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Seven days set for amendment proposals, by Prakash Acharya (ht 31/08/2015), Lawmakers get 7 days to file amendments to constitution bill, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/08/2015)

Appropriation bill endorsed (kp 25/08/2015)

Two bills up for discussion (kp 17/08/2015)

Govt faces challenge to endorse budget, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/08/2015), UCPN-M, UML boycott debate on budget (ht 04/08/2015), Maoists to partake in budget talks (kp 08/08/2015)

Appropriation bill: ‘Govt failure’ likely to delay discussion (kp 03/08/2015)

UML flays ‘one-party’ budget: Says FinMin Mahat prepared it snubbing UML ministers; Asks NC to make corrections (kp 16/07/2015), UML threatens to vote against ‘NC’s budget’, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/07/2015), Oppn slam NC’s ‘unilateral’ move (kp 16/07/2015), Implentation a challenge: Mahat (kp 16/07/2015), UML disputes with NC over budget programs (rep 16/07/2015), Finance minister sddresses UML’s budget concerns (kp 17/07/2015), NC,UML burythe hatchet, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/07/2015)

Budget to be presented on Tuesday (kp 12/07/2015), UML seeks oppn vote for budget programme (kp 12/07/2015)

Policies, programmes to be unveiled on July 8 (kp 05/07/2015), Prez to unveil govt programmes and policy on July 8 (ht 05/07/2015), Parliament to endorse govt’s policy, programme today (kp 12/07/2015), Lawmakers slam govt document (ht 12/07/2015), House endorses policy document, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/07/2015), Govt’s policies, programmes endorsed, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 13/07/2015)

Budget session begins (kp 01/07/2015), Pre-budget discussions begin (ht 02/07/2015), Prioritise agriculture, creation of jobs, reconstruction: Lawmakers (kp 02/07/2015), UCPN (Maoist): Bring budget in consensus (kp 03/07/2015)

Prez calls budget session of Parliament from Tuesday (kp 26/06/2015)

Parliament mourns earthquake victims (kp 08/05/2015), Adopt one-door policy: Panel (kp 08/05/2015), Parliament passes special condolence motion (ht 08/05/2015)

Speaker wants winter session called (ht 01/04/2015), Govt ‘delaying’ winter session of parliament (kp 09/04/2015), Delay in holding parliament's winter session worries oppn (rep 11/04/2015)

CA to meet on April 6 (kp 30/03/2015)

Parliamentary directives: Govt bodies find compliance difficult, by Prakash Acharya (ht 29/03/2015)

PM orders halt to visa outsourcing process, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2015), Govt told not to outsource visa processing job (kp 30/03/2015)

MPs committed to ‘or’ provision for citizenship (kp 27/03/2015)

Visa scam rages in House: Panel summons DPM Gautam, FM Pandey over ‘secret’ govt deal with private firm (kp 26/03/2015), Minister gets an earful over visa outsourcing bid (kp 27/03/2015), Gautam defends proposal for online visa processing (ht 27/03/2015), Home Minister Gautam defends online visa application system (ht 28/03/2015)

Call the House (ht 26/03/2015)

Strong presence of women in first CA did make a difference, interview with Binda Pandey (kp 16/03/2015)

MPs’ foreign junket in controversy: No approval from Speaker; Labourers’ money used (ht 12/03/2015), Sah’s foreign trip in limbo: Says he won’t use foreign employment welfare fund to lead a small team (ht 13/03/2015)

House obstruction hits passage of Bills, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/02/2015)

Lharkyal is new UCPN (M) lawmaker (kp 09/02/2015), Controversial Lharkyal is CA member (rep 09/02/2015), Lama sworn in as CA member (kp 16/02/2015)

CA sends issues to PDCC, again: Dialogue Committee gets 5 days to forge consensus (kp 09/01/2015), CA to send disputed issues to CPDCC again: Schedules its next meeting for January 13, the daypanel has to submit its report after discussion, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 09/01/2015)

House panel invites PM (kp 05/01/2014)

Content important not deadline: BRB (ht 21/12/2014) [!!!], ‘Decisive’ talks fall through: Maoist leaders walk out of PM-chaired meeting (kp 21/12/2014) [The demand that the opposition has to accept the ruling parties' proposal without changes has nothing to do with consensus offer!!], UCPN-Maoist walks out (ht 21/12/2014), NC, UML, Madhesi parties to intensify talks (ht 21/12/2014), CA vote not an easy option (kp 21/12/2014), PAPAD submits memo to President Yadav (ht 21/12/2014)

NC, UML for ‘decisive talks’ with opposition (kp 20/12/2014), NC, UML to opt for voting if no consensus (rep 20/12/2014), Toe ‘progressive’ line: BRB to ruling parties, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/12/2014), Oppn front warns of protest: Protests if NC, UML are inflexible: FDRA (kp 20/12/2014), FRA gearing up to launch agitation: NC says resolution should besought on negotiating table, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/12/2014), Janajati alliance stages protest for identity-based federalism (kp 20/12/2014), No alternative to agitation, say Madhesi forces (kp 20/12/2014), Nembang urged to take initiative for consensus (ht 20/12/2014)

CA continues debate on its next step (ht 19/12/2014), “The clock is ticking”, interview with CA Chair Subhas Nembang (nt 19/12/2014), One month to go: Politicians agree to agree, sending a sense of cautious optimism about the constitution, but they need to settle their power struggle first (nt 19/12/2014), Contentious consensus: There is much more to the constitution debate than the constitution, by Anurag Acharya (nt 19/12/2014), Directly-elected Prez call renewed (kp 19/12/2014), NEFIN to member bodies: Don’t join Tuladhar-led move (kp 19/12/2014) [Janajati (and Madheshi) will never get their just demands fulfilled as long as they are unable to cooperate!!], Forge consensus or be ready for vote, says PM (ht 19/12/2014) [A two-thirds majority for the non-inclusive proposal of the ruling parties can hardly be imagined!], NC, UML for giving top leaders 5 days to settle disputes (rep 19/12/2014), MJF-Nepal pledges single Madhes (ht 19/12/2014), Model of judiciary: A Thorny Issue on Constitution Drafting, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/12/2014)

Leaders claim progress on judiciary, electoral system: Differences persist on federalism, forms of government, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Pranab Kharel (kp 18/12/2014), CA members voice their party stances: Discussions show that deadlock nowhere near resolution (ht 18/12/2014), UML reiterates two-third majority if no consensus (rep 18/12/2014), Oppn warns against bringing statute through majority (rep 18/12/2014), UML: Extremist forces threat to statute writing (kp 18/12/2014)

MPs divided over statute procedure: Ruling parties question PDCC’s relevance; Propose settling disputed issues at the Constituent Assembly (kp 17/12/2014) [Only the CA has to decide on the new constitution, not the parties and their male Bahuin leaders!!], CA prolongs meeting to await consensus among parties (ht 17/12/2014), CA chair urged to remove deadlock (rep 17/12/2014), FSPN warns ruling parties (ht 17/12/2014)

Flexibility a far cry as CA deliberations begin (kp 16/12/2014), PDCC must settle disputes: Maoists (kp 16/12/2014), UCPN-M for returning disputes to CPDCC (ht 16/12/2014), Ruling, oppn leaders sharply divided on returning to CPDCC (rep 16/12/2014)

CA takes up disputed issues: PDCC Chair Bhattarai insists consensus still possible (kp 11/12/2014), Bhattarai tables CPDCC report: Says mandate of people’s movements takes precedence over that of elections (ht 11/12/2014), Choice is between disastrous and unpalatable: Bhattarai (rep 11/12/2014), Parties in ‘positive discussions’ to settle contentious subjects (kp 11/12/2014), Parties to seek consensus through series of talks (rep 11/12/2014), Ruling, opposition parties trying to woo each other (ht 11/12/2014), Fear Of Missing The January 22 Deadline Looms Large, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 11/12/2014), Weapons of choice: What would be the long- and short-term consequences if the two-thirds majority should get its way?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 11/12/2014), Regressive statute will be torn: CPN-M (ht 11/12/2014)

NC Lawmaker passes away (kp 08/12/2014), NC CA member Hari Khadka passes away (ht 09/12/2014)

A slippery slope: Unless drastic amendments are made to the CA Rules of Procedure, a new constitution by January 22 is no longer possible, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/11/2014), On the brink: Constitutional process (rep 25/11/2014)

A year after election, CA still lacks full shape, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/11/2014)

Russian roulette: Nepal’s constitution process (rep 12/11/2014), BRB for dispute resolution panel within PDCC (kp 12/11/2014), Bhattarai proposes forming mechanism within CPDCC to settle disputes (rep), CPDCC fails to find a way out (ht 12/11/2014)

Budget session: 39 days wasted in wrangle with opposition (kp 10/11/2014), President ends budget session (ht 10/11/2014)

CA court rules in favour of UCPN (M) MP Mandal (kp 06/11/2014), CA Court upholds Mandal’s victory (ht 06/11/2014)

Sexual harassment at work: Parliamentary committee passes Bill unanimously (ht 06/11/1014), Bill regarding harassment at work passed (kp 10/11/2014)

UML, Maoist MPs against arms treaty ratification (kp 05/11/2014), Lawmakers debate Arms Trade Treaty (rep 05/11/2014)

Parliament approves proposal to ratify Saarc seed bank pact (kp 05/11/2014)

IPNMN unveils manifesto: Pledges to secure single identity-based federal units (ht 03/11/2014), Janajatis kick off nationwide stir: The movement plans to fight for ethnic, gender and linguistic equality of marginalised communities in the new constitution, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/11/2014), Madhesi parties sidelined: Gupta (ht 03/11/2014), PM against protests until statute is out (kp 03/11/2014) [Wow, a really democratic stand! The excluded masses shall once again accept what the male Bahun leaders decide!!], PDCC fails to chart way for constitution writing (kp 03/11/2014), CPDCC fails to submit report: Meeting to continue until contents are finalised (ht 03/11/2014), CPDCC meeting to continue today also; Existential crisis for leaders id consensus fails: Bhattarai (rep 03/11/2014), NC, UML float seven-Pradesh model, by Prakash Acharya (ht 03/11/2014), NC, UML agree on 7-province model: Koshi, Janakpur, Rajdhani, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali, Seti-Mahakali proposed as names, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/11/2014), NC, UML bid to register proposals opposed (ht 03/11/2014), UCPN (M) reiterates statute in consensus (kp 03/11/2014), Parliament resumes after HM’s apology (kp 03/11/2014), House proceedings resume after Gautam's apology (rep 03/11/2014), RPP-N’s Houseobstruction ends (ht 03/11/2014), Hindu activists resume strike (kp 03/11/2014), Nepal’s moment: US envoy’s unsolicited advice to political actors: find common ground, stick to January deadline for new constitution, by Peter W. Bodde (kp 03/11/2014)

Consensus elusive (kp 01/11/2014), Parties fail to reach agreeable solution: Leaders to consult CA, PDCC chairmen next (kp 01/11/2014), Ruling parties to register common views at CPDCC, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 01/11/2014), Consensus must for statute drafting, say 22 parties (kp 01/11/2014), Consensus chances slim: Dahal; 22-party alliance to tell CPDCC to submit report (ht 01/11/2014)

Fringe parties for vote if no accord: PDCC chairman consults leaders of smaller parties (kp 31/10/2014), UML divided over official stance on contentious issues (kp 31/10/2014), Consensus eludes three major parties (ht 31/10/2014), NC, UML for forwarding disputes to full CA (rep 31/10/2014)

