Political proposal presented at CPN standing committee meeting

Kathmandu, Dec 15: CPN Chairperson duo KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ jointly presented a political proposal at the standing committee meeting of the party. At a meeting held at party central office in Dhumbarahi today, Chairperson Dahal presented the proposal on behalf of party chairperson duo. The…

12/15/2018

No alternative to incumbent govt: Chairman Dahal

Pokhara, Dec. 11: Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that there was no alternative to the incumbent government. At a press conference at Touristic village of Sikles in Kaski district on Tuesday, chairman Dahal, also former Prime Minister, added that the government was…

12/11/2018

Committee for management of Nepal Democratic Forum

Kathmandu, Dec. 8: The Nepali Congress has expanded the committee formed to study and present a report on the integration of the then Nepal Democratic Forum and its sister organizations as per the agreement reached during unification between the two parties. Earlier, the party had on November 6 decided to…

12/08/2018

Main opposition party calls for convening Federal Parliament session soon

Kathmandu, Dec. 3: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has called for convening the Winter Session of the Federal Parliament at the earliest. Chief Whip of the NC parliamentary party, Bal Krishna Khand, said it is imperative to call the parliament session at the earliest possible since it was necessary…

12/03/2018

Gathering of NC District Presidents at Kakani

Nuwakot, Nov. 28: A two-day gathering of District Presidents of the Nepali Congress began at Kakani from Wednesday. The District Presidents have gathered at Kakani to discuss on the proposed statute draft of the party, said NC Nuwakot President, Jagadishwor Narsingh KC. The draft statute was submitted by the Statute…

11/28/2018

CPN Secretariat Meeting deferred

Kathmandu, Nov. 26: The Secretariat Meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has postponed. The meeting scheduled for today has been postponed for tomorrow as more home work needed to be done for the meeting, said Chetan Adhikari, the Press Coordinator to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The meeting…

11/26/2018

NC to have 141 central committee members

Kathmandu, Nov. 25: The major opposition Nepali Congress is to have 141 central committee members in line with changed context. As per the new provisions guaranteed by the federal constitution as the layers of governments and inclusive mechanisms, the party is amending its statute. Coordinator of party’s statute amendment draft…

11/25/2018

'Youth should participate in nation building'

Kawasoti, Nov. 24: The main opposition Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has opined for participating the youth in the nation building process. Speaking in the district assembly programme of Nawalpur district on Saturday, leader Koirala argued that over five million youth, who are currently abroad in course of…

11/24/2018

NC CWC to meet on Sunday

Kathmandu, Nov. 23: The central working committee (CWC) meeting of the opposition Nepali Congress is scheduled to meet on Sunday (November 25). Confirming the CWC meeting, NC central office chief secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel said that the meeting would hold discussions regarding the ongoing preparations of upcoming Mahasamiti meeting of…

11/23/2018

No mistreatment against Chairperson Dahal- Secretariat

Chitwan, Nov. 22: Secretariat of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has clarified that there was no incident of mistreatment against him in Chitwan during his recent visit. According to Dahal's Press Coordinator Bishnu Sapkota, there was no any unpleasant incident and ill-treatment against Chairperson Dahal…

11/22/2018

CPN province committee to pick local leadership

Parasi, Nov. 21: The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has entrusted its province committee with the responsibility to pick local level committee in Nawalparasi-west. The CPN District Committee sought cooperation from the province committee after efforts for consensus were not materialized in the district. Following dispute between the then CPN-UML…

11/21/2018

Government fails to yield result: leader Singh

Pyuthan, Nov. 20: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has accused the government of failing to spend the development budget, thereby yielding no result. During a press meet organized at Bagdula of the district on Tuesday, leader Singh said, "The government has no capacity at all to perform well to…

11/20/2018

Reservation to youths in politics: NC leader Koirala

Kathmandu, Nov. 19: General Secretary of Nepali Congress Dr Shashanka Koirala has opined for managing the reservation to the youths in the politics. He added that the reservation was essential to youth rather ethnic communities to make politics more participatory. Talking to media persons here in the capital at a…

11/19/2018

Youth's participation utmost for nation building: NC leader Dr Shashanka

Biratanagar, Nov. 18: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has called for participation of youths in nation building campaign. While inaugurating the GP Foundation Province-1 office jointly by NC leaders Koirala here today, Dr Shekhar Koirala and leader Sujata Koirala reminded the contribution of late leader Girija Prasad Koirala…

11/18/2018

NC's CWC meeting on Nov 17

Kathmandu, Nov. 15: The central working committee meeting of the Nepali Congress has been scheduled at 2:00 pm on November 1. The meeting is expected to hold discussions on contemporary political issues. RSS

11/15/2018

Lack of federal, provincial laws create difficulty in work execution: NC leader Singh

Kathmandu, Nov. 4: Nepali Congress leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Prakash Man Singh today said lack of federal and provincial laws has created hassles in power sharing and work execution. Addressing a tea reception organised here by NC's Kathmandu constituency 1 to exchange best wishes on the occasion of…

11/04/2018

'NC's responsibility to implement federalism'

Biratnagar, Nov. 2: Nepali Congress (NC) central committee member Dr Shekhar Koirala has claimed that successful implementation of the constitution was on NC's shoulders. At a greetings exchange programme organized by Nepali Congress in Budhiganga Rural Municipality on Thursday on the occasion of major festivals, the NC leader said NC…

11/02/2018

NC Vice President Nidhi accuses administration of letting off murderer

Sarlahi, Oct. 31: Nepali Congress Vice President Bimalendra Nidhi has expressed concern over the local administration's attempt to let off the murderer of Ram Bilas Mahato, a cadre of the Nepali Congress, from Boharwa of Ramnagar in the district. Vice President Nidhi, who arrived here to take stock of the…

10/31/2018

Indian politician Yechuri in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Oct. 25: Sitaram Yechuri, a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), has arrived today in Kathmandu at the invitation of the Communist Party of Nepal. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Yechuri was welcomed by Secretary of CPN Central Office Krishna Gopal Shrestha and central member…

10/25/2018

NC has still strong presence: Shashanka Koirala

Biratnagar, Oct. 22: Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirla has said the NC has still its stronger presence. Talking to media persons today at Biratnagar Airport in brief, the leader was of the view of summoning the party's Mahasamiti meeting as soon as possible. As he said, the…

10/22/2018

By-poll hype fizzles out as CPN deems Rambir’s resignation unnecessary

Kathmandu, Oct. 22: The by-poll hype has finally ended after the CPN secretariat meeting deemed unnecessary the resignation of the Member of Parliament Ram Bir Manandhar. Elected from constituency no 7 of Kathmandu, Manandhar had earlier announced resignation from the MP post in a bid to elect leader Bamdev Gautam…

10/22/2018

CPN's secretariat meet begins

Kathmandu, Oct. 21:The secretariat meeting of the major ruling party Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) began today at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar. The meeting was frequently postponed before the Dashain. The two-day meeting will go through discussions about the intra-party issues such as the completion of province…

10/21/2018

'Voters have started regretting'

Damauli, Oct. 13: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has commented that the people now are feeling regret for donating votes to communists in last elections. At the greetings exchange programme hosted by NC, Byas Municipal Committee, Ward-10, Poudel said people are getting disappointed with the failure of…

10/13/2018

Committed to fulfill people's aspiration: Chairman Dahal

Bhaktpur, Oct. 13: Chairman of CPN and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said all sides need to be committed to materialize the national dream of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’. During a greetings exchange programme organized here today, Chairman Dahal asserted that the country must be taken towards…

10/13/2018

No obstruction to government’s five-year term: Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said there was no obstruction at all to run the government smoothly for five years. Serious discussion was continuous in the party to augment development, good governance and stability, he said, arguing that the government has developed…

10/10/2018

NC weak in main opposition role: Koirala

Chitwan, Oct. 8: Nepali Congress leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has said the party is weak in the role of main opposition. Talking to media-persons here today, he asserted that the party should prove its strong presence as main opposition. According to him, the party somehow failed to assert itself as…

10/08/2018

Discussion on name of province no. 1

Itahari, Oct. 7: An interaction and discussion was held among the members of parliament of province no.1 to decide on the name of the province. The interaction was held at the initiative of civil society here on Saturday. On the occasion, various speakers stressed on the need to choose a…

10/07/2018

NC would lend support for implementation of federalism: Leader Singh

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakash Man Singh has asserted that NC, which is in a major opposition role, would always lend its support to the incumbent government to bring into effect federalism in the country. Addressing a 'Meeting and Greetings Exchange' event held at NC Kathmandu Metropolitan…

10/02/2018

Statute amendment to modernize NC: Vice President Nidhi

Ghorahi, Sept. 28: Nepali Congress Vice-President Bimalendra Nidhi has said time has come for the amendment of party statute in order to restructure and modernize the party. During a province level discussion on party statute here Friday, Vice President Nidhi said the amendment of party statute was also to realize…

09/28/2018

CPN assigns provinces to forward district committee merger process

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has assigned its respective Provincial In-charge, Deputy In-Charge, Chairpersons and Secretaries to carry out the unification process of their respective district committees. In a circulation issued by Prime Minister and CPN Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and another Chairperson Pushpa Kamal…

09/23/2018

RJP chief Thakur reiterates his demand for statute amendment

Parsa, Sept. 21: Coordinator of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Presidium Mahantha Thakur has suggested the government to hold intensive discussions prior to making laws in the future. Thakur was of the view that the ongoing protest by different groups is the result of poor stakeholder consultations and political parleys. At…

09/21/2018

Support to government not properly utilized: Leader Mahato

Kailali, Sept. 20: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) leader Rajendra Mahato has accused that the support his party lend to the incumbent government was misused. Talking to journalists at Dhangadhi today, leader Mahato shared that his party had supported the government on the condition of constitution amendment, release of the arrested…

09/20/2018

Time to Reap Benefits of Constitution: PM Oli; An exclusive Interview with PM KP Sharma Oli on the 4th Constitution Day

Kathmandu, Sept. 19: When the country prepares to celebrate today the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of Nepal's constitution drafted by the Constituent Assembly in 2015, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is confident that Nepal will move ahead in the path of 'Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali' despite many challenges…

09/19/2018

Govt becoming conceited: NC Vice Prez Nidhi

Janakpurdham, Sept. 18: Nepali Congress Vice President and former DPM, Bimalendra Nidhi, has said the government was becoming conceited on the ground of two-thirds majority. While inaugurating the Province-2 level cadres training organized by Nepal Dalit Association here today, leader Nidhi blamed the government of carrying out anti-federalist activities. He…

09/18/2018

NCP's secretariat meeting

Kathmandu, Sept. 12: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s secretariat meeting held on Wednesday discussed ways to finalize the unification of the then UML and Maoist Centre's lower units and sister organizations. During the meeting held at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar, issues of unification of provinces, districts and…

09/13/2018

PM Oli and Chairman Prachanda hold talks

Kathmandu, Sept. 4: Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chair KP Sharma Oli and Puspa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', also Chair of the CPN discussed about the unification of the party at the local level and about the government's performance so far. During the meeting held at the PM's…

09/05/2018

NC senior leader unhappy over slow pace of development

Tanahu, Sept. 4: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has expressed dismay over the 'slow progress' in institutionalization of loktantra and achieving development for the country. Leader Poudel was speaking in a face-to-face programme here on Tuesday. He also opined that the nation was losing the opportunity for development…

09/04/2018

History produces leaders: Chair Prachanda

Kathmandu, Sept. 1: Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the party and the leaders were the product of history. He added that none could be a leader indulging in the freaks. Chair Dahal came with the view while…

09/01/2018

NC told to amend its statute to ensure 33% seats to women

Kathmandu, Aug. 27: The Nepal Women’s Association has asked for 33 per cent seats to women from ward to the central levels in the Nepali Congress. At a programme organized in the capital city on Sunday evening to mark the 22nd memorial day of Association’s founding chairperson late Mangala Devi…

08/27/2018

NC Mahasamiti meet set for Nov 21-25

Kathmandu, Aug. 25: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to call its Mahasamiti (the party's highest policy-making body) meet in Kathmandu on coming November 21-25. Today's meeting of the central committee chaired by NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba took the decision and formed different committees as part of the…

08/26/2018

Govt just selling dreams: NC General Secretary

Banke, Aug. 22: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Sashank Koirala has accused the government of selling the dream of rail and ships, while swaying the common people. Inaugurating an orientation programme organized by Nepal Women's Association in Nepalgunj on Wednesday, General Secretary Dr Koirala reiterated that government was indulged on…

08/22/2018

RPP Central Working Committee dissolved

Kathmandu, Aug. 20: All central office-bearers of Rastriya Prajatantra Party have been relieved from the post from today with an intention to reconstitute the central committee. The Central Committee was dissolved to take ahead the party as per the sentiment of amended statute. Central Working Committee meeting held under the…

08/20/2018

Not to tarnish integrity of judiciary-NC

Kathmandu, Aug 4: Main opposition Nepali Congress has advised the authorities concerned to not work in a way to tarnish integrity, independence and effectiveness of the judiciary. A meeting of the NC federal parliamentary party meeting today drew a conclusion that the rejection to the name of the proposed Chief…

08/04/2018

We are ready to launch decisive protest: NC leader Poudel

Tanahun, July 31: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel said the NC would not stay back from launching a decisive protest if the incumbent government continues haughty behaviour. "We have started a symbolic protest to make the government aware and bring it on track. We are ready to launch…

07/31/2018

RJPN's support to government continues, leader Mahato

Kathmandu, July 30: Presidium member of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, Rajendra Mahato, has said the support his party extended to the government would continue with the hope of constitution amendment. At a press meet organized by Reporters' Club on Monday, leader Mahato said his party was hopeful of this…

07/30/2018

Nidhi demands medical education bill in line with ordinance

Kathmandu, July 25:Nepali Congress Vice President Bimalendra Nidhi today suggested bringing the National Medical Education Bill in line with the Medical Education Ordinance issued by the erstwhile Nepali Congress-led government to resolve the issue relating to Dr Gobinda KC's demands. The NC-led government did its best to resolve Dr KC's…

07/25/2018

NC to play strong opposition role: Leader Singh

Kailali, July 20: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh on Friday said the NC would play a role of strong opposition by raising voices of the people in the parliament. He accused the incumbent government with two-thirds majority of failing to prioritise the people and making the people feel the…

07/20/2018

NC is ready to extend constructive support to the govt, says leader Gachchhadar

Inaruwa, July 16: Nepali Congress parliamentary party deputy leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has said the Nepali Congress was ready to extend constructive support to the government despite being the main opposition party in parliament, in deference to the democratic system. Speaking in a programme at Barju rural municipality in Sunsari…

07/16/2018

Thakur picked as RJPN parliamentary leader

Kathmandu, July 14: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has nominated party presidium coordinator Mahantha Thakur as the parliamentary leader. He was nominated unanimously, as stated by party senior vice chair Laxmanlal Karna. A meeting of the RJPN parliamentary party took place at the Singha Durbar took a decision to…

07/14/2018

Chairperson Lohani for high investment in productive sector

Kathmandu, July 13: Chairperson of Integrated National Democracy Party (Nationalist), Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani suggested the government to spur investment in productive sector so as to keep economic development and prosperity. Talking to journalists at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) after completing around two-month-long trip to the United States today,…

07/13/2018

Province 4 named Gandaki

Pokhara, July 6: The Province-4 Assembly meeting held today has endorsed the motion to name Province-4 as Gandaki. The meeting endorsed the motion tabled by Province Assembly member Mayanath Adhikari and seconded by provincial parliamentarian Manibhadra Sharma Kandel, Gayatri Gurung and Krishna Thapa by majority. Out of total 56 Province…

07/06/2018

NC's weakness behind eroding parliamentary system: Leader Sitaula

Kathmandu, July 3: Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has said parliamentary system was enfeebled after Nepali Congress' declined strength. During a talk programme on role of the late Girija Prasad Koirala in the establishment of republic organized on the occasion of 95th birth anniversary of late GP Koirala here…

07/03/2018

Lawmakers demand to announce Pokhara as provincial capital

Pokhara, July 1: The province assembly members of the Province No. 4 have said that Pokhara should be declared the provincial capital city of the province. During the province assembly meeting on Sunday, the lawmakers said that there was no option of Pokhara to name the capital city of the…

07/01/2018

Unification of sister organisations in two weeks: CPN leader Nepal

Chitwan, June 24: Communist Party of Nepal leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said unification of sister organisations of erstwhile CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) would take place within two weeks. He also stressed the need for merger between sister organisations of both the former parties for institutionalising the new party…

06/24/2018

Two RPPs initiate merger process

Kathmandu, June 20: The unification process of Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and Pashupati Shumsher JBR-led RPP (Democratic) has formally started. Both the parties have agreed on constitutional monarchy and Hindu state as their ideological and theoretical base. The leaders of a taskforce formed to facilitate the unification process…

06/20/2018

Leader Mahato expects of constitution amendment

Mahendranagar, June 16: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal presidium member Rajendra Mahato has said that his party was ready to join the incumbent government. He added that they were ready to join the government if the constitution was amended. Mahato further argued that the ball is now the government's court. While…

06/16/2018

CPN's first standing committee meeting tomorrow

Kathmandu, June 15: Nepal Communist Party (CPN) is holding its standing committee meeting first after the unification tomorrow. At the meeting to be held at Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar, Chairmen of the party would address on the national political situation in addition to the discussion on general secretary's report on…

06/15/2018

Voting for Nepal Trade Union concludes

Kathmandu, June 15: Voting for the new leadership of Nepali Congress affiliated Nepal Trade Union concluded Friday evening. Under the sixth General Convention of the Trade Union that started on Tuesday, the voting had started from 2:00 pm. Of the total 1,420 voters, 1390 cast their vote, said election officer…

06/15/2018

Discussion on RJP joining govt.

Kathmandu, June 11: General Secretary of Rastriya Janata Party Keshav Jha has said dialogue with the government was still in process in relation to the party's possibility of joining the government. Speaking at a face-to-face organised in the capital today, he said though the government has given a positive response…

06/11/2018

RJP willing to join govt, Thakur says

Mahendranagar, Dhanusha, June 10: Coordinator of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal Mahantha Thakur has revealed that his party was willing to join the government. Talking to media persons in Janakpur Airport today, Thakur said the aim of every political party was to join the government and the party was established…

06/10/2018

Golden opportunity for NC to mend ways: NC spokesperson

Salyan, June 2: Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma has said that NC has got golden opportunity for its course correction. Addressing a programme of Nepal Teachers Union in Salyan on Saturday, the NC spokesperson said that this was the best time for the NC to reform by sitting in…

06/02/2018

Discipline a must for strong NC-Deuba

Pokhara, May 31: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has underlined the need of maintaining discipline to make the party strong. Inaugurating the Kaski district convention here today, President Deuba said that the party is becoming weaker due to growing indiscipline and the party would not be enabled until…

05/31/2018

Federal Socialist Forum Nepal to join government

Kathmandu, May 28: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal is to join the KP Sharma Oli-led government. The two-point agreement reached between the Communist Party of Nepal and Socialist Forum at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today paved the way for the Forum's participation in the government.…

05/28/2018

Communists' unity an opportunity for NC-Deuba

Kathmandu, May 25: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the NC should take the unity of communists as an opportunity. Addressing the 12th anniversary of NC's benevolent organization, Nepal Cultural Association, in the capital today, President Deuba stressed the need for internal unity. "There is no need…

05/25/2018

Govt runs for five years: Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, May 24: Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the incumbent government will run for five years. He added that the government runs for five years following the democratic process as it has received the public mandate for the same. He added that…

05/24/2018

Seven picked as CC members of CPN from Khotang

Khotang, May 23: Altogether seven leaders have been appointed as the central committee (CC) members of the newly-formed Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) from Khotang district. Tanka Rai, Samita Karki (Asmita), Ram Kumar Rai (Pasang) and Durga Jayanti Rai of the then Maoist Centre, and Bishal Bhattarai, Khagendra Rai and…

05/23/2018

NC Morang's regional assembly concludes

Biratnagar, May 22: Nepali Congress in Morang Area no 5 concluded its regional meeting on Monday at Buddhanagar. The assembly was held to strengthen the party's organization in the towns and blocks, provide training to its cadres and make the people aware of the party's policies. During the assembly presided…

05/22/2018

CPN picks Oli as its parliamentary party leader

Kathmandu, May 19: A meeting of the reconstituted Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)'s parliamentary party today unanimously nominated Prime Minister and party chairman KP Sharma Oli as the parliamentary party leader. The meeting of the parliamentary party convened at Naya Baneshwar for the first time after the party unification. Lawmaker…

05/19/2018

RPP Chair Thapa urges youths to focus on building prosperous country

Kathmandu, May 18: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa said the youth organization must forward the party's agendas including the subject of Hinduism as state religion. At an interaction on 'Present Issue, Party's Condition and Youths' Role' held here today by RPP's sister wing, National Democratic Youth Organization, Thapa…

05/18/2018

Not the character of good opposition to resort to strikes and agitation: Sharma

Nepalgunj, May 18: Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said Congress does not have a widespread belief that opposition parties have to resort to agitation and strikes. At a press meet held this morning by Nepal Press Union, Banke Sharma said, "The opposition party must play creative and constructive roles,…

05/18/2018

Unified party central committee members take oath in Baluwatar

Kathmandu, May 17: Central committee members of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) formed after the integration of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) collectively took oath today. The central members of both the parties were administered oath of office after CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and CPN (MC) Chair Pushpa…

05/17/2018

Party unification at decisive point

Kathmandu, May 16: A Standing Committee meeting of the CPN (UML) has determined that the party unification process with the CPN (Maoist Centre) has reached to a decisive point. The meeting also decided to wait for the meeting of Party Unification Coordination Committee for the announcement of the party unification.…

05/16/2018

Forum will join govt soon: Leader Shrestha

Parsa, May 15: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Narayankaji Shrestha has said that Federal Socialist Forum Nepal has agreed to join the incumbent government. At a press conference jointly organsied by Press Chautari Nepal and Press Centre Nepal at Birgunj today, leader Shrestha said that the Forum would be brought on…

05/15/2018

Party unification based on equality: chair Dahal

Kathmandu, May 7: CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the party unification between his party and CPN (UML) will take place keeping equality notion at the centre. In an interaction organized by the party's sister wing Young Communist League (YCL), chair Dahal reiterated that the…

05/07/2018

Dahal calls for making no further delay in unification

Kathmandu, May 4: CPN (Maoist Center) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has insisted that no further delay should be made in uniting the party and CPN (UML). Inaugurating the national seminar on "Today's Marxism, democracy, prosperity and socialism" organised by the Karl Marx Bicentennial Celebrations Committee here today, leader Dahal…

05/04/2018

PM Oli- MC Chair Dahal meet

Kathmandu, May 3: Prime Minister and CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' have held discussions at former's official residence at Baluwatar in the capital today. According to PM's press advisor Dr Kundan Aryal, the both chairs reportedly held discussions on finalizing…

05/03/2018

FSFN not to join govt unless written agreement chair Yadav

Kathmandu, May 1: National Democratic Trade Union Federation Independent and Socialist Trade Union Federation Nepal have merged into Socialist Democratic Trade Union Federation amid a function today. While announcing the unification, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal chair Upendra Yadav said that the unity of such unions help ensure the rights of…

05/02/2018

Govt's activities are against democracy: Leader Rijal

Butwal, May 1: Nepali Congress leader Dr Minendra Rijal has said the activities carried out by the incumbent government are against democracy. Addressing a programme organised by Reporters Club here today, leader Rijal blamed that the left-alliance government was trying to become dictatorial. He also stressed that it is time…

05/01/2018

Attempts of single-party totalitarianism would be challenged, Deuba says

Dhangadhi, Apr. 30: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democracy and republic would be prevented from going into the single-party totalitarianism under any pretext. At a news conference in Dhangadhi Airport today, the NC President said that the NC would be forced to take to the…

04/30/2018

PM Oli, Chairman Prachanda meet

Kathmandu, Apr. 27: Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' held a meeting today to discuss about the unification process of the two parties. During the one-to-one meeting at Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar, positive discussions were held…

04/28/2018

Gachchhadar, Shrestha demand NC Vice President

Kathmandu, Apr. 26: Two leaders of Nepali Congress—Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar and Gopal Man Shrestha—have applied for a position of party Vice President. They demanded the position at un-going NC Central Working Committee meeting on election review underway in the Capital. Speaking at the meeting, Gachchhadar claimed he is liable for…

04/27/2018

Left alliance govt. to bring Policies and programmes to facelift the country, says Chair Dahal

Rautahat, Apr. 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the left alliance government was preparing the government policies and programmes to facelift the country. Addressing the laying foundation stone for different roads and drainage under the Smart City at Chandrapur municipality-2, Chairman Dahal clarified that…

04/26/2018

Barma leads Inter Party Women Network

Kathmandu, Apr. 25: Neelam Barma of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal was elected the chairperson of the Inter Party Women Network as per its statute. Likewise, Sabitra Bhusal of CPN (UML) was picked as Vice Chairperson while Kalyani Devi Rijal of Nepali Congress as Secretary-General of the Network. Kamal Roka of…

04/25/2018

Party merger within few days-Gautam

Kathmandu, Apr. 23: CPN-UML Vice-Chairperson Bamdev Gautam has said the merger between UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) is taking place in near future. He said this at an 'Ideal Couple Award and Honour' programme organized here today by Raute Near-Extinct Marginalized Group Up-lift Foundation. Nepali people have granted unprecedented power…

04/23/2018

Unity based on mutual respect and equality-leaders

Kathmandu, Apr. 22: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said that the unification between the UML and CPN-MC will be based on mutual respect and equality. Speaking at a function organised to mark the 148th birth anniversary of Vladimir Lenin and 69th founding day of Communist Party of…

04/22/2018

Two chairs meet one-to-one for two hours

Kathmandu, Apr. 21: Chairs of the CPN-UML and CPN (MC) held talks today to take the party unification process to a conclusion. In the meeting held at PM's official residence, Baluwatar, Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN (MC) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' met one-on-one for…

04/21/2018

UML and Maoist Centre working to give message of unification on Establishment Day

   Kathmandu, Apr. 21: On the occasion of the establishment day of Nepal Communist Party, the top leaders of the CPN-UML and Maoist Centre are giving a message of early unification between the two parties. Although the two parties made untiring efforts to be unified on Sunday, they have decided…

04/21/2018

NC CWC meeting postponed till April 22

Kathmandu, Apr. 20: Central Working Committee meeting of the Nepali Congress called for today has been postponed till April 22. The meeting was postponed after most of the central committee members are out of Kathmandu Valley, said Chief Secretary of NC Party Office, Krishna Prasad Poudel. The next meeting has…

04/20/2018

Two chairs discuss party unity

Kathmandu, Apr. 19: CPN-UML Chair and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' held talks today on matters relating to the imminent unification between the two parties. As per the decision of the party unification coordination committee to entrust to the two Chairs…

04/19/2018

Election symbol issue is still under discussion, says Maoist Center Chair Dahal

Chitwan, Apr. 18: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said issue of taking up an election symbol after the unification between the party and CPN (UML) has not been finalized yet. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Press Center, Chitwan here today, he said the…

04/18/2018

Leaders betraying party in polls will face action, Deuba says

Hetauda, Apr. 16: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the party will take action against the leaders and cadres betraying the party's official candidates in the recently held federal and provincial elections. Speaking in a programme organized by Nepal Tarun Dal in Hetauda today, President Deuba reiterated…

04/16/2018

PM Oli, leader Dahal meet to discuss unification issues

Kathmandu, Apr. 16: Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today held a meeting to discuss about the issues relating to unification between the two parties. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed about how to take the unification matters…

04/16/2018

Leader Khanal says UML-CPN (MC) unification on mutual understanding

Biratnagar,Apr. 14:CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said no agreement had been reached with the CPN (Maoist Center) to unite the parties on a 50:50 ratio. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport Saturday, leader Khanal said the unification between the two parties would take place on the basis…

04/14/2018

No change in ideology and principle: RPP Chair

Kathmandu, Apr. 12: President of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa has said that though the party has changed its strategy and working policy, the ideology and principle remains the same. Speaking at a gathering of RPP-affiliate National Democratic Students Union here on Wednesday, he said even thought the party lost…

04/12/2018

PM's India visit successful, NC leader Dr Mahat says

Kathmandu, Apr. 9: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has said that the Prime Minister's three-day visit to India was fruitful. At an interaction programme here Monday, Dr Mahat said no PM's visit to India so far is unfruitful and PM KP Sharma Oli's visit was goodwill visit…

04/09/2018

NC leaders Singh, Sitaula castigate President Deuba

Kathmandu, Mar. 23: The central working committee meeting of the Nepali Congress begun Friday to review the national atmosphere following the election witnessed severe reprimand to party President Sher Bahadur Deuba. While putting forth their views on the reasons behind party's debacle in the elections, the leaders accused President Deuba…

03/23/2018

NC central working committee meet begins to review poll results

Kathmandu, Mar. 23: A central working committee (CWC) meeting of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) kicked off at the party central office Sanepa to review the post-elections scenario. The meeting began at 12:00 noon today will make a thorough review of the 'unexpected' results the party got in the…

03/23/2018

RJPN to support govt

Kathmandu, Mar. 10: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to support the KP Sharma Oli-led government. The party presidium member Raj Kishor Yadav shared that they will cast votes supporting the incumbent government on Sunday as PM is seeking a vote of confidence in the parliament on the same…

03/10/2018

NC not to run for Speaker

Kathmandu, Mar. 9: The main opposition Nepali Congress will not field candidate for the post of a Speaker of the House of Representatives, said NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma. Abstaining from running for the coveted post means to help pick a new Speaker unanimously, he said. Earlier today, CPN (Maoist…

03/09/2018

Oli and Dahal direct MPs to work for unity and prosperity

Kathmandu, Mar. 3: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the need to work with a strong morale to uplift the country from the state of under-development. Issuing directives to a joint meeting of the members of parliament of CPN-UML and CPN-MC at the parliament building…

03/03/2018

Joint training for UML, Maoist Centre lawmakers begins

Kathmandu, Mar. 3: A joint training for lawmakers of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) began at the Parliament Building at New Baneshwor today. The training was conducted to impart insights to the lawmakers that they have to consider in the activities of the House. Likewise, the training is…

03/03/2018

NC stays in opposition for five years: Spokesperson Sharma

Kathmandu, Feb. 24: Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma has said that his party would stay in opposition for five years. Speaking in a programme on 'role of press' in federalism in the capital city Saturday, leader Sharma shared that NC would be united for the reforms in democracy, and…

02/24/2018

All ministers will be sworn in on Monday, Prachanda says

Chitwan, Feb. 24: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that names of all ministers would be finalized on Sunday and the swearing in ceremony would be at 3:00 pm on Monday. At a news conference in Chitwan today, he said that there was no conflict to…

02/24/2018

Thapa to lead MC in govt: Leader Gurung

Bhaktapur, Feb. 23: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Dev Gurung has said that the Cabinet would be expanded by upcoming Sunday. Speaking in a face to face programme organized by the Rafat Sanchar Club here today, leader Gurung shared that his party will join government and senior leader Ram Bahadur Thapa…

02/23/2018

PM Oli entrusted to appoint ministers

Kathmandu, Feb. 23: A standing committee meeting of the CPN (UML) has vested Prime Minister and Chairman of the CPN (UML) KP Sharma Oli with the authority to pick Cabinet members. The meeting held at Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar has identified geography, inclusiveness and efficiency as criteria for…

02/23/2018

Senior leaders to decide on joining government

Kathmandu, Feb. 22: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to give the responsibility of taking a policy decision for the party to join the government to three senior leaders including Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. The central secretariat meeting of the party held at Chairman Prachanda's Khumaltar residence today decided…

