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Timetable:

4324 days since Delhi agreement of political parties
4172 days since King Gyanendra was forced to end his putsch
3960 days since Comprehensive Peace Agreement
3905 days since promulgation of Interim Constitution
3455 days since elections to CA-I
2824 days since CA-I committees presented suggestions
2063 days since SRC presented suggestions
1946 days since dissolution of CA-I
1405 days since elections to CA-II
0976 days since promised Constitution by CA-II failed
0839 days since non-inclusive deal by male Thagadari leaders
0735 days since promulgation of non-inclusive and so far not really implemented constitution through illegal procedure
(text of constitution)
0609 days since unilateral and non-inclusive first amendment of the new constitution
0129 days until the federal system has to be implemented including holding elections on all levels


Links to articles: Documents and websites:

24/09/2017: Results a precursor to season of alliance? Parties mull joining hands with ‘likeminded forces’ in upcoming polls (kp)

23/09/2017: MPs preparing to rush through HPE Bill: If passed in present form, it will directly benefit a handful of institutions; Lawmakers plan to put the Health Profession Education Bill to a vote in Parliament on Monday (kp), MPs propose changes to upper house,  prez polls bills, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Money, power had role in candidate selection: Ex-prez (kp), Flood recovery plan set to exclude tenant farmers: While the government announced a Rs 1.25 billion agricultural recovery package, this aid is unlikely to reach farmers because they lack formal documentation certifying tenancy, by Petert Gill and Bhola Paswan (kp), The Tragedy at Tundikhel: Tundikhel was home to rubble accumulated from Kathmandu’s most important heritage sites. This week, 25-tonne excavators nonchalantly scattered them to the wind, by Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga (kp)

22/09/2017: Fighting corruption: The cancer of corruption is eating away at Nepal, leading to state indebtedness, insolvency and chaos, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp), The dead, and the dying: Nanda Prasad Adhikari is dead, but his family’s quest for justice for his murdered son is not, by Om Astha Rai (nt)

21/09/2017: Constitutional Rhetoric And Reality, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Criminal Code: Chhaupadi and community, by Mukesh Adhikari (ht), 29 months on, many quake victims yet to get first installment of grant, by Kisaa Sangit Nepali (rep), Washington consensus: There is some substance to the argument that American focus in Nepal is to contain China, which has been true since the start of US-Nepal ties, by Biswas Baral (rep), The prime minister does not seem serious on corruption, interview with Suryanath Upadhyay (rep)

20/09/2017: The Third Constitution Day, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km), Constitution Taking Effect, Gradually, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), A Long Wait But What Now?, by Shyam KC (rn), Induction of state ministers breaches election code: EC (kp), Power games: Various attempts have been made to curtail the authority of the local governments, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp), Nepal’s vertical fiscal gap to be widest in federal countries: This income generation arrangement implies tax collection in federal Nepal will not be significantly different from the unitary system, as approximately 80 to 85 percent of the total revenue is likely to remain with the central government, says the report (kp), Cleaning up government, by Alaina B. Teplitz (rep), Yes, they can: Our major donors should ensure that the funds they contribute for Nepa's development  do not end up in pockets of corrupt politicians, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep)

19/09/2017: Dearth of honesty: The state can be stable, democratic and progressive only if we follow the rule of law, by Sushila Karki (kp), People vote in Province 2 with fervour: EC’s early  estimates put voter turnout at 73 percent (kp), Constitution implementation moves ahead with all parties joining polls: Effective implementation depends on how well three tiers of government function: Constitutional expert, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Democracy And Political Stability, by Angur Baba Joshi (rn)

18/09/2017: Race to the end: Lawmakers yet to pass important legislation, even as Dasain will make Parliament inactive (kp) Province 2 votes today: Chief Election Commissioner Yadav requests people to ‘give one day for the nation', by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Despite setbacks, the implementation of the constitution is commendable, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp), Venues of provincial assemblies not determined yet (ht), Udaypur local level reps after personal gains, by Shyam Rai (ht), Capital expenditure stands at 1.27pc of total allocation (ht), Connecting the dots: The evolving narrative of exploitation and domination established by the Madhesi uprising is only a part of a much larger national story, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep)

17/09/2017: Changing Discourse Of Madhes Politics, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), No end to Rasuwa’s tent treatment: Health facility destroyed in 2015 earthquake yet to be rebuilt, by Balaram Ghimire (kp), Government issues CDP regulation (ht)

16/09/2017: CIAA, PMO concerned about projects for MPs: Caution about misuse of Rs 10 billion for constituency development; Lawmakers have been asked to submit projects under Constituency Infrastructure Special Programme and Constituency Development Programme by Oct 17 (kp), Local Government In Limbo, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Thawang chief kidnapped by cadres of Chand-led party: CPN members say they will release Ghartimagar after interrogation, by Kashiram Dangi (kp), Whose government is it anyway? Most politicians appear to have of humble backgrounds. But why this utter neglect of helpless people when corrupt officials enjoy impunity?, by Mohan Guragain (kp)

15/09/2017: Infra for provincial assemblies: Govt preparation far from satisfactory; Federal parliaments set to commence business from first week of Jan, by Binod Ghimire (kp), MP’s vote to be equivalent to 79 votes: Bills on presidential, national assembly polls registered (ht), Civic body chief’s vote to have a weightage of 18 (ht), Selfish motive: If the former lawmakers deserve medical facilities why cannot the general public get the same facilities in government hospitals? (ht), Civil society to the fray: You cannot wake up someone pretending to sleep, by Dinkar Nepal (nt)

14/09/2017: Democracy Slips Into Elective Despotism, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Projects for lawmakers: Incumbent MPs may have ‘unfair’ advantage; EC says ‘hands tied’ over projects under constituency development and infrastructure programmes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Cabinet expansion violates poll code, but can’t do anything: CEC Yadav (kp), Bill on National Assembly members registered: The bill has proposed the first-past-the-post  Bloc Voting Electoral System - similar to the  one adopted for the local level elections - to elect  members of the National Assembly, by Binod Ghimire (kp), 2.66 local unit votes equal 1 provincial assembly vote, by Ashok Dahal (rep), How Nepal has voted: Fair competition enables members of the janajati populace to rise to leadership positions, by Krishna Prasad Upadhyaya and Krishna Prasad Sharma (kp), Bid to pass bill on VIP facilities on: Lawmakers want pay and perks for former MPs as well (ht), Musahars ask for citizenship with candidates seeking votes, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep)

13/09/2017: Fallacy of federal façade: Nepalis seem oblivious to the fact that federalism by its very concept is a shared rule, by Achyut Wagle (kp), A Compulsion Of Coalition Culture, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn) [This does not excuse the high number of members of the Council of Ministers! Besides, the number of ministries must be reduced to not more than 15!!], ‘Further expansion of Cabinet possible’ (kp) [Mr Deuba, you should contact a psychiatrist!], Cabinet expansion a compulsion, says Prime Minister Deuba (ht), Musical chairs: Using Cabinet seats as political currency is unethical and an administrative burden (kp), Govt fails to curb foreign junkets of ministers, officials (kp)

12/09/2017: Big III stay mum on corruption scandals (ht), Deuba, ministers to draw Rs 14m  a month from the state coffers, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), PM, ministers yet to furnish property details: Should have done so by first week of August, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp), MPs press for lifelong perks as retirement draws near (kp), Calendar for two major polls unveiled (kp), EC unveils provincial, parliamentary poll schedule:  Candidates to file nominations for FPTP system on October 22 8ht), The amendment farce: Madhesis feel let down by their parties as they have painted themselves into a corner, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp), Even candidates don't know how to vote!, by Balkrishna Adhikari and Suresh Yadav (rep), Dalits in Saptari disappointed over election ticket snub: 'Political parties have taken us only as vote banks', by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep)

