Just a couple of days prior to Oli raising the question of propriety over the size of the cabinet, three parties quietly agreed to let the parliament sanction Rs 10 billion to the outgoing MPs.
Judiciary, itself badly discredited, may not be able to settle any dispute.
The new ministers — three with cabinet rank and four minister of state — are from the pro-Hindu, pro-monarchy Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP).
The induction on Saturday would coincide with the dissolution of Parliament on Saturday. Deuba’s move comes despite a warning from the newly-formed Left alliance and the country’s chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
Proposed merger of communist parties has begun a realignment of forces.
The two parties have also decided to include Naya Shakti party led by Baburam Bhattarai, a breakaway Maoist leader and Federal socialist party led by UpendraYadav in the alliance.
Since the secretary for tourism was holidaying abroad, a joint secretary carried out the minister's order and recalled Gautam to the ministry on short notice in contravention of the electoral code of conduct.
Political parties will have to explain the institutionalisation of corruption
Trishna Shakya, daughter of Bijaya Ratna and Srijana Shakya was recognised as the one possessing divine powers.
Vacancies in countries like India, US, China and many others had been necessitated following their decision to recall ambassadors from these countries suspecting that they were loyal to the King as they had been appointed when the monarchy existed.
Rising anger against corruption could derail plans of the political establishment
Two measurements done by India a century apart, then a later one by China with conflicting findings; Nepal prepares for solo mission of ‘national pride’
Corruption and political partisanship undermines the judiciary’s credibility
Public anger against corruption is making itself seen and heard.
As political actors in Nepal lose credibility, its armed forces grow in stature.
A similar fear is palpable also among certain sections in India that had played a key role in formulating the contentious agenda of the constitution, mainly secularism and republicanism, without following due process and letting the people have their say on these issues.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expanded his council of ministers to 50 including around 20 ministers of state, 12 from his Nepali Congress and eight from the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists. The constitution puts a ceiling on 25 for the Council of Ministers.
Deuba’s visit aims to get India committed to post-earthquake reconstruction and infrastructural expansion in the country
The prime minister’s India visit will be closely watched by China
Law Minister Yagya Bahadur Thapa moved the Bill that deals with enhanced representation of people from the Madhes region to Parliament and other electoral bodies while separate commissions will be dealing with issues related with local languages.
Nepal and China signed three different agreements — a Rs 2-billion project for joint exploration of petroleum, natural gas and mines; Rs 15-billion project for upgradation of Arniko highway built in the 60s: and for building a bridge along the Kerung-Rasuwagarhi road, currently under construction
China’s support to the flood victims comes even before the Nepalese government has been able to make preliminary estimates about the loss of life and property as the ravage continues.
Highly-placed sources said the Chinese side would take Nepal into confidence and it is expected that the country would maintain a neutral stance if the standoff between India and China escalates into a conflict.
Swaraj, who was in Kathmandu to attend the BIMSTEC ministerial-level meeting, spent a substantial part of her two-day visit with Nepali actors including Deuba. The message she tried to convey was India wanted a constructive engagement with Nepal and erase the image of an “external micro-manager”.
As the three-year period renewed in 2014 ran out on August 5, the Nepalese government appears reluctant to renew it, ostensibly because it has to be renegotiated 'since Nepal has entered federal system' now and the district administrations which used to play a role in the projects, would cease to exist.
As protests continued and attracted public participation, blocking supply lines to Kathmandu and beyond, then Prime Minister G P Koirala signed a deal with two senior leaders of the Madhes region--Mahanth Thakur and Upendra Mahato -- promising that Nepal would henceforth be a federal country.
There are ominous signs for India in Beijing’s outreach to Kathmandu As the India-China stand off over Doklam continues, Nepal, so far a neutral party, will be hosting high-level visits from both countries.
Key provisions are being challenged by political groups including the Maoists
The Maoists, former insurgents and currently in the government, are particularly upset with the UN. The latter mediated in the peace process but did not push the general amnesty clause in the transitional justice mechanism.
If it continues, India-China stand-off could test Nepal’s equal-distance policy
India took longer than anticipated to realise that it was losing its credibility and goodwill in Nepal, especially in Terai, by backing only a small section of the leaders, mostly the ones who had been rejected by the people in the last election.
Growing popularity of CPN-UML points to a new assertion.
Kathmandu will need to cede space to the elected local bodies
The RJP, a Madhes-centric party demanding liberal citizenship law for people in Madhes and an enhanced number of local bodies and Parliament seats in proportion to their population, had given a call for the “boycott” of the polls.
The RJP leadership now feels betrayed by India, which extended support for their boycott of the constitution when it was promulgated in September 2015 and later flagged human rights violations by the Nepal state in Madhes at the UNHRC in Geneva.
Shared language, culture and roots bond Nepal with Darjeeling, now site of a revived Gorkhaland movement driven by language
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.