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4497 days since Delhi agreement of political parties
4345 days since King Gyanendra was forced to end his putsch
4133 days since Comprehensive Peace Agreement
4078 days since promulgation of Interim Constitution
3628 days since elections to CA-I
2997 days since CA-I committees presented suggestions
2236 days since SRC presented suggestions
2119 days since dissolution of CA-I
1578 days since elections to CA-II
1149 days since promised Constitution by CA-II failed
1012 days since non-inclusive deal by male Tagadhari leaders
0909 days since promulgation of non-inclusive and so far not really implemented constitution through illegal procedure
(text of constitution)
0782 days since unilateral and non-inclusive first amendment of the new constitution
0054 days since the federal system should have been implemented; still missing: laws, infrastructure, fiscal regulations, staff, conclusion of elections, complete formation of federal and provincial governments, naming of states and capitals, etc.

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17/03/2018: PM Oli appoints 15 ministers: 11 Cabinet and 4 state ministers; Council of Ministers 22-member, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), PM inducts 15 members to cabinet, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep), Ministries split to create posts (kp) [???], FSF-N undecided on joining government (ht), Oli's first month! It’s about time our Emperor sent new faces to the cabinet instead of the same old comrades who have already  made lots of money for themselves and the party, by Guffadi (kp), Integrity of the Judiciary, by Kushal Pokharel (rn)

16/03/2018: Oli may appoint ministers today (kp), PM inducts 15 new ministers in his Cabinet: Cabinet size reaches 22 (kp), PM Oli expands cabinet (ht), 15 new ministers take oath from President today (rep), Get started: It is imperative that PM Oli sets the ball rolling at the earliest, first by giving full shape to his Cabinet (ht), Parajuli steps down, Joshee is acting CJ, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep), Eternal vigilance: Dirty defiance of CJ Parajuli finally brought to an end; now he must be held to account (kp), Promising the moon: The election pledge to raise the per capita income to $5,000 in 10 years is fanciful, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp), The bumpy road to federalism: Democracy will not deliver unless political power is devolved and people are put at the centre, by Dinkar Nepal (nt)

15/03/2018: Judicial Council relieves CJ Parajuli of his duties: Apex court’s senior-most Justice Deepak Raj Joshi set to take charge, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp), Parajuli loses chief justice job: Judicial Council tells him he had reached retirement age on Aug 5, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Parajuli relieved as CJ , by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep), Controversy surrounding judiciary a sad affair: PM (kp), Bickering over portfolios continues (rep), Cabinet expansion likely today: Dahal (ht), ‘Constitution to be amended as per necessity, rationale’ (ht), Apathy and anger: Shockingly, Chand Maoists are resorting to violence to settle disputes at the local level (kp), Leadership in Federal Polity, by Mukti Rijal (rn), VAW and Women’s Empowerment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn)

14/03/2018: President Bhandari is re-elected, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Nine SC justices boycott bench over CJ controversy (kp), Controversy surrounding judiciary a sad affair: PM Oli (kp), CJ Parajuli prepares cause list for Wednesday's court proceedings (kp), CJ Parajuli should not be impeached: NC leader Poudel (kp), Judicial Council relieves Chief Justice Parajuli (kp), Making federalism work: Personnel and infrastructure should be provided to make local governments effective, by Suresh Adhikari (kp), PM Oli Wields Immense Power, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), Cabinet expansion likely in a week (ht), Enough is enough: Many people were killed in charge of practicing witchcraft. Those cases were resolved most probably with milapatra, by Shiksha Risal (rep)

13/03/2018: Justice Rana boycotts SC full bench: Says CJ Parajuli has crossed retirement age; Hearing on Kantipur case deferred (kp), Justice Rana boycotts CJ-led bench: Claims Chief Justice Parajuli has multiple dates of birth and should have retired on August 5 last year (ht), Tragedy and farce: Nepal needs a new political force that will rise up and make the country more inclusive instead of selling itself short, by Kaushal Ghimire (kp) [see also History repeats, as a farce (rep)], Reshaping the landscape: A new bureaucratic order can help the new political order by internalising the nation’s transformation, by Asmita Verma (kp), Road ahead: No matter how strong a government is, it must follow the constitution, rule of law and democratic processes (ht), Gender equality: New Opportunities, by Pratik Chhetri and Neha Malla (ht), Bidya Devi Bhandari re-elected President of Nepal (rep)

12/03/2018: PM secures three-fourths vote: Nepali Congress only party to vote against motion, by Binod Ghimire (kp), PM passes floor test with thumping majority, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), UML-Maoist to unite on April 22, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), An authoritarian template: With a two-third majority, Chief Ministers on their knees in every state and constitutional protection, Singh Durbar is ready for Oli soliloquy. Go grab a garland, here cometh another strongman, by CK Lal (rep), Whose contempt? Initiation of the contempt proceeding seems to have further discredited the Chief Justice and tarnished his public image, by Sudeshna Thapa (rep)

11/03/2018: Parajuli misuses his office to fix rivals: Former Justice Balaram KC says CJ violates principles of natural justice (kp), Dr KC to file PIL and criminal complaint against Parajuli: Call to strip Chief Justice of all official positions and benefits, by Manish Gautam (kp), SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp), CM Rai flays attempts to muzzle the media (kp), RJPN seeks political solution to Kailali 'incident': Alerts govt about possible consequences if Chaudhari dies in prison (rep) [This is not a political issue but a crime! It cannot be solved politically but only by a law court!], PM Oli to seek vote of confidence today: Set to become first executive head to secure a two-thirds majority post-1990 (kp), PM to seek trust vote today: FSF-N, RJP-N to vote for PM, left alliance presidential candidate Bhandari, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Statute implementation laws top priority: Speaker (ht) [These laws should alredy have been passed before 21 January 2018 as demanded by the constitution!!], Air pollution causes annual death toll of 35,000 (ht)

10/03/2018: Chief Justice Parajuli refuses to disclose academic certificates: Dr KC and his team are pur-suing original documents following questions over authenticity of CJ Parajuli’s school leaving certificate (kp), Parliament has to endorse over 40 new Acts, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Mahara elected speaker of Lower House unopposed (ht), Mahantha Thakur offered vice-president’s post: RJP-N to support Bhandari's candidacy for president (ht), RJPN calls for Chaudhary’s release (rep) [???], Left task forces fail to submit report; deadline extended (ht), Signs of Transformation, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Four years on, plights of Surkhet flood victims sees no end, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep)

09/03/2018: How long must they wait? Despite progress on political inclusion, women are still weighed down by a culture of silence (kp), ICJ concerned about continuing impunity in Nepal (ht), Contempt case against chief justice: Petitioner argues CJ Parajuli committed contempt of court by issuing death threats (kp), SSF-N awaits left alliance’s decision on sharing power: Sanghiya Samajbadi Froum-Nepal demands 3 ministerial berths and a constitutional position (kp), Three weeks on, Oli yet to name 11 ministers (rep), Mahara ahead in Speaker race (kp), Four CPN cadres held for attacking elected official (kp), Women’s Day: As much a fight as celebration: #RageAgainstRape activists march as part of a larger event organised to mark International Women’s Day, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp), Loktantrik leadership: Leaders must learn to engage in self-criticism instead of blaming their counterparts, by Chandra Upadhyay (kp), Govt officials make a mockery of federalism: What is even more surprising is that they  have sought permission to open “branch offices”  in provinces “to oversee different works", by Rupak D. Sharma (kp)