NC, UML try to bridge trust gap: Ruling parties deliberate on preparing questionnaire (kp 30/10/2014), NC, UML working on common view (ht 30/10/2014), NC, UML to finalise their stance on federalism today (rep 30/10/2014), Ruling parties must be ready to compromise: UCPN-Maoist (ht 30/10/2014), No further flexbility on federal model: UCPN (Maoist) (rep 30/10/2014), UCPN (M) ready to adopt flexibility (kp 30/10/2014), Voting process for statute in quagmire (kp 30/10/2014)

Big 3 count on informal talks as November 1 deadline looms (kp 28/10/2014), Dishonouring previous pacts will invite dire consequences: Dahal (kp 28/10/2014), Major parties pledge timely constitution (ht 28/10/2014) [Many things these male Bahun leaders currently discuss are worse than no constitution!!], Consensus will be easy if leaders’ concerns addressed: Bhattarai (ht 28/10/2014) [It's far more important to address the concerns of the excluded majority of Nepali society!!], Leaders' ambitions have prolonged deadlock: Bhattarai, by Thira L. Bhsal (rep 28/10/2014), NC, UML for minimum pradeshes, reformed parliamentary system (ht 28/10/2014)

PDCC-judiciary consultation: Top judges for splitting JC tasks, by Pranab Kharel (kp 27/10/2014), Constitutional bench not constitutional court: CJ, other justices; EC suggests MMPR electoral model, 3 pc threshold, by Thira L. Bhusal and Ashok Dahal (rep 27/10/2014), EC insists on 3pc threshold as PR pre-requisite in elections: Uprety says the EC is against reserved constituencies as some sections have proposed (kp 27/10/2014)

Lawmaker Paswan faces termination (kp 24/10/2014), CA Court scraps Hajari's CA membership (kp 27/10/2014)

Parties in no hurry for CA vote on disputes (kp 24/10/2014)

Second round talks indecisive; next sitting after Tihar holidays (kp 23/10/2014), Three party talks end inconclusively: They realise need for consensus, but parties still can’t find common ground (ht 23/10/2014), Big 3 parties to meet again on Oct 26-27: Gokarna meeting fails to yield result (rep 23/10/2014) [Hopefully, they enjoyed their luxury stay at the expense of the state!!], Nembang confident about solution (ht 23/10/2014) [?? The required solution is not even under discussion!!]

Nov 1 PDCC limit to sort disputes (kp 22/10/2014), CPDCC gets one last chance to accomplish tasks; Deadline extended till Nov 1; CA calendar amended  first time, by Prakash Acharya (ht 22/10/2014), CPDCC gets 12 more days to settle disputes (rep 22/10/2014), Resort talks fail to yield much (kp 22/10/2014), Three party meet ends in fiasco: Parties to continue negotiation on thorny issues of new statute again on Wednesday (rep 22/10/2014), Three major parties get talking ‘seriously’ (ht 22/10/2014)

Constitution writing: Big 3 for Oct-end consensus cut-off, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 19/10/2014), Nembang prods parties to pick option early (kp 19/10/2014), Vote inevitable if consensus obstructed: NC tells UCPN-M (ht 19/10/2014) [What the parties call consensus is always a one-sided view!!], Dahal blames NC, UML for stalemate (kp 19/10/2014), Top leaders blame each other at UML tea party (ht 19/10/2014), 22 parties to intensify stir after Chhath (ht 19/10/2014)

CA fails to abide by its calendar: CPDCC likely to get one more extension to forge consensus (ht 18/10/2014), CPDCC yet again misses deadline given to settle disputes (rep 18/10/2014), Parties to seek more time for accord sake (kp 18/10/2014), 22-party alliance appeals for consensus (kp), I’m ready to lead people’s revolt, says Dahal (ht) [??? This should be the task of a non-Bahun, if possible a woman, and it must be peaceful!!], Dahal: I'll lead movement if statute put to vote (rep 18/10/2014), Hard Days Ahead: Political leaders have failed to reach a consensus on constitutional issues, pushing the process of constitution writing into uncertainties (sp 18/10/2014)

PDCC fails on accord, questionnaire fronts (kp 17/10/2014), Bhattarai tells parties to bring consensus proposal today (ht 17/10/2014), Consensus or vote: Parties to meet today for decision (kp 17/10/2014), Top leaders head to Gokarna for talks (ht 17/10/2014), Consensus on contention: There is no point continuing with endless meetings and keep fooling people all the time, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 17/10/2014), Minister no-show: House meet put off (kp 17/10/2014)

Parliament withheld due to the absence of ministers (Setopati 16/10/2014), Constitution writing: Major parties to hold talks on voting process (kp 16/10/2014), Parties to go for voting if consensus bid fails: UCPN-M could agree to six or seven pradesh model if NC and UML agree to mixed ethnicity based pradeshes (ht 16/10/2014), Big 3 to try for consensus, prepare for vote in tandem (rep 16/10/2014), Parties present their positions in writing (kp 16/10/2014), Congress fails to woo Madhesi parties (ht 16/10/2014), The Madheshi parties are one on core issues, interview with Laxman Lal Karna, Sadbhavana Party (rep 16/10/2014), It's doable: Constitution making (rep 16/10/2014)

‘Statute deal not on the horizon’: Maoist chairman blames hardened NC-UML position, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/10/2014), Deal not possible in next three days: Dahal; Says Congress, UML backtracked on agreements reached during the previous CA (ht 15/10/2014), We're ready to settle for fewer than 10 provinces: Dahal, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/10/2014), PDCC settles land reform dispute (kp 15/10/2014)

Big 3 talks focus on judiciary: ‘Agreed’ in principle to form Constitutional Court to look into disputes related to federalism (kp 14/10/2014), Major parties form team to suggest on judiciary (ht 14/10/2014), Temple and state: It must be understood that secularism has become firmly entrenched in the national polity (kp 14/10/2014), Constitution of consensus: Consensus through force may give us constitution but in the process we will have forgotten why we wanted federalism to begin with, by Bishal Thapa (rep 14/10/2014) [The leading politicians already have forgotten this for long!!]

Parliament concludes Appropriation Bill debate (ht 13/10/2014)

Parties brace for statute give-n-take: Possible deal motivates leaders, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 13/10/2014) [A bad constitution is worse than a delayed constitution since it leads to further long-term conflict!!], Leaders flexible on number, names of provinces: Maoists want identity-based names for provinces (rep 13/10/2014), Section of NC for north-south alignment (rep 13/10/2014), Major parties disagree to agree again, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 13/10/2014), Talk panel to re-convene today: Constituent Assembly asks PDCC to forge consensus by end of week (kp 13/10/2014)

6-7 states official NC position: Party to table proposal at the upcoming meeting of Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee, by Anil Giri (kp 12/10/2014) [Flexibility sounds different!!], NC comes up with proposal on disputed issues of constitution: Suggests two federal structures, PM elected by House, Electoral College-elected President; Two-tier Parliament, single Pradesh Sabha, by Prakash Acharya (ht 12/10/2014), NC moots six-state and seven state models: Three states in Tarai plains, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/10/2014), PM Koirala roots for maximum 7 federal states with multiple identity (rep 12/10/2014), UML, NC at odds over forms of govt (kp 12/10/2014)

22 parties organise rally for consensus: Press for identity-based federalism in statute (ht 11/10/2014), Oppn rally for identity-based federalism (kp 11/10/2014), Alliance threatens to scrap statute not ensuring identity (rep 11/10/2014), For 3rd shot at accord, PDCC gets one week (kp 11/10/2014), CA extends CPDCC deadline for third time, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 11/10/2014), CPDCC gets extension Deadline for preparing first draft of statute to be affected (ht 11/10/2014)

CA likely to give PDCC more time for building consensus (kp 10/10/2014), Bhattarai seeks PM Koirala’s help in forging consensus (ht 10/10/2014), NC faction campaigns for Hindu state revival (kp 10/10/2014), UCPN-Maoist urges CA members to join movement, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 10/10/2014), CPN-UML: Vote if no consensus; Party seeks to endorse new statute through a two-third majority as per provisions of Interim Constitution (kp 10/10/2014), RPP-N objects to political mechanism (kp 10/10/2014), RPP-N threatens to obstruct House (ht 10/10/2014), RPP-Nepal ends House obstruction after government clarifies (ht 11/10/2014)

Big three seal 5-point deal: Legislature-Parliament business resumes, by Pranab Kharel (kp 09/10/2014), House obstruction ends: Deadlock cleared after parties seal five-point deal (ht 09/10/2014), Cross-party deal sets statute wheels in motion, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/10/2014) [??], Give and take: Both opposition and ruling parties need to demonstrate flexibility in constitution writing (kp 09/10/2014), Ready to compromise on forms of govt: UML (kp 09/10/2014), CPDCC submits its report to CA: It lacks consensus on any of themajor contentious issues (ht 09/10/2014)

Tension as mid-Oct draft deadline drifts (kp 08/10/2014), PM urges oppn to withdraw protests (kp 08/10/2014), Constitutional issues should be decided through dialogue: PM (ht 08/10/2014), PDCC to submit its report today: Committee Chairman Bhattarai likely to mention that more disscussions are required for consensus (kp 08/10/2014), CPDCC fails to settle vexing statute issues, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 08/10/2014), Constitution writing process: UML to discuss voting with fringe parties (kp 08/10/2014)

House panels not ensuring accountability, by Prakash Acharya (ht 08/10/2014)

Oppn parties announce stir to press demands: Reject NC, UML’s proposal to settle disputed issues through vote (kp 07/10/2014), Three opposition fronts announce stir (ht 07/10/2014), Parties at odds over voting; set to miss another deadline (kp 07/10/2014), PDCC extends terms of two sub-committees (kp 07/10/2014), CPDCC to give its report today but without questionnaire (ht 07/10/2014)

Parties seek one week to settle disputed issues (kp 01/10/2014), CPDCC fails to meet second deadline (ht 01/10/2014), No alternative to consensus, says Bhattarai (ht 01/10/2014), Major disputes must be settled through consensus: Bhattarai; 'Decision through voting may invite conflict' (rep 01/10/2014), House meet put off for third week in row (kp 01/10/2014), Oli slams UCPN-M supremo Dahal (ht 01/10/2014), Maoists obstructing statute: Nepal (ht 01/10/2014) [All party leaders obstruct the constitution writing process since 85 percent od the population have no say!!], EC proposes 3pc threshold for parties to secure PR seats (kp 01/10/2014) [!!], EC: 51 pc vote a must for directly-elected prez or PM, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 01/10/2014)

Bhattarai issues quit threat amid impasse (kp 30/09/2014), CPDCC chair tables options to end rift Committee may miss today’s deadline to forge consensus, by Prakash Acharya (ht 30/09/2014), House obstacle leaves key bills in tatters: The Maoists continue to demand implementation of the past agreements and an important role in the peace process, by Pranab Kharel (kp 30/09/2014), House adjourned till Oct 8 (ht 30/09/2014) [Only to remember: The house has already been adjourned since August 29!!!], Destination doubtful: Given intra-party tussles and the lack of a trust deficit, a constitution by the January 22 deadline looks unlikely, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/09/2014)

FRA, AIF to launch joint movement (ht 29/09/2014), Yadav threatens agitation: Says govt ignoring consensus in constitution-writing process (ht 29/09/2014), ‘Statute victim to leaders’ inability to take decisions’ (kp 29/09/2014), Bhattarai doubts timely drafting of constitution (ht 29/09/2014), ‘CA, PDCC making no progress’ (kp 29/09/2014)

Constitution to have more commissions (ht 28/09/2014), CPDCC for 7 constitutional bodies in new statute: Joint house committee to monitor bodies, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 28/09/2014), Consensus continues to elude Big Three (ht 28/09/2014), Constitution promulgation by Jan 22: Oli (kp 28/09/2014) [????], Will lawmakers abide by CA chair’s directive? Chances of Constituent Assembly members staying in Valley slim (ht 28/09/2014)

