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Archive for January, 2014


Back to business

The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) convened at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in New Baneshwor today to formally begin drafting of the new constitution. Surya Bahadur Thapa, the senior-most member of CA, chaired the meeting which unanimously endorsed the proposal of the 2008  CA regulations to conduct CA and house business until […]

Hospital hunger strike

Chairman of the Interim Election Council (IEC) Khil Raj Regmi has directed Tribhuvan University (TU) to revoke the controversial appointment of Dr Sashi Sharma as the Dean of Institute of Medicine (IoM). The direction has come amid intense pressure on the government to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC whose condition has worsened after […]

Constituent Assembly 2.0

Newly elected members of Constituent Assembly (CA) were sworn in at the International Conference Center in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The ceremony was chaired by the senior-most member of CA Surya Bahadur Thapa, who was sworn in as the acting Chairman of CA by the President yesterday. Altogether, 240 CA members were elected through the first-past-the-post […]


Amid ongoing nationwide protests by doctors, in support of Govinda KC’s hunger strike, Education Minister Madhav Poudel told officials to cancel the appointment of Sashi Sharma as dean of Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). Handing over a four-point instruction paper to Tribhuwan University’s vice chancellor on Sunday, Minister Poudel also revealed that his instructions not […]

Shootout at Lalitpur

Two persons were hurt when unidentified assailants opened fire at them in Dhapakhel of Lalitipur district on Saturday. Min Krishna Maharjan and Milan Silwal, both Nepali congress activists, sustained injuries on their thighs when they were shot at by motorcycle borne assailants while they were returning home. District Police Office, Lalitpur said Maharjan and Silwal […]

Hospital Hunger Strike

As the hunger strike of senior Dr. Govinda KC (pic below) enters its seventh day and doctors restrict services at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in support, a writ has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding that the service be resumed. Arguing that halting the services of the hospital is against the Essential Service […]

Information check

After a long wait, the government has finally set up a five-member committee to implement Right to Information (RTI) Act 2064. The Committee is chaired by Dhruba Prasad Sharma, Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication. Speaking at a press meet on Monday, the Ministry’s spokesperson Uma Kanta Parajuli said that it was essential […]