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Nepal Prime Minister Resigns, Citing a Stalemate

 
Jhalanath Khanal’s downfall was scripted even before the curtain went up on his act. He could not even properly constitute his team of ministers. While resigning, he has admitted as such. He has failed to advance the peace process or agree with the opposition on a new constitution. These are the two tasks he had promised to achieve as the head of the government. ...
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Constituent Assembly's term extended in Nepal

 
The irony is difficult to miss. Khanal was pitch-forked by the Maoists into the Prime Minister’s chair in February. And for this dream job he had sacrificed the Nepali Congress, a long time ally of UML. Now the Maoists have ditched him for a 'new' deal....
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What Next in Nepal....

 
As of now Prime Minister Khanal appears to be unnerved by the threat posed by his Big Brother in the government but two recent developments are pointers to a new scenario, says the author, a SAARC Fellow, working for his PhD...
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Testing Times for Tibetan Refugees in Nepal

 
Nepal is home to around 20,000 exiled Tibetans but only those who had arrived in the country prior to 1989 are treated as “residents” and are given ‘limited access’ to social, economic, political, and civil rights. ...
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