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Archive for November, 2011


Fourth extension

The term of the Constituent Assembly (CA) has been again extended by six months. The last extension for three months expires on Wednesday. The CA term was extended by six months on Tuesday with the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday passing the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007 (eleventh amendment) by two-third majority. A total […]

Regrouping to complete on Monday

Coordinator of the Army Integration Secretariat Committee Balananda Sharma has said the regrouping of all PLA combatants would be completed by Monday in all cantonments. The regrouping of the physically challenged combatants, and women combatants with infants was carried out by visiting their residences. Sharma further said the PLA combatants were not opting for rehabilitation […]

DTAA signed

Nepal and India have signed on the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) in order to cancel the double taxation and to prevent  fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. Finance Minister Barshaman Pun and his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukharjee signed the agreement on the behalf of their receptive governments amidst a programme at the […]

SRC holds its first meeting

The State Restructuring Commission (SRC) held its first meeting at Nepal Administrative Training Academy, Jawalakhel on Sunday. The meeting held under the chairmanship of SRC member Malla K Sundar, discussed on determination of work procedure and jurisdiction of the SRC. Member Mall K Sundar said the next meeting of the SRC will pass the work […]

One last chance

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the CA term should not be extended repeatedly and has ordered the government to extend the term for the last time. The SC full bench comprising Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi, Justices Damodar Prasad Sharma, Rajkumar Prasad Shah, Kalyan Shrestha and Prem Sharma instructed the government to finalise […]

PAC to shut down nine casinos

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Legislature-Parliament has directed the authorities concerned to close down the casinos operating at various five-star hotels without paying revenue to the government. A meeting of the Committee on Tuesday issued directives to close down the casinos within the next 15 days. The meeting has also directed the Ministries […]

No amnesty for Dhungel

The Supreme Court directed the government not to execute its decision to pardon murder convict UCPN (Maoist) CA member Bal Krishna Dhungel on Wednesday. A three-member special bench of Justices Kalyan Shrestha, Sushila Karki and Kamal Narayan issued a stay order on government recommendation to grant amnesty to Dhungel until another order. A single bench […]