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Sitaula claims NC-led govt by Dashain

BHADRAPUR: General Secretary of the Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Sitaula has stressed the need of forming a new government by forging consensus among the political parties to settle the current political transition. Speaking at a programme organised by Nepali Congress here in Jhapa on Saturday, he claimed that Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai would resign from his post and new government under NC leadership would be formed within the coming Dashain festival in November. President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has also called on the political parties to forge consensus to this effect, he said. NC...
Published On: 2012-08-25

Bamdev lambasts UCPN-M‚ govt

CHITWAN: CPN-UML Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam has alleged the UCPN -Maoist leaders of attempting to run monarchy in the name of Maoist. Speaking at a programme organised by the UML in Bharatpur on Saturday, Gautam said that Maoist leaders' style of running the country unilaterally by forgetting the politics of consensus has given a resemblance of monarchy in the country. He also said that the Maoist's plan to delineate the federal provinces based on single-ethnic identity would be foiled at any cost. The UML leader also claimed that the constituent assembly was dissolved due to Maoist party'...
Published On: 2012-08-25

Unidentified disease claims four in Jumla

JUMLA: Four school girls have died from an unknown disease at Khimna VDC in Palanta area of Kalikot district. Over 65 students have fallen sick due to a breakout of mysterious disease. The victims were the students at the local Kalika Lower Secondary School.Following an outbreak of mysterious illness, an emergency meeting of the school management on last Wednesday decided to close the school until the situation comes under control, said school principal Man Bahadur Budha. Principal Budha has complained that the District Public Health Office has turned a deaf ear towards frequent calls by the...
Published On: 2012-08-25

Bhandari reiterates fresh Madhes uprising

LAHAN: Chairman of Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party Sarat Singh Bhandari has said that a fresh uprising in Madhes could split the Madhes from the country against the regime's discrimination. Speaking at a news conference here today the former minister said, "Issues of Madhes have been minimised even at present. Madhes is a community and could lead to disintegration from the country after a movement fought for identity." Bhandari also lambasted the government plan to bring ordinances and added that attempts to prolong the tenure of the government only by bringing ordinances would p...
Published On: 2012-08-25

Govt fails to woo Yadav on ordinances

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Ministers Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar and Narayan Kaji Shrestha today failed to convince President Ram Baran Yadav about the necessity to bring ordinances. Despite their efforts to get his nod to the ordinances, which are ‘essential for the state’ the President told them not to concentrate on ordinances but work towards building political consensus to draft the constitution. “He (President) told the ministers that promulgating the constitution should be the main focus,” Rajendra Dahal, Press Adviser to the President told The Himalayan Times. &ldq...
Published On: 2012-08-25

All eyes on the president

KATHMANDU: What steps could President Ram Baran Yadav take in resolving the current constitutional and political impasse in the country, the general public are curious. This comes as the president has made it clear that he would not accept every proposal forwarded by the care-taker government nor make any move to affect the status quo without consensus among major political parties. It is also worth mentioning that the Constitution gives the president power to clear hurdles that stifle the implementation of the Constitution. This time, the hurdles are numerous. He can call on the parties to...
Published On: 2012-08-25

CA revival best option‚ says DPM Shrestha

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha today said that the best solution to the present political crisis was to revive the dissolved Constituent Assembly through a political consensus. Shrestha’s statement comes a few days after the President rejected two election-related ordinance sent by the government. Shrestha along with another Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar today discussed the recent political developments with President Ram Baran Yadav for more than two hours. “If it is not possible to revive the CA we should go for the elections by cutting ...
Published On: 2012-08-25

NC demands probe into all illegal assets

KATHMANDU: Fourteen district presidents of the Nepali Congress today demanded that the government initiate investigation into the properties of all those involved in government service and public positions. Holding a press meet, they alleged that the state was taking action only against NC leaders including Khum Bahadur Khadka, the district presidents said that the state should also initiate a thorough probe into the properties of all those who are holding public positions. “We also demand the Nepali Congress leadership to hold investigation into all public position holders’ pr...
Published On: 2012-08-25

Gajurel blames UCPN-M Chief

SYANGJA: CPN-Maoist Vice-chairperson CP Gajurel today alleged the Unified CPN-Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal as the major reason behind Constituent Assembly dissolution. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Revolutionary Journalist Association, he said that by declaring the date for fresh CA polls Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai dissolved parliament and Dahal dissolved CA. He repeated that his party was in favour of round table conference to discuss about government and the alternatives of statute. He said, “Since the syndicate of the four political parties will n...
Published On: 2012-08-25

Maoist-Madhesi alliance a failure‚ says Khanal

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the CPN-UML Jhalanath Khanal today said the Unified CPN-Maoist and its ally – United Democratic Madhesi Front – are not capable of giving a way out of the current political and constitutional crisis that has emerged since the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 27. Addressing a function organised by the UML-affiliated Youth Federation Nepal, Khanal said that the UCPN-Maoist has failed to play a leading role to give a new direction to the country. He dismissed allegations levelled against the UML by some leaders that the part was against federal...
Published On: 2012-08-25