India, Nepal to firm up power trading pact soon

India and Nepal are likely to firm up an agreement on power trading soon amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis that cooperation in this sector will be beneficial to both countries.

Kathmandu chants `Har Har Modi` as PM makes impromptu halt to talk to locals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an impromptu halt in a busy market in the heart of the Nepalese capital here during which he interacted with local people, just as he had done in Bhutan on his first foreign visit.

PM Narendra Modi showers Nepal with $1 billion Concessional Line of Credit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his official two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday on a first bilateral visit by an Indian PM in the last 17 years.

Nepal to fast-track drafting of new constitution

Nepal`s constitution drafting body, the Constituent Assembly, is preparing to adopt a fast-track model to promulgate a new constitution for the country within the next 11 months.

Nepal Maoist lawmaker elected vice-chairperson of CA

Onsari Gharti, the only UCPN-M woman leader to have won the CA polls, was elected vice-chairperson of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal.

Nepal elects chairman of Constituent Assembly

Veteran CPN-UML leader Subash Nembang was on Tuesday elected unopposed as chairman of Nepal`s Constituent Assembly that will draft a new constitution aimed at ending years of political uncertainty.

Landmark meeting of Nepal`s constitution drafting body

wo months after the Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal, the Assembly is holding its first meeting Wednesday afternoon with the aim of drafting a new constitution for this Himalayan nation within a year.

Nepal lawmakers take oath of office

Newly-elected members of the Assembly that will draft a Constitution aimed at ending years of political turmoil in Nepal were sworn-in at the Parliament Building.

Nepal`s second Constituent Assembly gets underway

More than two months after the Nov 19 elections to Nepal`s second Constituent Assembly, the new lawmakers were Tuesday administered oath by senior-most member Surya Bahadur Thapa.

Nepal Constituent Assembly members to take oath Tuesday

Veteran lawmaker Surya Bahadur Thapa will administer the oath to the members of the newly-elected Nepal constituent assembly, officials said Sunday.

Nepal`s five-time PM to chair first Constituent Assembly meet

Five-time Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who is Nepal`s oldest lawmaker, will be the first member of the new Constituent Assembly to take oath of office on January 20.

Maoists unlikely to boycott Nepal`s Constituent Assembly

Senior UCPN-Maoist leaders today differed with their chief Prachanda on boycotting the assembly that will draft Nepal`s new Constitution following the party`s humiliating defeat in polls.

Nepali Congress takes early lead in vote count

The Nepali Congress led by Sushil Koirala on Wednesday established an early lead in initial trends in counting of votes to choose a 601-member assembly that will draft a new constitution to end years of political uncertainty in Nepal.

Security beefed up across India-Nepal border

Security along the Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh has been beefed up in view of the Constituent Assembly Elections in Nepal on November 19.

Nepal to elect 601-member constituent assembly

The Nepal government Tuesday formally decided to elect a 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA) in the Nov 19 elections for drafting a new constitution.

Nepal`s fringe parties seal poll deal

Nepal`s four major political forces have struck a deal with an alliance of fringe parties seeking their participation in the forthcoming Constituent Assembly elections on November 19.

Nepal elections: 139 political parties register

More than 135 political parties have been registered at Nepal`s Election Commission for new Constituent Assembly election.

Uncertainty looms over Nepal polls due in June

Casting doubts over the June 21 deadline for polls, Nepal`s newly-appointed electoral chief has asked the government to set a `realistic` polling date to avoid any postponement of the long-delayed Constituent Assembly elections.

Nepal govt accords top priority to polls, says Home Minister

Nepal`s HM has said that new interim election govt headed by CJ accords top priority towards conducting polls to Constituent Assembly at earliest.

Egypt Islamists approve new Constitution

The Islamists-dominated Assembly sent the draft to President Mohamed Mursi, who is expected to submit it for public approval in a referendum.