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Nepal: KP Oli was projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the two parties when they decided to form an alliance and contest the poll under a common manifesto.
Elections in Nepal were held for the first time since a constitution was promulgated two years ago.
India has frequently been accused of “micro-managing” Nepal’s politics, and China has gained at India’s cost in popularity and acceptability in Nepal.
Disagreements on amnesty for war crimes could destabilise the Left alliance.
Bombs have earlier gone off close to campaign meetings of PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in Dang district of western Nepal, and that of K P Oli, the prime ministerial candidate of the Left Alliance, in the capital Kathmandu, sending waves of fear and panic sweeping across the country.
Nepal goes to the second and last round of the polls on December 7.
First phase of the election is over, but the electorate is uninterested.
Dahal, who had been maintaining a brave front over the loss of his son and political aide, broke down uncontrollably as Pakhrin breathed his last.
Budhi Gandaki project has become a battleground for Indian, Chinese interests.
The Home Ministry, run by the Nepali Congress Party, has been generously releasing 'discretionary funds' for individuals with political access, ostensibly for medical treatment. The cumulative figure released has crossed Over Rs 500 million.
Elections are no guarantee of an end to the prevailing political uncertainty.
The stage is set for elections but there is no excitement among voters
The Election Commission of Nepal is also under pressure to annul its decision depriving about 600,000 government employees including police, army, para military and civil servants of their voting rights for the first time.
The conflict between the judiciary, Opposition and government goes deep
The alliance’s stand came a day after the court cited the law and sought details from the EC about preparations made for separate ballot papers for the polls within three days.
The notice was issued in response to a petition noting the federal and provincial polls were governed by separate laws and required different ballot papers.
Distrust and partisanship among top leaders cast a pall over upcoming polls.
Gyanendra Shah’s assertion comes at a time when Nepal's politics is going through major fragmentation and the state’s authority is visibly depleted.
Deuba had asked them to leave his ministry after Maoists had joined the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist-led Left alliance announced earlier this month.
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
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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.