ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead. The state-run news agency said more than 750 soldiers have been detained across the country.
KATHMANDU, July 16: A cabinet meeting held on Friday has decided that the government would face the no-confidence motion registered at Parliament by the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) and the Nepali Congress (NC).
KATHMANDU, July 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali, has argued that the present government did not cower before any foreign interference but remained firm on extolling national sovereignty.
KATHMANDU, July 11: President of main opposition party Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and ruling party CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on the issues relating to the formation of national consensus government, implementation of the constitution and contemporary affairs of the country on Monday.
There has of late been a lot of speculation about the Maoists pulling out of Oli government. Can you clarify the Maoist position on this?
We have been saying that in order to complete the first phase of the implementation of the new constitution we need national consensus, which in turn can be the basis for a government of national unity. When I speak of the first phase of implementation of the new constitution, I mainly hint at the need to complete all three levels of election—local, provincial and federal—in the next 20 months, as envisioned by the new constitution. We have in fact been raising the issue of a government of national unity since the time of Sushil Koirala as prime minister. Yes, there can also be national consensus on policies; and not everyone has to be a part of government. But when you look at our political culture, it will be difficult to establish such broad consensus without a government of national unity.
KATHMANDU, July 6: Many religious schools in the country are operating without official registration and concerned government bodies are unaware of how they are operating and what they are doing in these schools.
KATHMANDU, June 29: The government has decided to retrofit three of the four blocks of Singha Durbar, the historical building which incorporates traditional arts, architecture and artifacts, and falls within the country's central administrative area in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Leader of the major opposition Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has demanded that the government immediately implement the agreement reached on Tuesday to provide Rs 150,000 as first installment to every earthquake-hit household.
DHANGADHI, June 11: Chairman of the CPN Maoist Centre Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reaffirmed on the need of a national consensus government for resolving the existing problems in the country.
Talking to journalists here today, he argued that such a government was needed for implementation of the constitution, the post-earthquake reconstruction, resolution of the Tharu and Madhes problems and taking the peace process to a conclusion.