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Archive for January, 2011


President calls for PM election

President Ram Baran Yadav has called on the political parties to elect the prime minister and form a government within 21 January based on political consensus as per the Clause 1 of the Article 38 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063. The Speaker of the Legislature-Parliament had briefed the President about the termination of […]

UNMIN flags down

By an uncanny coincidence, this weekend marks the official opening of Nepal Tourism Year 2011, the departure of UNMIN, and the official commemoration of Earthquake Day. Those who had predicted a major political earthquake with UNMIN’s departure are likely to be disappointed. As is their habit, Nepali politicians are striking a last minute deal on […]

Travel alert on Nepal

The US Department of State has warned US citizens of the potential risks of traveling to Nepal just a day before the formal inauguration of the Nepal Tourism Year (NTY)-2011. Issuing a travel advisory on Wednesday, the Department of State said it is concerned about the security situation in Nepal and asked U.S. citizens to […]

All out

Nepali Congress has withdrawn its candidacy from the prime ministerial election. NC leader Sher Bahadur Deuba formally announced the withdrawal of Ram Chandra Poudel’s candidacy in the parliament session on Wednesday. “The ongoing election process did not elect a new PM. We have decided to withdraw the candidacy so that a new process could be […]

Call ambassador Rana back

The Committee on International Relations and Human Rights of the Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to call back Nepali ambassador to India, Rukma Shumsher Rana. The Committee’s meeting held on Sunday took a decision to this effect to investigate Rana’s involvement as the Managing Director of the Dubar Nepal, a Nepal-India joint venture production company. […]

Winter session begins

The winter session of the parliament began today with Speaker Subas Nembang reading out a letter received from the President’s Office on the beginning of the session. Speaker Nembang urged lawmakers not to stay neutral in any subject in the House. Similarly, Nembang urged lawmakers to approve their leave with justifiable reasons now onwards as […]

Uproar over Landgren remark

UNMIN Chief Karin Landgren’s report to the UN Security Council on Wednesday in New York has set off an uproar from the entire spectrum of the Nepali establishment. On Friday, even the usually low-profile President’s office came out swinging against Landgren, calling her remarks “defamatory” and “extremely negligent”. Landgren had told the Security Council that […]