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Nepal: Political Parties Not Sincere in Adhering to the Deadline: Update No. 304

Note No. 730                                     Dated 30-Dec-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

There appears to be no seriousness on the part of te political leaders to expedite the constitution drafting process. 

Though the dead line of January 22nd was a self-imposed one, it was one date on which all the political parties had expressed their commitment at the time of the elections for the second interim constitution. 

Nepal: Constitution Making: Slim Chance of adhering to the Deadline of January 22: Update No. 303

Note No. 729                                        Dated 12-Dec-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks almost certain that the self-imposed deadline of 22nd January to get the new constitution ready cannot be adhered to.
 

Nepal: Spirit of the Constitution on Progressive Restructuring of States

Paper No. 5832                                  Dated 27-Nov-2014

Guest Column by Binit Kumar Jha

The main agenda of Jana Andolan-2 and Madhesh Aandolan about restructuring of the State was based on equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination; fair, equal and effective representation in State institutions; secure citizenship; secular State; constitutional recognition of the diversity of cultures and languages; and self government through a federal type of autonomy established on language and ethnicity.

Nepal: NC-UML Proposal of Seven Provinces is “anti Madhesi”: Update No. 302

Note No. 727                                     Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

View From Nepal: India's March to Mars: A Pride for the Developing World

Paper No. 5803                                           Dated 13-Oct-2014

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

September 24, 2014 will be remembered as a day of pride for India in particular and the developing countries in general for the success achieved by the Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), in sending its spacecraft, Mangalayaan, into the orbit around the Mars in very first attempt.

Nepal: Constitution Drafting Getting Delayed: Update No. 301

Note No. 726                                             Dated 08-Oct-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

October 7th was the last and final deadline given by the Constitutional Assembly to the CPDCC (Constitution Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee) to come up with a final report on the thorniest issues still to be resolved in drafting the constitution.

Nepal: Action Paralysis in Governance: Update No. 300

Note No. 725                                   Dated 23-Aug-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Governance at its worst.
 
This is what we are seeing in Nepal today.  With the Prime Minister  due to go to US again for cancer treatment, many vital decisions are getting postponed indefinitely.  Added to this is the mistrust between the two major parties and the seven point deal between the two parties is as good as dead.  
 

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