02/23/2018

Province- 2 CM Raut seeking vote of confidence in provincial parliament today

Mahendranagar, Dhanusha, Feb. 22: Province-2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut is seeking a vote of confidence from the Provicial Parliament today. Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Parliament Ranjit Kumar Yadav said that CM Raut will seek a vote of confidence in the Provincial Assembly meeting to convene at 1 pm today.…

02/22/2018

Country will not get outlet from old parties, Dr Baburam says

Lumbini, Feb. 21: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the country will not get an outlet from the old political parties. The country could plunge into further crisis if new ideas were not forwarded, Dr Bhattarai said addressing the fourth extended meeting of the…

02/21/2018

NC CWC meeting on Thursday

Kathmandu, Feb. 21: The Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the Nepali Congress is meeting on Thursday to discuss the contemporary political issues. The CWC meeting would be held at the NC Central Office, Sanepa, and would discuss general political issues and the parliamentary party statute, NC central office's chief…

02/21/2018

Marketing of local tea a key to increase trade: Province 1 SA member Rana

Mangalbare, Ilam, Feb. 21: State Assembly member of Province 1 Ram Rana has stressed the need for focusing on the marketing of local tea to increase its trade. Saying Ilam is yet to be free from the use of pesticide in tea production and the workers are yet to find…

02/21/2018

NC Gen Secy Koirala for changing party leadership

Ratnanagar (Chitwan) Feb. 20: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Sashanka Koirala has opined for changing the leadership of the party. Talking briefly to media persons at Bharatpur Airport Tuesday, leader Koirala said, "Even the party leadership needs change, which is possible through convention." In response to journalists' queries regarding the…

02/20/2018

NC Morang constituency 1 takes action against three party cadres for non-cooperation in polls

Urlabari, Morang, Feb. 20: Nepali Congress (NC) Morang constituency 1 has taken action against three party cadres for non-cooperation in the recently held elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. A meeting of the NC regional committee held on Monday under the chairmanship of party regional president Khadga…

02/20/2018

UML-Maoist Centre strike 7 point deal on party unification

  Kathmandu, Feb. 19: Top leaders of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have forged consensus on seven points including the name of the new political party after the party unification. As stated in the initial seven points of the party unification, name of the party after the unification…

02/20/2018

UML-Maoist Centre unification at decisive turn, says Prachanda

Bardibas, Feb. 17: Chair of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said stability and prosperity of the federal democratic republic is now the agenda of the country. Addressing the mass meeting organised by the CPN (Maoist Centre) Mahottari Committee at Benkhadi Bazaar, Bardibas Municipality-8 in Mahottari district on…

02/17/2018

PM Oli and Maoist Chair Dahal meet

Bhaktapur, Feb. 17: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli held talks with CPN-MC Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' at the former's residence in Balkot today. During the meeting that lasted for around 1.5 hours, matters relating to the unification between the two parties and the CPN-MC's participation in…

02/17/2018

MC to join govt after party merger gets concrete shape

Kathmandu, Feb. 15: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that his party will join the government after party unification bid between his party and CPN (UML) gets concrete shape. Leader Mahara said this in his brief comments to media persons after attending the oath taking ceremony of…

02/15/2018

Party unification process for establishment of powerful communist center: Chair Dahal

Kathmandu, Feb. 13: CPN (Maoist Center) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said his party has initiated a process for party unification with the CPN (UML) as it looked forward to seeing the presence of a powerful communist force in the country. In his address to a ceremony organised in commemoration…

02/13/2018

Oli-Dahal meet

Kathmandu, Feb. 12: CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' held a meeting on Monday regarding the formation of new government, party unification among other issues. The details of the meeting are to carry out. According to Chair Oli's press coordinator Chetan…

02/12/2018

NC submits PR namelist to EC

   Kathmandu, Feb. 12: Nepali Congress (NC) has submitted the namelist of lawmakers under the proportional representation (PR) system of the House of Representatives to the Election Commission (EC). Earlier today, a meeting of the NC central work execution committee decided the name list of the party leaders to represent…

02/12/2018

Maoist Centre nominates Gharti for Speaker of province parliament in Province-5

Butwal, Feb. 12: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to nominate Purna Bahadur Gharti of Rukum to the post of Speaker of the provincial parliament of Province-5. The Province Assembly of this province is electing the Speaker on February 14. A meeting of the Maoist Centre's province assembly parliamentary party…

02/12/2018

Dahal vows to take another step if he smells something not right

Chitwan, Feb. 10: CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he would take another step if something against the interest of the nation seemed to happen. Speaking at an inaugural ceremony of the Mahaboudha Monastery, Tinkhole here Saturday, leader Dahal said he would find a way to move…

02/10/2018

Party unity almost finalized: Sharma

Surkhet, Feb. 6: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Janardan Sharma has said that party unification between his party and CPN (UML) was almost finalized with only the formalization part left. In a press meet organized by Press Centre Province-6 chapter here Tuesday, leader Sharma, also former Home Minister, shared that the…

02/06/2018

RPP rises from its base: Chairman Thapa

Dolakha, Feb. 6: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa has said as the recent elections of local level, and provincial and federal parliaments have resulted in debacle to the party, it would now rise from the street, by raising the agenda of people's economic prosperity. In course of his…

02/06/2018

PP members commit to developing Province-6

Surkhet, Feb. 4: Speaking in the meeting of the Province Assembly, members of the provincial parliament (PP) of Province-6 have committed to making the province prosperous. In the meeting Sunday, they said that the province was pushed backward despite having immense resources. The PP members came up with common voice…

02/04/2018

Koirala calls for mahasamiti meeting

Biratnagar, Feb. 1: Nepali Congress leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has urged for calling party's mahasamiti meeting soon. In a press meet organized by the Press Union Morang chapter here today, leader Koirala said that the mahasamiti meeting was urgent to hold serious discussions on statute amendment, transfer the party organization…

02/01/2018

PM Deuba directs party leaders and cadres to move ahead together

Kathmandu, Jan. 31: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the party leaders and cadres to move ahead together. During the meeting with Nepali Congress District working Committee, Dhankuta, today, Prime Minister Deuba all leaders and cadres should help make the party strong at a time…

01/31/2018

Dahal stresses on socialism-oriented education system

Chitwan, Jan. 27: CPN (Maoist Center) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the socialism-oriented education system is now the need of country. In his address to an opening of the eighth district convention of Unified All Nepal Teachers' Association, Chitwan here Saturday, the former Prime Minister spoke of a significant…

01/27/2018

Alliance among NC, RJP-Nepal and Forum Nepal in NA election in province-2

Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Nepali Congress, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal have forged alliance in upcoming National Assembly election in province no 2. Two candidates each from NC, RJP-Nepal and Forum Nepal would file candidacy as per the agreement. According to NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma, the…

01/24/2018

Left alliance and Madhes-based parties positive for alliance in upcoming NA election

Kathmandu, Jan. 23: Left alliance and Madhes-based political parties have been seen to collaborate regarding the issues of National Assembly election and formation of a new government. The joint meeting held at CPN (UML) Parliamentary Party Office, Singha Durbar, this morning, concluded positively in order to take a country ahead…

01/23/2018

UML finalises candidates for NA election in three provinces

Kathmandu, Jan. 23: The CPN (UML) has finalised its candidates to contest the National Assembly election in three provinces. The UML standing committee meeting held late night at the party chairman KP Sharma Oli's residence at Balkot on Monday determined the names of the candidates. The candidates include Kamala Oli…

01/23/2018

Top three get responsibility to pick candidates for nat'l assembly

Kathmandu, Jan. 22: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to give responsibility to top three leaders including party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' to select the party's candidates for the National Assembly. A meeting of the party central office along with the province in-charge provided the responsibility to party Chairman…

01/22/2018

UML recommends 55 for NA election

Lahan, Jan. 20: CPN-UML Province-2 Organization Committee has recommended names of 55 candidates from the Province-2. The Committee's meeting held in Rajbiraj on Friday took the decision to recommend the names for eight National Assembly members to be elected from Province-2. According to the decision, the party has recommended 13…

01/20/2018

Oli-Dahal meet

Kathmandu, Jan. 19: CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda held discussion on party unification and formation of national assembly. According to Chair Oli's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari, MC Chair Dahal had reached Oli's residence at Balkot for talks over the issues…

01/19/2018

Tension runs high in Deepayal

Doti, Jan. 18: With the government announcement making Dhangadhi as the provisional capital of Province No 7, tension ran high in Doti. The people here are agitated much. People in the district have demanded to develop Deepayal city as the provincial capital but the government announced Dhangadhi as the capital…

01/18/2018

Demand to make Bhaktapur province capital

Bhaktapur, Jan. 18: The government decision to name Hetauda of Makawanpur district as the temporary capital of Province No. 3 has drawn flak here. A meeting of the stakeholders and politicians held Thursday announced the protest programmes against the government decision to name Hetauda as the province capital. Former Minister…

01/18/2018

Biratnagar locals hail government's decision on temporary state capital

Biratnagar, Jan. 18: The government's decision to designate Biratnagar as the Province-1 temporary capital has been widely welcomed. A meeting of the Council of Minister held under the leadership of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday took the decision. While hailing the government decision to this effect, people from…

01/18/2018

NC holds internal discussions in regard with preparations for NA election

Kathmandu, Jan. 15: The major ruling party Nepal Congress started intra-party discussions regarding the preparations for the National Assembly (NA) election scheduled for February 7. Party's top leaders today held preliminary discussions about party's preparations for the NA election, process for candidates' nominations and collaboration with other political parties. In…

01/15/2018

Sit-in at PM’s residence demanding status of provincial capital to Dhankuta

Kathmandu, Jan. 11: People from various walks of life today morning staged a sit-in in front of Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar demanding that Dhankuta be declared the Province-1 capital. The protesters including provincial members, civil society leaders and businesspersons came all the way from Dhankuta and staged demonstrations.…

01/11/2018

Chair Dahal and general secretary Singh-meet

Kathmandu, Jan. 11: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and CPN (Masal) general secretary Mohan Bikram Singh held discussion on striking common view on the expansion of left alliance as well as other national agendas. In a meeting held this morning at Dahal residence, Khumaltar, the two leaders…

01/11/2018

Dress code for Khotang local representatives

Khotang, Jan. 9: The district coordination committee has decided to introduce a dress code for local representatives. A committee meeting held recently took a decision to this effect. As per the dress code, male representatives will wear daura suruwal, dhaka topi and coat with a logo showing two hands holding…

01/09/2018

New government after democracy day: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs, Yagya Bahadur Thapa, has said the formation of a new government would take place only after the democracy day that is celebrated on Fagun 7 every year. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters' Club Nepal here Sunday,…

01/07/2018

Prithvi Narayan Shah deserves due respect: UML leader Pokharel

Kathmandu, Jan. 6: The CPN (UML) General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel on Saturday viewed that contribution of unifier of modern Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah, should not be forgotten, and that he deserves due respect. Those who avoid respecting history would finish their future themselves, he said while speaking at a discussion…

01/06/2018

RPP to call on political parties sharing common ideologies for unification

Kathmandu, Jan. 5: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has decided to call on the political parties carrying political beliefs and ideologies in line with the party for unification. The three-day central committing committee meeting of the party taken place from January 3 to 5 concluded that party division on the eve…

01/05/2018

Unification before government formation: Dahal

Chitwan, Jan. 4: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Thursday reiterated that the unification of the CPN (UML) and Maoist Centre would take place before the formation of the new government, as ongoing consultations in this regard, he said, were taking positive steps. "We (Maoist Centre) want…

01/04/2018

Party's sister organizations weak: Leader Singh

Kathmandu, Dec. 31: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said the sister organizations of the party have been feeble for the party failed to run in line with its statute. During a programme organized by Nepal Students' Union on the 41st National Reconciliation Day Sunday, leader Singh said time…

12/31/2017

Discussion underway for unification between RJP-Nepal and Forum, says Mahato

Kathmandu, Dec. 27: Presidium member of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Rajendra Mahato, has said that discussion was underway for party unification between RJP-Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum soon. At a programme organized by Reporters Club Nepal here today, leader Mahato said that unification process would be initiated with Forum immediately.…

12/27/2017

UML, Maoist Centre Chiefs talk on pressing issues

Bhaktapur, Dec. 27: The pressing issues as party unification and ordinance relating to formation of National Assembly were discussed between Chiefs of the CPN Maoist Centre and CPN-UML. UML's Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held the talks at Oli's residence, Balkot, said Oli's Press…

12/27/2017

NC Parsa recommends action against 12 people

Parsa, Dec. 24: the Nepali Congress Parsa district constituency number 4 committee has recommended action against 12 people, including former Minister Surendra Chaudhary, for sabotaging against the party's official candidates in the local level elections. Organizing a press conference here on Saturday, NC Parsa constituency number 4 regional president, Mrityunjaya…

12/24/2017

Demand for making Inaruwa Province 1 capital

Inaruwa, Sunsari, Dec. 20: Concerned authorities and local people have demanded that Inaruwa be made the capital city of Province 1. The district is located in an area near tourist destinations, an airport and convenient for all 14 districts within the province, while it has enough physical infrastructures and resources…

12/20/2017

YCL urges Oli to finalise parties' unification soon

Bhaktapur, Dec. 18: The youth wing of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Young Communist League (YCL) has urged CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli for the immediate unification of two communist parties. The team YCL led by its Chairman Ram Prasad Sapkota reached Oli's residence in Balkot today to extend felicitations…

12/18/2017

Prachanda reaffirms his commitments made during polls campaign

Chitwan, Dec. 11: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the left alliance would honestly fulfill the commitments made during the election campaigns. At a programme organized by the Office of the Chief Election Officer to give away the certificates to the winners of Chitwan district Monday,…

12/11/2017

Province capitals soon: PM Deuba

Dadeldhura, Dec. 7: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the capital of provinces will be declared soon. Talking to media persons in brief after casting his ballot today at the Aashigram Secondary School at Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality-1, Dadeldhura, the Prime Minister and the Nepali Congress President claimed that the…

12/07/2017

First-time voters excited to cast votes

Bhaktapur, Dec. 5: The first-time voters in Bhaktapur are filled with excitement to exercise their sovereign franchise. Those familiar with the social buzz of 'voting is the greatest deed' are thrilled and eagerly looking forward to cast their votes this Thursday. Rubi Pradhan of Surya Binayak Municipality-1 in the district…

12/05/2017

राप्रपा प्रजातान्त्रिकका जयकुमार खड्का सबैको आशाका केन्द्र

काठमाडौं, १८ मंसिर । समाजसेवी जय कुमार खडका राप्रपा प्रजातान्त्रिकका समानुपातिकका उम्मेदवार भएकोमा उनका क्षेत्रका मात्र नभएर उनको ख्याति फैलिएका देशका विभिन्न स्थानका नागरिक खुशी भएका छन् र उनी प्रतिनिधिसभामा पुग्ने विश्वाससमेत उनीहरुले व्यक्त गरेका छन् । उनी सबैको आशाका केन्द्र बनेका छन् । जय कुमार खड्का लामो समयसम्म साझा भण्डारका अध्यक्ष रहँंदा सो संस्थामार्फत…

12/04/2017

Election fervor missing in Bote Community

Palpa, Dec. 4: With the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies just around the corner, election fever catches up almost all settlements in Palpa. But, the marginalised Bote community residing in Dailatung of Bagnaskali Rural Municipality-7, is yet to be touched by the…

12/04/2017

I am sure of my victory: Dahal

Chitwan, Dec. 4: CPN (Moist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today said his win was secure in the polls. Talking to the National News Agency (RSS) today, he said he fielded his candidacy from Chitwan constituency 3 being ensured of his victory. He also said he does not have…

12/04/2017

Candidates unanimous on Dang as the capital of Province 5

Dang, Dec. 4: The election candidates from Dang constituency-2 have said they are agreed on making Dang as the capital of Province 5 and for its economic prosperity. They made this commitment while apeaking in a programme organized by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Dang in Ghorahi on Sunday.…

12/04/2017

My candidacy for prosperity in Province 7: Arzu Rana

Kailali, Dec. 3: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for the election to the House of Representative from Kailali-5, Arzu Rana, has urged voters not be swayed by 'false promises' of her competitors. In her address to an election assembly organised by the party at Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan-2 Sunday, leader Rana claimed…

12/03/2017

Naya Shakti candidate joins UML

Kathmandu, Dec. 3: Naya Shakti Nepal candidate for the House of Representatives in constituency no. 2 in Kathmandu Ganesh Simkhada has joined the CPN-UML. Speaking at a programme held in the capital today, Simkhada announced of formally joining the UML by abandoning the Naya Shakti Nepal. He was welcomed to…

12/03/2017

Rastriya Janamorcha candidate supports left alliance candidate Sharma

Kathmandu, Dec. 3: Rastriya Janamorcha's Kathmandu-1's candidate to the House of Representative Dr Nirmal Kumar Thapa has announced his support to the left alliance's candidate Anil Kumar Sharma. On the occasion, Thapa urged voters to cast votes for Sharma instead. Meanwhile, an assembly of intellectuals also announced their support to…

12/03/2017

Election fever catches up in Banke

  Khajura, Banke, Dec. 3: With the second phase of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections just days away, Banke district, the main trading hub of the western Nepal, is agog with election activities. A two-way competition is predicted in Banke district constituency number 1 and 2 while…

12/03/2017

Gachchhadar insists on NC victory for 'successful enforcement' of constitution

Itahari, Dec. 2: Nepali Congress leader and Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has said the situation demands the mandatory win of the Nepali Congress in the election to stabilise the democratic governance system and for successful enforcement of the constitution. In his address to election assemblies organised by the…

12/02/2017

Make NC victorious in Seti, Mahakali and I will again be the PM – PM Deuba

Bhimduttanagar, Dec. 2: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president, Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that he would become the Prime Minister once again if the Nepali Congress won the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections in Seti and Mahakali zones. Addressing separate election assemblies in Belauri, Jhalari and Bhimduttanagar…

12/02/2017

Two alternatives in election, either democracy or communism: PM Deuba

Bhimduttanagar, Dec. 2: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that only his party could lead the nation on the way to prosperity and development. Speaking at an election programme at Belauri of Kanchanpur today, PM Deuba added that the totalitarianism will be imposed in the…

12/02/2017

Oli says election won't be halted following explosions in some places

Gaighat, Udayapur, Dec. 2: CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli has said the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for December 7 would not be halted despite attempts to terrorise the election atmosphere by bomb blasts in some parts of the country.…

12/02/2017

NC President Deuba appeals for making NC victorious

Dhangadhi, Kailali, Dec. 1: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday appealed to all for making the democratic candidates winner in the December 7 elections. "People will become master of the country in democracy. Only the NC can make the people sovereign," he said, while addressing…

12/01/2017

NC Baglung files plaint demanding re-election in three polling centres

Baglung, Dec. 1: The Nepali Congress Baglung has filed a complaint at the District Election Office demanding re-election in three polling centres in the district, alleging rigging. The party's Baglung district committee has registered the complaint on Thursday, four days after the first round of House of Representatives and State…

12/01/2017

Voters for development and not assurances in Biratnagar

  Biratnagar, Dec. 1: It may be surprising for many to know that construction of a ring road that began in the industrial city of Biratnagar is yet to be completed 18 years since it began. And that is a matter of real concern for the residents here as such…

12/01/2017

"I am here, no need to be worry, all will be fine soon", PM assuages blast victims

Kathmandu, Nov. 30: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had been at the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) today to call on the victims of the Uadaypur bomb blast took place Wednesday. The scene of Meera Katuwal who lost her leg in the blast crying grabbing hand of Prime Minister…

11/30/2017

NC calls for re-polling in Dolpa

Dunai, Dolpa, Nov. 29: The Nepali Congress Dolpa district executive committee has demanded re-election in four polling centres of Dolpa, reasoning that rigging took place in the centre. Organising a press conference here today, the Congress has said that the voting in Charkatangsong, Dolpo Budda, She Phuksondo and Tallo Dolpa…

11/30/2017

Left alliance attempting to finish off constitution: PM Deuba

Waling (Syangja), Nov. 29: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the left alliance of attempting to finish off the constitution to impose totalitarianism in the country. At an election rally in Waling of Syangja on Wednesday, the PM said that time has come for…

11/29/2017

Mishra claims Bibeksheel Shajha to be national party

Dhangadhi, Nov. 28: Bibeksheel Sajha Party coordinator Rabindra Mishra has said the public should change voting pattern to steer the nation towards prosperity, development and good governance. He further urged the voters to cast their votes to his party candidates for the same. Speaking in an election programme here Tuesday,…

11/28/2017

People want me for development: Chairman Dahal

Ratnanagar, Chitwan, Nov. 28: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said people wish for my leadership to see development and prosperity in the country. During an interaction organized by Reporters' Club at Bharatpur Tuesday, Chairman Dahal claimed that such wish of the people was the result…

11/28/2017

Koirala bats for Biratnagar as provincial capital

Pathari (Morang), Nov. 28: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has urged the voters to cast vote for NC to make Biratnagar as the provincial capital city and also for overall development of Biratnagar. Addressing an election rally in Budhiganga Rural Municipality in Morang on Monday evening, Dr Koirala…

11/28/2017

One-party communist system not acceptable: PM Deuba

Damak, Nov. 27: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the one-party communist totalitarianism would not be acceptable in the country. Addressing an election assembly at Gauradaha bazaar on Monday, NC President Deuba blamed the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) for pushing the country…

11/27/2017

Candidates and cadres busy canvassing voters

  Lalitpur, Nov. 25: With the election date for the House of Representatives and State Assemblies coming near, the candidates and cadres of Lalitpur constituency-1 are busy in poll publicity to win hearts of voters. Leaders of major political parties have intensified their voter door-to-door visit programme when there is…

11/25/2017

Candidates and cadres busy canvassing voters

  Lalitpur, Nov. 25: With the election date for the House of Representatives and State Assemblies coming near, the candidates and cadres of Lalitpur constituency-1 are busy in poll publicity to win hearts of voters. Leaders of major political parties have intensified their voter door-to-door visit programme when there is…

11/25/2017

Left alliance for stability and prosperity: leader Dahal

Chitwan, Nov. 24: The CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the left alliance was for political stability and to form a single communist centre. Speaking in an election programme jointly organized by the Young Communist League Nepal (YCL) and Youth Association Nepal…

11/24/2017

NC warns UML not to repeat incidents of election violence

Kathmandu, Nov. 24: Nepali Congress (NC) has warned the CPN-UML to stop the incidents of physical attacks on NC activists in view of the parliamentary and provincial elections. Issuing a press release today, the Nepali Congress has vehemently condemned the incidents of physical attacks by UML cadres in a way…

11/24/2017

Democratic alliance must for democratic system: Leader Gachchhadar

Itahari, Nov. 24: Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has said that a situation has now emerged to form a democratic alliance for the democratic system along open economic policy, prosperity and judicial freedom. Addressing election assemblies organised at Simaria and Tanmuna villages of Sunsari-3, leader…

11/24/2017

New age after polls: UML Chair Oli

Surkhet, Nov. 24: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the country would enter a new era after the polls. "The elections will give the country a stable government, and then there will be a beginning of a new era," he said while addressing an election campaign organised in…

11/24/2017

Election mood heat ups in Saptari

  Saptari, Nov. 23 : As the December 7 elections are fast approaching, the mood for the polls has heated up in the district. It is a regular phenomenon for some days now that the people are seen gathered at every nook and cranny chit-chatting about who will make it…

11/23/2017

'Alliance for economic prosperity and development'

Pokhara, Nov. 23: Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chair and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa has said that economic prosperity and development of the country was the common idea of the democratic alliance. Speaking at an election gathering organised by his party in Chipledhunga today, he said the NC and RPP have…

11/23/2017

Make NC strong for strengthened democracy: Leader Khand

Butwal, Rupandehi, Nov. 22: The Nepali Congress central member Bal Krishna Khand has stressed the need for the NC to become strong to make democracy, nationality and peace process get strengthened. The recently forged left alliance resulted from the public support being thrown for the NC in the elections, he…

11/22/2017

Congress' win for safeguarding democracy: Dr Koirala

Solukhumubu, Nov. 21: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala has said that it was necessary for the Nepali Congress to work for safeguarding democracy and sustainable development. Speaking at an electoral programme held at Nele bazaar of the district, he said that the leftist alliance was born out of…

11/21/2017

Call for making Hetauda as Province-3 capital gathers momentum ahead of polls

   Hetauda, Nov. 19: The nation will be electing new members of the federal and state parliaments when it goes to the polls on November 26 and December 7. These elections are taking place as per the country's new federal setup, and the debate has started regarding the new state…

11/19/2017

Stable leftist government after election: Chairman Oli

Surunga, Nov. 18: Chairman of CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli, has claimed that Nepal would have a stable leftist government after the election of the House of Representatives and Provincial parliament. Inaugurating the eastern regional health festival organized by B and C Hospital at Birtamod on Saturday, Chairman Oli said the…

11/18/2017

People's rights would be snatched away if democracy not safeguarded, Deuba says

Bajura, Nov. 18: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the left alliance cannot safeguard the people's rights. Addressing an election meeting of the Nepali Congress in Bajura today, Deuba said, "People's rights would vanish if democracy was not safeguarded. So, NC should be made…

11/18/2017

Parties' election commitments: beautiful and prosperous Okhaldhunga

  Okhaldhunga, Nov. 18: The election manifestoes of the Nepali Congress and left alliance have featured the lofty commitments to make Okhaldhunga a beautiful and prosperous district.  NC candidate for the House of Representatives Ramhari Khatiwada, candidate for State Assembly (A) Mitrasen Dahal and candidate for State Assembly (B) Pradip…

11/18/2017

'Govt, ruling parties violating election code of conduct'

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has blamed the government and ruling parties for violating the elections code of conduct. At a news conference organised at party headquarters, Dhumrabarahi, on Friday, leader Khanal said that the government violated the elections code of conduct even by transferring some…

11/17/2017

NC denounces attack on leaders

Kathmandu, Nov. 17: Nepali Congress (NC) has condemned the incident of bomb attack on the vehicles of party leaders Dr Ram Sharan Mahat and Ramesh Kumar Mahat in Nuwakot district on Friday. NC leader and candidate of House of Representatives in Nuwakot Constituency-1 Dr Mahat and province candidate in Nuwakot…

11/17/2017

Left alliance against democracy: PM Deuba

Darchula, Nov. 17: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the left alliance was forged against democracy. Speaking in an election programme organized in the district headquarters in Darchula on Friday, PM Deuba has shared that there was rising terror due to the left…

11/17/2017

NC's victory for political stability: Leader Singh

Kathmandu, Nov. 14: Nepali Congress leader and candidate for the member of the House of Representatives from constituency no 1 in Kathmandu, Prakash Man Singh has argued that only the Nepali Congress leadership would ensure political stability in Nepal. During a door-to-door election campaign Tuesday, leader Singh reminded the people…

11/14/2017

NC and RPP-D forge election alliance in Rupandehi

Butwal, Nov. 14: Nepali Congress (NC) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Democratic (RPP-D) – the constituents of democratic alliance for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies – have forged an election alliance in Rupandehi as well. As part of the polls campaign preparation, the two parties have formed…

11/14/2017

Party unity only after election: Chairman Dahal

Ratnanagar, Nov. 13: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said it was baseless rumour that the party would be unified with other left ones before election. Talking briefly to media persons in course of election campaigning at Chintwan Constituency No- 3 today, Chairman Dahal said only…

11/13/2017

NC mobilizes central representatives for election preparation

Kathmandu, Nov. 13: The ruling Nepali Congress has mobilized central representatives of the party for the preparation of the November 26 elections of House of Representatives and Provincial parliament. The central election mobilization committee on Sunday decided to fan out the representatives to create atmosphere conducive for party, so that…

11/13/2017

Madhesi parties' victory for Madhes rights: Chairman Yadav

Rajbiraj, Nov. 13: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has begun election campaigning. He has fielded candidacy for the member of the House of Representatives from constituency no 2 of Saptari district. He began the election campaign by commemorating five martyrs of Maleth, Saptari, on Sunday. On…

11/13/2017

General Secretary Koirala insists on democratic alliance's win for people's rights

Gorkha, Nov. 12: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Sashanka Koirala has insisted on the victory of party-led democratic alliance in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies for guaranteeing successful enforcement of the constitution. The NC General Secretary who arrived here Sunday in course of the…

11/12/2017

NC should win election to safeguard democracy

Lahan (Siraha) Nov. 12: Minister for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev has said Nepali Congress should win the upcoming elections to safeguard the democracy and constitution. Speaking in an election organized by NC Saptari chapter at Sarswar in the district Sunday, Minister Dev said that the democracy,…

11/12/2017

Madhesi govt. in province no 2: Leader Bhandari

Mahottari, Nov. 12: Member of presidium of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Sharat Singh Bhandari has said that a Madhesi government would be formed in province no 2, as the people would make the alliance of RJP-Nepal victorious in respect of martyrs of Madhes. Talking to media persons at his residence at…

11/12/2017

RPP, RPP-D to support NC in Kanchanpur

Bhimdattanagar, Kanchanpur, Nov. 12: The Nepali Congress (NC) has forged an electoral alliance with the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) (RPP-D) in Kanchanpur. As per the agreement, both the RPP and RPP-D will support all NC's election candidates in Kanchanpur district (three for the House…

11/12/2017

Left alliance for stability and development: Chair Dahal

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Nov. 11: The CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the leftist parties led government would be formed after the completion of elections and it would maintain a political stability in the country. Speaking in an election programme organized by the…

11/11/2017

Heavyweights in fray rise election vibe

   Ratnanagar, Nov. 9: The competition of heavyweights in the imminent elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial parliaments has added vibes among voters here. Former prime minister, former minister, sitting minister and lawmakers are in fray, which has created a significant election aura in Chitwan. With the key…

11/09/2017

NC win imperative for democracy-DPM Gachhadar

Inaruwa, Nov. 9: Nepali Congress leader and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Bijay Kumar Gachhadar asserted that NC victory is a must for democracy in the country. Leader Gachhadar said this while addressing the election assembly held at Duhabi of Sunsari on Wednesday. There…

11/09/2017

Triangular competition in Bara Constituency-3

Kalaiya, Nov. 9: A triangular competition is likely to take place in the election to the House of Representatives in Constituency-3 of Bara district Minister for Labour Farmullah Mansoor, also a leader of the Nepali Congress, is in the race under the election to the House of Representatives. His rivals…

11/09/2017

Rebel candidates withdraw candidacies

Kanchanpur, Nov. 9: Two candidates, who had filed their rebel candidacies from the leftists' alliance, came back from their move in a way to support the official candidates of the party. Rebel candidates, Karna Bahadur Chand and Hira Singh Bista, on Wednesday announced withdrawal of their candidacies with commitment to…

11/09/2017

NC always in favour of development of Madhesh: President Deuba

Janakpurdham, Dhanusa, Nov. 8: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba today said the NC always advocates for the welfare of Madhes and Madhesi people. While saying the responsibility has fallen on the NC to play a leading role in amending the new constitution so as to…

11/08/2017

Contesting to stop misuse of Madhesi people's vote : Leader Mahato

Mahendranagar, Nov. 7: Member of the Rastriya Janata Party Presidium Rajendra Mahato has said that he is contesting the election from Dhanusa constituency no. 3 in order stop further abuse of Madhesi people's vote. Talking to media persons, he made it clear that his candidacy was against the leaders who…

11/08/2017

RPP unveils election manifesto, stressing on restoration of Sanatan Hindu State

Kathmandu, Nov. 7: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has unveiled its election manifesto amidst a programme here today. Unveiling the document prepared in view of the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, party chair Kamal Thapa said the party would adopt the 'Mahendra nationalism' of BP…