11/09/2017: UN special rapporteurs invited for inspection visit (kp), The state of the race: Holding elections without addressing concerns is not sufficient to placate the population in the Tarai (kp), Madhesi rights movement will continue even though RJP-N has entered elections, interview with Tula Narayan Shah, executive director of the Nepal Madhesh Foundation (kp), Parties put aside statute amendment, seek votes through promises of development, by Balkrishna Adhikari and Suresh Yadav (rep), Province 2 puzzle: Many of them know that results of local polls have nothing to do with the task of constitution amendment, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep), The Black September: With the grounds of grievances and resentment still intact, the possibility of further uprisings in Madhes can never be ruled out, by CK Lal (rep), PM Deuba set to expand Cabinet for fifth time today: Four Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Prajatantrik) leaders to be sworn in; Cabinet to have 54 members, breaking all records (kp) [Criminal procedure! Nepal needs neither constitution nor other laws nor a SC as long as the politicians do what they like while continuing their power games!!], 54! Deuba set to induct four more ministers today (rep), EC warns against cabinet expansion (rep), PM Deuba expands Cabinet, inducts 3 Ministers, 1 State Minister (ht), Democracy as a way of life: Schools have the potential to give citizens the power of self-direction. by Tom Robertson (kp), Parliamentary panel endorses local govt bill: Civic bodies to have power to register land and issue ownership certificates, as per its provisions, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Crucial bills: Time is running out for the political parties and Parliament to pass the bills for which political parties need to reach consensus (ht), CIAA urges media, public not to question its probes (rep), PAC preparing to grill DPM Shrestha for inaction against Sajha chief, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep)

10/09/2017: Federal and provincial elections: EC’s plan to publish poll schedule put off; The poll body, however, has asked parties to inform it by Tuesday about the places from where they want to  contest elections (kp), RJP-Nepal views NC as its main competitor (kp), No budget allocation for local polls in Province 2 (kp), EC invites int'l observers for province, parliament polls (rep), Foreign firms invited to enlist for poll observation: EC says presence of  international observers adds to the credibility of elections (kp), Dalit women come forward to assume leadership (kp), For the common good: Nepal’s media is unable to reflect public interests, even though it should, by Aashish Mishra (kp), Fate of three dozen bills uncertain, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), EC directs ministry to set up DCCs (ht), Flood-displaced locals in Sarlahi await support from government (ht) [Another case of denial of assistance!!]

09/09/2017: Madhesi panel bill endorsed: Tharu, Muslim commission bills stuck for lack of quorum, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Parliament passes Madhesi Commission Bill unanimously (ht), Crucial bills stuck in House for lack of quorum, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Coalition govts bane of Nepal’s foreign policy? Experts say matters get complicated at times when there are prime minister and foreign minister from different parties, by Anil Giri (kp), Poll code affecting relief works, Deuba tells EC: Code of conduct for federal and provincial elections—to be held on Nov 26 and  Dec 7— has been in place since August 30 (kp) [???], Charter revision on parties’ poll agenda (kp), 100 days of incompetence, by Guffadi (kp), Fourteen-year-old dies in police custody (kp), Government urged to guarantee social security of journalists (ht), Ruling party MP flays minister staying mum on NOC scam (rep), Suspend corruption-accused, tweets US envoy (rep), Family of drowned girls yet to get promised relief, by Madan Thakur (rep)

08/09/2017: Mayor Shakya blames limited rights for failure: Says govt still holds sway on local development issues, by Anup Ojha (kp), Local Level Governance Bill to be tabled in full House on Sunday (ht), Stability begins at home: Petty partisan politics over foreign policy for short-term electoral gains will leave the door open for outside interference, by Sarin Ghimire (kp), Chhaupadi tradition: Uneducated belief, by Usha Maharjan Wall (ht) [And why is it practised by people who pretend to be educated as well, especially in Western and Far Western Nepal?], Day of the Carpetbagger: Gangamaya's hunger strike for justice is tied directly to Nepal's economic progress, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt)

07/09/2017: State of perfidy: Corruption has seeped into every pore of our polity, by Deepak Thapa (kp), Controversial Bohora set to become minister again (rep) [There cannot be enough corrupt politicians in the government!!], Voters disappointed by performance of local representatives, by Raju Adhikari (rep)

06/09/2017: Criminalisation of Chhaupadi: Bajhang women sceptical about effective implementation of law, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp), Saving their honor: While Chhaupadi ban is indeed a major step towards women’s empowerment and emancipation in our highly patriarchal society, it also has many hitherto ignored ramifications, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep), Lack of funds, disease outbreaks compound flood victims’ misery’ (kp), Flood victims accuse parties of ignoring their plights, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep), Landslide survivors say aid has not reached them yet: Landslide-displaced families from the indigenous Chepang communities in Santhali, Sarling and Shyamrang villages of Chitwan are living like destitutes, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp), Muted voices: Ideas such as ‘right to no vote’ should have been discussed before lawmakers dropped them (kp), Conflict victims: The mechanical way of taking statements will neither reveal the truth nor heal the trauma, by Suman Adhikari (kp), IFJ urges Nepal to discourage false lawsuits aimed at silencing media (rep)

05/09/2017: House endorses two election-related bills, by Binod Ghimire (kp) [SC decisions are once again not of any interest for politicians!!], Poll bills clear parliament after amendment dropped, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Hold all polls by Jan 21: SC to govt (ht), Two EC secretaries changed in five days, by Arjun Poudel (ht) [????], What’s gone wrong? A nation engrossed with lawlessness and democratic deficit is a blueprint for a failed state, by Anurag Devkota (kp), Three weeks on, flood victims still await relief (ht) [!!!!], Local units fleecing flood victims (ht), Viral fever takes hold of flood victims, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep), Against Mafiatantra: We need another non-violent revolution to establish rule of law and make corrupt politicians accountable for their dirty actions, by Jagannath Lamichhane (rep)

04/09/2017: The Wait Unto Death For Justice, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), CDC was given unrealistic 21-day deadline for constituency delimitation, interview with Balananda (kp), Not now: Right to recall provision would likely lead to a spate of recall moves one or two years after the election, and it would not do good to anybody (ht)

03/09/2017: Govt and EC at odds over ‘early’ election code (kp), Right to recall unlikely in new election bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Flood victims demand safe land to build new houses, by Amar Khadka (rep)

02/09/2017: RJP-N takes exception to new constituencies, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Parties disappointed over delineation of electoral constituencies, by Narahari Sapkota (rep), SAC split on poll bill contents: Postpones its meeting till Monday (ht), Oppn MPs accuse NC of delaying poll bills (kp), New local reps unable to keep poll promises (rep), Transparency question in parties’ finances: With single leader spending millions during elections, civil society leaders wonder if the parties’ reports are close to reality, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), A flood of grievances: A reporter’s diary from a week-long field visit to the flood-hit Tarai, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), 19 students die, 1 million still unable to go to school in flood-hit districts, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep), A decade on, victims of insurgency still living with scars, by Anita Shrestha (ht)

01/09/2017: Without a trace: Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms have fallen sorely short of international standards (kp), Disappearance of justice (nt), Murder convict released at the order of Home Minister Sharma, by Upendra Yadav (rep), SAC set to pass poll bill as NC MPs ready to drop amendment bid; As many as 18 NC lawmakers have proposed amendments to the bill, demanding that even the corruption-convicted should be allowed to contes elections three years after serving their jail sentences (rep) [!?], NOC chief sues Nagarik for defamation, seeks Rs 800m damages (rep), EC divides districts for two phases of elections (kp), Important step: Some districts seem to be over or under-represented because of differences in population distribution (ht), Government yet to send relief to flood-affected Morgaun in Parsa: Hunger and diseases have started to stalk the village. Children, elderly, pregnant women and new mothers  have been greatly affected, by Shankar Acharya (kp), Right to vote: Ensure accessible polling booths so that persons with disabilities are not disenfranchised, by Pragya Lamsal (kp), New districts operating sans admin set-up: Rukum, Nawalparasi chief district officers in the dark about new entities (ht)

