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Nepal faces bankruptcy because of Indian embargo
For a month Delhi has imposed an unofficial exports ban. No fuel, industries and businesses are closed. The government had forecast a growth of 6% after the quake. Now it is estimated at 2%. Leaders of the private sector: "It is likely that investors will leave the country."
After two months without a government, Nepal is in danger of bankruptcy
Parliament failed yesterday for the fifth time to elect a new prime minister. Budget crucial to obtain UN funds that run schools, hospitals and development programs blocked. Economic analyst: "If the political stalemate continues for another month, all economic development projects will fail."
Bird flu terrorizes Nepal, but government reopens to poultry trade
After the first outbreaks of infection - still ongoing - authorities had blocked imports and exports. Experts: "They are safeguarding the economy, but not the health of the population."
Six fruitless months end in Premier Khanal’s resignation
Opposition parties accuse him of conspiring to bring Maoists back into power. A new constitution now cannot be drafted by the deadline of 31 August. President Yadav calls for a new coalition government.
Nepali Muslims want constitution to incorporate Sharia-based personal law
The Nepal Muslim Sangh wants the country’s Muslim community to be recognised as a distinct entity. Muslim leaders tell government and parties that Muslims are not just a “vote bank”, demand specific steps in favour of Muslims.
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Local elections postponed in a province on Indian border as threats of interference loom
Poll is now set for September. The Rastriya Janata Party has threatened violent opposition if their demands are not heeded. Other parties and ordinary citizens protest the postponement. Some fear Indian interference against the country’s secular constitution.
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