08/03/2018: SC justices split over CJ Parajuli’s judicial conduct (kp), Writing news does not amount to contempt of court: FNJ; Says all state bodies should respect freedom of press (kp), Attorney General starts talks to expedite justice process (kp), Apex Court vacates stay against swearing-in of 3 NA members (ht), Tailoring a compromise: Upendra Yadav and Oli govt need to reach out to Madhes and explain why alliance is beneficia (kp), Prez Bhandari likely to continue (kp), Oli’s carrot-and-stick prevails as UML picks Bhandari again, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), Constitutional Bodies in Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Good Governance and Development, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Time is now #PressforProgress, by Elisabeth von Capeller, Veronica Cody, Vallerie Julliand, Mashfee Shams and Alaina B. Teplitz (ht), Gender equality still a distant dream, by Bhim Chapagain (rep), Need for paradigm shift: Nepal constitutionally guarantees 33 percent seats in parliament for women. If we truly want equality, why can’t we aim for 50 percent representation?, by Sakun Gajurel (rep)

07/03/2018: SSF-N decides to join government: If the Madhes-based party joins in, the government  will have a two-thirds majority in Parliament (kp), FSFN to join govt (rep), Cultural laws, policies to be amended in spirit of federalism (rep)

06/03/2018: The Spirit Of Political Inquiry, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn), Yadav calls party meeting as FSFN weighs proposal to join govt (rep), RJP-N: PM Oli’s proposal to join govt positive (kp), Oli’s overtures: Oli has shown prudence in ministerial selections; but the infeasibility of his electoral promises is worrying, by Achyut Wagle (kp), Step on it: Political meddling, the cumbersome bureaucratic hierarchy and processes within the NRA have delayed reconstruction, by Manavi Paudel (kp), Citizenship a far cry for most Madhesi daughters-in-law (rep), 19 years after the killing of Yadu Gautam, a Maoist leader calls it a mistake (rep) [A btutal murder is not a mistake but a fundamental crime!]

05/03/2018: Federal parliament convenes: Oldest members Mahantha Thakur and Tara Devi Bhatta administer oath to members of both the Houses, by Binod Ghimire (kp), SSF-N negotiates hard as PM Oli tries to build ties with Province 2: PM ready to allocate two ministries to SSF-N but the latter wants three (kp), Left-FSFN coalition talks still inconclusive (rep), Balance of power: Judiciary, instead of fighting against media, is advised to focus on checks and balances (kp), If govt institutions are broken and press silenced, we are going down a dark path, interview with Krishna Pahadi (kp), ANNFSU-R bandh shuts educational institutions, by Ruby Rauniyar (rep), SZOP And School Shutdown, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn) [It's high time that the state initiates severe steps against this small terrorist group led by Netra Bikram Chand!], Culture of inconsistency: A friend to whom KP Oli represented everything that was wrong with Nepali state has stopped writing after his relative joined coalition with UML, by Sushav Niraula (rep)

04/03/2018: No compromise: Attempt to ‘compromise’ on rape cases is an attack on dignity of women, by Pragya Lamsal (kp), PM slams court ‘meddling’ in NA (kp), PM dissatisfied with court order (ht) [??], Silwal spotted in parliament, by Manish Gautam (kp) [??], Wanted ex DIG Silwal attends public function (rep), FSF-N’s readiness to join govt worries RJP-N (ht), UML, Maoist lawmakers hold first joint meeting (rep)

03/03/2018: Centre deal threatens Madhesi pact: RJP-N leaders say they will act tough if the Upendra Yadav-led Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal joins the left alliance government in Kathmandu (kp), FSF-N seeks deal on statute amendment (ht), The all-mighty PM!, by Guffadi (kp)

02/03/2018: No country for women: Nepal’s political transition is over, but there is no closure for victims of wartime rape, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt), Contempt case has no merit: Experts (kp), Govt assigns PMO all-out authority: Experts cautiously welcome move, by Mukul Humagain and Anil Giri (kp), Left alliance, SSF-N eye package deal: UML ‘ready in principle’ to amend statute; SSF-N ‘wants 3 ministries’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), FSFN, left alliance inching closer to deal, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), FSFN, left-alliance meet inconclusive (ht), The Best Foot Forward, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), DAOs still report to federal government: Province 6 CM says none of old mechanisms handed over tp provincial govt or local levels (ht), OAG begins preparations for revising transitional justice act, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht), Triple burden of women: Conflicting gender norms, by Anusha Ban (ht), Backseat drivers: The Oli government might end up promoting crony capitalism, disappointing people once again, by Om Astha Rai (nt), Oli here for good, by Dinkar Nepal (nt), An Open Letter To Minister Pandit, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

01/03/2018: Journalist bodies condemn CJ order: Federation of Nepali Journalists says contempt of court case against Kantipur daily ‘unconstitutional’;Gag order clearly constitutes a misuse of the judicial apparatus for personal ends: Paris-based RSF (kp), Complicated courtship: Media and civil society will have to be vigilant to keep govt with two-thirds majority on its toes (kp), Issue of Constitution Amendment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), ‘Govt expects a deal with SSF-N today (kp), Pact with FSF-Nepal may be inked today (ht), Parties agree on voting schedule: Prez poll after Speaker and Deputy Speaker election (kp), Merger of ministries may layoff 115 bureaucrats (kp), Paradoxical Madhes: Common Madhesis may demand political rights but fall short in providing social rights to their own, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Curious case of missing cabinet decision: Quake grant hike not in list of outgoing Deuba govt's cabinet decisions (rep)

28/02/2018: CJ Parajuli's order: Attempt to ‘muzzle media’ draws flak (kp), Concerns over censorship order: Chief Justice Parajuli’s attempt to muzzle press draws widespread criticism from different sides (kp), Quake victims get into debt constructing their homes, by Sarita Shrestha (rep), UML agrees to amend constitution (ht 28/02/2018), UML, SSF-N ‘close to deal’: Negotiators await UML, Maoist leaders’ nod; Nembang says agreement today (kp), Govt close to two-thirds majority: Deal with FSFN likely today (rep), Thapa task force forms two sub-committees: The task force will receive the sub-committees’ reports within one week (kp), UML, Maoists start work on new party statute, organization (rep), All eyes on left alliance: Development is difficult to imagine without separating politics, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp)

27/02/2018: Attempts to censor media draw flak (kp), NMS urges SC to rectify its decision (kp), NMS opposes SC order against Kantipur daily (ht), Apex court’s decision draws serious concern of FNJ (ht), US stresses unbiased judiciary (kp), Supreme offence: CJ Parajuli should stop hearing cases, as he is not cleared from a serious probe (kp), Oli expands cabinet to 7, inducts 2 Maoists, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Oli inducts four more ministers: Ex-governor Khatiwada appointed finance minister; Pokhrel, Thapa, Yadav take charge after swearing-in (kp), Dark-horse Khatiwada is new finance minister, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp), SSF-N seeks amendment deal to join coalition govt (kp), FSFN sticks to its guns, demands amendment (rep), Bid to rope in FSF-N continues, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Hurdle for Khatiwada (kp), Tikapur carnage suspect surrenders: Kailali District Court remands MP-elect Chaudhary in judicial custody, by Arjun Shah (kp), Finally, We Have The National Assembly, by Prem Khatry (rn), Kicking away the ladder: The elite have forgotten the inclusion agenda now that the peace process is complete, by Subhash Nepali (kp) [Without justice for the victims of conflict, the peace process is still incomplete!]

