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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.  
 

Nepal: Indian PM’s Visit: Update No. 299

Note No 724                                           Dated 5-Aug-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It was understandable that PM Modi during his short visit could connect with the people of Nepal. The enthusiasm shown by the people of the streets in Kathmandu was genuine and spontaneous.
 

Bhutan: One Year After the Elections: Update No. 106

Note No. 723                Dated 1-Aug-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Elections to the National Assembly took place on July 13, 2013 and it is now more than eleven months since Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay took office in Bhutan.

Nepal: Who is Interested in a New Constitution within the dead line? Update No.298

Note No. 722                    Dated 24-Jul-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Question is- Is anyone in Nepal really bothered about getting the new constitution in time?

Sri Lanka: Time to shake up Sri Lanka’s “business as usual” with India - Update No. 247

Note No.  721                                          Dated 17-Jul-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This article contains excerpts from a media interview given by the author on August 16, 2014.)

Why violent attacks continue against Muslims in Sri Lanka? – Update No 246

Note No. 720                                               Dated 16-Jun-2014

By Col R Hariharan

“Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero addressing the rally in Aluthgama yesterday, referred to Muslims in derogatory terms and accused sections of the Government of being in collaboration with the Muslim Community. “

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