Nepali president accepts PM's resignation
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Nepali government spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara speaks to journalists after the cabinet meeting in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)

Nepali government spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara speaks to journalists after the cabinet meeting in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)
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    KATHMANDU, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav has accepted the resignation tendered by Prime Minister Prachanda Monday evening.

    Prachanda had submitted his resignation to the president at the latter's office in the capital Kathmandu, soon after announcing his resignation to the nation.

Nepali security forces stand guard in front of the Army headquarter during a protest against Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav, which was held by supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)(UCPN-M), in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Ram Baran Yadav faxed a special instruction to Rookmangud Katawal late on Sunday evening, "asking him to continue in his office in the capacity of CoAS as per the Interim Constitution, 2007, and the existing law," a local newspaper The Himalayan Times quoted senior political leaders and army officials separately on Monday. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)

Nepali security forces stand guard in front of the Army headquarter during a protest against Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav, which was held by supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)(UCPN-M), in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Ram Baran Yadav faxed a special instruction to Rookmangud Katawal late on Sunday evening, "asking him to continue in his office in the capacity of CoAS as per the Interim Constitution, 2007, and the existing law," a local newspaper The Himalayan Times quoted senior political leaders and army officials separately on Monday. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)
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    Yadav has also asked the incumbent Council of Ministers to carry out its duty till a new Council of Ministers is formed.

    Accepting the weakness that the government could not achieve during his tenure, Prachanda, also the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) declared resignation from his post when he was addressing to the nation Monday afternoon.

File photo taken on April 17, 2009 shows Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda addresses the mass meeting in Pharping, outskirt of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post.

File photo taken on April 17, 2009 shows Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda addresses the mass meeting in Pharping, outskirt of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)
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UCPN-M to launch agitation in parliament, street 

    KATHMANDU, May 4 (Xinhua) -- After pulling out from the government Monday afternoon, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) has announced that they will protest from the streets and the parliament.

    After the secretariat meeting here Monday, the UCPN-M leader Babu Ram Bhattarai said they would not join the government until President Ram Baran Yadav's move to reinstate Katawal is scrapped.Full story 

NHRC-Nepal urges for dialogue 

    KATHMANDU, May 4 (Xinhua) -- National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal has expressed grave concern over the critical situation in the country and urged concerned political parties to resolve the present political crisis by dialogue.

    Issuing a press statement on Monday, NHRC said, "This adverse situation may seriously affect the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Interim Constitution of Nepal-2007 and institutionalizing the efforts of the People's Democratic Movement in 2006". Full story


Nepali PM Prachanda declares resignation 
    KATHMANDU, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post.

    Accepting the weakness that the government could not achieve during his tenure, Prachanda, also the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal Maoist) (UCPN-M) declared resignation from his post when he was addressing to the nation. Full story


Nepali PM to address nation

    KATHMANDU, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Prime Minister and Chairman of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) Prachanda is set to address the nation at 3 p.m. (0915 GMT) Monday, Avenues TV said.

    According to the TV, the prime minister is expected to address his views about recent political situation developed especially after the government's decision to sack Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rookmangud Katawal and President Ram Baran Yadav's order to ask Katawal to continue in office.Full story

Nepali PM starts political, legal consultation

    KATHMANDU, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Prime Minister and Chairman of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Prachanda has started consultation with his party's cabinet ministers and legal advisers to thrash out strategy on how to react to president's move to reinstate sacked army chief in office.

    The prime minister called Attorney General Raghav Lal Baidya and senior cabinet colleagues early morning Monday and started discussion on the constitutionality and consequences of the president's move. Full story


 
Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)(UCPN-M) shout slogans during a protest against Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Ram Baran Yadav faxed a special instruction to Rookmangud Katawal late on Sunday evening, "asking him to continue in his office in the capacity of CoAS as per the Interim Constitution, 2007, and the existing law," a local newspaper The Himalayan Times quoted senior political leaders and army officials separately on Monday. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)

Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)(UCPN-M) shout slogans during a protest against Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Ram Baran Yadav faxed a special instruction to Rookmangud Katawal late on Sunday evening, "asking him to continue in his office in the capacity of CoAS as per the Interim Constitution, 2007, and the existing law," a local newspaper The Himalayan Times quoted senior political leaders and army officials separately on Monday. (Xinhua/Bimal Gautam)
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