambhakta PB as commissioners. On Saturday afternoon, the president had met with […]


Clearing the obstacles

President Ram Baran Yadav met with Interim Electoral Council of Ministers (IECM) Chairman Khil Raj Regmi on Saturday to discuss recommendations for the Election Commission. On Friday, the president had asked the IECM to send a written explanation whether Article 128 (3 and 7) of the Interim Constitutional would allow three former commissioners to be […]


Baidya’s demands

The CPN-M has come up with four demands to be met before the polls are held. It wants the four-party agreement to be cancelled, the Regmi-led government resign, an all-party roundtable meeting to discuss alternatives, and a national government led by the political parties if polls are to be held. At a press conference on […]


Interim cabinet full

The Interim Election Council of Ministers (IECM) has been expanded to full capacity after 8 new ministers took the oath of service and secrecy at Shital Niwas on Monday night. All of them were recommended by chairman of the IECM, Khil Raj Regmi, to the president following their nomination by the UCPN(M), NC, UML, and […]


Wartime ghosts haunt Nepal

Maoists threaten ‘stern action’ against those demanding justice against convicted war criminal In the headline-grabbing change of government in Nepal this week, one aspect went almost unnoticed: the agreement on a Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Bill to address wartime atrocities. President Ram Baran Yadav signed that ordinance on Thursday itself, away from the media glare […]


Justice interrupted

Newa Rajya Samiti and Kirat Rajya Samiti affiliated to UCPN (Maoist) have jointly issued a press release on Friday warning Occupy Baluwatar to not demand arrest of party member Bal Krishna Dhungel who was convicted of murder of Ujjan Shrestha in 2004. Occupy Baluwatar, a protest group formed in January 2013 to provide justice to […]



 

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