KATHMANDU, May 8: Adults comprise a significant number of candidates to various positions in the upcoming local level election.

KATHMANDU, April 26: As many as 141,468 candidates have registered their candidacies for various posts for the upcoming local-level election slated for May 13, according to the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, April 16: Leaders of major political parties have pledged to prioritize issues and concerns related to children and child rights in their manifesto for upcoming local-level elections. The local level election is slated for May 13 in a single phase.

Songs are the strongest vehicle for the dissemination of different messages in societies across the world. The melody and metrics they have easily draw the attention of the listeners/audiences to the message they carry. As a result, a song can influence the people with the message it carries easily.

KATHMANDU, March 8: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the present battle is between the forces receiving the people’s mandate and “those receiving mandamus from the court.”

JHAPA, March 6: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has argued that the sports sector should not be part of politics.

Living a hypocritical way of life is oxymoronically comfortable, but the sad reality is that, doing so, we are marching toward a society characterized by ‘individual brilliance and collective failure’.

BUTWAL, Feb 1: The Lumbini Province Assembly has passed 67 bills in four years of its establishment. A total of 74 bills were registered at the Assembly, according to the Province Assembly Secretariat.

Cabinet meeting at 3 PM

January 24, 2022 15:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A meeting of the Council of Ministers is being held at 3 PM today.

HoR meeting rescheduled for January 30

January 16, 2022 15:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been rescheduled for January 30 at 1 PM.

HoR meeting postponed till January 17

January 10, 2022 16:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been postponed for January 17. The meeting was originally called for today.

Hope is all we have. Let’s hope 2022 will be a productive year in Nepal’s journey to peace and prosperity. Let’s hope we all will let our hopes, not our hurts, shape 2022.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 25: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the question of whether the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement will be passed through the parliament is in the hands of the government.

Can Congress Create Charisma?

December 18, 2021 07:45 am

The Nepali Congress should be able to find the ways of assuring speedy economic progress, supplant the nation from illusively hyped remittance-based economy to a self-generated sustainable economy, hit the problem of unemployment and make the party work in bringing significant changes to the daily lives of the people.

The pandemic, politics, pervasive anxiety over the climate and the economy. Did 2021 leave us any time to ponder anything else? As we limp our way into a new year, there are a few more things we’d like to leave behind, from pop culture’s obsession with all things apocalyptic to the well-meaning but exhausting lay dancers on TikTok

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government has slated the date for election for the members of the National Assembly on January 26. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday took this decision.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The tenure of as many as one-third of the members of the National Assembly, including that of Vice-chairperson Sashikala Dahal is going to end on March 5, 2022.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Former Chief Justice (CJ) Kalyan Shrestha has said that the democracy of Nepal has evolved into a company. He made the comment while speaking at a book release program on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has urged the Nepal government and the Supreme Court to free the judiciary from the influence of politics.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Former prime minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has expressed his objection to the scrapping of the party-split ordinance even when a parliament meeting is ongoing.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that his party will join the government soon. Speaking at a Makwanpur District Chapter gathering on Saturday, Chairman Nepal said that the CPN (Unified Socialist) will become a part of the government.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Former Home Minister and politburo member of the main opposition CPN-UML, Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the American Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement should be passed after revising a few provisions.

Sherchan elected as president of NC (BP)

September 17, 2021 16:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Sushil Man Sherchan has been elected as the president of the Nepali Congress (BP) party.

Actress Kangana Ranaut took the stage and grabbed all attention during the press conference for her upcoming movie 'Thalaivii' in the capital on Thursday. Kangana hinted she could even take the plunge in politics later, just like the protagonist of her latest movie.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal met earlier this morning. According to Ganga Dahal, daughter and personal secretary of Chairman Dahal, the two discussed the issue of giving full shape to the Deuba-led Cabinet.

TAPLEJUNG, August 22: The main opposition CPN-UML has made the national flag and national anthem mandatory in all programs of the party.

NC cannot govern the country: Rana

August 20, 2021 15:43 pm

KATHMANDU, August 20: Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has expressed concerns over the new ordinance for party split, stating that it will lead to instability in the country.

