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Archive for May, 2012


Supreme Court judge shot dead

Supreme Court judge Rana Bahadur Bam, who was under investigation for misuse of his power was shot dead this afternoon in the capital. The assailants who had come on a Bajaj Pulser motorbike at around 11 in the morning fired three shots in his chest, his bodyguard was also shot in the incident. Bam was […]

PM caretaker: Prez

Three days after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, President Ram Baran Yadav has hinted that Baburam Bhattarai is a caretaker prime minister, and has cautioned him not to go about it alone. In a very carefully worded statement, the President has used diplomatic language to suggest that he had a greater responsibility in the […]

NC to lead protest

Nepali Congress has decided to go on protest against the government decision to hold new elections in November. The party’s central committee meeting held at its office on Tuesday in Sanepa decided to agitate against the government decision, a central committee member told Nepali Times. NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel, who was also parliamentary party […]

Fresh elections

The government has announced that it will hold a fresh election to the Constituent Assembly on 22 November after the political parties failed to forge consensus even after hours of discussions. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai after a meeting of the Council of Ministers at his office late Sunday night, in […]

Black day

After four years of trying to draft the constitution, Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, has been dissolved before it could accomplish its mission. The largest representative body in the nation’s history has ceased to exist at midnight on Sunday. While the NC and UML point fingers at the Maoists and the Madhesis, the Maoists blame the older parties for […]

Countdown to midnight

With only two hours to go until the CA deadline expires, it seems unlikely that the constitution will be declared tonight. “It will not be possible to declare the constitution by the deadline,” said Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal as he emerged from hours of meeting of the major parties in Singha Darbar. The parties […]

Civic appeal

A group of intellectuals have issued a civic appeal asking the parties to declare the constitution by postponing federalism issue, stating that it has led to an unhealthy debate. Six noted intellectuals including Sociologist Ganesh Gurung, Demographer Ratna Sansar Shrestha, Captain Vijay Lama, Bijay Man Serchan, Rajesh Bishwakarma and Nim Bahadur Budathoki Magar have appealed […]