26/02/2018: CJ Parajuli orders media probe: Legal experts ‘slam attack on free press’ n NHRC says it’s against right of fair trial ensured by global HR law (kp), Left alliance task forces start talks for merger (kp), A whole new level: Govts at three tiers should not be competitive but cooperative if federal project is to evolve (kp), If govt with strong mandate fails, dangerous alternative forces may arise, interview with Shyam Shrestha (kp), Govt to finally expand Cabinet today: FSF-Nepal assured two berths, post of deputy speaker, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Madhesi parties to join govt if redrawing of boundaries promised (rep), Karnali lessons: Naming of Province 6 (rep), Rusting of resistance: Madhesh has lost another round to the PEON, but struggle for dignity, equality, autonomy and identity is invariably a long one, by CK Lal (rep), Third wave in Nepal: UML today stands at a similar pedestal as NC after the historic political changes of 1990 or the Maoists after 2006, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep), KP Oli’s First Few Steps Toward Downhill Journey, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

25/02/2018: Discrimination rife in Nepali society: AI (ht), UML-Maoist Centre Merger: A Historic Experiment, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Cabinet expansion on Monday, says Dahal (kp), Power tussle deepens within ruling left parties (rep), CIEDP chooses 3 districts for probe: Teams will reach Kanchanpur, Makwanpur and Jhapa to get details from family and to collect ante-mortem data (kp), Govt white paper in a month, by Rewati Sapkota (ht)

24/02/2018: Bigger Cabinet likely tomorrow: UML Chairman and PM Oli, top Maoist leaders tasked with picking ministerial candidates (kp), Cabinet decides to have 17 ministries (ht), Fewer ministries welcomed (kp), Talks on to include FSF-N in Cabinet: Constitution amendment i the main sticking point, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht), Deuba govt’s NA nominees move SC (ht)

23/02/2018: Impunity remains entrenched in Nepal: Amnesty International (kp) [see AI Annual Report 2017/18 on Nepal], Chhaupadi is still a norm in Achham, by Menuka Dhungana (kp), Oli and Dahal form a formidable team: Backed by party machine, Oli is a tough leader who sticks to his gameplan; Prachanda a flexible dealmaker with broad constituencies, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp), Oli’s return to power: Time to deliver on promises, by Atindra Dahal (ht), Nation building: Oli does not need to play the nationalism card anymore -– just work to leave a firm legacy of nation-building, by Om Astha Rai (nt), Cabinet to have 18 ministries, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), UML to have 11 ministers, CPN-MC seven, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), UML, Maoists close on key portfolios, intraparty feuding drags on, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), UML-Maoist Centre union: Formal announcement likely by March 21 (kp), Government to governance (nt)

22/02/2018: Oli’s Test With Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn), New Government And Expectations, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Berth row delays Cabinet expansion (kp), Wrangling over portfolios delays cabinet expansion: Maoist plans to send ministers in phases, Ram Bahadur Thapa to lead the party in the government with DPM portfolio (rep), A road not taken: PM Oli and Maoist Chairman Dahal must look at both symbolism and substance as they expand Cabinet (kp), UML urges FSF-N to join government: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal seeks commitment to amend constitution, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht) [In a democratic environment, there should not be more parties than necessary in government!]

21/02/2018: Unification And Stability, by Bijay Aryal (rn), Much-awaited Deal Sealed, Finally !, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), ‘Comrade Oli is PM for five years’ (kp), Govt likely to have 18 ministries: PM may expand Cabinet today, roping in CPN-MC, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Fresh NA appointments ‘unconstitutional’: Congress (kp), Prez okays Khatiwada, Bidari, Poudel for NA (kp), Prez okays new government’s NA nominees (ht), PM Oli’s Cabinet may have 18 ministers, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Dark new world of Madhes: Spineless regional rabble-rousers have been allowed to dictate the fate of the masses, by Atul K. Thakur (kp)

20/02/2018: Nation-building in Old State, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn), UML, Maoist Centre agree to form CPN, by Tika R- Pradhan (kp), UML, Maoist Center are now one party: New party named Communist Party of Nepal, by Roshan Sedhai and  Ashok Dahal (rep), Turn-wise deal on premiership detrimental for country: Nepal (ht) [It would once again prevent the now possible political stability! The Left alliance has not been elected by a great majority to continue the endless power struggles!], Citizens have the power to fight: Nepali citizens can influence change by rejecting corruption at all levels and demanding transparency, by Alaina B. Teplitz (kp), Political evolution: Wind of change is blowing, by Anusa Thapa (ht)

19/02/2018: UML-Maoist merger talks back from brink: Maoist leader Khanal says his party will join government even if unification process is delayedn Deals between Oli and Dahal said to be endorsed by Unification Committee, most probably today (kp), Oli, Dahal find way to resolve ideological differences, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), NC keeps eye on new govt’s moves: Congress leaders, objecting to UML’s apparent move - to put on hold all decisions of the previous govt, has warned that such a move would set a bad precedent (kp), A job to do: As the new PM makes key appointments, expertise, and not loyalty alone, should be the key (kp), An unequal constitution: For all the years of debates and discussions on constitutional issues, we could not do justice to Nepali women, by Mohna Ansari (kp), Truth to populist power: A civil society shaped by Panchayat era ethos must develop clarity  and courage on the path to implementing the new Constitution, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp), Democratic struggles have just begun: Political parties constitute the central mechanism that drives Nepal’s democracy. We must spend all our energy in reforming them so that they are more democratic in representation and more effective in functioning, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp), Idea of inclusion: Although not perfectly executed, inclusion in the political sphere has been achieved to a large extent. The challenge for the country and the leaders is to ensure that the long-promised growth we hope to achieve as a country is shared as equitably, by Deepak Thapa (kp), Taking Nepal forward: A government that lasts for full five years could do a lot to take the country to the new direction. But how should it start and where from?, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep), Democracy Day in Nepal, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

18/02/2018: Oli’s Second Innings: Opportunity To Change Nepal’s Destiny, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), PM Oli orders review of Deuba govt’s decisions (kp), ‘Caretaker govt can take decisions’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), ‘Leaders being threatened, cajoled against merger’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Dahal cautions cadres against attempts to foil unification (rep), Left parties struggle to accommodate key leaders (rep), Oli-Dahal meeting fruitless (ht),  Leaders in fix over picking new prez, VP (rep) [This is also a question of absolute patriarchal thinking!], A bane in disguise: Foreign employment is the drug that our country has become addicted to. Only a revolutionary political, economic and social movement can rescue us, by Binisha Nepal (rep), Care, not allowance: Instead of addressing real problems, parties are competing to increase elderly allowance, by Purna B. Thapa (rep)

17/02/2018: New Government and Ray Of Hope, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Maoists to join govt after ‘package deal’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Prime Minister Oli and Maoist Centre Chair Dahal meet (ht), New govt to nix recommendation of 3 for upper house (rep), Child marriage still rampant although illegal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep)

16/02/2018: Rational Multi-lingual Policy, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), Voices from the plains: Response to lingual sentiments in Province 2 is becoming crucial, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp), Deuba finally passes the baton to Oli: The Maoist Centre, which  is having final negotiations on unification with the UML, supported Oli before he was sworn in on Thursday evening, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Change of guard: As the new Premier takes over, time to reflect both on Deuba’s legacy and Oli’s challenges (kp), Economic challenges facing new govt (kp), ‘New govt should emphasise effective public service delivery’ (ht), Oli must win confidence vote within a month (rep), KP Oli Prime Minister Again, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km), Deuba calls its quits,takes credit for polls (kp), Deuba puts in his papers as premier: Claims he fulfilled his commitments during his tenure (ht), Deuba’s departure leaves mixed legacy, by Anil Giri (kp), Rift in left alliance over unified party’s ideology: CPN-MC not to join govt for now (ht), Outgoing PM lists China, India ties and hydel works among successes (kp), Maoists stay out citing ‘ideological differences’; Maoist leaders: UML backtracked on deal to discuss Maoism under pressure from power centres, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp) [Maoist leaders want that their crimes are treated as justified political acts!!], Waiting and waiting: Conflict victims have been demanding a fair investigation,  but it is nowhere in sight, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp), Conflict victims decry apathy (ht), Special Court acquits 33 people of sedition charges (ht), Parlour games (nt)