Constitutional bodies to report to Parliament (kp 28/09/2014)

Parties likely to miss Sept 30 deadline as well, by Prakash Acharya (ht 27/09/2014), Rift in CPDCC on right to property provision (ht 27/09/2014), NRNs, ex-Gurkhas may get special citizenship (kp 27/09/2014), 'Special citizenship' sans political rights for NRNs mooted: Dispute persists over compensation for land above ceiling, by Prakash Dahal (rep 27/09/2014), Meeting to clear House impasse comes a cropper (kp 27/09/2014)

NC leads effort to resume Parliament: Ruling party under pressure to accept Maoist chief Dahal as HLPC chair (kp 26/09/2014), NC, UCPN-M talks positive (ht 26/09/2014), Major parties close to agreement on lifting House obstruction (rep 26/09/2014)

Parties ‘to miss’ mid-Oct limit: A month needed to prepare first draft after pact: Panel (kp 25/09/2014), Top leaders doubtful about timely statute: Maoist stand on HLPC, identity issue poses obstacles (rep 25/09/2014), CPDCC fails to make tangible progress (rep 25/09/2014), Federal Republican Alliance wooing fringe parties: FRA suspects ruling parties could get constitution approved on basis of numerical strength (ht 25/09/2014), House obstruction may end tomorrow: Parties agree not to include RPP in HLPC (ht 25/09/2014)

PDCC to discuss citizenship law, CIAA jurisdiction (kp 24/09/2014), CA fails to renew lease even after 3 months, by Ashok Dahal (kp 24/09/2014)

Lawmakers trade charges over House disruption, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 23/09/2014)

NC, UML Janajati MPs say ‘no’ caucus: Argue caucuses redundant when there are other forums to voice agenda, by Bhadra (kp 22/09/21014) [All other forums are under control of male Bahuns (less than 6.5 percent of the population) who are only interested to preserve their privileges in the new constitution!!]

Statute deadline nears, ethnic MPs plan caucus (kp 21/09/2014), Indigenous CA members to form loose alliance (ht 21/09/2014), Preparing for battle for equal rights: MJF-N (ht 21/09/2014), PDCC in informal accord bid; talks to go at two levels, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/09/2014), Bhattarai plans to work out consensus on statute issues within deadline: First report of CPDCC to be submitted to CA on September 24, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 21/09/2014), CPDCC resumes work, but sluggishly: Largely ineffective so far (rep 21/09/2014), Signature drive initiated to amend citizenship draft bill (kp 21/09/2014), Parties near agreement on ending House obstruction: Issue of giving legal status for war-era land transactions yet to be resolved (ht 21/09/2014)

Another chance: CPDCC time extension (rep 20/09/2014), Parties fail to resume parliament business; Fresh Maoist demand: Legalise property deals endorsed by war-era ‘Revolutionary Council’ (kp 20/09/2014)

PDCC gets two weeks to settle issues (kp 19/09/2014), CA gives CPDCC two more weeks to settle disputes: Asks Baburam Bhattarai-led committee ro prepare questionnaires by October 7, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 19/09/2014), House remains stalled (rep 19/09/2014), Failed roundtable cost govt Rs 400,000, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/09/2014)

Statute drafting, dispute resolution to go in tandem (kp 18/09/2014), CA members press for consensus (ht 18/09/2014), Shooting one’s own foot: CPN-Maoist will lose all relevance if it boycotts constitution-drafting process (kp 18/09/2014)

NEFIN stage sit-in protest outside CA (kp 17/09/2014), Round-table meet plan fails: CPN-M says it’s futile to hold all-party conference if only statute issues were to be discussed, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/09/2014), NPC put off sine die after CPN-M boycotts meet, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 17/09/2014), ‘CPN-Maoist acted with ill-intention’: CA calendar not to be affected, say ruling parties, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/09/2014), Int’l community stands one on statute (kp 17/09/2014)

CPN-M pushes for more issues on table: NC’s Poudel says conference will take place even without CPN-Maoist (kp 16/09/2014), Writ against CA appointments (ht 16/09/2014), Petition demands scarpping of 17 CA nominations (rep 16/09/2014)

Leaders at odds over CA calendar amendment (kp 15/09/2014), CA members split on consensus (ht 15/09/2014), Lawmakers oppose deals on statute outside CA (rep 15/09/2014), House disruptionon, Bills piling up: Next meeting this evening (ht 15/09/2014), ‘Identity basis for federalism’: 33-party bloc finds common point amid differences (kp 15/09/2014), Destination unknown: All-party conference (rep 15/09/2014), RPP-N boycotts all-party meet (kp 15/09/2014)

Parties agree to take up only statute items: All-party conference to begin on Tuesday morning in CA building (kp 14/09/2014), Task force clears all bottlenecks: All party conference to have 82 representatives (rep 14/09/2014), Each party toget five minutes in conference (ht 14/09/2014) [What shall this conference be good for???], Doing it right: Writing a constitution that is acceptable to all is more important than a delay in its promulgation, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 14/09/2014) [Such constitution cannot be written by the male Bahun elite of the political parties! It requires the appropriate participation of all sections of Nepali society!!], New CA, old tricks: The second CA inherits from its predecessor the broken spirit of collaboration among political parties, by Tika P. Dhakal (rep 14/09/2014) [as well as the constant disregard of the interim constitution and the non-inclusiveness of dialogue!!]

Parties’ focus more on process, less on content (ht 13/09/2014), House obstructed again: Sapkota says govt run by criminals (ht 13/09/2014), Stage set for all-party meet on Sept 16, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 13/09/2014), All-party conference fixed for Tuesday (ht 13/09/2014), Parties agree to hold nat'l conference on Sept 16 (rep 13/09/2014), ‘No foreign trips before statute’ (kp 13/09/2014)

PDCC submits reports to CA: Bhattarai requests more time for consensus-building (kp 12/09/2014), Bhattarai tables CPDCC’s report in CA: Seeks more time to forge consensus on 13 unresolved issues (ht 12/09/2014), I'm under pressure not to expedite statute: Bhattarai; Harps on consensus again (rep 12/09/2014), TMLP cadres burn effigies of Oli and Mahat (kp 12/09/2014), Leaders at odds over all-party meet date: CPN-Maoist leader Pampha Bhusal says top leaders want more discussions to find common ground on the disputed issues (kp 12/09/2014), Four parties fail to fix conference date (ht 12/09/2014), Nat'l political conference unlikely before PM's return from US, by Ashok Dahal (rep 12/09/2014), National conference, a likely exercise in redundance, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/09/2014)

CA full house meet today; PDCC to table reports for deliberation (kp 11/09/2014), Big three to take shot at consensus: Informal meeting to explore points of compromise (kp 11/09/2014), CPN-UML: If consensus eludes, let’s go for vote (kp 11/09/2014), CA schedule can’t be pushed, Oli tells UML lawmakers (ht 11/09/2014), Koirala against Dahal-led HLPC (kp 11/09/2014) [i.e. Shekhar Koirala], NC leader rules outtimely constitution (ht), All-party govt, if not HLPC: Dahal (ht 11/09/2014), Statute-making difficult if no consensus govt or HLPC: Dahal (rep 11/09/2014) [Statute writing is neither the task of the government not of the party leaders! It is the task of inclusively composed representatives of the people!!], Opposition continues House obstruction (ht 11/09/2014), ‘It was PM’s idea to bring aboard Baidya’ (kp 11/09/2014), Red line: Parties in the CA should be flexible with the Baidya Maoists, but only so much (kp 11/09/2014), CPN-Maoist wants all-powerful political conference, interview with Bhim Rawal, CPN-UML (rep 11/09/2014)

CA gets reports from talks panel: Panel Chairman Bhattarai seeks more time for consensus; CA meeting expected to amend working calendar, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/09/2014), The long game: PDCC report listing both gains and failures of CA still a positive sign (kp 08/09/2014), CA likely to send unresolved issues back to CPDCC (rep 08/09/2014), Starting error: Constitution deadlines (rep 08/09/2014), PM rules out putting offconstitution deadline (ht 08/09/2014) [???], CA sidelined citizenship issue: Experts, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 08/09/2014), 'New condition' for citizenship thru mother alarms rights activists (rep 08/09/2014), Magar for citizenship in mother’s name (ht 08/09/2014), Retain Constitutional Council, Judicial Council in statute: Deuba (ht 08/09/2014), Youth Force formed for identity-based federalism (ht 08/09/2014), Consensus will be sought till very end of constitution process, interview with Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Nepali Congress (kp 08/09/2014) [And why do you not seek consensus with the excluded sections of Nepali society (ca. 85 percent) instead of only consensus among the male Bahun leaders of the political parties??], All-party meet to dwell on unresolved issues (ht 08/09/2014), Will National Political Conference Bring All Together?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 08/09/2014) [A precondition would be that the number of participating male Bahuns is not higher than 6.5 percent!], International law conference concludes: Call to ensure economic, social and cultural rights (ht 08/09/2014)

Talks panel misses consensus deadline, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/09/2014), Parties not to amend CA Rules: Decide to give one more chance to CPDCC to resolve disputed issues (ht 07/09/2014), CA calendar to be amended: CPDCC seeks more time to settle thorny issues, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/09/2014), Parties yet to agree on the term of Constitutional Court: Deuba, by Narhari Sapkota (kp 07/09/2014)

CA set to miss first crucial deadline today, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 06/09/2014), Consensus deadline expires today: Discord whether to seek more time or submit reports, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/09/2014) [Submitting reports now is nonsense since all the discussions have so far been among predominantly male Bahun party leaders! To seek more time only makes sense if those who discuss the issues become inclusive, i.e. male Bahuns should have a share of not more than 6.5 percent of the discussants!], Ruling parties, oppn divided over amending CA Rules, by Prakash Acharya and Tika R. Pradhan (ht 06/09/2014)

Disputes remain; 3 parties agree to meet today (kp 05/09/2014), No consensus on pradeshes (ht 05/09/2014), Constitutional statusfor commissions (ht 05/09/2014), CA chair wants committee report tabled on schedule (ht 05/09/2014) [??], Three parties agree to CPN-M demand for all-party meet (kp 05/09/2014), Big three, CPN (Maoist) agree for all-party conference: Panel to suggest modalities, jurisdiction, by Ashok Dahal (rep 05/09/2014), Task force formed to hold political conference (kp 05/09/2014), Among believers: We should protect the right to religious freedom in the new constitution (nt 05/09/2014)

Looming deadline: Only through compromise can parties come up with an enduring constitution (kp 04/09/2014) [A reasonable constitution with durable value is not possible on this way! It will only be a statue produced by male high caste party leaders without any inclusion of the so far excluded majority of society!!], Parties ‘flexible’ on disputed issues, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/09/2014), NC, UML reach agreement (kp), Deal on thorny issues by Thursday, say top leaders, by Ramesh Khatiwada (ht 04/09/2014) [The leaders' just sitting down and making is means ridiculing the inclusion aspect of constitution writing!], Gautam: Only CA should issue statute (kp 04/09/2014), House meet put off for third day (kp 04/09/2014), House in recess for one week (ht 04/09/2014), Has Janajati cause lost its verve? Prominent Janajati leaders, who are also members of various mainstream parties, are pushing the official lines of their parties, upending the original agendas of ethnic groups, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 04/09/2014), Women rights bodies flay citizenship proviso (ht 04/09/2014), Bar convicts of serious crimes from polls: CPDCC (ht 04/09/2014), No contesting polls for CIMT-guilty: CPDCC urges big 3, others to settle thorny issues (ht 04/09/2014), Back to square one: Kathmandu looks convinced that federal model proposed ans aspired by Maoists and Madheshis should not be apporved by the CA, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 04/09/2014)

