Three parties decide to stick to 7-state model, federal commission to resolve demarcation dispute

  • Gachhadar announces his party's split from four parties bloc
Post Report, Sep 05 2015
Three parties have registered a joint amendment proposal to draft constitution as the deadline for tabling amendments was set to expire at 7 pm on Saturday
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Swine flu detected in 2 people

    Post Report, Sep 05 2015
    Two people in Ramechhap district have been detected with H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.
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    Over 140 NC lawmakers seek draft revision

    ANIL GIRI, Kathmandu, Sep 05 2015
    In a sign of growing dissent on the draft constitution, over 140 Nepali Congress CA members from various groups on Friday registered amendment proposals at the party’s Parliamentary Party (PP) office.

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    Gachhadar-led alliance part ways from CA process

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 05 2015
    Bijay Kumar Gachhadar-led Sanghiya Loktantrik Morcha decided to quit the current Constituent Assembly process on Saturday after the major parties registered a joint amendment proposal

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    Main News

    NC cadres join demarcation protests in Saptari

    Post Report, Sep 05 2015
    Ruling Nepali Congress cadres have joined the protests against the proposed seven-states federal model in Saptari district.
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    [OpED] How much for a spot on a rubber raft and a slim chance at a better life?

    Robert Young Pelton, Reuters, Sep 05 2015
    Lured by smugglers and forced onto discarded fishing boats, the migrants are directed to head north and call for help when they are past Libya’s Bouri oil fields and into international shipping lanes.
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    Four major political parties agree to table amended proposal

    RSS, Sep 05 2015
    The four major political parties have agreed to table the amended bill of the new constitution for review based on consensus.
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    Money

    INTERVIEW

    Govt should acknowledge the grievances of the Tharus (Update)

    Sep 02 2015
    Jitendra Narayan Dev, Vice-Chairperson of the MJF-L, spoke to Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Roshan Sedhai about the grievances of the Tharus, possible ways to address the demands of the Madhesis and the Tharus and federalisation of the Tarai.
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    Sports

    The All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) on Thursday postponed the National League for September 14 owing to the recent political turmoil.

    The National League, which is held for the first time in a ‘home and away’ format, was scheduled to resumed on Friday but a meeting between the Anfa and club officials agreed to defer it. “Anfa had to postpone the League due to the fragile political situation in the western and far-western parts of the country,” the football governing body said on its official website.
    The Terai belt of Nepal have seen a widespread rioting and violence with Madhes-based parties calling an indefinite strike in protest against the seven-state federal set-up agreed by the three-major political parties.
    The government has imposed curfew and mobilised army to aid civilian authorities in various places where violence has hit the worst. At least 23 people have been killed so far in the violence that began with the killing of seven Nepal Police officials in the Far-west district of Kailali.      
    The participating clubs have also agreed to continue the League in a ‘home and away’ format as long as the political situation permits. The district clubs have agreed to play all the matches in Kathmandu if the environment in Terai is not conducive for the League.
    Far-western FC, Morang FC, Jhapa XI and Lumbini FC are the four Terai based clubs in the League. Jhapa are currently leading the nine-team League with 16 points from eight matches. The League had to be halted due to the April 25 Great Quake in Nepal before it was rescheduled.
    Meanwhile, Patan Appellate Court will give its verdict on the case of Anfa’s Annual General Meeting on September 9. The Court had ordered the Anfa to stop its AGM, scheduled for Wednesday, after its officials filed a petition claiming that the body has not followed due process.

    Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) is holding its elections to choose a new leadership on Thursday one month after it was deferred.
    NOC was preparing for its elections on August 5 but it had to be postponed for a month after the All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) said it had not met procedures. Thapa had said that he was not given timely written information about the elections.
    NOC President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan had admitted the mistake and responded by postponing the elections and hold it completing the procedures by giving written information to its member associations. Current General Secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha and vice-president Umesh Lal Shrestha are in the race to be the new president.
    Since the list of the candidates was already announced, Jeevan Ram and Umesh Lal will be battling for the two-man duel for the presidency. In a 17-member central committee, a three-way battle is expected with Lama Tendi Sherpa, Chhimi Urken Gurung and Dipraj Gurung filing candidacy. Chatura-nanda Vaidhya and Rajeev Shrestha are vying for the post of joint general secretary.

    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    Manifestations and Paradoxes

    Nitya Pandey
    Today, when I attempt to analyse Shiva, I find an amazingly interesting figure who truly adds so much to our religion and mythology

    They just don’t care about us

    Guffadi
    It’s about time the intellectuals, civil society members and ordinary folks from all walks of life join hands and take to the streets both in Tarai and across the country to demand an end to such violence

    Symbolism and federalism

    Chiran Raj Pandey
    The deaths of SSP Laxman Neupane and 18-month-old Tek Bahadur Saud, along with six other policemen, have sparked cries of outrage and disdain against the violent pursuits of a handful Tharu activists against the delineation of federal states in Tikapur, Kailali. Here in Kathmandu, many have expressed disgust against the “carnage” in Kailali, the bestial response to a topical discussion in the CA—that of the demarcation of federal states in the new six-province federalism model, which has since morphed into a seven-province model.

    SUBVERSIVE SIRU

    Timothy Aryal
    There is a line the protagonist delivers during the second-half of the play Sirumarani, which can roughly be translated from Nepali as,

    The making of hip-hop history

    Preena Shrestha
    Even just on paper, as an attempt to trace the origins of one of hip-hop’s most influential and contentious ensembles, F Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton

    R&R at Ratna Park

    ALISHA SIJAPATI
    When I was growing up, Ratna Park represented for me a place of mystery: I imagined what its soul was like from the many stories I heard about it.

    Viability of states in the 7-state model

    Khim Lal Devkota
    States Four, Six and Seven would not be economically viable even if the revenue they generated were used solely within their boundaries.

    Bam Dev must go!

    Guffadi
    Our dishonourable Home Minister Bam Dev seems to live in a bubble and has no clue about how to maintain law and order in this land of ours. Why do we have the most incompetent people heading our government ministries? Our politicians only know how to spew venom and blame others instead of talking less and doing more and taking responsibility for their failures.

    This land is soaked in blood

    Dipti Sherchan
    Our land is soaked in the blood of the sons and daughters, fathers and mothers who came with hopes and continued to struggle