15/02/2018: EC submits poll results to Prez (kp), UML-Maoist Centre poised to close final merger deal, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Oli, Dahal to head govt, party by turns (rep), Way cleared for forming new govt (rep), PM Deuba resigns, Oli to be sworn in as 38th PM of Nepal (rep), The left juggernaut: Future of left alliance depends heavily on Oli-Dahal chemistry; it should develop beyond that (kp), Working Style Under Federal System, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Borrowed words: Those in power and those who seek equality must borrow only good things that help expand their vocabulary - and their horizon, by Pramod Mishra (kp), There is no excuse: The government has been making a mockery of justice by disregarding court orders, by Balram Prasad Raut (kp), ‘CIEDP’s success dependent on govt’s willpower’ (ht), Grant citizenship through mother’s nationality: NHRC (ht)

14/02/2018: Transitional justice delay draws flak (kp) [see joint statement by ICJ, HRW and AI], ‘TRC, CIEDP short of international standards’ (ht), Mere extension of TRC, CIEDP terms inadequate: Rights groups (rep), Stability A Reality Now?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), EC to hand over election results to President today, by Prithvi Man Shestha (kp), NC repeats old faces under PR category (rep), Top leaders ask panel to finalise merger issues: Maoist Centre leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha says PUCC meeting will formal-ise the issues agreed by Oli and Dahal as well as dis-cuss other outstanding issues on Wednesday, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Unified party’s CC strength not to exceed 99: Ishwar Pokhrel to be the general secy of Nepal Communist Party, by Rewati Sapkota (kp), Federal finance: The financial cooperative movement, with regulatory oversight, can still be effective in boosting the economy, by Dandapani Paudel (kp), RJP-Nepal unlikely to be part of Province 2 Cabinet for time being (ht), Disputes make RJPN participation in Province 2 cabinet uncertain (rep), Way forward for Nepal: Why could not Nepal achieve any respectable economic development despite seating on a vast hydro-power energy store in the world starved by clean energy?, by Kedar Neupane (rep)

13/02/2018: UML and Maoist Centre set for final unity deal: Leaders say Oli and Dahal are ready for joint leadership; may share prime ministerial post, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp) [This may be good for their personal power ambitions but not for political stability and the interests of the people!!], Oli, Dahal to take turns to lead govt, unified party: Both leaders likely  to co-chair the Nepal Communist Party till its first general convention, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), UML, Maoists a step closer to merger deal, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), Poll body instructs three parties to correct PR list (kp), Names of winner PR candidates recommended: Election Commission decides to scrutinise all the lists recommended by the parties (ht), Parliament set for session in a week after final election results ,by Rupesh Acharya (ht), Constituency programmes set to resume in a month: The Ministry of Federal Affairs has ordered all District Offices to stop pro-grammes until new law-makers are sworn in (kp) [Development programs should not follow constituency lines and politicians with their personal interests and ambitions!!], Shunning English: By making Nepali the only official language, we have hindered our ability to compete internationally, by Sujeev Shakya (kp), Transitional Justice: CIEDP opens window for conflict victims (ht), A man’s world: Meaningful representation of women in governance and decision making is a must for true implementation of the constitution (ht) [Please tell this to the male party leaders who believe that Nepal belongs to them only!], All 7 provinces likely to get govts by weekend (rep)

12/02/2018: The malfunctioning state: Monarchs boasted of divine mandate. Elected oligarchs talk about electoral mandate, once elected people’s representatives lose no time in assuming persona of petty potentates, by CK Lal (rep), Prachanda Taking Another Stride?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Seven chief ministers set to take oath: Four from UML, two from Maoist Centre and one from SSF-N will run the provincial governments for the next five years (kp), A job half done: Left alliance could have been a little more imaginative in selection of chief ministers (kp), EC submits NA election results to president (kp), UML finalises PR list: Motilal Dugar becomes MP again (kp), UML sends 37 women, 4 men to parliament under PR system (rep), No dispute over new constitution says Oli: All parties ‘accepted statute and joined poll process’ (kp) [What kind of unrealistic and anti-inclusive nonsense talk!], Whither political stability? As Nepalis hope to bear the fruits of the much awaited political stability, it is important to understand what this idea entails, by Chandra D. Bhatta (kp), CPN-MC’s Dahal to succeed Oli as PM: UML, by Rewati Sapkota (ht) [This nonsense means the opposite of stabilty!], Police in Kathmandu and Itahari tried to obstruct access to justice, interview with Gita Upreti (kp), Prez to consult legal experts on National Assembly nominees (ht), Are we prepared? If matured federal republic like Canada still faces inter-provincial trade war, how can we be confident we won’t experience the same?, by Mukesh Khanal (rep)

11/02/2018: TJs begin new term with little hope for result, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Prospects of first woman CM in Nepal fizzle out, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), FSFN, RJPN ink deal to form coalition govt in Province 2 (rep), Basnet, Paudel, Joshi named for 3 National Assembly seats (kp), EC to present poll results to Prez within Wednesday (rep), UML-Maoist Centre Unification Dilemma Over Ideological Appellation, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Prospects becoming slimmer, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Crusader tells CJ Parajuli to resign, by Manish Gautam (kp), Quest for citizenship hits District Office hurdle, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp)

10/02/2018: EC allots to parties PR seats in Lower House, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), EC allocates UML 41 PR seats in lower house: Maoists, NC get 17 seats each (rep), EC officially announces hung Parliament: UML largest party with 121 seats in the 275-member Lower House, by Arjun Poudel (ht), Upper House likely to get full shape today: The prime minister may recommend Gopal Basnet, Chandani Joshi and Krishna Prasad Paudel for NA (ht), Working in Federal Setup, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), 5 of 7 CM candidates named, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Government extends deadline for second tranche of grant: National Reconstruction Authority says extension will benefit more families, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp) [Still only related to 14 of the 31 affected districts], Our Prime Monsters! Deuba should just relax, finish his whiskey and wait for the next person  to enter Baluwatar. But no, he is not a lazy bum like you and me, by Guffadi (kp), Students padlock school after Dalit woman cooks their lunch (rep)

09/02/2018: Left alliance commands two-thirds majority in NA: The UML, which has won around 44 pc seats in the HoR, jacked up its winning share to 45.5 pc with 27 seats in the NA elections (kp), PM will step down after poll results, says law minister (kp) [??], ‘Don’t use foreign policy for local gain’: High Level Foreign Policy Review Task Force submits report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, by Anil Giri (kp), Left bloc resumes unification talks, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Bulldozing democracy: “One third of mayors and village councils seem to have just one goal: amass personal wealth rather than serve the people who elected them”, by Om Astha Rai Rai (nt)

08/02/2018: NA elections concludeProvinces 1, 4, 5 and 7 pick 16  candidates in Wednesday’s polls (kp), Corruption in med education: Govt mum on probe report (kp), Bhandari and Pun lobby for 2nd term: Former PM Khanal slams greed for power n Left alliance in a dilemma, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp)

07/02/0218: Polls for 32 Upper House seats today (kp), Irresponsible decision: Non-budgetary, ad hoc, populist decisions will exert additional pressure on the already stressed fiscal situation, by Chandan Sapkota (kp)

