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He, however, lamented that the incumbent government did nothing to achieve the goal. The former Prime Minister also suggested the government not to get entangled in other insignificant matters and urged it to focus on the elections. New Avatar. If Baburam Bhattarai musters the courage to admit mistakes, his New Force party would be on a much surer footing Diwakar Chettri.
Clampdown on dissent. Kanak Mani Dixit is one of the most vocal dissident voices on Nepal.
I have known him for more than ten years as a journalist, human rights defender, teacher and a builder of institutions. He has never run away from his responsibilities as a concerned citizen and has spoken out on many occasions against violations of human rights, abuse of power and corruption. Excessive force used against Tarai protesters. A flame is seen in air as a protester throws petrol bomb at Nepal Police personnel at Birgunj, Parsa on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
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Nepal. Photo: Reuters. UDMF to continue its agitation. Top leaders of four constituent parties of the United Democratic Madhesi Front at a press conference in Janakpurdham, on Sunday, November 1, 2015.
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A day after Parliament endorsed the first constitution amendment bill despite opposition from Madhesi parties, India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) issued a terse statement: “We regard the two amendments passed yesterday by the Nepali Parliament as positive developments. We hope that other outstanding issues are similarly addressed in a constructive spirit.” On 20 September, when the constitution was promulgated, India had only ‘noted’ it expressing displeasure over exclusion of Madhesi parties from the statute drafting process. In December, when Nepal passed a cabinet resolution to add clarity to citizenship provisions, amend the constitution to address Madhesi demands for proportional representation and set up an all-party mechanism to redraw boundaries, India had welcomed it.
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Although the first constitution amendment bill was tabled in Parliament to address Madhesi demands for proportional representation, Madhesi lawmakers rejected it saying it was ‘incomplete’. Down, down, down. Four months into the Indian blockade, prices are soaring, the currency is depreciating and the economy is in the hands of black marketeers In August last year, as Madhesi parties began protests against Nepal’s new constitution, Shiva Narayan Paswan (pic left, with his family) was one of the first textile workers to be laid off in Bara.
The sole breadwinner of his family, he has been borrowing from friends to feed his family and is deeply in debt. India says Nepal Constitution amendment 'positive' PM KP Sharma Oli and Indian PM Narendra Modi. File photos World Indonesia’s second-biggest party to back President Widodo: website The leader of Indonesia's second-largest political... With us, or against us. Those blindly supporting the tactics of the Madhesi Front are the ones who have harmed the Madhesi people the most After months of inconclusive talks, a breakthrough is being expected between the Madhesi parties and the government to resolve the current crisis. Leaders from both sides have hinted broadly at a possible agreement. Nepal makes multi-billion-rupee development plan for Terai.
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Perilous progress in Nepal - Policy Forum. Nepal’s political turmoil highlights a society that is struggling to move forwards in progressive ways, writes George Varughese. Major parties on verge of breakthrough with UDMF? Madhav Kumar Nepal seeks consensus government. Year of despair. Oli adds ministers while people die of cold. KATHMANDU, Dec 25: At a time when nearly a million earthquake-affected people have been living under flimsy shelters in various parts of the country, the prime minister seems focused on prolonging his stay in power by appeasing fringe political parties instead of providing relief to the needy. Kathmandu's false dawn: how PM Oli lost the plot & what India can do.
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