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Nepal: The New Media Council Bill: Much Ado about Nothing

Paper No. 6541 .        Dated .    14-May-3019

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan

The Oli Government has just introduced a new Media Council Bill replacing the old Press Council Act.

Nepal: Dahal Threatens to take over Madhesi Province No. 2: Not So Easy!

Paper No. 6537       Dated  6-May-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Federal and State Governments on a Collision Course:

Paper No. 6534 .         Dated 30- April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It was in September 2015 that a federal Constitution was implemented with three tiers of administration- at the local level- the provincial level and at the federal level. 

Nepal: Delaying and Obstructive Tactics in Transitional Justice:

Paper No.6528              Dated 21-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

In the Human Rights Council at Geneva last month, Pradip Gyawali the Foreign Minister of Nepal made a grandiose statement that the transitional justice laws of Nepal will be amended as guided by the CPA (Comprehensive Peace Agreement), the Supreme Court Directives and international Commitments.  He also gave an assurance to the Council that there will be no blanket amnesty.

Nepal: Two Third Majority for Oli has not worked:

Paper No. 6420 .  Dated  5-April-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Oli Should Take stern Action Against Chand Group despite opposition from Within:

Paper No. 6409             Dated 15-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Kathmandu witnessed another major explosion again by the Chand Group on 12th March and the Oli Government which was dilly dallying in taking any decisive action was forced to act.  The same day, Prime Minister Oli in one of his meetings declared that the Government considers the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand as a criminal group and that all its activities will  be banned.

Nepal: Violent Incidents By Chand Group Should Not be taken Lightly.

Paper No. 6502          Dated 1-Mar-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 22 night February, a major explosion took place at Kathmandu and at many other districts the mobile cell towers of Ncell were torched simultaneously. The explosion near gate of N Cell Headquarters at Naakhu in Lalitpur, Kathmandu took the life of one person and injured two other women who were standing nearby. 

Several N Cell towers  in 12 other districts that included Achham, Kanchanpur, NawalParasi, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Karki and Myagdi were torched.

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