IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


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Contemporary Regional Developments in Nepal

8th December - 15th December
  • KATHMANDU: A significant earthquake hit Dolakha district. The National Seismological Centre said the tremor was of local magnitude 5.2.
  • With the votes being counted in different 32 districts where first phase of parliamentary and provincial polls was held on November 26; Maoist Centre made a clean sweep in Rukum East winning all three seats including two provincial assembly seats. UML won a parliament seat in Manang district while Nepali Congress bagged a provincial seat in the high-hilly district. Former gangster Rajiv Gurung aka Dipak Manange who contested for another provincial seat in Manang also won the elections. Manange was supported by UML there.
1st December - 7th December
  • The country is bracing for parliamentary elections. The two-phase elections for national and provincial these elections witness a direct battle between two fronts. The first, the “democratic alliance”, is led by the Nepali Congress and includes the former Panchayat parties and Madhesi groups; the second, the “left alliance”, brings together, in a surprise agreement hammered out in early October, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre).


  • December 2017