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Archive for May, 2011


Challenging Impunity

The row over appointment of Agni Sapkota as Minister for Information and communication does not seem to die down. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Supreme Court of Nepal on Friday by a group of human rights activists demanding immediate removal of Sapkota who has been charged of abducting and murdering Arjun […]

SC: extension only by six months

While the political parties are engaged in a marathon of discussions over extending the CA’s term for another year, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the term cannot be extended by more than six months in normal situation. The government had floated a 46-week calendar for the peace and constitution writing process. The CA […]

Who next?

No one knows what happened behind the closed-doors at the Gokarna resort on Wednesday. But Narayan Kaji Shrestha has told reporters that the chairmen of the big three parties are sitting for another round of talks. Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal will make a final effort to save the current government tomorrow. But this is […]

Crisis will end tomorrow- Dahal

Political leaders came together today for a open political dialogue programme organised by ABC Television and Sarbahara Kosh in the Capital. Speaking at the program, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that he never believed that a responsible party like the Nepali Congress will decide against extension of the Constituent Assembly tenure at a time […]

Back to the capital

Maoist leaders, who were deployed in the districts have gathered in the capital as the extended one-year term of the Constituent Assembly (CA) expires this week. Not only the chiefs of the State Committees but also the co-incharges, secretaries, coordinators of the sister organisations have come to the capital. Secretary of the Maoist’s Magarat State […]

Parliament postponed

The parliament session called on Sunday to table the bill proposing the tenure extension of the CA has been postponed till Monday, 3 pm. The political parties were busy discussing the working schedule till late evening as the main opposition Nepali Congress opposed the bill. The parliament was to hold a discussion on the note-of-dissent […]

Banda and anti-banda

Normal life in the capital has been affected due to the banda called by the Khas Chhetri Ekata Samaj on Sunday. Samaj cadres staged demonstration at various places and obstructed vehicular movement in the capital from early morning. Academic institutions and market places have also remained closed due to the band. Students taking the grade […]