Five Day Holiday For Election!

If everything goes as planned, with the Constituent Assembly polls Nepal will see the longest public holiday in the year. The government Wednesday announced a five-day public holiday for the Constituent Assembly polls scheduled for April 10. A cabinet meeting held today at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar agreed to announce a publicContinue reading “Five Day Holiday For Election!”

For the Record, from the Campaign Trail

Conducts against the election code of conduct: This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA). March 31, 2008. 1. CPN Maoist cadres attacked Mr. Ek Nath Ranabhat, Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for Chitawan constituency – two this morning around 900 hours at Jirauna Chowk in JutpaniContinue reading “For the Record, from the Campaign Trail”

Ian Martin Q&A in Biratnagar

Andrew MacGregor: Ladies and gentlemen, thanks very much for coming this afternoon. My name is Andrew MacGregor. I am the head of the Eastern regional office for UNMIN. I am delighted to welcome the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the chief of UNMIN, Ian Martin, who arrived yesterday. We have been out in theContinue reading “Ian Martin Q&A in Biratnagar”

For the Record, from the Campaign Trail

Conducts against the election code of conduct: This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA) 1. A clash took place between the activists of Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) and Terai Madesh Loktantrik Party (TMLP) at Tribhuvan Chowk in Nepalgunj on March 27, 2008 at around 1930Continue reading “For the Record, from the Campaign Trail”

A Comparative Study of Nepali Political Manifestos

The first-ever Constituent Assembly (CA) Polls in Nepal is being held on April 10, 2008. About 100 thousand international and domestic observers have enlisted for observation of the polls. The EU and Carter Center including many other international bodies have established their contact offices at Kathmandu to observe the election. People and organizations interested inContinue reading “A Comparative Study of Nepali Political Manifestos”

The Campaign Trail: Election Violence vs. Code of Conduct

This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA) 1. CPN Maoist (CPN-M) cadres attacked Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for Dhadhing Constituency -1 Mr. Dilman Pakhrin along with other nine other party cadres this morning at 0330 hours in Baseri VDC Dhading. All of them were sleepingContinue reading “The Campaign Trail: Election Violence vs. Code of Conduct”

Respected Lawabiding People….

A close look at the political speeches: Boring they might be, but speeches are necessary during this season of the Constituent Assembly elections. Demand for highprofile orators is increasing. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [Nepali version of this story will appear in tomorrow’s Koseli of Kantipur daily. A shorter version of the story willContinue reading “Respected Lawabiding People….”