KATHMANDU, August 3: Rabindra Mishra, the former president of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, has said that he will not practice politics such that he wins the elections but the country loses. He said this through his Facebook status on Wednesday.
It is an undeniable fact that there’s an influence of Indian politics that can be seen both ways - positive and negative. Positive in the sense that it has introduced the idea of alternative political parties. Youth in politics has been widely welcomed by the people both in India and Nepal. And negative in the sense that the division between people on the ground of ethnicity and religion can foster the division here too.
KATHMANDU, June 16: Media personality Rabi Lamichhane has announced his plan to join politics. Lamichhane has decided to leave his career as a media person and enter politics. Lamichhane is set to contest from Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, April 26: As many as 141,468 candidates have registered their candidacies for various posts for the upcoming local-level election slated for May 13, according to the Election Commission (EC).
KATHMANDU, April 16: Leaders of major political parties have pledged to prioritize issues and concerns related to children and child rights in their manifesto for upcoming local-level elections. The local level election is slated for May 13 in a single phase.
Songs are the strongest vehicle for the dissemination of different messages in societies across the world. The melody and metrics they have easily draw the attention of the listeners/audiences to the message they carry. As a result, a song can influence the people with the message it carries easily.
Living a hypocritical way of life is oxymoronically comfortable, but the sad reality is that, doing so, we are marching toward a society characterized by ‘individual brilliance and collective failure’.
BUTWAL, Feb 1: The Lumbini Province Assembly has passed 67 bills in four years of its establishment. A total of 74 bills were registered at the Assembly, according to the Province Assembly Secretariat.
BIRATNAGAR, Dec 25: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the question of whether the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement will be passed through the parliament is in the hands of the government.
The Nepali Congress should be able to find the ways of assuring speedy economic progress, supplant the nation from illusively hyped remittance-based economy to a self-generated sustainable economy, hit the problem of unemployment and make the party work in bringing significant changes to the daily lives of the people.
The pandemic, politics, pervasive anxiety over the climate and the economy. Did 2021 leave us any time to ponder anything else? As we limp our way into a new year, there are a few more things we’d like to leave behind, from pop culture’s obsession with all things apocalyptic to the well-meaning but exhausting lay dancers on TikTok
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that his party will join the government soon. Speaking at a Makwanpur District Chapter gathering on Saturday, Chairman Nepal said that the CPN (Unified Socialist) will become a part of the government.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Former Home Minister and politburo member of the main opposition CPN-UML, Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the American Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement should be passed after revising a few provisions.
Actress Kangana Ranaut took the stage and grabbed all attention during the press conference for her upcoming movie 'Thalaivii' in the capital on Thursday. Kangana hinted she could even take the plunge in politics later, just like the protagonist of her latest movie.
KATHMANDU, August 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal met earlier this morning. According to Ganga Dahal, daughter and personal secretary of Chairman Dahal, the two discussed the issue of giving full shape to the Deuba-led Cabinet.
KATHMANDU, August 20: Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has expressed concerns over the new ordinance for party split, stating that it will lead to instability in the country.
KATHMANDU, August 20: Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal sent a request to register a new party at the Election Commission, stating that he was not given a place in the party by CPM-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli. However, the second generation leaders of the UML are trying to halt the split in the party and request Nepal to take his decision back.
KATHMANDU, August 18: CPN (Maoist center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has underscored the need for self-review and determination, citing the complaints that Maoists have forgotten their ‘revolutionary character and culture’ after the peace agreement was signed.
KATHMANDU, August 17: The government has introduced a new ordinance related to splits in political parties. A Cabinet meeting held at Baluwatar on Tuesday decided to introduce the ordinance and send it to the President’s Office for approval.
Nepal’s anarchic monarchy had an unceremonious end after the notorious palace massacre of 1 June 2001. The incident was a kind of implosion within an exclusive system. King Gyanendra was able to drag on the dead and defunct monarchy for the next five years simply because the 9/11 incident took place and subsequently the US declared a “war on terror”.
KATHMANDU, July 27: A report submitted to party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba by the Active Membership Investigation Committee Coordinator Ramesh Lekhak states that 443,678 people have taken the new membership while 409,033 have got their membership renewed.
KATHMANDU, July 25: Pradeep Gyawali, a standing committee member of the CPN-UML has said that no one can break the unity of the party even if someone wants to. He said that the party would move forward unitedly as per the 10-point agreement earlier prepared by the joint task force.
KATHMANDU, July 23: Prime Minister Deuba said that he will vaccinate every single citizen of the country even if he has to take out loans for the purpose. Earlier, Deuba had announced that administering vaccines against people in the country would be the single most priority of the new government.
There are of course good quota systems and bad quota systems. A blanket quota system which reserves only on account of identity can itself suffer from rent-seeking by elites with the quota benefiting the already empowered people of the marginalized group. These people don’t just have superior resources in education and job-related skill sets to be able to get the designated quota but may even use lobbying to obtain the position.
KATHMANDU, July 14: The US Ambassador expressed the optimism of the US Mission to collaborate with the new PM at all levels of the Nepal government in order to advance the Nepal-US friendship of around 75 years.