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Archive for June, 2013


“Rest assured”

Chairman of the Interim Electoral Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi addressed the nation today at Singha Darbar, saying he was committed to holding free and fair elections on 19 November. Regmi urged the parties to practice healthy competition in the run-up to the polls, and also requested opposing fringe parties to solve their differences […]

We have a date

The government has announced Constituent Assembly elections for November 19, 2013. After three months of deadlock, the Interim Election Council ironed out changes in the electoral law and sent it to the President for ratification. The logjam was cleared after the Big Four political parties on Monday accepted their failure to agree on amending electoral […]

Pollution links to erratic monsoons

The biggest ever gathering of international atmospheric scientists in Kathmandu this week has concluded that air pollution is affecting the Asian summer monsoon, and changes in monsoon patterns here affect the global climate. The Asian summer monsoon has implications on the weather, people’s health, agriculture, and glaciers of the entire Himalayan arc from Afghanistan to […]

Trouble in Trishuli

Nepal Electricity Authority today withdrew its decision to upgrade Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower project. On 31 May NEA board had decided to upgrade the 60 MW project in Nuwakot/Rasuwa to 90 MW as proposed by the project’s Chinese contractor China Gezhouba Group. The company had been lobbying for upgrading the project since 2010 which would have pushed […]

Fall and fall

The devaluation of Indian rupee has caused the Nepali rupee to hit a record low of 93.79 against the dollar on Wednesday. The Nepali rupee which is pegged with Indian rupee has been sliding continuously following the freefall of Indian rupee since the last eleven days. According to analysts the sharp depreciation of Indian rupee […]

Reunity of the Unified

Reunity of the Unified Rajdhani, 9 June The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which split a year ago, are headed for reunification. The CPN-M has put forward two proposals for unity and sources say the UCPN(M) is inclined to agree to them. The faction led by Mohan Baidya […]

Meeting deadlines

The government decided on Thursday to send two ordinances to the president’s office. One of the bills, the Anti-Money Laundering Act, is being ratified so that Nepal meets its deadline at the Financial Action Task Force, an international anti-money-laundering body of which Nepal is a member. The Proceed of Crime Bill, also an FATF requirement, […]