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.

KATHMANDU, June 17: At a time when speculations are rife that Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Shashank Koirala was getting closer to President Sher Bahadur Deuba, severing his allegiance to the rival faction led by Ram Chandra Paudel, a key leader of the rival faction, Shekhar Koirala has held a meeting with him and discussed the current political situation.

BIRATNAGAR, June 15: Opposition members of Province 1 Assembly have accused the ruling party members of trying to prevent them from speaking in the assembly.

Thirty Innovation Leaders have been chosen to work with Daayitwa for the YuwaAaja Campaign. According to the press statement released by Daayitwa, the organization aims to enhance the innovation and leadership capability of the youth to help them advocate for progressive social change and favorable policy reforms on youth employment issues in Nepal.

ROLPA, June 12: Seven-year-old Jiwan BK often breaks into tears over the painful condition of his mother. She had joined the Maoist armed insurgency to improve the lot of people like herself. Since the last two years  she has been suffering from mental illness. When night falls, she is shifted to a shed for goats and chicken, and is released in the morning. Such has been the living hell of Sadhana BK, 30, of Tribeni-5 ever since illness overtook her seven years ago.

BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 3: Finance leaders of the closest U.S. allies vented anger over the Trump administration’s metal import tariffs on Saturday, ending a three-day meeting with a stern rebuke of Washington and setting up a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leaders have hinted at the possibility of change in government in Province 2 in the wake of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) joining the federal government.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Two invitee central committee members of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) have asked chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli about the reasons for excluding them from the central committee.

Communist leaders glitter in gold

May 25, 2018 12:39 pm

KATHMANDU, May 25: The infographics regarding gold possessions by Prime minister KP Sharma Oli and his cabinet of ministers.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Leaders of various political parties have termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent state visit to Nepal 'fruitful'.

Modi meets political leaders

May 13, 2018 08:10 am

Wishes for stability, prosperity and development

KATHMANDU, May 12: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met chairperson of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and other leaders at Hyatt Hotel.

KATHMANDU, May 7: As the rift between the establishment and rival factions of the Nepali Congress (NC) deepens, senior leaders who had extended their support to elect Sher Bahadur Deuba to the post of party president in the last general convention have begun withdrawing their support to him one after another.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Presenting a 50-page proposal at the ongoing central working committee meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC) on Tuesday, seven youth leaders of the party demanded early general convention for leadership handover to the second generation.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have asked party President Sher Bahadur Deuba to leave the post and pave the way for the second-rung leaders to lead the party.  In a meeting of the Central Working Committee of NC on Monday, the second-rung leaders criticized the current leadership for failing to give an ideology and leadership to the party in the changed context.