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Nepal: Four Major Parties Agree on the New Constitution: Update No. 310

Note No. 737                                   Dated 11-Jun-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 8 June, the four major parties- the Nepali Congress, the UML, the UCPN (Maoist) of Dahal and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ( dem) of Vijay Gacchadar concluded a sixteen-point agreement on the new constitution.  
 

Rescue and Relief Activities after the Earthquake

Paper No. 5929                             Dated 09-May-2015

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

Within the twinkling of an eye, the 25/4 earthquake of 7.9 magnitude was able to bring incalculable miseries to the people of Nepal. With its epicenter in Lamjung near Pokhara in Western Nepal, the earthquake directly or indirectly affected the lives of more than eight million of the country's total population of 28 million.

Nepal: Elusive Consensus and Supreme Court Ruling on Amnesty: Update No. 309

Note No. 736                                                 Dated 10-Apr-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Two major issues continued to dominate the political scene in Nepal.  First of course is the elusive consensus in drafting the new constitution and the second was the annulling of discretionary powers of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Inquiry into enforced Disappearance Act (CIED) by the Supreme Court..

Nepal: Maoists Take to the Streets for “Consensus”: Update No. 308

Note No. 734                                    Dated 05-Mar-2015

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

On 28 February, the 30 party alliance of the opposition led by the Maoists held a massive demonstration in Kathmandu to force the government to revert back to find a consensus in constitution drafting rather than take the route to finalise through voting in the constituent assembly.

Nepal: Picking up the Pieces: Speaker Finally wakes up: Update No. 306

Note No. 733                                    Dated 05-Feb-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Once the target date was missed, the media is full of criticism of all political leaders for their failure to produce a draft of the constitution within the self-imposed target date of 22nd January 2015.

Nepal: Promulgation of New Constitution: Dead line Missed- Update No. 305

Note No. 732              Dated 22-Jan-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As expected the dead line of Jan 22,  2015 for the promulgation of a new constitution is being missed.  The political parties refused to compromise and made little headway in drafting a new constitution.  One whole year was wasted.
 

Strengthening Peace Process through Track III Approaches in Nepal

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

Paper No. 5859                                Dated 19-Jan-2015

In Nepal's history, the conflict that lasted for a decade between 1996 and 2006 proved most disastrous to the nation. Even after several years of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Treaty in 2006, the nation is yet to return to normalcy.

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