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UML to intensify agitation against constitution amendment Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Major opposition CPN-UML has decided to intensify the ongoing agitation against the constitution amendment bill registered by the government at the Legislature-Parliament. The standing committee meeting of the party held at Chairman KP Sharma Oli's residence, Balkot, on Monday..

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India supports Nepal Constitution amendment process Monday, December 5th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Welcoming the move to amend the constitution by the Nepal government, India today expressed support for ongoing efforts to meet the aspirations of all sections of the Nepalese people. “Peace, progress, and stability of Nepal is in interest of both India and Nepal. We have been..

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President calls all-party meeting for Sunday Sunday, December 4th, 2016

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called chairpersons of all political parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament for a discussion on recent political developments including the Constitution amendment and local body elections. Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC..

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Amendment should address Madhesi demands: TMLP Chairman Thakur Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

KATHMANDU: Chairman of Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party, Mahantha Thakur, emphasised the need for amending the constitution in a way that would address the demands of Madhesi, indigenous, Tharus and suppressed community. He also said the report of the Local Body Restructuring Commission (LBRC)..

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Amendment bill registered with UML’s consent: Deuba

ITHARI: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has argued that the bill on constitution amendment was registered at the Legislature-Parliament based on the agreement with the major opposition CPN-UML. Inaugurating the 13th district convention of PABSON, Sunsari, here Friday, NC President..

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Nepal govt fails to get support of Madhesi Morcha on amendment Friday, December 2nd, 2016

KATHMANDU, (ANI): The Nepal Government has failed to get support from the Madhesi Morcha for the amendment proposal registered last month. Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held talks with the leaders of Madhesi Morcha at his official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday along with some..

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Constitution bill sparks protests in Nepal for 2nd day

KATHMANDU: Nepal witnessed massive anti- government protests today for the second consecutive day against the Constitution amendment bill aimed at carving out a new province to meet the demands of agitating Madhesis and other ethnic groups. An indefinite district-wide general strike has been..

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Constitution amendment bill challenged at SC Thursday, December 1st, 2016

KATHMANDU: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the registration of the bill on amendment to the constitution. Advocate Tikadhwoj Khadka moved the apex court on Wednesday demanding repeal of the bill without any delay claiming that the move was against the letter..

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Constitution amendment bill tabled in Parliament Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Seeking to end the year-long political crisis over the new statute, Government today tabled the Constitution amendment bill in Parliament to address the grievances of the agitating Madhesi parties and other ethnic groups. After the Council of Ministers passed its draft, the Constitution..

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NC prez Deuba urges Morcha to support amendment proposal Monday, November 28th, 2016

BIRGUNJ: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the Madhesi Front should also support the constitution amendment proposal to be registered in the parliament today. Addressing a press conference organised by Nepal Press Union, Parsa branch in Birgunj today, Deuba expressed the..

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Govt duty only to enforce statute, not amend it: UML Chair Oli Friday, November 25th, 2016

POKHARA: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the government's duty is to enforce the constitution not to amend it as it is planning to. Speaking in a press meet at Pokhara Airport this morning, the chairman of the main opposition accused the government of purporting to lengthen transition..

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Leader Poudel hopeful of national consensus Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

JANAKPUR: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has expressed his hope that a national consensus will be forged to move a process to amend the constitution. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Nepal Press Union, Dhanusha, the Congress leader said we should all be aware of..

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