Debunking Dr. Karan Singh’s Misinformed Comments on #Nepal at Indian Rajya Sabha

– by Nepalforeignaffairs Team Dr. Karan Singh’s statement (click here to watch his full statement) in Indian parliament yesterday is full of factual errors and lies. Perceived as a person who’s knowledgeable about Nepal, Singh’s understanding of Nepal’s complexities and nuances appear to be very insufficient and based on a distorted view on Nepal’s situation,Continue reading “Debunking Dr. Karan Singh’s Misinformed Comments on #Nepal at Indian Rajya Sabha”

Elections 2013: Challenges Ahead for Nepal

The government has finally announced dates for the CA polls (19 November). This has raised hopes of Nepal getting a new elected body. Not yet time to celebrate hoping that Nepal will have a government that is accountable to people and its acts transparent. Similarly, there will not be a competition among political parties based on issuesContinue reading “Elections 2013: Challenges Ahead for Nepal”

Constituent Assembly Gives itself Another Three Months

For the record: The Legislature-parliament (which is the non-constituent making part of the Constituent Assembly that also works as parliament) today extended the term of the CA by another three months. This extension comes a day after Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai was elected the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal. But these two developments are unrelated.Continue reading “Constituent Assembly Gives itself Another Three Months”

Constituent Assembly term extended for three months

By Phanindra Dahal After hectic parleys late into Saturday night and wee hours of Sunday (today), the political parties struck a five-point deal, paving the way for a three-month extension of the Constituent Assembly. According to the pact signed by top three leaders of the three major parties:  1) the Constituent Assembly term will beContinue reading “Constituent Assembly term extended for three months”

Constituent Assembly: The Day the Deadline Expires

As the clock ticks down to the expiry of Constituent Assembly (CA) term, the political parties have intensified internal and cross-party talks from early Saturday. The political parties are holding intense negotiations to forge an agreement for the extension of the CA term. The Legislature-Parliament slated for 8 am in the morning convened at 11:12Continue reading “Constituent Assembly: The Day the Deadline Expires”

Constituent Assembly Has Made Substantial Progress in Constitution Writing

Despite all the chaos and apparent differences of positions/opinions/ideologies of political parties, they have made significant progress in drafting a new constitution. If one looks at the debates that have occurred in the CA over the past year and a half, it is clear that although differences between parties have persisted, there have also beenContinue reading “Constituent Assembly Has Made Substantial Progress in Constitution Writing”