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17 Policemen among 20 killed in Nepal violence, stated CDO Rajkumar Shrestha: Rajkumar Shrestha, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kailali District, said 17 Police personnel including a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) were killed in the clash between Tharuhat activists and Police in Tikapur in the District on August 24. At least 20 persons - 17 Policemen including a senior officer and three protesters - were killed and more than 100 injured in the violent clash in Kailali District on August 24, between Security Force (SF) personnel and protesters demanding a separate Tharuhat province. Firstpost , August 29, 2015.

 

Rush for statute, but bring all stakeholders on board, President Ram Baran Yadav tells Prime Minister Sushil Koirala: President Ram Baran Yadav told Prime Minister (PM) Sushil Koirala on August 27, that a new Constitution should be framed without any further delay, but the major parties should try to take all stakeholders on board the Constitution making process. According to the President's Press Advisor Rajendra Dahal the President told the PM that parties should seek resolution of constitutional issues through dialogues. "You have tried to win the confidence of all the stakeholders until now and you still need to try to do so till the final hours of the constitution making process," Dahal quoted the President as telling the PM. The Himalayan Times , August 28, 2015.

Final draft Constitution submitted to Constituent Assembly: Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), Krishna Prasad Sitaula, submitted the final draft of the Constitution to Constituent Assembly (CA) to Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang on August 21. The CDC has prepared the final draft after the Special Committee comprising of top leaders of major political parties, Nepali Congress (NC), Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M), agreed on a seven-Pradesh model of the federal set-up. The Himalayantimes, August 22, 2015.

Voices of all will be accommodated in new statute, asserts PM Sushil Koirala: Prime Minister (PM) Sushil Koirala on August 18 said the new Constitution would be a document of compromise and it would accommodate voices from all walks of life. "We are a heterogeneous society. Differences are there. We are trying our best to accommodate the concerns of all people to ensure that the document is acceptable to all of us," he stated. The Himalayan Times, August 20, 2015.

No one could stop constitution from being promulgated, says UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal: Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda said that no one could stop the new Constitution from being promulgated at this point of time. Kantipur Online, August 14, 2015.

Nepal four major parties sign 6-province model deal in new constitution, says report: Nepal's four major parties have reached a landmark deal to divide the country into six provinces, each sharing its border with India, resolving contentious issues of federalism under the new constitution. Following a meeting, the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA) finally inked an agreement at midnight to carve out the six federal units. "A constitution with federalism and demarcation has been ensured," Prime Minister Sushil Koirala tweeted. "I call on everyone to not be stuck on minor disagreements and work to build and develop the country."
The Hindu, August 10, 2015.

NC is for promulgating new statute with delineation, says Former PM and leader of NC Sher Bahadur Deuba: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba, said his party is in favor of promulgating new Constitution with delineation. On July 31, Deuba said the top-notch leaders of the major political parties are holding talks on promulgating the new Constitution with delineation by taking Madhes-based parties into confidence. Republica, August 1, 2015.

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