ENGLAND, July 3: Some 40 secondary schools in England have banned girls from wearing skirts, one month after a school in Oxfordshire recommended it's male students wear them to deal with soaring temperatures. Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniforms to encompass transgender students, with others consulting on a ban.

KATHMANDU, FEB 18: Despite a supposed breakthrough over the issue of leadership and organization, UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) are still struggling to take their planned merger to a conclusive end amid demands from key leaders of both parties to ensure their status in the proposed new party.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The ruling Nepali Congress has decided to bring together the democratic, progressive and nationalist parties for the electoral alliance. It would be a broader democratic front.

BIRATNAGAR, June 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar today said efforts were on to bring Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) onboard the second phase local level election slated for June 28.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have expressed readiness to briefly postpone the elections after a section of the RJPN leadership signaled that they could reconsider their decision to boycott the polls.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to go for the local level elections after accommodating all political parties.