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Roshan Sedhai

Dying community of gold miners struggles for survival (With video)

July 8, 2018 05:35 AM

SANKATIGHAT, (Bardiya) July 8: Janaki Sonaha gave out a long exasperated sigh of disappointment as she hopelessly searched for the last specks of gold in sand with a wooden plate on the bank of Karnali River here one recent afternoon.

NCP pulls plug on FSFN in Province 2

May 28, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 28: In a dramatic turn of events, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has withdrawn its support given to Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut-led coalition government in Province 2 on Sunday, hours after Raut's party, the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), resumed long stalled negotiation with Prime Minister KP Oli to join the federal government.

UML, Maoist Center merge to form Nepal Communist Party

May 18, 2018 06:52 AM

First general convention to decide party portfolios through consensus

UML, Maoists may announce unification date today

May 17, 2018 06:34 AM

KATHMANDU, May 17: The ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have reached a 'breakthrough' in talks aimed at forming a unified communist party, leaders from the two sides said.

PM’s tweet fuels trust crisis in left alliance

May 9, 2018 07:37 AM

KATHMANDU, May 9: The crisis of trust in the left alliance has been laid bare after a cryptic tweet from Prime Minister KP Oli, allegedly directed at the CPN (Maoist Center), an ally in the coalition government, lashed out at “some opportunists used to changing power equations for personal gain.”

Dahal asks Oli to choose between govt and party leadership

April 28, 2018 06:43 AM

KATHMANDU, April 28: In yet another twist to the left merger, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli to choose between premiership and party leadership.

No progress in left unity talks as deadline looms

April 18, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 18: Talks between leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) on Tuesday failed to make headway as deadlock continues over the latter's demand for a dignified merger.

Left unification could see more delay over power-sharing

April 10, 2018 06:40 AM

KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders of the CPN (Maoist Center) have said that the planned unification between their party and the CPN-UML could be delayed by a few weeks, or even a few months, due to widening distrust between the two sides.

How successful was PM’s India visit?

April 9, 2018 04:42 AM

KATHMANDU, April 9:   Was Prime Minister KP Oli’s India visit a success or was it just an addition to ritual junkets led by past ten Nepali prime ministers in as many years?

Rail line to Kathmandu among accords inked by Nepal, India

April 8, 2018 09:55 AM

KATHMANDU, April 8: Nepal and India have agreed to develop "an electrified rail line" connecting Kathmandu with Raxual of Bihar, as the two sides signed several crucial agreements on Saturday with a spotlight on strengthening connectivity.

Maoist Center's 50/50 demand throw left merger in disarray

April 2, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 2: The plan of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to finalize the left merger has been thrown into disarray due to the latter's demand for 50 percent stake in the unified party.

Drop two-term limit, 70-yr age bar: Left taskforce

March 29, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 29: A task force formed to determine ideological and organizational modality to merge the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) has proposed scrapping a provision which prohibits party members over the age of seventy from taking on leadership position.

Oli’s carrot-and-stick prevails as UML picks Bhandari again

March 8, 2018 06:21 AM

KATHMANDU, March 8: After pushing through the chief ministers and speakers of his choice in the provincial governments, Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has succeeded in endorsing  Bidya Devi Bhandari for a second term as president.

FSFN, left alliance inching closer to deal

March 2, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 1: The possibility of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) joining the left alliance government has increased with both the parties narrowing down on their differences over constitution amendment and sharing of power.

Police issue Chand 70-day warrant to appear in court

March 1, 2018 02:03 AM

KATHMANDU, March 1: The district police office has issued an arrest notice  against former Maoist rebel  Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav' after he failed to show up in  court to face charges of violence carried out by his outfit during the local elections.

UML, Maoists close on key portfolios, intraparty feuding drags on

February 23, 2018 07:54 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: CPN (Maoist Center), the junior partner in the ruling alliance, is likely to get seven ministerial portfolios including home affairs in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s left coalition government.

Oli becomes prime minister again

February 16, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: UML Chairman Khadga Prasad (KP) Sharma Oli who guided the UML-led left alliance to a historic win in the parliamentary and provincial polls was sworn in as Nepal's new prime minister at Office of President on Thursday.

UML, Maoists a step closer to merger deal

February 13, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: CPN-UML's KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, whose  parties are engaged in a merger bid, have agreed in principle to rotate the leadership of the proposed new party, raising fresh hopes of a unity deal on the left before the formation of the new government.

Will left parties merge before new govt?

January 28, 2018 10:11 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Chances of the planned merger between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) concluding before the formation of the new government look slim as Nepal's two main left parties struggle to find a middle point to end the deadlock over the leadership and organization of the new party.

UML, Maoists mulling over 60/40 division of power

January 11, 2018 05:53 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have decided to begin formal negotiations to reach a deal on power-sharing for provincial governments and other constitutional positions.