06/02/2018: Criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disapperaces: NHRC (rep) Rights chair slams delay in war-era cases probe: Tenures of TJ mechanisms extended by another year (kp), TRC, CIEDP term extended (ht), ‘Failure to deliver justice will jeopardise peace process’ (ht), A rotten state: Corruption gains momentum when political parties in power start viewing the opportunity to serve in the govt as an opening to promote partisan interests, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp), Elusive government grants: Earthquake survivors face endless hassles and  paperwork as they rebuild their homes, by Jagat Basnet (kp), Provincial assemblies facing staff crunch (ht), Promises of federalism fail to woo the poor, by Dinesh Subedi (rep), Experts dwell on financing federalism in Nepal (rep)

05/02/2018: The pendulum swings: Formation of provincial assemblies and govts marks devolution of power from Kathmandu (kp), Gautam admits sharing issues delay unification (kp), Modi visit likely after Oli becomes PM: Gyawali (kp) [New government needs orders?], Left alliance govt will neither be pro-China, pro-India; it will be pro-Nepal, interview with Rajan Bhattarai (kp)

04/02/2018: 4 provinces to hold maiden assembly meetings today (kp), UML, Maoist Centre in discussion for chief minister, speaker picks (kp), New order of precedence in force (kp), Provincial parliaments, govt agencies understaffed (kp), Against lingerie feminism: The question of women’s empowerment and liberation should not be judged by the clothes she wears, by Sangita Thebe and Kalpana Jha (kp), Polish and politics: Nepali Congress cannot rise from the ashes of the election defeat by evoking such simple mantras as boot polish, by Abhi Subedi (kp)

03/02/2018: Oli and Dahal are not on same page on leadership and party ideology, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), SC tells govt to ensure Nepalis get quality food, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Nepal ranks 58th in WJP Rule of Law Index: Becomes top performer in South Asia (ht)

02/02/2018: Province 3 holds first ever assembly: Meet a milestone in formalising federation; Parties stress unity for prosperity; Speaker election scheduled for Feb 10, by Pratap Bista (kp), TRC preparing year-long plan to extend its term: TRC says it will write to  the ministry, explaining their difficulties, including lack of proper law, inade-quate human resources (kp), The long path to recovery: The government urgently needs contingency credit for humanitarian or livelihood support when disaster occurs, by Nara Hari Dhakal, Nav Raj Simkhada and Mayumi Ozaki (kp), Unification unlikely before govt formation, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Ad hoc measure: The government should have finalised the adjustment of employees before the elections as per the Dahal report (ht)

01/02/2018: Advocate claims CJ issues death threats, by Manish Gautam (kp), Leaving behind the age of unreason: Dahal’s warning against the cognoscente represents an entire strain of anti-intellectualism in the Nepali dominant imagination, by Pramod Mishra (kp), CIEDP seeks one-year extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht), CIEDP seeks one-year term extension (rep), 500 bureaucrats deployed in all provinces: It will take one more year to completely adjust all civil servants in local, provincial and federal governments, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Donors did not agree to our new proposal to simplify grants distribution process, interview with Yubaraj Bhusal, CEO of NRA (rep)

31/01/2018: The world watches: Transitional justice bodies are being criticised for delays but bulk of blame lies with parties (kp), CMs through vote if consensus fails: UML; Party leaders stand against the Standing Committee picking CMs, ministers and Speakers from the centre (kp), CPN-UML to finalise CM candidates thru secret ballot: CPN-Maoist Centre to consult provincial committes of party (ht), NC may contest top provincial posts; FSF-N, RJP-N to share power in Province 2 (ht), CIAA drafts new Act to make corruption law on par with UN: Citizens working for foreign agencies in Nepal to come under new order, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), How to boost growth: In a federal system, provinces compete to attract capital by providing better services, by Gunakar Bhatta (kp), Will it fly? The first objective of communist alliance was to defeat Nepali Congress in provincial and national elections. Will Maoist and UML succeed in unification as well?, by Narayan Manandhar (rep)

30/01/2018: TJ bodies place demands before extending term: Tenures of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons expire on February 7 (kp), Martyrs’ Week begins, but data still missing (kp), Official number of martyrs could exceed 7000 (rep) [???], Bleeding state coffers dry: It is high time political parties stop competing with each other to introduce populist policies (kp), Two dozen NA members elected unopposed: EC publishes final lists of candidates; Distributes election symbols (ht), Oli moots one-time amnesty to money launderers (ht) [???], Oli for legalizing 'underground money': Repeated statements from would-be prime minister indicate incoming government's lenient  attitude, by Sagar Ghimire (rep) [Politicians and criminals are a mutually supportive community!!], RJPN wary as left and FSFN in power-sharing talks (rep), Buildings under-construction for offices that will cease to exist soon, by Himnath Devkota (rep), Voting duplex: Single transferable voting system remains unpopular because of large constituencies, complex counting and parochial politics, by Bikal Shrestha (rep)

29/01/2018: UML to get 4 chief ministers, Maoist Centre 2: Provincial cabinets to have 7 to 10 members n UML, Maoists to share provincial seats 70:30 (kp), Left alliance to share power in provinces, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Left reaches power-sharing deal for 6 provincies (rep), Maoist leaders discontent with CPN-UML’s offer, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), 'SSF-N to lead govt in Province 2’ (kp), Seize the day: As UML, MC move towards govt formation, time is right to discuss Madhesi issues too (kp), Amendments can happen, provided that they are justified, interview with Pradeep Gyawali (kp), KC’s unending fight: Dr KC has fasted 14 times in five years and yet the end of his fight is still not in sight, by Naresh Koirala (kp), Oli’s new test: With KP Oli, a vocal critic of India against its meddling in Nepali politics, becoming Prime Minister again, how will Oli-Modi chemistry go?, by Rishi Dhamala (rep), Olier than thou! Once Maoists have been confined in the hills, Madhesbadis too were of little use for protectors and promoters of Indian interests, by CK Lal (rep), Martyrs’ Week And Others, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

28/01/2018: ‘Populist Decisions’ Under Fire?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Dalits, single women to get pay earlier too (kp), Deuba faces ire in party over govt decisions: Leaders fear NC will suffer long due to wrong moves; After the elections, the government is not  mandated to decide on long-term policy matters, says leader Gagan Thapa, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp), Govt’s controversial decisions will be revoked, says Dahal (kp), NRA unable to provide additional Rs 100,000 to quake victims, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Left bloc close to deal on sharing provincial posts: Task force expected to announce framework today (kp), Left alliance chiefs to finalise sharing of provincial posts today, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Will left parties merge before new govt? The two parties still appear poles apart on leadership, organization and ideology of the merged entity, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), Constitution unlikely to be revised soon: UML leaders; Gyawali says there must be consensus among major forces on Madhesi parties’ demand for amendments (kp), Commissions for marginalized face lack of budget, personnel, by Chandni Hamal (rep), Chairman KP Oli’s Political Madness, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

27/01/2018: TRC asks govt, parties not to meddle in war-era incidents, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Muslim community objects to zero representation in NA (ht), Parties’ Upper House picks dismay watchers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp), Oli says ready to amend constitution: Mahato says Madhesi parties will support the effort but might not join the government, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Current government’s decisions will be revoked, says UML chair (ht), Govt struggles to find work space for provincial officials (rep)

26/01/2018: State coffers to bleed dry as parties compete for populist policies, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp), Former finance ministers slam govt for ‘fiscal imprudence’, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht), Contractors demand immediate release of outstanding payments: Say the delay is hampering construction works of different projects (ht), ‘PM-in-waiting’ Oli vows to right Deuba’s ‘wrong’ moves, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), New govt to review all decisions of caretaker govt, says Oli (ht), Oli threatens to revoke all decisions of caretaker govt (rep), Left alliance task force lowers provincial cabinet ceiling by half, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Row over CMs, speakers to be referred to top brass (rep), Left Ideological Vacuity, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), Nepalis deserve better: In recent years, public pressure has mounted globally for more honest and accountable governments, and Nepal is no different, by Binoj Basnyat (kp), What federalism? A decade after Nepal was declared a federal republic, most Nepalis still do not know what federalism means and how it will work, by Om Astha Rai (nt), Great expectations (nt), Cultural rights and wrongs: How many more women must die before defining how far Chhaupadi is acceptable?, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp), Chill adds to woes of menstruating women (ht), TRC, CIEDP ‘in dilemma’ on term extension, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht), Snow adds to quake victims’ woes (ht), Most parties led by those eligible for elderly allowance, by Ashok Dahal (rep) [The top politicians have access to state coffers! Different from the general citizens, they hardly need 2,000 Rs!]