‘Exclusive CA’ raises eyebrows (kp 03/09/2014) Parties to negotiate stances: Major parties NC, UML, UCPN (M) begin dialogue on federalism and governance models (kp 03/09/2014), Major parties agree to all-party meet, differ on modality and ToR: Decide to hold talks with CPN-Maoist again on Thursday (rep 03/09/2014), Big Three positive on all-sector conference, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 03/09/2014), Big 3 in fresh talks over key contentions (rep 03/09/2014), Parties revisit contentious statute issues (ht 03/09/2014), Disputes to be put to vote if no consensus: Nembang (rep 03/09/2014), Experts for 10 plus provinces (kp 03/09/2014), Two dominant ethnic groups in pradeshes suggested: To reduce number of federal units (ht 03/09/2014), Code drafters at a loss over LGBTI concerns, by Weena Pun (kp 03/09/2014), Statutory provision mooted to ban strikes (ht 03/09/2014), Does the country really need Constitutional Court?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 03/09/2014), Can CA Vote Clear All Hurdles?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 03/09/2014)

10-state model Maoist stance: Backs federalism model suggested by panel in first CA (kp 02/09/2014), 'Federal states on the basis of identity, strength' (rep 02/09/2014), Parties weigh three options, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/09/2014), Parties hard put tackling trust deficit among them (ht 02/09/2014), Party first: If we are to have a timely constituition, the CA must take a long break; Odd as it may sound, that would be the smartest thing to do, by Bishal Thapa (rep 02/09/2014), Transitional arrangements after new statute: CPDCC to give continuity to parliament, judiciary, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/09/2014)

Stick to deadline: Nembang; CA chairman tells chairpersons of five thematic committees calendar won’t be amended (kp 01/09/2014), Bhattarai stresses meeting Sept 6 dispute resolution deadline: Delay will invite more complications, say other CA vommittee members, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 01/09/2014), Consensus uncertain in six days: UCPN-Maoist blames ruling coalition of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML for not engaging in meaningful negotiations (ht 01/09/2014), Poles apart: NC-UML will commit historic blunder if openings for compromise are overlooked (kp 01/09/2014), If consensus fails, constitution should be put to vote, interview with CPN-UML General Secretary Pradip Gyawali (kp 01/09/2014) [?????], Oppn parties obstruct Parliament proceedings (kp 01/09/2014), Opposition stalls House yet again over HLPC formation (rep 01/09/2014), Madhesi parties miffed over lawmaker nomination snub (kp 01/09/2014), Congress, UML leaders discontent (kp 01/09/2014), 16 CA members sworn (ht 01/09/2014), Maoists reject proposal to form 3-party HLPC (kp 01/09/2014), UML entrusts Gautam with resolving HLPC issue (ht 01/09/2014), HLPM And Political Consensus, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 01/09/2014)

Missed deadline may invite chaos: Many fear Assembly relapsing into state of indecision, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 31/08/2014), EC suggests 2 models for central election (kp 31/08/2014), Zero out of 26: CA member nominations (rep 31/08/2014), PAC to continue graft probe against MP-elect Thapa (kp 31/08/2014), Dissatisfaction in NC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 31/08/2014), UML factional rivalry deepens (rep 31/08/2014), UML secy disapproves of party’s MP nominees (kp 31/08/2014), UML secretary urges party chair to put issues on table (ht 31/08/2014), Maoists to submit names for CA pick Monday (rep 31/08/2014), End Parliament obstruction: PM Says, there’s no point getting entangled with the issue of HLPC (ht 31/08/2014), Congress, UML discuss contentious issues (ht 31/08/2014)

CA likely to miss Sept 6 deadline: Thorniest issues yet to be resolved (rep 30/08/2014), Where's the will? (rep 30/08/2014), Minorities’ role in statute drafting discussed (ht 30/08/2014), Cabinet nominates 17 CA members, finally; Names awaited from Maoist, fringe parties, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 30/08/2014) [Oligarchy, nepotism and disregard of the interim constitution gaining ground once again!!], Cabinet nominates 17 of the remaining 26 CA members, by Prakash Acharya (ht 30/08/2014), Govt names only 17 CA members: Nominations spark dispute in parties, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 30/08/2014), Opposition obstructs House over HLPC delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/08/2014), Opposition parties stall Parliament proceedings: Dahal says NC, UML not serious about constitution calendar (ht 30/08/2014), Madhesi parties bone of contention in HLPC formation (ht 30/08/2014)

Parties agree to draft ‘flexible constitution’: Provisions on federalism, secularism, press freedom and human rights could be amended with two-thirds support in Parliament, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/08/2014), Non-amendable provisions reduced: National independence, sovereignty, integrity to be non-amendable; press freedom, human rights, periodic election, fundamental rights to be amendable (ht 29/08/2014), They ink deal after deal but bicker over implementation, by Thiras L. Bhusal (rep), Shrestha proposes removing provision of 26 CA nominations (kp 29/08/2014) [?? Follow the ruling of the interim constitution and nominate MPs without party affiliation! The you have no problems!], CA members need not benominated now: Shrestha (ht 29/08/2014) [What do I care about the interim constitution!! Yes, they should have been nominated in January latest!], Shrestha: Scrap provision for 26 lawmakers (rep 29/08/2014)

House elects chairpersons in 12 parliamentary committees, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/08/2014), Parliamentary committees get their chairs (ht 28/08/2014), 9 months after polls, all House panel heads elected unopposed (rep 28/08/2014), Nomination of CA members: SC moved seeking order to govt to wait for clearance (ht 28/08/2014), NC leader moves SC against nomination of 26 lawmakers (rep), Constitutional Court not needed: Four SC judges (ht 28/08/2014)

Lawmaker nominations: Experts: Respect apex court verdict (kp 27/08/2014), Don’t wait for apex court to review CA nominations, lawyers tell govt (kp 27/08/2014), CJ, justices against Constitutional Court in new statute (rep 27/08/2014), House committees to get chiefs today (ht 27/08/2014), 11 house committees to get heads today (rep 27/08/2014), Running out the clock: Despite claims by leaders that the constitution will be written in time, there are reasons to be skeptical, by Dipendra Jha (kp 27/08/2014)

Opposition parties to obstruct Parliament (ht 27/08/2014)

Dialogue panel to solve prickly issues in 2 wks (kp 26/08/2014), Karna sub-panelsubmits report (ht 26/08/2014), Bhattarai invites apex court judges (ht 26/08/2014), CA nominations put off (ht 26/08/2014), ‘Change nat’l animal’ (ht 26/08/2014), Ruling parties rule out formation of Dahal-led HLPC (ht 26/08/2014), Ruling parties say no to HLPC (rep 26/08/2014), Dahal warns House disruption (kp 26/08/2014), Dahal threatens protests in parliament, street (rep 26/08/2014), UCPN-M to obstruct House (kp 26/08/2014), Think big: New constitution (rep 26/08/2014), House panel set to vote for new heads on Wednesday (kp 26/08/2014), House committee heads to be elected Wednesday, by Ashok Dahal (rep 26/08/2014), Parliamentary committees’ election slated for tomorrow (ht 26/08/2014)

CA may miss Sept 6 deadline for settling disputes; Major parties yet to focus on thorny issues: Bhattarai, by Thira L. Bhasal (rep 25/08/2014), Chepangs seek their representation in CA (kp 25/08/2014), 3-party meet fails; CA appointments in limbo (kp 25/08/2014)

NC, UML agree to give CA full shape (kp 23/08/2014) [This smells of another grave violation of the interim constitution! These 26 MPs should not be selected on the basis of affiliation to any political party!! When the SC begin to stop the continued break of constitutional law by the politicians??], 22 of 26 CA members maybe named tomorrow (ht 23/08/2014)

Statute writing process: Big 3 struggle for common ground (kp 21/08/2014), Parties at odds over Constitutional Court (kp 21/08/2014), CA Court tells govt to amend election laws: Asks EC to introduce system that ensures that those getting majority votes win, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 21/08/2014), Federalism becomes non-amendable (ht 21/08/2014), Middle way: Parties need to find middle ground between identity and economic viability (kp 21/08/2014), Citizenship through mother a must in new statute: NWC (rep 21/08/2014), Prez’s re-endorsement not possible, says PM: Koirala resumes work at his office in Singha Durbar after two months (kp 21/08/2014) [?????], Approval of President is not at all issue of the hour, says PM Koirala (ht 21/08/2014) [This is correct! His re-endorsement should have taken place in February; so, please live on with a not legitimised president!!], CA I only discussed issues; CA II is also resolving them, Interview with Subhas Chandra Nembang (rep 21/08/2014) [The inclusive composition of CA-I was one of the reasons for intnesive discussions; in far less inclusive CA-II, only the exclusive circle of party leaders discusses and tekas decision!! There is hardly any participation pf Dalits, Janajati, Madheshi and women in general in the decision process!], Do Not Roil Communal Harmony, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 21/08/2014) [This is a myth! In fact, Nepal has been a single ethnic identity based central state for the past 250 years! To prevent the end of discrimination is the vested interest of the exclusive leadership of the political parties!!!], Dilemmas and democracy: Are the leaders of the Nepali-language minority willing to share state power with myriad others?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 21/08/2014)

House panel claims jurisdiction over all ministries, govt bodies, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 21/08/2014)

CA committee fails to reach consensus on electoral system (kp 20/08/2014), Panel to give more power to CIAA (kp 20/08/2014), Parliamentary committees to get full shape, by Pranab Kharel (kp 20/08/2014), ‘Ready to change stance on forms of governance for inclusive federalism’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/08/2014), CA panel agrees on title of new constitution (ht 20/08/2014), Dahal unsure of statute on time, but hopeful, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 20/08/2014), Dahal: No statute if NC, UML stick to own federalism stance, by Ashok Dahal (rep 20/08/2014)

Slow and unsteady: The idea that Koirala is in place only to draft constitution does not cut ice as constitution is the responsibility of the CA rather than the government, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 20/08/2014)

CA talks panel confers with Janajati leaders, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/08/2014), Dalits put forth 27 demands to CA, by Dipak Bayalkoti (kp 19/08/2014), Faulty ideas (ht 19/08/2014), Bhattarai gives tasks for major parties (ht 19/08/2014), Major parties agree on flexible proposal (kp 19/08/2014), Bring all on board: Dahal (kp 19/08/2014), Parliamentary panels: Committee chairs’ names submitted (ht 19/08/2014), House adjourned for one week (ht 19/08/2014), House in recess; MPs to visit affected areas (kp 19/08/2014), Constitution drafting process to go on (ht 19/08/2014)

CA sub-panel settles disputes over legislature (ht 18/08/2014), CA panel finalizes number of members in parliament (rep 18/08/2014), Good start: Bhattarai’s statute initiative (rep 18/08/2014), At least one-yr tenure proposed for chief justice, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 18/08/2014)

Zero Hour's zero impact irks lawmakers, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 18/08/2014)

Maoist, Madhesi parties to prepare common position, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/08/2014)

Majority of lawmakers ignore CA dress code, by Pranab Kharel (kp 16/08/2014) [The current dress code is based on the current single ethnic identity based central state thinking and has to be abolished immediately!!!]

