June 11, 2012, 5:45 p.m.

Following the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly and the announcement of the date for new elections, Nepal’s political instability is likely to prolong and intensify further. Political parties are divided over who will lead the national elections government. Given the present political stalemate, it is very unlikely for new elections to be held. The Election Commission has already made it clear that there is the need to amend certain laws and bring new laws to hold the elections. A group of Nepali Congress lawmakers are even demanding the revival of the dissolved Constituent Assembly, like the revived House of Representatives. All these situations indicate that the country’s coming days will be politically chaotic. With the announcement of new rounds of street protests by Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, they have already made it clear that they want a national government to hold the elections. At a time when the politics is heading towards the most uncertain course, we have decided to focus our cover story on the implications of the demise of the Constituent Assembly.  We have an inside story of May 27 in this issue.

Similarly, Nepal celebrated the World Environment Day on June 5. We have also covered the various aspects of environment and how Nepal can benefit from greening its economy. Along with this, there are regular columns and interview as well as entertainment features.

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