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Archive for October, 2012


SSP suspended over smuggling suspicions

The Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended SSP Rabiraj Shrestha of Nepal Police for three months as it investigates a foreign-currency smuggling case in which Shrestha is a prime suspect. On 6 October, Indian national Binod Kumar Soni was found in possession of around Rs 12 million worth of foreign currency which had been passed […]

Meeting ends without conclusion

The ruling alliance and the opposition discussed the budget and the new election at a joint-meeting on Tuesday but could not come to agreement on either topic. After the meeting, UCPN(M) spokesperson said all party leaders stood firm on their previous stances and therefore nothing was agreed upon. The Maoists are keen on reviving the […]

Polls apart

Nepal should return the favour and help the United States reform its electoral process

PM directs minister to resign

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has directed Minister for Labour and Employment Kumar Belbase to resign after Belbase was caught on tape asking for bribes. “He has been accused of corruption, and I’ve told him that he is morally obliged to resign,” said the PM. He added that if Belbase didn’t resign by Tuesday, he would […]

Guardian’s concern

This week, the mainstream and the social media was rife with verbal exchange between the two executive heads. President Ram Baran Yadav has repeatedly expressed increasing concerns about deteriorating political environment. He has invited Prime Minister and the leaders of major parties to his office on more than few occasion in the last couple of […]

SC stays Basnet’s promotion

Nepal’s Apex Court has issued stay order against government’s decision to promote accused army officer Raju Basnet. A single bench of Justice Prakash Chandra Wasti issued the order on Monday, responding to writ petition filed by Advocate Bidur Prasad Adhikari and Rupa Maharjan. The duo had filed writ petition on Sunday seeking annulment of government’s […]

Writ filed against army officer’s promotion

A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking annulment of the government’s decision to promote Colonel Raju Basnet to the post of Brigadier General. Basnet is accused of making 49 people disappear from the Bhairabnath Battalion during the insurgency. The petition also seeks full explanation of Article 132 of the interim constitution which […]