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Transitional Justice process hangs in balance: Victims worried about being left out in cold

In about two weeks, the terms of the two transitional bodies formed two years ago to hear complaints on war-time human rights violations and disappearances and recommend actions will end.

DEWAN RAI, Jan 19 2017

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Judges for high courts: Govt lawyers object to JC recommendations

Government attorneys and officials at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) have taken serious exception to last week’s Judicial Council (JC) decision of recommending 80 judges for High Courts, saying the constitutional failed to stick to the principle of inclusion and proportion representation as guaranteed by the constitution.

DEWAN RAI, Jan 17 2017

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Court disqualifies Karki as CIAA chief

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Sunday disqualified Lokman Singh Karki as the chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

ANIL GIRI, Jan 09 2017

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On poll ground, PM pressed from all sides

A fresh push for local elections from the Nepali Congress has put Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal in a fix, signalling trouble for the coalition formed with a promise to end the Madhes crisis and hold three tiers of elections by January, 2018.

ROSHAN SEDHAI, Dec 27 2016

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Local level restructuring: 725 units suggested in LLRC’s final report

Nine months after its formation, the Local Level Reconstruction Commission (LLRC) has finally completed its report, recommending around 725 local units (village and municipal councils) in the new federal set-up.

Binod Ghimire, Dec 21 2016

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Qatar labour reform: Ending kafala barely scratches the surface

Qatar has formally announced the end of its controversial “kafala” system, in what is said to be the biggest labour reform undertaken by the Gulf emirate set to hold the 2022 football World Cup.

ROSHAN SEDHAI, Dec 14 2016

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Govt flouts deal it reached with Dr KC

Going beyond the bounds of propriety, the government, which reached a deal with Dr Govinda KC to stop affiliations to new medical schools, has started process to grant affiliation to a medical college based in Jhapa.

Manish Gautam, Binod GhimireDec 08 2016

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Nepali football marks historic day

Nepal marked one of the biggest days in their football history, lifting the AFC Solidarity Cup with a 1-0 victory over Macau at the Negeri Stadium in Kuching, Malaysia on Tuesday.

Post Report, Nov 16 2016

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Gathabandhan ‘gives’ 15 more days to govt

After promising to table a constitution amendment proposal by Tuesday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was scrambling to cobble things up amid growing pressure from the agitating forces, which have even warned of withdrawing support to the government and launching fresh protests.

ROSHAN SEDHAI, Nov 15 2016

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What would Trump presidency mean for Nepal?

Could this result in removal of US preferential trade treatment for countries like Nepal, including reduction in development assistance that Washington provides through USAID and Millennium Corporation Challenge?

John Narayan Parajuli, Nov 10 2016

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LLRC to fix local units on its own if hurdle stays

The Local Level Restructuring Commission has said it will fix the number of local units from the centre in consultation with the district technical committees if the Madhes-based parties continue to disrupt discussions at the local level.

Binod Ghimire, Nov 08 2016

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