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Joshee takes over as Parajuli quits

After his attempts to remain at the helm of the Supreme Court failed, Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli, who was removed from his position by the Judicial Council Secretariat on Wednesday, tendered his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

Civic sense

People’s Movement 2006 owes large part of its success to the civil society movement led by Krishna Pahadi and Devendra Raj Panday.

Agents of change

In the last 25 years, Nepal witnessed a huge political change. The establishment of a republican setup following the abolition of a 240-year-old monarchy, secularism, federalism and inclusion are the major historical changes that the country embraced during this period.

SC orders probe into CJ Parajuli’s papers

The contempt of court case against Dr Govinda KC took a new turn on Wednesday with the Supreme Court (SC) decision to investigate the authenticity of citizenship document and education certificates of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli.

Double speak

Despite the legal arrangement to have at least 33 percent women representation in state mechanisms, the actual representation in the legislative body is dismal. There have been three national elections since the interim Constitution 2007 mandated, for the first time in the political history of Nepal, a fair representation of women in the government. Yet with each election, the number of women elected through the First- Past-the-Post (FPTP) system has been decreasing.

Love-hate couple

People were in a festive mood during the last week of September. There was a long public holiday due to the Dashain festival, and leaders of major parties were taking a break from political meetings. However, CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal were engaged in intense closed-door negotiations to explore the possibility of forming an electoral alliance with the ultimate aim of unifying the two parties.

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