KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane on Friday stepped down from the ministerial position after the Supreme Court stripped his post of Member of Parliament (MP) on the grounds of his citizenship certificate.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The US Ambassador to Nepal Dean R Thompson has said that the international community is keenly interested to see Nepal’s transitional justice process moving forward to address the concerns of the victims.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The CPN-UML—the second largest political party in parliament—that broke the erstwhile ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress (NC) to form a new government led by the distant third party, CPN (Maoist Center), has significantly lost its ‘bargaining power’ in the new power-sharing equilibrium as Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday won vote of confidence with support of several ‘opposition’ parties including the Nepali Congress (NC).
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Having opposition parties is a crucial aspect of a functioning democracy, as it provides a mechanism for checks and balances on the ruling parties and also allows for alternative viewpoints and policies to be presented and debated. But with all major political parties including the Nepali Congress (NC) giving a vote of confidence to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, there has been a debate if there are opposition parties in parliament.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Alleging that the Nepali Congress (NC) with a tacit support from some ‘foreign powers’ was trying to topple the government led by the Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal even before it could secure vote of confidence, former prime minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has said that they cannot accept foreign interference in the formation of a new government in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: With just two days left to stake claim for the leadership of the new government, two ruling parties-- Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) have expedited an intense negotiation to finalize the power sharing deal.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to release French serial killer Charles Sobhraj from jail. A division bench of justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Til Prasad Shrestha ordered the government to release Sobhraj from jail.
The Constitutional Bench has ruled that suspended Chief Justice Rana cannot resume office mainly on two grounds: First, the impeachment motion filed against Rana at the HoR has not concluded yet and that there has been a decision earlier to carry forward the motion in the new parliament. Second, the administrative chief of the federal parliament does not have rights to exercise the rights of a sovereign parliament.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: With the Election Commission (EC) releasing the final results of the November 20 elections to the members of House of Representatives (HoR), the two major political parties — Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML — have shown interest in forming the next government. But the fractured mandate of the election has made fringe parties with fewer seats in parliament decisive in the formation of a new government than the first and second largest parties.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Ending days of speculations that the CPN (Maoist Center), a constituent party of the ruling alliance, may join the CPN-UML-led alliance, the ruling parties on Monday affirmed that the ruling alliance will remain intact and a new government would be formed by the ruling parties.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The final results of the election to the member of House of Representatives (HoR) under the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system in 162 of the total 165 constituencies are already out. The counting of votes cast under the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system is also closer to an end except in Dolakha, Bajura and Syangja.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepali Congress(NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is facing mounting pressure within his party to pave the way for youth leadership, has started soliciting votes for the crucial Parliamentary Party (PP) leader’s elections due in next few weeks.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: As the final results of the House of Representatives and provincial assembly elections are pouring in from across the country, top leaders of two major political parties—Nepali Congress(NC) and CPN-UML – have started initiating dialogues to forge alliance with the CPN (Maoist Center).