31/08/2017: Hope fades for families of disappeared (kp), ICJ calls for criminalising enforced disappearance (kp), ICJ tells nations to criminalise enforced disappearance (ht), Provide justice: As it may take a long time to settle all cases, the settled cases should be forwarded for necessary action (ht), CDC submits its report with 165 electoral constituencies: Move takes the country one more step towards the implementation of the constitution, by Sanjeev Giri (kp), CDC creates 495 constituencies (ht), Govt decides to hold polls in two phases: First round on Nov 26, second on Dec 7 (kp), Govt decision to hold polls in 2 phases irks UML, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp), Republican Structure As Desired By People, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Local levels’ functioning affected (ht), Hunger and diseases further victimize flood victims, by Kalendra Sejuwal and Arjun Oli (rep)

30/08/2017: The disappeared: The state must deliver justice and criminalise enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp), Frustration mounts among war victims’ families (kp), TRC mulling to set up liaison offices in all 75 districts (rep), Efforts on to minimise VAW: State Minister Hussen (ht) [Minimise??????], ‘Promotion of corruption in court disturbing’ (kp), Former supplies minister ‘involved’ in NOC land scam, by Dilip Poudel (rep), Local representatives helpless due to lack of laws, by Raju Adhikari (rep) [!!!!], No time to lose: CDC’s report is almost complete, now lawmakers and govt must help EC complete polls (kp), EC preparing for two-phase provincial, parliamentary polls: If it has its way, the second phase may be held on December 7 or 12 (ht), EC says better to hold polls in two phases: Cites logistics management and weather conditions among others, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Ruling parties expedite talks for electoral alliance for Sept 18 polls: NC and CPN (Maoist Centre) in discussion with RPP (Prajatantrik); plan to hold dialogue with RJP-N (kp), RJP-N activists hurl stones at UML event (kp). So-called Nationalists In Name Only, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

29/08/2017: Like homeless among ruins of their homes, by Pratap Bista (kp), Documentation error depriving quake victims of grants, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep), Kin of war victims from security forces seek ‘justice’, by Anita Shrestha (ht), CDC putting finishing touches to its report: Working on map with 495 constituencies it has carved out across country, by Sanjeev Giri (kp), PM defends his Delhi statute remarks at Parliament (kp), PM’s remarks on statute inappropriate: Dahal (kp), NC-Maoist bonhomie fading? (rep), Why amendment failed: A constitution amendment bill needs to be judged on whether it is welcomed by domestic constituencies, not on whether it gives ‘face saver’ to outsiders, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep)

28/08/2017: No excuses: Government must formulate long-term plans to help Nepali citizens regain their footing (kp), Parties in race to pick poll candidates (kp) [Obviously, the central leaders of the parties once again decide on the local candidates! This is the opposite of democracy and local participation!!], Will continue push for amendments: PM (kp) [???]

27/08/2017: NHRC in bid to blacklist rights violators: Culprits to be barred from travel abroad and state benefits; Individuals found guilty of human rights violations by NHRC probe will have their names made public, says Spokesperson Ansari (kp), CIEDP begins detailed study of complaints (ht), House rent tax: Collection dispute leaves taxpayers in confusion (kp) [Introduce necessary laws immediately and end the unitary state!!], Hundreds of flood survivors under grip of viral diseases, by Pawan Yadav, Shankar Acharya and Laxmi Sah (kp), Parties jostle to appease flood-hit voters with aid and relief materials (rep), 27 months on, doctors still treating quake-hit patients under tents, by Him Nath Devkota (rep) [correctly: 28 months!]

26/08/2017: Province 2 gears up for local polls, by Laxmi Sah, Bhusan Yadav and Pawan Yadav (kp), EC issues eight-point directive to government (ht), RJP-N expedites preparations (kp), Monsoon-related disasters: Govt to unveil rebuilding plan within three months (kp) [??], Pressure group for indigenous peoples’ rights: Inter-Party Indigenous Network represents  indigenous leaders from five parties and is support-ed by NEFIN and NFDIN (kp)

25/08/2017: Time to end impunity: Nepal should immediately ratify the ICC treaty to strengthen the national justice system, by Raj Kumar Siwakoti (kp), Chances of early poll acts slim (kp),  RJP-N announces to contest all polls: To use ‘cycle’ as election symbol, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Quantity over quality: Deuba has surpassed all records by installing a 50-member strong Cabinet (kp), PM’s gracious gifts, by Biswas Baral (rep), Leading from beneath: The one-door policy for flood relief was widely criticised, but it can work if newly-elected local governments take charge, by Sahina Shrestha (nt)

24/08/2017: Promise to decentralize Singha Durbar's power limited to slogan only, by Suman Malla (rep), Failure Of The Amendment Bill, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Resources For Local Govt, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Motive suspect as House panel sits on poll bills, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Election dates: Unless the constitution is amended giving the EC the right to declare election date(s) it has to abide by the government decision (ht), Time bound: To hold elections in a single phase, govt should prioritise crucial electoral legislation (kp), Fix roads before polls: EC to govt (kp), Joining polls: RJP-N set to announce today, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Political pantomimes: Constitutional proscription on cabinet size will be problematic if coalition governments are to be the norm in Nepal, by Deepak Thapa (kp)

23/08/2017: EC suggests govt to hold elections separately (kp), Deuba’s Cabinet largest ever: PM inducts 15 state ministers, 12 from his Nepali Congress party, to Council of Ministers, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Deuba inducts additional 15 state ministers in his cabinet (rep), Poll backers outweigh in RJP-N meet (kp), House panel directs govt to prepare integrated working plan (kp) [related to flood disaster], Dharan flood survivors off govt relief radar, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp), DoR seeks Rs 420m immediately (ht), Pass laws soon: The government and the parliament should make no further delay in making the laws holding elections of the three-tiers of government (ht), Chhaupadi in Jumla: Even health workers live in shed during menstruation, by DB Buda (rep), Women’s issues Laws to correct them, by Bijen Jonchhe (ht)

22/08/2017: Constitution amendment bill fails in Parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Amendment bill falls through in Parliament: Only 347 lawmakers, 48 short of two-third majority required to pass the bill, vote in its favour (ht), Year-long efforts at constitution amendment fail, by Ashok Dahal (rep), RJPN to contest polls despite amendment defeat (rep), Govt calls two major elections for Nov 26: The EC has said it will discuss government decision on holding two polls together and respond accordingly (kp), Both parliamentary, provincial polls on Nov 26: EC says same day polls is a challenge but is ready to face it to implement constitution (by Bhadra Sharma (rep), EC asks govt to ready logistics for Phase 3 polls: Election commissioner says damage caused by floods could create hurdles in holding the vote in Province 2 on Sept 18, by Shankar Acharya (kp), Not my candidate: The right to reject all candidates during elections is essential in a participatory democracy, by Saurav Karki (kp) [This is especially important under the system of nepotism that is prevalent in all Nepalese parties!!], Interim order against IoE, TU (ht) [continued discrimination on the basis of gender and citizenship!]

21/08/2017: Aid in collaboration: Supreme Court interim order against govt’s one-door policy on flood aid is welcome (kp), RPP stands against charter revision bill: With main opposition UML and the Thapa-led party deciding to vote against constitution amendment, slim chance of the bill being endorsed (kp) [Don't bother about what we said yesterday!! Tomorrow we will say the opposite again!], Eight state ministers sworn in (kp) [This means now 35 persons within the Council of Ministers; not more than 25 are allowed by the constitution!!], Proposed Second Amendment To The Constitution, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km), Governance and delivery: In a sick condition, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht). Altars of change: Excessive focus on violent methods of social change in Nepal often eclipses parallel non-violent methods, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep), Politics of relief: Some flood victims complained that party cadres had listed even those not affected by floods as flood victims, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep)

20/08/2017: Statute Amendment Bill Under Scanner, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), 50 amendments to be presented in House ‘today’; Parliament Secretariat: Voting on charter revision bill tomorrow (kp), Barrier to gender equality: Eliminating citizenship discrimination in Nepal is essential, by Wendy Yu (kp), Govt’s languid approach leaves flood victims hungry and angry, by Pawan Yadav (kp), Women, children deprived of treatment, by Santosh Singh (kp), Diseases break out in flood-hit areas (ht), Sunsari flood victims in miserable condition (ht), Existential crisis: With an electoral rout of small Madhesi parties in Province 2, the struggle for separate Madhes province or Madhesi-only province would be meaningless, by Sukhdev Shah (rep)

