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So violently were the buildings shaking in Kathmandu when the earthquake hit just before noon on Saturday that Aunohita Mojumdar, editor of Himal Southasian, who was trying to run down from her first floor apartment, could not reach the stairs. Losing balance, she kept hitting the walls.

 

Three Nordic Ambassadors sought to share lessons from Denmark, Norway, and Finland in order to help Nepal graduate from ‘least developed’ to ‘developing country’ status.

 

While much ink has been spilt over Nepal’s political transition, the nation’s ongoing social transition has seldom been accorded the same importance. 

 

For the Maoist-led coalition, the focus is on identity and recognition based empowerment, this being a path to people's economic empowerment by first gaining respect for what they are and, from that, building mental empowerment.

 

 The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2006 had commited to make public the whereabouts of enforced disappearance within 60 days.

 
Mahabir Paudyal caught up with ormer Secretary and Chief Election Commissioner Bhojraj Pokhrel for his insights into the current constitutional debate, the country's problems in the international context and on the future electoral system.  
 

Subhash Ghimire and Biswas Baral caught up with Shende, who is in Kathmandu to explore ways to widen the scope of partnership between HKS and Nepal

 

King Mahendra is blamed for all of Nepal's ills even after 43 years of his death and 25 years after the demise of the party-less Panchayat system he introduced. 

 

The first CA had unanimously decided not to propose an intermediate local-level government in the future. Still, existing local bodies need to be restructured. There should also be a plan for the future placement of existing DDC staff. 

 

Govinda K.C.’s campaign shook the government from the day it began, as it was perceived to be more against the all-pervasive corruption.

 


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