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Nepal elects first woman as parliament speaker

 Nepalese lawmakers on Friday elected the country's first woman speaker of Parliament following formation of a new government after promulgation of the Constitution.

KP Sharma Oli elected new Nepal Prime Minister

KP Sharma Oli elected new Nepal Prime Minister

 KP Sharma Oli was on Sunday elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal defeating incumbent Sushil Koirala in a contest which became necessary after parties failed to forge a consensus amid violent protests over the country's new Constitution.

Nepal hopeful of talks with Madhesis over federal structure:FM

 Nepal today said it was still hopeful of talks with the disgruntled Madhesi parties, hours after India and the US expressed concern over violent protests by minority groups protesting the seven province federal model under the new Constitution.

Opposition supporters protest in Nepal, 24 injured

Thousands of opposition supporters in Nepal on Saturday staged a massive protest rally here to press the government over their demand of drafting the Constitution through consensus, prompting police to fire teargas and water cannons in which over 20 protesters were injured.

Nepal PM Koirala invites opposition for talks on Constitution

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday invited agitating opposition parties for a "meaningful dialogue" to resolve the political stalemate over Constitution drafting process, but UCPN-Maoist dismissed it as "vague".

Nepal PM asks Prachanda to forge consensus for constitution

 Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday appealed to UCPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda to cooperate in forging consensus among the warring political parties over the drafting of a new constitution.

Key Nepal parties closer to reaching deal on federal structure

Nepal's three major political parties are closer to reach an agreement on federal structure, one of the key issues hampering the drafting of the new constitution, a senior minister said on Sunday.

Don't consider govt's flexibility as weakness: Nepal PM Sushil Koirala

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday asked the Maoists not to hinder the process of drafting the new Constitution, saying the government's flexibility on the issue should not be seen as its weakness.

Maoists stall Parliament, demand withdrawal of murder case

Maoists stalled the Parliament for a second day on Thursday demanding the withdrawal of charges against 13 of its cadres in connection with the murder of a school boy in 2004 during the civil strife in the country.

Prachanda appeals for reunification of Maoist factions

Maoist chief Prachanda has appealed to the breakaway CPN-Maoist faction to reunite with his UCPN-Maoist to "accomplish the revolution" launched decades ago.

Prachanda`s leadership at stake?

After remaining unchallenged as its supremo for over two decades, Prachanda`s leadership of Nepal`s Maoist party is now at stake after it faced a humiliating defeat in the assembly polls.

Final result of Nepal polls submitted to President

The final result of Nepal`s November 19 polls has been submitted to the president, ending the month-long faltering election process that blocked the formation of a new Constituent Assembly.

Nepal`s Maoist party not to join government

Nepal`s third largest party, the (UCPN-Maoist), said Saturday that it will not join the coalition government but will join the constituent assembly for the sake of the constitution drafting process.

Complaint of vote rigging filed against Maoist chief Prachanda

A complaint of vote rigging was on Tuesday filed against Prachanda by a CPN-UML candidate who lost narrowly to the Maoist supremo in the November 19 polls.

Nepal`s government calls protesting parties for talks

Nepal`s election government led by Khil Raj Regmi has invited CPN-Maoist, the breakaway faction of UCPN-Maoist, and its allies for talks following their opposition to the upcoming polls.

Maoists enforce strike in Nepal, demand release of accused

All schools and colleges were closed, short and long rout public transport services were halted and major markets were closed due to the shut down enforced by the Maoists.

Another poll without constitution appears to be Nepal`s fate

There has been an unbridgeable divide between the parties in the ruling coalition and those in the opposition in Nepal.

`Splitting of Nepal`s Maoist party was serious deception`

Krishna Bahadur Mahara the UCPN-Maoist was ready to launch any kind of struggle for the sake of ethnic identity-based Constitution.

Nepal: Parties get 3 more days for unity govt

UCPN-Maoist and the Nepali Congress held several rounds of consultations with other parties for a national government.

Maoists accuse govt of betrayal; NC asks them to show sincerity

Amid a row over Premier Madhav
Kumar Nepal`s resignation, Maoists have accused the government of betrayal.