Sept. 30, 2012, 5:45 p.m.

Despite several efforts of four major political parties, the country has yet to find any political settlement. Following long discussions, the question of revival of the Constituent Assembly is now over as the leaders of the major political parties agreed to hold the elections for a new Constituent Assembly. The main dispute, however, remains: who will lead the coming national consensus government to hold the elections tentatively planned for April 2013? Although Nepali Congress has been demanding that it should be given the chance to lead the next all-party election government, UCPN-Maoist has rejected this outright. No major breakthrough is likely before Dashain and Tihar. In the present context, it is almost certain that Nepal will have to pass through a prolonged political instability in the coming days. At a time when the country's debate is revolving around the political scenario, we have decided to carry tourism as our cover story for this week. Like other countries around the world, Nepal celebrated the World Tourism Day and our reporter has explored the importance of domestic sector to sustain tourism. Along with this, there are regular columns on various issues.  

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