PARBAT, July 24: Nande Damai of Jaljala Rural Municipality-8 in Parbat district has been compelled to live in the streets with three other members of his family after his house was destroyed by a landslide that struck his village five days ago. They were somehow able to save their lives by escaping the landslide debris. But now, they are living a miserable life in the streets.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) is all set to start a new rule in the accident-prone Jagati-Koteshwar road section under which heavy vehicles including trucks, cargo vehicles and passenger buses will have to use the left side of the road while motorcycles, cars, taxis, tourist buses, and government vehicles will have to use the right side.

PANCHTHAR, June 15: In Yangwarak Rural Municipality, which lies in the northern part of Panchthar district, there is an old small building. 'Border Administration Office' is written on a signboard nearby the building but the letters are almost rubbed out. The Nepali national flag there is also worn out.

GORKHA, June 12:  Few days ago, seventy-two-year-old Laxman Ghale of Kashigaun-6 in Dharche Rural Municipality was seen carrying old corrugated zinc sheets uphill with great difficulty.

JANAKPUR, June 5: A year ago, Janakpur was declared temporary capital of Province 2 amid protest against the decision. Residents of Birgunj protested against the decision while pitching their own city for getting the status. Though the protests have not completely simmered, Janakpur is struggling to get a makeover. Despite having rich cultural and historical heritages, the city continues to be plagued with dilapidated roads, garbage mismanagement and messy market areas, among others.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Arguing that he was duly elected as party president by his party’s general convention, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that he won’t step down as president just because some leaders in the party want him to.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Shanti Jirel Pakhrin was in the first month of pregnancy when her husband, Buddhiman Pakhrin, was brutally killed by the then rebel CPN-Maoist on the charge of not providing donation to the party. Pakhrin, the then chairperson of Thulopatal VDC was killed in Syauli Bazaar of Dolakha district in December 2002, seven days after he was abducted.

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KATHMANDU, May 12: The Department of Transport Management's decision to take out 26 microbuses plying the Gongabu – Samakhusi – Ratnapark route has added to the transport woes of commuters here.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has presented the priorities and principles of the appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year 2018/19 in federal parliament, outlining fundamentals and areas that the government would consider while bringing the budget for the first time after the operationalization of the new federal structure.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The crisis of trust in the left alliance has been laid bare after a cryptic tweet from Prime Minister KP Oli, allegedly directed at the CPN (Maoist Center), an ally in the coalition government, lashed out at “some opportunists used to changing power equations for personal gain.”

RAUTAHAT, April 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the left alliance government was preparing the government policies and programs to facelift the country.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) are weighing on other options available to them amid little progress in coalition talks with the government.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The CPN-UML and the Maoist Center converged to mark the establishment of Nepal Communist Party and birthday of Lenin at National Hall, Exhibition road.

No progress in talks on left unity

April 22, 2018 06:53 am

KATHMANDU, April 22: The third day of talks between top guns of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) ended inconclusively on Saturday as differences over power sharing and rotation of premiership continue to hinder unification efforts between the two ruling parties.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The third day of talks between top guns of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) ended inconclusively on Saturday as differences over power sharing and rotation of premiership continue to hinder unification efforts between the two ruling parties.

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KATHMANDU, April 18: Talks between leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) on Tuesday failed to make headway as deadlock continues over the latter's demand for a dignified merger.

Left unification on April 22: Dahal

April 15, 2018 06:00 am

BAGLUNG, April 15: At a time when speculation is rife that the unification between the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) could be delayed by a few weeks due to growing difference between the two parties, CPN Maoist (Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the two parties will be formally united on April 22, the date set by the merger coordination committee for the announcement of the party unification.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) have expressed surprise over what they called "unexplained delays" in putting into writing an understanding reached between their party and the left alliance on the issues of power-sharing and constitution amendment.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders of the CPN (Maoist Center) have said that the planned unification between their party and the CPN-UML could be delayed by a few weeks, or even a few months, due to widening distrust between the two sides.

DANG, April 10: On Sunday, the provincial government of Province 5 unveiled its plans and policies in which it focused mostly on the development agricultural and industrial sector as the basis economic development.

