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50 days between constitution and chaos in Nepal


April 8th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Bailed out of an unprecedented constitutional crisis last summer, the volatile republic of Nepal began inching towards another dire crisis with only 50 days left between ... Read more...

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Disgruntled Nepal MPs threaten to withdraw support


September 5th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 5 (IANS) Under immense pressure from home and abroad over the attack on two Indian priests at the hallowed Pashupatinath temple here, Nepal's three-month-old government received a fresh ... Read more...

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MPs’ meet with Dalai Lama triggers row in Nepal


July 5th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the Dalai Lama's 74th birthday Monday, a fresh controversy has erupted in Nepal, home to a sizeable number of Tibetan refugees, after six Nepali lawmakers had ... Read more...

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Nepali PM expands cabinet, but squabbles do not end (Lead)


June 17th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Even three weeks after assuming office, Nepal's new Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Wednesday failed to reach an understanding with his major allies, being forced to induct only ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Nepal


June 8th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 8 (ANI): Normal life in the Terai and eight districts of Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones of Nepal has been paralysed on Monday due to the shutdown called by the Madheshi ... Read more...

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Nepal reels under shutdown double whammy


June 8th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 8 (IANS) The 13-day-old Communist government of Nepal reeled under a double whammy Monday with two of its former allies, the Maoists and the Madhesis, calling separate shutdowns ... Read more...

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New Nepal government totters as ally pulls out over deputy PM (Lead)


June 5th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) Within 24 hours of inducting eight new members into the cabinet, Nepal's new coalition government headed by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal was plunged into a ... Read more...

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Prachanda disapproves possibility of a non-Maoist Government


May 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 18 (ANI): Nepal caretaker Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has accused the UML-led new coalition of trying to derail the peace process.Addressing a mass meeting organised ... Read more...

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Nepal parties inch closer to forming government (Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (DPA) Nepal's two main political parties, the Communist Party of Nepal - Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and the Nepali Congress, announced Sunday that they have the majority necessary to ... Read more...

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Khanal calls for ‘govt. of national unity’ in Nepal


May 15th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 15 (ANI): CPN (UML) Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal today stressed on the need of forming a national government forging consensus.Speaking at a programme here, Khanal highlighted the need for consensus ... Read more...

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Prachanda says ‘weak parties’ trying to form new govt in Nepal


May 13th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 13 (ANI): Caretaker Prime Minister and Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that "weak political parties" are actively engaged in attempts to form a new government.In ... Read more...

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Maoist’s politburo meeting put-off


May 9th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) politburo meeting at the Training Centre in Ravi Bhawan in the capital has been put-off till Sunday.A meeting was held for about three hours ... Read more...

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21 parties for consensual govt in Nepal


May 6th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 6 (ANI): In the wake of the fresh political crisis triggered off by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda's resignation, 21 political parties who were represented in the Constituent Assembly ... Read more...

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Allies boycott Nepal PM’s crucial cabinet meeting


May 4th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The uncertainty about the fate of Nepal's first Maoist-led government deepened Monday with all four of its allies boycotting a critical cabinet meeting that is expected to decide ... Read more...

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Delay in forming committees likely to affect statute drafting


December 13th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 13 (ANI): The schedule prepared to draft the new constitution is likely to be affected due to the delay in the formation of sub committees under the Constituent Assembly ... Read more...

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Nepal Constituent Assembly regulations finalised


November 10th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Nov 10 (ANI): The Nepal Constituent Assembly regulations have been finalised after the much-disputed issue of whip was settled earlier by the four major parties who agreed to let the ... Read more...

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Nepal Cabinet approves Govt. policies and programmes


September 9th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (ANI): The Nepal Cabinet today endorsed the government''s policies and programmes to be presented at the Constituent Assembly on Wednesday. According to Minister for Information and Communication, Krishna Bahadur ... Read more...

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Politicians seek mileage from India-Nepal flood havoc (News Analysis)


September 3rd, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 3 (IANS) As tens of thousands of people on both sides of the border continue to suffer due to the havoc created by the raging Saptakosi river in Nepal and ... Read more...

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Nepal Chamber of Commerce urges to ensure industrial security


August 26th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (ANI): Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) today underlined the need for industrial security to boost the ailing economy that was hit hard by decade-long insurgency. A delegation of NCC ... Read more...

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Prachanda to take charge in Nepal Monday


August 17th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, the former guerrilla leader who led a successful war on Nepal's omnipotent royal dynasty, will finally take charge as the ... Read more...

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Alliance begins work on portfolio division in Nepal


August 16th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (ANI): The three major parties in the ruling alliance including the CPN (Maoist), the CPN (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) are meeting today to decide division ... Read more...

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Prachanda likely to become Prime Minister of Nepal


August 14th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (ANI): The Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) have agreed to form a new government under the leadership of the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress to explore option of reviving NC-UML-MJF alliance


August 14th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (ANI): The Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to explore the option of reviving the alliance among the NC, the Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ... Read more...

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Koirala readies to quit Nepal PM’s official residence


August 14th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) After deposed king Gyanendra's exit from the Narayanhity royal palace, it is now Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's turn to quit his official residence ... Read more...

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Koirala meets Congress Constituent Assembly members


August 11th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 11 (ANI): Nepals caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today met Constituent Assembly (CA) members of Nepali Congress to discuss the issue of formation of a new government. During the ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists to discuss common minimum programme with 25 parties


August 2nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (ANI): The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists is set to renew its consultations today to discuss common minimum programme (CMP) with 25 political parties represented at the Constituent Assembly ... Read more...

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Most Nepal Maoists want three conditions met


August 1st, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 1 (ANI): A majority of central leaders of the CPN (Maoist) has urged the party leadership to lead the next government only if the party''s three ''conditions'' are fulfilled. After ... Read more...

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Nepal’s SAARC Summit row ends after PM says sorry (Lead)


July 30th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) The sword hanging over Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's participation at the 15th SAARC Summit in Sri Lankan capital Colombo was lifted Wednesday after ... Read more...

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Nepal Constituent Assembly directs Government to maintain communal harmony


July 29th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 29 (ANI): The Constituent Assembly (CA) of Nepal has issued a directive to the Government, asking it to take immediate steps to maintain communal harmony in the wake of ... Read more...

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Maoists isolated in Nepal


July 28th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has apologized to CPN-UML outgoing General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal for not supporting the latter for the post of President. In a ... Read more...

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Raging row over Hindi now reaches Nepal parliament (Lead)


July 27th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The row over a lawmaker taking his oath of office in Hindi, which has rocked Nepal since Wednesday, reached the new republic's caretaker parliament Sunday with ... Read more...

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Lawmaker defends Hindi as Nepal language row grows


July 27th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The Hindi row in Nepal continued to mount for the fifth day Sunday with students paralysing the capital's streets demanding a public apology from newly-elected Indian-origin ... Read more...

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Koirala meets Terai-based parties leaders


July 25th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 25 (ANI): Nepals caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala met leaders of the Terai Madhesh Loktantrik Party (TMLP) and the Sadbhawana Party (SP) at his Baluwatar residence this morning. ... Read more...

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Prachanda advances three conditions to lead Nepal Government


July 25th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 25 (ANI): Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' has put forward three conditions to lead the Nepal Government. Talking to reporters after his party held discussions with all 24 parties ... Read more...

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Race is on to form Nepal Government


July 24th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 24 (ANI): Following the election of Dr. Ram Baran Yadav as President and Paramananda Jha as Vice President, the race to form the new Government in Nepal has started. The ... Read more...

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