KATHMANDU, June 12:A new party, Naya Shakti Nepal, under the leadership of former Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai, has been formally announced amidst a gathering of thousands of people convened at Dasharath Stadium here on Sunday. Former prime minister Bhattarai, while addressing the gathering, announced that the singular focus of the new party would be on ensuring speedy development and economic prosperity in the country within a matter of years.

Govt proposal for dialogue positive: General Secretary Suman

Published On: June 13, 2016 11:15 AM NPT By: Republica

LAHAN, June 13: The agitating Federal Alliance affiliate Sadbwana Party General Secretary, Manish Kumar Suman, said the letter received from the government on Sunday for resumption of negotiations has been viewed in a positive light.

Panel tells govt to implement free-visa, free-ticket scheme

Published On: June 13, 2016 05:35 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 12: The International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament on Sunday directed the government to ensure effective implementation of free-visa and free-ticket scheme.

Bill on former digintaries extravagent: House Panel

Published On: June 12, 2016 09:56 PM NPT By: Republica

The sub-committee has recommended that the vehicle, fuel, driver and security facilities should be provided only to former president, former vice-president, former prime minister, former speaker of the parliament and former chief judges.

Agitating parties urge Oli to create environment for talks

Published On: June 12, 2016 09:53 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 13: The government has yet again urged the agitating Madhes-based parties and communities to come for talks to settle their concerns regarding the contents of the new constitution with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli sending official letters to the agitating forces on Sunday. Addressing the launch of Naya Shakti Nepal, a party led by Baburam Bhattarai, on Sunday, PM Oli said that he has urged the disgruntled forces to come for dialogues to settle all their issues.

Nepal-India relations incomparable : DPM Thapa

Published On: June 12, 2016 05:03 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 12: Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa has said Nepal and India, two close neighbors, are enjoying very special relations and these relations are incomparable.

Kathmandu, June 12: The Naya Shakti Nepal, a new political force led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai after his voluntary isolation from the then UCPN (Maoist) is holding a programme at the local Dashrath Stadium to formally announce establishment of a political party.  Top political leaders including Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN ( Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the Legislature-Parliament members have been invited to the inaugural session of the programme, Ram Chandra Jha, a leader representing the Madhes, said

Chand led Maoist cadres attack World Vision's office

Published On: June 12, 2016 11:15 AM NPT By: Republica

NUWAKOT, June 12: The World Vision International Nepal's District Office at Nuwakot came under attack last night.  Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplop' led CPN Maoist has taken responsibility for the attack which took place at 12:30 am.

Yunnan Governor pays courtesy call on Vice President Pun

Published On: June 11, 2016 10:12 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 11: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun 'Pasang', who is on an official visit to China, was paid a courtesy call Saturday by Governor of Yunnan Provincial People's Government, Chen Hao. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged their views on cooperation between Nepal and the Yunnan Province of China, the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing said in a press release.

Dahal stresses national consensus Government

Published On: June 11, 2016 06:49 PM NPT By: Republica

DHANGADHI, June 11: Chairman of the CPN Maoist Centre Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reaffirmed on the need of a national consensus government for resolving the existing problems in the country. Talking to journalists here today, he argued that such a government was needed for implementation of the constitution, the post-earthquake reconstruction, resolution of the Tharu and Madhes problems and taking the peace process to a conclusion.