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Archive for May, 2011


Hearing set for case against Minister Agni Sapkota

After a hearing today, Supreme Court Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi has set a hearing for 5 June to consider arguments as to why Minister for Information and Communications Agni Sapkota should not be suspended from his high office. The decision by the single bench was in esponse to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed […]

Where to now?

The political parties extended the CA term averting potential collective suicide from the dissolution of the house on Sunday but they are already at each other’s throat. So much for the consensus politics. Maoist leader Deb Gurung criticised his party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal for signing the 5 point deal without consulting his party on […]

CPI Inflation 10.6 per cent

The year-on-year (y-o-y) inflation as measured by the consumer price index increased to 10.6 per cent in mid-April 2011 from 14.3 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) stated in its report about the current Macroeconomic Situation based on the nine months’ data of the FY 2010/11. During […]

Another three months

The Constituent Assembly tenure has been extended for three months. If the fact that the nation was denied a constitution even after three years of long wait wasn’t troubling enough, the parties gave the entire nation a sleepless night with their irresponsible and unreasonable political posturing over the extension. What is most baffling is that […]

When there is no will, there is no way

The CA meeting that was adjourned for 15 minutes at 11.45pm,  has not been convened since. It is almost three in the morning and the nation is now under a undeclared state of statelessness.  The three major parties had reportedly reached a consensus on extending the CA tenure by six months with a target of […]

Government tables extension proposal

With few minutes remaining for the CA tenure to expire, the meeting has been convened. The meeting was scheduled at eight in the morning but it was delayed due to the meeting between the three major parties. The Maoists and Nepali Congress have reportedly reached an understanding to extend the CA deadline by six months. […]

Walk the talk

“We will not hand over the weapons that were exchanged with blood,” Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal told his cadres at a function in the capital on Friday. He attended the program during a break after first round of talks with other political parties. Dahal’s statement has come at a time when the opposition parties […]