Worst is yet to come

April 30, 2020 16:21 pm

Until April 20, when the government issued two infamous ordinances to change the existing laws regarding political parties and the constitutional council, before the alleged “abduction” of a lawmaker to break a fringe party apart became public, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli still had something to fall back on. Because he has had a critical kidney transplant surgery recently, there was some sympathy for him. The Covid-19 pandemic, which is ravaging the world, was overshadowing the issues of government accountability. There was a space for him to rethink the way he is governing.

At War With a Virus

April 9, 2020 08:52 am

NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump has labeled himself a wartime president, and many others around the world are using similar language. It’s a description that raises an obvious question: What does the history and nature of war tell us about fighting a virus?

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has underscored the need for collective effort to advance the cause of collective leadership in women in the South Asia region.

Reimagining leadership

April 1, 2019 01:00 am

Transitional justice process has not come to a meaningful end because conflict victims were not placed at the center

It’s been a fact since 2017: The Chinese leadership has higher median approval ratings around the world than its U.S. counterpart.

Sahi Ho! campaign completes a year

March 10, 2019 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 10: Equal Access International (EAI) completed one year of the Sahi Ho! campaign, a campaign funded by UN Women Nepal designed to strengthen and promote the leadership and participation of women in the economic sector.

Reimagining leadership

January 28, 2019 01:00 am

Right leadership ensures inclusivity in actions, inspires colleagues to think out of the box and cooperates during times of crisis

New leadership in Kailash Yatra

December 4, 2018 09:53 am

Kailash Yatra Operators Association has selected a new leadership through its general assembly organized under the presidency of Narayan Pokharel. Vice President and General Secretory of the association were selected through election.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Leadership Academy Nepal (LAN) on Wednesday launched a week-long Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in collaboration with Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business Executive Education.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4:Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that efficient activities of the regional organizations have helped further consolidate emotional ties among the member States, raising the feelings of unity to resolve common problems and promoting the feeling of collaboration in regard with efforts of common interests.

CANBERRA, Aug 23: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stubbornly clung to power on Thursday as senior ministers deserted him, saying he would hold a second leadership vote on Friday only if he received a letter signed by the majority of the ruling party.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli stressed the need for also the political leadership to abide by financial laws and rules.

KATHMANDU, May 27: If you are determined to do something concentrating all your strengths on the objective, nothing can stop you from reaching your goal. Age, geographical location, caste and class, all become secondary in the face of zeal and ambition.

Redefining leadership

May 17, 2018 00:20 am

It would be unwise to put entire blame on political leadership and criticize the system without reflecting on our own activities.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Ujaya Shakya, managing director of Outreach Nepal has been awarded with 'Flame Leadership Award' at the Flame Awards 2018 held in Mumbai on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 28: In yet another twist to the left merger, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli to choose between premiership and party leadership.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel lashed out at party President Sher Bahadur Deuba accusing him of not being able to rise above faction politics.

KATHMANDU, April 26: While leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) are coming down heavily on the party leadership for the defeat in the recent parliamentary, provincial and local polls, those close to the party president, Sher Bahadur Deuba, have defended the leadership.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Experts have stressed the need to manage and resolve the water woes at the political level.

KATHMANDU, April 12: CPN (UML) vice-chairman Bhim Rawal has said that discussions still remain regarding the leadership management for the unification of the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center).

CHITWAN, April 9: Nepali Congress leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that the NC could not witness progress unless leadership was changed.

NEPALGUNJ, March 28: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakashman Singh has ruled out the possibility of stronger NC if it continues to be run through an ad hoc basis.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Chhali Maya Thami, a resident of Sorung Khola in Dolakha, has received the “Leadership Award for Community Resilience.”

Good Leadership

March 21, 2018 12:04 pm

In Nepal, there has been an increasing interest in the role of leaders and leadership in the process of development. To some extent, Nepali people might say that lack of good leadership in the country is contributing to the country’s poverty.

