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Nepal: Madhesi Agitation Continues: Talks Fail: Update No.327

Note No.759                                     Dated 21-Jan-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The Madhesi Agitation started on August 17, 2015 and so far 57 lives have been lost and hundreds were injured.  Some of those injured were the main bread winners of their families.
 

Relations with India: Where Bhutan gains, Nepal has lost: Update No. 112

Note No. 752                                    Dated 20-Nov-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
If the Prime Minister of a neighbouring country makes an open accusation in his televised address to the nation, then it is something serious and needs to be examined.   In the instant case, Prime Minister K. P. Oli in his address to the nation accused India of imposing a blockade which he described as cruel, inhumane and beyond imagination. 
 

Nepal: Protests Against the New Constitution: Indo-Nepal Relations taking a nose dive- Update No. 319:

Note No. 748                         Dated 1-Oct-2015
 
by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is a pity that the agitation by the Terai-Madhes groups has finally resulted in India-Nepal Relations taking a nose dive, thanks to messy handling from both sides.
 

Nepal: Maoists Take to the Streets for “Consensus”: Update No. 308

Note No. 734                                    Dated 05-Mar-2015

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

On 28 February, the 30 party alliance of the opposition led by the Maoists held a massive demonstration in Kathmandu to force the government to revert back to find a consensus in constitution drafting rather than take the route to finalise through voting in the constituent assembly.

Nepal: Picking up the Pieces: Speaker Finally wakes up: Update No. 306

Note No. 733                                    Dated 05-Feb-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Once the target date was missed, the media is full of criticism of all political leaders for their failure to produce a draft of the constitution within the self-imposed target date of 22nd January 2015.

Strengthening Peace Process through Track III Approaches in Nepal

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

Paper No. 5859                                Dated 19-Jan-2015

In Nepal's history, the conflict that lasted for a decade between 1996 and 2006 proved most disastrous to the nation. Even after several years of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Treaty in 2006, the nation is yet to return to normalcy.

Nepal: Constitution Making: Slim Chance of adhering to the Deadline of January 22: Update No. 303

Note No. 729                                        Dated 12-Dec-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks almost certain that the self-imposed deadline of 22nd January to get the new constitution ready cannot be adhered to.
 

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