19/08/2017: Relief distribution: SC orders govt not to adopt one-door policy (kp), Stay on one-window relief delivery (ht), Govt decides to accept foreign aid (kp) [But only through the single government channel what is not allowed according the the SC decision!!], Lessons learnt: The government has once again adopted a one-door policy for the  distribution of relief materials, but reports from the ground  suggest this has only further complicated the process, by Binod Ghimire (kp), IFRC warns of grave humanitarian crisis (ht), In government we don't trust: Why is our own government stopping us from helping  our brothers and sisters?, by Guffadi (kp), Meagre ration infuriates flood survivors, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), EVM use ruled out in upcoming polls: EC says there would be little time to teach people how to vote electronically even if procurement is rushed (kp), Nine local levels added to Province 2 (ht)

18/08/2017: Fear of diseases looms in the wake of floods: Experts call for urgent steps to supply water, sanitation and medicines: Most of the flood survivors are left with no option than to spend nights under the open sky  without basic facilities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Pawan Yadav (kp), Not enough: Television footage of the rice distributed in some areas shows spoiled rice, and such are the allegations also as to the distribution of clothes (ht), Surviving the flood: Hazards of floodwaters could carry into future crop cycles in the absence of proper initiatives (kp), Disastrous unpreparedness, by Ajaya Dixit (nt), Both polls to be held together most likely on November 20: Govt preparing to announce date by Sunday after consulting with EC, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), EC, parties agree to hold provincial, parliamentary elections by Nov 23 (rep), Poll panel for holding both elections together: ‘Will have to conduct them in two phases — on Nov 20, Dec 7’ (ht), Rights defenders object to Lama’s promotion (kp), Additional 2,264 cases registered with TRC: The second deadline for insurgency victims to file their pleas ended  on August 11, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Ending chhaupadi system: Comprehensive approach required, by Valerie Julliand, Giulia Vallese annd Wenny Kusuma (ht), Rs 7 billion spent on ritualistic inspections, monitoring, by Surendra Paudel  (rep)

17/08/2017: Go for the doctor: Time to start a public debate to stop lawmakers from profiteering at the expense of the people (kp), Making Local Leaders Capable, by Mukti Rijal (rn), RJP-N Finally Comes To Its Senses, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), Floodwaters wipe out Rs 8b worth of crops: Damage could cast a shadow on the economy that was on rebound; Disaster likely to create pressure on farmer incomes and inflation, by Sangam Prasain (kp), Flood survivors feel snubbed as they wait for relief to arrive, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), Jhapa flood victims under viral fever grip: A local health post official says the facility is running out of medicines, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp), Disease follows deluge: Flood-displaced people falling ill in Morang, Sunsari, by Hari Adhikari and Sanrosh Kafle (ht), Statute revision: Clause-wise discussion on amendment bill starts; To be put to vote in Parliament most likely on Monday, by Binod Ghimire (kp), EC says difficult to hold two major polls together (kp), Disaster nation: Perhaps the recent flood disaster will awaken the ruling class and push them in the right direction, by Pramod Mishra (kp) [Stop dreaming!!]

16/08/2017: Reconstruction fiasco: Quake survivors are living wretched lives as the government can’t get its act together, by Umesh Pokharel (kp), Rain drain: Govt should coordinate helping hands from  private donors and individuals, not create hurdles (kp), Flood victims await relief, rehabilitation (ht), Starving flood victims struggling for food, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep), Threat of diseases looms in southern plains (kp), Essential medicines, health workers wanting: Dhurmus Suntali Foundation (kp), Tilathi villagers not to accept govt relief: Say the state has always given short shrift to them, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), People camp out on postal highway awaiting relief, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp), Cabinet extends CDC’s tenure by 15 days: CDC officials say their work was affected by the SC’s ruling last week that cleared way for adding new federal units in Province 2 (kp), EC asks govt to announce date for polls immediately (ht), Rolpa Municipality to formulate laws to validate insurgency-era decisions, by Dinesh Subedi (rep)

15/08/2017: Flood toll soars to 91, victims await relief: Local officials call for immediate measures to prevent disease outbreaks (kp), Death toll reaches 91, six million people affected (rep), Death toll rises as floodwaters recede (ht), Delay in relief puts flood hit people at risk: Many families have not had anything to eat in days; Polluted water and poor sanitation raise fear of disease outbreaks, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp), Thousands displaced in central Tarai districts (kp), Over 35 taken ill with diarrhoea and dysentery in Mahottari (kp), Victims cold and hungry while govt sits on billions in relief funds (rep), Govt adopts 1-door policy on relief distribution (kp) [And in front of this single door sit politicians and administrators who do nothing, just as after the earthquakes of 2015!!], Relief materials yet to reach victims (ht) [!!!], Assess the situation fast: Latest disasters could push the  vulnerable back into the trap of poverty (kp), Do it well: In future, further actions need to be taken to minimize the havoc that may be created by the monsoon rains (ht), Discussion on statute revision bill delayed (kp), Keep on voting: Election season is in full swing, and archaic practices and laws need to be reformed, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp), Unity in adversity: Let’s join hands to turn this challenge in the form of massive floods in Tarai into an opportunity to unite the whole country, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep)

14/08/2017: Disastrous disaster preparedness: Diplomacy and institutional setup in disaster risk management would benefit us all, by Achyut Wagle (kp), Floods claim 57 lives across country: Unusual weather phenomenon hits all of the country, inundating whole of Tarai and affecting the Hills as well, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), Death toll rises to 66, over 35 still missing in floods, landslides (ht), Flood death toll climbs to 80: Nepal Police, by KP Dhungana (rep), Health experts warn of disease outbreaks (kp), Govt offers to buy Manmohan College: CPN-UML lawmaker Pandey turns down PM Deuba’s proposal, by Manish Gautam (kp), Govt to EC: Give RJP-N single election symbol (kp), Electoral symbol can’t be awarded to RJP: EC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), RJPN and elections: Participation important, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht)

13/08/2017: At least 30 killed in floods, landslides: 15,000 houses inundated in Saptari, 50,000 people affected; Highways, hundreds of settlements affected in other districts (kp), 28 killed, 11 missing in floods and landslides (ht), Monsoon wreaks havoc, claims 30 (rep), Death toll reaches to 49; more rainfall forecasted during evening (rep), Incessant rainfall wreaks havoc in Tarai (ht), Heavy rains to continue for a few days: DoHM, ba Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), Resolute in determination, Dr KC refuses to budge, by Manish Gautam (kp), Dr KC disagrees to revision, no talks held, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht), Thousands participate in rally held to express solidarity with agitating Dr KC (ht), RJP-N Returns To Sanity, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Young, gifted and held back: A platform must be created to harness youth-based skills in order to transform the state, by Brabim Kumar (kp)

12/08/2017: Corruption And Political Protection, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Heartless hoodlums: Are you a psychopath? Yes. A pathological liar? Yes. A narcissist? Yes. Then welcome to Nepali politics, by Guffadi (kp), SC orders release of Chudamani Sharma: Graft case to be settled by the Special Court, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Fresh changes in HPE Bill fail to convince Dr KC: Fasting surgeon says blanket ban on new medical schools in Valley for 10 years a must, by Manish Gautam (kp), Amendment bill to be put to vote soon: RJP-Nepal to take part in Province 2 local level polls (ht), RJP-Nepal agrees to take part in Phase III local polls: Constitution  amendment bill to be put to vote most likely on Tuesday, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Yadav roots for provincial polls before parliamentary elections (ht), Political And Bureaucratic Hurdles To Development, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km)

