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Archive for February, 2011


Kul defeated

Nepal’s candidate for the presidency of UNGA, Kul Chandra Gautam got defeated by Qatari candidate Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser at a voting in UN headquarters, New York on Friday. The number of votes each candidate received was not made public as per the understanding of group nations. Qatari candidate Nasser, also the permanent representative of Qatar […]

Improved balance

Nepal’s balance of payments has shown a significant improvement this year, although still running at a deficit. The overall balance of payments recorded a deficit of Rs 4.43 billion during the six months of FY 2010/11, an improvement compared to a deficit of Rs. 16.64 billion in the same period last year. The current account […]

Deal amendment

The politburo meeting of the UML today decided to take initiative to amend the seven-point deal inked between the party chairman Jhal Nath Khanal and Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on February 3. The decision of the politburo meeting will be presented in the central committee meeting tomorrow for its endorsement. Publicity Department Chief of […]

Same party, different views

The leaders and cadres of the UML have expressed contradictory views about the seven-point deal inked by their party chairman and now the prime minister, Jhal Nath Khanal and Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Speaking at an interaction organized in the capital on Sunday, politburo member of the UML, Prakash Jwala said that objections to […]

PM Khanal addresses nation

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal struck a conciliatory tone in his address to the nation Friday evening, acknowledging the difficulties his new government and the peace process were facing. PM Khanal, speaking as rivals within his own party, UML, and UCPN (Maoist) continue to lock horns over the allocation of key ministries in the new […]

Cabinet tomorrow

Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the Council of Ministers will be formed by tomorrow as the issues relating to sharing of ministries has been settled. Dahal made the statement during a meeting with media persons in Pokhara today. He added that his party had supported Khanal in the PM election on the […]

Khanal and Dahal issue a joint statement

Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal and Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal issued a joint press release today to clarify their stance on the seven-point agreement signed between them on 3 February before the prime minister’s election. The release states that the seven-point pact was signed for ending political deadlock and to continue the historical responsibility of […]