Govt told to do needful about floods, landslides: Relief for victims, relocation of people, problem of shortage of river materials raised in House (ht 15/08/2014)

Constitutional Court to be set up: House (ht 15/08/2014), Experts for statute with amendment provision (rep 15/08/2014)

Unabashed by failings, lawmakers demand more facilities, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/08/204)

Closed-door talks: Parties ready to thrash out contentious issues, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/08/2014), UML stance unchanged on federalism, forms of governance, electoral system (kp 14/08/2014)

House committees engage in jurisdiction dispute, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 13/08/2014)

Statute drafting panel to complete its task today (kp 13/08/2014), Parliament committees to have new heads (kp 13/08/2014), Election for House committees' heads on Aug 20 (rep 13/08/2014)

Thapa disobeys Nembang (kp 13/08/2014), Kamal Thapa creates fracas in Parliament, apologises (ht 13/08/2014), Kamal Thapa exchanges verbal salvoes with speaker (rep 13/08/2014)

Prez to Koirala: Full CA key to statute legitimacy; Will hold meeting of parties and decide CA appointments, PM promises (kp 12/08/2014) [The president as well needs new legitimation after the elections to a second CA!!!]

Statute not possible by deadline: Mainali (ht 12/08/2014)

Govt may nominate 26members to CA in 15 days (ht 11/08/2014) [Hopefully without party affiliation as it is demanded by the interim constitution!!], Panel starts talks with groups outside CA (kp 11/08/2014), Tarai parties press for single Madhes state: Call for respecting 8-pt deal signed with Madhesi Morcha in 2008, by Pranab Kharel (kp 11/08/2014)

Parties begin discussing statute issues (ht 10/08/2014), NC, Maoists to take consensus approach (kp 10/08/2014), Major parties step up talks for consensus on thorny issues (rep 10/08/2014)

Wake up: Were our lawmakers chosen to relax, pass their time sleeping or play candy crush in CA hall?, by Shristi Kafle (rep 09/08/2014)

Debate commences on Appropriation Bill (ht 08/08/2014)

PDCC consults experts for consensus building (kp 08/08/2014), Preparations to submit report (kp 08/08/2014)

Statute drafting: Parties adopt new approach to settle disputes, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/08/2014)

CA sub-panel owns up earlier committee’s agreements (ht 06/08/2014), Parliament directs govt to table social security Bill (ht 06/08/2014)

Bhattarai says talks under way on disputed issues of statute, by Prakash Acharya (ht 02/08/2014), PDCC to record all reservations (kp 02/08/2014)

Parliamentary panel to findout flaws in electoral laws (ht 01/08/2014), Anti-gender violence bill criticised in Parliament (ht 01/08/2014)

UCPN (Maoist)’s Sharma set to lead PAC (kp 01/08/2014) [There cannot be enough male Bahuns in functions and position! It's the best way to make Nepal inclusive!!]

Discussion put on hold over oppn threat, again (kp 01/08/2014), Budget Discussion Put Off Yet Again, by Ashok Dahal (rep 01/08/2014)

Government briefs House on Nepal-India agreement (kp 31/07/2014), Pandey briefs Parliament on recent Nepal-India agreement (ht 31/07/2014)

Constitution Writing: Seriousness Is Lacking, by Mukti Rijal (rn 31/07/2014)

PP leaders to get Rs 20k monthly transportation allowance (kp 30/07/2014) [??]

Forge consensus on thematic panel heads, parties told, by Prakash Acharya (ht 29/07/2014), Oppn against amendment bill for LSGA (kp 29/07/2014), Bill aims to ensure 40% women's representation in local bodies (rep 29/07/2014), Contempt of Court: Bill may go up for public hearing (kp 29/07/2014), Public feedback to be sought (ht 29/07/2014), Parliament wants public feedback on contempt of court bill: Law minister to tabvle proposal on Wednesday (rep 29/07/2014), Contempt of court bill: Parliament to solicit public views on bill, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 31/07/2014), Parliament seeks public feedback (ht 31/07/2014)

Four Bills tabled; House business postponed (ht 29/07/2014)

House panels headless for six months, by Pranab Kharel (kp 26/07/2014), Dialogue committee dwells on disputed issues (ht 26/07/2014)

CA completes six months: Parties must settle disputed issues to get job done on time, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/07/2014), PDCC talks to own past agreements (kp 25/07/2014), Lower House to be called Pratinidhi Sabha (ht 25/07/2014)

Parliamentary sub-panel discusses energy policy (ht 24/07/2014)

Post-budget discussion to be delayed (kp 23/07/2013)

PDCC owns up decisions made by then statute panel (kp 22/07/2014)

Lawmakers demanding ECDP failed to spend their budgets, by Suresh Yadav (rep 21/07/2014) [!!!! Why do they want 49 millions more??]

CA sub-Panel gears up for talks with armed outfits, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/07/2014), Talks with armed outfits to begin next week (kp 21/07/2014), Talks with armed outfits of Ilam, Janakpur, Nepalgunj in offing (ht 21/07/2014)

In consensus bid, CA panel to talk to leaders, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/07/2014)

CA sub-panel to hold talks with armed outfits (ht 13/07/2014)

Mahat hints at CDF approval, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/07/2014) [one of the numerous fatal failures of this government!!], NC lawmakers raise voice seeking Rs 50 million: Say finance minister will face action if budget for constituencies not allocated (ht 10/07/2014), Apex court order sought against Rs 50m dole plan (kp 10/07/2014), Money for nothing: Instead of demanding a Rs 50 million fund, lawmakers must concentrate on a building strong, accountable governance, by Lok Nath Bhusal (kp 10/07/2014), Funds For Constituency Development: Not Necessary At All, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/07/2014), SC scraps petition against CDF (kp 11/07/2014) [??], SC quashes writ against budget for lawmakers: Says no order required as govt is yet to decide on Rs 50 million (ht 11/07/2014), MP Or Five Crore Manager?, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 11/07/2014), Govt in last-ditch effort to address CDF demand, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/07/2014), NC youths oppose Rs 50m CDF plan (kp), War-induced trauma still haunts Rukum residents, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 13/07/2014), CDF Saga: Focus Shift From Policy To Paisa, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 14/07/2014), FinMin defends CDF allocation‘: Cheap loan has potential to transform agriculture’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2014), 'Extra-curricular' Budget Bringing Smile To Some, by Prem Khatry (rn 15/07/2014), It's complicated: What comes out loud and clear is that the proposal of transferring development funds to MPs rests on political, not economic ground, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 15/07/2014), CDF Allocations: A Case Of Misplaced Priority, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/07/2014)

Subcommittee to talk to armed outfits (kp 09/07/2014), Federal Republican Front in the offing: To pitch for identity-based federalism in constitution (ht 09/07/2014)

CA dialogue sub-panel confers with parties (kp 08/07/2014), Sub-panel records demands of fringe parties outside Constituent Assembly (ht 08/07/2014)

All for money: Lawmakers’ demand for 50 million (rep 06/07/2014), Rs 50m funds will widen disparities: NPC head; infrastructure development in remote districts costlier, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/07/2014), Bad proposition: Doling out money to CA members is opposed to the notion of financial accountability, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 06/07/2014) [Nepal's politicians generally do things that are against the constitution, democratic principles, the rule of law, human rights, international law, etc!!], Demand For CDF Increase Raises Eyebrows, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 09/07/2014), To give or not to give: If lawmakers cannot guarantee transparency and accountability, they do not deserve even one million rupees they are drawing from state coffers, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 09/07/2014)

Temple and state: Despite becoming a secular state, Nepal has not laid out the parameters for its model of secularism, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 06/07/2014)

NC recommends Rs 50m CDP for 240 constituencies, by Anil Giri (kp 05/07/2014), Cong demands Rs 5 crore foreach lawmaker (ht 05/07/2014), NC all for Rs 50 million constituency fund, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 05/07/2014), NPC asks for district-wise project details (kp 05/07/2014)

Parliament passes govt’s policies and programmes: Next House meeting on July 10; Fiscal budget likely on July 11, by Prakash Acharya (ht 03/07/2014), Govt's policies and programs endorsed through majority votes (rep 03/07/2014), Rs 50m demand likely to be met, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 03/07/2014), Pork barrel politics at peak: Lawmakers seek Rs 50m for constituency development, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 03/07/2014), Govt ‘working’ to provide vehicles for parties’ top leaders (kp 03/07/2014), A capital issue: CA members greedy of state dole-outsrisk damaging their public image (kp 03/07/2014)

Lawmakers in fund hunt: Call in NC for Rs 50m for each constituency (kp 02/07/2014), Female parliamentarians press for residence, transport facilities (kp 02/07/2014)

Many miles to go: Despite multiple impediments, the constitution must be promulgated in time for a prosperous Nepal, by Binamra Thapa (kp 02/07/2014)

Lawmakers say govt’s policies fail to live up to expectations (kp 02/07/2014), Policies and programmes condemned (ht 02/07/2014), Oppn flays govt policies and programs (rep 02/07/2014), Govt. Policies and Programmes: Implementation Aspect Is Vital, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 02/07/2014)

CA concludes discussion on all panel reports (ht 01/07/2014)

NC lawmakers criticise govt’s programmes: Coalition government asked to amend the document, by Anil Giri (kp 01/07/2014), NC, UML lawmakers slam document (ht 01/07/2014), First round of deliberation concludes, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/07/2014)

CA poll study committee begins work (ht 29/06/2014)

Minimum number of constitutional bodies sought in new constitution (ht 28/06/2014), Next cabinet will fill 26 CA seats, says DPM Gautam (rep 28/06/2014)

Statute making at a crossroads: Top leaders should begin dialogue in the CA as well as in public to avoid another disaster, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/06/2014)

Quota sought for marginalised communities (ht 27/06/2014)

Lawmakers insist on Rs 50 m, threaten to halt new budget: Threaten to halt new budget, by Ashok Dahal (rep 26/06/2014), Daylight robbery:  Budget allocation for MPs (rep 28/06/2014)

CA debates structure of legislative body (ht 24/06/2014), NC, UML for revising PR electoral system (rep 25/06/2014), Talking reform: Proposals of change to the electoral model must be refined and discussed further (kp 26/06/2014)

Looking at logistics: While debating contentious issues, the CA would do well to also keep track of the transitional elements of logistics, by Prakash Bom (kp 24/06/2014)

Contempt of court billfaces lawmakers’ snub: Amendment sought to provisions that curtail freedom of expression, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 24/06/2014), Free speech: Protecting the judiciary’s dignity must notcome at the cost of freedom of expression (kp 24/06/2014)

Panel begins consensus talks on disputed issues (kp 23/06/2014), Small parties oppose owning up settled issues (rep 23/06/2014)

CA’s dialogue panel dwells on judiciary (ht 21/06/2014)

CA sub-panel compiling report on debated issues (kp 20/06/2014), Court to review ruling on 26 lawmaker picks (kp 20/06/2014), Supreme Court to review own ruling on 26 lawmakers (rep 20/06/2014), SC to revisit its May 13 verdict (ht 20/06/2014)

Forms of governance debate continues in CA (ht 19/06/2014), Parties to lead sub-panels of Drafting Committee (ht 19/06/2014), Policy and programmes presentation: Govt to declare date after PM’s medical report, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/06/2014), Lawmakers demand larger constituency development fund (kp 19/06/2014)

NC proposes improved parliamentary system, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/06/2014), CA continues discussions (ht 18/06/2014), Two steps back: Proposed constitutional provisions on citizenship are regressive and only seek to uphold the status quo, by Dipendra Jha (kp 18/06/2014)

CA members give differing views on forms of governance (kp 17/06/2014), Lawmakers debate systems of governance (rep 17/06/2014), Substance first: Form of government (rep 17/06/2014)

CA debate: Parties divided over forms of governance (kp 16/06/2014), Forms of governance: CA begins discussion (ht 16/06/2014), Parties stick to their guns on form of governance (rep 16/06/2014)