11/07/2017

Yadav calls for Madhesi solidarity

Saptari, Nov. 6: President of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Upendra Yadav has said that the Madhesi alliance candidates should be made victorious in the coming elections for ensuring the rights of Madhesi people. In a meeting with his party cadres here on Monday, leader Yadav said Madhesis continue to become…

11/06/2017

Election manifestos: Ambitious and tall promises

  Kathmandu, Nov. 5: The political parties contesting the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies appear very ambitious and seem to be nothing more than a gimmick to woo voters. The major ruling party-Nepali Congress (NC) has declared to construct five international airports in the next…

11/05/2017

Leaders of both alliances claim their victory in Kathmandu-10

Kathmandu, Nov. 5: Two candidates from Kathmandu Constituency-10 have claimed their victory while speaking from a same stage on Sunday in the capital. Minister for Youth and Sports Rajan Kumar KC said that democratic alliance should win the upcoming polls for the country's prosperity. During an interaction programme organized by…

11/05/2017

NC general secretary calls for enthusiastic conclusion of elections

Nawalparasi, Nov. 4: Nepali Congress general secretary Dr Shashank Koirala has urged the voters to make the House of Representatives and the State Assembly elections enthusiastically successful. Speaking at a fund handover programme organized at Rajahar of Nawalparasi today, he said the election should be taken as the victory of…

11/04/2017

Bandarmude incident a mistake: Maoist Centre Chair Dahal

Chitwan, Nov. 4: The CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday said Bandarmude incident was a grave mistake. He also said he then directed action against the guilty in the incident, and the culpable have already been punished. He was inaugurating the Diwakar-Tirtha Kumar Bhusal Memorial Free Volleyball…

11/04/2017

All parties should be active to make upcoming elections a success: DPM Thapa

Hetauda, Nov. 4: Deputy Prime Minister and Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman, Kamal Thapa, has said that the major political parties should be active to bring good governance through democratic culture in the country as well as to make the upcoming elections a success. Inaugurating the two-day training of trainers (ToT)…

11/04/2017

12 Women to compete in elections from Kaski

Pokhara, Nov. 4: A total of 12 women are in the fray from Kaski district in the election to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly to be held on November 26. Of the total 101 candidates who filed their nominations at the concerned election office, four are competing for…

11/04/2017

I have not taken rest from active politics: NWPP Chairperson Bijukchhe

Bhaktapur, Nov. 3: Chairperson of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) Narayan Man Bijukchhe today clarified that he has not retired from active politics despite not registering his nomination for the upcoming House of Representatives. "I will be active in politics as NWPP chairman in the coming days, though…

11/03/2017

NC, Naya Shakti alliance must win polls for prosperity: Former PM Dr Bhattarai

Barpak, Gorkha, Nov. 3: Naya Shakti Party coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the Naya Shakti and the Nepali Congress alliance must win the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections for the development and prosperity of the country. The NC has agreed to support Dr Bhattarai who…

11/03/2017

More women candidates vying from major parties under FPTP in second phase

   Kathmandu, Nov. 2: The major political parties that selected very few women candidates for the first phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies have given ticket for more women candidates in the second phase. Out of 128 constituencies, 15 women candidates have filed their…

11/02/2017

Democratic alliance, need of hour: Minister Thapa

Kathmandu, Nov. 1: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Bikram Bahadur Thapa has said the latest political developments-- formation of alliances among democratic and leftist parties-- in the country would help get a stable government and lead the country towards prosperity. Speaking at a programme organised by the Rastriya…

11/01/2017

Arzu Deuba sees need of NC victory to safeguard democracy

Kailali, Nov. 1: Nepali Congress leader Dr Arzu Rana Deuba has said the current need of the hour is to safeguard democracy as the domestic politics was heading towards polarisation. Speaking at a press meet organised by Nepal Press Union, Kailali in Dhangadhi today, leader Deuba urged voters to vote…

11/01/2017

Three former MPs join NC

Kathmandu, Oct. 31: Former Members of Parliament Mohan Singh Rathour and Rabina Chaudhary formally joined the Nepali Congress on Tuesday. Elected as MPs representing the UML, Rathour and Chaudhary were handed membership of the NC by its Chair and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Likewise, UML Topachi VDC chair Padam…

11/01/2017

Thakur has not been proposed as Chief Minister: Chair Yadav

Biratnagar, Oct. 29: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said that leader of presidium of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal, Mahantha Thakur, has not been proposed as chief minister of province no 2. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport today, Chairman Yadav clarified that the decision…

10/29/2017

Meeting of left alliance's top leaders going on

Kathmandu, Oct. 28: A joint meeting of the senior leaders of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) is taking place at the private residence of UML Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam in Bhainsepati, Lalitpur. The leaders are holding discussions to give a final touch to the election manifesto and finalize the…

10/28/2017

Left alliance against democracy, country: NC leaders

Pokhara, Oct. 28: Senior leaders of ruling Nepali Congress have said that the recently forged alliance of leftist parties was against the democracy, country and Nepali Congress. Speaking in a programme organized by the Nepali Congress Kaski district committee to welcome newcomers in the party on Saturday, NC leaders argued…

10/28/2017

Leftist alliance not genuinely leftist: leader Rai

Ilam, Oct. 27: The senior leader of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Ashok Rai has said the recently forged leftist alliance was only to ensure political power. Speaking in a cadres' gathering in the district headquarters Friday, leader Rai termed the alliance 'rightist' rather than the genuinely leftist. He however ruled…

10/28/2017

Alliance for party merger-former Minister Basnet

Jajarkot, Oct. 27: Former Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet said that the leftists' alliance is not only to secure victory in elections but also to pave the way for party merger. Addressing a joint rally taken out by CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) on Thursday, he claimed that the left…

10/27/2017

Parliament automatically reinstates if no timely elections: Prachanda

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the Legislature-Parliament will automatically be restored if the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assembly were not held in the stipulated time. The Maoist Centre chair and former Prime Minister said this while addressing a…

10/26/2017

NC intensifies discussion to select candidates for 2nd round of election

Kathmandu, Oct. 25: Nepali Congress (NC), the major ruling party, has intensified the discussions for selection of the candidates to contest the second round of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. The meeting of the Central Parliamentary Committee chaired by Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur…

10/25/2017

41 women candidates for House of Representatives and State Assemblies

Kathmandu, Oct. 23: A total of 41 women candidates are contesting in the first round of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, in 32 districts scheduled for November 26. Of them, 18 women are contesting in the House of Representatives and the rest in the State Assemblies.…

10/23/2017

Rastriya Janamorcha joins leftist alliance

Kathmandu, Oct. 21: The Rastriya Janamorcha has aligned with the leftist alliance forged between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre). The agreement towards this end was made on Saturday among these three political parties after the two leftist parties UML and Maoist Centre agreed to assist Janamorcha in Pyuthan and…

10/21/2017

33-party alliance to support URPP(Nationalist) in election

Kathmandu, Oct. 21: The 33-party alliance and United Rastriya Prajatantra Party (URPP-Nationalist) Friday signed an understanding for the electoral alliance and ultimately for the party unification.  As per the understanding reached between the two sides yesterday, the alliance of 33 fringe political parties is supporting the URPP (Nationalist) in the…

10/21/2017

Merger between NC and NDF aims to address demands of Madhesi: DPM Gachchhadar

Biratnagar, Oct. 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar on Friday viewed that the unification of the Nepali Congress and the NDF is aimed at addressing the demands of Madhesi, Tharu and Janajatis. Saying the unification has helped increase NC's popularity in all…

10/20/2017

Political parties accelerate election campaign in Baitadi

Baitadi, Oct. 20: Political parties have started preparation for upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies in Baitadi district. With the recommendation of name of candidates, four major political parties have accelerated election campaign. The Nepali Congress has sent the list of candidates at the central committee…

10/20/2017

Maoist Centre not to move out of government immediately

Kathmandu, Oct. 17: The CPN (Maoist-Centre), the coalition partner in the Nepali Congress-led government, has put off its decision to leave the government for the time being. At a press meet organised at the Home Ministry today, Home Minister Janardan Sharma (from the party) said the party was not pulling…

10/17/2017

Maoist Centre to quit govt if elections were ensured

Kathmandu, Oct. 17: The ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) has stated that the party will quit the government if elections were ensured in stipulated dates. In a meeting between MC chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at latter's official residence at Baluwatar in…

10/17/2017

Democracy challenged by leftist alliance: PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Oct. 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democracy is challenged by the alliance forged among some leftist parties. The PM said this while addressing the 'national strategic training' organized by Nepal Students Union, the sister organization of the Nepali Congress, here today, in the run-up to…

10/17/2017

NC and Nepal Democratic Forum unified

   Kathmandu, Oct. 16: The main ruling party, Nepali Congress, and Nepal Democratic Forum have announced their unification today. Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Forum Chairperson Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar signed on the agreement letter related to party unification amidst a special function organised at the official…

10/16/2017

Stress management training to people's representatives

Lahan, Oct. 16: A training on good governance and stress management was imparted to the newly-elected office-bearers of Lahan municipality in Siraha district. It was held as a part of the programme 'Appreciative Thinking for Good Governance' organized by Total Development Service Centre to welcome the newly-elected people's representatives. On…

10/16/2017

Will support progressive party in polls: leader Baidya

Kathmandu, Oct. 15: The CPN-Revolutionary Maoist General Secretary Mohan Baidya today said his party would support any progressive republic party in the upcoming the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections. He criticised the recent electoral leftist alliance, and the announcement to unify after the polls as a rightist coalition,…

10/15/2017

NC bags majority in both DCCs of Nawalparasi

Nawalparasi, Oct. 14: Nepali Congress (NC) has secured victory in both District Coordination Committees (DCC) of Nawalparasi in the recent election. Nawalparasi was split into two districts – Nawalpur (east from Bardaghat-Susta) and Parasi (west from Bardaghat-Susta) in course of the state restructuring. NC entire panel has secured win in…

10/14/2017

RPP recommends candidates from Ilam

Ilam, Oct. 13: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Ilam has recommended candidates for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies to be held on coming November and December. RPP has recommended Yograj Lamichhane as a candidate from Ilam Constituency-1 and Lal Bahadur Dangi from Constiteuncy-2 to contest the…

10/12/2017

Merger with NC before polls possible-Gachhadar

Biratnagar, Oct 12: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar said that there was possibility of merger between Nepal Democratic Forum and Nepali Congress before the upcoming elections. Talking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport on Thursday evening, leaders of two parties would hold…

10/12/2017

CPN (Maoist Centre) should quit incumbent govt.: RPP-Democratic Chair Rana

Bhaktapur, Oct. 12: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic), Pashupati Shumsher Rana, has said that the CPN (Maoist Centre) should quit the government on the basis of morale. At a programme organised at Rafat Sanchar Club here today, Chairman Rana said that remaining in the government even after forging alliance…

10/11/2017

NDF recommends candidates in Kailali

Kailali, Oct 12: Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) has recommended candidates for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies for Kailali constituency-4. NDF central vice-chairperson and parliamentarian Geeta Rana Chhetri has been picked as a party candidate for the House of Representative in Kailali district constituency-4 under the…

10/29/2017

Maoist Centre, CPN (United) announce unity

Kathmandu, Oct. 11: The CPN (Maoist Centre) and the CPN (United) have been united Wednesday. During a programme organized in the capital city, Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (United) Chairman Ganesh Saha signed in a joint press statement mentioning the party unity. Addressing the programme, Chairman Dahal…

10/11/2017

NC forms committee to nominate candidates for coming elections

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: The Nepali Congress has formed a parliamentary committee to nominate the candidates for coming elections of House of Representatives and of provincial assemblies. Leader Bimalendra Nidhi informed that Prime Minister and Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba formed the parliamentary committee after holding consultations with the party leaders…

10/11/2017

Strengthened democracy necessary to make country prosperous: NC leader Singh

Kathmandu, Oct. 10: Nepali Congress leader Prakashman Singh today said the country will become prosperous once democracy is strengthened. Speaking at a tea reception organised today at his private residence at Chaksibari on the eve of Non- Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) global conference, the NC leader stressed the need for…

10/10/2017

Madhesi people have no alternative to Madhes-based parties: Chair Yadav

Mahottari, Oct. 10: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said that election alliance between Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Forum Nepal has generated waves in politics of the country. Talking to media persons here this morning, Chairman Yadav argued that Madeshi people would get respect in the…

10/10/2017

Call to reinstate Hindu State

Bajura, Oct. 10: Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Bajura has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minster Sher Bahadur Deuba through Chief District Officer Luk Bahadur Chhetri demanding reinstatement of Nepal as the Hindu State. The memorandum stated that the present government has paid no attention to the demand of Hindu State which…

10/10/2017

RPP calls emergency meeting today

Kathmandu, Oct. 9: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has called an emergency central work execution committee meeting at 11 am today to discuss its participation in the incumbent government led by the Nepali Congress. The RPP's move to call the meeting follows an agreement struck with the NC top leaders…

10/09/2017

Chure Bhawar to be merged into UML

Kathmandu, Oct. 8: The Chure Bhawar Rastriya Party has decided to be merged into CPN (UML). According to UML office secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha, leaders of both parties discussed on Sunday for the same and reached to the conclusion for the merger. An agreement for the same was made between…

10/08/2017

Nepal's identity is Hindu nation: RPP Chair Thapa

Kathmandu, Oct. 7: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Kamal Thapa has said the RPP has called for reinstating Nepal as a Hindu nation since that was the country's identity for the last five thousand years. Inaugurating the Nepal Sanatan Religion and Culture Organization here on Saturday, he said this topic…

10/07/2017

Maoist Centre chair Dahal says he proposed unity with UML

Kathmandu, Oct. 7: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has revealed that he was the one from the party to float the proposal of unity with the CPN (UML). Addressing political orientation for the party's politburo Saturday, Chairman Dahal further informed that Vice-Chairman of the UML Bam Dev Gautam…

10/07/2017

Former PM Khanal, Nembang recommended unopposed

Ilam, Oct. 7: The CPN (UML) Ilam District Committee has recommended the names of former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal and former Chairman of Constituent Assembly (CA) Subas Nembang for their candidacy in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives. Both the leaders were recommended unopposed, UML Ilam District Committee…

10/07/2017

Leftist alliance, polarization against democracy, NC claims

Kathmandu, Oct. 6: The Nepali Congress (NC) has concluded the recent leftist alliance as a blow to democracy and the new constitution. The NC central committee meeting held on Friday at Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's official residence in Baluwatar also concluded that the electoral alliance among the main left…

10/07/2017

PM-Prachanda meet

Kathmandu, Oct. 6: A meeting between CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been held at latter's official residence in Baluwatar this evening. According to PM's secretariat, issues related to recent political developments after the formation of leftist and rightist alliances as…

10/06/2017

FSF, RJPN agree to forge electoral alliance

Kathmandu, Oct. 6: As the process of forging an electoral alliance between and among political parties has presently intensified, the Federal Socialist Forum (FSF) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have decided to go for the nearing elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies together. Through a press…

10/06/2017

UML recommends 23 candidates for FPTP in Chitwan

Ratnanagar, Oct. 6: CPN-UML Chitwan has finalized the candidates to contest in the near-coming election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. The candidates to stand in the first-past-the-post system of election have been finalized, according to UML Chitwan Chair and MP Krishna Bhakta Pokharel. Accordingly, former Finance Minister…

10/06/2017

Task force members finalized

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The broader democratic alliance formed under the leadership of the Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the names of the leaders to be inducted in the taskforce. The ruling Nepali Congress and five other political parties have decided to form the democratic alliance to collaborate in the upcoming…

10/06/2017

NC decides to accommodate democratic, nationalist, progressive forces in broader front

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The ruling Nepali Congress has decided to bring together the democratic, progressive and nationalist parties for the electoral alliance. It would be a broader democratic front. The central work execution committee meeting held at Baluwatar on Thursday discussed current politics and the selection of candidates for the…

10/05/2017

NC CWC meeting tomorrow to discuss latest political developments

Kathmandu, Oct. 5: A meeting of the Nepali Congress central working committee is taking place at 8:00 am tomorrow to discuss the latest political developments in the country. Prime Minister and party President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the party CWC officials and members to be present in the meeting…

10/05/2017

UML leader Khanal to contest polls from Ilam constituency-1

Ilam, Oct. 5: CPN (UML) senior leader and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has announced that he would contest the House of Representatives elections from Ilam constituency-1 from the UML's quota. The polls are scheduled for November 26 and December 7. "I started my political career from this constituency,…

10/05/2017

Seven-member taskforce to forge democratic alliance

Kathmandu, Oct. 4 : A decision has been made to constitute a seven-member taskforce to forge democratic alliance under the leadership of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) in the upcoming polls of House of Representatives and State Assemblies. A meeting of the NC, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, Rastriya Prajatantra Party,…

10/05/2017

Polarization among parties to help unite the nationalist forces: RPP Chair

Kathmandu, Oct. 4: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Kamal Thapa has said that the nationalist forces would become united with the polarization between the parties in the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections. Addressing a programme organized by his party on Tuesday, party chairman Thapa also…

10/04/2017

IPG to contest polls with 'the sun' as election symbol

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: The CPN(UML) and the Independent Political Group (IPG) have agreed to contest the upcoming election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies with 'the sun' as the common election symbol. "Leaders and cadres of the independent political group will participate in the upcoming election to the…

10/03/2017

Parties preparing for federal and province elections along with the festivals

   Kathmandu, Sept. 26: The fervour of the election to the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies is in the air along with that of the major festivals. The political parties have already got themselves registered at the Election Commission for the purpose of the two elections. They have…

09/26/2017

Gagan wishes to become CM of Province 3

Chitwan, Sept. 26: Nepali Congress youth leader Gagan Kumar Thapa has said his claim was for the chief minister of the Province no. 3. At a press meet organised by Press Union, Chitwan chapter here today, the former Minister said he wished to head the Province 2 as the CM…

09/26/2017

We are in favour of winning elections alone-Chairperson Dahal

Chitwan, Sept. 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said they are in favour of winning elections without collaboration with other forces. At a press conference organized here today by Press Centre Chitwan, Chairperson Dahal further said he was effortful in securing his victory from Chitwan Constituency-3 without…

09/26/2017

Parties immersed into new federal and province practice

  Pokhara, Sept. 26: The tea shops and town halls of Pokhara, a probable headquarters of Province-4, have seen debates and discussions on elections of parliamentary and provincial assemblies taking place in the near future. With the country moving into new practices, the agenda of future elections obviously has increased…

09/26/2017

Election results disappointing for RJP in Siraha

  Lahan, Sept. 25: Leaders and cadres now have been disappointed with the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Nepal Democratic Forum failure for failure to win even a single seat in the local election in Siraha district – the origin of the Madhes movement. Mainly the disappointment has emerged when…

09/25/2017

Dahal hopeful of establishment of communism in a decade

Kohalpur, Sept. 24: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that Nepal would see the establishment of communism by the next decade. Speaking at a party programme in Kohalpur, Banke, on Sunday, he said most of the agenda advocated by the people's movement had been established and his…

09/24/2017

Some people try to make politics a 'dirty game', Prachanda says

Kathmandu, Sept. 23: CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has claimed that some people tried to make the national politics a 'dirty game'. "Politics is meant for serving the people. Some people attempted to make it a dirty game which is never acceptable for the party," he said…

09/23/2017

NC wins in Kalyanpur Municipality in Siraha

Siraha, Sept 22: Nepali Congress (NC) has emerged victorious in Kalyanpur Municipality in Siraha district in the third phase of local level election. The third phase of local level election was held in eight districts, including Siraha, in province no 2 on September 18. Suryanath Mandal secured 4,808 votes to…

09/22/2017

CPN (Maoist Centre) wins mayoral post in Mirchaiya Municipality

Lahan, Sept.  22: CPN (Maoist Centre) has emerged victorious in Mirchaiya Municipality in Siraha district in the third phase of local level election.  The third phase of local level election was held in eight districts of province no 2, including in Siraha, on September 18. Shrawan Kumar Yadav of the Maoist…

09/22/2017

Central authority reaches local people: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Sept. 21: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said with the election of the local levels, the authority exercised by the Singh Durbar would reach people's level. During a programme organized by Nepal Cultural Artists' Association on the occasion of the coming festivals here Thursday, Minister…

09/21/2017

FSFN candidates emerge victorious in Bishnupur rural municipality

Lahan, Sept. 21: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal has registered victory in Bishnupur rural municipality of Siraha. According to the vote counts result, Jaleswor Yadav of FSFN became the chairperson securing 1,940 votes. His nearest rival Satya Narayan Yadav of CPN-UML received 1,280. Likewise, Arhula Devi Singh of FSFN registered…

09/21/2017

Vote count underway at 135 local-level in Province-2

Kathmandu, Sept. 19: Vote count is underway at all local levels in Province-2 except Rajbiraj Municipality-15. As per the updates provided by Joint Election Operation Centre (JEOC) at the Election Commission, vote count is underway in 135 out of 136 local-level. Voting at Rajbiraj Municipality-15 did not take place following…

09/19/2017

Minister Basnet stresses on professional development of sports sector

Lalitpur, Sept 18: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said that the sports sector will have a great role to get the country recognized in the international arena. Inaugurating the 7th Nepal Swimming Association (NSA) Championship Cup at the International Sports Complex Pool, Satdobato, on Monday, Minister…

09/18/2017

PM Deuba and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Dahal meet

Kathmandu, Sept 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, held discussion on latest political situation of the county and preparation for third round of local-level election. During the meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today, they discussed…

09/17/2017

Govt urges everyone to mark Constitution Day in a grand manner

Kathmandu, Sept. 15: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said the constitution was being implemented effectively. The local elections have ensured the 'grand implementation' of the constitution, he said, adding that the preparation for the local level election in Province No 2 was complete, while the preparations…

09/15/2017

DPM Mahara refutes claim government violated election code

Chitwan, Sept. 15: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, today refuted claims that the government violated the election code. Speaking to journalists here, DPM Mahara said the government remained mindful of the election code when carrying out its duties. "The government has not carried out…

09/15/2017

Congress will continue its effort to secure rights of Madhesi people: KC

Saptari, Sept. 15: Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narsingh KC said his party has been fighting for the rights and identity of Madhes and the Madhesi people since 2007 BS and will continue to do so in future. Speaking at a programme organized by Nepali Congress Town Committee, Rajbiraj on Thursday…

09/15/2017

Government claims its 100 days successful

   Kathmandu, Sept. 14: The government's 100 days in office have proved meaningful in establishing political stability in the country by increasing the acceptability of the constitution. At a press conference organised in Singha Durbar Thursday to share information about government 'achievements' during its 100 days, known as honeymoon period,…

09/15/2017

Demands of Madhes-based parties will be addressed: Leader Koirala

Mahottari, Sept. 14: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Sashanka Koirala has said the NC would fulfill the demands of Madhesi people at any cost. Addressing an election gathering organised by Gaushala Town Committee, leader Koirala expressed the commitment that Madhesi people would be empowered with the rights through constitution amendment.…

09/14/2017

RJPN's win must for Madhesi's rights: Leader Mahato

Lahan, Sept. 14: Member of the Presidium of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal, Rajendra Mahato, has said the Madhesi people have got opportunity with the local elections to beat those suppressing Madhesi's aspirations. At an election assembly organised at Kalyanpur of Khadga municipality of Saptari district Thursday, he directed party cadres…

09/14/2017

NC's victory addresses Madhes issues: PM Deuba

Janakpurdham, Sept. 13: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the Madhesi people to make his party ace in order to defeat those who hate and disrespect Madhes. Addressing an election gathering here Wednesday, the NC President said the NC was for empowering the Madhesi people.…

09/13/2017

Achievements may doom if CPN-M loses election-Chairperson Dahal

Lahan, Sept. 13: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' said the achievements gained so far would possibly be doomed if the CPN (Maoist Centre) did not win the elections. Addressing an election assembly at Dhangadhi Bazaar in Dhangadhi municipality of Siraha on Wednesday, Chairperson Dahal said that the…

09/13/2017

PM Deuba urges all to make election a peaceful success

Rajbiraj (Saptari), Sept. 12: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged one and all to involve in local election actively, making it a peaceful accomplishment. Addressing an election programme organized by Nepali Congress district working committee, Saptari, on Tuesday, President Deuba said only Nepali Congress could…

09/12/2017

Unity among revolutionary forces utmost: Dahal

Kathmandu, Sept. 12: CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on unification of revolutionary parties. Speaking at a programme organized to welcome new comers to his party here Tuesday, chair Dahal stressed for institutionalizing the achievements of changes. He added that the public mandate…

09/12/2017

NC Top Brass in Madhes to woo voters

Kathmandu, Sept. 12: With the local level elections round the corner in Province No 2, the Nepali Congress has intensified its campaign to woo the voters. The NC has argued that it would secure 100 out of 136 levels in the Province, according to party leader and Minister for Agriculture…

09/12/2017

Saptari dotted with parties' flags with nearing elections

Kanchanpur (Saptari), Sept. 12: With the election fever in full swing, the cadres of the political parties here in Saptari are racing to demonstrate the flags of their parties in the streets and on all means of transport. The cadres have set up dozens of flags in private residences, shops,…

09/12/2017

5 days holiday in educational institutions in Province-2

Kathmandu, Sept. 11: The government has announced a holiday for five days in educational institutions and one day public holiday in Province No-2 in view of the third phase of local polls slated for September 18. The holiday in schools will be effective from September 15 to 19, while the…

09/11/2017

Maoist Centre's Pokhara Committee elects Lamichane as head

Pokhara, Sept. 11: CPN (Maoist Centre) 1st Pokhara – Lekhnath Metropolitan City Conference has formed a new working committee under the leadership of Bishwo Prakash Lamichane. The committee comprises Goma Dhakal as vice chairperson, Binaya Thapa as secretary and Janakraj Parajuli in treasury. Secretary Thapa shared that the committee will…

09/11/2017

17 parties register for participation in proportional election

Kathmandu, Sept. 10: Seventeen political parties have applied at the Election Commission for their participation in the proportional representation election under the coming election of the House of Representatives and the State Assembly. The political parties have been given ten days for the registration from Sunday. The government has announced…

09/10/2017

CPN (MC) capable of liberating Madhesi people

Kalaiya, Sept. 9: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that his party is capable of ensuring the liberation of people of Madhes. At a press meet organised by Press Centre at Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara Saturday, the former Prime Minister argued some political parties created…

09/09/2017

Dalit women coming forward to assume leadership

Mahottari, Sept. 9: Local Dalit women in the district have started breaking the socially constructed barriers, and are marching forward to become a part of the decision-making level for the betterment of the society. They have taken the local elections as a means to be a part of the decision-making,…

09/09/2017

Embrace BP's ideology: General Secretary Koirala

Pokhara, Sept. 9: Nepali Congress' General Secretary, Shashank Koirala, said the country can move forward only if it embraces the ideology propounded by late leader, BP Koirala. At a function held at BP Kunja Park by the NC Pokhara – Lekhnath Metropolitan City – 26 Ward Coordination Committee to mark…

09/09/2017

Use of children, t-shirt and caps in electioneering fails to draw attention

   Saptari, Sept. 9: The publicity campaigns under the third phase of the local level polls to be held in Province no 2 is gathering momentum. The party leaders, cadres, candidates and independent runners have started door-to-door campaigns to woo potential voters for the election slated for September 18. The…

09/09/2017

207 polling centres highly sensitive in Saptari

Kanchanpur (Saptari), Sept. 8: All attention of the local administration has now been focused on election security with the conclusion of the filing of nominations for the third round local-level elections. The third round local-level election is taking place in eight districts of Province -2 on September 18. In this…

09/08/2017

RJPN to take election as a part of struggle

  Kathmandu, Sept. 7: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to utilize election as part of the struggle for rights. Making public its election manifesto for the upcoming local level election being held in Province No 2 on Sept 18, the party has decided to take the election…

09/07/2017

Unified RPP (Nationalist) demands reinstatement of Hindu state

Kathmandu, Sept. 7: The Unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nationalist) has pointed out the need of unity among nationalist organisations for national integrity and sovereignty of the country. Inaugurating a motorcycle rally organised by the party demanding an end to corruption and brain drain of youths by providing employment in the…

09/07/2017

RJP Presidium member quits, becomes CPN (Maoist Centre)'s mayoral candidate

Gaushala, Sept. 6: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Mahottari District Presidium member has resigned from party's general membership citing he was not nominated to run in the forthcoming local level elections. RJP Mahottari Presidium member and Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party (Mahendra Raya) District Chair, Narendra Yadav, quit the party. Yadav joined…

09/06/2017

EC appeals to all for enthusiastic candidacy filing

Kathmandu, Sept. 5: The Election Commission has appealed to all the political parties, leaders and general people to enthusiastically take part in the filing of nominations for the upcoming election of the local levels being held on September 18 in Province No. 2. The candidacy filing is taking place Wednesday.…

09/05/2017

Morcha to press for Kirati as chief minister of Province no 1

Khotang, Sept. 5: The Kirati Rastriya Mukti Morcha has decided to press for appointment of Gopal Kirati as the chief minister of Province no 1. The CPN (Maoist Centre)'s sister wing took the decision during its second meeting which concluded in Kathmandu on Monday. Morcha's General Secretary, Arjun Jamneli, said…

09/05/2017

Supports of all needed to hold polls in free and fair manner, Home Minister

Janakpurdham, Sept. 3: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said that the polls environment in the province no. 2 for the third phase of local level polls scheduled for September 18 has become better due to participation of all political parties. Minister Sharma also said that support and participation of all…

09/03/2017

Vote to one that understand our hardship, says voters in Siraha

Lahan, Sept. 3: Voters in Siraha are looking forward to exercise their franchise in the September 18 local level election in favour of those candidates who are pro-development, social workers and understand their hardship. The voters are making up their mind as aspirants and possible candidates area reaching to the…

09/03/2017

UML picks election candidates in Province No 2

Kathmandu, Sept. 2: The CPN-UML standing committee meeting on Saturday picked the election candidates for a metropolis and two sub metropolises to run in the coming local level elections in Province No 2. Bashuruddhin Ansari has been picked as mayoral candidate of Birgunj metropolis, while Sophiya Acharya the deputy mayoral…

09/02/2017

Campaign of Hindu State continues: Chairman Thapa

Bhimdattnagar, Sept. 2: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Kamal Thapa, has said his party's campaign of the restoration of Hindu State would go continuous. At a cadres' meet organized as part of the new strategy to bolster party after leader Pashupati Shumsher Rana split the party, Chairman Thapa, said his…

09/02/2017

Election code of conduct brought in unilateral way: Transport Minister Balayar

Doti, Sept. 2: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bir Bahadur Balayar today said that the election code of conduct has been brought in a unilateral way. "The Election Commission has brought the code of conduct without consulting the government. It has triggered a surprise," he said while speaking at…

09/02/2017

Govt effortful to make constitution acceptable to all: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Sept 1: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said the government was effortful to make the constitution acceptable to all. Inaugurating the ninth conference of Nepal Ayurvedi Doctors' Association here today, Minister Basnet said it was quite positive that the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) was participating…

09/01/2017

आलेख— प्रधानमन्त्री शेर बहादुर देउवाको राजकीय भारत भ्रमणबाट नेपाल–भारत सम्बन्ध थप उचाइमा —हरि प्रतिज्ञ

नेपाल–भारतबीच पौराणिक कालदेखि रहिआएको अनुपम सम्बन्धलाई जसले जुन रुपमा व्याख्या गरे पनि यसभित्रको पवित्रता, आत्मीयता र भ्रातृत्व प्रेममा कहिल्यै कुनै नकारात्मक प्रभाव पर्न सक्दैन । प्रधानमन्त्री शेरबहादुर देउवाको गत साता सम्पन्न भारतको राजकीय भ्रमणका बेला उहाँप्रति औपचारिक र अनौपचारिक रुपमा भारतीय प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र मोदी र बाह्य मामिलामन्त्री सुष्मा स्वराजले गर्नुभएको…