11/08/2017: Ending bad blood: Criminalising the practice of Chhaupadi is a milestone in Nepali women’s fight against patriarchy, by Supriya Gurung (kp), Parliamentary taskforce ignores Dr KC’s calls: Finalises HPE Bill with some crucial amendments, by Manish Gautam (kp), Parliament’s HR Committee directs govt to save Dr KC’s life, by Ashok Dala (rep), Nepal’s healer, by Biswas Baral (rep), Govt docs to boycott outpatient services (kp), Medical services to be shut from today (ht), Dr KC to continue fast unto death until his demands are met, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht), Pleasure Of Self-infliction, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), Increasing number of local units: SC vacates its earlier interim order, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Constituency Conundrum: Balancing population and geography will be the biggest  challenge in ensuring proportionate representation, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp), Vote of confidence: The Election Commission should be strengthened to make it a bulwark of democracy, by Bishnu Hari Marasini (kp), 3-party dictatorship (nt), Fix a date, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt)

10/08/2017: A deal that disregards Dr KC’s demand: Colleges ‘that meet the criteria’ to get affiliation before HPE Bill passed, by Manish Gautam (kp) [Long live corruption and selfish interests of politicians!!], Doctors’ associations threaten stern protests: Ask the government to address Dr KC’s demands without further delay (ht), Medics, civil society members stage protests to push Dr KC's demands (rep 10/08/2017), New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom (kp), Nepali society will rise to ensure justice, interview with Biraj Patnaik, AI Regional Director for South Asia (kp), Experts say Doklam standoff opens avenue for Nepal to settle its boundary issues: Experts say Nepal has a perfect opportunity to raise its boundary issues, as Kathmandu will be hosting two high-profile guests from the south and the north in the coming week, by Anil Giri (kp), Voice of the people: The UML promotes one type of nationalism in Nepal, but will all their cadres follow?, by Deepak Thapa (kp), Constituency Delineation Concerns, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Corruption, Corruption Everywhere!, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), The impeachment motion came to forestall verdict on Fewa Lake, interview with Sushila Karki (rep) [!!]

09/08/2017: ICJ calls for reforms in transitional justice bodies (kp) [see discussion paper by ICJ], Tired of waiting: Quake reconstruction work should be delegated to the local level for faster results, by Jeevan Baniya (kp), Mercury poisoning: Govt’s ratification delay raises fears, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp), House to pass bills on criminal code today (ht), RJP-N decides to boycott civic polls: To announce protest programmes after a week (ht) [In a democratic state, no political party has any right to act without the people's mandate!!], EC asks govt to announce date for elections pronto (ht), The Gorkha Empire: The concept of ‘unification of Nepal’ with Prithvi Narayan Shah as the hero who unified Nepal began to take root after the Shah restoration of 1951, by Binayak Sundas (rep)

08/08/2017: Prepare for both polls together, Deuba tells EC: Election officials ask govt to fix dates by August 17 (kp), Hold provincial, parliamentary polls together, PM tells EC: Poll panel pitches for use of EVMs (ht), RPP Prajatantrik to join govt after registration (kp) [??], Undeclared borders: The centre has created a cut-off point defined by physical boundaries and devised mechanisms that perpetuate difference, by Kalpana Jha (kp)

07/08/2017: RJP-N teams to talk about polls (kp), Rana splits RPP to form new party: The Rana faction claims support of 22 lawmakers and  72 central committee members from Thapa-led party (kp), RPP splits as Rana applies for new party (rep), Renu’s victory fails to impress Maoist leaders (kp)

06/08/2017: Renu Dahal turns the tables on Devi Gyawali: Wins the mayoral race securing 43,127 votes against her rival’s 42,924 (kp), Renu Dahal elected mayor of Bharatpur metropolis: It’s said participation of  NC cadres who had earlier abstained from voting ensured her victory (ht), UML won most seats with vote share like NC’s, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Rainbow of KC’s Satyagraha: Dr KC seeks to tear through the conundrum of self-serving political elites in government, by Abhi Subedi (kp), Province 2 Election: Stage Set For One-upmanship, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Denial of citizenship top complaint at home ministry (ht), Locals unimpressed with representatives' achievements, by Devendra Basnet (rep) [How shall they, without legal and financial regulations?], Local poll losses trigger blam game in NC, UML, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep)

05/08/2017: Internal dispute in RJP-N hits its decision on polls (kp), 75.58pc voter turnout in Bharatpur-19 (kp), Shanti Batika at Ratna Parkto be declared ‘protest zone’ (ht), Attention drawn to flood, landslip victims’ plight (ht)

04/08/2017: Constituency delimitation: So much to do, only a few days in hand; CDC, which has 2 weeks, is yet to fix basis for carving out constituencies (kp), CEC Yadav advises CDC on delineation: Says don’t overlap rural municipalities and division of wards (ht), MPs demand 55 FPTP seats for women (ht), CEC: Logistical issues if two polls held together (kp), EC weighs FPTP block voting for Nat’l Assembly, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Whither past deals? Ignoring Madhesi grievances will not make them go away; they have to be addressed, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp), Practice of corruption: Hindrance to nation-building, by Dinesh Thapa (ht), Federalism in jeopardy, by Iain Payne and Binayak Basnyat (nt)

03/08/2017: Decks cleared for setting up three commissions: House has endorsed bills related to formation of National Dalit Commission, National Inclusion Commission and Indigenous Nationality Commission (kp), EC’s voter registration boosts citizenship applicant numbers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp), No To Corrupt Politicians (rn), Lawmakers flay govt for having ‘soft corner’ for corrupt people (ht), Politicians and profiteers: Fulfilling Dr KC’s demands would adversely affect financial interests of political leaders (kp), Looking beyond the horizon: Politicians are more focused on maintaining power than on principles of justice and structural equality, by Pramod Mishra (kp), Lingering Of Amendment Bill, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), A ‘weakened’ RJP says its agenda still alive: Difference of opinions among the leaders shows the RJP-N is yet to become an organically united force, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Thakur presents RJP-N’s political document: Party not to participate in elections till constitution amendment bill is passed (ht) [Go to the elections with all your demands to get democratic legimisation! Else, you will disqualify yourself from participation in all future discussions!], NC, Maoist Center seek poll alliance against UML in Tarai, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 03/08/2017), Unfinished business: Local officials have been elected, now their authority must be spelt out through laws, by Anurag Devkota (kp), Lawmakers for letting EC decide poll dates (kp), Nepal-India 1950 treaty: Nepali EPG side on horns of dilemma; Seeks suggestion whether to amend pact or replace it with a new one (kp)

02/08/2017: Re-election in Ward 19 of Bharatpur on Friday, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp), Maoist Centre all for electoral alliances in Province 2: Dahal says his party will take initiatives to make Janakpur a metropolis, pledging an ‘international’ airport in the city (kp), Maoist Centre to forge poll alliance with two forums (ht), Four regime types: Nepal’s path to full democracy could be protracted unless the current crop of corrupt, feckless and feudal leaders are ousted, by Naresh Koirala (kp), Relief finally: Criticism has come from various quarters that a lot of money was spent out of the Welfare Fund to pay for junkets and other expenses of powerful people (ht), Dahal’s caretaker govt doled out Rs 167m to party cadres ahead of polls, by Bhasha Skarma (rep)

01/08/2017: Children of Nepali citizens by birth still being denied citizenship for lack of laws (ht), Demographic dividend: Today’s youngsters can turn into assets, or liabilities depending on country’s policies (kp), Awakening Urgency For Nepali Females, by Prem Khatry (rn), More teeth sought for NWC (ht), RPP to take call on amendment vote later (ht), Precedent set: Stern action should be taken against the violators who indulge in outrageous activities in the election process thereby serving as a deterrent (ht), Reconstruction by I/NGOs sluggish, by Narahari Sapkota and Devendra Basnet (rep 01/08/2017) [Such statements should not be generalised! In heavly affected districts where government support has not even started after almost two and a half years, there are villages where the reconstruction of houses is almost completed with the help of NGOs and foreign friends!!!], Making it work: Apart from being a step toward implementing constitution, local elections mark the first step to institutionalizing federalism, by Meena Bhatta (rep)

