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Archive for July, 2011


PM’s dilemma

The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal handed over resignation letter of the Maoist ministers to the Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal in Baluwatar on Saturday, which has left Khanal with two options: induct the new Maoist ministers in his cabinet or resign.The Maoists had submitted a list of new Maoist ministers to the PM six […]

Maoist ministers to submit resignation

The Maoists have have decided to call back their ministers from Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal’s cabinet by Saturday evening after the PM did not reshuffle the cabinet and induct the new office bearers proposed by the party. The meeting of the party’s standing committee at its headquarters on Saturday decided to submit a collective […]

Over 8 million voters registered

The number of Nepali citizens registering themselves as voters under the new voter registration program initiated by the Election Commission has reached 8,822,251 as of 16 June. The voter registration along with a photograph and fingerprint had begun from some selected VDCs in Solukhumbu, Kathmandu, Rupandehi, Dang and Dadeldhura districts. This was followed by the […]

No reshuffle

The CPN (UML), the ruling party, has decided not to reshuffle the Cabinet in the present situation and to lay stress on the formation of the national consensus government for accelerating the peace process and constitution drafting process. The party’s Standing Committee on Thursday came up with a decision to this effect. Party Chairman and […]

Legislature-Parliament obstructed

The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, continued to obstruct the proceedings of the Legislature-Parliament today, calling for the implementation of the five-point agreement reached among the three main political parties on 28 May for extending the term of the Constituent Assembly. The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has remained obstructed since four days without taking up […]

Discussions over the Maoist reshuffle

The Maoists have decided to again discuss the reshuffle of the Council of Ministers with the UML. A Politburo meeting of the Maoist party held at the party headquarters in Parisdanda on Wednesday made this decision. Maoist Spokesman Dinanath Sharma said that though the ultimatum given to the Prime Minister to induct the new Maoist […]

Sudan scam: Hamal released

The Special Court on Tuesday has released Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Nepal Police, Tapendra Dhwaj Hamal, who was in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the Sudan scam, on general date without demanding bail. At present, Hamal is suspended from his post. According to Court registrar Dheer Bahadur Chand, DIG Hamal has been […]