NEW DELHI, Sept 10: G20 leaders papered over deep divisions on the war in Ukraine and tackling climate change Saturday, avoiding direct criticism of Moscow and any concrete pledge to phase out polluting fossil fuels.

UML delegation off to China

September 3, 2023 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 3: The leaders of the CPN-UML have embarked on an official visit to China. Gagan Bista, Secretary of the UML Publicity Department, announced that a high-level delegation from the party, led by General Secretary Shankar Pokharel, went to China on Saturday evening.

NEW DELHI, Sep 3: Amid media reports that some heads of state may skip the G20 Summit in India next week, sources said that many leaders skip global summits for their own reasons from time to time and it is not always possible for every leader to attend every summit.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The meeting of the top leaders of major political parties has concluded on a positive note, it has been said.

Leadership was traditionally known as a person’s ability to acquire followers. Traits like charisma, chivalry, negotiation, loyalty, and heroism drew the portrait of an effective leader, and the tribal cultures of the early centuries lived by it. In the past, nations believed in the Great Man theory—leaders are born, not made.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Balendra Shah, the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), has said that the leaders should be dumped in Sisdol to clean up the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25:  CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other top leaders are heading towards Sheetal Niwas to form a new government at the behest of CPN UML Chairman Oli.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah has said that the political practice of the past one and a half decades has established the inevitability of course correction.

KATHMANDU, August 19: There has been a major change in the division of work of the leaders in the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) after the departure of the Baburam Bhattarai group. Along with the division of work, various election-focused organizations have also been formed in the party.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Three senior leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) - Bimalendra Nidhi, Dr Shashank Koirala and Prakash Man Singh - have held a lunch meeting at the residence of Singh in Chaksibari on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Former Prime Ministers, party leaders, lawmakers and other prominent figures have urged one and all to celebrate this year’s Dashain festival staying where they are and being cautious amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 27: In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn’t kill us, climate change will.

JERUSALEM, Jan 23: Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.

HONG KONG, Nov 19 : Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it humanely.

To fight against chronic issues of corruption, bad governance and impunity, we need leaders with integrity

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: A secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party held on Monday has instructed its party leaders and cadres not to comment or criticize party leaders publicly.

DANG, Aug 1: When Krishna Chaudhary of Bardiya got elected to the post of Provincial Assembly member, one of her major agenda was to fix the provincial capital in a place convenient for majority of people.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties have expressed differing views on the issue of obstruction of the parliament proceedings on the second day over the issue of Sarlahi incident.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The top brass of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been struggling to figure out a solution for power-sharing in the party’s key departments as multiple party leaders have staked their claims to certain posts.

KATHMANDU, July 24: On June 30, Uttam Babu Shrestha, a non-resident Nepali (NRN) based in Australia, complained on his Facebook post that NRN election is turning into a highly expensive exercise. This was just a week ahead of the scheduled election of the NRNA-Australia Chapter to pick its leadership for the next two years.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Ahead of a crucial secretariat meeting slated for Sunday, a group of leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) representing the erstwhile CPN-UML have been exerting pressure on the party chairman KP Oli to appoint Bamdev Gautam as the party’s organization chief. They have also urged him to help appoint former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal as the chief of the party’s international department.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Police have arrested leaders and cadres of outlawed Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand in Nawalparasi and Surkhet on Thursday.

EU leaders have struck a deal to put women in two of the most important policymaking jobs in the EU for the first time.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Physical Infrastructure an Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has ruled out the immediate possibility of a cabinet reshuffle. He said the reports of cabinet reshuffle were just rumors.

BIRATNAGAR, June 24: Police have arrested three district leaders of outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) with weapons on Monday.

BANGKOK, June 23: Leaders from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region here during the 34th ASEAN Summit.

BANGKOK, June 22: Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the South China Sea and the plight of ethnic Rohingya fleeing Myanmar.

KATHMANDU, May 24: While thanking the ruling and opposition party leaders of Nepal for their congratulatory messages on his re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to take India-Nepal ties to ever greater heights.

More Chand cadres quit party

April 20, 2019 03:25 am

SURKHET, April 20: As the government banned the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) led by Netra Bikram Chand, the number of leaders and cadres quitting the party has increased significantly.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The government has stepped up efforts to arrest the leaders and cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) ever since the government restricted the activities of the outfit on March 12. In coordination of the special task force formed by the Nepal Police to monitor the activities of the terrorist-labeled party, district police offices (DPO) across the nation have stepped up the arrest of the members of the outfit.

Israeli authorities have announced they will indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges but Netanyahu labeled the move an opposition scheme intended to force him out of the running in the upcoming election on April 9.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal Communist Party Standing Committee (SC) members have criticized the party leadership and others in positions of power for their lavish lifestyle and for forgetting the party's original base of grassroots politics.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and leaders of various political parties have expressed sorrow over the demise of Former Prime Minister Dr Tulsi Giri.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8 : Senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Saturday boycotted the party’s secretariat meeting.

Failing leader

December 4, 2018 01:00 am

The poster boy of national progress and prosperity is losing his sheen, with his freshly-hung pictures looking down mockingly

How leaders should rule

November 24, 2018 00:05 am

For ages, how leaders should rule has been a matter of debate and discussion. From Manu to Kautilya to Plato to Machiavelli, philosophers have dwelled on this subject. With evolution of modern nation states in the 1960s, concept of ruling has found wider currency across the globe. It is an important issue now because some of the established norms of ruling which worked for centuries have been challenged.

PORT MORESBY, Nov 18: Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies were unable to agree on communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment dominated the meeting.

JAJARKOT, Nov 17: There is a long-list of political leaders who have completely ignored their election promises after winning. In fact, only a few leaders in the history of democratic Nepal have delivered on their election promises.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12 : Senior Nepali Congress leaders have expressed dissatisfaction over the nomination of Bijay Kumar Gachhadar as the vice-president of the party.

Height of moral deficiency, says ex-chief secretary Koirala

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Diplomats from Kosovo, a self-declared independent country in the Balkan region of Europe, have held talks with leaders from various political parties and civil society members in Nepal to make their case for Nepal's recognition of Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state.

Disgruntled NCP leaders gang up on Oli

September 29, 2018 07:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: While Prime Minister KP Oli is busy holding bilateral meetings at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York, a section of leaders from his party, Nepal Communist Party, are mounting pressure against him.

No country for new leaders

September 20, 2018 01:30 am

Obama became the US president 13 years after Deuba became Nepal’s prime minister in 1995. When Jhalanath Khanal became UML’s general secretary, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was not even born.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Leaders visiting hospitals in foreign land will not be entertained from now onward.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Senior leaders of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have requested the party’s spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha to take back his decision to resign from the post.

CHITWAN, July 28: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the reason behind the weakness of NC was that it seemed like two parties.

Vladimir Putin has earned a reputation for keeping other world leaders waiting. Since 2003, the Russian leader has arrived late for numerous high profile meetings with heads of state, dignitaries and prominent officials.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Police have arrested nine party senior party leaders of Bibeksheel Sajha (BSP) after they started a protest program at Maitighar Mandala, a prohibited zone for protest.

DHANGADHI, June 20: The provincial parliamentary committees also known as 'mini-parliaments' is operating without leaders in Province 7 since its formation. It has been five months since the provincial assembly started conducting meetings but four committees still do not have chairpersons

KATHMANDU, June 19: Stakeholders including the kin of those disappeared and authorities mandated to deal with the conflict-era cases have alleged that the negligence by the ruling leaders has delayed the peoples’  right to know the whereabouts of their missing relatives.