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Dead horse?

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is having another bad day. Today, his party compared his government to ‘expired medicine’, writes Republica: Ruling CPN-UML leaders have fiercely advocated for and against the government at the party´s ongoing central committee (CC) meeting. Several CC members demanded that the central body come up with an alternative to the […]

Unity issues

It took a whole day for CPN-UML leaders to start bickering again. Despite a decision to put a united front on Thursday, the rift in the party displayed itself again in the CA. From Republica: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) has for the second time withdrawn its official proposal for state restructuring […]

Rift in Nepali Congress

A High Level Political Mechanism meeting, scheduled to discuss the functioning of the current government, ended inconclusively on Monday. A few interesting details emerged afterwards, as leaders of various parties spoke to the press. From The Himalayan Times: Nepali Congress has expressed its willingness to lead a new government during Monday’s High Level Political Mechanism (HLPM) […]

Constitution first, federalism later

CPN-UML has directed its party’s CA members to ask for a State Restructuring Commission in the CA, indicating that the new constitution may be written before the finalising the details of federalism. The Himalyan Times writes: “Restructuring the state is a very complex issue,” [UML president Jhal Nath] Khanal said, “We can also suggest leaving […]


Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal sneakily turned up at Nepali Congress President Girja Prasad Koirala’s residence on Wednesday and pledged full support to the octogenarian leader should he want to be the prime minister of Nepal. Kantipur reports: The Maoists, who have until now been demanding a national unity government under their leadership, proposed the […]

Special relationship?

Maoists have threatened an Indian company to halt all works on 300 MW Upper Karnali Hydropower Project saying it is not in favor of the country. The Himalayan Times quotes the party’s politburo member Khadka Bahadur Bishwokarma: “The project is not in favor of our country and as such, we have directed the Indian company […]

Enemies within

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Defence Minister Bidya Bhandari have not been on speaking terms for a while. On Thursday, Nepal told the media to tell her that she can’t override his authority while she is in his cabinet. The Himalayan Times reports: The PM appeared angry about Bhandari’s remarks that she would not […]