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Archive for September, 2010


Once again

As expected, the NC’s Ram Chandra Poudel, the lone candidate for the post of prime minister, failed to secure a simple majority. He secured 105 votes in his favour, the lowest number so far. Two lawmakers voted against, while 61 stayed neutral. Poudel refused to quit even after repeated requests from the UCPN (Maoist) and […]

Round eight

The eighth round of prime ministerial election also failed to elect a new prime minister on Sunday, 26 September. NC candidate Ram Chandra Poudel, the lone candidate running in the election for the post of prime minister, secured only 116 votes in his favour out of 189 votes cast on Sunday’s election. Two lawmakers voted […]

Nepal’s hero

The founder and chairperson of Maiti Nepal, Anuradha Koirala, is among the top ten CNN’s Heroes for 2010. Koirala was nominated for her outstanding efforts to prevent trafficking and sexual exploitation of Nepal’s women and girls and to rehabilitate the victims. “This recognition is not just mine or Maiti Nepal’s. It is an honour for […]

Koirala wins

The 12th General Convention of the Nepali Congress elected acting President Sushil Koirala as the party’s new president on Tuesday. Koirala obtained 1,652 votes while his closest rival Sher Bhadur Deuba secured 1,317. Third contestant Bhim Bahadur Tamang garnered 78 votes. The counting of votes for other positions including general secretary, treasurer and central committee […]

Impious government

The government’s restriction on former king Gyanendra from attending the Kumari felicitation function in Basantapur shows that Shah is not a commoner just yet. Gyanendra was forced to cancel his visit to the Kumari Ghar at the eleventh hour, apparently, due to security reasons. The government asked him to not leave his residence. For human […]

Maoists exit

The UCPN (Maoist) has announced its withdrawal of candidacy from the prime ministerial elections to initiate a new process in electing the prime minister. Top leaders of the UCPN(M) and UML agreed on a three-point agreement in a meeting on Friday. As per the agreement, UML will have to stick to its previous neutral position. […]

Strike in Surkhet

Surkhet and its surrounds remained closed to traffic early Thursday morning due to a bandh called by transport workers. Following the death of three-year-old Indira BK Tuesday, crushed when a bus started for its destination at Rakam Gajauda, locals had assaulted the driver and conductor. Badly injured, both fled the scene, but the driver Okil […]