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Nepal lawmakers to vote on charter despite opposition fury
Nepal's parliamentary speaker Sunday announced plans for a vote on a new national constitution to end a political deadlock, sparking fresh anger from opposition lawmakers. The ruling and opposition parties have spent years locked in a stalemate over the terms of a constitution designed to draw a line under a decade of civil war. Speaker Subash Nembang said he had decided to press ahead with a ...(1/25/2015 10:04:03 AM)
Constitution move pushes Nepal deeper into political turmoil
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's ruling coalition on Sunday took a step toward drafting a new constitution, angering the opposition and pushing the Himalayan country further into political turmoil.(1/25/2015 6:24:06 AM)
Nepal misses deadline for constitution after raucous protests
Nepal's lawmakers failed to agree on a new constitution Thursday as a midnight deadline expired, deepening public frustration over the slow pace of political progress in the young republic. Parliament Speaker Subash Nembang adjourned the late-night session after opposition lawmakers rushed into the well of the main chamber, shouted slogans and disrupted proceedings for nearly three hours. "If a ...(1/22/2015 3:15:32 PM)
Nepal PM blames Maoists for missed constitution deadline
Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Friday accused opposition Maoists of turning parliament into a battleground and derailing efforts to secure agreement on a new constitution before a midnight deadline expired. "The constituent assembly has become a showcase for agitation, vandalism and chaos," said Koirala, at the end of a week which saw lawmakers come to blows in parliament as tensions rose ...(1/23/2015 12:45:01 PM)
Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal plunged deeper into crisis on Friday after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan buffer state wedged between Asian powers China and India. "Political leaders must explain to people why they failed to fulfill their commitment," said ...(1/23/2015 2:39:05 AM)
Nepal pushed further into political turmoil over voting on a new constitution
Nepal was pushed further into a political turmoil over a draft of a new constitution with an opposition alliance vowing street protests.(1/25/2015 4:53:53 AM)
Nepal steps up security fearing more trouble in parliament
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal stepped up security in the capital and put police on alert Thursday, anticipating trouble both inside parliament and on the streets because of planned protests by the opposition against governing coalition plans to push through a draft of a new constitution.(1/22/2015 12:02:54 AM)
Opposition in Nepal steps up protests to block constitution
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's opposition parties protested both inside parliament and on the streets Thursday against governing coalition plans to push through a draft of a new constitution, the latest upheaval to roil the Himalayan nation which has been without a charter for the last six years.(1/22/2015 11:04:30 AM)
Nepal fails to draft constitution before deadline
Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) Nepal's political parties have failed to draft a new constitution before the Jan 22 deadline they set a year ago, Xinhua reported Friday. Despite repeated attempts, the ruling Nepali Congress and its alliance partner CPN-UML as also the main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) and a bagful of Madhesh-based parties failed to reach a consensus on issues ranging from federalism ...(1/23/2015 1:12:24 AM)
Opposition turns violent inside Nepal parliament, on streets
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Opposition politicians threw chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal on Tuesday aimed at blocking the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.(1/20/2015 10:44:39 AM)
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