KATHMANDU, August 20: Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal sent a request to register a new party at the Election Commission, stating that he was not given a place in the party by CPM-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli. However, the second generation leaders of the UML are trying to halt the split in the party and request Nepal to take his decision back.

KATHMANDU, August 18: CPN (Maoist center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has underscored the need for self-review and determination, citing the complaints that Maoists have forgotten their ‘revolutionary character and culture’ after the peace agreement was signed.

KATHMANDU, August 17: The government has introduced a new ordinance related to splits in political parties. A Cabinet meeting held at Baluwatar on Tuesday decided to introduce the ordinance and send it to the President’s Office for approval.

KATHMANDU, August 17: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has appealed to all leaders and cadres to stand firm against the efforts made to split the party.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has halted the transfer of Dr Jageshwar Gautam, chief administrative officer (CAO) of COVID-19 Unified Central Hospital.

Political trilogy

July 30, 2021 12:40 pm

Nepal’s anarchic monarchy had an unceremonious end after the notorious palace massacre of 1 June 2001. The incident was a kind of implosion within an exclusive system. King Gyanendra was able to drag on the dead and defunct monarchy for the next five years simply because the 9/11 incident took place and subsequently the US declared a “war on terror”.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Mahanth Thakur-led faction will not be participating in the Central Executive Committee meeting of the Janata Samajwadi party (JSP).

KATHMANDU, July 27: A report submitted to party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba by the Active Membership Investigation Committee Coordinator Ramesh Lekhak states that 443,678 people have taken the new membership while 409,033 have got their membership renewed.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Pradeep Gyawali, a standing committee member of the CPN-UML has said that no one can break the unity of the party even if someone wants to. He said that the party would move forward unitedly as per the 10-point agreement earlier prepared by the joint task force.

KATHMANDU, July 25: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said that people from his own party had overthrown their government with the help of reactionaries.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Prime Minister Deuba said that he will vaccinate every single citizen of the country even if he has to take out loans for the purpose. Earlier, Deuba had announced that administering vaccines against people in the country would be the single most priority of the new government.

KATHMANDU, July 23: CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal has withdrawn his resignation from the post of member of parliament following his meeting with Speaker Agni Sapkota at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal, Elisabeth Von Capeller called on Chairman of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) Upendra Yadav on Wednesday.

CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal (JSP) Chairman Upendra Yadav had separate meetings with CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.

The Politics of Quotas

July 20, 2021 15:05 pm

There are of course good quota systems and bad quota systems. A blanket quota system which reserves only on account of identity can itself suffer from rent-seeking by elites with the quota benefiting the already empowered people of the marginalized group. These people don’t just have superior resources in education and job-related skill sets to be able to get the designated quota but may even use lobbying to obtain the position.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The US Ambassador expressed the optimism of the US Mission to collaborate with the new PM at all levels of the Nepal government in order to advance the Nepal-US friendship of around 75 years.

KATHMANDU, July 11:Senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal directed the members of a task force not to use any word in the draft of the agreement that may influence the court.

No, Mr Prime Minister!

June 26, 2021 13:09 pm

KP Oli’s tendencies are wholly and growingly anti-democratic. He seems to hold no conception that an MP’s power to vote in parliament is derived from the trust from the sovereign people, and not from the party’s chairman.

A Case of Two Cartoons

June 11, 2021 13:58 pm

There is a thin line separating creative provocation from group defamation. All too often we see TV shows or cartoons stir up discord for their libelous content or politicians and celebrities from the majority community open their mouths and emit a torrent of snobbish and racist prejudice.

Even though the concept of secularism is accepted in our politics, the Nepali society is deeply religious and Nepalis guard their religious rights as well as religious identities. Therefore the contexts of other countries like the American or European secularism may not be fit here in Nepal because of its diversity.

We expect justice: Deuba

May 27, 2021 14:56 pm

KATHMANDU, May 27: President of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the prime minister and the president have violated the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Amid the widening intraparty rift within the ruling CPN-UML, Gorkarna Bista, an member of the dissolved parliament and a key leader of the party, has said that he will make honest efforts until the last hour to resurrect the party as it was on May 16, 2018 and save party unity.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed concerns over the KP Oli-led government, accusing it of trying to ban all political activities under the pretext of the COVID-19 pandemic.