31/07/2017: Court upholds EC’s re-polling decision, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), SC orders re-poll in Bharatpur Ward 19 (rep), CEC Yadav sees logistical hurdles in holding two elections together (kp), Price of polls: PM and EC should make all efforts to hold provincial and general polls in one go if it’s politically feasible (kp), Constituency delimitation: Parties remain at odds over bases (kp), Elections should, and will, take place whether or not RJP-N is on board, interview with Narayan Kaji Shrestha, CPN-MC (kp), Remembering Ambedkar in Bangalore: Nepali Dalits lack the generations of affirmative action through reservations in politics, the civil service and other state organs, by David Gellner (kp), ‘Pass Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill’ (ht), Lawmakers demand immediate distribution of grant to quake survivors (rep), UML finalizes candidates of DDCC chair and deputy chairs in 19 districts (rep) [This is not democratic! The local level has do decide on these candiidates!], Realm of divertissements: Core issue of public life in Nepal is still Madhes. The longer PEON hides its face, higher will be the price of political avoidance, by CK Lal (rep)

30/07/2017: Smaller Parties: Balancer Or Spoiler?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Govt preparing to hold 2 major polls together: Says it will save money, ensure country does not miss Jan 21 deadline, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), Call to form 3 constituencies in Banke (kp), RJPN rift deepens ahead of crucial meets: Leaders threaten to quit party en masse, by Roshan Sedhai (rep), MPs for banning candidates for 10 yrs for involvement in tearing ballot papers (rep), Quake victims living in fear of landslips, floods (ht), The world forgetting, by the world forgot: Transitional justice is lost in transition in sluggish world of delays and apathy, by Reena Chikanbanjar (ht), Chhaupadi still prevalent in hilly districts, by Govind KC (rep), Province 2 manifesto: Poverty is the biggest challenge and it would be on the minds of the electorate when they go to the polls on September 18, by Sukhdev Shah (rep)

29/07/2017: EC mulling single ballot paper for FPTP, PR: Plans to propose the idea if provincial and federal polls are held together; What the poll body is planning, however, has drawn mixed reactions, with some saying it will avoid confusion among voters and others saying it limits people’s choice, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Constitution amendment: Bill will be put to vote after RJP-N’s consent: Nidhi, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), The Sluggish Pace Of Govt, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), The looting continues!, by Guffadi (kp) [satirical], RPP settles for supporting govt without Cabinet share: Even if the party with 37 lawmakers pulls the plug, the government will continue to have a majority in Parliament (kp)

28/07/2017: Case for deliberative polls: It is now time to place informed public opinion  at the forefront of our democratic culture, by Namit Wagley (kp), NEFIN for ensuring proportional representation in all elections: After consulting with indigenous lawmakers from several parties, NEFIN drafts amendment proposals to the election bills (kp), The real deal or a flight of fancy? Newly appointed ministers make tall promises after assuming  office, many call them ‘overambitious and vacuous (kp), Prime minister urges EC to cut invalid votes: To curb invalid votes, election commissioners propose using electronic voting machines in the provincial  and federal parliaments (kp) [The problem is the system and the chaotic politics! It cannot be solved by EVMs!], PM proposes holding provincial, parliamentary polls simultaneously, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), Huge financial irregularities in targeted programs, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep), Apex court verdict deferred for 10th time (rep) [This smells of political undermining of jurisdiction!], Little light: Whether Deuba goes for elections with or without the RJP will determine the success or failure of his fourth tenure as PM, by Om Astha Rai (nt)

27/07/2017: Fringe parties unite against threshold: 77 proposals registered seeking amendments to bills on federal parliament and provincial assemblies (kp), Plea For Executive Presidency, by Mukti Rijal (rn), More than 4 million votes cast in phase II civic polls invalid: EC (ht) [How can these elections be called fair and democratic??], PM Deuba inducts 19 ministers: 10 from NC, six from Maoist Centre, two from NLF and one from CPN (Samyukta) administered oath of office (kp), Prime minister inducts 19 new ministers (ht), RPP drops plan to join govt (kp) [Good decision! This anti-constitutional and non inclusive party is not of any use!!], Recovering the expenses: High election campaign costs provide legitimacy to political corruption, by Sanjaya Mahato (kp), Fifty-three bills need House consideration: It is the government’s duty to give business to the Parliament, by Rupesh Acharya (ht), Officers of most rural municipalties stay away from their workplaces (ht)

26/07/2017: Deuba set to induct 19 ministers today (kp) [But you are not even 2 months in office! And please respect that Article 76 of the constitution allows not more than 25 persons in the Council of Ministers! Your current plan would already bring the number to 27!!], Dispute within NC further delays cabinet expansion (rep), Town development committees: 2 ministries contest chief appointments (kp) [TDCs must be a local task without any intervention by the central level!!], Pressure builds within RJPN for poll participation (rep), Tikapur sees rise in number of people seeking citizenship certificates, by Yogesh Rawal (rep), Comedy of amendment: The claim that only Nepali constitution has rigid provisions on federal boundary changes is a big lie. The problem is that we tend to cite only Indian constitution, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep), Setting boundaries: Nepal must freeze for next 50 years the number of seats in House of Representatives, National Assembly and Provincial Assembly, by Govind Subedi (rep), Lawmakers concerned over last minute capital expenditure: Call for 'reward and punishment' approach to speed up work (rep)

25/07/2017: A road to nowhere: Attitude of the state and major political parties must change to reflect concern for conflict victims’ demand for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp), Constitution amendment: Cong CWC decides to put bill to vote (kp), NC to put amendment bill to vote: The party also decides to urge the government to add 22 local levels in Tarai districts as proposed by the previous government (ht), Bharatpur fracas: AG challenges petitioners’ right to move SC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Bharatpur lessons: Bharatpur would not have been significant if it were an isolated case, by Bishal Thapa (rep), Confusing elections: The Election Commission can reduce the number of invalid votes in Province 2 by using two ballot papers, by Birendra P. Mishra (rep), Prez, VP to be spared legal action for acts in office: Rs150,450 President’s monthly salary; Rs108,030 for the VP (kp) [True heirs of monarchy!]

24/07/2017: Superstition And Social Suppression, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), NC leaders for putting amendment bill to vote: Leaders speaking at the ongoing Central Working Committee meeting say the country must not be held hostage by lingering a single agenda (kp), Right to reject sought in new election bill (ht), Inter-party conflict: Barrier to development, by Sisir Bhandari (ht), Where’s the will? The constitution is largely Dalit-friendly but sadly few of its implementers, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (rep)

23/07/2017: New kind of politics: Most people in Nepal can’t claim they will be heard at their elected representative’s office, by Sumana Shrestha (rep) [see also interview with her: It’s easy to organise protests; the harder part is getting things done (kp 24/07/2017), Natural resources in federalism: Stakeholders call for clarity on regulations; Experts have long been calling for properly planned  state restructuring, as natural resources could easily turn into a curse from opportunity (kp), Flawed Analysis Of Poll Results, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), The missed bus? If RJP-N boycotts the third phase of local polls, it risks further alienating its constituents, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Province 2 to see little dev activities this year: Local level election is precondition to utilising funds allocated for capital expenditure, by Aman Koirala (kp) [Thanks to RJPN!], Agonising wait continues for Surkhet flood victims: Only 464 out of 970 displaced families have received Rs50,000 to buy land, while 123 have got only Rs25,000 of the pledged Rs75,000 to build homes over the years, by Prakash Adhikari (kp) [After 3 years!! Nobody can buy land for 75.000 Rs! MPs need far more every month, not talk about the millions or even billions that are wasted for incompetent politicians, cars, foreign medical trips etc.!]