09/01/2017

Federal, Province assemblies polls to be held in 32 districts in first phase

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: The Election Commission (EC) has announced the election scheduled for upcoming federal and province level elections to be held in the two phases. The EC has announced to hold the polls for federal and province level polls in 32 districts in the first phase on November 26…

09/01/2017

Three-day Int'l Hindu Conference kicks off

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: A three-day International Hindu Conference began at Pashupati area in Kathmandu from Thursday. More than 300 delegates from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and America are participating in the conference organised by the Sanatan Sanskriti Samaj Nepal. Inaugurating the conference, Samaj chairperson and former mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan…

08/31/2017

Report of commission helpful for proceeding polls preparations, CEC says

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that the preparations for the polls of House of Representatives and province level polls can be proceeded ahead after receiving the report of the Constituency Delineation Commission.  Dr Yadav said so while receiving the records and documents on…

08/31/2017

Mahakali bridge to transform far west: PM Deuba

Bhimdattnagar, Aug 31: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the four-lane bridge to be constructed over the Mahakali River would bring change not only in the far west but to the entire nation. Laying foundation stone to the four-lane bridge over the River here today, PM Deuba further said…

08/31/2017

'Amend Transitional Justice Act as per court ruling'

Kathmandu, Aug. 31: The Amnesty International (AI) has demanded amendments to the Transitional Justice Act in line with the court ruling.  Issuing a press statement on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance Wednesday (August 30), the AI noted that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)…

08/31/2017

Preservation, construction of public spaces in Kathmandu Valley stressed

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Stakeholders here have demanded the earliest implementation of the government's programme for the current fiscal year for designating ten public spaces in the Kathmandu Valley and one such space in each constituency. They also voiced their concern over the condition of available public spaces in the Valley…

08/30/2017

Tourism development must for economic prosperity: Minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Minister for information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said that tourism sector should be developed for economic prosperity of the country. At a programme organised on the occasion of 14th annual general meeting of the National Tourism Journalist Association (NATOJ) here on Wednesday, Minister Basnet said…

08/30/2017

Nepal-India Boundary Working Group Meeting

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: The fourth meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) concluded today in Dehradun, India, with the signing of Agreed Minutes between the two sides, said a press release issued by the Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi. The meeting reviewed the progress made in the past three years…

08/30/2017

DPM Mahara bats for common stance on foreign affairs

Kathmandu, Aug. 30: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that the government and media should have a common voice in the issues of foreign affairs. At a meeting with the newly-elected office bearers of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) today at the…

08/30/2017

PM Deuba's State visit to India successful

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: It has been widely perceived that the recent State visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India has been successful in boosting bilateral relations. The five-day visit PM Deuba had at the cordial invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on strengthening of relations and…

08/29/2017

PM Deuba's India visit successful: State Minister for Information and Communications Bista

Bhaktapur, Aug. 29: Minister of State for Information and Communications Tapta Bahadur Bista has stated that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's State visit to India had been successful. At a programme organized by Rafat Media Club here today, State Minister Bista argued, "Other leaders from opposition parties did not receive…

08/29/2017

DPR of Pancheswar and Mahakali to come in a month: PM

Kathmandu, Aug. 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the detail project report (DPR) of Pancheswar and Mahakali projects would be finalized in a month, which he said would bring drastic changes in the development of the far and mid-western region. The region shall also soon boast of…

08/29/2017

EC directs NC to furnish clarification within 24 hours

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the Nepali Congress (NC) to furnish clarification why not to take action against NC Birgunj Metropolis-15, President Anl Singh for breaching the electoral code of conduct. The EC came up with the tough directive acting on a tip off that more…

08/28/2017

Party split to weaken the demand for Hindu state: Thapa

Kathmandu, Aug. 28: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa has claimed that different forces were active behind the split of his party as a part of their conspiracy to prevent the country from being the Hindu state. Addressing the cadres' meet in the capital city on Monday, Thapa said…

08/28/2017

Election fever grips Province-2

Bardibas, Aug 28: Election fever has gripped the Tarai districts with political parties, election office and security bodies now seen busy preparing for the third phase of local polls slated for September 18. Along with it, election-related activities have picked up in the 8 districts of Province No-2. Political parties…

08/28/2017

Constitution amendment issue irrelevant for time being: Chair Dahal

Biratnagar, Aug. 28: The CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on unity among three major parties to hold three tiers of elections and the implementation of the constitution as well. Talking to media persons here today, chair Dahal shared that this year will…

08/28/2017

PM Deuba arrives home concluding five-day State visit to India,Visit successful to boost nation's prestige: PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Aug. 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has returned home Sunday evening by wrapping up his five-day State visit to India. At a news conference organized in the VVIP Lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport after his arrival, PM Deuba said that his visit to India heightened nation's prestige and…

08/28/2017

95 parties registered at EC

Kathmandu, Aug. 27: As many as 95 political parties have been registered at the Election Commission (EC) for participation in the upcoming federal and provincial elections as the deadline for registration ended Sunday. Article 269 of the Constitution says only the political parties listed by EC must register themselves with…

08/27/2017

India's State Minister Sinha sees off PM Deuba

New Delhi, Aug. 27: Indian Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha saw off Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Indira Gandhi International Airport a while ago. PM Deuba who was on a five day State visit to India is completing the visit today. The Nepali delegation led by the…

08/27/2017

PM's State visit to India successful: Acting NC President Nidhi

Kathmandu, Aug. 27: Acting President of the Nepali Congress Bimalendra Nidhi has argued that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's State visit to India became successful in all- political, economic and diplomatic- fronts. Acting President Nidhi said in a press meet at party office Sunday that PM Deuba's State visit strengthened…

08/27/2017

RJP-N registered at EC for province, federal polls

Kathmandu, Aug. 26: The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal has been registered at the Election Commission for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and to the Province Assembly. A team led by party coordinator Mahatha Thakur registered the party at the EC after submitting required legal documents on Saturday. The…

08/26/2017

PM Deuba's India trip successful: Dahal

Dhangadhi, Aug. 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has termed the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's on-going India trip as successful. In a press meet organized by the Press Centre here today, Chair Dahal who is also the former PM, said that India's cooperation to the process for…

08/26/2017

Interaction with journalists on Civil Criminal Statute

Kathmandu, Aug. 26: A two – day interaction programme commenced on Friday with the journalists on civil criminal statute. At the interaction organized by Legislature Parliament's Legislative Committee and UNDP, lawmaker Radheshyam Adhikari presented a working paper on the 'Civil Criminal Code, 2073' which was reviewed by journalist Rajendra Phunyal.…

08/26/2017

Nepal to chair the group of Asia-Pacific States in New York

Kathmandu, Aug. 25: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York is set to assume the chairmanship of the Group of the Asia-Pacific States in New York for the month of September 2017, said a press release issued by the Permanent Mission Of Nepal To the…

08/25/2017

PM Deuba meets with Indian leaders

New Delhi, Aug. 25: Senior leaders of major political parties of India today called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba who is presently on the five-day state visit to India. During the meeting held at the Rastrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, the PM held talks with Bharatiya Janata Party's general secretary…

08/25/2017

Kaski and Lamjung's collaboration needed for development: Minister Thapa

Pokhara, Aug. 25: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Yagya Bahadur Thapa, has spoken of the need for finding the avenues of partnership for the development of the areas straddling the Kaski and Lamjung districts. During a meeting with the people's representatives at a programme held on Thursday at…

08/25/2017

PM Deuba and PM Modi express satisfaction over the excellent state of India-Nepal relations

New Delhi, Aug 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi have expressed satisfaction over the excellent state of India-Nepal relations that are deep, comprehensive and multi-faceted. They also pledged to pursue new opportunities to further deepen bilateral relations for the benefit of the peoples…

08/25/2017

PM Deuba calls on Indian President and Vice-president

New Delhi, Aug 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba paid a courtesy call on President of India Ram Nath Kovind at the Rastrapati Bhawan this evening. Matters relating to bilateral interest between the Nepal and India were discussed during the meeting. Prime Minister Deuba arrived here Wednesday on a five-day…

08/24/2017

Home Ministry transfers 44 CDOs

Kathmandu, Aug. 24: The Home Ministry on Thursday transferred 44 chief district officers (CDOs). The Ministry transferred 13 CDOs of Gazetted First Class and 31 others Gazetted Second Class. As per the decision, Chakra Bahadur Budha has been transferred as CDO of Makawanpur, Ashman Tamang in Sindhupalchowk, Sitaram Karki in…

08/24/2017

Nepal good friend of India: Deuba, India ready to support Nepal's development: Modi

New Delhi, Aug. 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is currently on a five-day state visit of India, said that Nepal is not only a neighbour but also a good friend of India. Speaking at a joint press conference held following formal bilateral talks and dialogue with Indian Prime…

08/24/2017

8-point MoU signed between Nepal and India

  Kathmandu, Aug 24: The Nepali and Indian sides have signed an 8-point memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing mutual cooperation between Nepal and India. The MoU signing ceremony was held amid a programme held at the Hyderabad House in Indian capital of New Delhi today. The concerned officials…

08/24/2017

Bilateral talks between PM Deuba and Indian PM Modi begin

New Delhi, Aug. 24: Bilateral talks between Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a five-day state visit to India, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have begun at Indian PM's office Hyderabad Building this afternoon. It is stated that a joint press meet will be organized after…

08/24/2017

'Guard of Honour' to Prime Minister Deuba

  New Delhi, Aug. 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a five-day state visit to India, has received 'Guard of Honour' amidst a special ceremony at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday morning. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had received Prime Minister Deuba with special…

08/24/2017

TU without examination controller for three days, official work affected

Kathmandu, Aug. 24: Tribhuvan University, the oldest educational institution of the country, is without examination controller for the past three days, severely affecting administrative work. "The process to prepare a transcript has been affected as a result. Now we are only receiving application for a transcript," said joint examination controller…

08/24/2017

ANNISU's 21st national conference begins

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: The 21st national conference of All Nepal National Independent Students' Union (ANNISU) (Revolutionary), sister organisation of the CPN (Maoist Centre) has kicked off here from Wednesday. Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' inaugurated the five-day conference. Closed session of the conference will start from tomorrow (Thursday)…

08/23/2017

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) registered

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: The Election Commission has registered Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) as a political party. The party was registered as per the Political Party Act, 2073, according to EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma. The Commission took the decision following an order from the Supreme Court on the same. Senior…

08/23/2017

Prime Minister Deuba meets his Indian counterpart

New Delhi, Aug. 23: Prime Minister Sher BahadurDeuba, who arrived here today on a five-day state visit, had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening. The meeting today between the two leaders is taken as a preparation for tomorrow's formal talks and dialogue. This meeting held informally…

08/23/2017

FNJ new leadership urged to focus on professional journalism

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has urged the newly elected leadership of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) to get involved for promotion of professional journalism by ensuring journalists' Addressing a programme organised to honour the newly elected FNJ executive committee here today, he urged the…

08/23/2017

PM Deuba welcomed in New Delhi

New Delhi (India), Aug. 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has recently arrived in New Delhi on the five-day State visit to India. PM Deuba arrived here with his spouse Dr Arzu Rana Deuba, leading the 48-member Nepali delegation at the cordial invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Minister…

08/23/2017

PM Deuba leaves on a state visit to India

Kathmandu, Aug. 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today left for a five – day state visit to India. PM Deuba left for New Delhi – the capital of India – with his wife and lawmaker Dr Arzu Rana Deuba along with a high level delegation at the invitation of…

08/23/2017

Fifteen Ministers of State received oath of office and secrecy

Kathmandu, Aug. 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 15 newly appointed State Ministers at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers today. The latest expansion to the cabinet has led to a 46-member Council of Ministers including three…

08/23/2017

Chairman Dahal urges splinter groups to join Maoist Centre

Kathmandu, Aug. 22: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged all splinter groups of the Maoist party to join the mother party in view of people's aspiration. Addressing a programme organized by the committee of the leaders dissatisfied with the Naya Shakti Party in the capital…

08/22/2017

PM calls on President Bhandari

Kathmandu, Aug. 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rastrapati Bhawan this evening. During the meeting, the Prime Minister briefed the President about his state visit to India starting tomorrow and on contemporary issues, according to the Office of the President. RSS 

08/22/2017

Parliament fails to endorse second constitution amendment bill

Kathmandu, Aug. 21: The Legislature-Parliament Monday failed to endorse the Nepal's Constitution (second amendment) Bill-2073 BS due to lack of two thirds majority. A meeting of the Legislature Parliament could not pass the bill with failing to garner a required two-thirds votes. The House needed 395 votes of the existing…

08/22/2017

Special Hour: Opposition parliamentarians go on tirade against govt

Kathmandu, Aug. 21: The parliamentarians from the major opposition party and other fringe parties, in today's special hour in the Legislature-Parliament meeting, came down heavily on the government for its alleged failure in disaster management and relief operation for the flood-survivors in the country. During the meeting held at the…

08/21/2017

State Visit of Prime Minister Deuba to India from August 23-27

KATHMANDU, Aug. 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba accompanied by his spouse Dr. Arzu Deuba, will be on a State Visit to India from 23-27 August at the invitation of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. This is his first visit abroad after assuming the office of Prime Minister of Nepal…

08/21/2017

"Commission capable of holding third phase of local election,"

Birgunj, Aug. 21: Election Commissioner Ishwori Prasad Poudel has reaffirmed the confidence of the Election Commission of Nepal to hold the third phase of local level election in province no 2 in September 18. At an interaction here today, Commissioner Poudel shared that although the Commission had expressed its dissent…

08/21/2017

FNJ convention endorses general secretary's report

Kathmandu, Aug. 20: The report put forth by General Secretary of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Ujir Magar and treasurer Surya Mani Gautam was discussed and passed by the FNJ's 25th General Convention ongoing in the Capital. A 21-point statute on contemporary issues related to press freedom was also…

08/21/2017

Lawmakers divided on second amendment of constitution bill

Kathmandu, Aug. 20: The lawmakers have been divided on the Nepal Constitution (2nd Amendment) Bill-2073 presented in the Legislature-Parliament after long political debates. During the parliament meeting Sunday, the lawmakers from opposition parties- CPN-UML, CPN-ML and Nepal Workers and Peasant Party, and Janmorcha Nepal- severely censured the tabling of the…

08/20/2017

PM Deuba consults ex-PMs on his upcoming India visit

Kathmandu, Aug. 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday held a meeting with former PMs regarding his upcoming state visit to India, at his official residence in Baluwatar. The former PMs attending the meeting include Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Jhala Nath Khanal, Lokendra Bahadur Chand, and former Chairman of…

08/20/2017

Reinstating Hindu state must be discussed in Parliament: RPP Chairman demands

Hetauda (Makawanpur), Aug. 19: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has demanded that an issue of restoring Hindu state should be made the part of deliberations that will begin in the Parliament from tomorrow (Sunday) on the constitution amendment proposal. He was speaking at a press conference in Hetauda…

08/20/2017

Senior political leaders discuss contemporary issues with Prez Bhandari

Kathmandu, Aug. 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has drawn the attention of senior leaders of major three parties— Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) on various contemporary issues including flooding, inundation and landslide witnessed in various parts of the country and the constitution amendment bill registered in the…

08/19/2017

Sunsari CDO dismisses fake report about Saptakoshi embankment collapse

Inaruwa (Sunsari), Aug. 19: Chief District Officer of Sunsari Gopal Prasad Parajuli has brushed off the report about Saptakoshi embankment outburst as baseless, while urging the people not to follow such rumour. "There is no indication of Koshi outburst risks, and the residents of Sunsari need not to worry," he…

08/19/2017

FNJ 25th general convention from tomorrw

Kathmandu, Aug. 19: Districts representatives of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) have arrived here to take part in the 25th FNJ general convention beginning from tomorrow. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to inaugurate the two-day general convention going to be held under the theme of 'base of professional…

08/19/2017

Ex-PM calls for release of Nepali national arrested in India

Ilam, Aug. 19: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has demanded immediate release of a Nepali youth, who arrested in India while he was there for medical treatment of his mother. The UML leader called Nepali Ambassador to India Dip Kumar Upadhyay over the telephone on Friday and urged him to…

08/19/2017

Newly appointed Attorney General Bhandari assumes office

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: Newly appointed Attorney General Basanta Ram Bhandari assumed the office Friday. After assuming the office, the legal advisor of the government, Attorney General Bhandari pledged to defend the government cases in an effective and efficient manner as per the law by using his legal experience and capacity.…

08/18/2017

Prachanda castigates ultra-nationalism

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that ultra-nationalism would do not yield fruit to none and therefore such craze should be countered. Inaugurating the second national general convention of Young Communist League (YCL) in the capital city on Friday, Prachanda said that the…

08/18/2017

PM directs to seek alternative sources for PAF operation

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: The Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) has decided to register all its 32 thousand community-based organisations at the local- level and implement its programmes through coordination from there. The 68th meeting of the Prime Minister-headed Fund held under the chair of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the…

08/18/2017

SC show cause on non-implementation of women's inclusive representation

Kathmandu, Aug. 18: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has issued show cause order to the government as to why the provisions on ensuring 33 per cent inclusive participation of women in every state organs were not implemented in the country. A single bench of Justice Purusottam Bhandari issued the…

08/18/2017

Three major parties agree on holding province and federal elections on same day

Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Three major political parties have agreed to hold the federal and provincial elections on the same day. At a meeting held at the Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar, on Wednesday, the three parties – Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) – have decided to urge the Election…

08/16/2017

PM calls on President at Shital Niwas

Kathmandu, Aug. 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba this morning called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Shital Niwas. On the occasion, President Bhandari expressed grief at the loss of lives and properties in the aftermath of the monsoon – triggered flooding and landslides, and drew the government's attention…

08/16/2017

Campus administration office padlocked after BSC student's death

Bhimdattanagar, Aug. 16: CPN (Maoist Centre) aligned All Nepal National Independent Students Union – ANNISU (R) – on Tuesday padlocked the Siddhanath Science Campus's administration office to demand a probe into death of a student. The student union has termed the death of Dambar Jagri – a student studying in…

08/16/2017

Nepal-China bilateral meeting and agreements

Kathmandu, Aug. 15: Nepal and China held official meeting in Kathmandu on Tuesday. During the meeting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, and visiting Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, Wang Yang, led the Nepali and Chinese delegation respectively, said a…

08/15/2017

Celebration of 70 years of Independence of India

KATHMANDU, Aug. 15: The 71st Independence Day of India was celebarated at the premises of the Embassy of India on August 15.  The ceremony began with hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador of India Manjeev Singh Puri who then read out the message of the President of India.  The…

08/15/2017

Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party to engage in rescue and relief works

Kathmandu, Aug. 15: The Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party Nepal has expressed sorrow over the huge loss of life and property in various districts due to the floods and inundation in the aftermath of the incessant rains since some days. The party, issuing a press release on Monday, urged all…

08/15/2017

PM's directive for rescue and relief

Chandragadi (Jhapa), Aug. 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba took note of the extent of damage caused by floods in the district here on Monday. Prime Minister Deuba, who landed at the Chandragadhi airport at 4:00 pm along with Home Minister Janardan Sharma and Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra…

08/14/2017

Indian govt instructs authority to open all doors of all dams in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug 14: Indian Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, has said that the government of India has already instructed the concerned authority to open all doors of the dams including Koshi Barrage over Saptakoshi River in Nepal to avert unpleasant incidents in the wake of flood and inundation. In…

08/14/2017

Government likely to announce emergency to manage disaster: Minister Bishwokarma

Bhaktpuar, Aug. 13: Minister for Supplies, Min Bishwokarma, has said government was planning to announce state of emergency in view of the massive inundation and landslides occurred in various parts of the country. During an interaction programme organized at Raphat Media Club here Sunday, Minister Bishwokarma said the meeting of…

08/13/2017

NC central work execution committee meeting today

Kathmandu, Aug. 13: A meeting of Nepali Congress Central Work Execution Committee has been called for this noon to discuss rescue operation and relief distribution in the wake of flooding and landslides that have caused havoc across the country claiming many lives and displacing hundreds others. The meeting is taking…

08/13/2017

Maoist Centre directs leaders, cadres to engage in rescue operation

Kathmandu, Aug. 13: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has directed its leaders and cadres to involve themselves in rescue operation and relief distribution, in the wake of flooding and landslides that have wrecked havoc across the country killing many people and displacing hundreds other. "All party leaders and cadres should come…

08/13/2017

PM's directive to rescue and provide relief to survivors

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed all concerned district authorities to immediately shift the people who have been caught in floods and landslides in various parts of the country to safer locations, and provide relief to the survivors. In a directive issued to the administrative chiefs…

08/12/2017

NC expresses sorrow over natural disaster loss

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: The ruling Nepali Congress has expressed deep sorrow and sympathy over the sudden loss of life and property caused due to floods and landslide occurred in various places of the country including in Jhapa, Sindhuli, Dang and Bardiya. According to a press release issued by the party…

08/12/2017

FNJ general convention preparation complete

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: Preparations for the general convention of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) – the umbrella organization of working journalists – are complete. FNJ general secretary Ujir Magar shared that the preparations for FNJ general convention scheduled to take place in the capital on August 20-21 are over.…

08/12/2017

Nepal-India relations most precious: PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Aug. 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal-India relations are most precious. During a special function organized at Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day of India, on Friday, PM Deuba said Nepal is committed to working together with Indian leadership to…

08/12/2017

15th BIMSTEC ministerial meet concludes in Capital with various agreements

Kathmandu, Aug. 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has informed that the 15th BIMSTEC ministerial meet held in the capital city made various agreements including early conclusion of BIMSTEC FTA agreements. Following the successful conclusion of the 15th BIMSTEC ministerial meeting on Friday, Foreign Minister Mahara…

08/11/2017

Prime Minister Deuba and Indian External Affairs Minister Swaraj attend Reception hosted to celebrate India’s Independence

KATHMANDU, Aug. 11: To celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence a Reception was held at India House today in the presence of External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj.  Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.   The Reception was attended by nearly 500 persons…

08/11/2017

Minister Gautam cautions intra-party feud could spell Congress' end

Gulariya (Bardiya), Aug. 11: Minister for Irrigation and Nepali Congress – Baridya President, Sanjaya Kumar Gautam, today warned that his party's future could end if it failed to shun 'internal conflict and ego'. Minister Gautam, who reached Rajapur area for the first time after becoming the minister, addressed a felicitation…

08/11/2017

Yadav assures Socialist Forum Nepal's victory in 3rd round of local polls

Rajbiraj, Aug. 11: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal's Chairman, Upendra Yadav, has claimed that his party will emerge as the victor in the 3rd phase of local level elections being held in Province no 2 on September 18. Yadav made the remark during an election training programme held in Rajbiraj by…

08/11/2017

BIMSTEC Foreign/External Affairs Ministers ' joint call on PM Deuba

Kathmandu, Aug 10: The Foreign/External Affairs Ministers from the BIMSTEC member countries collectively paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday evening. During the joint call, discussion was held on the issues of mutual interests and benefits for the progress and prosperity of the BIMSTEC region.…

08/11/2017

Sushma Swaraj calls on President Bhandari at Shital Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Aug. 10: External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas on Thursday. In the meeting, Swaraj discussed strengthening the bilateral relations that Nepal and India share. High level officials including the ambassadors of both the countries were…

08/10/2017

Indian External Affairs Minister Swaraj meets PM Deuba

KATHMANDU, Aug. 10: Visiting External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday afternoon. During the meeting, the duo discussed a wide range of bilateral matters of mutual interest, according to a source close to PM. “Both…

08/10/2017

Indian External Affairs Minister Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Aug. 10: External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday afternoon to participate in the 15th ministerial meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). During her stay in Kathmandu, Swaraj will call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba,…

08/10/2017

RPP takes action against senior leader Rana

Kathmandu, Aug 9: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has taken action against senior leader Pashupati Shumsher Rana and central leaders. The party expelled leader Rana and central member Tahir Ali, Jagat Gauchan, Bijay Kala Rai, Nabodita Chaudhari, Nirmala Shrestha. The central working committee of the party took this decision, informed Spokesperson…

08/10/2017

BIMSTEC ministerial meeting preparation complete; secretaries of member-states in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Aug. 9: Preparations for the 15th ministerial meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), established with the goal of jointly attaining economic growth and social prosperity by realizing the spirit of equality and collaboration, have been completed. According to the Ministry of…

08/10/2017

Students padlock Mid – Western University

Surkhet, Aug. 9: A joint students' union here on Tuesday padlocked the Mid – Western University at Birendranagar protesting the decision to grant affiliation to the private colleges against the instruction of the University Grant Commission. All Nepal National Free Student Union's District Chairman Dhupendra Shahi alleged economic back and…

08/09/2017

No power cuts in winter too: Energy Minister

Kathmandu, Aug. 8: Minister for Energy Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that there will not be power outage in the coming winter season too. "Power cuts have now become a history in Nepal," he said. Speaking at a press meet held here on Tuesday, Minister Shahi however said problems could…

08/09/2017

Election system needs to be accommodative: Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, Aug. 8: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist-Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reiterated that time has come to advocate reforms in election system because the recent experience has showed that only the 'people with money' are sure to get elected. An accommodative election system would ensure the opportunity for all…

08/09/2017

NTV should strive to compete with other media: Information minister Basnet

Kathmandu, Aug. 8: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has directed Nepal Television to project itself as a stringent competitor among other media. Programmes run and action plan come up with by the state-owned television should have variations and keeping up with the spirit of Federalism, said the…

08/09/2017

NC to recommend candidates by Aug 13

Kathmandu, Aug. 8: The Nepali Congress has decided to urge local units to recommend candidates to contest the third phase of local elections in province no. 2 by coming August 13. This was decided by the central work execution committee that met at the party's central office on Wednesday. A…

08/09/2017

Dahal-Bhattarai hold talks on contemporary issues

Bhaktapur, Aug. 8: CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and Naya Shakti Party coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai have held serious talks on contemporary political issues today. Following a meeting with Dr Bhattarai, chair Dahal told RSS that they held serious talks on contemporary issues and will begin a new discourse soon. Chair…

08/08/2017

Parliament adopts proposal on multilateral pact for forming Int'l think tank

Kathmandu, Aug. 7: The Legislature-Parliament unanimously adopted the proposal on the accession of Nepal to the Multilateral Agreement for the Establishment of an International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries (ITT-LLDCs), said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. The proposal was tabled by…

08/07/2017

Vice-President Pun congratulates India's new Vice-President Naidu

Kathmandu, Aug. 6: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun today sent a message of congratulations to Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on his election as the Vice President of the Republic of India. In his message, Vice President Pun has also expressed his willingness to working closely with Shri Naidu towards further…

08/06/2017

Bharatpur's newly elected mayor vows to work for women's rights

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Aug. 6: The newly elected mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, has vowed to make efforts to uphold women's rights. Dahal said her first work at the office would be directed in securing women's rights. Speaking briefly after confirmation of her victory in Bharatpur's local level polls…

08/06/2017

NC-Maoist alliance candidate Dahal elected mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City

Chitwan, Aug. 5: CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Renu Dahal has been elected to the post of Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19. She garnered 43, 127 votes to defeat her nearest rival Devi Gyawali from the CPN (UML) who got 42,924 votes. The poll results were announced a while ago. Dahal…

08/06/2017

BIMSTEC ministerial meeting on Thursday

Kathmandu, Aug. 5: The 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting is being held in Kathmandu on coming Thursday. The meeting will be preceded by the 18th session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM). Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to inaugurate the Ministerial Meeting and address the Meeting on 10th…

08/05/2017

"No Indian national as VP's Advisor," clarifies VP's Office

Kathmandu, Aug 4: The Office of the Vice President today clarified that there was not any Indian national appointed to the post of the Vice-President's Advisor. The clarification comes as a refutation in a press statement released by the Office of the Vice-President in the wake of the rumour surrounding…

08/04/2017

Ex-Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai undergoes surgery

Bhaktapur, Aug. 4: Former Prime Minsiter Dr Baburam Bhattarai underwent successful surgery of his prostrate gland today. Naya Shakti Nepal Party Coordinator Dr Bhattarai was admitted to the Citizen Community Hospital at Gaththhaghar this afternoon. A team headed by Hospital's Medical Superintendant Dr Rakesh Barma performed prostrate surgery on Dr…

08/04/2017

Security beefed up in Bharatpur-19

Chitwan, Aug. 3: Security has been tightened in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, ward no 19 in view of election scheduled for Friday. According to the District Security Committee, more than 1,000 security personnel would be deployed in the single ward. Chief of the District Police Office, Chitwan, Superintendent of Police, Deepak…

08/03/2017

SAARC process needs boost: General Secretary B Sial

Kathmandu, Aug. 3: Secretary General of the South Asia Association for Regiona Cooperation (SAARC), Amjad Hussain B Sial, has viewed that the SAARC process could be strengthened by concentrating on development, poverty reduction and the projects relating to health and education. During a programme on 'Revitalizing the SAARC Process' organized…

08/03/2017

Two-tier of elections should be held on single date: UML leader Rawal

Chitwan, Aug. 3: The CPN (UML) vice chair and former DPM, Bhim Rawal has said that the voters of Bharatpur Metropolitan City have already made Mayoral candidate Devi Gyawali victorious. In a press meet organized by the Press Chautari Nepal district chapter here today, leader Rawal further expressed confidence that…

08/03/2017

PM Deuba congratulates New PM in Pakistan

Kathmandu, Aug 2: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has congratulated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on his assumption of the office of the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In a congratulatory message, Prime Minister Deuba expressed his willingness to work closely with new Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi for further…

08/02/2017

Security committee meeting pledges to consolidate security

Kathmandu, August 2: A security committee meeting held at Election Commission today has pledged to further consolidate security arrangement in view of local level election to take place in Province-2 on coming September 18. The meeting presided over by Security Committee Coordinator Sudhir Kumar Shah and attended by Home Ministry…

08/02/2017

Information Minister assures sorting out problems facing media

Kathmandu, July 31: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has assured of making utmost efforts to sort out the problems facing the media sector. Speaking in a programme titled 'media persons' role in upcoming elections', organized by Sanchar Kendra Nepal here Monday, Minister Basnet committed to implementing media…

07/31/2017

Bharatpur vote counting row: SC gives nod to EC's move

Kathmandu, July 30: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday quashed a writ petition which was lodged by demanding to scrap the decision of the Election Commission (EC) for the re-polling in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19. After a long hearing and pleading on the case, a division bench of Justices Om Prakash…

07/31/2017

Minister Basnet committed to resolve problems of working journalists

Kathmandu, July 30: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said that he would take necessary initiatives on behalf of the ministry to resolve problems of working journalists. Receiving a report of the Minimum Wages Fixation Committee at the Ministry today, Minister Basnet said, "Problems of working journalist…

07/30/2017

33rd Board Meeting of BPKF

KATHMANDU, July 30: B. P. Koirala Nepal-India Foundation held its 33rd Board Meeting on 28th July at Lumbini.  The meeting was Co-chaired by Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Ambassador of Nepal to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay.  The Board Meeting reviewed the activities conducted by the Foundation’s Kathmandu…

07/30/2017

Both elections not possible together: CEC Yadav

Kathmandu, July 30: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that the election of the provincial assembly and the House of Representatives was not possible together for constitutional as well as managerial reasons. Speaking before the Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of the Legislature-Parliament today, he said women's…

07/30/2017

Chairman Dahal stresses on international-level competition, capacity development of players

Kathmandu, July 30: Nepal Volleyball Association has honoured former Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' for giving recognition to volleyball as the national game of the country. The erstwhile government led-by Dahal had given recognition to volleyball as the national game at a time where…

