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Archive for December, 2010


No UNMIN extension

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal sent a letter on behalf of the government to the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Chief Karin Landgren on Friday covering the decisions taken and the development made so far regarding monitoring of the Maoist combatants in the cantonments and the democratisation of the Nepali Army in response to […]

NC ready to stay in the opposition

President of the Nepali Congress Sushil Koirala has said that his party is ready to sit in the opposition if the Unified CPN-Maoist and CPN-UML form a coalition government. Talking briefly to reporters at Biratnagar Airport today, he said that the prime ministerial candidacy of his party will not be withdrawn. He accused the UML […]

Endorsement of Taskforce decisions

In an effort to ensure timely drafting of the new constitution, the 27 parties of the CA have begun endorsing the 127 decisions taken by the High Level Taskforce. The parties endorsed the progress made by the Taskforce regarding the reports of Committee on Determination of Forms of Governance and on Determination of the Form […]

Agreement to agree

A meeting of 27 parties have agreed to settle contentious issues in the Constituent Assembly Thematic Committees reports and forward them to the CA as soon as possible. CA Chairman Subash Nembang presided over the meeting that took place at Singha Durbar. The meeting agreed to settle issues in the drafting of the new constitution […]

No further discussions

A meeting of the three big parties concluded early today after the Maoists refused to start discussion on any issue until the agreement on calling a regular House session is immediately implemented. In the meeting, the Maoists demanded clarification from the government regarding talks about putting forth a condition for calling a regular session of […]

MRP distribution starts

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is all set to distribute machine readable passports (MRP) today onwards. Diplomatic passports will first be distributed. The Ministry said that the MRP will be first provided to the President Dr Ram Baran Yadav amidst a function today. It will then be provided to the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, the […]

Call a regular session of the House

Leaders of ruling parties have urged Prime Minister Mahdav Kumar Nepal to forge consensus and immediately call a regular session of the Legislature-Parliament. The appeal was forwarded during a meeting of ruling parties called by the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today morning regarding the Parliament’s regular session. The Prime Minister has been urged to immediately […]