Controversy over Bill providing property rights to married daughters, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/06/2014), Feeling the public pulse: The CA is repeating a mistake made by the previous Assembly in not gauging public opinion on federalism, by Krishna Sharma and Arun Bhattarai (kp 15/06/2014), Statute Writing Process: Federal Debate Kindles Hopes, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 15/06/2014)

House forms panel to probe ‘vote rigging’ (kp 14/06/2014), Parliamentary panel formed to probe alleged poll anomalies: Given three months to submit its report (ht 14/06/2014), CA members play truant during deliberations: NC whip says no big deal, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/06/2014), Statute to include provisory draft law: Conscription law to be invoked if the state requires (kp 14/06/2014), Parties agree on ‘compulsory service to nation’Citizens will have to be ready to serve the country as and when needed (ht 14/06/2014)

CA debates land, citizenship, rights: Apparently, the most contentious issue is compensation for land acquired (ht 13/06/2014), Panel interacts with experts (ht 13/06/2014), CA demands provision against conversions (kp 13/06/2014)

Vox populi: The PDCC must transparently engage all sections of society over federalism (kp 12/06/2014), On right track: Federalism debate (rep 12/06/2014), Parliament back in order after 13 days (kp 12/06/2014), House resumes after 12 days, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 12/06/2014), Opposition ends protest in Parliament (ht 12/06/2014), Rs 15b budget transferred: Mahat (kp 12/06/2014), House obstruction taking toll on budget, constitution, says PM (ht 12/06/2014), Fundamental rights: Constituent Assembly continues discussion for second day (ht 12/06/2014), Property rights ceiling discussion heats up CA, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/06/2014)

Prickly statute issues land in dialogue panel, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/06/2014), CA forwards report on issues: Debate on fundamental rights, directive principles begins (ht 11/06/2014), 33-party alliance inface-saving mode: Ready to join constitution drafting process, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 11/06/2014), Not straight (ht 11/06/2014)

Dialogue panel starts talks with parties on contentious subjects (kp 10/06/2014), Oppn continues House haunt (kp 10/06/2014), House adjourned till tomorrow: Parties only differ on who should chair the political mechanism (ht 10/06/2014), One too many? Political dialogue bodies (rep 10/06/2014), CPN-M presents saleable proposal: Major party leaders finally positive about all-party meet (kp 10/06/2014), CPN-M for national political conference: Says party flexible on seeking a way out of the stalemate, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 10/06/2014), Baidya-led alliance reiterates all-party body for new statute: Submits eight-point demant to big three in the CA, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 10/06/2014), House obstruction cannot be justified, interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (rep 10/06/2014)

Leadership bane for HLPC: Maoist chief Dahal noit to share chair of cross-party mechanism with any other leader (kp 09/06/2014), House stalled over leadership of political committee, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 09/06/2014), CA panel to start dialogue with parties (kp 09/06/2014), Chaos as Gachhadar spits venom (kp 09/06/2014), House sees heated exchanges among lawmakers, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/06/2014), Committee seeks details on budget reallocation in five days (ht 09/06/2014), SC summons govt, House on lawmakers’ fund allocation (ht 09/06/2014)

CA drafting committee begins work on statute: Five subcommittees formed; their works not to be shared with press (kp 31/05/2014), CA’s constitution drafting committee begins its task (ht 31/05/2014), Bhattarai, Poudel spar on state restructuring model (kp 31/05/2014), Lawmakers debate state restructuring (ht), Second chance: Federalism debate (rep 31/05/2014)

UCPN (Maoist) obstructs parliament, by Pranab Kharel (kp 31/05/2014), Opposition obstructs budget session on Day One, by Prakash Acharya (ht 31/05/2014), Opposition obstructs first budget session meeting (rep 31/05/2014)

Debate begins on disputed issues: State restructuring and power devolution key agendas, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/05/2014), Top leaders  air views on federalism (ht 30/05/2014), UCPN (Maoist) says no to CA vote on thorny issues; voting if consensus eludes: PM Koirala, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 30/05/2014)

Statute drafting process: Parties treading the right path, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/05/2014), Seventh Republic Day: Institutionalisation  of new system ‘slow’ (kp 29/05/2014), NBA's constitutional conclave begins today (rep 29/05/2014)

CA nominations: SC cannot tread on executive turf, govt petitions, by Pranab Kharel (kp 28/05/2014), Govt files review petition in SC: Seeks more time as parties working to forge consensus (ht 28/05/2014), Govt petitions SC over ruling on 26 CA nominations, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 28/05/2014)

Paudel, Acharya swap roles in CA committees (ht 28/05/2014)

Efforts on to bring parties outside CA in statute drafting process: Bhattarai (kp 27/05/2014), Efforts on to deal with parties outside CA: Bhattarai says Constitutional Dialogue and Consensus Committee,govt doing homework, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 27/05/2014)

Two sub-panels formed to ease statute writing (kp 23/05/2014)

'CA alone can't ensure legitimacy of new statute' (rep 22/05/2014), Conscription issue sent to PDCC (kp 22/05/2014), Military training issue sent to dialogue panel (ht 22/05/2014)

CA members against military conscription (kp 21/05/2014), CA members divided over compulsory army training: UCPN-Maoist continues to make a pitch for the idea; Cong,UML scoff at it,term the demand ‘irrational, by Prakash Acharya (ht 21/05/2014), NC CA members defy Nembang’s junket ruling: Nine of them departed for a 10-day visit to China yesterday (ht 21/05/2014)

CA takes up thematic committees’ reports (ht 16/05/2014), CA begins deliberations on contents of statue, by Thira L. B husal (rep 16/05/2014)

CA to debate military conscription (kp 16/05/2014)

CA members told to put statute before House job, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/05/2014), Resist the temptation (ht 15/05/2014), Parties okay with SC’s  criteria for 26 nominees (ht 15/05/2014) [There is nothing to okay! These are the rules of the interim constitution that should be well known to every politician!!]

Indigenous groups laud SC verdict on CA nominations, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 14/05/2014), Hammering it home (rep 14/05/2014)

CA begins statute drafting process (kp 14/05/2014)

Budget session to start May 19: Nembang asks lawmakers to shun foreign visits (rep 13/05/2014), Lawmakers ordered to avoid foreign junkets; Such visits distract CAmembers from the task of statute writing: Nembang, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/05/2014), Nembang rules to stop foreign junkets, visits outside Valley (ht 14/05/2014), Nembang asks CA members to shun foreign trips (rep 14/05/2014)

CA member appointment: SC to govt: Give CA full shape within 15 days, by Pranab Kharel (kp 13/05/2014), Nominate 26 CA members within 15 days, says apex court: Tells govt authorities to select individuals from various fields and all walks of life, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 13/05/2014), SC gives govt 15 days to name 26 lawmakers: Prohibits nomination pf FPTP, PR candidates; states those nominated should have independent standing, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 13/05/2014)

Outward bound: CA members should refrain from foreign visits and concentrate on constitution instead (kp 13/05/2014)

New statute must be a political document of consensus: Experts, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 13/05/2014)

Nembang to clip CA members’ wings: For shelving their foreign trips till new constitution, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 12/05/2014), Over 50 lawmakers on foreign trips, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 12/05/2014)

CA to deliberate on disputed statute issues from Tuesday, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/05/2014), CA gets 2 reports from past thematic panels (kp 12/05/2014), Add speed (ht 12/05/2014)

Sub-panel enlists disputed issues in judiciary (ht 11/05/2014)

Previous state model ‘contentious’: CA records panel to send matter of state restructuring for deliberation (kprep 10/05/2014), State restructuring disputes singled out (htrep 10/05/2014), CA to discuss old disputes starting Tuesday (rep 10/05/2014)

Constitution drafting panel meets experts (ht 09/05/2014), 2-yr-old deal basis for statute, say experts (kp 09/05/2014)

CA sub-panel identifies 48 statute-related issues (ht 08/05/2014)

CA subcommittee begins work to report past pacts (kp 07/05/2014), CA drafting committee collecting views on statute-writing principles, by Prakash Acharya (ht 07/05/2014), Parties reach understanding to share House committees (ht 07/05/2014), Constitution experts consulted (kp 07/05/2014)

Records panel not to own up decisions made outside 1st CA (kp 05/05/2014), Panel to probe JC decision on cards: PHSC meeting on May 7 or 8 to decide on sub-committee (ht 05/05/2014)

Records panel subcommittees list agenda from first CA (kp 03/05/2014)

Whither Legislative Accountability?, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 03/05/2014)

26 nominees unlikely for fortnight or so, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/05/2014)

Silver lining: Number, names and boundaries of federal provinces will feature as content issues once again; But they can be resolved through referendum, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 01/05/2014)

House session draws to a close (kp 30/04/2014), Prez prorogues House session (ht 30/04/2014)

CA dialogue panel in consensus bid for inclusive statute process (kp 29/04/2014), CA sub-committee to hold talks with stakeholders (ht 29/04/2014), Constitution panel to equip itself well (ht 29/04/2014)

Sub-panel enlists issues from past CA (ht 27/04/2014)

CA committees get leaders (kp 26/04/2014), Chairpersons of CA panels elected unopposed (ht 26/04/2014), CA committee chairpersons begin work (kp 27/04/2014)

Nembang prods govt to give CA full shape (ht 25/04/2014), Big 3 set to keep vital CA panels: Bhattarai poised to lead Political Dialogue Committee, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/04/2014), Bhattarai, Sitaula, Poudel in fray (ht 25/04/2014), PM’s panel pick pricks Poudel (kp 25/04/2014), Drafting panel works out schedule (kp 25/04/2014)

Parties likely to miss first statute process deadline (kp 24/04/2014), CA to form panels through voting (kp 24/04/2014)

CA committee chairpersons: Hope for consensus even as vote planned (kp 22/04/2014), Voting to elect CA committee chairs on Friday (ht 22/04/2014)

In House, TRC bill gets wide support, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/04/2014), Lawmakers divided as parliament debates TRC bill: Amendments can be registered by Thursday (rep 21/04/2014), Ruling party lawmakers find flaws in TRC Bill, by Prakash Acharya (ht 21/04/2014), Memorandum to Chairman Nembang (kp 21/04/2014), Conflict victims want revision of TRC bill, submit memo to Speaker  (rep), Transitional justice: No TRC process is flawless. Still, for post-conflict Nepal it’s the best way to heal our society (kp 21/04/2014) [The TRC is necessary but it must respect principles of human rights and justice!], Whose discourse? Transitional justice seems to have been intrumentalised by local elites to maintain existing social structures, by Shradha Ghale (kp 21/04/2014), State should officially acknowledge victims, interview with Ram Kumar Bhandari, founder of the National Network of the Families of the Disappeared and Missing (kp 21/04/2014), House calling: Not only are provisions of new TRC bill flawed, my first-hand experience suggests even the process of preparing it was fault, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (rep 21/04/2014)

CA committee to inform Nembang about failure to elect its chair (kp 21/04/2014)

House resumes; parties for bulk handling of war cases, by Pranab Kharel (kp 19/04/2014), House resumes with agreement on TRC, CID, by Prakash Acharya (ht 19/04/2014), Parliament resumes business as Maoists withdraw protest: TRC bill tabled, deliberations to beginn Sunday (rep 19/04/2014), Parties fail to pick head of CA dialogue panel; call for consensus (kp 19/04/2014), Panels’ poll  schedule tomorrow (ht 19/04/2014), Sectt: CA panel chiefs  to be elected by April 28 (kp 20/04/2014), RPP-Nepal keen to lead a CA panel (kp 20/04/2014)

