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Archive for April, 2013


Chalo Delhi

UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for New Delhi on Saturday afternoon. Before leaving for Delhi, Dahal stated that the visit would focus on seeking support from India to hold the Constituent Assembly polls in Nepal along with encouraging Indian investment in Nepal’s hydro power and tourism sector. This is his third visit to India where […]

Voter registrations resume

Voter registrations and citizenship distribution which were halted in the first week of April have resumed today. According to the Election Commission the registration and distribution drive began early this morning in various districts. Around one million voters without citizenship and more than 3 million voters are yet to be registered. Election Commission officer Dolakh […]

Explanation please

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice seeking clarification regarding the re-appointment of retired election commissioners Neellkantha Upreti, Dolakh Bahadur Gurung and Ayodhi Prasad Yadav at the Election Commission. Justice Girish Chandra Lal issued the order asking the defendants to be present at the court with written explanation within the next fifteen […]

Ni hao

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of UCPN (Maoist) left for a week-long visit to China on Sunday afternoon. Speaking to journalists at  Tribhuwan International Airport , Dahal said that the visit would be focused on Nepal’s economic prosperity and stability. “We need to take initiatives to benefit from our neighbours’ economic progress,” he said. Dahal also […]

Arresting justice

Police arrested twelve people staging a peaceful protest at Occupy Baluwatar near the prime minister’s residence in Kathmandu this morning. Activists have been calling on the government to end violence against women and impunity for the last 103 days through the Occupy Baluwatar movement. The police had been restricting the protest to the pavements for […]

Solidarity for justice

Hundreds of people gathered at Baluwatar today morning to mark 100 days of the Occupy Baluwatar movement. It began as a campaign demanding justice for Sita, a  female migrant worker who was robbed and raped by immigration officials and has now snowballed into a larger platform calling on the government to put an end to […]

The winning formula

Growing up in the Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, Raees Ahmadzai never expected cricket to take him so far. During his short but successful international career, the right-handed batsman also captained the national side. After retiring in 2010, he began to coach the Afghan A team and became a chief selector for the Afghanistan […]