07/30/2017

NSPN Central Committee dissolved, general convention committee formed

Kathmandu, July 28: Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) dissolved its central executive committee and formed the first general convention committee under the convenorship of Dr Baburam Bhattarai. At a press conference held here on Friday to make public the decisions of party central committee and federal council NSPN shared that…

07/28/2017

Leader Gupta passes away

Kanchanpur (Saptari), July 28: A senior Madhesi leader, Panchu Prasad Gupta, from Rajbiraj municipality – 7 has passed away. The 72 – year – old leader was a diabetes patient. He was a central member of an industrial chamber aligned to Rastriya Janata Party, according to family members. RJP's senior…

07/28/2017

Govt preparing to hold federal, province elections on the same day

Kathmandu, July 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the office-bearers of the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to make preparations for holding the province and federal level elections on the same day. At a meeting between the Ministers and office-bearers of the ECN at the Prime Minister's Office…

07/27/2017

Dispute looms large in RPP Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur, July 27: Dispute is looming large between two factions in the Bhaktapur chapter of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) of late. The internal feud came to surface when RPP Bhaktapur President Dinesh Shrestha sacked party district leaders who demanded his resignation for party's lose in the local level elections. Shrestha…

07/27/2017

Nepal-India relation is matter of international concern-DPM Shrestha

Kathmandu, July 26: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopal Man Shrestha has said that the Nepal-India relation has been the matter of international concern. DPM Shrestha said this at a programme 'Nepal-India relations in changed context' organized here Wednesday by the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS)…

07/27/2017

Newly-appointed Minister Basnet pledges to work for glory of country and people

Kathmandu, July 26: Newly-appointed Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet took the charge of his Ministry this evening. Secretary Mahendra Man Gurung and other senior officials at the Ministry welcomed the newly-designated Minister Basnet. Immediately after assuming the office, Minister Basnet signed a decision to implement MOIC related…

07/26/2017

PM Deuba expands cabinet for second time, 19 ministers sworn in

Kathmandu, July 26: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expanded the Council of Ministers the second time today. The newly appointed ministers are Yagya Bahadur Thapa (Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs), Sanjay Gautam (Irrigation), Ram Krishna Yadav (Agricultural Development), Rajendra Kumar KC (Youth and Sports), Bhimsendas Pradhan (Defence), Ambika Banset…

07/26/2017

Livestock Ministry addresses cent per cent plaints filed at Hello Sarkar

Kathmandu, July 26: Only the Ministry of Livestock Development has addressed cent per cent complaints filed by general public at Hello Sarkar programme. Hello Sarkar programme chief Pradyumna Prasad Upadhyay said that out of 160 complaints related to it, the Ministry addressed all the complaints. Complaints related to livestock health…

07/26/2017

No constitution amendment in present situation: NWPP Chair Bijukchhe

Nagarkot, July 26: Nepal Worker and Peasants' Party Chair Narayan Man Bijukchhe has said the constitution amendment proposal was not in the interest of the nation and it could not be passed in the usual political situation. Taking part in a face-to-face programme organised by Rafat Sanchar Club here today,…

07/26/2017

UML Chair Oli visits Shigatse of Tibet

Kathmandu, July 25: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is currently on a visit of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, visited Shigatse and Ngari prefecture today. Chairman Oli had arrived Shigatse via train from Lhasa. In Shigatse, Chairman Oli had a meeting with the party secretary of the…

07/25/2017

Khanal in Metropolitan Traffic Police Division

Kathmandu, July 25: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sarbendra Khanal has been entrusted with the responsibility of Chief of Metropolitan City Traffic Police Division. Earlier, Khanal was discharging the role of Spokesperson at Nepal Police being stationed at IGP Secretary. Khanal informed that he took charge of the traffic division…

07/25/2017

NC CEC meeting concludes, calls for respect of popular mandate

Kathmandu, July 24: The Nepali Congress party has expressed respect towards the popular mandate extended to it in the recently held two rounds of local level elections. "Though the party did not achieve the expected result, it accords high respect to all the victories gained through a democratic process, and…

07/25/2017

Hearing of Bharatpur re-poll on July 27

Kathmandu, July 24: The hearing on the case relating to the vote counting of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 has been scheduled for Thursday. A division bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Purushottam Bhandari has fixed the hearing date of the case for July 27 as the hearing was not completed…

07/24/2017

UML leader Nembang hospitalized

Kathmandu, July 24: CPN-UML parliamentary party's Deputy leader Subash Nembang has been admitted to a hospital as he was taken ill today morning. The former Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly, Nembang has been admitted to the Kathmandu Model Hospital at Pradashani Marga in Kathmandu after he complained of nausea, according…

07/24/2017

Parliament passes contribution-based social security bill 2074

Kathmandu, July 24: The Legislature-Parliament today passed the Contribution-based Social Security Bill 2074. Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor had presented the proposal seeking the passage of the bill. When Speaker Onsari Gharti announced whether there was anyone objecting to the bill, majority of the parliamentarians approved it for…

07/24/2017

NC central meeting continues

Kathmandu, July 23: Nepali Congress (NC) central working committee meeting is to be continued from Monday as some of the central office-bearers and members are yet to put their views. In the meeting held at the party central office, Sanepa, under the chair of President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur…

07/23/2017

PM Deuba, Maoist Chairman Prachanda meet

Kathmandu, July 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' held a meeting Sunday evening about the cabinet expansion along with contemporary political issues. PM's personal secretariat said that the meeting was focused on cabinet expansion. During the meeting, the two leaders agreed…

07/23/2017

CPN (Maoist-Centre) to voice for executive Head of State thru constitution amendment

Kathmandu, July 23: Drawing the conclusion that parliamentary system was largely contributing to the unstable governments in the country, the CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to voice for the directly elected Head of the State. During a press meet organized today to inform public about the extended meeting of the…

07/23/2017

RPP to support the constitution amendment proposal

Kathmandu, July 21: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to support the constitution amendment proposal registered at the Legislature-Parliament. The party central working committee (CWC) meeting that ran for three days from Wednesday took a decision to this effect. The meeting, deciding to adjust the party organisations at all 744…

07/21/2017

State and Federation election date to be announced soon: PM Deuba

Kathmandu, July 21: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has said all the three levels of election were imperative for the implementation of the constitution and that the date for the election of the state and federation would be announced soon. Addressing a programme organized by the…

07/21/2017

President, PM congratulate new President in India

Kathmandu, July 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba sent separate messages of congratulations to Shri Ramnath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of the Republic of India, on Thursday. In their messages, the President and the Prime Minister also expressed willingness to working…

07/20/2017

NC CWC meeting on Saturday

Kathmandu, July 20: A meeting of the Nepali Congress Central Working Committee is taking place on Saturday. The central committee meeting of the party will be held at NC central office, Sanepa, from 8.00am onward on July 22, reads a press release issued by the NC. The press release issued…

07/20/2017

Qatari Ambassador calls on PM Deuba

Kathmandu, July 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was paid a courtesy call on by Ambassador of Qatar to Nepal Yousuf Bin Mohammad Al-hall on Wednesday. In a meeting held at the Prime Minister's office, Singha Durbar, today, PM Deuba asked Qatar to improve relations with neighbouring countries through dialogue…

07/19/2017

165 constituencies to be devised as per constitution: PM Deuba

Kathmandu, July 18: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the country would have 165 constituencies in line with the constitution. Inaugurating the 55th AGM of Nepal Engineers' Association here Tuesday, PM Deuba urged all not to be swayed by the rumour of 240 constituencies. "The government is committed to…

07/18/2017

Voters' name list update from local levels, deadline till mid-August

Kathmandu, July 18: For the purpose of the upcoming elections to the province assembly and federal assembly, the Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has made arrangements to register voters' name list from 669 local levels, all 75 District Election Office and the Regional Office of the EC from July 31…

07/18/2017

RPP set to form directive committee

Kathmandu, July 18: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is all set to form a directive committee four months after the conclusion of its unity general convention. A provision had been enshrined in the party's statute to pave the way for the formation of the committee when problems surfaced in course…

07/18/2017

Ballot papers tearing in Bharatpur: Demand for earliest hearing

Rantanagar (Chitwan), July 17: Although 50 days have elapsed since the ballot papers with votes of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 have been torn, no any move has been made yet to decide over the issue. The candidates contesting the mayoral post in the first phase of local level electiond on May…

07/17/2017

Election Law, Constituency Determination Commission soon, PM assures

Kathmandu, July 16: The government has reaffirmed to formulate the laws relating to the provincial and federal elections and formation of the Commission on Constituency Determination soon. Talking to a team of Election Commission of Nepal led by the Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav at the Office of…

07/16/2017

UML for 165 constituencies

Bhaktapur, July 16: Opposition CPN (UML) has said that the election constituencies for the federal election should be 165 as ensured by the Constitution of Nepal. The standing committee (SC) meeting of the party held at chairman KP Sharma Oli's residence in Balkot today decided not to accept the government…

07/16/2017

Cabinet expansion in one or two days, Nidhi says

Kathmandu, July 16: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi has reasoned the second phase of local level elections for the delay in cabinet expansion. Inaugurating the 10th anniversary of the Bageshwori Hospital at Satungal in Kathmandu today, leader Nidhi shared that the cabinet expansion would take place within a day…

07/16/2017

PM directs to maintain valley roads within 15 days

Kathmandu, July 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the officials concerned to ensure better quality of the roads in the Kathmandu valley within 15 days. Inviting the ministers, chief secretary of the government, secretaries of the ministries, officials overseeing roads, drinking water supply and electricity, and chiefs of…

07/16/2017

Army Chief returns home after visits to UN, UK

Kathmandu, July 15: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri returned home Saturday after taking part in the second Chiefs of Defence Conference of Troops Contributing Countries (TCC) held on July 7 in the United Nations (UN) Headquarters, New York, USA. After the Conference, the Army Chief visited the United…

07/16/2017

11 DIGs recommended for AIG appointment, 15 for DIG

Kathmandu, July 15: The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended the names of 11 Deputy Inspectors of Police (DIGs) of Nepal Police for the promotion to the post of Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) The meeting of the Promotion Recommendation Committee under the Ministry Friday recommended the names of…

07/16/2017

RJP gets recognition of a party

Kathmandu, July 15: The Election Commission has recognised the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal as a political party. Six different Tarai-Madhes-centric political parties had merged to form the RJPN. A meeting of the Election Commission chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Saturday took a decision to this…

07/15/2017

RJP presidium coordinator puts conditions to take part in local poll

Parsa, July 15: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal presidium coordinator Mahantha Thakur has said the party is ready to take part in the third-phase of local-level elections provided that the government implemented the three-point agreement that it signed with the Madhes-centric parties. He expressed his hope that an atmosphere of…

07/15/2017

Call to make arrangements for voters' registration from ward level

Kathmandu, July 15: A group of Nepali Congress lawmakers Saturday called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, requesting the government to extend the deadline for the name registration in the voting list by 15 days. The team headed by former Minister and lawmaker Bal Krishna Khand reached the Prime Minister's…

07/15/2017

Voters' roll update from July 16

Hetauda, July 15: The District Election Office is set to update voters' roll of the district from July 16. According to the office, the new voters name list will be collected in eight rural municipalities, one municipality and one sub-metropolis of Makawanpur district under the Province-3. District Election Officer Govinda…

07/15/2017

Speaker Gharti bats for free press

Kathmandu, July 14: Speaker Onsari Gharti has said that free press has faced obstacles in Nepal under different pretexts. Inaugurating a two-day-long photo exhibition programme on Friday on 'Journalists and Security' in the capital city, she said that media should be independent as it is the base of democracy. Speaker…

07/14/2017

Nepalgunj issues eight – point commitment letter

Nepalgunj, July 14: Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan City on Thursday made public an eight-point commitment letter for the city's overall development and good governance. The newly elected mayor Dr Dhawal Shumsher Rana made public the commitment letter promising to ban the disgusting work of cooking meat in the streets, distribution of…

07/14/2017

Hearing on Silwal case on May 25

Kathmandu, May 18: The Supreme Court has set coming May 25 as the date for hearing on the case of Nepal Police DIG Nawaraj Silwal. The hearing was scheduled to take place today before an extended full bench including seven apex court judges. The hearing was postponed after it was…

05/18/2017

Sherpa appointed ambassador to Australia

Kathmandu, May 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday appointed Lucky Sherpa as the Ambassador to Australia on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. The Head of the State made the appointment in accordance with the article 282 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal, according to a communique issued…

05/18/2017

Cabinet meeting decides to accept Tharuhat Tarai-Madhes movement as political one

Kathmandu, May 18: The government has accepted the Tharuhat Tarai-Madhes movement as a political movement. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar today acknowledged the Madhes movement as a political one. It made a decision…

05/18/2017

UML standing committee: alteration in no of local level units unacceptable

Kathmandu, May 17: The main opposition CPN-UML has reiterated its demand to hold the second phase of local level elections without any alteration to the number of local level units. The standing committee meeting of the party chaired by Chairperson KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday decided to draw serious attention…

05/17/2017

Congress wins in Galkot municipality

Baglung, May 17: Nepali Congress has won the post of Mayor as well as deputy Mayor of Galkot municipality. In the vote count that concluded on Wednesday, NC's Bharat Gaire was elected the Mayor with 5,815 votes while Renuka Kaucha, also of NC won the post of deputy Mayor with…

05/17/2017

DPM Mahara returns to home

Kathmandu, May 17: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara returned to home Tuesday night after attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by China in Beijing. Speaking at a press conference at the VVIP Lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport after the arrival, DPM Mahara…

05/17/2017

President Bhandari arrives home

Kathmandu, May 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived home Tuesday evening by completing the four-day official visit to Sri Lanka. She had left for Sri Lanka at the invitation of her Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena on May 12. During a press meet organized at the VVIP lounge of Tribhuvan…

05/17/2017

Vote counting postponed in Kirtipur

Kathmandu, May 16: Vote counting in Kirtipur Municipality – which started on Sunday night – has been postponed due to a dispute between the political parties. The Nepali Congress supporters protested after CPN (UML) took the lead at ward no 2 of the municipality. The vote count was halted at…

05/16/2017

UML takes lead in KMC ward no 1

Kathmandu, May 15: The CPN-UML has taken lead in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) of Kathmandu district as the vote counting of the local level election held on May 14 is ongoing in Ward no. 1 since 12 noon today. The result shared at 5 pm since the vote count started…

05/15/2017

UML takes lead in KMC ward no 1

Kathmandu, May 15: The CPN-UML has taken lead in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) of Kathmandu district as the vote counting of the local level election held on May 14 is ongoing in Ward no. 1 since 12 noon today. The result shared at 5 pm since the vote count started…

05/15/2017

PM holds talks with RJP Nepal leaders

Kathmandu, May 15: A discussion has been held between Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leaders at former's official residence at Baluwatar today. According to PM's secretariat, the discussion was centred on passing the constitution amendment bill and holding second phase of local level elections by…

05/15/2017

UML activist killed, four injured in separate clash

Malekhu (Dhading), May 15: A CPN (UML) activist was killed on Sunday night at Pipalbhanjyang area of Jogimara, Rorang Village Council – 9. Laxman Chepang, 30, was beaten to death with a stick inside an under construction house. Police recovered his body covered with a tarpaulin sheet and zinc sheet.…

05/15/2017

UML – RPP alliance leading in Beni

Beni (Myagdi), May 15: The vote counting of the polling stations at Bhanu Secondary School and Ram Chandra Secondary School in Banepa – 1 of Beni Municipality has commenced. Of the total of 400 votes counted till now, the candidate from the CPN (UML) and RPP coalition is leading with…

05/15/2017

Vote counting underway in Jumla, Leading Nepali Congress

Jumla, May 15: The local level elections' vote counting is underway in Chandannath Municipality and the Patarasi, Hima, Kankasundari village councils here in the district. District's Chief Election Official, Basudev Neupane, confirmed the start of the counting of votes from a ward of the municipality. In the first round, 112…

05/15/2017

Nuwakot's 115 – year – old casts his vote

Nuwakot, May 14: A centenarian from the Kakani Village Council – 8, today cast his vote in the local level elections underway here in the district. 115 – year – old Batuli Lamichane cast his vote at the polling centre at Arunodaya Secondary School of Matra village with support of…

05/14/2017

Socket bomb found at mayoral candidate's residence in Gathaghar

Bhaktapur, May 14: A socket bomb was found within the premises of the residence of CPN (UML) mayoral candidate for Madhayapur Thimi Municipality this morning. The bomb wrapped in a black bag with a placard reading 'khatara' – meaning 'dangerous' in Nepali – was found at Madan Sundar Shrestha's residence…

05/14/2017

Maoist Centre candidate abducted

Chitwan, May 14: A CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate for the Rapti Municipality ward no 9 chair has been abducted by an unidentified group. The Centre has accused Biplov led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) cadres of being behind the abduction of its candidate, Prem Bahadur Rimal, last night. Maoist Centre's…

05/14/2017

PM says more votes will be cast than expected

Chitwan, May 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said the people are very much excited about participating in the first fully – powered local level elections taking place in Nepal. "I already made an appeal yesterday for extensive participation in voting as it is a historic election. From what…

05/14/2017

PM Dahal casts his vote

Chitwan, May 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today cast his vote in Bharatpur Metropolitan City under the first phase of the local level elections. PM Dahal cast his vote at the polling station set up at Sri Laxmi Secondary School premises at Bharatpur Metropolis – 4. The PM arrived…

05/14/2017

Voting commences under the first round of local polls

Kathmandu, May 14: The voting of the first round of the much – awaited local level elections taking place for the first time after Nepal became a federal democratic republic commenced at 7 am. After a long wait, patience and excitement, the people are exercising their franchise to make a…

05/14/2017

After 20 years, voters to vote for first phase local election

KATHMANDU, May 14: A total of 4,956,925 voters in 34 districts from Province 3, 4 and 6 are looking forward to cast their votes today after 7am in the morning for the first time in the history to elect their local rulers. According to Election Commission, there are 14,054,482 voters across…

05/14/2017

Chief Election Commissioner's message on eve of 1st phase local election

Kathmandu, May 13: Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the local level election will decide on the representatives of the local government beside the people's house, who will try to be companion at the times of their happiness and sorrow. He made this observation in a televised…

05/13/2017

President Bhandari appeals for making election a success

Kathmandu, May 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for making the local level election scheduled for Sunday, May 14, successful. Issuing a message to the voters on Saturday, on the eve of the Election Day, the President appealed for making the election successful in a peaceful manner. "This election…

05/13/2017

NA deals with presser cooker bomb hoax

Chitwan, May 13: A bomb hoax at Nepali Congress liaison office near Bharatpur's central bus terminal was dealt with by a Nepal Army bomb disposal squad this morning. The presser cooker found at the NA office at Saradpur of Bharatpur Metropolitan City – 9 was disposed of by the NA…

05/13/2017

Two pressure cooker bombs defused in Dhangadi downtown

Dhangadi, May 13: Nepal Army's bomb disposal squad today defused two bombs planted at two separate locations in Dhangadi Sub Metropolitan City. A presser cooker bomb with a placard reading 'khatara' and translated as 'dangerous' was found at Traffic Chauraha Bazaar in downtown Dhangadi while another presser cooker bomb wrapped…

05/13/2017

President on her way to Colombo

Thailand (Bangkok), May 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is on her way to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, after she departed from Bangkok, Thailand this morning. The President is on an official visit at the invitation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. President Bhandari will attend the United Nations…

05/13/2017

Rastriya Janata Party reaches at EC for party registration

Kathmandu, May 12: The Rastriya Janata Party has reached at Election Commission for the registration of the party in view of the election. The Party held a discussion with the Election Commission officials to this regard Friday. Party leader Manish Kumar Suman said although it was not possible for them…

05/12/2017

President Bhandari arrives in Bangkok

(Special Correspondent Shital Prasad Mahato) Thailand (Bangkok), May 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has arrived in Bangkok, Thailand today as part of her five-day official visit to Thailand and Sri Lanka. She landed at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The President is paying an official visit to Sri Lanka at…

05/12/2017

Bomb found at NC candidate's house

Waling, May 12: A bomb was found this morning at the house of Lal Gopal Aryal, a candidate from the Nepali Congress for the post of Mayor of Galyang Municipality in Syangja district. The members of the family informed the police after detecting the bomb wrapped in polythene. A bomb…

05/12/2017

Nepal signs MoU related to OBOR with China

Kathmandu, May 12: Nepal has signed in the 'One Belt One Road' concept, a development initiative introduced by China. Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong, in the presence of Foreign Minster Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) related to the…

05/12/2017

President Bhandari leaves on a five-day official visit to Sri Lanka

Kathmandu, May 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari this morning left for Bangkok, Thailand en route to Colombo as part of her five – day official visit to Sri Lanka. The President left at 10:15 pm for the visit taking place at the official invitation of her Sri Lankan counterpart, Maithripala…

05/12/2017

Cylinder bomb goes off near RPP leader's residence in Duwakot

Bhaktapur, May 12: An unidentified group this morning detonated a cylinder bomb at Duwakot of Changunarayan Municipality – 2, Bhaktapur. The bomb exploded at around 3 am in front of the residence of RPP leader Madhav Khatri, near the Kathmandu Medical College, Khatri said. Eight windowpanes in Khatri's house were…

05/12/2017

Several bombs planted at candidates' residences defused

Nawalparasi, May 12: With the local level polls just around the corner, security concerns here in Nawalparasi have dramatically shot up after bombs were found in the candidates' residences and at public places. Bombs have been planted at the residences of the political parties' candidates and public places prompting security…

05/12/2017

PM Dahal negotiations with the UML and Madhes-based parties

KATHMANDU, May 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has started negotiations with the main opposition CPN-UML and the agitating Madhes-based political parties. As Dahal is to hand over the government to Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba immediately after the May 14 local polls, he has intensified inter-party negotiations, seeking…

05/10/2017

PM, Speaker, Law Minister avoid tea reception hosted by CJ Karki

KATHMANDU, May 9: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Onsari Gharti, Law Minister Ajaya Shankar Nayak and Attorney General Raman Shrestha did not turn up at the tea reception on the Law Day hosted by Chief Justice Sushila Karki on the premises of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.  Karki had welcomed…

05/09/2017

Gachchhadar-led Nepal Democratic Forum joins govt.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Nepal Democratic Forum has joined the government. Chairperson of the party, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Development. According to the party chief whip,Yogendra Chaudhary, Gopal Dahit has been given the charge of Ministry of Land Reform and Management and vice…

05/08/2017

Govt to sign MoU of China-proposed OBOR project

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Nepal government has decided to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of One Belt One Road (OBOR) project proposed by China. A Cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar on Monday has decided to endorse the project that connects Nepal, India and Europe. The Cabinet has decided…

05/08/2017

House meeting postpones until May 18

KATHMANDU, May 7: The meeting of the Legislature Parliament, which was scheduled to be held on sunday has been postpone until May 18. Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar organised a press meeting at the Parliament building and informed that the House has been postponed.

05/07/2017

Supreme Court reinstates Chief Justice Karki

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the stakeholders not to move forward the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki and immediately reinstate her in the judiciary. Advocate Sunil Ranjan Singh on Wednesday had filed a writ petition, challenging the impeachment motion that the lawmakers of ruling Nepali Congress and CPN…

05/05/2017

Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat met Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI, May 5: Foreign Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat met with  External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj  on 5 May in New Delhi.    Both the Ministers discussed the recent developments in Nepal-India relations, particularly recent high-level bilateral exchanges and implementation of all ongoing bilateral economic and developmental cooperation projects. Both the Ministers reiterated…

05/05/2017

PM Dahal and CPN -UML Chief Oli discuss the current political situation

KATHMANDU, May 4: The meeting of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) were held today at the office of Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar to discuss the current political situation. At the meeting  CPN -UML Chief and CPN(Maoist Center) Chief and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal discussed the three issues- impeachment motion…

05/04/2017

PM will step down after first phase local polls: Khanal

KATHMANDU, May 4: A top aide to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba will become prime minister after the first phase local elections are held on May 14.Speaking at an interaction organized by the Reporters Club here on Wednesday, Chakra Pani Khanal,…

05/04/2017

Writ filed at Supreme Court against CJ impeachment motion

KATHMANDU, May 3: Advocate Sunil Ranjan Singh on Wednesday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, challenging the impeachment motion that the lawmakers of ruling Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre moved against Chief Justice Sushila Karki. In his writ, the petitioner has claimed that the motion has breached the Articles…

05/03/2017

Gachchhadar's NLP declines Dahal offer to join govt

KATHMANDU, May 3: Bijay Gachchhadar-led Nepal Loktantrik Party (NLP) has declined an offer by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to join the government, but said the party will continue its support to the coalition. After the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) withdrew support to the ruling coalition on Monday, Prime Minister Dahal…

05/03/2017

List of candidates for mayor and deputy mayor in 4 metropolises

KATHMANDU, May 2:  The registration of nomination papers has ended for the local poll in 283 local levels including metropolises, sub metropolises, municipalities and rural municipalities in province no 3, 4 and 6 on Tuesday.  The local level election is going to take place after 20 years with a new…

05/02/2017

Nomination process for local polls continue

KATHMANDU, May 2: Registration of nomination papers continue for the local poll in 283 local levels including metropolises, sub-metropolises, municipalities and rural municipalities in province no. 3, 4 and 6 today. The local level election is going to take place after 20 years with a new federal set up. As per…

05/02/2017

Impeachment motion planned attack on constitution: Yadav

KATHMANDU, May 2: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav has strongly criticized the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Center) for bringing the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki. Issuing a press statement Monday, Yadav has termed the act of the two major parties of the ruling alliance as…

05/02/2017

RPP quits government

KATHMANDU, May 1: Rastriya Prajatantra Party has decided to withdraw its support to the Pushpa Kamal Dahal led coalition government. According to central committee member Sushil Kumar Shrestha, the meeting of the Central Working Committee on Monday decided to withdraw the support to the government. Shrestha said that RPP is…

05/01/2017

President's best wishes on May Day

Kathmandu, May 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed confidence that the International Labour Day would unite all the working class people across the country in a thread of unity to collectively raise voice for their rights and freedom. In a message on the occasion of International Labour Day, President…

05/01/2017

PM's best wishes on May Day

Kathmandu, May 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has extended best wishes to the all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of International Workers' Day today. The Day also known as Labour Day in some countries is celebrated on May 1 every year to commemorate the moment of…

05/01/2017

EC urged to hold polls in fair and credible manner

KATHMANDU, May 1: Citizen's Campaign for Clean Election (CCCE) has urged the government and Election Commission (EC) to ensure full security, particularly in the country's southern plains, claiming that the security situation is not satisfactory in the region for the candidates as well as voters. Organizing a press conference in Kathmandu to…

05/01/2017

NC, Maoist Center register impeachment motion against CJ Karki

KATHMANDU, Apr. 30: Nepali Congress and CPN (Moist Center) lawmakers have registered impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki at Parliament Secretariat on Sunday. A group of lawmakers, including Nepali Congress Chief Whip Chinkaji Shrestha, Maoist Center's Chief Whip Tek Bahadur Basnet and Attorney General Raman Shrestha, reached at the…

04/30/2017

Dpm and Home Minister Nidhi resigned from post

KATHMANDU, Apr. 30: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi Has resigned from the post. Talking to Media, DPM Nidhi has informed that he has resigned from the post on Sunday. Nidhi led the Nepali Congress in the current ruling alliance.  

