Nepal

Social Strife threatens Nepal's fragile democracy

By SEYOM BROWN and VANDA FELBAB-BROWN, New York Times

Katmandu, Nepal

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Nepal calls elections as constitution deadline passes

Nepal's prime minister has announced elections in six months time after the country's political parties failed to agree a new constitution.

Members of a special assembly have been struggling for years to find consensus ahead of Sunday's deadline.

The parties were divided on the issue of whether states in the new federal system in Nepal should be formed and named along ethnic lines.

Baburam Bhattarai said there was "no alternative" to fresh elections.

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Ban voices concern over tensions linked to Nepal’s future federal system

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned at the rising tensions and disruption of daily life in parts of Nepal linked to the debate over its future federal system and at the failure, so far, of political leaders to forge a consensus on their outstanding differences in the country’s constitution-making process, according to his spokesperson.

“With time fast running out before the 28 May deadline for the Constituent Assembly to complete its work, it is imperative for the political parties of Nepal to rise above their differences and reach a consensus,” Mr.

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Tele Agro Clinic launched by Green Civil Society (Nepali Greens)

Farmers from nearly every corner of the country often complain that they are deprived of service to see the Junior Technical Assistant (JTA) or District Agricultural Officers in their villages to talk and discuss on agriculture and solve the farmers’ problems. If the farmers face any problems on their farming then they have no one to hear and respond.

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Nepal Election Commission seeks clarifications from parties for failing to submit financial details

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued a public notice against various 30 political parties including the ruling Madhesi parties to furnish clarifications within next 15 days as to why they failed to submit the details of their incomes and expenditures.

Issuing a public notice on Saturday, the EC has also sought clarifications as to why the parties should not be punished as per the provisions made in the Act Related to Political Parties (2058 BS) for failing to submit their financial details within the stipulated deadline.

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Chebeya statement: Nature Conservation Party, Nepal

The Nature Conservation Party, the first youth led green/party of Nepal would like to extend deep condolences to Floribert Chebeya.

His death has made all of us sad and shocked. Our party would also like to demand for a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation into this murder.

 

BK Dalit

Chief Founder/President

Nature Conservation Party, Nepal

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Nepalese Climate Action - December 6

THE newly formed network based in Kathmandu, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action, are organising two major events to be held in Butwal and Kathmandu on December 6, 2008.

With the help of local NGOs Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) and Collective Institution for Research and Action (CIRA), many young people have been involved in the organisation of these events.

In Kathmandu, 500 participants will be gathered at a local sports ground to start a Run for Climate.

Joining them will be 50 electric cycles, and local experts and celebrities.

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