25/01/2018: Human rights watch: TRC and CIEPD have done very little to earn the victims’ families respect and goodwill (kp), The Capital Conundrum, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Agitation Over Provincial Capitals, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), 83 file nominations for Upper House polls: With 17 candidates elected unopposed, 66 to contest for 43 seats, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), 83 file papers for 56 Upper House seats: Seventeen, including 12 women, to be elected unopposed on January 29, by Arjun Poudel (ht), Nominations filed for NA polls in all seven provinces: Each province will elect eight members to the National Assembly (ht), Discontent rife in parties over NA lists, by Roshan S. Nepal (kp), Naya Shakti, Bibeksheel to back NC pick (kp), Maoist victim files candidacy for NA, by Prakash Adhikari (kp), Oli-Dahal stuck on ideology and leadership, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Nepal’s air quality is worst in the world: EPI report (kp) [see detailed report], Madhesi parties not to join next govt until constitution amendment assurance: UML’s refusal to amend the constitution led the Madhes-centric parties to ally with the NC for the National Assembly polls (kp), Towards prosperity for all: Only sustained inclusive growth will deliver what the country has been waiting decades for, by Deepak Thapa (kp), Just a minute, Your Honour: Are Dr Govinda KC’s statements an attack against the chief justice or the judiciary?, by Prakritee Yonzon (kp), Only few schools imparting education in mother tongue (ht), Earthquake victims to get additional grant of one lakh rupees (ht) [??], Govt ups home reconstruction grant to Rs 400,000 (rep) [A decision by a no longer legitimate government that is not even able to provide the first (50.000Rs) and second (150.000Rs) tranches to all affected people!!!]

24/01/2018: Parties ready names, mostly, for National Assembly vote (kp), Left alliance fails to tie up with Madhesi parties for National Assembly polls, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), CIEDP for Rs 2m in compensation: Proposes the sum to Peace Ministry as relief for each family of the disappeared, by Binod Ghimire (kp), ‘Media should focus on peace building and transitional justice' (ht), International community calls for ‘credible’ TJ process (kp), People’s reps should listen to conflict victims: German envoy (ht), Parties mull rotating govts, CMs in four provinces (rep) [Yes, please do everything to prevent political stability in the new provinces! The politicians' access to power and funds is far more important!!], Assistance to inter-dependence: Nepal’s needs have undergone massive structural changes triggered by the aspirations of a new generation and far reaching political changes, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp), Quake victims could miss second tranche of grant due to PM's busy schedule (rep), Political Transitional Period Ends, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

23/01/2018: Indigenous Peace Discourse, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn), Celebrations Amidst Cold Waves, by Prem Khatry (rn), Left alliance NA picks in last lap (kp), Race for chief minister begins in all provinces (kp), Police still clueless about Manange: Ex-AIG of police blames inept leadership in law enforcement agency (kp), RJPN, FSFN open to poll alliance with left (rep), NC engages Madhes parties for poll alliance; Leaders: Chances slim but efforts will continue till last hour (kp), Remittance risks: Due to declining remittance and a depleted workforce, Nepal’s economy is nearing zero productivity, by Achyut Wagle (kp), Make Nepal better: Without the people taking ownership to end discrimination, national campaigns by NGOs and govt can only exact so much change, by Simone Galimberti (kp), Agenda for prosperity: The nation’s future in terms of prosperity and development will depend on the proper execution of economic decentralisation, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp), CIEDP, NEFAD deliberate collaboration, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht), Police seeks Interpol support for arresting ex-DIG Silwal (rep), Diffusion notice against former DIG Silwal (ht), Towards federalism: The nation now has finally moved towards federalism after successfully overcoming legal and constitutional hurdles (ht)

22/01/2018: Provincial Assembly members sworn in (kp), Provincial Assembly members arrive by chopper for oath, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep) [Politicians still bound to centralised thinking despite federal provinces!!!], Chief ministers to be appointed in 35 days (ht) [Three months after the elections!], Left alliance turns its focus on ‘priorities’ of new govt: Party unity discussions  to continue, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Left alliance puts unification on back burner: To give priority to the formation of the new government instead, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Left merger talks hit roadblock (rep), RJP-N weighing options for ‘long-term’ alliance (kp), Balance of power: As much as a stable government, strong opposition is vital for democracy (kp), Vital signs: Whether country practices federal or unitary system of governance, efficient arrangement of finances is fundamental, by Sajal Mani Dhital (kp), Politics Over Provincial Capitals, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), CJ urges press to refrain from commenting on sub-judice cases (rep) [???]

21/01/2018: National Assembly election: ay to vote: Marking, not stamping (kp), Bridging the gender gap: Everyone should be given equal opportunities so that they can be assets to the nation building process, by Samaya Lama (kp), Oli, Dahal identify bases for unity (ht), Nepal Police mobilises all units to arrest Manange (ht) [Why not long before the elections?], Change thyself: We can write the best constitution but it will mean nothing unless political leaders and our government machineries change themselves, by Robin Sharma (rep)

20/01/2018: Wait over as EC gives winners certificates: 172 of the 220 provincial assembly members elected under the PR category are women (kp), Oli, Dahal to endorse NA candidate names: To further party merger process tomorrow (kp), UML, Maoists step up talks on upper house poll, new govt (rep), Dahal, Oli put unification on front burner (ht), NC plans alliance with ‘democratic forces’ (kp), Less than a million! After all, New Nepal is a fun place for our byaparis and chor netas. For the rest of us, we just have to exhaust our savings to be able to afford two decent meals per day, by Guffadi (kp), No country for the poor: Poverty is the dark background against which the rich shine. It produces quiet, voiceless and helpless masses that leaders can practice their politics on, by Mohan Guragain (kp), Disappointing Post-election Period, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Jail sentence awarded to Dipak Manange remained unimplemented for five years (ht), Decade of Madhes movement: Martyrs' family disappointed by parties' apathy, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep), Quake victims who built homes themselves deprived of grant, by Bhagawati Lama (rep)

19/01/2018: The past foretold (nt), Protests erupt over provincial centres (kp), Protests over provincial capitals widen, turn violent (rep), NC leaders oppose govt decision on state HQs, guvs (kp), Oli suggests provincial assemblies decide capitals (rep) [This is exactly prescribed by article 288 of the constitiuon! Oli's comment is superfluous!], Oli hints at replacing governors (kp), CEC Yadav urges parties to help carry out NA election (kp), Birth of the left alliance: Analysing the recent history of Nepali politics  in the frame of Freytag’s Pyramid, by Thaneswor Chalise (kp), Deepak Manange could lose assembly seat (ht) [His candidacy has been unconstitutional without any doubt!], ‘Conflict victims yet to get justice’ (ht)