04/30/2017

Oppn asks PM for clear idea on revision planned on amendment bill

KATHMANDU, Apr. 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal urged opposition parties to support in endorsing the constitutional amendment bill with revision while opposition, including CPN-UML, urged PM to make them clear what revision would be made on the bill. Prime Minister Dahal held an all-party meeting at his official residence Baluwatar…

04/29/2017

PM calls all-party meet on Friday

KATHMANDU, Apr. 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has convened an all-party meeting on Friday in order to discuss the pressing issues such as local level elections and the constitution amendment. PM Dahal has invited all political parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament to attend the meeting to zero in on the…

04/28/2017

House resumes as govt backs out

KATHMANDU, Apr. 27: With the government agreeing to withdraw the decision to increase the number of local units in 11 tarai districts, the main opposition CPN-UML ended its obstruction of parliament on Wednesday evening, paving the way for deliberations on the constitution amendment bill tabled in the House. After brief…

04/27/2017

Artists' role crucial in local level election

Pokhara, Apr. 26: Parliamentary Development Committee Chairperson Rabindra Adhikari said that the artists would have crucial role to make the upcoming local level election a success. At a launching of polls-focused musical album in Pokhara on Tuesday, he stressed the special role of artists to educate voters through music and…

04/26/2017

Prime Minister Dahal speaks to India's PM Modi on telephone

KATHMANDU, Apr. 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ made a telephone call to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The two Prime Ministers discussed recent developments in Nepal-India relations, including the recently concluded highly successful State visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to India. Prime Minister Prachanda spoke about…

04/25/2017

DIG Silwal was only asked to record statement by probe committee: Nepal Police

KATHMANDU, Apr. 25: Nepal Police has said that DIG Nawaraj Silwal was only asked to record his statement at the headquarters following the directives from the Council of Ministers. Nepal Police issued a press statement on Tuesday and clarified the issue after its move to detain DIG Silwal for 10…

04/25/2017

SC orders to release DIG Silwal

KATHMANDU, Apr. 24: The Supreme Court has ordered to release DIG Nawaraj Silwal immediately. A single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki issued an order to release the detained DIG Silwal in the presence of his lawyer Shambhu Thapa and SC registrar Nrip Dhoj Niraula. Nepal Police has detained DIG…

04/24/2017

Result-oriented works carried out in every sector: PM Dahal

KATHMANDU, Apr. 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the incumbent government has been successful in carrying out result-oriented works in every sector.  In his address to the eighth Senate of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) here today, the Prime Minister who also serves as the Academy Chancellor…

04/24/2017

DPM Nidhi starts attending cabinet meeting

KATHMANDU, Apr. 24: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who had been skipping cabinet meetings over protocol row since two weeks, has started attending cabinet meeting from Sunday. According to his personal aides, Minister Nidhi started participating in the cabinet meeting at the request of his Party President Sher Bahadur…

04/24/2017

No agreement on polls, Yadav claims

BIRATNAGAR, Apr. 23: Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, said that no agreement was held between the government and the Madheshi Front regarding the local level polls.  Addressing a protest rally in Biratnagar on Sunday, Yadav claimed that terror was created in media with the news regarding the…

04/23/2017

विचार ः राष्ट्रपतिको भारत भ्रमणले आपसी विश्वास र सद्भाव थप उचाइमा – हरि प्रतिज्ञ

राष्ट्रपति विद्यादेवी भण्डारीको पाँचदिने राजकीय भारत भ्रमण दुई राष्ट्रको मित्रतालाई अरु प्रगाढ बनाउने गरी सम्पन्न भएको छ । भारतका राष्ट्रपति प्रणव मुखर्जीको निमन्त्रणामा नेपाली प्रतिनिधिमण्डलको नेतृत्व गर्दै राष्ट्रपति भण्डारी भारत जानुभएको थियो । उहाँको भ्रमण दुई दिन उच्चस्तरीय राजनीतिक र तीन दिन धार्मिक यात्रामा केन्द्रित रह्यो । भारतमा रहँदा राष्ट्रपति…

04/23/2017

Indian security officials committed to cooperating in Banke’s poll security arrangement

NEPALGUNJ, Apr. 23: A team led by Banke Chief District Officer (CDO) Rabi Lal Pantha on Saturday discussed with Indian border security officials about the security arrangement for the May 14 local level elections in Nepal. The discussion that took place in a bordering area of Bhagauda in Banke focused on…

04/23/2017

UDMF, govt ink deal to hold local polls in two phases

KATHMANDU, Apr. 23: The ruling alliance and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have reached an agreement to hold local-level elections in two phases. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar on Saturday evening took this decision to this effect after the government agreed to fulfill the demands of…

04/23/2017

Talks with Front will be decisive today: leader Singh

KATHMANDU, Apr. 22: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh today has said that the dialogue with Madhesi Front was positive.  Speaking in a greeting exchange programme organized by Mirmire Youth Society at Sinamangal in the capital on the occasion of Nepali New Year, leader Singh added that the Front was…

04/22/2017

President Bhandari returned home

KATHMANDU, Apr. 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari returned home on Friday evening after completing the five-day State visit to India. Upon her arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the Head-0f-the-State was welcomed at the VVIP longue by Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Onsari Gharti, Deputy Prime…

04/22/2017

UDMF agrees to participate in local polls

KATHMANDU, Apr. 21: The agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has agreed to participate in the upcoming local elections while the ruling alliance agreed to revise the constitution amendment bill tabled in the parliament. During a meeting between the ruling alliance and the UDMF at Prime Minister's official residence Baluwatar…

04/21/2017

11th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM) Held

KATHMANDU, Apr. 21: 11th Meeting of Nepal-India Joint Committee on Inundation and Flood Management (JCIFM) was held in Janakpur and Kathmandu from April 16-21.  The meeting began in Janakpur on April 16 followed by site visits to the Kamala, Baghmati and Lal Bakaya rivers on April 17-18.  Sites requiring urgent and critical…

04/21/2017

State visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to India : high-level exchanges between the two countries, and will further deepen the friendly and cooperative ties

KATHMANDU, Apr. 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is on a State visit to India from 17-21 April At the invitation of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee . This is the first State visit of the President Bhandari after assuming office of the President in October 2015. The President Bhandari is accompanied by…

04/21/2017

Printing of ballot papers, voter ID cards complete: EC

KATHMANDU, Apr. 21: The Election Commission (EC) has completed printing of ballot papers for all 75 districts as part of its final preparations to conduct the local elections on May 14 as announced by the government. The election body has already completed printing the voter ID and voter roll.  "We are…

04/21/2017

Six Madhesi parties merger to form Rastriya Janata Party

KATHMANDU, Apr. 20: Six Madhesi parties on Thursday underwent merger to form Rastriya Janata Party (RJP). The six parties that have merged into a single party include Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhesh Democratic Party (TMDP), Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhavana Party (SP), Mahendra Raya Yadav-led Terai Madhes Sadbhavana Party, Sarat Singh Bhandari-led National Madhesh Socialist Party…

04/20/2017

Five Madhesi parties reach merger agreement, party unification to be declared today

KATHMANDU, Apr. 20: After a series of discussions, five Madhesi parties making up a larger portion of Madhesi Front reached merger agreement on Wednesday night. They are set to declare party unification today, according to TMDM Vice-chairman Hridayash Tripathi. The five parties that have agreed to be unified into a single party…

04/20/2017

President’s visit to India has been very fruitful : Minister Mahat

KATHMANDU, Apr. 20: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to India has been very fruitful and significant. He said this talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport Wednesday upon his return from India. Mahat was a member of the high level delegation…

04/20/2017

Election historical opportunity for all parties: Home Minister

POKHARA, Apr. 19: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the upcoming local level elections were an historical opportunity for all political parties.  Speaking at the concluding session of the western-regional security symposium here Wednesday, he said the Government is ready to guarantee the security of…

04/19/2017

Mahato, Lekhi declare party unification

KATHMANDU, Apr. 18: Sadbhavana Party led by Rajendra Mahato and Nagarik Samajbadi Party led by Raj Kumar Lekhi declared unification on Tuesday. Issuing a 10-point agreement between Mahato and Lekhi amidst a program in the capital, the two parties declared unification. The unified party would also be called Sadbhavana Party…

04/18/2017

Official day of Prez Bhandari in New Delhi

KATHMANDU, Apr. 18: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is in 5-day state visit to India, was officially welcomed by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the forecourt of the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. Similarly, President Bhandari was called on by various…

04/18/2017

External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj calls onBidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Apr. 18: External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj calls on Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

04/18/2017

President Bhandari reaches New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Apr. 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari reaches New Delhi a While ago. The President arrived here on a five day official visit at the friendly invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. Indian Minister of state for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj was at the Indira Gandhi…

04/17/2017

“Mass media’s role important in elections”

KATHMANDU, Apr. 17: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has pointed out the need for making Radio Nepal stronger and competitive by strengthening of its managerial, technological and administrative mechanism. Inaugurating a two-day long training on local polls and mass media in the Radio Nepal premises on Sunday, CEC Yadav said that…

04/17/2017

Public holiday on Monday as President is leaving for India

KATHMANDU, Apr. 16: The government has announced public holiday on Monday as President Bidya Devi Bhandari is embarking on her five-day state visit to India. A meeting of the Cabinet, held at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar on Sunday, endorsed the President’s state visit and decided to observe the public…

04/16/2017

Madhesi parties decide to foil local level elections

KATHMANDU, Apr. 15: The alliance of Madhesi parties on Saturday decided to foil the local level elections scheduled for May 14. Leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front s well as Federal Democratic Alliance constituents held a meeting in Kathmandu today to prepare their anti-election strategy. The parties will resume…

04/15/2017

President Bhandari calls for elections friendly environment

ITAHARI, Apr. 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari urged political parties and the government to create an environment to hold local level elections on May 14 in a fearless situation. She said that the local election to be held in almost two decades is not only a happy moment for people…

04/14/2017

SC orders police to arrest murder-convict Dungel within 7 days

KATHMANDU, Apr. 14: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the police to arrest fugitive murder-convict Balkrishna Dhungel within seven days and present him before the prison authority concerned. Acting on a writ petition filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi, a single bench of justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai issued an arrest warrant against…

04/14/2017

UDMF rejects new amendment bill

KATHMANDU, Apr. 13: In a major setback to the government's latest attempt to bring the agitating Madhes-based parties on board the election process, the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) Wednesday refused to own the new constitution amendment bill registered in parliament. The UDMF said the new bill still falls short of…

04/13/2017

SC denies issuing stay order on Silwal’s petition

KATHMANDU, Apr. 12: The Supreme Court has denied issuing stay order on the writ petition of DIG Nawaraj Silwal against the appointment of Prakash Aryal as the Inspector General of Police (IGP). A single bench of Justice Ishwor Khatiwada, however, has issued a show cause notice to the government on the…

04/12/2017

Constitution amendment bill: proposal for federal commission

Kathmandu, Apr. 12: A federal commission has been proposed in the constitution amendment bill that the government registered at the Legislature-Parliament secretariat on Tuesday. The proposal for the federal commission has been made as per Article 287 of the Constitution. It replaces the provision in the previous bill to make…

04/12/2017

Nawaraj Silwal challenges IGP appointment once again

KATHMANDU, Apr. 11: Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police Nawaraj Silwal has once again moved the court to challenge the government decision on the Nepal Police chief’s appointment. Silwal, who was one of the four contenders, filed a writ at the Supreme Court, seeking revocation of the Cabinet decision on…

04/11/2017

Govt registers new statute amendment bill

KATHMANDU, Apr. 11: The government has registered a new constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat on Tuesday.  After withdrawing the earlier bill tabled in Parliament, the government registered the new bill at the Parliament Secretariat today.  According to the new amendment bill, the government can form a federal commission to…

04/11/2017

'Pancheswor Multi-Purpose Project to take pace'

Kathmandu, Apr. 11: CPN-UML leader Madhav kumar Nepal has expressed his confidence that Nepal-India bilateral initiatives including Pancheswor Multi-Purpose Project along with other agreements and treaties would take momentum during the tenure of Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. At a courtesy meet held at leader Nepal's residence Monday…

04/11/2017

Nepal Police chief Prakash Aryal assumes office

KATHMANDU, Apr. 11: Inspector General of Nepal Police Prakash Aryal assumed his office at the Nepal Police headquarters after Home Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi conferred the insignia on him at the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday midnight. Earlier, a meeting of the Cabinet had decided to elevate Deputy Inspector…

04/11/2017

Govt promotes DIG Aryal to Nepal Police IGP

KATHMANDU, Apr. 10: Government has promoted DIG Prakash Aryal as the new Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP). The meeting of Councils of Ministers on Monday took the decision to promote Aryal as the new IGP based on the performance evaluation of last four years. The government took the decision…

04/10/2017

New constitution amendment proposal of national unity will be registered: PM Dahal

KATHMANDU, Apr. 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal  has said that a new proposal on constitution amendment of national unity would be registered at the Parliament, which would be acceptable to Madhes-based parties and main opposition party.  Addressing the 19th anniversary of the Reporters' Club Nepal here today, Prime Minister…

04/08/2017

Temporary police selected in 74 districts

KATHMANDU, Apr. 7: Nepal Police has hired 74, 500 temporary police to be mobilized during the upcoming local level elections scheduled to take place on May 14. Police headquarters informed Friday that the new recruits, including 13, 300 women, would be deputed across the country after providing required training.  Senior Superintendent…

04/08/2017

PM Prachanda will remain in post until budget: leader Pun

  TILOTTAMA, Apr. 7: Former Finance Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) leader Barshaman Pun has said the incumbent government will bring the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Center province no. 5 chapter in Butwal today, he said Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal…

04/07/2017

EPG on Nepal-India Relations meet ends ‘on positive note’

KATHMANDU, Apr. 7: The third meeting of the Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations ended “on positive note” in Kathmandu on Thursday. The bilateral meeting, however, could not yield any concrete fruit, according to the sources. The two-day meeting discussed all agendas listed for the same including the 1950 Peace…

04/07/2017

DPM Nidhi in mood to step down; calls emergency meet with NC ministers

KATHMANDU, Apr. 7: Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi has called an emergency meeting with the ministers in the government representing the Nepali Congress on thursday evening. According to a source privy to the meeting, DPM Nidhi floated an agenda about his resignation from the…

04/07/2017

CEC Yadav urges government to take prompt decision on Madhes issue

KATHMANDU, Apr. 6: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has urged the government to reach to a concrete decision as soon as possible on the problem that has been voiced in the Madhes regarding the election.  Addressing the two-day Training of Trainers on election management and conduction the Election…

04/06/2017

Ministers now allowed to attend party program

Kathmandu, Apr. 6: Government ministers are now allowed to attend the programmes organised by their respective political parties. However, they will not be allowed to do so, using government vehicles. The meeting of the Election Commission on Wednesday decided to ease the rule that earlier limited the ministers to the…

04/06/2017

Nepali Congress consults veterans on poll mobilisation

KATHMANDU, Apr. 6 : Nepali Congress on Wednesday consulted former ambassadors, former bureaucrats and former security officials loyal to the party on preparations for the upcoming local level elections. The Central Election Mobilisation Committee headed by party’s senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel held the consultation at the party’s central office in Sanepa…

04/06/2017

Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations meet begins

KATHMANDU, Apr. 5: The third meeting of Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations has begun in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The meeting would discuss various issues on bilateral relations including the revision of 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty. There are Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, Nilamber Acharya, Rajan Bhattarai and Surya Nath Upadhyay…

04/05/2017

Deuba assures support to Bhattarai on election symbol

KATHMANDU, Apr. 5: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday assured Naya Shakti Party Nepal Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai that he would take initiatives to allow all parties get their own election symbols for the upcoming local level elections. While the Local Level Elections Act has allowed parties represented in the…

04/05/2017

President stresses harmonious relations among SAARC member states

KATHMANDU, Apri. 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the media outlets should play constructive role to further strengthen the ties and for harmonious relations among the SAARC member states.  At a meeting with a team of journalists and professors from India in Sheetal Niwas on Tuesday, President Bhandari…

04/05/2017

No election without amendment: Chairman Yadav

Lahan, Apr. 5: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said election would not be held without amending the constitution. During a mass meeting organized by the party here Tuesday, Chairman Yadav said election was impossible at present circumstances, and country would face more challenges if coercive…

04/05/2017

Nepal's constitution adopts inclusive provisions for equality: Speaker

KATHMANDU, Apr. 3: Speaker Onsari Gharti has said the Nepal's constitution has granted opportunities for equality to all Nepali citizens.  Taking part Sunday in the General Debate on "Redressing Inequalities: Delivering on Dignity and Well-Being for All" under the 136th Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh…

04/03/2017

Discard any doubt over election: DPM Thapa

Phalebash (Parbat), Apr. 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa, today said the local elections will be held in a single phase across the country on May 14. During a meeting with the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) cadres this morning at…

04/03/2017

Police detain Bhattarai among dozens from demo outside EC

KATHMANDU, Apr. 2: Police have detained Naya Shakti Party Nepal Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai among other leaders of fringe parties while they were staging a protest in front of the Election Commission Office at Kantipath on Sunday. Other arrestees include Parashu Ram Tamang and Hisila Yami of the NSPN and CP Gajurel…

04/02/2017

सशस्त्रमा एआईजीका लागि तीनजनाको नाम सिफारिस

काठमाडौं, चैत १९ । गृह मन्त्रालयले सशस्त्र प्रहरी बलको अतिरिक्त महानिरीक्षक (एआईजी) का लागि तीनजना डीआईजीको नाम सिफारिस गरेको छ । सिफारिसमा पर्नेमा डीआईजी पुष्पराम केसी, नारायणबाबु थापा र रामशरण पौडेल छन् । यी तीनैजना नेपाल प्रहरीबाट आएका हुन् । सेनाबाट आएका उत्तम खड्का र पुष्पराम केसी भने परेनन् । बढुवा समितिको शुक्रबारको…

04/01/2017

Ruling parties decide to bring new amendment proposal to convince Morcha

KATHMANDU, Apr. 1: Ruling parties on Friday have decided to put the stalled amendment proposal on hold and bring a new one to bring the agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha on board the local level elections slated for May 14. Ruling parties made the decision during a meeting held with…

04/01/2017

Indian Army Chief Rawat returns home

KATHMANDU, Apr. 1: Visiting Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat returned to New Delhi after completing a four-day visit to Nepal on Friday.He had arrived here on March 18 at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Rajendra Chhetri. President Bidya Devi Bhandari had conferred the rank of honorary General of…

04/01/2017

EC apprises President on election preparations

KATHMANDU, MAR. 31: Election Commission on Friday apprised President Bidya Devi Bhandari about its preparations made so far for holding local level elections on May 14. In a meeting with the President Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav briefed the head-of-the-state that they have completed almost…

03/31/2017

Naya Shakti Nepal formed committees for upcoming elections

KATHMANDU, Mar. 31: Naya Shakti Nepal has formed seven committees to prepare the party for the upcoming elections, but has said that it will not take part in the polls unless the conditions it has set are addressed. Putting forth seven conditions for participating in the polls, the party has said that…

03/31/2017

MPRF (D) to withdraw support to government

KATHMANDU, Mar. 30: One of the alliances of the government, Madheshi People's Right Forum (Democratic) has decided to withdraw the support to the government. The two-day Central Working Committee meeting of the party decided to pull back the support to the government accusing the government for ignoring the demands related to the…

03/30/2017

New Indian envoy Puri pays courtesy call on PM Dahal

KATHMANDU, Mar. 30: India's new ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.  During the meeting held at the PM's official residence, Baluwatar, PM Dahal, stating that Nepal and India have close relations, wished for a successful tenure of the Indian…

03/30/2017

Decision on polling stations in six districts of Province 2 after April 2

Kathmandu, Mar. 30: The Election Commission wednesday said that it would take a new decision on polling stations in six districts of Province 2 that had failed to forge consensus on polling stations for local level elections slated for May 14. The election body, which had asked all districts to send…

03/30/2017

Jajarkot tense after murder of NC leader

JAJARKOT, Mar. 30: Locals enforced a banda (general strike) in Jajarkot on Wednesday, demanding legal action against the killers of Rabindra Shumsher Shah, a leader of Nepali Congress (NC) in the district.A day after Shah's murder, locals came to the district headquarters, Khalanga, and protested against the local administration. Schools, markets…

03/30/2017

Visit of Gen. Bipin Rawat, CoAS, Indian Army

KATHMANDU, Mar. 29: Chief of Army Staff of India, Gen. Bipin Rawat arrived in Nepal on a 4-day visit on 28thMarch.  Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri hosted a welcome Luncheon at India House on his arrival which was attended by senior officers of the Nepal Army including…

03/30/2017

PM Dahal returns from China visit

KATHMANDU, Mar. 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has returned to Nepal today morning after completing an official visit to the northern neighbor China. Talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA), Prime Minister Dahal has described the visit as being successful. He said Chinese president would visit Nepal soon. The visit…

03/29/2017

Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill registered at parliament

KATHMANDU, Mar. 29: The government is forming an independent commission to facilitate electricity generation, transmission and trade, as well as regulate the overall electricity sector.Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma registered Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill 2017 at the parliament secretariat on Tuesday, which will pave way for the formation of the commission.The…

03/29/2017

Indian Ambassador Puri calls on DPM Nidhi

KATHMANDU, Mar. 28: Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri called on Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi at the latter’s office in Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday. The duo held discussion on bilateral relationship between Nepal and India and the current political situation in Nepal, the DPM’s secretariat said in a…

03/28/2017

UDMF sets terms for softening demarcation demand

KATHMANDU, MAR. 28: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is ready to back down for now from its demand on province demarcations if the major three parties reciprocated its calls for a powerful federal commission, several UDMF leaders involved in talks with the major parties said Tuesday, signaling some progress in…

03/28/2017

New Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri calls on Oli

KATHMANDU, Mar. 27: The newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri paid a courtesy call on CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, in Kathmandu on Monday. In the meeting held at the party’s Parliamentary Party Office at Singhadarbar, the duo discussed mutual interests and continuity of the historical relations between…

03/27/2017

PM Dahal meets President Xi

KATHMADU, Mar. 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has paid a courtesy call to the Chinese President Xi Jingping on Monday. After the meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, PM Dahal said that the meeting with the President Xi was very fruitful and productive one. Expressing…

03/27/2017

Time for people's revolution: Yadav

RAJBIRAJ, Mar. 27: Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav said it was time for people's revolution after the government refused to heed to their peaceful protests and instead went on a killing spree of innocent citizens. Addressing a mass assembly in Saptari district on Sunday, Yadav blamed the government…

03/27/2017

New Indian Ambassador to Nepal presents credentials to President

KATHMANDU, Mar. 26: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri presented his credentials to the President Bidya Devi Bhandari at a ceremony held at President's Office, Sheetal Niwas, on Sunday. Puri arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday. Ambassador Puri is the 24th Ambassador of India to Nepal. India on March 1…

03/26/2017

PM Dahal in Beijing

KATHMANDU, Mar. 26: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reached the Chinese capital Beijing after attending the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in Boao, Hainan province of China on Saturday. He is on a week-long official visit to China. PM Dahal was received at the Beijing airport by a member…

03/26/2017

Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal

KATHMANDU, Mar. 25: Newly appointed Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday.  Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal on 25th March, 2017. He will present his letter of credence to the President of Nepal  Bidya Devi Bhandari on 26th March…

03/25/2017

Amend statute before polls, says Mahato

Janakpurdham, Mar. 25 Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato today said the constitution should be amended before holding local level elections. Talking to mediapersons at Janakpur airport, Mahato said, “Constitution amendment will create conducive environment for the local elections.” He clarified that the United Democratic Madhesi Front would not sign any…

03/25/2017

PM Dahal leaves for China

KATHMANDU, Mar. 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for a week-long visit to China Thursday evening, exactly a year after Nepal signed a 10-point agreement with the northern neighbor during the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit.In a meeting with former prime ministers, former foreign and finance ministers…

03/24/2017

No bilateral agreement during PM’s China trip, says Mahat

KATHMANDU, Mar. 22: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat said no any bilateral agreement or treaty would be signed with China during the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to the northern neighbour beginning tomorrow. Organising a press conference in Kathmandu today, the Foreign Minister said Nepal would put…

03/22/2017

SC verdict opens way to pick IGP based on score

Kathmandu, Mar. 22: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a verdict to pick Inspector General of Police (IGP) from among the existing DIGs on the basis of eligibility and appraisal of four-year past performance. The certiorari order of the apex court scrapped the government's decision to promote DIG Jaya Banadur…

03/22/2017

Applauding Nepali hospitality Prince Harry urges people to visit Nepal

KATHMANDU, Mar. 21: Prince Harry of Wales has expressed his hope that more people will visit to Nepal to experience a truly captivating country. Addressing at the Nepal Bicentennial Reception in London on Monday night (Nepali time), Prince Harry shared his experience of visiting Nepal exactly a year ago. "I…

03/21/2017

UDMF, FA boycotts today’s house meeting

KATHMANDU, Mar. 20: The United Democratic Madhesi Front, an alliance of various Madhes-centric parties, has boycotted today’s parliament meeting. Lawmaker Dimpal Kumari Jha, speaking in the outset of the meeting from the UDMF side, urged the government to form a probe committee to investigate into Saptari and Kanchanpur incidents occurred some…

03/20/2017

Ball in Nepali Congress’s court for alliance or unification: Gachhadar

BIRATNAGAR, Mar. 20: Madhesi Janadhikari Forum-Democratic’s Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has insisted on the creation of an atmosphere conducive to all political parties to take part in the local level elections. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport Sunday, leader Gachhadar stressed that all political parties should participate in the local…

03/20/2017

Multi-national military exercise begins from today

KATHMANDU, Mar. 20: Military personnel from various 28 countries are participating in the Exercise Shanti Prayas (i.e. peace endeavors) III being held at Birendra Peace Operations Training Center (BPOTC) in Paanchkhal, Kavre.The multi-national military exercise co-sponsored by Nepal Army and US Army's Pacific Command will last for 14 days beginning Monday.…

03/20/2017

Hearing on IGP case continues

KATHMANDU, Mar. 19: Hearing on the writ petitions related to Nepal Police IGP appointment row could not conclude on Sunday at the full-bench in Supreme Court. A full-bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justices Hari Krishna Karki, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, Aananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Sinha stated hearings…

03/19/2017

No election if federal delineation is ignored : Yadav

RAUTAHAT, Mar. 19: Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSF-N) has accused the government for ignoring the demand of Madheshi, indigenous, Dalit, marginalized and backward community and being reluctant for the constitution amendment.  Speaking at the press meet in Gaur on Saturday, Yadav rejected the constitution amendment without incorporating the…

03/19/2017

Local level implementation team formed

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: The government has formed a four-member team for the implementation of local level. The government came up with a team headed by Joint Secretary of Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD), Resmi Raj Pandey. The committee was formed to take stock the devolution of authority…

03/18/2017

NC CWC meeting on March 23

Kathmandu, Mar. 18: The Nepali Congress is to hold its central working committee meeting at party central office, Sanepa, on March 23. Chief Secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel informed that the meeting would discuss contemporary issues as constitution amendment and local level election. The NC leadership has been criticized for not…

03/18/2017

Indian PM Modi ready to action against the Kanchanpur guilty

KATHMANDU, Mar. 18: Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at latter's official residence at Lok Kalyan Marga in New Delhi. According to Nidhi's secretariat, DPM Nidhi, who is also the Minister for Home Affairs, discussed about the Kanchanpur incident with the Indian…

03/18/2017

DPM Nidhi raises Kanchanpur incident during meeting with Indian counterpart

DELHI, Mar. 16: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi, who is currently in India, has held talks with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh. In the meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs at North Block on Thursday morning,  Minister Nidhi drew Singh’s attention toward the…

03/16/2017

Minister for Women, Children and Women attends the 61st session of the CSW

KATHMANDU, Mar. 16: Hon  Mr  Kumar Khadka, Minister for Women, Children and Social Affairs, delivered a speech at the 61st session of the commission on the status of women (CSW) held at the United Nations headquarters, New York on March 15. “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work” is…

03/16/2017

PM formally announces 744 local units operational

KATHMANDU, Mar. 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday formally announced that the newly-delineated 744 local units have become functional across the country from this day. Although the announcement was made Tuesday, some of the local units have started working from Monday itself as the government has already published all…

03/15/2017

Madhesi parties withdraw support to Dahal-led coalition govt

KATHMANDU, Mar. 15: The United Democratic Madhesi Front, has announced that the Madhesi parties affiliated with it were withdrawing their support to the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led coalition government. On March 8, the UDMF had served a seven-day ultimatum to the Prime Minister to meet their demands including revocation of decision to…

03/15/2017

DPM Nidhi meets India’s ex-PM Singh in New Delhi

KATHMANDU, Mar. 15: Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs met the former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the latter’s residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. On the occasion, both the leaders held discussion on Nepal’s peace process, development and existing relations between the two nations, a statement…

03/15/2017

UML cadres clash with UDMF cadres; 2 held

KOHALPUR, Mar. 14: Tension flared in Sonapur after the CPN-UML cadres encountered with the agitating cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) along the Bardiya-Sonapur road section in Banke district on Tuesday.  The UML cadres participating in the Mechi-Mahakali National Campaign encountered with the UDMF cadres at Sonapur. The…

03/14/2017

RPP to quit govt if existing amendment bill put to vote: Thapa

KATHMANDU, Mar. 14: Ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said that his party will not vote for constitution amendment bill registered by the government in the parliament.  Thapa, the chief of the third largest party in the ruling coalition with 37 votes in parliament, further…

03/14/2017

Lohani quits RPP

KATHMANDU, Mar. 12:  Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) leader Prakash Chandra Lohani decided to quit the party expressing dissatisfaction over the working style of newly elected chairman Kamal Thapa. Writing to the chairman Thapa, Lohani has expressed serious dissatisfaction over the working style of chairman Thapa. Lohani has accused Thapa of…

03/12/2017

Nepali Congress to hold talks with UDMF to save ruling coalition

KATHMANDU, Mar. 12: The largest party Nepali Congress said on Saturday that it will take an initiative to convince the United Democratic Madhesi Front to continue providing Madhesi parties’ support to the government in order to save the ruling coalition. A meeting of the party’s office-bearers decided to hold talks with…

03/12/2017

Federal setup with 744 local units enforced: DPM Thapa

KATHMANDU, Mar. 11: The 744 local units delineated under the new federal setup have come into effect from Friday, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa.As the ministry published the details of the 744 units in Nepal Gazette on Friday, the new local structures…

03/11/2017

Doval calls PM Dahal regarding Kanchanpur incident

KATHMANDU, Mar. 10: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Security Advisor Ajit Doval made a telephone call to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and expressed grief over the death of a Nepali citizen in the Kanchanpur incident. Advisor Doval called PM Dahal at 2pm today and expressed condolences to the family…

03/10/2017

Impact of general strike significant

KATHMANDU, Mar. 10: The general strike imposed by Federal Alliance has significantly affected the normal lives througout the country. In the Terai region, the impact of strike has been more significant than in other parts of the country.  In the Terai districts,  the shops, schools and colleges are completely closed due…

03/10/2017

India denies incident of firing by SSB

KATHMANDU, Mar. 10: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has denied that there was incident of firing by SSB in Kanchanpur border. "It is categorically denied that there was any incident of firing by SSB near the border at Aananda Bazaar, Kanchanpur," the embassy tweeted. Govinda Gautam, a local of Anandabazar of…

03/10/2017

EC now at point of no return: CEC Yadav

KATHMANDU, Mar. 9: Amid speculation  whether the ongoing tensions in the southern region of the country could affect the  local elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday said  preparations have now reached a point of no return.  Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said the election body will not back away…

03/09/2017

'Exemplary leadership role by women in Nepal'

Kathmandu, Mar. 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that women's participation and leadership in the political, economic and social transformation sectors of Nepal was an example in the world. In a message today on the occasion of the International Women's Day, Prime Minister Dahal said, "The leadership…

03/08/2017

Govt replaces Saptari CDO, SPs of Nepal Police and APF

KATHMANDU, Mar. 8: The government has replaced top security officials in Saptari, including  the Chief District Officer, in the wake of death of three protesters during the United Democratic Madhesi Front’s attempt to disrupt CPN-UML’s programme near Rajbiraj. The Home Ministry had recalled CDO Uddhav Timilsina, Nepal Police’s SP Dibas Lohani and Armed Police Force’s…

03/08/2017

Indefinite curfew in Saptari district HQs, adjoining areas

RAJBIRAJ, Mar. 7: The District Administration Office has clamped an indefinite curfew in the district headquarters Rajbiraj and adjoining areas from 2:30 pm today. The prohibitory order was issued as the cadres and supporters of United Democratic Madhesi Front turned violent during an indefinite general shutdown that they called in the district…

03/07/2017

Election fever heats up parties in Banke

Nepalgunj, Mar. 7: The political parties in Banke district are getting heated up with the prospect of local level elections the government recently announced it will hold on May 4. The district leaders and party cadres have started fanning out into the villages and towns armed with the slogans and…

03/07/2017

UDMF claims 4 killed in Saptari police firing, calls indefinite strike

RAJBIRAJ, Mar. 7: United Democratic Madhesi Front claimed that four persons were killed in the police firing in Saptari on Monday. Police administration, on the other hand, put the casualty at one only. The UDMF’s Saptari leaders said Ranjan Mehta, Digambar Yadav, Pitambar Mandal and Ananda Morcha lost their life in…

03/07/2017

Oli, other leaders shelter in APF Camp, Barmajhiya over security reason

LAHAN, Mar. 6:  After the death of a cadre of United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) in Saptari,during the mass meeting of CPN-UML, as a part of Mechi-Mahakali Campaign, former Prime Minister and Chairman of the party KP Sharma Oli and other top leaders  have been shifted to Barmajhiya based Armed…

03/06/2017

EC urges to abide by code of conduct

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the Prime Minister to get prior approval from the Election Commission while using private helicopter in course of political activities.   A meeting of the EC held on Sunday decided to issue directives to the Office of the Prime Minister and…

03/06/2017

Unit of local bodies to be 744

Kathmandu, Mar. 6: The government has determined a total of 744 local units in the country. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held Sunday evening decided to fix the number of local units with slight revision in the report submitted by the Local Level Restructuring Commission, said Minister for…

03/06/2017

Polls impossible unless Madhesi, Janajatis are accommodated: Dr Bhattarai

JANAKPUR, Mar. 5: Naya Shakti Party Nepal coordinator Dr. Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday viewed that the election date set by the government was a ploy to put local people in the dark. The polls would be meaningless unless an environment is created for Madhesi, Janajatis and indigenous nationalities to join…

03/05/2017

President to visit India soon: Envoy Upadhyaya

KATHMANDU, Mar. 4: Nepali ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari will 'soon' travel to India on a state visit.  Addressing an interaction organized by Reporters' Club in Kathmandu on Friday, Ambassador Upadhyay said both the countries are currently working to fix the date for…

03/04/2017

SC seeks written report on poll preparations

KATHMANDU, Mar. 3: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered the government to furnish a written statement about the government's preparations for holding all three tiers of elections by January 21, 2018 in line with the provisions of the new constitution. Responding to a writ petition filed by Advocate Chandra Kanta…

03/03/2017

India's Finance Minister in capital

Kathmandu, Mar. 2: India's Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley arrived here this afternoon in connection to a two-day official visit at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara. Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi, Nepal's Ambassador for India Deep Kumar Upadhyay, the representative from the Indian…

03/02/2017

Manjeev Singh Puri named new Indian Ambassador to Nepal

KATHMANDU, Mar. 1: India has named Manjeev Singh Puri, currently its Ambassador to Belgium, as its next envoy to Nepal and has informed Nepal government about it.  The Indian government on Wednesday wrote to Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affiars informing Puri's confirmation as new Indian ambassador to Nepal, Foreign Ministry…

03/01/2017

Indian, Chinese envoys call on PM

KATHMANDU, Mar. 1: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday morning as he prepares to return home after completing his assignment in Nepal. According to the Prime Minister's Secretariat, Prime Minister Dahal thanked Ambassador Rae for maintaining effective and balanced…

03/01/2017

Fulfill 6 conditions before polls: Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Mar. 1: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Baburam Bhattarai has said that six conditions should be fulfilled for holding elections. The former prime minister has said that resolution of the issue of constitution amendment bill, which is in parliament, should be the first condition to hold elections. “The election-related…

