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Madhesi parties divided on participating in local polls

Madhesi parties in Nepal are divided over participating in the second phase of local body polls, with one faction insisting on taking part in the process to foil the reactionary forces' conspiracy against federalism while other announcing fresh protests to disrupt elections.

Nepal`s former Maoist PM Bhattarai quits parliament, party

Nepal`s former Maoist premier Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday resigned from his party and parliament, days after announcing his support for protesters fighting to bring changes to a new constitution.

Ex-Nepal PM severs ties with Maoist party

Nepal`s former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai announced on Saturday that he has severed ties with the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UPCN)-Maoist.