Opposition parties preparing for mass demonstration

Published On: December 25, 2016 04:19 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nine Opposition parties including main opposition CPN-UML have made preparations for organizing a mass demonstration against the constitution amendment bill registered in the parliament by the government.

Speaker summons seven-party meeting

Published On: December 25, 2016 02:58 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has summoned a meeting of seven political parties including the major three for Monday in a bid to forge a consensus on lifting the obstruction at parliament.

NC leaders demand to put amendment bill on hold

Published On: December 25, 2016 01:34 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nepali Congress (NC) leaders have raised their voices to announce the date for the local polls by putting the constitution amendment bill on hold.

BAGLUNG, Dec 25: CPN-UML general secretary Ishwor Pokharel today reiterated that the constitution amendment proposal should be put on hold. Saying the proposal was not the need of the hour at this time, he said, "The proposal should be put on hold if not revoked."

CHITWAN, Dec 25: Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narshing KC has opined for declaring a public holiday on the occasion of National Unity Day: on Paush 27.

Treasurers' conference helps in financial transparency: Singh

Published On: December 25, 2016 10:54 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nepali Congress leader, Prakashman Singh, today said the Congress District Treasurers' First National Conference has contributed significantly in bringing about financial transparency in the party.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged all political parties to move ahead on development agendas by forging a common view ground.

MALEKHU, Dec 24: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has asserted that the obstruction of the parliamentary proceedings would only profit autocracy and extremism in the country.

DANG, Dec 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the government authorities to provide services to the people in a smooth, transparent manner as well as to maintain good governance.

Where is federalism heading?

Published On: December 24, 2016 04:20 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The constitution amendment bill has been stuck at the Legislature-Parliament for the past two weeks. The major opposition, CPN-UML, along with some fringe parties, have been obstructing the parliament business arguing that the bill has jeopardized the geographical unity and integrity by hiving off some hill districts from the province No 5, and by making easy provisions on acquisition of naturalized citizenship.