03/01/2017

Election a chance for Madhes to express grievances: PM

KATHMANDU, Mar. 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the Madhesi people to utilize the upcoming local level election as an opportunity to express their grievances. Addressing the nation on Tuesday, a week after the government announced the date for local polls which are being held after a gap of…

03/01/2017

Government's top job is to implement constitution: Minister Giri

Dang, Feb. 28: Minister for Irrigation, Deepak Giri, has insisted that the government's top job is to implement the constitution. At an interaction programme organized by Nepali Congress Dhanauri Village Unit Committee, Dang on Monday, Minister Giri said the government announced the local body elections as the first step towards…

02/28/2017

EC urges parties to register for participation in election by March 1

Kathmandu, Feb. 27: The Election Commission (EC) has urged all political parties to register the parties' names for the participation in the election by March 1.  The EC, through a public notice stated Sunday that any political party shall submit the details mentioning party's name, address of central office, number…

02/27/2017

India always in favour of Nepal's development: Ambassador Rae

KATHMANDU, Feb. 26: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, has said that India is always in favour of economic, social and cultural as well as infrastructure development of Nepal.  Speaking at a farewell programme in honour of Ambassador Rae organised by Niti Foundation, Nepal here on Saturday, the Indian Ambassador…

02/26/2017

Students' protest upsets FSU candidate nomination process

Kathmandu, Feb. 26: The Free Student Union (FSU) elections' candidate nomination process on Saturday took an unexpected turn following different student unions' protests at the Tribhuvan University and its affiliate campuses. The nominations were filed at a measly 21 campuses out of a total of 60 campuses affiliated to the…

02/26/2017

Foreign Minister Mahat to attend UNHRC session in Geneva

KATHMANDU, Feb. 25: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat is leaving for Geneva Saturday to participate in the High Level Segment of the thirty-fourth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to be held from 27 February to 3 March, 2017.  Minister Mahat is leading a Nepali…

02/25/2017

Sharma elected FNJ Salyan President

Salyan, Feb. 25: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) District Chapter in Salyan has unanimously elected Pratik Ichuk Sharma as its President. The FNJ Chapter's 4th District Convention elected Sharma, who is also a central member of Press Centre Nepal. He had the backing of all four journalists' organizations in…

02/25/2017

Local poll after constitution amendment: Naya Shakti

KATHMANDU, Feb. 25: Naya Shakti Party has ruled out the possibility of holding local polls.  Party spokesperson Khim Lal Devkota in a press meet here Friday, said that there was no chance of holding election as local levels were yet to be finalized and constitution amendment bill was still to…

02/25/2017

India bears no malice towards Nepal, says Rae

Kathmandu, Feb. 24: Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae said India was doing everything in Nepal with good intention and without any malice towards Nepal. Addressing a farewell programme organised by Gajendra Narayan Singh Lok Kalyankari Pratishthan here thursday, Ambassador Rae said those who accused India of micro-managing Nepal or…

02/24/2017

Big 3 must together address Madhes concerns: Experts

KATHMANDU, Feb. 24: After months of obstruction by various opposition parties including the CPN-UML, parliament on Thursday was able to hold deliberations on the seven-point amendment bill that was tabled earlier.  But as the agitating Madhes-based political parties have maintained that the bill must be passed with revisions to ensure their…

02/24/2017

House provides 72 hrs to register further amendments on statute amendment bill

KATHMANDU, Feb. 23: Parliament has decided to provide 72 hours to lawmakers to register further amendments on the Constitution Amendment Bill tabled in the House. Following discussion on the principles of the amendment bill on Thursday, the Parliament decided to ask lawmakers to bring their proposals of further amendments in…

02/23/2017

General strike disrupts normal life in Morang

Biratnagar, Feb. 22: Normal life has been disrupted in Morang with the general strike called by United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). The long and short route vehicles have stayed off the road while motorbikes and CT Safari vehicles are seen plying the roads in less number. The general strike has…

02/22/2017

Election code of conduct kicks in next week

KATHMANDU, Feb. 22: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to enforce the election code of conduct from next week, barring the government from promoting and transferring its officials and bringing new development projects, among other things. A board meeting of the EC has decided to enforce the code of conduct after revising…

02/22/2017

Local polls at last after 20 years

KATHMANDU, Feb. 21: With the government deciding to hold local elections on May 14, the country is now set to witness a local polls after a hiatus of 20 years. A cabinet meeting held on Monday evening at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar decided to hold the local level poll…

02/21/2017

PM Dahal vows to mobilize pvt sector for bridging infrastructure gap

KATHMANDU, Feb. 20: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday said that lack of basic infrastructure has directly hurt development activities in the country and vowed to mobilize the private sector as an indispensable partner to bridge the infrastructure gap. Addressing the inaugural plenary of two-day 'Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2017' organized by…

02/20/2017

Ruling parties decide to announce local poll soon

Kathmandu, Feb. 19: The government has decided to announce the date for local polls soon. A meeting of the ruling parties held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today to discuss about the date for election and other contemporary issues decided in this regard. As part…

02/19/2017

No alternative to election, Sitaula says

JHAPA, Feb. 19: Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has said that there was no alternative to holding election to end the existing deadlock.  Inaugurating the seventh district convention of Nepal Civil Servants Union (Organization) Jhapa district committee in Chandragadhi Saturday, Sitaula said, "The government employees should be ready to…

02/19/2017

PM Prachanda's consultations with UDMF leaders fail to produce results

Kathmandu, Feb. 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' held consultation with the United Democratic Madhesi Front over various issues including local poll and constitution amendment on Saturday.  Prime Minister Prachanda held discussions with the leaders of UDMF calling them to his official residence at Baluwatar. However, the meeting could…

02/18/2017

Former royal couple in Chitwan for Queen’s birthday celebration

CHITWAN, Feb. 18: Former King Gyanendra Shah and Queen Komal Shah reached Meghauli of Chitwan on Friday, reportedly to celebrate the 66th birthday of the Queen. The former royal couple would be staying at the local Barahi Hotel tonight. Meanwhile, members of the public gathered in Chaubiskothi of Bharatpur to welcome the…

02/18/2017

Polls before monsoon at any cost: PM

KATHMANDU, Feb. 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday urged the Election Commission (EC) to consider all options for holding elections successfully in May, saying the polls should be conducted before the monsoons at all cost for the sake of meeting the constitutional deadline.  In a meeting with election commissioners…

02/18/2017

RPP general convention kicks off

KATHMANDU, Feb. 17: The first general convention of Rastriya Prajatantra Party after the unification between RPP and Rastriya Prajatantra Party - Nepal (RPP-N) began in Kathmandu on Friday. The inaugural ceremony is going on at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. The convention, which is scheduled to conclude on Monday, will elect party chairman…

02/17/2017

Foreign Affairs Minister urges EU to lift ban on Nepali airlines

Kathmandu, Feb. 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat has urged the European Union to lift the ban on Nepali airlines.  Minister Dr. Mahat made this request in a meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, at the latter's office in Brussels on Wednesday. Given the…

02/16/2017

4th meeting of the Indo-Nepal Joint Working Group (JWG) and Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on Power Cooperation

KATHMANDU, Feb. 15: The 4th meeting of the Indo-Nepal Joint Working Group (JWG) and Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on Power Cooperation were held on February 13-14, 2017 in Kathmandu.   The Nepalese delegation for JWG was led by  Dinesh Kumar Ghimire, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy and for JSC by…

02/15/2017

UMDF snubs meeting with govt taskforce

KATHMANDU, Feb. 14: Agitating Madhes-based parties have boycotted the meeting with a government taskforce formed to recommend suggestions to address the demand for revisions in the local units delineations mainly in Province 2. The taskforce headed by Local Development Minister Hit Raj Pandey has been holding consultations with the lawmakers from various…

02/14/2017

KUKL employees demand resignation of Chairman Basnet

KATHMANDU, Feb. 13: Employees of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) have demanded resignation of KUKL Chairman Suresh Kumar Basnet. Speaking at 9th anniversary of the water utility in Kathmandu on Sunday, representatives of four trade unions of KUKL demanded that Chairman Basnet step down saying that change in leadership is urgent for…

02/13/2017

Govt appoints Chand as Nepal Police Chief and Shrestha as APF Chief

KATHMANDU, Feb. 12: The government has appointed the chiefs of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF). Cabinet on Sunday appointed Jaya Bahdaur Chand as the Inspector General of Police (IGP). Similarly, Singh Bahadur Shrestha has been appointed as the Inspector General of Armed Police Force (APF). Chand was chief…

02/12/2017

No relevance of govt if date for local poll not announced: RPP Chair Thapa

KATHMANDU, Feb. 12: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Kamal Thapa, has warned that the incumbent government would lose its relevance if it did not announce the date for local polls immediately.  At a programme organised by Reporters' Club Nepal here on Saturday, Chairman Thapa said, "The government should implement…

02/12/2017

Nidhi: polls date after the constitution amendment

NAWALPARASI, Feb. 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday said the government would announce the local polls date only after the amendment of the constitution. Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the Reporters Club Nepal, Nawalparasi Minister Nidhi said the government is holding consultation with the…

02/11/2017

Elections within Jestha: State Minister Jwarachan

Kawasoti, Feb. 10: State Minister for Commerce Subarna Jwarachan has claimed that the local body elections will take place before the Nepali month of Jestha. The State Minister made the remark after inaugurating the Madhyabindu Festival, which took off on Thursday at Chomar of Nawalparasi. Stating that the local level…

02/10/2017

Former people's representatives call for immediate elections

Dang, Feb. 9: Former people's representatives have called for announcement of elections as soon as possible. Speaking at a press conference held here on Wednesday, outgoing  Mayor of Ghorahi municipality Amar Bahadur Dangi said there is no alternative to elections hence pressure should be exerted on the government for the…

02/09/2017

Taksera locals demonstrate for village council centre

Rukum, Feb 8. The Taksera Concern Committee on Tuesday took out a demonstration at Rukum's headquarters demanding establishment of the Putha Uttarganga Village Council centre at Taksera village. The Committee took out a rally which went around the Rukum downtown in early morning hours before staging a simultaneous sit in…

02/08/2017

Casting doubt over elections unnecessary: PM Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb. 7:  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday urged one and all not to doubt whether the elections will be held. Speaking at a program organized to hold discussions on the electronic voting system on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dahal said that casting doubt over the elections is unnecessary as the Cabinet…

02/07/2017

Kanpur train accident prime suspect and alleged ISI agent Samshul Hoda arrested in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Feb. 7: One of the key suspects in the Kanpur train derailment in November has been arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu after being deported from Dubai. A special team of Nepal Police arrested Samshul Hoda along with three others. Hoda has been detained from the Tribhuvan International…

02/07/2017

Political will stressed for tackling Valley pollution

KATHMANDU, Feb. 7: About 40,000 people suffer from cancer every year in Nepal while 10,000 cancer patients die annually, claimed Dr Budhi Ratna Khadkey, secretary of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), citing their 10 years of research. "And air pollution may be one of the most important factors causing…

02/07/2017

Constitution amendment in high priority of govt: DPM Nidhi

Mahottari, Feb. 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi, has said that the government was highly prioritizing the constitution amendment process.  In a press meet organized in the district headquarters, Jaleshwar today, DPM Nidhi added that the elections were possible only after the endorsement of the…

02/06/2017

No poll if no Constitution amendment, says Thakur

KATHMANDU, Feb. 6: The Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur on Sunday said no poll would be possible unless the Constitution was amended. Speaking with journalists at the Reporters’ Club in Kathmandu Sunday, one of the top leaders of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front said, “If anyone has…

02/06/2017

17th session of BIMSTEC senior officials' meeting to begin on Sunday

KATHMANDU, Feb. 5: The 17th session of senior officials' meeting of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) all is set to take place in Kathmandu on February 5.  The meeting will be followed by its preceding meetings (7th meeting of the BIMSTEC Joint Working Group on…

02/05/2017

PM Dahal holds “positive” talks with Madhesi parties

KATHMANDU, Feb. 4: A few hours after the government officially asked the Election Commission of Nepal to make necessary preparations for local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with the leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front in his bid to assure them that he did not ignore them.…

02/04/2017

EC now has 4 of 5 laws needed for local poll

KATHMANDU, Feb. 3: With the passage of the fourth election-related bill in parliament on Thursday, the Election Commission (EC) now has almost all necessary laws required to hold the local poll.  Parliament on Thursday passed the Local Level Election Bill, 2017 with majority votes. This has paved the way for the…

02/03/2017

PM Prachanda inaugurates long-stalled Khimpti-Dhalkebar transmission line

Ramechhap, Feb. 2: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today inaugurated long-stalled 220 megawatts Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line. Completion of the project that was halted earlier for the past 17 years due to various reasons including disputes over distribution of compensation for land acquisition for the project was possible following the…

02/02/2017

SC scraps TRC guidelines for putting complaints on hold

KATHMANDU, Feb. 2: The Supreme Court on Wednesday scrapped the guidelines for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for putting complaints it has received on hold.Giving a final ruling on a writ petition filed by 15 conflict victims, including Binaydhoj Chand and advocate Gyanendra Aran, a division bench of Justices Jagadish Sharma…

02/02/2017

Defence Minister stresses on cooperation of all in dev works

Butwal, Feb. 1: Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand has stressed on the need of cooperation from all quarters for the country's development. Laying the foundation stone of the Area Administration Office building in Butwal today, he said the development of the Lumbini area was moving ahead through the collaboration of…

02/01/2017

Chief Commissioner says EC ready to hold any sorts of election

Phalebas (Parbat), Feb. 1: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said the Election Commission was ready for conducting any sorts of election. Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a new building of the District Election Office, Parbat this morning, the CEC said the Commission was…

02/01/2017

Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism reviews bilateral progresses

KATHMANDU, Jan. 31: The second meeting of the Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism, jointly led by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Ambassador of India to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, was held in Kathmandu on Monday. The meeting made a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in economic and development corporation projects between…

01/31/2017

Parties have no alternatives to consensus: Koirala

Nawalparasi, Jan. 30: Nepali Congress General Secretary, Dr Shashank Koirala, said the parties do not have any option but to reach a consensus on implementing the constitution. Speaking at a programme held on the occasion of Martyrs' Day on Sunday by Nepali Congress Gaindakot Town Committee here, Koirala expressed concern…

01/30/2017

Madhesi Front to launch fresh agitation from Feb 12 if constitution not amended

KATHMANDU, Jan. 30: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has decided to launch another round of agitation from February 12, if the constitution amendment bill registered in Parliament is not revised and endorsed by the House by then.A UDMF meeting on Saturday also decided to stage demonstrations in Madhes on…

01/30/2017

President lays stress on institutionalizing democracy

Kathmandu, Jan. 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has underlined on institutionalized development of democracy so that nobody would have to lay down their life for the same.  Addressing the National Martyrs commemoration and the 'Bar-Peepal Plantation' ceremony organised by the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction and the National Martyr and…

01/29/2017

PM Prachanda tells EC chief to be ready for local polls

Kathmandu, Jan. 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has urged the Election Commission to be ready for local poll.  In a meeting with chief election commissioner, Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav at PM's official residence, Baluwatar today, PM Prachanda urged Yadav for the same sharing that the government was working…

01/29/2017

PM's message on Martyrs Day

Kathmandu, Jan. 29:  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the dreams and the contributions of the martyrs would always be inspirational towards institutionalisation of the federal democratic republic and making the country prosperous through the implementation of the constitution.       In a message given on the occasion of…

01/29/2017

President Bhandari's message on Martyrs Day

 Kathmandu, Jan. 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended tributes to all known and unknown martyrs on the occasion of Martyrs' Day that falls today.       In a message released by the Office of the President, President Bhandari wished that may this day inspire all Nepalis to engage themselves in…

01/29/2017

Parties barred from accepting donations from NGOs, govt agencies

KATHMANDU, Jan. 28: The parliament on Friday endorsed the Election Offence and Punishment Bill which bars political parties from accepting financial assistance or donation from the governmental and non-governmental agencies. They will however be allowed to accept donations offered by private individuals and the private sector. The bill has a provision…

01/28/2017

Republic monument to be ready by Republic Day

KATHMANDU, Jan. 27: If everything goes as planned, the government will complete the construction of a Republic Monument inside the Narayanhiti Palace by mid-May and it will be ready for inauguration on the upcoming Republic Day.The country will mark the 9th Republic Day this year on May 28. The Department of…

01/27/2017

68th Republic Day celebrated in premises of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Jan. 26: The 68th Republic Day of India was celebrated in a public ceremony held in the premises of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu on 26th January 2017.  On this occasion, the Ambassador of India to Nepal,  Ranjit Rae hoisted the national flag and read out the message of the President…

01/26/2017

PM directs APF to get ready for three-tier elections

POKHARA, Jan. 26: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his confidence that the Armed Police Force (APF) would be successful in maintaining peace and security in the country with the adoption of more effective strategic plan. Addressing the convocation ceremony of the basic training of APF Inspectors (serial number…

01/26/2017

India does not want to interfere in Nepal's internal affairs: Rae

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae has said that India does not have any desire to interfere in the internal affairs of Nepal.  Speaking at an interaction organized by Reporters' Club Nepal in Kathmandu on Wednesday, Rae said that there is no point in interfering in the internal…

01/26/2017

Government lawyers agree to come back to work

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: The government lawyers who have been agitating expressing dissatisfaction over the appointment of the high court judges have agreed to return to their regular duties from Wednesday. The government attorneys have agreed to resume work following separate dialogue with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chief Justice Sushila…

01/25/2017

Governments calls for Morcha support in local elections

Kathmandu, Jan. 25: The United Democratic Madhesi Front and the ruling parties have agreed to take the constitution amendment process and the act of holding local level elections together ahead. In a meeting between senior leaders of both the sides held at the Prime Minister's official residence on Tuesday, agreement…

01/25/2017

Maintain petro storage to meet 90 days' demand, PM tells NOC

KATHMANDU, Jan. 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the officials concerned to maintain storage of petroleum products to meet the demand for 90 days.Speaking at a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Supplies, Ministry of Finance and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) at his office on Tuesday, Dahal…

01/25/2017

Three-tier elections must for avoiding political vacuum: Nepal

POKHARA, Jan. 23: CPN (UML) senior leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, today stressed on need for holding all three-tier elections to save the country from a political vacuum. Speaking at a press meet organized by Press Chautari Nepal, Kaski, leader Nepal said the election-related laws must be presented before the Election Commission…

01/23/2017

PM declares Muslim to get minister and ambassador berth

KATHMANDU, Jan. 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said hilly region and the Madhes (southern flatland) are closely interlinked.  Addressing to an interaction program on 'Secularism and Muslims Issues' organized by the Muslim Liberation Front here on Saturday; the PM said he was making initiatives to unite the…

01/22/2017

Government not serious towards demands: Thakur

Urlabari (Morang), Jan. 21: Tarai – Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) Chairman, Mahantha Thakur, has accused the government of not being serious towards the demands raised by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF).  Addressing a memorial service held at Rangeli of Morang on Friday as tribute to those killed during the…

01/21/2017

Ruling, oppn leaders demand local poll date in House

KAHTHMANDU, Jan. 21: Leaders from both the ruling and opposition political parties have drawn the attention of the government to the fast-approaching deadline for holding the three sets of elections provisioned in the new constitution.  Speaking during special hour at the House meeting on Friday, senior leaders from the ruling and…

01/21/2017

PM Prachanda pledges investment for snow leopard conservation

Kathmandu, Jan. 20: Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has assured an investment of Rs.50 million for snow leopard conservation. The charismatic, elusive and endangered snow leopard is one of Nepal's priority species for conservation, he said while speaking at the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme and its…

01/20/2017

EC invites former election chiefs to seek their views

KATHMANDU, Jan. 20: Former chief election commissioners and experts have suggested to the Election Commission (EC) to decide whether it is possible to hold the polls in May-June based on preparations made by the government and political parties' commitment to election. The suggestion from former election chiefs and experts comes at…

01/20/2017

Govt unveils Immediate Implementation Action Plan

KATHMANDU, Jan. 19: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Wednesday unveiled Immediate Implementation Action Plan, aiming to boost development spending. But the action plan, in many places, has promised to establish agencies or complete tasks on back dates, which could be sheer negligence on part of the government…

01/19/2017

23rd INTERPOL Asian Regional Conference kicks off in Capital

Kathmandu, Jan. 18: The 23rd Asian Regional Conference of International Police Organization (INTERPOL) has kicked off in Kathmandu from today.  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' inaugurated the three-day conference organized by the Nepal Police to assess the state of police cooperation and the fight against the transnational crime in…

01/18/2017

PM Dahal to expand his Cabinet tomorrow, two new ministers to be inducted from fringe parties

KATHMANDU, Jan. 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to expand his Cabinet tomorrow. According to sources, Dahal is preparing to induct two new ministers from two small parties in his Cabinet. PM Dahal is expanding his Cabinet five and a half months after the formation of his government.…

01/18/2017

Indian Army chief to visit Nepal in Feb

KATHMANDU, Jan. 18:  The government has extended an invitation to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to visit Nepal in February.  A Cabinet meeting recently approved the visit of the new Indian army chief. Gen Rawat assumed office as the chief of the Indian Army on December 31. Brigadier General…

01/18/2017

Poverty, underdevelopment world's major challenges: Foreign Minister Dr Mahat

Kathmandu, Jan. 18: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said though absolute number of poor has declined sharply, poverty, hunger and underdevelopment are the world's major challenges today as they were before. One fourth of the members of international community are still the least developed countries struggling…

01/18/2017

UDMF renews its demands

Kathmandu, Jan. 17: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has accused that some political parties were conspiring to misguide the state regime by providing untrue information to the government. A meeting of the central secretariat of the UDMF held on Monday has asked the government to immediately declare martyr to…

01/17/2017

TRC's provincial office to be set up in Janakpur

Dhanusha, Jan. 17: The provincial office of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will be set up in Janakpur. At a programme held on Monday in Janakpur TRC member, Lila Udasi Khanal, said preparations were nearing the final stages for establishment of the provincial – level liaison office which aims…

01/17/2017

NRA to form a committee to study about the condition of Singha Durbar

KATHMANDU, Jan. 17: A meeting between experts and the officials from the Department of Archaeology (DoA) and National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) decided to carry out further studies to assess the damage of Singha Durbar caused by the April 2015 earthquake.The meeting held at NRA office at Singha Durbar on Monday further…

01/17/2017

Wedding ceremony of president's younger daughter solemnised

Kathmandu, Jan. 16: The wedding ceremony of the younger daughter of President Bidya Devi Bhandari and popular Communist leader the late Madan Kumar Bhandari, Dr Nisha Kusum Bhandari, was solemnized at the Shital Niwas Monday.  The President's daughter tied the knot with Abhishek Yadav, the eldest son of Engineer Munilal…

01/16/2017

Two Bar Associations draw attention towards appointment of judges at high courts

Kathmandu, Jan. 16: Supreme Court Bar Association and High-Court Bar Association have said that attention was drawn seriously towards the appointment of 80 judges at high-courts. Issuing separate press releases on Sunday, both Bar Associations expressed dissatisfaction over the appointment of the judges, arguing it neglected the contribution in legal…

01/16/2017

Federal Alliance, Naya Shakti forging working alliance

KATHMANDU, Jan. 16: The agitating Federal Alliance and Naya Shakti Nepal have agreed in principle to forge an alliance to press for the constitution amendment as per the demands of the Madhes-based parties. The top leaders of the Federal Alliance and Naya Shakti Nepal held their first meeting in Kathmandu on…

01/16/2017

Passport renewal fee to be reduced: PM

Kathmandu, Jan. 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the experience and the capital earned by Nepalis working abroad is the foundation for the country's development.  PM Prachanda, who is in the United Arab Emirates in connection with participating in the '10th World Future Energy Summit', said this…

01/15/2017

VP Pun urges parties to work for constitution's implementation

Damauli, Jan. 14: Vice President, Nanda Bahadur Pun, today urged the political parties to concentrate on constitution's implementation by shrugging off the prevailing misunderstandings.  Inaugurating a ceremony held by Nepal Magar Association, Tanahun here on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti festival, VP Pun shared his belief that the parties would…

01/14/2017

PM leaving for UAE today

Kathmandu, Jan. 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, leading a 10-member delegation to pay an official visit to UAE at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE…

01/14/2017

Local polls bill sent to House panel

KATHMANDU, Jan. 14: Amid huge pressure from the opposition party and some ruling parties to declare the date for local polls, the parliament forwarded the Local Level Election Bill to the State Affairs Committee (SAC) on Friday, prolonging its endorsement process from the House.Lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties had…

01/14/2017

Ruling parties, Madhesi Front agree to support constitution amendment bill

KATHMANDU, Jan. 13: Leaders of the major ruling parties and the Madhesi Front have agreed to support the endorsement of the constitution amendment bill tabled in parliament. In a meeting called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal this morning, they agreed to ‘play a positive role’ for the endorsement of…

01/13/2017

PAC election uncertain as UML, Maoists take rival claims

KATHMANDU, Jan. 12: Election of the parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson scheduled for Wednesday was canceled at the last hour following a dispute between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) over divvying up the chairperson positions of various 14 parliamentary committees. Both the UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have staked claims…

01/12/2017

Dissatisfaction mounts in NC over CWC meeting delay

KATHMANDU, Jan. 11: An overwhelming majority of Nepali Congress (NC) Central Working Committee members have expressed dissatisfaction over the failure of the party leadership to call CWC meetings on a regular basis.  The CWC members have expressed strong dissatisfaction over the leadership, alleging that the party leadership did not even consult…

01/11/2017

Minister Dr Mahat leaving for official visit to Qatar

Kathmandu, Jan. 10:  Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prakash Sharan Mahat,  is paying an official visit to the State of Qatar from January 10-12 at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on…

01/10/2017

Tarai demands to be fulfilled soon: Thakur

Gaushala, Jan. 9: Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party chair Mahantha Thakur has stated that the demands of Tarai people will be fulfilled soon.  Inaugurating the newly constructed building of the party at Jaleshwar today, leader Thakur claimed that none could stop them from getting their demands fulfilled. In another context, he…

01/09/2017

Amendment proposal tabled in consensus, local poll by mid-May: PM Prachanda

Chitwan, Jan. 9: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said that the constitution amendment bill was tabled in the parliament with the consent of the main opposition CPN (UML). The bill was tabled on Sunday.  In a press meet organized by the Press Centre Chitwan, PM Prachanda shared that…

01/09/2017

Constitution amendment bill tabled amid opposition protest

KATHMANDU, Jan. 9: The government on Sunday tabled the Constitution amendment bill amid protests from opposition party lawmakers. The bill was registered at the Parliament Secretariat on November 29, 2016; but the government was unable to table it owing to the continuous House obstruction imposed by the main opposition CPN-UML among…

01/09/2017

Govt preparing to table constitution amendment bill tomorrow

KATHMANDU, Jan. 7: The government is preparing to table the constitution amendment bill at the parliament meeting scheduled for Sunday. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba and leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) held informal talks on the issue on Saturday.Chairman of Rastriya Madhes Samjwadi…

01/07/2017

CEO Gyawali to furnish second clarification on time

Kathmandu, Jan. 7: Chief Executive Officer at National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyawali, has said he would furnish clarification to the government again in time. "I will submit clarification again informing the government about the progress NRA made and the challenges it faced on implementation of the activities," a statement issued…

01/07/2017

Relations with Nepal unique and stand on its own footing: India

KATHMANDU, Jan. 6: India says that its relations with Nepal are unique and stand in its own footing. Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said in New Delhi wednesday that Nepali Army’s military exercise with the Chinese Army would not affect India’s relations with Nepal. He said…

01/06/2017

Madhes parties suggest removing constitutional difficulties

KATHMANDU, Jan. 6: The agitating Madhes-based political parties have suggested to the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) to remove constitutional difficulties for endorsing the constitution amendment bill through Parliament. The  suggestion has come in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on Sunday over the constitution amendment bill. At…

01/06/2017

Constitution amendment bill will be endorsed: Mahantha Thakur

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Senior leader of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and Chairman of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) Mahantha Thakur has said that the constitution amendment bill will be endorsed with amendment. Talking to Reports Club Nepal in the capital on Thursday, Thakur said that the constitution amendment…

01/05/2017

UDMF welcomes SC's order

Kathmandu, Jan. 5:  The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has welcomed Monday's Supreme Court's order regarding constitution amendment. Saying SC's order has paved way to forward the amendment proposal, today's meeting of the UDMF welcomed it, said General Secretary of the Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party, Keshav Jha.  The meeting also…

01/05/2017

EC to estimate the number of parties contesting polls

KATHMANDU, Jan. 5: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to ask its district offices to keep the records of the existing political parties at the local level and those wishing to contest in the elections with an aim of finalizing the status of the parties contesting in the upcoming local elections. Such…

01/05/2017

FSU election on stipulated date

Kathmandu, Jan. 4: Various speakers have stressed the urgency of holding Tribhuvan University's Free Students' Union (FSU) election in the stipulated date by all means. At a talk programme 'FSU election ahead' organized by ANNFSU, Pashupati Campus Committee on Tuesday, the participating speakers underlined the need to conduct FSU election…

01/04/2017

Two judges recommended in Supreme Court

Kathmandu, Jan. 3: The meeting on Monday of the Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of two justices to the Supreme Court. Chief Judge of Pokhara High Court Purusottam Bhandari and Chief Judge of Birgunj High Court Tej Bahadur KC have been recommended as justices of the Supreme Court, according…

01/03/2017

Three-party talks fail to forge consensus

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: An effort to forge consensus among the major three parties to forward the constitution amendment bill has failed. The major three party leaders today held a meeting for the same but failed to forge consensus due to their respective stance, it is learnt. The ruling parties, CPN…

01/02/2017

PM Dahal, UML Chair Oli meet

Kathmandu, Jan. 2: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli held a meeting on Sunday.  It is learnt that in the meeting held secret, PM Dahal sought the cooperation from UML Chairman Oli on forwarding the constitution amendment bill from the parliament. However, Chairman Oli insisted…

01/02/2017

Restructuring report presented to Prime Minister

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: The Federalism Enforcement and Administration Restructuring Coordination Committee has presented its report on the expansion of the single and concurrent list of competencies of the federation, province and local level to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday.  The Committee convened by Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi…

12/29/2016

SC issues interim order not to discharge members of NEA Board of Directors till Jan 3

Kathmandu, Dec. 29: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to discharge members of the Board of directors of the Nepal Electric Authority.  A single bench of Judge Prakashman Singh Raut on Wednesday issued the interim order not to discharge member of NEA Board of Directors till January…

12/29/2016

Padlocked IOM Office unlocked after three weeks

KATHMANDU, Dec. 27: The padlocked office of the Institute of Medicine has been unlocked from Monday after a six-point agreement was reached with the padlocking group of professors' association.After Dr JP Agrawal, seniormost doctor of IOM, was appointed the dean, the group of professors belonging to the professors' association affiliated to…

12/27/2016

Local poll date could pressure UML to end House obstructions: NC leaders

KATHMANDU, Dec. 26: Arguing that the continued House obstruction by the opposition parties could derail the entire course of Nepali politics, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) leaders have pointed to the need to put pressure on the CPN-UML to lift the House obstruction at the earliest. A meeting of the party's…

12/26/2016

Announce local polls immediately: NC

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: The Nepali Congress has urged the government to announce the date of the local elections immediately.  The meeting of the NC office-bearers and former office-bearers at the parliamentary party office in Singha Durbar today decided to demand that the government hold local elections at any cost. The…

12/25/2016

Ex-king is getting restless not gaining power: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, Dec. 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the power of deposed king Gyanendra Shah has not grown and he was only getting restless. At a press meet in Kavre, Dahal said the recent statement by Shah doesn't indicate his powers. "He is only growing restless, not gaining powers.…

