KATHMANDU, Jan 12: President Ram Chandra Paudel has drawn the attention of the top leaders of the three major political parties to work together to strengthen the democratic system by resolving the pressing issues faced by the country.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The Socialist Front has determined that the government is suppressing anti-federal forces. The meeting also concluded that the government should stand firm on the implementation of federalism.
JANAKPURDHAM, Dec 12: Madhesh has become a focal point for both political discourse and dissent against the existing political system, primarily revolving around issues of republicanism and federalism. Ram Raja Prasad Singh, a prominent figure from Madhesh, not only advocated for a republic in Nepal through an article in the "Times of India" in 1956 but also took direct action by leading the Janawadi Morcha in 2042 BS.
KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The implementation of federalism in Nepal has faced significant challenges due to the non-passage of the Federal Civil Service Bill. Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Anita Devi, acknowledges the difficulties in implementing federalism through administrative means.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The political parties have prepared to form a separate parliamentary special committee focused on the implementation of federalism. According to Padam Giri, chief whip of CPN-UML, an agreement has been reached among the political parties regarding the formation of a special committee.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The National Association of Rural Municipalities in Nepal (NARMIN) has expressed dissatisfaction over some provisions of the Education Bill going to be tabled in parliament by the government.
Nepal was officially declared a Federal Democratic Republic on May 28, 2008, by the first Constituent Assembly, even though it was unable to promulgate a new constitution. However, with the promulgation of the constitution through the second Constituent Assembly on September 20, 2015, Nepal transitioned from a constitutional monarchy and a unitary system of governance to a federal democratic republican system of governance.
The public perception of federalism is increasingly negative, and there is a growing dislike among the people, particularly towards the provincial governments, which constitute the second tier of government in the country's federal structure adopted in 2015 and implemented two years later in 2017.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The concept of federalism adopted by the Constitution of Nepal, 2072 BS, was implemented in the year 2074 BS. In 2074 BS, federalism came into effect after the elections to three levels (local, provincial and federal). Governments were formed at the local level, all the seven provinces and the union.
The greatest achievement of federalism is peace. There is peace throughout the country. We can simply compare the situation of terror during the conflict period and the situation now. If there were no peace in the country, then perhaps nothing would make sense.
The people’s wishes and aspirations have been badly dampened by the political leaders. They have been, by name, political leaders but they have turned out to be political dealers. Consequently, the people wonder if they have made a mistake by overthrowing the monarchy. Voices have been on the rise against federalism.
KATHMANDU, June 12: The sub-national governments have failed to enjoy autonomy even in four years of the implementation of the federal system, mainly due to the mindset of the central government to maintain a grip on the sub-national governments and poor financial management, according to the experts and stakeholders.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As a fresh instance of confrontation between the federal and provincial government, Province 2 Government on Thursday knocked the doors of the apex court, citing interference by the federal government on the matters under its jurisdiction.
LAHAN, Feb 15: The consistent six-year-long struggle for federalism in Madhes materialized when the country adopted federal governance system two years ago. The people of Madhes who had long been chanting 'Ab ki bar, apan sarkar' (our government in place now) became overwhelmed. Be it the local representatives or the provincial cabinet, there were familiar faces everywhere. The appointment of Lal Babu Rauat as the chief minister of Province 2 elated one and all.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Puspa Kamla Dahal has said Nepali People are yet to be familiar with the new federal set-up adopted following the overthrow of the unitary system.
Types of economic activities, degree of infrastructure development, inter-connection with the outer regions and way of living of people determine whether a place is rural or urban. Human civilization has developed through the rural mode in every part of the world. From the hunter-gatherers to discovery of fire and shift toward agriculture and technology, the basis of way of life of people has always been the activities they are involved in. Today, there has been a paradigm shift of way of life of people, from the rural to the urban. Urbanization has continued to ascend in a rapid way.
DHADING/RASUWA, 0ct 20: Himal Simkhada of Fulkharka village of Ganga Jamuna Rural Municipality does not frequent the district headquarters these days. Before the implementation of federalism, he used to frequent the headquarters for official work. And most often than not, the process of completing the work would be full of hassles and time-consuming.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged all the youth and students of his party to stand against anti-federal and anti-democratic republic elements as they are attempting to reinstate obsolete autocratic and unitary system.
Anyone critically following views and opinions peddled by media in Nepal, including social media and major news media, must have sensed this. The information landscape is flooded with half-information and misinformation. Emotion prevails. Reason has taken the backstage. It is easy during such times to lose foresight and context. The costs of decisions made during periods of half-information can be very high and irrevocable.
KATHMANDU, June 27: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal(RJP-N) on Thursday has expressed its dissatisfaction with the government accusing the latter of backtracking on its stance on the formation of administrative court in all provinces.
KATHMANDU, June 25: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has begun talks to form alliance with fringe parties in order to revive the identity movement which has been losing steam since the promulgation of the new constitution in 2015.
DHARAN, May 5: At a time when the parliament of Province 1 is struggling to fix its name and permanent capital, political and civil society leaders in Dharan started staging protests since Sunday demanding Dharan be declared the capital of the province.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Disappointing voters who expected rapid and meaningful development following the restructuring of the country, the provincial governments have spent only a minimum amount from the budget for the current fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, March 23: At a time when a section of Nepali Congress (NC) leaders are voicing in favor of a referendum on federalism and republic, Dr Shekhar Koirala, a key leader of the party, has said the country cannot backtrack from federalism and republic.
KATHMANDU, March 12: The Department of Drug Administration (DDA), the drug regulating body of the country, is in a sorry state. However, the government has done nothing to restructure and empower it according to the spirit of federalism.