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Archive for March, 2013


Regmi sworn in

Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was sworn in as the chairman of the interim electoral cabinet today at Shital Niwas. Regmi also administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newlly appointed Minister of Home and Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire and Minister for Labour and Transport and Law Hari Prasad Neupane. It was […]

Midnight blues

The oath-taking ceremony for Chief Justice to be sworn in as the next prime minister has been postponed from Wednesday night to 9am on 14 March. Just as the parties shuttled to Shital Niwas at midnight and seemed prepared to swear in Khil Raj Regmi as the chairman of the electoral council, it was confirmed […]

Slow progress

After holding all-day discussions on Tuesday, the four major parties could only reach consensus on the issue of citizenship, and still don’t agree on truth and reconciliation, army integration, and voter registration. In spite of announcing on Monday that they had agreed on truth and reconciliation, the parties are still bickering over the details. They […]

One down

The leaders of four major parties agreed on Sunday to clear constitutional hurdles facing the appointment of a CJ-led government. NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel said they sent a written draft to Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi for review. However the parties still don’t see eye to eye on citizenship, voter registration, truth and reconciliation, […]

Politics kill

Dr Bhagwan Koirala the director of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) submitted his resignation on Friday. Koirala who was appointed as the director of TUTH four months ago, hasn’t yet clarified the reason for the resignation. “There are many things that led me to resign which I will make public very soon, hopefully by tomorrow,” […]

Free for now

Nepal Army Colonel Kumar Lama who was held in the UK on torture charges was granted bail by a judge at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday. According to BBC, Nepali ambassador to the UK, Suresh Chandra Chalise has said that Lama is expected to be freed next week after posting the bail of £10,000 and […]

NBA speaks

President Yadav speaks Officials of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) met President Ram Baran Yadav on Friday and expressed their concerns over the chief justice heading the election government. “We made our concerns clear and the president assured us that he wouldn’t take any step outside of the constitution,” said NBA’s vice chairman Tikaram Bhattarai. Arguing […]