12/25/2016

No alternative for parties to come together: PM Prachanda

Rukum, Dec. 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that there is no alternative for the political parties to come together for implementation of the constitution.  Initiating the Guerrilla trail at Chunwang of Rukum today, Prime Minister Prachanda said as various elements were working to stop the new…

12/24/2016

SC hearings on Karki case continue

KATHMANDU, Dec. 24: Final hearings on the writ petition challenging the appointment of Lokman Singh Karki as chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) continued on Friday, with defense lawyers arguing that Karki was eligible to be appointed chief of the constitutional body. A full bench of Justices…

12/24/2016

Election first, then amendment : Leader Nepal

Urlabari (Morang), Dec. 23: Senior leader of the major opposition, CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said the country at present was in dire need of elections rather than the bamendment of constitution. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport here Thursday, leader Nepal argued that the political parties had no…

12/23/2016

Parties weakening mountains-hills-tarai bonds of unity: Gyanendra

KATHMANDU, Dec. 21: Expressing concern over political instability and anarchy prevailing in the country, former king Gyanendra Shah has said that some forces are active in weakening the bonds between the mountain, hill and tarai regions of the country. Issuing a statement Wednesday evening, the former king maintained that forces misusing…

12/22/2016

Political understanding vital for election: CEC Yadav

Hetauda, Dec. 21: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said the elections of all three tiers would be possible only through understanding among all the political parties.  Inaugurating the new building of the District Election Office, Makwanpur at Hetauda Sub Metropolis-5 today, CEC Yadav said the government has…

12/21/2016

Parliament obstruction affecting local election: RPP nat'l chair Rana

Bhaktapur, Dec. 20: Rastriya Prajatantra Party national chairman Pashupati Shamsher Rana has said that the parliament obstruction called by the main opposition CPN (UML) had affected the schedule for holding local bodies' election.  Speaking in a face to face programme organized by the Rafat Sanchar Club here today, leader Rana…

12/20/2016

Amendment, poll-related bills in House business amid protest

KATHMANDU, Dec. 20: After efforts at negotiations between the ruling and opposition political parties yielded no result, the government introduced the constitution amendment bill in House business on Monday.The government placed the two election-related bills, which were demanded by the opposition parties, along with the amendment bill in House business. With…

12/20/2016

Opposition parties obstruct parliament meeting

Kathmandu, Dec. 19: The opposition parties including the main opposition CPN (UML) obstructed the parliament meeting today, protesting the constitution amendment bill the government registered in the Legislature-Parliament. The opposition party lawmakers protested by standing from their respective seats as soon as the meeting started at 1 pm. The government…

12/19/2016

PM Dahal says he has less property as he transferred it to the party

KATHMANDU, Dec. 18: Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has clarified that he has less property as made public recently because of the party policy to transfer a leader's property in the party's name.PM Dahal's clarification comes at a time when he is under fire…

12/18/2016

Celebration of 25th Anniversary of BP Koirala Nepal-India Foundation

KATHMANDU, Dec. 17: Embassy of India, Kathmandu celebrated the 25th Anniversary of B.P Koirala Nepal-India Foundation on 17th December 2016 organizing an event at Rashtriya Sabha Griha Kathmandu.  BP Koirala Nepal-India Foundation was established in December 1991 under a MoU signed between Government of Nepal and Government of India. Over the past…

12/18/2016

Nepal to host Interpol meet from Jan. 18-20

Kathmandu, Dec. 17: The Nepal Police is holding the 23rd Interpol Regional Conference from January 18-20 in the capital. The conference is being held in Nepal after 27 years. Nepal had for the first time organised the Interpol Regional Conference in 1989 during the time of then Inspector General Hem…

12/17/2016

PM says no to withdrawing amendment bill

Pokhara, Dec. 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the constitution amendment bill would not be withdrawn. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Press Centre Kaski here today, the PM ruled out the possibility of the withdrawal of the proposal, but hinted the possibility of its…

12/16/2016

Bhattarai proposes joint struggle with Madhesi Morcha

KATHMANDU, Dec. 16: Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai met the leaders of Madhes-based parties and proposed launching a joint struggle against what he called the government’s intention to back down from the constitution amendment proposal. In a meeting convened with Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) Chairman Mahanta Thakur…

12/16/2016

Hydropower for economic progress: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Dec. 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ' Prachanda' has said the government has introduced some of the ambitious projects for the development of hydropower sector.  While inaugurating Power Summit 2016 organised under the theme of 10,000 MW in 10 Years by the Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN)…

12/15/2016

Delay in statute enforcement may push country towards accident: Deuba

Chitwan, Dec. 14: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that preparations have been started to hold the local poll in the existing structure with the realisation that a delay in enforcing the constitution may bring misfortune to the country.  Inaugurating a leadership development training relating to election…

12/14/2016

Parties in talks to 'shelve' amendment and hold elections

KATHMANDU, Dec. 13: The ruling and opposition political parties have begun quiet negotiations to 'shelve' the constitution amendment bill registered in Parliament, in a bid to resolve the ongoing House obstructions and create an environment conducive to holding local-level polls by mid-April. Although the main opposition CPN-UML and the agitating Madhes-based parties…

12/13/2016

PM seeks qualitative success in power leakage control campaign

Kathmandu, Dec. 12: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today has directed the Ministry of Energy and bodies concerned to work in such a way so that qualitative success could be achieved in the electricity-leakage control campaign.  Power leakage is one of the major problems facing the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).…

12/12/2016

Property details of Cabinet members to be made public

Kathmandu, Dec.12:The government has decided to make public property of all members of Cabinet, including the Prime Minister. “A meeting of the Council of Ministers held Sunday afternoon took the decision to this effect,” said Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki. He said that the government would post…

12/12/2016

PM Prachanda calls on President Bhandari

Kathmandu, Dec. 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at latter's official residence at Sheetal Niwas in the capital Sunday.  According to PM's press advisor Govinda Acharya, Prime Minister Dahal Prachanda had briefed President Bhandari about the contemporary political development…

12/11/2016

Committee formed to mark National Unity Day

Kathmandu, Dec 11: A committee has been formed to mark the Prithvi Jayanti and National Unity Day. The 295th Prithvi Jayanti and National Unity Day Main Ceremony Committee was formed on Saturday headed by Nepali Congress' former treasurer, Ram Babu Prasai, as the Chairman. The Prithvi Jayanti and the National…

12/11/2016

President Bhandari underscores human rights promotion

Kathmandu, Dec. 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has underscored the protection and promotion of human rights with the implementation of constitution. Giving a best wishes message on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, today, President Bhandari said the fundamental rights and human rights provisions in the constitution are for…

12/10/2016

Amendment bill will be passed with revision: DPM Mahara

Besishahar (Lamjung), Dec.10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has said that the constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament would not be withdrawn.  At a news conference organised at Besishahar on Friday, DPM Mahara claimed that the new constitution would be amended even after making…

12/10/2016

Nepal's constitution human rights-friendly: NHRC

Kathmandu, Dec.10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that the constitution of Nepal is human rights-friendly.  At a programme organised at Reporters' Club on Friday, NHRC Member Sudip Pathak, however, said human rights guaranteed in the constitution must be ensured to people. Pathak said that the Truth and…

12/10/2016

PM Prachanda directs for local elections

Dhangadhi, Dec. 8: Prime Minister and chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has directed the party cadres to be prepared for local bodies' election.  Speaking in a party cadres' training here today, PM Prachanda shared that the local bodies' elections would be held according to the…

12/08/2016

Speaker holding parleys with leaders today

Kathmandu, Dec. 8: Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar is holding consultation with the top leaders of political parties in an effort to end the political deadlock from Thursday afternoon. According to the schedule, she is having a meeting with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairperson and main opposition…

12/08/2016

SAARC needs to redouble efforts in deepening cooperation: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, Dec. 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said SAARC needs to redouble its efforts in deepening cooperation. "Our Organization needs to focus more on the delivery of concrete results through effective implementation of our commitments and decisions made so far. We must fulfil the aspirations of our people…

12/08/2016

Tiwari on hunger strike demanding reformation in zonal hospital

Saptari, Dec. 7: Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Gajendrabadi) Chairman, Bikash Tiwari, has been holding a hunger strike for the past 15 days demanding reformation in the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital based in Rajbiraj. The students from various schools and colleges of Rajbiraj on Tuesday took out a solidarity rally…

12/07/2016

Constitution amendment necessary for its enforcement: DPM Nidhi

Chitwan, Dec. 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bimalendra Nidhi, has said that the constitution amendment was essential to implement ithe constitution. While inaugurating a religious function at Jayamangala in the district today, Minister Nidhi urged all to create preferable environment to amend the constitution saying that…

12/06/2016

Koirala insists on rising above partisan interest

Nawalparasi, Dec. 6: Nepali Congress General Secretary, Dr Shashank Koirala, has stressed on need for unity among all the political parties to resolve the current crisis. Koirala inaugurated the Dhandhyanyanchal Mahayagya – a ritualistic Vedic performance of the Hindus – at Kalika Secondary School at Devchuli of Nawalparasi on Monday.…

12/06/2016

House has no rights to amend statute, says Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 5: CPN-UML chairman and main opposition leader KP Sharma Oli Sunday said that the new constitution did not allow the Legislature-Parliament to fiddle with the boundaries of the provinces. “The present parliament, which has been transformed from the Constituent Assembly, has no right to amend the statute to…

12/05/2016

President’s message

Kathmandu, Dec. 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari says the religious and cultural festivals like Bibaha Panchami help in consolidating mutual harmony, goodwill and tolerance among the people of different religions, cultures, communities and regions. In a message of best wishes given on the occasion of the Bibaha Panchami festival today,…

12/04/2016

Thousands protest in Butwal against Province 5 split

BUTWAL, Dec. 3: Thousands of locals and cadres of both the ruling and opposition parties took to the street in Butwal opposing the government proposal to split Province-5 by separating hill districts from the southern plains in course of revising the federal boundaries.  Leaders from both the ruling and opposition joined…

12/03/2016

Opposition parties obstruct House business

Kathmandu, Dec. 3: The main opposition CPN (UML) and others CPN (ML) and Rastriya Janamorcha obstructed the House business Friday as well.  With the commencement of the meeting, CPN (ML)'s lawmaker CP Mainlai said the constitution amendment proposal brought by the government is wrong. Likewise, leaders of the Tarai Madhes-centric…

12/03/2016

NC President confident Constitution Amendment Bill will be endorsed

Morang, Dec. 2: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his confidence that the second constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament Secretariat last Tuesday will be endorsed by the absolute majority.  Speaking to journalists at the Biratnagar Airport at Biratnagar today, NC President Deuba reiterated that although…

12/02/2016

UDMF, FA reject amendment bill

KATHMANDU, Dec. 2: United Democratic Madhesi Front and Federal Alliance leaders rejected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s request to accept the constitution amendment bill and participate in local polls. The PM’s meeting with UDMF leaders over the constitution amendment bill comes a day after he held a meeting with the…

12/02/2016

PM directs ministers to address Dr KC's demands

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has directed the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health to address the demands of Doctor Govinda KC, who is on a fast-onto-death for the past 19 days, putting forth various demands.  The PM summoned Education Minister Dhaniram Poudel and…

12/01/2016

Newly appointed state minister take oath of office and secrecy

Kathmandu, Dec.1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has expanded his cabinet Wednesday.  At a special programme organised at the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Prachanda administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed 10 state ministers representing the Nepali Congress. Accordingly, Dirgharaj Bhat has been…

12/01/2016

Country now heads towards elections: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has stated that with the registration of bill at the Legislature-Parliament Secretariat on Tuesday evening for the second amendment to the Constitution of Nepal, the country has paved its path towards long overdue elections.  In a meeting with the representatives of…

12/01/2016

Govt registered bill to amend constitution

KATHMANDU, Nov. 30: The government registered the constitution amendment bill in the Parliament tuesday, proposing to create another province in the Tarai. The government registered the bill late in the evening after a Cabinet meeting endorsed the bill. The bill also proposes to address three other key issues citizenship, representation…

11/30/2016

Final preparations on for constitution amendment: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Nov. 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda said today that final preparations were on for making amendment to the constitution.  Addressing the CPN (Maoist Centre)'s politburo meeting held at the party central office at Perisdanda here today, party chairman Prachanda said a meeting of the Council of Ministers…

11/29/2016

Many NC leaders want Province 5 delienation untouched

KATHMANDU, Nov. 29: Majority of Nepali Congress (NC) leaders have expressed serious reservations over the constitution amendment proposal that the party leadership is seeking to push forward. Although the leaders were positive about the amendment proposal concerning citizenship, representation in the upper house, and the formation of a language commission, majority…

11/29/2016

PM says he is in epicentre of Nepali political 'quake'

Banepa, Nov. 28: Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Kathmandu University, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that he is 'at the epicentre of the Nepali political earthquake'.  Addressing the 22nd Convocation Ceremony of the Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel here on Monday, he underlined the need of political stability for…

11/28/2016

Govt forms 2-member team to hold talks with Dr KC

KATHMANDU, Nov. 27: Government has formed a two-member talk team to hold discussions with Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), whose indefinite hunger strike entered 14th day on Saturday. A decision taken from Education Ministerial level has formed a two-member team comprising education…

11/27/2016

Parties lock horns over threshold

Kathmandu, Nov. 26: Major and fringe political parties Friday locked horns in a fierce debate over the threshold provision needed to be qualified as a national party. Principal political parties are batting for the provision of keeping threshold percentage in the new election laws while fringe parties strongly opposed it.…

11/26/2016

Constitution must incorporate aspirations of all: Ambassador Rae

KATHMANDU, Nov. 25: With Nepal mulling to amend its constitution, India on Friday said aspirations of people should be incorporated in a constitution to make it widely accepted and long-lasting. India’s Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said this at a talk programme on ‘The Indian Constitution’ organised in Kathmandu to…

11/26/2016

Australia positive to issue visa from embassy in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nov. 25: Australia is positive about making arrangements in issuing visa to Nepalese citizens from its embassy in Kathmandu. In a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat at her office in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop has assured to…

11/25/2016

Constitution amendment proposal only with consent of major parties: Gachchhadar

Biratnagar, Nov 24: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar today viewed that the constitution amendment proposal should be brought only in agreement with all three major political parties as the issue has drawn differences.  Talking to media-persons at Biratnagar Airport, the former Deputy Prime Minister said, "There are…

11/24/2016

NC in bid to forge maximum consensus

KATHMANDU, Nov. 23: A meeting of Nepali Congress senior leaders tuesday decided to hold serious talks with main opposition CPN-UML and Madhes-based parties to clear the way for implementing the new constitution by making second amendment of the constitution by forging maximum consensus. At a time when UML has said…

11/23/2016

PM Prachanda urges KU graduates to serve as good citizens

Banepa, Nov. 22: Prime Minister and Kathmandu University's Chancellor Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda today suggested the graduate students to serve as a model in providing service as a good citizen.  Addressing the 22nd Convocation Ceremony of the Kathmandu University at Dhulikhel, PM Prachanda cautioned the graduates that medical sector is…

11/22/2016

LLRC sends back reports of 19 districts for consultations

Kathmandu, Nov. 22:The Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) Monday sent back the recommendation reports of 19 districts to the respective District Technical Advisory Committees. The Commission returned the reports to the Technical committees of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Panchthar, Taplejung, Khotang, Ramechhap, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Dang, Surkhet, Achham, Arghakhanchi, Baitadi, Bajhang, Gulmi,…

11/22/2016

House increases facilities for federal lawmakers

Kathmandu, Nov. 21:The House Sunday hiked the monthly salary and allowances of the office-bearers and lawmakers of the Federal Parliament massively despite growing public reservation about it. With the endorsement of the Bill pertaining to the hike in their salary and perks, a lawmaker will get more than Rs 100,000…

11/21/2016

Nepal PM calls Modi to condole India train accident deaths

KATHMANDU, Nov. 21: Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday evening called up Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condole the deaths in the train accident in Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh. More than 100 people lost their life after a train heading to Indore from Patna of Bihar derailed…

11/21/2016

Madhesi Front comes up with a new proposal on naturalized citizens

KATHMANDU, Nov. 20: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has come up with a new proposal on key state positions to naturalized citizens. The new view from the UDMF comes at a time when people from the various quarters have demanded that the constitution shouldn’t be amended so as to allow…

11/20/2016

Govt. to construct Kathmandu-Tarai fast-track with own investment

Kathmandu, Nov. 20: The government is to construct the Kathmandu-Tarai fast track with own investment.  In today's meeting of the Development and Finance Committees of the Legislature-Parliament, Minister for Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development, Ramesh Lekhak said that the government was committed to constructing the fast-track with domestic resources. Minister…

11/20/2016

Constitution amendment proposal on Nov 22 or 23: Pun

MORANG, Nov. 19: CPN Maoist Centre leader Barsha Man Pun has said that the Constitution amendment proposal would be registered in the Parliament on November 22 or 23. In a cadres meet here in Morang today, leader Pun said that the proposal would be registered after forging consensus on it…

11/19/2016

Constitution amendment bill soon, PM Dahal tells Thakur

KATHMANDU, Nov. 19: The government has been making preparations to register a proposal on the amendment of Constitution at the Legislature-Parliament based on the consensus of major political parties, within few days. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is holding consultations for the Constitution amendment, on Friday, told the chairman…

11/19/2016

Deuba urges FA leaders to trust NC

KATHMANDU, Nov. 17: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and other senior leaders of the party held a meeting with leaders of the Federal Alliance and assured them that his party would lead the process to amend constitution. Co-Chair of Sadbhawana Party Laxman Lal Karna said alliance leaders told the…

11/17/2016

RPP and RPP (N) unification on Nov 21

Kathmandu, Nov. 16: The merger process between the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal is taking place on November 21.   Chairmen of both parties Pashupati Shamsher Rana and Kamal Thapa tuesday signed on a joint statement for the same. The unification programme will take place at Nepal…

11/16/2016

Federal Alliance hands over memo to PM calling for statute amendment

Kathmandu, Nov. 15: The Federal Alliance submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister Monday, calling on the government to register a constitution amendment bill in the Legislature-Parliament within 15 days to address its demands.  A delegation of the Alliance led by chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and Alliance…

11/15/2016

No naturalized citizen in constitutional bodies: Chairman Gachchhadar

Nepalgunj, Nov. 14: Chairman of the Madhesi-Janadhikar Forum (Democratic), Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, has said the naturalized citizen should not be provided the posts in the constitutional bodies. At a news conference organised by his party here Sunday, Chairman Gachchhadar reiterated that provision of allowing naturalized citizen to constitutional bodies should…

11/14/2016

Nepal-India relations have improved, claims PM

KATHMANDU, Nov. 13: An Indian Army team led by its Chief, General Dalbir Singh, has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu on Saturday. Welcoming the Indian Army Chief Singh, PM Dahal mentioned that Nepal-India relations had improved by…

11/13/2016

295 Nepal bandh enforcers detained from across nation

KATHMANDU, Nov.13: Police on Sunday arrested as many as 295 persons from various parts of the nation after they allegedly tried to obstruct the public movement while imposing the Nepal bandh. The Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist had called the nationwide strike today. Of the arrestees, 236 including 23 women and 213…

11/13/2016

Discussions on election related bills

Kathmandu, Nov 13: The Election Commission today has reiterated to get the authority of declaring the election date and managing the officials for the election purpose.  Chief Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav, speaking at a meeting of the State Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today, said that the authorities should…

11/13/2016

Dahal assures to resolve issues of working class

Kathmandu, Nov. 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Saturday said that he would work his best to resolve the issues of the working class people during his tenure as the PM. Responding to a delegation of All Nepal Trade Union Federation at his official residence in Baluwatar, Prime Minister…

11/13/2016

NSN will attract cadres from other parties: BRB

KATHMANDU, Nov. 13. Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal and former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai said a large number of cadres from other political parties would join his party in the coming days. Speaking at a press meet in London Saturday, Bhattarai said old parties that had some knowledge of  organising…

11/13/2016

Govt’s 100 days highly successful: PM

Kathmandu, Nov. 12: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Friday said that the incumbent government’s first 100 days in office remained highly successful in preparing the ground for the implementation of the constitution and providing relief to the people. The government marked its first 100 days in office on Friday.…

11/12/2016

Constitution amendment proposal to be registered soon: PM Prachanda

Biratnagar, Nov 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said that the government was working out for the implementation of the constitution with a high priority.  PM Prachanda, who is also the chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), addressing the party's Province No 1 cadres' meet here in Biratnagar…

11/11/2016

‘Govt looking for alternatives to ensure 24-hour power supply’

Kathmandu, Nov. 11: Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma has said that he and his team along with the concerned authorities were looking for alternative measures to ensure regular supply of power in the Kathmandu Valley even during the upcoming dry season. Speaking at a press conference at the ministry on…

11/11/2016

Maoist Centre begins discussions on upcoming national assembly

Kathmandu, Nov. 10: The meeting of the CPN (Maoist Centre) has initiated discussions regarding the report to be submitted in the upcoming national assembly of the party scheduled to begin from December first week.  The meeting of the party headquarters held at the party chair and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal…

11/10/2016

President, PM congratulate newly elected US President Trump

KATHMANDU, Nov. 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal have, on behalf of the people and the Government of Nepal, sent separate congratulatory messages to the President-elect of the United States of America Donald J. Trump.  In her message, President Bhandari, while expressing her heartiest congratulations…

11/10/2016

Gurkha ex-soldiers can help in post-quake rebuilding: Modi

KATHMANDU, Nov. 9: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tuesday opined that mobilisation of Gurkha ex-soldiers would be effective in Nepal’s post-earthquake rebuilding. While receiving Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba in his New Delhi office, Modi lauded laboriousness and discipline of the Gurkhas Nepalis serving in the Indian Army and…

11/09/2016

Panel proposes single metro city for Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu, Nov. 8: The Technical Assistance Committee of Kathmandu district to determine the number and demarcation of the local units has suggested forming a single and autonomous metro city in the Kathmandu Valley. The technical committee submitted its preliminary report to the Commission for Determining the Number and Demarcation of…

11/08/2016

Constitution implementation is challenge of hour: leader Poudel

Pokhara, Nov. 7:  Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said that the implementation of the constitution was the main challenge of the hour. Speaking in an interaction with party cadres in Kaski district, leader Poudel stressed on addressing the issues of disgruntled parties even by amending the constitution.…

11/07/2016

Sher Bahadur Deuba receives Honorary Doctorate from JNU

KATHMANDU, Nov. 7: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been conferred the Doctorate Degree by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi amid a special ceremony in New Delhi of India on Sunday. The JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar had honoured the Nepali leader with the prestigious degree. Issuing the press statement today…

11/07/2016

‘No Nepali land to be used for activities against neighbours’

KATHMANDU, Nov. 6: Minister for Defence Bal Krishna Khand said Nepal would not allow its land to be used in activities against its neighbours, India and China. Speaking with journalists in Kathmandu today, Khand said no anti-India or anti-China activity should take place in the nation as ties with both…

11/06/2016

Govt to run pharmacies in all govt hospitals

Kathmandu, Nov 6: The government has decided to run its own pharmacies in all government hospitals within six months and directed them accordingly. The Health Ministry has allocated around Rs 300 million in the first phase to set up its own pharmacies in all hospitals at central, regional, sub-regional, zonal…

11/06/2016

Constitution, common asset of all: Minister Lekhak

Bhimduttanagar, Nov 5: Minister for Physical Planning and Transport Ramesh Lekhak has said that the constitution was a common asset of all. Speaking in a religious function organised at Jhalaripipaladi Municiplaity-1of Kanchanpur district Friday evening, Minister Lekhak added that the government was committed to make the constitution acceptable to all…

11/05/2016

Nepali Congress President Deuba off to India

KATHMANDU, Nov. 5: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba left for India on Friday to attend a programme organised by the India Foundation. Deuba will fly to Goa from New Delhi today itself where the programme is going to be held, said Deuba’s personal secretary Bhanu Deuba. The former Prime Minister…

11/05/2016

Alternative routes to use during Pranab Mukherjee’s Kathmandu trip

KATHMANDU, Nov. 1: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has requested travellers to use alternative routes during the three-day Nepal visit by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, considering some constraint in the movement of vehicles on those days. The Indian President is coming to Nepal on a three-day state visit from November 2…

11/01/2016

‘Pranab Mukherjee’s visit makes Nepal-India ties more colourful’

KATHMANDU, Oct. 31: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, on Sunday commented that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s upcoming Nepal visit would add more colours to Nepal-India relations. Receiving a Deusi-Bhailo team of journalists on sunday, Rae said the historic ties between the two nations would strengthen further with the high-level…

10/31/2016

Indian President Mukharjee Will be Welcome By President Bhandari at Tribhuvan Airport

KATHMANDU, Oct. 30: At the friendly invitation of the President Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of the Republic of India Pranab Mukherjee is paying a three-day State Visit to Nepal from 2 to 4 November 2016. Accordind to press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Nepal on Oct.…

10/30/2016

All aspects of Nepal-India ties exhaustively discussed: FM Mahat

Kathmandu, Oct 28: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, today said the country's interest and necessity were kept at the centre during Nepal – India Joint Commission's fourth meeting.  Arriving back home after the meeting held at New Delhi, the capital of India, Minister Mahat added that all…

10/28/2016

Nepal- India Joint Commission Meeting

KATHMANDU, Oct. 28: The fourth session of the Nepal- India Joint Commission was held in New Delhi on 27 October 2016. The session was co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahatthe and the Minister of State for External Affairs, Government for India, M. J.…

10/28/2016

House panel slams ministry for poor roads

Kathmandu, Oct. 26: The Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament Tuesday blamed the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) for failing to improve the condition of roads that have gone to rack and ruin. Likewise, the House committee rapped the National Vigilance Centre (NVC) for failing to punish the people…

10/26/2016

Nepal-India relations multifaceted: Minister Mahat

Kavrepalanchowk, Oct 21: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that Nepal-India relations was multi-faceted. Addressing a seminar on 'Nepal-India relations' organized by the Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies at Dhulikhel in the district today, Minister Mahat said that the issues of bilateral ties should be discussed…

10/21/2016

Meeting Chinese President, Indian PM together was a rare coincidence: PM

Kathmandu, Oct. 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Monday termed his meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the same time a rare and happy coincidence. Prime Minister Prachanda made this remark at a press meet upon his arrival at the…

10/18/2016

India, China welcome Nepal's proposal on tri-party understanding

Kathmandu, Oct 17: A proposal by Nepal before the trilateral meeting among Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping has received a positive response.  Prime Minister Prachanda who is presently in Goa, India in course of attending the BRICS- BIMSTEC Outreach…

10/17/2016

India deeply appreciates Russia’s support to our actions against terror: Modi

BENAULIM, GOA, Oct. 15: India on Saturday expressed appreciation of Russia’s “unequivocal condemnation” of the cross-border terror attack in Uri on September 18. “Russia’s clear stand on need to combat terrorism mirrors our own. We deeply appreciate Russia’s understanding and support of our actions to fight cross border terrorism that threatens…

10/15/2016

PM Dahal off to Goa for BRICS-BIMSTEC summit

KATHMANDU, Oct. 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has left for India to participate in the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, on Saturday morning. Dahal is leading an 18-member delegation to the Outreach Summit that would be preceded by a Retreat Meeting of the leaders of BIMSTEC on October 16. Prime Minister Dahal is also…

10/15/2016

CPN-UML hosting tea reception for Dashain, Tihar Saturday

KATHMANDU, Oct. 14: The CPN-UML is organising a tea reception at Shankhapark in the Capital on October 15, on the occasion of the Badadashain, Tihar, Nepal Sambat New Year, Chhath and other festivals. All preparations for the reception have been completed, the party informed the media after a meeting held today…

10/14/2016

House panels to be formed after Dashain

Kathmandu, Oct. 7: Speaker Onsari Gharti Thursday said that the process of the formation of new parliamentary committees, as outlined in the constitution, would start immediately after the Dashain. Talking to media persons at her office at the Singha Durbar, Gharti said that the election to the post of the…

10/07/2016

PM Prachanda vows to make constitution widely acceptable

Kathmandu, Oct 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government was doing hard to amend the constitution through a political consensus with incorporating the voices of the Madhesi, Tharu and Magar communities.  During his meeting with a delegation of political representatives of the Magar community at his official…

10/03/2016

Constitution implementation needs cooperation of all parties: Minister Pandey

Pokhara, Sept 30: Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey today inaugurated a motorable bridge at the area between Lahachowk and Ghachowk in Kaski.  Built at the cost of around Rs 15 million provided by the government, the 24.7 meter long bridge will benefit local people particularly of…

09/30/2016

Three including ex-home minister Ghimire go missing in Trishuli, three others dead

Chitwan, Sept 25: Three people died, while three others, including former Home Minister, Madhav Prasad Ghimire, have gone missing when a jeep plunged into the Trishuli River near Darhechowk VDC-3 along the Prithvi Highway Sunday afternoon.  The deceased have been identified as Ghimire's mother, relative Ram Chandra Karki and security…

09/26/2016

PM Prachanda inspects Melamchi project

Melamchi (Sindhupalchowk), Sept 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda today made an onsite visit to the Melamchi Drinking Water Project's major tunnel at Ambathan in the district.  PM Prachanda, who arrived in the morning, was given a comprehensive briefing on the project activities by Project's Executive Director, Ghanashyam Bhattarai.…

09/23/2016

Foreign Minister Mahat attends General Debate of the 71st Session of UNGA

Kathmandu, Sept 22: Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Foreign Affairs and the leader of Nepali delegation to the 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly, attended the General Debate of the 71th session of the UNGA that began in New York Tuesday.  Minister Mahat is scheduled to address…

09/22/2016

PHSC to study complaints against ambassador nominees

Kathmandu, Sept. 21: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) is set to study complaints registered against proposed ambassadors to India and China, on Wednesday. A meeting of the Committee will look into the complaints soon after the Committee Secretariat submits them to the Committee. Altogether three complaints have been filed…

09/21/2016

Government working to make constitution acceptable to all, address voices of Madheshi, Tharus: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, Sept 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said the government was serious toward addressing the grudges of the Madeshi, Tharu and ethnic communities over the constitution through its amendment.  Addressing a special ceremony organised today at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel on the occasion of the Constitution Day,…

09/19/2016

Constitution Day being marked as national festival today

Kathmandu, Sept 19: One year has passed since the promulgation of the constitution of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The country marks the first anniversary of the constitution’s promulgation through the Constituent Assembly today, meeting people’s aspirations for long. The government is marking this special day as a national…

09/19/2016

India visit very successful : PM Dahal

New Delhi, Sept. 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has assessed his state visit to India as being very successful. “Before I embarked on this visit, I felt it had both challenges and opportunities, but now I am confident I have turned the challenges into opportunities,” Prime Minister Prachanda…

09/18/2016

Nepal, India PMs stress Constitution implementation in Nepal

KATHMANDU, 16 Sept. : Prime Ministers of Nepal and India, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Narendra Modi respectively, on Friday stressed new Constitution implementation in Nepal as they addressed a joint press conference in New Delhi. Reiterating that the countries share historical relationships in various aspects, the PMs also stressed that the…

09/16/2016

PM Dahal lands in Delhi, Swaraj receives him

New Delhi,  September 15, 2016 : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who embarked on a four-day state visit to India, landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Thursday. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received the Nepali Prime Minister at the Airport. Leading a delegation, PM…

09/15/2016

PM Prachanda apprises House of his India visit

Kathmandu, Sept 14:Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said that his state visit to the southern neighbour India, beginning from tomorrow would be focused on improving mutual trust and confidence with a very good intention.  Delivering his statement of public importance regarding his India visit at the Legislature-Parliament meeting…

09/14/2016


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