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Archive for December, 2013


Almost there

Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) are among the 27 parties that have submitted their candidate list for the Proportional Representation (PR) category at the Election Commission. The deadline set by EC for submitting the list of PR candidates expires on Monday midnight . According to EC spokesperson Bir Bahadur Rai, Federal Socialist Party, Janata Dal and Madhesi […]

RPP- Nepal splits

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) formally split on Monday over dissatisfaction on the recommendation of candidates for the Proportional Representation (PR) seats in the Constituent Assembly. A group of disgruntled leaders of the party led by Tanka Dhakal have registered a separate party, called ‘Nepali Rastriya Prajatantra Party’, at the Election Commission (EC). According to […]

UML submits PR list

CPN (UML), the second largest party of Nepal, has handed over the list of Proportionate Representation (PR) nominees to the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday. According to EC, UML will get 84 PR seats in the Constituent Assembly. A delegation of UML leaders led by secretary Bishnu Poudel handed over the list to the EC. […]

Elusive justice

Occupy Baluwatar campaigners commemorated one year of the 107 day long campaign today which was organised to protest against rising incidents of violence against women and the government’s apathy towards proper investigation. The campaigners met Khil Raj Regmi,  Chairman of Interim Election Council on Thursday to bring attention to the various cases of violence against […]

“Sushil Koirala will lead new government”

Nepali Congress spokesperson, Dilendra Prasad Badu has said that NC president, Sushil Koirala will lead the new government to be formed after the Constituent Assembly (CA) gets a full shape. Speaking at an interaction program in Kathmandu on Friday, Badu said, “There is no dispute in the party about Koirala heading the new government that will […]

Third time lucky?

The Election Commission has agreed to political parties’ request to extend the deadline for submission of proportional representation candidates by five days. “We have granted a five-day extension as per the request of the political parties,” said EC spokesperson Bir Bahadur Rai. “We hope that this will be the last request and the parties will […]

New old deal

A meeting of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC)  of eight parties, including the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-M and Madhesh-based parties on Tuesday afternoon signed a  four-point agreement to pave way for the formation of Constituent Assembly. The meeting also decided to request a five-day extension to the Election Commission on its deadline for submission of […]