Although the battle between ultra nationalists and the readily villainized Nepali diaspora appears to be over economical disagreements on the surface, the true war is entirely political.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Nepal Red Cross Society is embroiled in controversy once again as political interference and corruption have hindered its operations. The Ministry of Home Affairs recently issued orders for the preparation of its elections, disregarding previous instructions given by the District Administration Office.

Learning from the past failures in political, diplomatic and security intelligence, Nepal needs to take pragmatic steps to upgrade its intelligence mechanisms.

KOLKATA, June 11: Three people died in fresh political violence between members of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party and a local rival in restive West Bengal state, authorities said Tuesday.

LONDON, Nov 22: Google is expanding stricter requirements for political advertising to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc’s elections next year.

Closing political gender gap

September 30, 2018 00:30 am

Greater care obligations, reinforced by public perceptions of a “woman’s role,” undermine women’s ability to run for public office

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

KREMLIN, July 28: Washington's use of payment systems for political purposes undermines the US dollar as a global currency, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the BRICS Summit in South Africa.Putin added that Russia has no intention of getting rid of the US dollar, as the currency is widely used in international trade and business.

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, July 9: The government has started handing over letters of termination of appointment to those who were appointed by the former government led by Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, July 6:The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has advised the government to withdraw the recent decision of the Council of Ministers to revoke decisions about political appointments made by the erstwhile government led by party president Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nepali Congress has slammed government for annulling all political appointments made by the then government after the election code of conduct were introduced for the Province Assembly and Federal Assembly elections 2017.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Nearly 300 government staffers appointed to various sectors by the then Deuba-led government have lost their jobs.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The meeting of the Council of Ministers has decided to annul all political appointments made by the then government after the election code of conduct was introduced for the House of Representatives and National Assembly elections 2074.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee has passed a 10-point decision with the Kathmandu declaration from its recent national gathering.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The high-level committee formed by the home ministry to investigate the smuggling of 33 kg of gold has not been able to trace any political links to the case although some of those accused in this connection have indicated the involvement of politicians.

Most of us have known Rajesh Hamal as an intelligent actor of Nepali film industry, the actor who has played in over 100 films in his career, and who at times appears in quiz shows and television interviews. But what is the superstar’s understanding of Nepali politics, economy, society and Nepal’s foreign affairs? Where do we stand as a nation today? Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal met the superstar to explore various aspects of Nepali politics.

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.

MAHOTTARI, June 11: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has affirmed that there will be no political instability in the nation from now on.

Nepal’s political paradox

June 7, 2018 01:00 am

Nepali communists have come to power through elections. Instead of democracy killing communism, communism here has thrived under democracy

Modi meets political leaders

May 13, 2018 08:10 am

Wishes for stability, prosperity and development

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

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a major political transformation envisaged in the Constitution was the restructuring of the State into federal set up.

March 30: It has come to light that the United Nations office in Nepal is conducting a detailed study on highly sensitive political issues such as federalism, identity politics and ethnicity without clearing it with the government.

Political synopsis of past one week

March 19, 2018 17:21 pm

KATHMANDU, March 19: The third week of March witnessed a sudden flurry of activities on the political fronts including the election of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. President Bhandari was re-elected with 39,275 votes on Tuesday (March 13) with the backing of the Left-Alliance while her one and only rival from the main opposition Kumari Laxmi Rai got 11,730 votes.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Saturday met Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and demanded immediate release of Resham Chaudhary, who was elected member of parliament from Kailali on an  RJPN ticket. He is alleged to be the mastermind behind the  Tikapur carnage.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The ruling Left Alliance - CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have said that they will complete the first draft of the interim statue by March 6.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The ruling Left Alliance - CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) - have said that they will jointly start preparing a political document jointly on the basis of common political ideology from Monday.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 13: A drama named ‘Ranipokhari Tender’ was organized at Aastha Theater of Liwali, Bhaktapur for three days.

MALE/COLOMBO, Feb 7: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup afterdeclaring a state of emergency the day before and arresting two Supreme Court justices and opposition figures.

MALDIVES, Feb 2: The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Thursday ordered the immediate release of political prisoners including former president Mohamed Nasheed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Various leaders have suggested discouraging political influence in development of local-levels.

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 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari's move to host a dinner party for the entire family of CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other leaders of the left alliance has triggered speculations in the political fraternity. Her “dinner policy” has been construed as a strategy of lobbying for a second term as the president.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the leftist alliance has to put in a lot of effort for achieving economic development with political stability in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government was working to nominate the provincial chiefs after forging a political consensus.

BEIJING, Jan 11: China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has lauded the work carried out so far by the Nepal-India Eminent Persons Group or EPG while pledging necessary support to it at the political level.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: 2017 will go down in history as a year that became a turning point for Nepal, a period packed with numerous events which proved momentous in ending the decade-long political transition and set the course for the country's journey toward a federal republic.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that she had authenticated the National Assembly Election Ordinance to resolve the political deadlock and end the ongoing dispute between the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government and major political parties have been suggested to find out an outlet to the current political and constitutional deadlock by establishing a good culture on the basis of rule and procedures.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Senior advocate Khim Lal Devkota has said that the delay in the endorsement of National Assembly ordinance is due to the political reason rather than any constitutional or legal barrier.

Prez urges for political consensus

December 24, 2017 13:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has stressed that political parties must reach an agreement and come up with a solution on the National Assembly Election Ordinance.

JUMLA Dec 23: The political parties in Jumla have drawn a conclusion to establish capital of Province No. 6 in the geography of Karnali area. At an interaction program organized by Federation of Nepalis Journalist, Jumla and Civil Society, politicians reached a conclusion to make province capital in the Karnali region adding that the geography has its own identity and feasibility.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Freefall of stocks continued this week too as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index slumped 36.99 points to close at 1,472.15 points on Thursday, the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the ruling Nepali Congress to end the political deadlock by considering constitution, laws, regulations and democratic values.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Five major political parties failed to reach a solution to resolve current political deadlock despite discussing for two hours at Office of the Prime Minister, Baluwatar.