BEIJING Mar 9: The world can only benefit as China marches toward "irresistible" national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China's top diplomat said Thursday as he sought to dismiss concerns about China's rise while also underscoring its inevitability.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14:  CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to form a new government under the unified party leadership.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: CPN (MC) has decided to give the responsibility to the top leadership of the party to finalize the 14 candidates from the party for National Assembly election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A meeting between CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday ended with an agreement to give final shape to the power-sharing deal for the provincial governments and key constitutional positions.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18:  Most of the members have criticized the party leadership during the ongoing central committee meeting of Nepali Congress.

Leadership above management

January 9, 2018 09:48 am

We often hear about leadership failures in organizations. There may be several reasons for such failures. In an organization, leadership is the first element whereas management comes as the second aspect. Management is the bottom-line focus whereas leadership always deals with the top line approach.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The UML has proposed to CPN (Maoist Center) to go into a merger with 60:40 percent split in leadership and organization as the two parties expedite backdoor negotiations with view to finalize tentative framework of unification before the formation of new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Former lawmakers of the Nepali Congress (NC) have asked the NC leadership to come clear by adopting a theory-based policy and pragmatic programs for implementation to regain the party's lost strength.

Leadership secrets

December 25, 2017 01:00 am

Nepal is in the process of discovering a home-grown leadership that takes into account social, political, religious and cultural context of the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said the government is eager to hand over the leadership as soon as possible through a due constitutional process by highly respecting the people’s mandate expressed through the recent elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Concerned over the overall standing of the party and their portfolio in the merged entity, second-rung leaders of CPN (Maoist Center) have cautioned against rushing for unification with CPN-UML until there is a clear agreement on power sharing.

CHITWAN, Dec 13: Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Dr Shanshanka Koirala has said resignation of the party leadership is not the solution of the hour.  In his exclusive talks to RSS at his private residence at Gaindakot, Nawalparasi, this morning, he called on party leaders and cadres to unite to face the post-election situation.

BEIJING, Oct 26: With the end of the 19th National Congress, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected new leadership for the party’s politburo standing committee, the top decision-making body of China, with President Xi Jinping as the party general secretary for the second five-year tenure.

GORKHA, Oct 23: CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Narayankaji Shrestha who is contesting the election to the House of Representatives from the Gorkha 2 against Naya Shakti Party coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said the country would not see progress and prosperity under the leadership of Bhattarai.

Election for new NRNA leadership today

October 16, 2017 07:34 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is holding election for new executive committee in Kathmandu on Monday.

FWEAN elects new leadership

October 11, 2017 06:15 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The 14th Annual General Assembly of Federation of Women's Entrepreneurs of Nepal (FWEAN) on Tuesday elected a new executive with Sharada Rijal as president.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance (APPDSA), a leadership Workshop and Youth Forum on Sustainable Development was held on Saturday at World Trade Center, Tripureshwor.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The global community faces multiple challenges such as terrorism, climate change and mass migration and the global leadership should show a greater display of wisdom, knowledge and capacity to address them, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Amid public perception that the Koirala family carries the legacy of the country's oldest party which is currently mired in internal rivalry, three senior leaders of the Koirala family currently active in Nepali Congress (NC) met on Wednesday to forge their future strategy within the party.

NPCCI elects new leadership

July 6, 2017 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, July 6: The annual general meeting (AGM) of Nepal-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NPCCI) held recently has elected a new leadership led by Blessie Gadon Dhakal. Dhakal has been elected as the new president for a two-year term.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Experts have attributed CPN-UML's nationalist stand during and after the Indian economic blockade, the weak leadership of rival parties and a strong organizational base for its victories  in the local elections.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said that he would not make any political interference in the police administration office rather would provide leadership for better performance.

Dalits in leadership

May 22, 2017 00:10 am

JAJARKOT/ BAGLUNG May 22: The local level elections announced after a gap of almost two decades has turned out as a major milestone for Dalit and marginalized communities with many of them securing positions in the local units. A good representation of Dalits in the local units has made the election historic for the Dalit community.

When you’re in college, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the unknowns of your future career. What if you never get a job? What if you get one and hate it? How are you going to build a career you love?

KATHMANDU, March 29: YES! Club World Nepal is organizing ‘International Leadership Camp for Teenagers’ at Shankhamul, Kathmandu, from March 30 to April 7, and at SSRVM School, Biratnagar, from April 4-11.