18/01/2018: Govt names temporary capitals, governors, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Govt fixes temporary state HQs, guvs (kp) [5 affiliated to the NC, the main loser in the elections, and 2 affiliated to the two main Madheshi parties!], What State Chief is all about (kp), Doti, Dhankuta and Dang protest against state HQa; Celebrations in Surkhet and Rupandehi (kp), EC declares PR winners for provincial assemblies (kp), Uncertainty clouds counting method (ht), UML, Maoists seal deal on upper house seats (rep), UML, Maoist Centre to field 43 candidates in NA polls, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), 29 NA seats for UML, 14 for MC, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Transitional justice mechanism: ‘Political will to deliver justice crucial to settle conflict-era cases’; With the tenures of the two transitional justice bodies  due to expire in less than a month, the government is planning to seek a year extension through an ordinance (kp), Delay in New Government Formation, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), ‘Sahi Ho!’ campaign launched (ht), Poor show: NRA presented rosy picture of reconstruction on its second anniversary but the truth is it has failed to deliver, by David Kainee (rep)

17/01/2018: Blame-game over Province Capitals, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), Govt in backdoor talks with left on guv choices: Cabinet meeting postponed facilitating negotiations (rep), Cabinet likely to name governors today (kp), EC hints at early election results if hurdles removed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Prioritise capital spending: Full-fledged implementation of national pride projects can ramp up capital expenditure (kp), Trickle-down democracy: EC needs to improve voting procedures so all citizens can vote and electoral outcomes better represent them, by Sanjay Sharma (kp), Calling for press freedom: Nepal is still a long way from complete press freedom, and all stakeholders need to speak against violations, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp), MKN’s indifference ups presidential hopes for Khanal, Gautam (rep)

16/01/2018: Delay in naming guvs may affect NA election: EC; Election Commission Spokesperson Ghimire says  voter lists cannot be published on Sunday if  the government does not appoint provincial chiefs by Wednesday, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Circle of death: Cold waves are systemic annual occurrences, and the govt hasn’t done enough to alleviate the hazard (kp), Elite decadence: When democracy becomes a licence for loot and plunder with weak checks and balances, it is a recipe for “democratic anarchy", by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp), No time for politics: With the elections over, the government should liven up and jump-start development, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp)

15/01/2018: SC stays dev projects by retired MPs (kp), SC stays govt decision to spend billions, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Maoists claim 2 chief mins, four speakers, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Provincial capitals, chiefs to be announced within three days: PM (kp), Come together: Madhesi parties have to work together for prosperity in Province 2 (kp), Addressing challenges: Nepalis hope that a stable government will result in coherent and consistent policies, by Chandan Sapkota (kp), Govt uses only 14pc of capital budget in first half (kp), The selective vanity: With pride in things that it had no role in building and prejudice against Madhesis, Janjatis and Dalits, constitutionally-created ‘Khas-Aryas’ prefer to wallow in cesspool of its own excretion, by CK Lal (rep)

14/01/2018: Betrayed by delay: Many houses would have been rebuilt by now if the government had not promised reconstruction grants, by Ravi Lochan Paudyal (rep), Govt forwards ordinance for authentication: Victims say another extension of transitional justice bodies’ tenure without amending laws unacceptable (kp), Dr KC ends 14th hunger strike: 'Another fast if Chief Justice Parajuli does not resign’; On the controversy sur-rounding the chief justice, both sides learnt to have agreed not to take up the case sub judice in court, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp), Continuous isolation: Changing a long-held tradition requires a more comprehensive approach than legislation alone can ever provide, by Navaraj Pudasaini (kp) [on Chhaupadi], Chandrapur blast victim in financial crisis (ht), Vice-mayors, deputy chiefs don't know how to handle legal affairs, Say it may take them another year to understand their work, by Pooja Chauhan (rep)

13/01/2018: Govt in fix over capitals, guvs as left alliance non-committal, by Ashok Dahal (rep) UML-Maoist panel discusses candidate selection criteria (kp), Left alliance sets criteria for fielding common candidates, by Rupesh Acharya (ht), RJP-N backs Dahal as next PM: Bhandari (kp), NBA: Dr KC’s row with CJ Parajuli has set bad precedent (kp), 16 killed in Chhintang named martyrs after 39 years (kp), Principle and Functioning of Judiciary, by Kushal Pokharel (rn)

12/01/2018: Maoist Centre decides to quit govt, finally: Move said to mount pressure on PM Deuba to resign (kp), With new govt delayed, poll losers still ministers, by Ashok Dahal (rep), SC flexible on freedom of expression in contempt cases, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep), Dr KC continues his fast: Says struggle goes on until remaining demands for reforms in medical education are met (kp), Founder of modern Nepal: Prithvi Narayan hailed as the unifier (kp) [For most parts of the country, it was usurpation, not integration! Most population groups are still not equal! Current Nepal deserves her existence as an independent state to Prithvi Narayan, though we must be aware that he did not do it for the country but for himself!], Dhading’s Kumal community yet to receive housing rebuilding aid, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp), Trilateral cooperation: Rather than looking for equidistance, Nepal should try and achieve more proximity with both its neighbours, by Lok Raj Baral (kp), Federalism here we come: Wading into uncharted waters, we might see new ways  of ensuring good governance, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp), Significance of Left Unity, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), Decision on guvs likely before ad hoc capitals, by Rewati Sapkota (ht)

11/01/2018: SC orders probe into CJ Parajuli’s papers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp), Apex court orders pre-trial release of Dr KC: Seeks copies of CJ's citizenship certificates, academic qualification and JC's decision on his age controversy (ht), SC releases Dr KC, orders probe on CJ’s citizenship (rep), Deliver or quit: Conflict victims’ ultimatum to CIEDP officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Three wasted years: Transitional justice bodies became non-functional because they were more interested to appease political players than deliver justice to the victims, by Charan Prasai (rep), Realm of rights: The primary responsibility for improving transitional justice lies with govt and parties (kp), Judge has no time for hearing Adhikari murder case, date fixed 15 times (ht), EC makes public election calendar for NA polls (kp), Plea for Full Time Prime Minister, by Mukti Rijal (rn), UML, Maoists mulling over 60/40 division of power, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), Transition to New Governance, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Finalise provincial govt formation, NA candidates, alliance task force told, by Rewati Sapkota (ht)

10/01/2018: Dr KC: Criticism of controversial judgments not contempt of court: Public outrage against the Supreme Court’s decision to arrest Dr KC has been overwhelming with around 100 advocates signing to plead in his defence in court, by Manish Gautam (kp) [see reply by Dr KC to SC as published in the Kathmandu Post (10/01/2018)], Dr KC makes 11 allegations against CJ Parajuli (rep), Contemptible actions: Supreme Court acted harshly in ordering arrest of Dr KC who was only exercising right to protest (kp), Leaders express their solidarity (kp), Leaders support Dr KC while major parties keep mum (rep), Thousands stage protest against Dr KC’s arrest (ht), Hundreds gather at Maitighar in a show of solidarity with Dr KC (kp), Social networking sites flooded with messages of support (ht), UML, Maoist Centre form panel to prepare for Upper House poll: Task force to make necessary preparations also for proportional  representation results and formation of provincial governments, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Delay & Dilemma in UML-MC Unification, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), Writ against govt implementation of CISP, CDP, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Make public probe report on Tikapur incident soon: RJP-N (kp), Govt to fix temp ‘meeting venues’, not state HQs (kp), One year term extension won’t do: TRC reps; Conflict victims say that inept transitional justice bodies also to blame for delay in investigation of war-era cases (kp), TRC members should quit if they can’t do their job: Conflict victims (ht), Left alliance forms taskforce to form provincial govts (rep), Disputes on land passed by the 'people's government' surface again, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep), Cause of deadlock: Ongoing political imbroglio rests with differing interpretation of constitutional provision on one third female representation, by Narayan Manandhar (rep)

