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Government to table resolution to construct quake-demolished houses

The government is tabling a resolution proposal on building all the public houses that were ravaged by the devastating earthquake on Saturday. A meeting of the major three parties – Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist – held at the

Earthquake strikes Nepal, hundreds dead, history crumbled

A powerful earthquake struck at 11.56 am today suspected to be killing hundreds and injuring thousands across the country. The quake epicentered at some 80-km northwest of Kathmandu had a depth of only 11-km, which is considered shallow in geological

China asks Nepal to move forward to economic prosperity

China has urged UCPN-Maoist to focus on economic prosperity by completing the constitution writing process as soon as possible. A visiting Shaanix Province secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Zmnao Zxemgyong today – during the meeting – urged chairman of

Ruling alliance come closure to consensus on disputed issues

The ruling alliance – Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML – came closure to consensus on disputed issues of the constitution. A meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence Baluwater, today, the twp parties have agreed to adopt a revised parliamentary

Parties ‘flexible’ on disputed issues including number of federal states

Political parties have shown some flexibility on forms of governance and federalism – to solve the current dispute – through the second track. The parties – that are already behind the schedule to reach consensus by September 6 deadline –

CA committee reaches deal on judiciary, directive principles

The Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) today agreed on form of judiciary and directive principles of the country. The committee today reached agreement on the judiciary and most of the issues under fundamental rights, informed

UCPN-Maoist asserts on 10-state model

The opposition party, UCPN-Maoist, asserted that the 10-state model suggested by High-level State Restructuring Commission of the first Constituent Assembly (CA) is its bottom line for talks with the ruling parties on federalism. The UCPN-Mosisst has today – five days

Cooperatives is a part of private sector, not a separate pillar: Bhattarai

Former prime minister Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai – going against his own party line – today said that there is no need to recognise cooperatives as the third pillar of the economy, and it is a part of private sector.

Opposition parties obstruct House over HLPC

The opposition today obstructed the House accusing the ruling parties for being irresponsible. Today’s session was adjourned in 15 minutes, following the obstruction of lawmakers from the UCPN-Maoist and Madhes-based parties after opposition leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ addressed the

Cabinet nominates 17 lawmakers

The government has finally nominated 17 lawmakers – out of 26 vacant seats – today, after nine months of Constituent Assembly (CA) elections and seven months after the second CA first met on January 22. A cabinet meeting this afternoon

NC minister for High Level Political Committee

A Nepali Congress minister said that the formation of High Level Political Committee will harm no one, if it will facilitate Constitution writing process rather than obstructing. The opposition UCPN-Maoist has been pushing the ruling party for the formation of

Dialogue panel to solve prickly issues in two weeks

A meeting of Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee of Constituent Assembly (CA) today decided to settle contentious issues of new constitution by September 6, according to the deadline fixed by the CA calendar. However, three major political parties including Nepali

Ruling parties donot agree to form high level political committee

The ruling party is opposed to the formation of high-level political committee (HLPC), despite the strong pressure from the opposition party UCPN-Maoist. The UCPN-Maoist and Madhes-based parties have been demanding the high level political committee led by UCPN-Maoist chairman Puspa

Maoists walk out of three-party meet

A three-party meeting – held at the Prime Minister’s office residence Baluwatar – supposed to finalise nomination of 26 Constituent Assembly (CA) members today ended inconclusively due to dispute over a formation of high-level political mechanism. UCPN-Maoist leaders walked out of

NC, UML discuss disputed issues of constitution

The leaders of ruling coalition Nepali Congress and CPN-UML today discussed on state restructuring, form of governance, electoral system and judiciary, the crucial issues in the new constitution. The meeting of the alliance partners at the Prime Minister’s official residence

CPN-UML re-endorses seven-state federal model

The second largest party and a coalition partner in the government, Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) has re-endorsed the seven-province federal model as its official position. The party has, however, said that it is flexible on number of

Janakpur blast mastermind Sah arrested

Constituent Assembly (CA) member from Sadbhawana Party Sanjay Sah aka ‘Sanjaya Takala’, who was accused of masterminding blast at Janakpur’s Ramananda Chowk two years ago that killed five persons, was arrested yesterday night. During a press meet at district police

Violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia

New Delhi: Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a recent study. The study ‘Violence against Women in Politics’, conducted by Centre for Social Research and UN Women revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,