KATHMANDU, Dec 29: From now on, officials of the security agencies have to take departmental approval if they have to meet the leaders of the political parties.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Chinese Embassy for Nepal has clarified that Wang Xin, the charge d'affaires, has not met any political leaders of Nepal. Xin said that the news that he had met with UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) leader Upendra Yadav was published and said that that news is not true.

Old Games, New Faces

December 16, 2022 08:00 am

A mood-based analysis of recent elections from abroad

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The Federal Parliament and provincial assemblies’ elections are scheduled for November 20. The Election Commission had requested all the candidates to submit their documents to the commission’s office from 10 AM to 5 PM on October 9 (today).

The elements of a functional democracy must include the following: separation of power, independent judiciary, direct or indirect participation of the people, rule of law, transparency of the government officials, safeguard of fundamental rights, free and fair elections, to name a few. I challenge any of our contemporary political leaders to say if even half of these parameters have been met in Nepal.

Feel some shame

April 2, 2020 08:22 am

Actually, this should be the time when health authorities are expending all their energies for testing the suspected cases and administer treatment. This is the time for the public health authorities to receive praise from the people because of all the good works they are doing. And the ministry of health and the government should be receiving accolades from all sides. But they have become the subject of harsh public criticism, even anger, because of their own doings. Early this week, the Health Ministry purchased medical logistics from China to test and treat patients of COVID-19. That was the right thing to do. Nepali health facilities have no tools to test the patients suspected of coronavirus and the government had to procure them. But now it has been revealed that almost all the medical items, costing over billion rupees, were purchased at way too high rates, as many as 28 times higher than normal market price for some of the items.

KAVREPALANCHOWK, Feb 16: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has urged the schoolteachers not to knock at the doors of politicians and people's representatives for getting promotion and transferred at their convenient schools.

KATHMANDU, Mar 3: The country today gave final adieu to Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari with the state honor.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Top political leaders in Nepal have informed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed, who was on two-day visit here, that the government will make some progress on resolving decade-old transitional justice issues by next month.

JAJARKOT, Nov 17: There is a long-list of political leaders who have completely ignored their election promises after winning. In fact, only a few leaders in the history of democratic Nepal have delivered on their election promises.