Parliament stalled  for the second day (ht 18/04/2014), UCPN (M) keeps on disrupting parliament (kp 18/04/2014), House obstruction likely to end today: Government should withdraw Fujel cases: Dahal (rep 18/04/2014), Maoists positive about letting House function (kp 18/04/2014), Bills on TRC, Disappearance Commission tabled in parliament (nn 18/04/2014)

CA moots reviving previous bills (kp 15/04/2014)

Fill 26 CA vacancies before electing CA panel chairs: Lawmakers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/04/2014), CA panels begin work on statute: Parties to elect committee heads in consensus; vote to be last resort (kp 14/04/2014), Lawmakers say no to foreign aid for CA work (kp 14/04/2014), Give House business: Speaker (ht 14/04/2014), CA panel berth a thorny issue (ht 14/04/2014), UCPN (M) offered PDCC leadership (kp 14/04/2014), Dahal warns of yet another conflict: Accuses Prime Minister of backtracking on HLPC agreement (ht 14/04/2014), Janajatis announce protest (kp), CPN-Maoist leader hauls CA over coal (ht 14/04/2014)

CA panels begin work six months after polls (rep 13/04/2014)

Five Parliament committees formed (kp 10/04/2014), Pick and choose: PDCC and HLPC jurisdictions must be delineated before moving forward (kp 10/04/2014), Parties stuck over CA dialogue panel, HLPC leaderships (kp 10/04/2014), HLPC Again, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/04/2014), PM commits to adhere to past achievements (kp 10/04/2014)

Parliament staffers seek extra perks (kp 08/04/2014)

CA records committee begins work (kp 07/04/2014)

Secretariat proposes working calendar, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/04/2014), CA secretariat floats constitution calendar (ht 04/04/2014), CA aims for statute by mid-February: First draft to be ready by mid November, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 04/04/2014), CA endorses calendar; statute draft by mid-Oct (kp 05/04/2014), House endorses timeline with minor changes (rep 05/04/2014), Love or loss? Constitution timetable (rep 05/04/2014), CA begins work without 26 nominees: 'Nominations will take some more days', by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 06/04/2014), CA seeks all pact details: Asks government to furnish details of all agreements signed with parties, groups post CPA, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/04/2014)

Administrative reform recommendations: ‘12 ministries in federal set-up’ (kp 04/04/2014)

Speaker rues delay in CA nominations (kp 01/04/2014), 15 parliamentary panels set to take shape (ht 01/04/2014), Fringe party lawmakers want either PAC or SAC: Reject membership of other parliamentary committees, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 01/04/2014), Formation of House panels put off (ht 02/04/2014), Formation of House thematic panels deferred, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/04/2014)

Slow but moving (ht 31/03/2014), House for Mr Dahal (rep 31/03/2014), CA chair to lawmakers: No foreign trips please: International community urged not to lure lawmakers into trips abroad, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 31/03/2014)

CA calendar within 15 days: Secretariat (kp 30/03/2014), Selection of CA panels’ heads likely to be delayed (ht 30/03/2014), New CA must focus on thorny issues : Experts, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 30/03/2014)

House forms public hearing committee (kp 29/03/2014)

Process to draft new constitution set rolling: CA forms five committees, by Prakash Acharya (ht 29/03/2014), CA unanimous in adopting past pacts: Assembly approves five committees to expedite constitution writing (kp 29/03/2014), CA starts ownership process for last CA's work, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 29/03/2014)

New CA set to cash in on last one’s gains, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 28/03/2014), CA to own up past agreements, Secretariat printing copies of reports of earlier thematic committees; Agenda to be tabled in Constituent Assembly today (kp 28/03/2014), Proposal to own work of CA-I to be tabled today (rep 28/03/2014), Big III to own up previous CA’s statute decisions (ht 28/03/2014), CA takes ownership of first CA’s achievements (nn 28/03/2014)

NC, CPN-UML unwilling to let Dahal lead HLPC: Propose UCPN-Maoist chairman to head Constituent Assembly panel (ht 27/03/2014), Big-3 top guns to head CA thematic committees: Maoists want high-level committee outside CA for Dahal, by Ashok Dahal (rep 27/03/2014)

NA Deployment During CA poll endorsed by parliament (kp 27/03/2014), House panel endorses army mobilisation during CA polls (ht 27/03/2014), House endorses army mobilization for Nov polls (rep 27/03/2014)

First meeting of Constitutional Council on Thursday (nn 26/03/2014)

Parties agree to revive HLPC: Cross-party mechanism ‘no substitute for Assembly’, by Anil Giri (kp), Big 3 to form body to assist govt, statute drafting, by Ashok Dahal (rep 26/03/2014)

Anti-money Laundering bill endorsed by House (kp 25/03/2014), Legislature-Parliament passes five bills (ht 25/03/2014), Parliament okays three AML bills (kp 26/03/2014)

Parties get busy choosing heads of CA, parliamentary committees (ht 23/03/2014), NC, UML to talk CA committee formation (kp 24/03/2014)

Extradition Bill opposed in Parliament (ht 22/03/2014), CA adopts rules of procedure (kp 22/03/2014), Fresh CA Rules cleared: All 16 committees likely by Mar 28, EC doubtful of local polls in May, by Bhadra Sharma (ht 22/03/2014), CA approves new regulations four months after polls (rep 22/03/2014)

Straight talk: Wider consultations are necessary to ensure acceptance of the constitution (kp 20/03/2014) Second CA continuation of first one, say lawmakers (ht 20/03/2014)

Nembang for bigwigs to lead key panels (kp 19/03/2014), Fuel price fury puts off House meeting (kp 19/03/2014), House adjourned over petroleum price hike:Finance Minister talks of reviewing hiked prices but opposition demands the  decision to be revoked (ht 19/03/2014), Opposition obstructs House over fuel price hike, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/03/2014), Opposition stalls House proceedings on Day II: Govt ready to halve fuel price hike, oppn wants it cut by 75 pc, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/03/2014), House disrupted as protests continue (kp 20/03/2014)

Govt registers 13 bills at Legislature-Parliament (ht 18/03/2014)

House to have 4 new panels to address public concerns, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/03/2014), Rules for uninterrupted work (kp), Major parties fail to nominate deputy PP leaders, whips: Parliament secretariat says this has affected House proceedings (rep 17/03/2014)

Thematic panel to take up ownership issue (ht 16/03/2014)

Ministers to answer lawmakers’ queries (kp 14/03/2014)

Delayed dividend: Political parties are taking forever to start the all-important CA process (kp 13/03/2014), The fuss is over (ht 13/03/2014), On with it now: Constitution making task (rep 13/03/2014), With Rules finalised, CA set to move forward, by Prakash Acharya (ht 13/03/2014), Unwieldy committees proposed at CA: Drafting panel suggests two 191-member committees and three panels comprising 73 members each, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 13/03/2014), Justices review CA elections (ht 13/03/2014)

Nefin wants remaining 26 CA seats (kp 12/03/2014), CA nomination hearing shelved (ht 12/03/2014) [??], Parties iron out differences: Panel to table final draft at CA meeting tomorrow, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/03/2014), CA chair to certify, Prez to unveil new constitution: CA Regulations 2014 draft finalized, by Ashok Dahal (rep 12/03/2014), CA Rules finalised, finally: Prez to unveil statute after assembly chair certifies it, by Prakash Acharya (ht 12/03/2014)

NC, UML ask MPs toattend House meets (kp 08/03/2014), CA caucus debate rages; parties divided: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal supports the position taken by the NC and the UML on the caucus issue, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/03/2014) [Self-protection of male Tagadharis!!], CA rules panel summoned to iron out differences (rep 08/03/2014), Prez, CA chair may jointly authenticate constitution (ht), House hearings sought for Regmi era appointments, by Pranab Kharel (kp 08/03/2014)

Lawmakers bask in sun as House meets: Meeting adjourned as attendance falls way below the quorum of 143, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/03/2014), Parliament prorogued for lack of quorum: Ordinances on extradition, crime prevention not even discussed for passing (ht 07/03/2014), UML CC for CA chair to authenticate constitution: Against further debate on the issue (ht 07/03/2014)

Price of prohibition: Imposing whips and barring caucuses in the CA will only create resentment (kp 06/03/2014)

Prez lobbies for bill right: Sheetal Niwas makes its position clear to the parties involved in preparing CA rules, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/03/2014) [Support to his party, the Nepali Congress, by the 'independent' president! The president has to be newly elected immediately!!], NC to hold talks with UML brass (ht 06/03/2014), Confusion abounds over Regmi govt appointments (kp 06/03/2014), UML stresses parliamentary hearing: Khanal says it’s a must for constitutional appointments (ht 06/03/2014)

House okays citizenship  ordinance amid protest (ht 04/03/2014)

Janajatis seek half of 26 CA nominations (kp 04/03/2014), Panel drafting: CA Rules asks for more time: Fails to resolve differences on who will authenticate statute (ht 04/03/2014), CA panel seeks 10 more days (rep 04/03/2014), CA regulations drafting committee term extended (nn 04/03/2014), Vote mulled to settle CA rule dispute (kp 05/03/2014), Top guns asked to settle dispute over CA regulation, by Ashok Dahal (rep 05/03/2014), Matter of prestige for two big parties: CPN-UML threatens to take it to full House for resolution through vote, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/03/2014), Govt ready to offer DPM to Maoists: Gautam, by LB Thapa (rep 05/03/2014)

House seeks details on Adhikari couple: Tells govt to clarify PM’s reported statement on Tanakpur (ht 04/03/2014), Nembamg asks PM to clarify Tanakpur remarks (kp 04/03/2014), House asks govt to clarify PM remarks (rep 04/03/2014)

Monotonous tune (ht 03/03/2014), CA rules of procedure: Congress-UML tussle over bill plays spoilsport (kp 03/03/2014), Inter-party rift on CA rules continues: Disputes will be settled before tomorrow’s CA meet: Karna, by Prakash Acharya (ht 03/03/2014), NC, UML dispute over prez authenticating statute bill, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/03/2014), No dispute in CA nominations: RPP (ht 03/03/2014) [???? Mr Thapa should read the interim constitution before he quotes from it!!]

Speaker presses PM to appoint 26 CA members: Nembang seeks priority for excluded, experts in seats (kp 02/03/2014) [This is not only a priority, it must be exclusive according to the interim constitution!!]

Bill related to new statute: Congress for empowering Prez to pass bill; UML opposes senior coalition partner’s demand (kp 02/03/2014), Who will do the honours? Prez or CA Chairman?, by Arjun Bhandari and Prakash Acharya (ht 02/03/2014)

Non-Dalit lawmakers vow to back Dalit issues (rep 01/03/2014)

Constitution Making: Learn From The Past, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 01/03/2014)

When will 26 CA members be nominated? Information minister says process will begin by tomorrow (ht 01/03/2014), CA rules of procedure: Tough steps on anvil to keep House in order, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/03/2014), Ca likely to retain whip provision, by Pranab Kharel (kp 01/03/2014), Five CA committees to ensure timely constitution, by Prakash Acharya (ht 01/03/2014)

Speaker concerned about lack of agenda (kp 26/02/2014)

CA panel number bone of contention: Suggestions are for creating five committees in total - three thematic and two procedural (kp 26/02/2014), CA to start real task in few more weeks: Deadline for CA regulation drafting committee extended (rep 27/02/2014), Powerful panel proposed in CA, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/02/2014)

UCPN-M to field Gharti for CA vice-chair: Bhattarai likely to head Constitutional Committee (ht 25/02/2014), Two in CA VC race; Gharti likely winner (kp 26/02/2014), Onsari Gharti Magar elected CA Vice-Chairperson (nn 26/02/2014), Gharti wins CA vice-chair post by a landslide (kp 27/02/2014), Onsari Gharti elected CA vice-chair: 484 of 489 lawmakers present cast vote in her favour (ht 27/02/2014), UCPN (M) demands CA chair’s wings clipped: Maoist lawmakers proposed that the CA chair and the vice chair should have equal power (kp 27/02/2014) [??]

