Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

-By Chandra Shekhar Karki/Bikas Rauniar

Nepal has become a Federal Democratic Republic from May 28, 2008 (15 Jeth 2065) after the Constituent Assembly overwhelmingly voted for abolition of the country’s 240-year-old monarchy. Proposal tabled by the government for implementation of a republic has been passed as 560 members out of 564 present voted in favor of the proposal and 4 against on late Wednesday night at 2320 hours. more »

CA member Ramsheela sworn in

Ramsheela-By Bikas Rauniar

The Constituent Assembly (CA) members were sworn in amid a ceremony on Tuesday (May 27, 2008) at the Birendra International Convention Center (BICC) in Kathmandu.

Ram Sheela Thakur, 30, CA member from Raghunathpur-8 of Mahottari also sworn in at BICC. Ramsheela – a barber by profession since childhood – said that she will continue her job as a barber though she ramains CA member until next general election. She represents Nepal Communist Party (UNITED). more »

The end of the war

by Rajesh KC

Much anticipated and long awaited historic deal, Comprehensive Peace Accord, has been signed by the Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist supremo Prachanda on Tuesday (Nov21, 2006) evening formally ending Maoist insurgency in Nepal. The entire cabinet, political leaders, foreign ambassadors, dignitaries and members of the international press attended the historic moment at the Birendra International Convention Center (BICC) hall in the capital at 20:25

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सेतु नहुंदाको झुपडी (Commemorating a martyr)

जनक नेपाल

‘आन्दोलनमा गोली हानेर मान्छे मरेका छन् । म पनि जांदैछु । मरें भने छोरा हेरिदिनु है भिनाजु ‘-सेतु विक आन्दोलनमा हिड्नुअघि नातेदारलाई भन्दै थिईन् । उनकी बजै र छिमेकीले रोक्दैथिए- ‘आन्दोलनमा जे पनि हुनसक्छ । किन मरिहत्ते गरेको ‘ तर, सेतुले मानिनन् । दुई बर्षको दुधे छोरा सुमनलाई छक्याएर आन्दोलनमा नेपालगन्ज आउनुअघि उनले भनेकी थिईन्- ‘सबै लागेका छन् । हामी पनि जानुपर्छ । ‘ more »

First sitting at parliament after 4 years

Deputy Speaker of the reinstated Parliament, Chitra Lekha Yadav, chaired the parliament meet as speaker Taranath Ranabhat resigned from his post on Wednesday. The first sitting of the reinstated House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday (Apr 28, 2006) registered a proposal by PM Girija Prasad Koirala to hold an election to a constituent assembly.  more »

‘Day 20’- Celebrating V-Day

photos by Rajesh KC

Following the Monday night royal proclamation, thousands of people took to the Kathmandu streets marking the œvictory of people™s rights over œautocracy on Tuesday (April 25, 2006). Hailing the royal address, rallies were taken out across the nation. more »

General Strike ‘Day 19’

19th day of the general strike nationwide called by the seven-party alliance (April 24, 2006). more »

Nationwide General Strike ‘Day 18’ defying curfew

Eighteenth day of the general strike nationwide called by the seven-party alliance (April 23, 2006). Curfew was imposed inside KTM ring road from 0900-1900 hours on Sunday. more »

General Strike ‘Day 17’

Seventeenth day of the general strike nationwide called by the seven-party alliance (April 22, 2006). Curfew was imposed from 0900 hours to 20 hours inside Kathmandu ring road. more »

Human sea in KTM on ‘Day 16’ defying curfew

photos by Rajesh KC 

Defying the curfew orders approximately one million demonstrators (as per BBC reports) entered the Ring Road area chanting slogans in favour of republicanism. Today’s participation made a record in the history of Nepal.
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