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Prakash Timalsina

Senior Political Correspondent @nagarik_news and @RepublicaNepal based in Kathmandu, Nepal

Party unification coordination committee meeting underway at Baluwatar

May 17, 2018 12:59 PM

KATHMANDU, May 17: Both the chairpersons of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have jointly planted a sapling of Ginkgo Biloba on the premises of Baluwatar, a plant that survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagashaki during the Second World War.

Govt scouting land for storage of petrol from China

May 16, 2018 06:57 AM

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has expedited its search for land to store petroleum products to be imported from China in line with the agreement reached with the northern neighbor on fuel imports.

Upendra Yadav contesting polls from Saptari-2, Ashok Rai from Sunsari-1

October 31, 2017 17:52 PM

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has unveiled its list of candidates for the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections.

Indian establishment urges RJP to forge electoral alliance with NC

October 26, 2017 15:58 PM

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Indian establishment and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri have piled pressure on the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) to forge electoral alliance with Nepali Congress (NC) for the upcoming elections.

Hullabaloo as candidate from hill origin features in RJPN PR list

October 16, 2017 18:38 PM

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: There was a hullabaloo in the party office of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) after a woman was found enlisted in the close list of candidates under proportional representation category.

Four MC leaders register note of dissent differing party’s decision on poll alliance

October 3, 2017 11:42 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Four central committee members of CPN (Maoist Center) have registered note of dissent differing the party’s decision of poll alliance with CPN-UML.

MC to vie poll alliance with UML; targets party unification

October 3, 2017 09:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to make electoral alliance with main opposition CPN-UML for upcoming elections.

Govt vows to take action against NOCs’ Khadka and Sajha’s Sharma: DPM Shrestha

September 14, 2017 18:18 PM

KATHMANDU, September 14: Government is preparing to take action against Gopal Khadka, Managing Director of Nepal Oil Corporation and Dolindra Prasad Sharma, Chairman and General Manager of Sajha Prakashan.

FSFN picks candidates for Province 2 (with list)

August 29, 2017 18:26 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has picked candidates for the third phase of local elections to be held in Province 2. The candidates have been chosen for the local units in Siraha, Rautahat and Parsa, according to FSFN.

Do donors/INGOs influence policy-making?

July 21, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 20: International non-government organizations (INGOs) are spending over Rs 89 billion since last fiscal year in various constitutional organs and government ministries, including those considered sensitive in terms of national security.

INGOs spent Rs 23b in 22 tarai districts in a year

July 18, 2017 05:45 AM

KATHMANDU, July 17: Over Rs 23 billion was spent through various INGOs in the 22 tarai districts of the country during fiscal year 2016/017, it is learnt. A total of 74 INGOs had channelled Rs 23.85 billion through 745 projects in the tarai, which includes the country’s southern plans from Jhapa district in the east to Kanchanpur in the west.

Ruling parties agree to postpone local polls in Province 2

June 15, 2017 13:01 PM

KATHMANDU, June 15: Leaders of ruling parties agreed to postpone the local level elections in Province 2. The leaders of the ruling parties agreed to postpone the elections in the province during a meeting with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leaders. The meeting is underway at Prime Minister's Office in Singha Durbar.

RJPN to intensify protest to disrupt election

June 11, 2017 17:22 PM

KATHMANDU, June 11: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has announced protest programs to disrupt the election process of the second phase of local level elections.

Dahal and Oli discuss holding second-phase election before May 29

May 4, 2017 12:57 PM

KATHMANDU, May 4: The meeting of the heavy weights of the two parties-CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) were held today at the office of House Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar in the capital city to discuss the current political situation.

RJPN holding 'unification gathering' in capital

May 2, 2017 14:58 PM

KATHMANDU, May 2: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), a newly formed party comprising Madhes-based parties, is organizing a unification gathering in the Capital on Tuesday.

Lawmakers submit 45 statute amendment proposals; ruling alliance yet to submit

April 29, 2017 17:34 PM

KATHMANDU, April 29: With the deadline for submitting constitution amendment proposals to the revised constitution amendment bill ending today, lawmakers from various political parties have submitted 45 amendment proposals at the Bill Section of the Legislature-Parliament.

Five major parties stress local polls on May 14 at any cost

April 19, 2017 11:57 AM

KATHMANDU, April 19: The meeting between five major parties concluded that the local level elections should be conducted on May 14 at any cost.

Renu Dahal to contest for Mayor from Bharatpur Metropolitan City

April 4, 2017 17:36 PM

KATHMANDU, April 4: Renu Dahal, politburo member of CPN-Maoist Centre and daughter of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said that she would register her candidacy for the post of the Mayor from the Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

Parties mulling to move ahead shelving the delineation issue

March 14, 2017 13:06 PM

KATHMANDU, March 14: With the deadline of the local election fast approaching, the political parties are making preparations to endorse the constitution amendment bill by leaving out the issue of delineation.

Dalit, minority women to see big increase among elected

February 28, 2017 07:37 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities in various state structures. The local elections scheduled to be held on May 14 are set to largely address this demand.