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Archive for August, 2011


Ambassador’s Message

Good afternoon. First, please allow me to begin by thanking SEJON for hosting this talk today. It is a great pleasure to speak at a forum hosted by journalists. It is equally a pleasure for me to have so many students with us today. You are the future of this nation and I hope you […]

NC presents an 11-pt paper

The Nepali Congress (NC) has announced an 11-point concept paper, prioritising the peace and constitution writing process along with good-governance and economic development of the country if the party is given a chance to lead the government. The NC unveiled the concept paper by organising a press conference at the parliamentary party office, Singha Darbar […]

Consensus for the majority

In an attempt to woo votes in Sunday’s voting for the post of prime minister, the UCPN (Maoist) has come up with a time bound proposal on peace and constitution writing process. Organising a press conference on Thursday, the party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal made public the proposal in which the party has promised to […]

Stolen future

Children with disabilities have right to education: HRW One of the least discussed aspects of human rights situation in Nepal is the condition of children with disabilities and their right to education despite laws guaranteeing it. They face diverse and imposing barriers to getting even basic education in the country. The New York-based Human Rights […]

Majority vote

As the political parties failed to name a consensus candidate for the post of prime minister within the extended deadline of Wednesday, president Ram Baran Yadav has asked the parliament to vote for a new prime minister. Despite several rounds of talks among all parties over the past few days, there was no agreement on […]

Another extension?

The political parties have not been able to find a common ground for formation of a the new government, even with the deadline expiring tomorrow. However, they appear to be in agreement to extend the Constituent Assembly’s term again, by three months. A meeting of government coalition partners held at the official residence of the […]

Incentive to cooperate

President Ram Baran Yadav, on Sunday granted three more days to form a national unity government on the request of all political parties in the CA. The major political parties have their differences over how to move the peace process forward. The UCPN (Maoist) and NC who have fielded their consensus candidates of their parties […]