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Opposition vandalize CA

CA members of the opposition parties, including UCPN(Maoist) and the Madhes front, vandalized the CA following CA chairman Subash Nembang’s decision to allow a proposal for the formation of a questionnaire committee to sort out the contentious issues of the new constitution. The meeting scheduled for 1pm on 19 January, was postponed to 5pm the […]

Parties not willing-Nembang

Kathmandu- Constituent Assembly (CA) Chair Subhas Nembang in a meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday said the top leaders of major political parties are not willing to reach consensus. “It is not that they are incapable but they do not have the will to forge consensus,” said Nembang addressing a group of lawmakers pressing for identity-based […]

The end of the road

Political parties are left with little wiggle room in the decisive week ahead Om Astha Rai With a little over a week to go for the 22 January deadline to write the new constitution, political parties are still polarised between the government and the opposition camps and have very few excuses left for their failure to […]

“I want to be executive president”, 31 December Answering questions on social media related to his opposition to the constitution-drafting process, Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) says he doesn’t want to be a ceremonial president. Why are you in the opposition again? Pushpa Kamal Dahal: The CA is an institution that comes from historical movement and mandates set by citizens. Political […]

PM Sushil Koirala

Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has been elected the new prime minister of Nepal on Monday. Koirala received 405 votes  from the 553 members of the Legislature-Parliament. Koirala was the only candidate in the election and was poised to win today after sealing a deal with the second-largest party, CPN-UML, on Sunday evening. Apart from […]

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 […]

The last leg of the election

3.45 pm With votes from 239 constituencies counted, NC is still leading the PR table:NC: 2,412,887UML: 2,230,406UCPN(M): 1,427,646RPP-N: 616,564MJF-D: 264,516RPP: 257,437MJF-N: 210,021TMLP: 175,331 FSP: 129,171 CPN-ML: 128,815 ……. 10.40 am With the Proportional Representation (PR) vote count coming to a close, the Nepali Congress is still maintaining a clear lead, followed by UML and UCPN(M) […]