22/07/2017: Who Represents Who?, by Gaurav Ojha (rn), Our lives don’t matter: Sarkari Hakims get free government vejicles and their kids don't have to walk to school but why do the rest of us need to silently suffer from the mismanagement and lack of urgency?, by Guffadi (kp), Govt yet to contact CDC chairperson, members (ht), RPP CWC meet decides to support statute amendment (ht), ‘No statute amendment before polls’ (ht)

21/07/2017: Centralised mindset: The federal government has shown it is determined not to let go of the purse strings. by Khim Lal Devkota (kp), Local reps, stakeholders oppose bills curtailing rights of local govt (rep), Sinkhole: As Deuba orders authorities to bury street sinkholes, a political sinkhole is forming and threatens to swallow the Constitution, by Astha Rai (nt) [!!!], Govt forms CDC under former SC justice Das: Gives 21 days to carve out constituencies for national, provincial polls; After receiving CDC’s report, the government will send it to Parliament, which then will forward it to the Election Commission (kp), Constituency delineation body formed, given 21 days, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), Race against time: The Constituency Delineation Commission should be allowed to function independently (kp), Bills for federal and provincial polls tabled (kp), Metro without mayor: "Maoists did not just tear up ballot papers, but attacked democracy as well", by Om Astha Rai (nt), Shadow Government (nt), Influencing the influencers: Nepal wants and needs a credible political alternative to the existing parties, by Dinkar Nepal (nt)

20/07/2017: RJP-N rejects proposal to put statute revision bill to vote: Cabinet expansion further delayed, likely to get full shape on Sunday (kp), RJP-N rejects ruling parties’ proposal, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Ensure majority support before tabling amendment: RJPN to govt (rep) [!!], Pathology Of Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Panels under CDOs to manage employees for local units: The centre will not deploy employees to the local units until the federal and provincial elections are held, say officials (kp), ’14 flood victims of Banke, Bardiya still awaiting relief, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp), High invalid vote despite Rs 750m spent on voter education, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), The holy trinity: The leaders of the three biggest parties in the country right now have firmly consolidated their powers and are virtually unopposed, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep)

19/07/2017: Raped, pregnant and banished, 11-yr-old struggles for justice, by Bidhya Rai (kp), Cabinet expansion: 13 ministries for Congress, Maoist Centre to get 9; Ruling parties to hold talks on statute revision again (kp) [This planned extension means once again a grave violation of the constitution that only allows a council of ministers with 25 persons!!], Cabinet expansion delay irks Dahal: Failure to hold polls on time ‘will end  significance of  the coalition' (kp), Vote on amendment if RJPN pledges to join polls: Ruling parties (rep) [This means nothing without a guaranteed two thirds majority!], Fix it: Pathetic state of Capital’s roads is part of a larger malaise afflicting Nepal’s polity (kp), All in the same vote: To make the third phase of local polls a success, big parties should go to the interior of Province 2, by Deepak Chaudhary (kp), Despite public outrage govt okays Rs 140m for 5 SUVs for EC: No new fleet for President Bhandari, by Bhadra Sharma and Balkrishna Gnawali (rep)

18/07/2017: Bharatpur vote count : Hearing put off until July 23 (kp) [???], Down the drain: Underutilisation and year-end bunching of capital budget are tantamount to financial misuse (kp), 60 percent people in Karnali unaware of Chhaupadi ban: Report (kp) [And govt and administration do nothing to implement it!], National disgrace: A clean or dirty shed is not the issue, the issue is women’s dignity and human rights, by Radha Paudel (kp), EC may extend voter-registration deadline: Poll panel likely to allow out-district registration as well, by Arjun Poudel (ht), Fiscal federalism: Major challenges, by Nirajan Mainali (ht), Fringe parties take strong exception to proposal to retain 240 units (rep), Third time unlucky: There is a chance most Madhesi parties will go out of business, which could help Madhesi public unite behind a common cause, by Sukhdev Shah (rep)

17/07/2017: Search for justice Grave war-era crimes become a matter of international concern in the absence of domestic ability to prosecute them, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp), Elected representatives in a fix sans operation procedure (ht), EC re-urges PM to clear legal, administrative hurdles without further delay (rep), PM asks EC to gear up for state, fed polls: Promises Constituency Delimitation Commission ‘within a week or two’ (kp), UML presses for CDC: Says 165  constituencies should be set up as per provision of constitution (kp), Yadav, Bhattarai oppose 240 constituencies (kp), Tug of war: There should be smooth resolution of problems that will arise as local units come into operation (kp), Only organic development can resolve societal contradictions, by Yug Pathak (kp), FSF-N, NSP-N demand statute amendment before polls (ht), RJP-Nepal not in favour of naturalised citizens holding top posts: Thakur (ht), Low spending: Those responsible should own up responsibility and do something to ensure that the development budget is not only spent but spent wisely (ht)

16/07/2017: Provincial, national polls: Revised bills could affect women’s representation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Governing alliance in bid to address RJP-N’s other demands (kp), RJP’s Demand For Multi-nation State: A Recipe For Territorial Disintegration, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Hassles in deploying officials to local level: Despite dire warnings, hardly 581 gazetted officials deployed so far, by Binod Ghimire (kp), 50 amendments to Civil Servants Bill (kp), Squatter settlement demolished, by Anup Ojha (kp)

15/07/2017: One year on, language panel incomplete, without Act (kp), Revamping The Political Culture, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Concerns over upcoming polls as govt misses EC's deadline (rep), EC's new car purchase plan: EC buying 5 SUVs for Rs 110 million, by Bhadra Sharma (rep) [?????]

14/07/2017: Why UML Won Local Elections, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), Local Governance Act under process (kp), Question of fairness: It is true that self-governance means identifying and raising one’s own resources, and not depending too much on the central government (ht), Three VVIPS have 675 security personnel, spend 18.7 million per month: 285 security personnel for president alone cost Rs 8.2 million a month, 305 personnel for prime minister cost 7.8 million, by KP Dhungana (rep), Jure landslide victims get relief three yrs after disaster (rep)

13/07/2017: Take the long viewIt’s in the interest of all parties to respect inclusive provisions in the constitution (kp), RJP-Nepal in a fix after statute revision ruled out:Party mulling various options: Leaders (kp), Resource, revenue sharing bill opposed: Cutting across party lines, lawmakers condemn bills on centre-state ties (kp), Election expenditure details sought from parties, candidates: Political parties, candidates and elected representatives have to furnish details of poll expenses in 30 days (ht), Monsoon drenching quake victims once again, by Narahari Sapkota (rep)

12/07/2017: NHRC protests govt neglect of its recommendations (kp), Ruling alliance rules out statute revision: Makes it clear to RJP-Nepal leaders that it lacks required numbers (kp), Bill unlikely to be passed ‘any time soon’ (ht), CPN-UML refuses to budge from its stance on statute (ht), Deuba starts homework to expand Cabinet: A joint taskforce of the  ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre) has been assigned to allocate the ministries (kp), Ruling alliance needs to improve image after local level election results (ht), Central level project implementation units: Cabinet indecision puts NRA’s plan in limbo (kp), Election bills: Candidates to be barred from race in more than one constituency (kp), Unconvincing: The EC should reconsider its decision and allow the citizens to register their names in the voters roll from a convenient place (ht), Women empowerment: Many barriers, by Prativa Subedi (ht), Civil servants’ 1,400 trips cost taxpayers over Rs 1b: A total of 1,442 civil servants acquired permission from the government to visit over three dozen countries from May 16 to July 11, by Bhadra Sharma and Roshan Sedhai (rep), Flood victims: Were Madhesi protests genuine?, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep)

11/07/2017: TRC, CIEDP seek continuation of local peace panels (kp), TRC opens field office in Lalitpur for Province 3 (ht), 21 pc votes invalid in Biratnagar Metropolitan City (ht), CDC delay likely to hit poll cycle: EC seeks constituency delimitation report by the end of this month, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp) [Govt's intention?], Delayed polls to hinder dev works in Province 2, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Constitution amendment: Bid to muster two-third majority in favour of bill (ht), Bharatpur ballot case: Hearing deferred for third time; To be heard on July 17 (kp), The fish rots from the head: A probe into the wealth that officials have amassed will show the depth of corruption, by Suresh Sharma (kp), Her future is our future: When a woman is free to make choices about her life, her children, her family and everybody else will benefit, by Giulia Vallese (kp), No quick fix: Madhesi leaders do disservice to their constituents when they time and again ask “Are we there, yet?”, by Mukesh Khanal (rep)

