Bhattarai mulls separate political document in CC meet
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 4 - Senior Maoist leader Babauram Bhattarai has stepped up consultations with the leaders close to him to chart out his course of action after the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ignored his 'ultimatum' to correct the party's list of legislator nominees.
Dahal, Thapa in favor of Prez summoning first CA meeting
SETOPATI, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - - Maoist Chairman Dahal suggested that current Coordinator of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC), Koirala, who is also the NC president, convene a meeting of the HLPC and initiate the constitution amendment process.
President proposes, Regmi disposes
Post Bahadur Basnet, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - The quiet battle between Shital Niwas and Baluwatar runs parallel to the series of intra-party feuds that have been injecting lots of confusion and uncertainty into Nepali politics.
President steps up political consultations
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - When the first meeting of the first CA was summoned in 2008, the powers of the monarchy had been suspended, and Girija Prasad Koirala was acting both as the head of the government and head of the state.
The situation has changed today: Nepal has a fully functional head of the government and the head of the state.
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - As the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stood his ground, dissents led by senior party leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha relented a bit and asserted that they would raise the issue on 'arbitrary' nomination of legislators in the party meetings.
EC submits PR list to president
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - Fulfilling the first pre-requisite toward constituting the Constituent assembly formally, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday submitted the list of 'legislators' under the proportional representation system to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.
SC shoots down TRC Ordinance
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 2- - Supreme Court (SC) has shot down Truth and Reconciliation Ordinance, rejecting the provision for a blanket amnesty to the perpetrators of grievous human rights violations.
Prez Yadav expedites consultations
SETOPATI, Kathamndu, Jan 2 – - President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has stepped up political consultations to summon the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
RPP-N rebel faction backtracks
Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The rebel faction of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP-N) has backtracked after some of its members decided to stay with the party establishment led by Kamal Thapa.
Seeing world after 25 years
KHILA NATH DHAKAL , BIRATNAGAR, Jan 2 - Yadav went out of the hospital room, desperate to see the outer world. He gazed at the people, building, garden, trees, and far at the horizon. What a world! He says he first wants to see more people. "I am curious how people have changed, how their appearance has changed with age."
Dhobighat-2 in the Maoist party
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha on Wednesday registered a note of dissent against the party's PR list submitted to the Election Commission.
Bhattarai, Shrestha demand PR list amendment
Setopati, Kathmandu Jan 1 - Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha have demanded that the party amend its PR list submitted to the Election Commission. "We will formally register our dissent with the party headquarters. The list violates the 5-point selection criteria formulated by the party central committee," said Kumar Poudel who is close to Bhattarai.
4 MJF-L central leaders resigned over PR list
Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Expressing dissatisfaction over the selection of the party's PR members for the new constituent assembly, four central leaders of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Loktantrik (MJF-L) have resigned.
FSPN prepares PR list
Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - After a protracted internal feud, Federal Social Party, Nepal (FSPN) has finally selected the party members under the PR system for the new Constituent Assembly.
17 killed, 20 missing in separate bus accidents
KATHMANDU, JAN-01 - At least 11 people were killed and 20 others have gone missing when a bus they were travelling in plunged into Sarada River in Salyan district Wednesday morning.
Will there be Janajati caucus?
Bishnu Budhathoki, KATHMANDU, JAN-1 - In the first Constituent Assembly elected in 2008, the cross-party caucus of the ethnic Janajati members lobbied for minority rights and recognition of identities in the new constitution.
Bill to curb election extravagance
Gagan Thapa, KATHMANDU, JAN 1 - The second Constituent Assembly (CA) election was extravagant in terms of spending. The winners are talking about massive spending during the election campaign. The defeated candidates also concede that they spent lots of money to influence the electoral outcome. It is a positive thing that the candidates are now reviewing their campaign and being self-critical.
Married for 20 years, yet don’t know each other's name
Yogesh Rawal, Kailali, Dec 20 - He could not walk and she could not hear. Bam Bahadur Chaudhariand his wife, both physically challenged, tied the knot some two decades ago, promising to face the challenges of life together.
Let no one fight for revolution again: former Maoist combatants
Pushparaj Khatiwada, Bara,Jan 1 - After spending years as rebels, it was not easy for them to get back to the society they deserted. But they did not have other options, either. Som Bahadur Waiba and Bharat Lopchan, of Manharwa-3, are now back to their village and leading normal lives in the society.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
The shankha blower from Bichour
Coincidentally, Ram Lal Joshi, the Radio Nepal singer had his house adjacent to ours and had been hearing him blow it every day. Hari worked as a bagainche in Singha-durbar during day. Ram Lal got him to blow the shankha as a part of musical instrument for Radio Nepal’s iconic signature tune.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.