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Federalism a political issue, to be decided by political actors

Last week saw both activity and inaction in the Constituent Assembly (CA).

Five disputed districts could be governed by Centre

Only three days remain for the political parties' self-imposed deadline to promulgate a new constitution.

NC-UML coalition will continue until the constitution is written

Ten days remain for the political parties’ self-imposed deadline of January 22 for the new constitution.

The state has its role in delivery of basic health, education

Last week, the Committee on Women, Children, Elderly Citizens and Social Welfare in the Constituent Assembly directed the Ministry of Education to allow medical colleges

Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are insisting on ‘and’ provision

The debate over citizenship has reached new heights.

If there’s a push for conservative constitution, there’ll be strong resistance

As the January 22 deadline for the new constitution draws ever closer, the ruling parties and the opposition have yet to reach consensus on contentious issues of the constitution

Longer the transition, the less attention govt pays to human rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day last week, the Asian Human Rights Commission issued a damning statement warning that Nepal was “turning into a police state”

CIAA only has to follow the decisions of the courts

On Wednesday, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee presented a report in Parliament, which revealed that Rs 550 million had been embezzled

Nepal’s geopolitical location is its soft power

The 18th Saarc Summit was held last week with much pomp and ceremony.

Saarc is not only a talk shop, it has many accomplishments

After much debate on the theme, worry about completing preparations in time and the controversies surrounding the Indian PM Narendra Modi’s now cancelled visit to Janakpur

Electricity trade could address our trade deficit with India

Kathmandu has recently seen a flurry of activity concerning investment and development in infrastructure, especially Nepal’s abundant hydropower.

One or two provinces in the Tarai is unacceptable

Adivasi Janajati Rastriya Andolan, a loose coalition of 53 indigenous groups, last Sunday, launched a nationwide campaign for single identity-based federalism.

Federate on the basis of both identity and capability

The fourth consecutive deadline for the political parties to reach consensus on contentious issues of the new constitution expired on Saturday with little to show.

Periodic conflicts between India, Pakistan have not helped Saarc

Preparations for the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit, to be held in Kathmandu on November 22-27, are well under way.

Only states based on both identity and capacity can last

Now that the third extended deadline for parties to forge consensus on disputed issues in the new constitution has passed, parties have again agreed to reach consensus by the end of October.