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Nilambar Acharya set to be Nepal's envoy to India: Politician well-versed with diplomacy can thaw strained ties
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Nilambar Acharya set to be Nepal's envoy to India: Politician well-versed with diplomacy can thaw strained ties

Former Nepali law minister Nilambar Acharya is now the hill State's envoy to India. The Nepal government nominated him to take over the post, which was lying vacant for about a year now after Deep Kumar Upadhyay resigned October last year to join politics.

Polling opens for last phase of Nepal elections; process seen as final step in country's transition to federal democracy
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Polling opens for last phase of Nepal elections; process seen as final step in country's transition to federal democracy

Polling opened today in 45 districts of Nepal for the last phase of the historic provincial and parliamentary elections.

Nepal wants to be a bridge between India, China, says deputy PM Gopal Man Shrestha
India

Nepal wants to be a bridge between India, China, says deputy PM Gopal Man Shrestha

Nepal wants to become a bridge between India and China and contribute towards maintaining peace and stability in the entire South Asia region, Nepal's deputy prime minister Gopal Man Shrestha has said amidst Beijing's efforts to step up its influence in the country.

Nepal border sealed as country holds final phase of crucial local election in two decades
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Nepal border sealed as country holds final phase of crucial local election in two decades

Polls opened on Monday in a Madhesi-dominated province of Nepal, close to the border with India, for the final phase of the first local-level election in two decades

Nepal Parliament fails to garner two-third majority for Constitution amendment bill that tackled Madhesi issue
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Nepal Parliament fails to garner two-third majority for Constitution amendment bill that tackled Madhesi issue

Nepal's parliament on Monday failed to endorse the much-awaited Constitution amendment bill to address the issues of Madhesis as the ruling coalition could not garner a two-thirds majority required for its passage.

Madhesis' meeting with Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on Constitution ends inconclusively
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Madhesis' meeting with Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on Constitution ends inconclusively

A meeting between Sher Bahadur Deuba and a Madhesi party over the current crisis failed to yield results as RJP-N insisted on amending the Constitution before the local body polls

India never interfered with Nepal's constitutional amendment: MEA
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India never interfered with Nepal's constitutional amendment: MEA

India made it clear that it has never put any pressure on Nepal or the embattled Madhesi groups, adding that it wants an "inclusive" Constitution

Nepal defers local body polls in Madhesi-stronghold province till September
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Nepal defers local body polls in Madhesi-stronghold province till September

The Nepal government Thursday postponed the date of local-level elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold province number two by nearly three months, adding a third phase in the polls.

Nepal's Madhesi party RJP-N calls for anti-election protests ahead of local polls
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Nepal's Madhesi party RJP-N calls for anti-election protests ahead of local polls

A Madhesi party in Nepal announced fresh protests after it failed to reach a consensus with the government over a constitutional amendment

Nepal postpones second phase of local elections yet again; dates changed to avoid clash with Ramadan
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Nepal postpones second phase of local elections yet again; dates changed to avoid clash with Ramadan

Nepal's government postponed the second phase of local elections on Wednesday after the country's Muslim minority community voiced concern over clashing of the poll date with Ramzan, Cabinet sources said

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years
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Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Voting began in Nepal today in its first local-level polls in two decades that are crucial for cementing democracy amid political turmoil in the country.

Madhesi protest: Fresh agitations see Nepal on brink of crisis again ahead of local elections
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Madhesi protest: Fresh agitations see Nepal on brink of crisis again ahead of local elections

Amid renewed tensions in Nepal over the Madhesi issue, the country's home minister Bimalendra Nidhi had called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday

Nepal: Madhesis reject Prachanda's offer to participate in local polls; launch fresh agitation
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Nepal: Madhesis reject Prachanda's offer to participate in local polls; launch fresh agitation

In a meeting with the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders, Prachanda had urged them to participate in the upcoming local polls after amending the Constitution, setting aside the issue of state delineation for the time being.

Nepal proposes constitution amendment to meet ethnic demands
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Nepal proposes constitution amendment to meet ethnic demands

Nepal's government proposed amending its new constitution to carve out a new state to meet the demands of an ethnic group whose protests for bigger federal state last year left more than 50 people dead.

Constitution amendment to accomodate Madhesi demands top priority: Nepal PM Prachanda
India

Constitution amendment to accomodate Madhesi demands top priority: Nepal PM Prachanda

Re-demarcation of the provincial boundary is the major demand put forth by the agitating Madhesi community, mostly of Indian-origin and other ethnic minority groups.

No link between India trip and Constitution amendment, says Nepal's PM Prachanda
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No link between India trip and Constitution amendment, says Nepal's PM Prachanda

On the eve of his maiden visit to India, Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda on Wednesday expressed his government's commitment on amending the new Constitution to make it acceptable to all sides and said that his trip to New Delhi was not linked to it.

Nepal Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat to visit India on Sunday
India

Nepal Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat to visit India on Sunday

This will also be the first foreign trip of Nepal's Foreign Minister Mahat after assuming office

Nepal's CPN-MC chairman Prachanda files candidature for PM's post
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Nepal's CPN-MC chairman Prachanda files candidature for PM's post

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda on Tuesday filed his candidature for the Prime Minister's post as the country is all set to vote for its new premier on Wednesday.

Nepal's President asks all political parties to elect a new PM on majority basis
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Nepal's President asks all political parties to elect a new PM on majority basis

Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday gave a fresh call to all political parties to form a majority government after the deadline given to them for forging consensus expired without yielding any results.