KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The major political parties have suggested to the Election Commission to hold by-elections in the third week of November to fill elected positions that have fallen vacant.

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 19: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leader Rajendra Mahato has said that 'dubious stance' of the Samajbadi Party Nepal (SPN) was stopping the two parties from reaching a merger deal.

Think before you act

June 3, 2019 02:00 am

We have been advising the prime minister and top leaders of major parties that they should avoid petty programs like launching and inauguration of events.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Two major political parties — the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) — appear sharply divided over how to fund the Nepal-China railroad, which requires investment of several billion of dollars.

Govt's performance dismal: NC

April 30, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 30: The head of the main opposition party Nepali Congress has said the government's performance during its 14 months in office has been dismal. He was addressing the first meeting of the budget session of parliament on Monday.

Why parties split

February 7, 2019 01:00 am

One major reason why political parties are unable to lead the change is because they are not yet ready to transfer power to people

CHITWAN, Jan 12: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel, has stressed the need for both ruling and opposition parties to forge consensus on developmental agendas.

DANG / ROLPA, July 31: Dang district's Babai Rural Municipality-4 used to have a village named 'Maskidar'. The small settlement managed to retain its name for many generations.

BANKE, July 24: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said political disputes have ended after the country got a new Constitution.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The political parties always support Dr Govinda KC when they are in opposition but oppose him when they are in government. It is as though they are only using him for their own political interests.

LONDON, July 9: The Socialist International, or SI, has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in their call for the rights of Palestinian people. SI, a global alliance of 140 political parties, as well as 35 parties currently in national governments, urged for a military embargo to be imposed against Israel until it ceases its violations against the Palestinian people.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A national convention of Nepali Congress (NC) district presidents that ended with a 21-point Hetauda Declaration on Friday concluded that the controversial remarks by ruling party leaders about introducing a directly elected executive presidential system were aimed at pushing the country toward a fresh round of instability.

BEIJING, June 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that political parties hold the key to development, prosperity and good governance, and they are the lead actors. They not only steer the present political course of a country but also shape its future direction, he said.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Chief Whip of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, Bal Krishna Khand, has urged the government to implement the constitutional provision of having speaker and deputy speakers representing from different political parties.

KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have met separately to disolve  their respective parties on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 15: As India treads a fine line between Kathmandu and Madhes, the Madhes-based parties face tough choices on the agenda of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The ruling CPN-UML has taken strong exception to the remark by an Indian parliamentarian who last week said that Janakpur should be made part of India and urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the historical town from Nepal.

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, March 11: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), two Madhes-based parties in parliament, have hinted at supporting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as he seeks a vote of confidence in the House.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 28: Lawmakers of the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in Province 1 have intensified lobbying to become ministers in the provincial government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Madhes-based parties will join the government if Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's government agreed to form a federal commission to redraw the provincial boundaries, leaders of the Tarai-centric parties said on Sunday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has taken initiative to bring the Madhes-based parties onboard the government.

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.

I will remain in political scene but in a different capacity. Smaller parties like mine played a crucial role in promulgating the new constitution. They raised the voice of the voiceless in the parliament and advocated the rights of the marginalized. With promulgation of new constitution, we are heading towards political stability and economic development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Election Commission has proposed to hold the election of President and Vice-President within this month.

KATMANDU, Feb 13: The Election Commission (EC) has given two more days to three political parties to revise their lists of candidates for parliamentary seats under the proportional representation (PR) system.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: With the leftist alliance finalizing its chief ministerial candidates in five provinces except for Province 4 on Friday, it now looks clear that the chief ministerial candidates in the federal Nepal this time won't be ethnically-balanced and gender inclusive.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: CPN (UML) general secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said his party was ready to work together with Tarai centric parties and amend the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: While the government's latest decision to reduce the  eligibility age for the elderly allowance suggests that citizens above 65  are not up to any income-generating work and  deserve protection under the state's social security policy, a majority of leaders holding key posts in major political parties and in recent governments fall into this age group.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Major political parties including CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) have finalized most of their candidates for the National Assembly (NA) polls slated for February 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Only three of the seven federal provinces are likely to see their governments serving out their full five-year tenures as the political parties are exploring the possibility of rotating the chief ministers as part of power-sharing at the provincial level.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Left alliance and Madhes-based political parties have been seen to collaborate regarding the issues of National Assembly election and formation of a new government.

107 parties present expenditure details

January 21, 2018 13:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The Election Commission has so far received income and expenditure details from 107 political parties so far.

LAHAN, Jan 20: The Madesh Movement crossed a decade on Friday. The Madhes-based parties have been marking this day as Martrys' Day since the last 11 years. During the movement which broke out in 2007 demanding rights and fair treatment for the Madhesi people, Ramesh Mahato lost his life while fighting for the cause to become the first martyr of the movement.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Election Commission has allocated election symbols to the 21 political parties that have registered for the purpose of the election to the member of National Assembly.

DANG, Jan 19: On its third day, the indefinite strike demanding Dang to be the capital of province 5 has affected daily life and that of passengers commuting to various districts. Two days ago, the Sher Bahadur Deuba led government had named Rupandehi as temporary provincial capital of the province.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16:  The Election Commission (EC) is holding a discussion with top five political parties today regarding the National Assembly election slated for February 7. The discussion will focus on NA election and the results of Preoperational Representatives for the federal election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Twenty-one political parties have applied at the Election Commission to contest the upcoming upper house elections. The election body had provided parties 15 days to register and the deadline expired Friday.

KHOTANG, Jan 12: A month after the successful completion of the parliamentary and provincial elections, the promotional tools and materials used in the election campaigns are yet to be removed from public places in Khotang.

KHOTANG, Jan 11: A month after the successful completion of the parliamentary and provincial elections, the promotional tools and materials used in the election campaigns are yet to be removed from public places in Khotang.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Even as the three major political parties have refrained from making formal comments on the arrest of Dr Govinda KC, several individual leaders from across party lines have come forward in  support of the orthopedic surgeon, who is facing a contempt of court case.

KHOTANG, Jan 10: A month after the successful completion of the parliamentary and provincial elections, the promotional tools and materials used in the election campaigns are yet to be removed from public places in Khotang.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Ten political parties have applied at the Election Commission to contest the upcoming upper house elections scheduled for February 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Ten political parties have registered themselves at the Election Commission for the purpose of the National Assembly election so far.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: In the run up to the local, parliamentary and provincial elections, UML leaders made relentless efforts to cash in on the support of voters in Butwal, Dang and Nepalgunj with a self-contradictory campaign promise: to make the cities the administrative capital of Province 5.

Many leaders whose names were on the closed list but were denied representation at the time of selection have accused their respective leaderships of nepotism and favoritism in the appointments.

SC summons govt over EC letter to parties

December 30, 2017 01:38 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The Supreme Court on Friday summoned government authorities to discuss whether to issue stay a stay order against a recently issued letter of the Election Commission to various political parties.