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Archive for May, 2010


CA term to be extended

The three major political parties have agreed to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly by a year, according to Nepali Congress Spokesperson Arjun Narsingh KC. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal will resign as part of the deal, KC said. The three parties came to an agreement just an hour before the term of the […]

Maoists reject CA term extension

A day before the term of the Constituent Assembly expires, and despite the hope of the government, the Maoists  have refused to extend its term until their conditions are met. “We will not vote for the extension unless peace and constitution are ensured,” Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said after the party’s standing committee meeting […]

Govt seeks to extend CA term

The coalition government has registered a bill seeking extension of the Constituent Assembly’s deadline in the parliament on Monday, 11 days before the country is supposed to adopt a new constitution. The Maoist Party has said it will oppose the bill saying there is “no meaning in giving our approval for the CA extension deadline […]

Dahal addresses supporters

Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal addressed thousands of supporters at Khula Manch on Saturday, a day after his party withdrew the indefinite banda called a week earlier. During the address, Dahal said the party’s movement was not over, it was only suspended. “The six-day strike was only a rehearsal. We put off the agitation for […]

Maoists withdraw strike

The Maoists have withdrawn their indefinite strike following intense international pressure, on the day that Nepal’s professional organisations and businesses staged a mammoth peace rally in Kathmandu and as resistance spread across the country. The announcement was made after the party’s standing committee meeting on Friday at 9:15, and was announced as breaking news on […]

Thousands rally for peace

Thousands of people gathered in Basantapur Darbar Square on Friday morning for the peace rally organized by various human rights, civil society and professional organisations. Even though the message of the peace rally was to demand the political parties to resolve their differences, the rally was charged with anger against the banda still being enforced […]

Rally to go on despite threats

Organisers of the Peace Rally scheduled for Friday have received threats of bodily harm, one of the organisers said on the condition of anonymity because of fear of further harm. The banda-opposing rally, due to be held in Basantapur Darbar Square, was organised jointly by the Federation of National Chamber of Commerce, Professionals’ Alliance for […]