December 26, 2022 11:39 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The meeting of the parties that supported Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center), to become the Prime Minister is being held today.
September 23, 2022 13:08 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Allegations of political interference in Nepal Police are overwhelming. Almost every promotion is challenged at courts. The fact that the highest level of political maneuvering takes place in transfers is an "open secret".
May 25, 2021 12:38 pm
The deepening crisis of intraparty democracy brushes off the achievement of democratic values and legal standards and creates a feeding ground for brutal and egregious dictators. We are, in a true sense, living under a dictatorship.
May 22, 2021 10:25 am
KATHMANDU, May 22: Five major opposition political parties are scheduled to hold a meeting against the dissolution of parliament at the federal parliament building at 11AM today.
April 30, 2021 11:07 am
KATHMANDU, April 30: Three political parties which earlier registered a no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister of the Gandaki Province, Prithivi Subba Gurung, have demanded security.
August 2, 2019 06:00 am
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.
July 31, 2019 17:45 pm
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.
July 19, 2019 09:05 am
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.
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.
May 6, 2019 06:30 am
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.
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.
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
January 12, 2019 19:11 pm
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.
July 31, 2018 06:30 am
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.
July 24, 2018 19:31 pm
BANKE, July 24: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said political disputes have ended after the country got a new Constitution.
July 21, 2018 08:25 am
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.
July 9, 2018 13:58 pm
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.
June 23, 2018 07:02 am
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.
June 21, 2018 14:26 pm
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.
June 13, 2018 14:09 pm
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.
May 17, 2018 15:31 pm
KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have met separately to disolve their respective parties on Thursday.
May 15, 2018 06:24 am
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.
May 14, 2018 08:17 am
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.
April 26, 2018 06:25 am
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.
March 11, 2018 07:25 am
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.
February 28, 2018 03:00 am
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.
February 26, 2018 06:30 am
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.
February 25, 2018 02:10 am
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.
February 22, 2018 06:30 am
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has taken initiative to bring the Madhes-based parties onboard the government.
February 18, 2018 07:15 am
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.
February 17, 2018 00:15 am
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.
February 15, 2018 16:25 pm
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Election Commission has proposed to hold the election of President and Vice-President within this month.
February 13, 2018 06:00 am
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.
February 10, 2018 07:10 am
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.
January 28, 2018 10:11 am
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.
January 27, 2018 15:47 pm
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.
January 26, 2018 09:25 am
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.
January 24, 2018 07:32 am
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.
January 24, 2018 06:45 am
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.
January 23, 2018 13:06 pm
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.
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.
January 20, 2018 08:05 am
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.
January 19, 2018 14:46 pm
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.
January 19, 2018 09:32 am
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.
January 16, 2018 10:27 am
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.
January 13, 2018 08:45 am
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.
January 12, 2018 08:34 am
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.
January 11, 2018 03:15 am
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.
January 10, 2018 12:16 pm
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.
January 10, 2018 03:23 am
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.