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Archive for August, 2011


Wait and see

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has urged the Nepali Congress (NC), second big party in the Constituent Assembly (CA), to join the government to accomplish the twin tasks of peace and constitution. Newly elected Prime Minister Bhattarai said this at a meeting with the NC President Sushil Koirala at latter’s residence at Maharajgunj on Tuesday morning. […]

Oath administered

President Ram Baran Yadav administered oath of office and secrecy to the newly-elected Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, at the Office of the President, Shital Niwas, amidst a special function today. On the occasion, PM Bhattarai also administered oath of office and secrecy to Bijaya Kumar Gachchhaddar in the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister […]

Three months extension

After the amendment of Interim Constitution, the Legislature-Parliament decided to extend the term of Constituent Assembly by three months on Monday evening. The Interim Constitution of Nepal was amended for the 10th time in order to extend the term of the CA The term of the Constituent Assembly, was expiring on 31 August. The term […]

Baburam in Nepali Times

A selection of interviews, profiles and stories on Baburam Bhattarai from Nepali Times, including the 2001 interview in which he explains party’s relationship with revolutionary groups around the world, the letter to the editor he wrote to this paper in which he said he was flattered that a public opinion poll in 2002 had said […]

Baburam’s challenge

There is little surprise that UCPN-M deputy Baburam Bhattarai has been elected as Nepal’s 35th prime minister with a comfortable margin of 105 votes. Bhattarai secured 340 votes while his only competitor NC’s Ram Chandra Paudel could only manage 235. Bhattarai had earlier played an instrumental role in bringing his party out of post ‘People’s […]

PM Bhattarai

The UCPN (Maoist) candidate Baburam Bhattarai has been elected the 35th prime minister of the country. Bhattarai secured 340 of 575 votes cast on Sunday’s prime ministerial election. The another contestant for the post, NC’s parliamentary party leader Ram Chandra Poudel lost the votes with secured 235 votes. Poudel had lost 16 times in the previous […]

Expected outcome

Three days before the extended deadline for Constituent Assembly expires,the nation is awaits not a new constitution but yet another government. After failing to propose a unanimous candidate, exercise to elect a majority leader for the government is underway in the Constituent Assembly. As the CA parties pledge their support, one after the other, UCPN […]