Bill to oust ordinances: Bill to oust ordinances: Nineteen of the total 24 ordinances need to be replaced by parliament, by Pranab Kharel (kp 25/02/2014), House forms special security committee (kp 25/02/2014)

Big II against caucuses (kp 24/02/2014), 7-point pact detrimental to nation, says Rayamajhi (kp 24/02/2014), CA vice chair poll schedule out (ht 24/02/2014)

The prerequisites: While all efforts should be directed at a timely constitution, the importance of participatory constitutionalism, the raison d'ętre of the CA, must not be overlooked, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (rep 24/02/2014)

House rules drafted; panel divided over CA procedure, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Binod Ghimire (kp 23/02/201), CA panel for 14 House committees, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/02/201), Own first CA’s work for timely statute: Leaders (kp 23/02/2014)

4 CA thematic committees proposed (kp 20/02/2014), CA Chair Nembang has tough task ahead, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/02/2014), CA chair says parties have 11 months to deliver constitution (ht 20/02/2014), Nembang for owning deals reached in previous CA (rep 20/02/2014), Give me a sign: Constitution making (rep 20/02/2014), Election of CA Vice-Chair on Feb 26 (nn 20/02/2014), Statute countdown began on Jan 22, says Nembang, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/02/2014), CA rules drafting panel may seek extra time (kp 21/02/2014), Four committees proposed in CA: Political committee to replace constitutional committee, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/02/2014), New CA hopes for more assertive Nembang, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 21/02/2014), CA vice-chair to be elected on Feb 26 (ht 21/02/2014)

CA chairman poll: CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) in the race, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/02/2014), CA chair election tomorrow (ht 17/02/2014), NC issues whip, to vote for UML candidate (kp 17/02/2014), Spokesperson: Sense & Sensibility, by P. Kharel (rn 17/02/2014), CA to elect chairman today: NC and UML to vote for Subas Nembang; UCPN (M) and allies may field Krishna B Mahara (kp 18/02/2014), UML seeks support for Nembang to chair CA: Congress, RPP-Nepal, fringe forces pledge to vote in favour (ht 18/02/2014), Nembang almost certain to become CA chairman: Maoists undecided (rep 18/02/2014), UCPN (Maoist) decides to support Nembang's candidacy for CA Chair (nn 18/02/2014), Subash Nembang elected unanimous House Speaker (nn 18/02/2014), Nembang on CA chair, again: With backing from NC, he is elected unopposed to top post by the 571-member CA, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Binod Ghimire (kp 19/02/2014), Nembang elected CA chair unopposed: Gets bouquets and brickbats from lawmakers; Urged not to repeat past mistakes (ht 19/02/2014), Nembang unopposed as CA chair, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Ashok Dahal (kp 19/02/2014), An old hand at parliamentary business (ht 19/02/2014)

Fewer CA committees mooted for swift constitution drafting: Suggestions to reduce the number of procedural committees to two, by Pranab Kharel (kp 17/02/2014)

A month on, CA without agenda (kp 16/02/2014), Government to facilitate statute writing within year: PM (rep 16/02/2014) [Which government??? What are your ideas on main issues of the constitution??? When did you talk to other parties on theses issues??? Especially, when did you discuss these issues with representatives of the numerous social groups of the country, i.e. outside the circle of male Bahuns????]

House defers PM felicitation event: NC-UML tussle over Home portfolio led the House speaker to put off the event set for Friday, by Pranab Kharel (kp 15/02/2014), Tussle over home haunts House (ht 15/02/2014)

49-member panel to draft CA rules of procedures, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/02/2014), 49-member panel to amend CA regulations (ht 13/02/2014), Karna leads CA procedures formulating committee (kp 14/02/2014), Karn to chair CA regulations drafting panel (ht 14/02/2014)

Major parties have pledged to take ownership of CA-I, interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (kp 10/02/2014), Sutra for progressive constitution (ht 10/02/2014)

Old challenges for new CA: Chalise (kp 09/02/2014)

House endorses MLA ordinance (kp 08/02/2014), House passes three ordinances (ht 08/02/2014)

Parliament passes poll related ordinances (ht 06/02/2014), Anti-money laundering: House okays ordinance despite Maoist objection (kp 06/02/2014), Constitute TRC without delay: Rayamajhi (ht 06/02/2014), UCPN (Maoist) pushes for early formation of TRC (rep 06/02/2014)

RPP-N for panels to adopt past CA pacts (kp 04/02/2014)

House legitimises Regmi govt, CA elections: Two-third majority votes in favour of prez order; MJF-N,NWPP oppose 25-point decree, by Prakash Acharya (ht 03/02/2014) [Is it a legitimate and constitutional procedure to legitimise stepps that should not have been taken without legimation almost one year back??], Statute hurdle removal endorsed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/02/2014)

PWDs to stage hunger strike for CA representation (rep 02/02/2014)

Nine financial ordinances tabled at the house (nn 02/02/2014)

Bit parties block past CA pacts: Big 3 put proposals on hold after strong opposition, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/01/2014), Big Three fail to push proposal through CA: RPP-N, RJ threaten to obstruct House session, by Prakash Acharya (ht 30/01/2014), Show some guts: Tabling federal motion (rep), Second CA meet forms business advisory panel (kp 30/01/2014)

Big 3 ‘to adopt’ old CA pacts: Six-member task force to prepare a proposal to ensure new constitution in one year, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2014) [To adopt the suggestions of the different committees of CA-I would even be more important than the adoption of the agrrements between the high lever party politicians!!], Big Three get down to business: To table proposal today with commitment to get statute in a year (ht 29/01/2014) [What did such commitments mean so far? Absolutely nothing!!], Big 3 to reaffirm federal democratic republic at new CA: Panel to suggest what to own from past CA, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 29/01/2014), NC told to come up with concrete proposal (kp 29/01/2014), Parties advised 3-step formula, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/01/2014), ‘Don’t impose first CA’s decisions’ (kp 29/01/2014), Six ordinances tabled in House (ht 29/01/2014), Legal experts decry tabling of TRC bill (kp 29/01/2014), More lawmakers oppose ‘controversial’ ordinances (kp 31/01/2014), Govt to replace TRC Ordinance with fresh Bills on two commissions (ht 31/01/2014)

Hearing on CA nominees slated for Feb 3 (ht 28/01/2014), PMO ordered to attend hearing on 26 CA seats (rep (ht 28/01/2014)

5 ordinances tabled in the house (kp 28/01/2014)

Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance tabled in House (ht 28/01/2014)

First meeting of Legislature-Parliament commences (nn 26/01/2014), TRC, appointment of Karki could stir debate (kp 26/01/2014), House session gets under way (kp 27/01/2014), Parties ready to own up first CA’s decisions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2014), Big Three vow to capitalise on last CA’s gains, by Arjun Bhandari and Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/01/2014)

Assembly session begins, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/01/2014), Second CA inauguration inspires renewed hope: Assembly Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa in his address takes all down history lane, by Prakash Acharya (ht 23/01/2014), Constitutional deadline: There need to be quick agreements on the new govt and the CA process (kp 23/01/2014), CA's first sitting convenes sans major agenda, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 23/01/2014) [This will be normal for the coming months! The power struggle of the failed leaders is all that counts!!], First indications: The new CA process begins (rep) 23/01/2014, 33-party bloc protests CA (kp 23/01/2014), Electing PP leader tricky for Big 3: NC election for Parliamentary Party leader on Sunday (kp 23/01/2014), Congress sets January 26 date to elect PP leader (ht 23/01/2014), UML seeks consensus on PM candidate (kp 23/01/2014), Dahal, Bhattarai pitching for their own favourites (kp 23/01/2014), Maoists likely to pick PP leader other than Dahal, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/01/2014)

565 lawmakers take oath of office, by Prakash Kharel (kp 22/01/2014), A rainbow display as CA members sworn in: Five remain absent, miss the ceremony, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/01/2014), 565 CA members sworn in, first CA meet today, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/01/2014), Challenges galore as new CA meets today, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/01/2014), Second CA takes shape: Constitution hope as lawmakers meet, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/01/2014) [There is no reason for hope before the old generation of 'leaders' resigns!!], CA Court bars Mandal from participation in Assembly (kp 22/01/2014), Court stops Maoist lawmaker from attending CA, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 22/01/2014), Journos barred from taking CA ceremony pictures (rep 22/01/2014), Parties at a loss over statute process, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/01/2014), Parties to make efforts to write statute in a year, by Prakash Acharya (ht 22/01/2014) [They should first behave before they make such nonsense statements!!!], 33-party bloc presses for non-CA platform to partake in statute drafting (kp 22/01/2014)

Secretariat readies agenda for first Assembly meeting (kp 20/01/2014), Prez to administer oath to Thapa today (kp 20/01/2014), Thapa sworn in as Acting Chair of CA (nn 20/01/2014), Thapa sworn in as CA chairman (kp 21/01/2014), Surya B Thapa sworn in as CA chairman (ht 21/01/2014), Thapa to swear-in new CA members today: Altogether 571 members to be present at swearing-in (rep 21/01/2014) [And where are the 26 members that had be nominated from not participated groups by the government before this event???], 570 CA members sworn in (nn 21/01/2014), Mother tongue for FSP-N lawmakers’ oath (ht 21/01/2014), Security stepped up ahead of CA inauguration: Police put special arrangements in place to curb disruptive activities in Baneshwor, elsewhere (ht 21/01/2014)

Parliament to meet on Jan 26 (kp 20/01/2014), Prez calls Parliament session on January 26 (ht 20/01/2014), Prez summons parliament session for Jan 26, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/01/2014)

Lessons learned: Political parties need to be clear and transparent about the CA process (kp 16/01/2014), Sense and insensibility: The challenge before the new CA is to make sure all Nepalis feel welcomed by the state, by Deepak Thapa (kp 16/01/2014), Pressure piles on parties to watch lawmakers: ‘Monitoring panel should be formed before first meet’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/01/2014)

Measures on cards to discipline lawmakers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/01/2014)

CA meet sans 26 lawmakers stirs debate, by Pranab Kharel (kp 15/01/2014)

CA Secretariat to consult parties (kp 15/01/2014)

CA rules of procedure: Row over details may hit business, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/01/2014), CA Secretariat goes into overdrive: Acting chairman to be sworn in on January 20,574 others on January 21 (ht 13/01/2014)

CA summon case in court: Stance clarified to govt: Prez office (kp 13/01/2014), Petition demands filling 26 CA seats before first meet, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 13/01/2014)

Secretariat geared up for swearing in CA members (kp 13/01/2014), Getting ready for the big day (nn 13/01/2014)

Constituent Assembly meet slated for Jan 22:  President’s aides say Cabinet does not address head of state’s concerns, by Anil Giri (kp 12/01/2014), Regmi summons CA meeting on Jan 22 (ht 12/01/2014), CA summoned at last: Chairman Regmi calls first meeting for Jan 22 after President's nod, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 12/01/2014), Welcome decision: President Yadav’s back out (rep 12/01/2014), Grand old man, Thapa, to take oath of CA on Jan 20 (nn 12/01/2014), Petition against Assembly meet plan (kp 13/01/2014)

Dhanusha sees highest number of representatives in CA (ht 01/01/2014)

Legislature-Parliament, Nepal

Constituent Assembly of Nepal (CAN)

Attendance and Process in Constituent Assembly II. Martin Chautari, Briefing Paper no.11 (September 2014)

Women's caucus (website on women participation in the CA)

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