DOLAKHA, April 7: Cadres close to the left alliance held District Coordination Committee chairperson Dabal Pandey and his wife were abducted for six hours at Sunkhani.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The plan of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to finalize the left merger has been thrown into disarray due to the latter's demand for 50 percent stake in the unified party.

KATHMANDU, Mar 20: Three student unions affiliated to three major political parties protested in front of Maitighar Mandala and called for an indefinite educational strike from Sunday if their demands are not to be fulfilled.

KATHMANDU, March 29: A task force formed to determine ideological and organizational modality to merge the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) has proposed scrapping a provision which prohibits party members over the age of seventy from taking on leadership position.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Leaders of the left alliance of the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), who are tasked with finalizing the ideological and organizational policies of the unified party, plan to announce the two parties' formal unification on April 22, coinciding with the anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of Nepal in 1949.

ROLPA, March 21: Like in the rest of the country, scores of children in Rolpa district, too, are busy preparing for their final exams this year. Besides attending the school regularly, many of the children are also taking private tuition classes. With the exams approaching, children walking around clutching books and notebooks in their hands has become a common sight these days.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: The Left Alliance has directed all parliamentarians to cast their votes in favor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

TIKAPUR, March 11: There were days when rice milled in Kailali district used to reach all over the country as well as be exported to India.

TIKAPUR, March 9: There were days when rice milled in Kailali district used to reach all over the country as well as be exported to India.

KATHMANDU, March 5:  A meeting held on Monday between Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively.

KATHMANDU, March 3: CPN-UML and Maoist Centre’s leaders, including former speaker, Subash Chandra Nembang jointly concluded orientation to federal parliamentarians. The orientation at the International Convention Center, New Banewshwor dwelt on the role of parliamentarians, including technical knowhow of parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The possibility of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) joining the left alliance government has increased with both the parties narrowing down on their differences over constitution amendment and sharing of power.

KATHMANDU, March 1: A meeting between  Left Alliance and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively after they could not strike a deal on power-sharing on matters related to joining the government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal have held a discussion on constitution amendment and participation in the newly formed government.

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 27: Parliamentary party leader of Province No. 2 of CPN (UML) Satya Narayan Mandal has said that province 2 is likely to have the government with participation of the left alliance.  At a programme in Rajbiraj on Monday, UML’s standing committee member Mandal said that efforts are ongoing for the formation of the province government with participation of the left alliance for the development and prosperity of the province.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Power tussle among different factions within the CPN-UML and struggle of old versus new faces in CPN (Maoist Center) have further deepened the already wide rift between the two left parties that command majority in the parliament. The rift between the left alliance members first became visible during selection of candidates for federal and provincial polls and later during appointment of parties' nominees for provincial governments.

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KATHMANDU, FEB 18: Despite a supposed breakthrough over the issue of leadership and organization, UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) are still struggling to take their planned merger to a conclusive end amid demands from key leaders of both parties to ensure their status in the proposed new party.

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Left sweeps upper house with 37 seats

February 8, 2018 01:21 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Election to the National Assembly was held on Wednesday in six provinces of the total seven, paving way for the long-delayed power transfer to the poll-winning parties.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 7: Both candidates of the left alliance have emerged victorious in the National Assembly election held in Province 1 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that left alliance unification process would be concluded soon by resolving ideological and organisational problems with CPN (Maoist Centre).

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The alliance between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) would remain intact even if the current efforts to unify the two parties before the formation of the new government failed to materialize.

Dahal says left unity in next few days

February 2, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The proposed unification between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), Nepal's two major parties, would take place in the next few days, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said, hinting at a possibility of a tentative deal on l the ft merger before the formation of the new government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A serious mistrust and suspicion has surfaced between the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lately as the left alliance has expedited backdoor negotiations with FSFN to form government in Province 2 with its support.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has expressed determination that all commitments made by left alliance before the people during House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies elections would be fully implemented.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have reached a power-sharing deal to form a government in four and two federal provinces respectively.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Chances of the planned merger between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) concluding before the formation of the new government look slim as Nepal's two main left parties struggle to find a middle point to end the deadlock over the leadership and organization of the new party.