PHSC to issue notice for parliamentary hearing

Published On: January 5, 2017 04:37 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has decided to issue a notice for the parliamentary hearings of two chief judges of the High Court for appointment as the Supreme Court justices.

In pictures: UML’s motorcycle rally

Published On: January 5, 2017 04:12 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The CPN-UML organized a motorcycle rally in the Capital City on Thursday as a part of the protest against the constitution amendment bill.

Constitution amendment bill will be endorsed: Mahantha Thakur

Published On: January 5, 2017 02:50 PM NPT By: Republica

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.

Govt ‘decides’ to sack NRA chief Gyewali

Published On: January 5, 2017 01:02 PM NPT By: Praveen Dhakal

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The government is preparing to remove chief executive officer of the National Reconstruction authority (NRA), Sushil GyewaIi. According to Minister for Population and Environment, Jay Dev Joshi, almost all members of the Council of Ministers have agreed to dismiss Gyewali.

EC to estimate the number of parties contesting polls

Published On: January 5, 2017 08:32 AM NPT By: Republica

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.

Announcement of polls date in a few days: PM

Published On: January 5, 2017 08:30 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the announcement of election date was forthcoming with the commencement of the processes of tabling the constitution amendment bill and the election-related bills at the Legislature-Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Although the Indian media and defense strategy community have been raising serious concerns about the proposed first-ever military drill between China and Nepal, Indian State Minister for External Affairs V K Singh on Wednesday said the drill would not create any rift between Nepal and India.

Parties talk putting boundary revision on hold

Published On: January 5, 2017 07:52 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Following the recent Supreme Court ruling on the constitutional amendment bill, the political parties have started informal negotiations on putting the issue of provincial demarcations on hold.

Amend Article 274 if needed: Madhes parties

Published On: January 5, 2017 01:50 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Madhes-based parties, which are demanding amendment to the constitution, have said that the argument of the main opposition CPN-UML that Article 274 does not allow the parliament to amend the provincial boundaries has no justification.

VP office seeks action against Chinese tour firm over ad

Published On: January 5, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: It is considered normal for travel companies to attract customers  with various attractive packages. They sometimes do not even hesitate to exaggerate what they have on offer.