KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Less than a month before its exit from power, the Sher Bahadur Deuba government on Monday decided to declare all civil servants, security personnel, public sector employees and government teachers killed during the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency as martyrs.
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: With all seven provinces likely to fix the date for the election of the speakers of their provincial assemblies by Monday, the race for speakers in all seven provinces has begun and aspirants have expedited lobbying for themselves in their parties.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: With all seven provinces likely to fix the date for the election of the speakers of their provincial assemblies by Monday, the race for speakers in all seven provinces has begun and aspirants have expedited lobbying for themselves in their parties.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: All seven provinces are likely to get their governments within the next two weeks due to the constitutional provision requiring a chief minister to win vote of confidence from the concerned provincial assembly within 30 days of the declaration of final election results.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: While the government's latest decision to reduce the eligibility age for the elderly allowance suggests that citizens above 65 are not up to any income-generating work and deserve protection under the state's social security policy, a majority of leaders holding key posts in major political parties and in recent governments fall into this age group.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: After its efforts to decide the temporary provincial capitals and recommend the governors in consultation with the left alliance failed, the government on Wednesday went ahead with the decisions on its own.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The government is in a fix over the appointment of governors and fixing of temporary capitals of the seven provinces as the left alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is non-committal about forging an all-party consensus over these issues.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: At least 14 ministers out of the total of 33 in the Sher Bahadur Deuba government are still heading key ministries despite losing the elections as the formation of a new government is being delayed. With the new government expected only after the end of February, they will get a chance to lead the government for three months even after their election defeat.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Ministers representing the CPN (Maoist Center) have stopped going to office after they were rendered without portfolio on September 18. They also do not have any business going out in the field in their official capacity as they do not hold any ministerial portfolio.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Though just a month remains for the summoning of the first meetings of all seven provincial assemblies, the government is yet to fix the provincial capitals, set up the meeting halls for the provincial assemblies and appoint the provincial governors.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: With the government delaying to fix the temporary provincial capitals in the seven provinces, leaders and cadres from across the political spectrum have started lobbying for making their hometowns as provincial capitals.
Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand is considered as one of the confidants of party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Khand, who is a former defense minister, spoke to Republica's Ashok Dahal on Wednesday morning about his party's position on National Assembly formation, government leadership handover and the party's recent electoral performance.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Seventy-eight percent of CPN-UML candidates and 58 percent of CPN (Maoist Center) candidates have won the recently concluded parliamentary and provincial assembly elections across the country.
KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML find themselves at odds whether the new prime minister should be elected prior to the formation of the National Assembly, the upper house of parliament.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Of the total 165 lawmakers in parliament to be elected under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category, at least 40 percent are going to be new faces. In the 275-member lower house, 110 members are to be nominated under the proportional representation (PR) category after the allocation of PR seats to political parties on the basis of the PR votes they secured across the country.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government has intensified searches for top leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplab)-led Communist Party Nepal (CPN), following the increasing number of incidents of attack against election candidates and poll campaigns, at a time when the country is on the verge of key elections.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Many residents of Kathmandu constituency-8 wake up with either their doorbells or their phones ringing early at the break of the day as the candidates for the upcoming elections visit them early in the morning.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Even after repeated incidents of violent attacks on the election campaigns of senior political leaders including government ministers, the government is yet to identify those involved in the attacks.
KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Even three weeks after the term of parliament expired, some senior lawmakers including the speaker and deputy speaker of the parliament have remained reluctant to return the government vehicles they were using to the parliament secretariat.