09/01/2018: Calls for amendment to laws before extending tenure of TJ bodies: Rights activists have warned that extension of  the terms of TRC and CIEDP in status quo would  be unacceptable to them (kp), Fasting doc held in contempt case: Detained at Singha Durbar Police Circle; Due to be presented to the Supreme Court today for statement, by Manish Gautam (kp), Dr Govinda KC arrested for contempt of court, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht), Dr KC arrested after SC summons on contempt charge (rep), FNJ flays police interference in media: Press Council acting chair says that as per Article 19 of the constitution, police cannot ask journalists to reveal their sources (kp), Woman Dies in Chhaupadi practice: Chhaupadi tradition  was criminalised by  the government  in August 2017, by Menuka Dhungana (kp), Woman in Achham dies in Chhaupadi shed, by Khamma Khatri (rep), Capitalism of capitals: Unnecessary politicking and muscle flexing in picking provincial capitals must stop if federalism is to be successful, by Achyut Wagle (kp), The end of ideology: Left forces have to move forward with a vision for development and commitment towards good governance, by Atul K. Thakur (kp), That’s public money: Political leaders should stop abusing the  financial system by spending as they please, by Durga D. Poudel (kp), The realm of everyday violence: Moments of violence cannot be isolated from the processes of normal politics in South Asia, by Jyotika Rimal (kp), Roadmap for Prosperity, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn), Quake victims’ children suffer from pneumonia (ht), Face the inevitable: If Prime Minister Deuba schemes to prolong his stay in power, it will agitate people and they might come forward for the third movement, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep)

08/01/2018: Responsibility: Parties need to take, not run away from, difficult decisions such as choice of provincial capitals (kp), Oli-Dahal meeting: UML, Maoist Centre agree to kickstart merger process, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Oli, Dahal to intensify bid to unify their parties, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Withholding poll results ploy to curb women’s representation: Nembang (kp) [And why did the parties nominate hardly any female candidates for the FPTP election system?], Truth on Disappeared Fleeting, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), CIAA probing graft charges against poll panel (ht), Provincial assemblies’ annual operational cost could exceed Rs 2.55bn (ht), Revised list of RJP-N, RPP provincial PR poll winners incorrect: EC (ht), FSFN, RJPN may support UML-led govt, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep), Supreme Court reinstates Dr Sharma as IoM dean (ht), SC ruling on IoM dean splits legal experts (kp)

07/01/2018: Conflict victims working on demand paper: With support from donors, Conflict Victims Common Platform is finalising the paper defining criteria and schemes for reparation by categorising victims (kp), Tenure extension of transitional justice mechanisms unjustifiable: Victims (ht), Parties' false campaign promises enrage voters in many cities, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), Elected officials failing to meet promises irks locals, by Raju Adhikari (rep), Election Commission Under Scrutiny?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), State representation row: EC writes to RJP-N again for revising candidate list; EC official warns party  of accepting only the  candidates that meet the representation criteria, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), No headway in UML-Maoist merger; Oli, Dahal fail to meet, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Whither civic sense? Political stability depends on political culture of political actors and the extent to which citizens carry out civic responsibilities, by Meena Bhatta (rep)

06/01/2018: Upper house vote on Feb 7: Displeased at the delayed date, the UML says it will take part in the National Assembly elections  nonetheless (kp), Govt not to name state HQs sans consensus, by Anil Giri (kp), Ordinance for extending TJ commissions’ tenure (kp), TRC investigates 285 plaints in seven months (ht), CIEDP draws flak for not tracking down disappeared: Sudden confirmation of kin's death angers families of conflict victims, by Arjun Oli (rep), The gang of five: Well, the lefties will get to enjoy most of the freebies but you never know when alliances  break down and our chor netas switch sides to form another government, by Guffadi (kp) [satirical truth], CEC meets CIAA chief, auditor general amid graft allegations (rep), Most rural municipal wards without secretaries (rep), Prime Minister’s Last Main Duties, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

05/01/2018: EC could seek deal on declaring poll results: Election commissioners say they are under pressure from political parties and their unions to announce poll results (kp), President tells EC to hold talks with parties (ht), 1st Provincial Assembly meet A month away (kp), On Left ‘silence’, govt to name state chiefs, HQs: Since no concrete suggestion came up in 5-party meeting, the government is expected to take decisions on its own (kp), All-party meet fails to reach consensus: UML chair for National Assembly poll on January 24, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht), Conflict victims want their personal details secured (kp), Uncertainty clouds left alliance unification talks, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Game of thrones, by Om Astha Rai (nt), Two persons, two eras: KP Oli has been given a chance to make a real difference, something that was stripped away from BP Koirala in 1960, by Deepak KC (kp), Many civil servants unwilling to go to local levels, by Rupesh Acharya (ht)

04/01/2018: PR results can’t be announced before Upper House polls: EC (kp), NC, Tarai parties persuade Dahal to lead new govt (kp), Dahal not to become PM with NC support (ht), Dahal against forming govt outside left alliance (rep), Common cause: Only time will tell if Janajatis and Madhesis will align themselves to fight for the rights of the marginalised, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Difficulties to Materialise Left Unification, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Agenda for New Government, by Mukti Rijal (rn), New ordinance to extend term of TRC, CIEDP by a year, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep)

03/01/2018: Act soon: The beauty of democracy is swift and peaceful transfer of power to the party winning the people’s mandate (ht), Upper House poll slated for Feb 8: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav suggests the date in a meeting with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Baluwatar on Tuesday evening, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), EC recommends NA election on Feb 8 (ht), Left alliance’s pressure on EC irks Congress (kp), Cumbersome Constitutional Provisions, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), 3 out of 6 parties err on women’s representation (kp) [including the NC!], PM calls five-party meet (kp), Government proposes interim headquarters for all provinces (ht), Temporary headquarters of 7 provinces proposed (rn), Maoist Centre for party chair if Oli made PM, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Better Order After the polls?, by Shyam KC (rn), Warrant issued to arrest MP-elect Silwal, by Manish Gautam (kp), Lack of necessary laws affecting performance of local levels (ht), Classes at quake-damaged schools still under tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep), Govt silent on institutionalized corruption: TI Nepal (rep)

02/01/2018: CIEDP declares 400 missing people killed ‘without probe’ (ht), Left presses EC to publish poll results soon (kp), 6 parties to resend proportional lists (kp), Left alliance pressures EC to announce PR results (ht), Replicating chaos: The unplanned development of Kathmandu has been replicated all over the country, by Sujeev Shakya (kp), Shift to Poly-Centric Governance, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn), Delay in unification: Discussions stuck at organisational structure of unified communist party, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), Take quick decision: This issue must not be kept on hold for long. The political parties should also not unnecessarily flare up this issue (ht), UML bigwigs eye presidency as graceful exit from politics (rep), Deuba’s Strategy Worked, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

01/01/2018: PR results only after upper house vote: Yadav (kp), ‘No wait for upper house to form govt’ (kp), Slippery road ahead: Approval of NA election ordinance is a positive sign but govt formation is still distant (kp), Poll costs faked as spending goes through EC roof: To cloud expenditures past limit, candidates resort to fake reports, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Left Alliance on Shaky Ground?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), ‘Oli, Dahal should retire after party unity’ (kp), Fresh ideology for new party: Left alliance (kp), Left alliance energised voters but their vote wasn’t for a single party, interview with Krishna Khanal (kp), UML, CPN-MC dwell on sharing posts: Second-rung leaders have proposed party chair for CPN-MC if PM is from UML, by Rewati Sapkota (ht), ‘Merger only if left alliance abandons communist label’ (ht), Struggle will continue, says Mahato, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Discontent in parties over provincial PR (rep), Post-truth sovereignty: The question that will continue to vex most observers in 2018 is still the same: What makes Nepal tick despite all its absurdities?, by CK Lal (rep)

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