10/07/2017: #NotMyFederalism: Govt-tabled bill gives 85-90 percent of income generated from local resources to the centre (kp), Amendment proposal should be rewritten, says SSF-N (kp), UML firm against charter revision bill: Leaders say govt trying to endorse amendments without main oppn, by Sanjeev Giri (kp), UML’s Responsibility On Amendment, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Thapa hints at backing proposal (kp), Two election related laws forwarded to Cabinet (kp), Nepal Army’s plan to run FM radio triggers debate, by Anil Giri (kp), Local transformations: Extreme caution and constant improvement are necessary until local government is established as a self-maintained system, by Jagannath Acharya and Hemant Ojha (kp), UML wants early polls as it has done well; NC wants to defer them for same reason, interview with Krishna Hachhethu (kp), Transitional justice: An uphill task, by Roshni Kapur (ht), Frequent poll deferrals cost Rs 4 billion, by Bhadra Sharma (rep)

09/07/2017: New structure, lack of laws put local representatives in a bind, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Govt delays essential local governance laws: Kathmandu mayor says their hands are tied in the lack of laws. Local councils are unable to take policy decisions (kp) [Which government? An incompetent PM does not make up a govt!], FinMin requested to make arrangement for local bodies (kp), Govt, opposition in tussle over constitution amendment (rep), The numbers game begins once again: Governing parties scramble to secure two-thirds votes to amend statute (kp), Ruling parties intensify efforts to ensure passage (ht), Oppn parties set to oppose amendment bill in Parliament (ht), Proposal not acceptable: Oli (ht), Ruling coalition expedites talks: A Maoist Centre leadert says the ruling coalition witll oush the amendment bill before Cabinet expansion (kp), Local Polls Resounding Success For UML, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Prez Bhandari seeks Rs 160 million to buy new presidential fleet, by Roshan Sedhai (rep) [?? But still no money for the majority of quake victims!!], Quake victims forced to live in landslide-prone areas, by Narahari Sapkota (rep) [!!!], Chhaupadi: A tradition that continues to claim women's live, by Govinda KC (rep), Poor Nepali Dalits: Only special packages for poverty-reduction among Dalits will bring meaningful change in their lives, by Hira Vishwakarma (rep)

08/07/2017: RJP-N applies at EC for party registration: Governing parties seek one week to make efforts to address concerns (kp), Govt in bid to amend constitution by July 31, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Deuba strikes back! The Prime Monster doesn’t have Gyanu Uncle to fire him again. He knows that as long as he makes our CA members happy, they will support him, by Guffadi (kp), The Second-phase Local Election, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km)

07/07/2017: No roof over their heads, by Anish Tiwari (kp), Post-quake reconstruction fails to pick up pace, by Sanjeev Giri (kp), Quake victims spending third monsoon in tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep), Nepal in a fix as Gulf rivals seek support, by Anil Giri (kp), Power without paisa: The Big Three threaten to roll back decentralisation by cutting off money supply to newly elected local councils, by Om Astha Rai (nt), Stingy budget: Power has been devolved to local units, but they have not received matching funding, by Khimlal Devkota (kp), Function without finance, by Khim Lal Devkota (nt), Devolution revolution (nt), Lack of laws hindering local level reps from exercising rights (ht), Election fervor returns as RJPN mulling to register party, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep), The joke is on us, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep), A 3-party state (nt), Storms Ahead: With the completion of the second round of local election, politics is going back to some new power game again, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Unique Local Governance Model: Nepal does not fit in any of Nico’s criteria set out in his report on a dialogue on comparative local governance system in federations that was published in 2005, by Surya Dhungel (sp)

06/07/2017: The long road: The dominance of major parties might bring some political stability, but it has its pitfalls (kp), RJP-N scrambles to make sense of its own decision:  Leaders from Provinces 5 and 7 question whether boycotting polls was a right move; Second phase of local elections cause skeletons to tumble out of the party’s closet; For Madhes-based forces, finding a way to keep agenda alive becoming an uphill task, by Anil Giri (kp), Rift in RJP-N on contents of party statute: Plan to register with EC deferred, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), RJPN to contest polls, amendment or no (rep), Dwindling Influence Of RJP-N, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), RJPN candidate wins elections, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep), Valley’s heritage sites stare at Unesco ‘danger list’ (kp), Tardy rebuilding efforts put monuments in peril, by Samipa Khanal (kp), CDC to be formed soon: Home minister (kp) [??], Ministerial portfolio sharing triggers rift within ruling NC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep) [Typical NC behaviour!!]

05/07/2017: EC wants poll dates by first week of August (kp), EC asks govt to give laws and fix polls date (ht), Preferred Political Forces, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), All’s well, soldier: There was no need to bring out the troops during the second phase of local elections, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp), 20 per cent votes cast in KMC invalid (ht) [Such percentage calls the whole local elections into question!!], Locals of Province 2 disappointed with poll deferral, by Suresh Yadav (rep), UML may support constitution amendment, says Gyawali: Demands withdrawal of proposal, redrafting with opposition’s consent (kp), Strike affects normal life in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep), Politics of hubris: We have a number of politicians who think election is all about money and muscle, and this ails Nepali politics, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep)

04/07/2017: Dissatisfaction brewing in RJP-Nepal? Tripathi threatens to quit party (kp) [Refusing to ask for the people's mandate leaves this party as an unimportant lot without democratic legitimisation!], RJPN in confusion over next step: RJPN fielded candidacies in more than 20 local units including in Rupendehi and Kapilvastu but has not won even a single seat until fourth day of the vote count on Monday (rep), Gachchhadar, Yadav maintain influence in their regions, by Amar Khadka (rep), Nationalist stand, weak NC leadership helped UML in polls, by Ashok Dahal (rep), What The Local Elections Say, by Prem Khatry (rn), Deuba sends social media into frenzy: PM goes blunt on Sajha Sawal, heckles members of the audience, by Sanjeev Giri (kp)

03/07/2017: Lost in reconciliation: There are widespread fears that the new TRC offices in the provinces won’t deliver much (kp), All swept away, got nothing to eat, say Saptari flood victims, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp), Call to ensure citizens’ right to information (ht), Seven dead, four missing in flooding, landslides (kp), Local Polls: Birth Of Local Government, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Third-phase elections: Too many invalid votes, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht), The Oliogocal train: Political economy of Oliology is oligopolistic, part of proto-fascist movement that combines xenophobia, chauvinism, communalism and ethno-nationalism, by CK Lal (rep)

02/07/2017: Political cynicism: and stagnation: Empty narratives of peace without the practice of justice will not result in a stable future, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp), TRC opens offices in seven provinces, members to lead, by Binod Ghimire (kp), 2nd Phase Of Local Poll: People Dump Extremist Forces, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Deuba’s advantage: Nepal is in dire need of leaders who preach and practise reconciliation rather than divisiveness, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp), Insecure scribes: Even after a decade of end of armed conflict many journalists still feel insecure and are forced to practice self-censorship, by Laxman Datt Pant (rep)

01/07/2017: EC proposes holding all elections by Nov 23 (kp), EC moots deadlines for provincial, central polls, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), Hold provincial, parliamentary polls before December: EC (ht), Parliament and Provincial Assembly elections not possible in single phase: CEC Yadav (ht), UML, NC in tight race, Maoists distant third: The main opposition is ahead in Provinces 1 and 5  while the NC is better placed in Province 7 (kp), Will major forces win west Tarai? Regional parties trail in early race, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), RJP-Nepal not to withdraw support to Deuba-led government in haste, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht) [What at all is the importance of RJP-N after it refused to ask for the people's mandate?], Cabinet expansion likely next week: Senior Congress leaders say PM Deuba is waiting for party General Secretary Shashank Koirala’s arrival from a foreign visit (kp) [Obviously, there is no need of more ministers as Deuba's first three weeks in office have proved!], Gorkhaland And Madhes Movements, by Kushal Pokharel (rn)

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