Journos demonstrate against anti-press bills

Published On: May 18, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 18: Journalists across the country staged protest against the Media Council Bill on Friday saying that the bill squeezes independent media and press freedom.

Merger as NCP fails to erase past identities as UML, Maoist

Published On: May 18, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 18: Failing to merge the committees and wings of the two former parties – UML and Maoist -- into singular entities even months after their unification pledges, the top leaders of the NCP have come up with a formula.

Helicopter with PM Oli onboard makes emergency landing

Published On: May 17, 2019 07:03 PM NPT By: Republica

BHARATPUR, May 17: The helicopter carrying Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has made an emergency landing at Nepal Army barrack of Bharatpur in Chitwan today.

RPP to hold second round of discussion with govt

Published On: May 17, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 17: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has directed its talks committee to initiate a second round of talks with the government in view of the positive gestures for dialogue.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has spoken of the need of undoing the culture of groupism inside the party to ensure its strong presence.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the then general secretary of the CPN (UML) Madan Bhandari and chief of the party organization department, Jivraj Ashrit, had played a significant role in taking the communist movement in the country to a new height.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal said on Friday that it was unaware regarding its lawmaker Iqbal Miya’s visit to Latvia to participate in the event related to ‘free-Tibet movement’.

US worried by probe into dissemination of news on Dalai

Published On: May 17, 2019 08:27 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 17: The US has expressed its concern over the government’s move to probe three journalists working with the national news agency over the dissemination of a news item regarding exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama.

MPs clarify over their Latvia visit

Published On: May 17, 2019 08:22 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 17: Following controversy over their participation in a function linked to free-Tibet movement in Latvia, Parliament Secretariat on Thursday summoned lawmakers Pradip Yadav and Iqbal Miya for questioning.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Although Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara issued a ruling last week to remove some 'un-parliamentary words' spoken during heated exchanges between Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and opposition lawmakers who were raising some critical questions in parliament last week, it will likely take a few months to decide which specific words to remove.