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Archive for November, 2012


Too many candidates, no takers

The deadline given by President Ram Baran Yadav to form the new government is closing in, but the parties are yet to begin negotiating on the probable candidate. As of now, they are still trying to come up with the candidate within their party. Nepali Congress is undecided whether it will propose party President Sushil […]

Twenty six million strong

Nepal’s Central Bureau of Statistics has finally released National Census Report 2068 (2012). The report which was released by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai at Singha Durbar on Monday puts the current population of the country at 26,494,504. This is a nominal growth of 1.35 per cent compared to last census data held ten years back. […]

Not impressed

Government’s cabinet meeting on Sunday has concluded that the President had overstepped his jurisdiction in asking the parties to form a new government within a week. The meeting affirmed that the head of the state did not have any executive powers constitutionally and decided to formally remind the President about the same. “The government will […]

President calls for next government

President Ram Baran Yadav has issued a press statement on Friday formally calling on the political parties to form a national unity government as per the Article 38(1) of the Interim Constitution. The President has given seven days to the parties to form the new government. The President has been regularly holding meetings with the […]

Prime Minister addresses the nation, won’t resign yet.

The date for elections declared by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on 27 May came and went on Thursday. Normally, a government that can’t hold elections as scheduled has to resign, but Bhattarai has resisted pressure from the President, opposition parties and rivals within his own party to cling on. In Thursday’s address to the nation, […]

Budget forwarded to the President

Ending weeks of speculation, the government has forwarded remaining two-third budget of rupees 300 billion to Shital Niwas on Tuesday. The government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Rajkishor Yadav said, the move was taken after all efforts to forge consensus with the opposition failed. The government has also announced that the next date […]

Sharma to receive Rotary award

Rotary International Nepal has decided to award former vice chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU) Suresh Raj Sharma with the Gopal-Kamala Rajbhandari Award for Vocational Excellence. In recognition of his 50 years of service to the education sector, Sharma will be given the award by President Ram Baran Yadav during a ceremony at Shital Niwas on […]