KATHMANDU, March 19: A total of 17 leaders and cadres of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ have been arrested by the police with the government announcement to recognize the party as a criminal and ‘violent group’ and respond to their activities accordingly.
KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Opposition parties have taken strong exception to a draft bill that allows the prime minister to independently mobilize Nepal Army. The Bill on Work, Responsibility and Rights of the National Security Council, awaiting approval of the federal parliament, proposes added powers to the prime minister to deploy army through cabinet decision in the case of a national emergency.
KATHMANDU, March 19: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lifted its House obstruction on Monday after the government promised to make public a probe report prepared by former justice Girish Chandra Lal on the rights violations during the 2015-16 Madhes protests.
KATHMANDU, March 19: CK Raut, the leader of the Alliance for Independent Madhes (AIM) who gave up his secessionist demand by signing an agreement with the government on March 8, has launched a new party named Janamat Party to join mainstream politics.
KATHMANDU, March 18: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of corruption at the Special Court today against then accountant of the Nepal Electricity Authority, Ratnapark distribution center, Umesh Kumar Thakur.