Nepal’s crisis drags on as ethnic minorities reject charter amendment

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Jan 24 : Nepal’s ethnic minorities have rejected a constitutional amendment, dashing hopes of an end to a political crisis that has led to fuel shortages and hampered deliveries of relief materials to survivors of last year’s earthquakes. More than 50 people have died since the ethnic Madhesis, backed by some […]

Nepal’s crisis drags on as ethnic minorities reject charter amendment

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Jan 24 : Nepal’s ethnic minorities have rejected a constitutional amendment, dashing hopes of an end to a political crisis that has also led to fuel shortages, and hampered deliveries of relief materials to survivors of last year’s earthquakes. More than 50 people have died since the ethnic Madhesis, backed by […]

Three killed in fresh violence on restive Nepal plains

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Jan 21 : Three people were killed in southern Nepal today when police fired on protesters trying to disrupt a rival group’s political gathering, officials said, amid a deepening crisis over a new constitution. Nepal has been in turmoil since adopting its first republican constitution last September, with protesters in the […]

Nepal constitution talks fail to end protests

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Jan 19 : Talks between the Nepali government and minority groups to resolve a dispute over a new constitution have fallen apart, opposition leaders said today, dashing hopes that protests that have led to crippling fuel shortages will end soon. More than 50 people have been killed since August in anti-government […]