KATHMANDU, July 4: The formation of the parliamentary committees is still uncertain as the ruling and opposition parties are wrangling over choosing the heads of these committees.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The government has approved the draft of the memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a mechanism to facilitate the programs and projects in Nepal with support from the People's Republic of China.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index climbed up 40.24 points this week to close at 1,424.95 points on Thursday--the last trading day of the week.

Govt formation begins in Province 3 and 5

February 11, 2018 14:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Province 3 and 5 have begun to form provincial governments, the first in Nepal’s federalism.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Electricity tariff in Nepal is one of the highest in South Asia. Experts say unregulated power purchase agreements signed with hydropower developers by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is one of the reasons that has made electricity expensive in Nepal.

BUTWAL, Rupandehi, Jan 25: State Chief of Province No. 5 Uma Kanta Jha today said that he was holding consultations with different political parties, legal experts and other stakeholders for the formation of the province government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: A meeting held between the CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Oli's residence Balkot on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Uncertainty continues over the formation of a new government as incumbent Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba appears determined to stay in office at least until the election of the upper house of parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The process to form a new government would start soon after resolving a few technical hurdles, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Thursday as he reiterated his commitment to stick to the left alliance.

CHITWAN, Jan 4: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday reiterated that the unification of the CPN (UML) and Maoist Center would take place before the formation of the new government, as ongoing consultations in this regard, he said, were taking positive steps.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 31: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba should tender his resignation immediately to pave the way for the formation of a new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that intensive efforts are on for the unification between the CPN (Maoist Center) and the CPN-UML before the new government is formed.

Way opened for govt formation: DPM Thapa

December 30, 2017 19:53 pm

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 30: Deputy Prime Minister and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa on Saturday said a way has been opened legitimately for the formation of a new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Even as President Bidya Devi Bhandari authenticated the much-disputed National Assembly election ordinance  Friday to clear the immediate hurdle to forming the new government, multiple legal riders are still complicating the process. Election officials and legal experts say it may take at least a month more to elect a new government  if everything goes as planned.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have held a meeting at Balkot in Baktapur on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Top leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have decided to expedite negotiations to resolve the current deadlock over the National Assembly ordinance and formation of new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: CPN-UML leader Lal Babu Pandit has said the coming leftist government would be led by KP Oli.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: As the formation of the new government gets delayed over the National Assembly ordinance row and the unity process becomes uncertain,  mistrust between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), which had forged an electoral alliance with an understanding to subsequently unify the two leftist parties, has deepened in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although the constitution  clearly stipulates that a new government needs to be formed within 30 days of the publication of final result for the elections, legal experts are divided over the process for its formation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The CPN-UML and  CPN (Maoist Center), that forged an electoral alliance with further  plans to unify the two leftist parties, have  started formal negotiations for simultaneously expediting party unification and  government formation following their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The process to endorse law on the formation of the National Assembly (NA) has been stalled in lack of consensus among the political parties.

LAHAN, December 14: As homework begins to form the government in Province 2, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), which secured the most parliamentary and provincial assembly seats in the province, have initiated talks on merging the two parties.

New PM without parliament formation!

December 11, 2017 01:48 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Should a single political party secure majority seats in parliament, the party's parliamentary leader can be appointed the prime minister even before the formation of parliament.

Surya Prasad Shrestha was the chief Election Commissioner both during the last Panchayat election of 1986 and during the first parliamentary election of 1991. In the historical context, how does this old observer of Nepal’s election process see the upcoming federal and provincial elections? Mahabir Paudyal caught up with him at his Maharajgunj residence Tuesday evening.

Khagendra Sangraula, a writer and a critic. He is well-known for his straightforward expressive attitude. While talking regarding the recent formation of Left alliance, Sangraula doubted on reasons behind the composition of the alliance citing that CPN (UML) and CPN (MC) are two parties at opposite poles with different historical background, objectives, nd visions.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10  The CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) which recently along with Nayashakti announced the electoral alliance for the nearing elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies have decided to develop common agenda for the National Assembly election.

KATHMANDU, May 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today held consultations with political parties to acquire information regarding the formation of a consensus government.

Formation of labor bank in limbo

January 7, 2017 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Formation of Labor Bank, which is said to utilize remittances sent by migrant workers, is becoming uncertain due to government's apathy.

PARBAT, Nov 2: Education Minister Dhani Ram Paudel has said that the process to form the high level Education Commission is underway.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: At a time when the government is preparing to register a constitution amendment bill in the Parliament to address the demands of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), the dispute between the UDMF and Federal Alliance (FA) has intensified.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today called for the formation of majority government.

KATHMANDU, July 31: At the deadline given by President Bidya Devi Bhandrai to form a consensus government is expiring on Sunday, the President held consultations with top leaders of major three parties today.

JANAKPUR, July 14: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), which has decided to stand against Prime Minister KP Oli, is on the verge of split over the formation of a new government.

NC discussing new govt formation

July 13, 2016 10:23 am

KATHMANDU, July 13: Nepali Congress (NC) is holding a meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the party on Wednesday to discuss the latest political developments after CPN (Maoist Centre) withdrew its support to the current government.