Spain’s political paralysis

May 15, 2019 01:00 am

Many in Madrid say that Spanish politics is becoming Italian, only without the Italians’ feats of political gymnastics

Keep away from interest groups

May 13, 2019 02:00 am

When influential politicians openly hobnob with business leaders of questionable conduct, it raises question on their commitment to honesty and integrity.

KATHMANDU, April 27: A meeting of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to hold its first general convention by mid-November. The three-day general convention has been scheduled to start from November 14.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, April 16: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed that the incumbent government should bring Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led group into the mainstream of national politics through talks.

Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan daughter Sara Ali Khan is just two films old in Bollywood but has already become a national sensation as the young actress has managed to win over the audience with her stellar performance and mesmerizing looks.

SEOUL, Feb 19: In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon.

RICHMOND, Feb 7: The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state’s attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor.

NC to step up anti-govt protests

January 28, 2019 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Angered by the decision of the ruling coalition parties to endorse the disputed National Medical Education Bill by force in parliament amid its objection, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has decided to intensify protests against the government across the country.

When Bibeksheel Sajha Party Nepal (BSPN) split, it took many people by alarm.  Not because Nepalis are not used to with split and merger of political parties.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Amid criticism from within as well as outside the party that it failed to play a strong role, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has of late been trying to make its presence felt in parliament.

Playing politics with justice

December 19, 2018 01:30 am

The proposed high-level political mechanism is believed to be yet another strategy to award immunity to perpetrators of serious crimes committed during conflict-era

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Dismayed by poor governance and sluggish party unification process, leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party have come down heavily against Chairman KP Oli, who also heads the government as executive head, and urged him to mend ways.

Reforming Planning Commission

December 18, 2018 01:30 am

Development planning is a political process. National Planning Commission, as part of that machinery, belongs in the Prime Minister’s Office

Youth in Politics. What for?

December 15, 2018 09:25 am

Nepal, in the past 15 years has seen political and social changes once people only imagined of. From unitary to federalism, from monarchy to republic, from a Hindu state to secular, from armed conflict to temporary peace, Nepal has progressed at the speed of rocket. Liking the change or not is a subject to one’s perception and can be debated.  But Nepal’s fast paced political progression has included and attracted minorities into politics, including the youth.

Keep children away from politics

December 15, 2018 01:30 am

Politics is the most powerful divider and unifier in societies of all hues.  It can not only turn people off, but also work wonders in split seconds. Nonetheless, its fallout differs from one society to other. It is largely determined by the degrees of its denizens’ inclination toward the dominant narratives of the times in corresponding countries or societies.

Religion and politics

December 15, 2018 01:00 am

Politics matters the most when people start forming their identity around politics or to politicize the non-political

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal could be the first party to withdraw its support to the government. The move comes at a time when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government is under increasing criticism from all spheres.

KAILALI, Nov 27: Last year’s local elections held after a hiatus of 20 years introduced hundreds of Dalit women to politics. Though they were assured of posts in various government offices, they are still far from the decision-making process. The constitution had made it mandatory to include Dalit women in each ward, but those members lament that they have been left out of development activities. They claim that all the decisions are taken without their knowledge as they are not invited during discussions.

RUPANDEHI, Nov 24: Nepali Congress central committee member Arjun Narsingh KC has accused the party leadership of functioning like a dictator rather than as a democrat.

It’s about the next 20 years

November 19, 2018 12:25 pm

Politics is fleeting. Politics is immediate—reactionary. Marred by petty squabbles, election cycles, and publicity tactics, it compels one to be emotional because it begets high stakes—high, real-life stakes that have important consequences. What we fail to understand—what is, therefore, impossible to separate—is that politics and governance should remain independent. Governance, not government.

Sustaining democracy

November 18, 2018 02:00 am

Regardless of great changes, if mentality, mindset, practices and behavior of our leaders remain the same our democracy will be in trouble

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: A central working committee meeting of the Nepali Congress today is set to defer the Mahasamiti meeting of the party.

Height of moral deficiency, says ex-chief secretary Koirala

SARLAHI, Nov 3: Accusing the government of turning ‘blind and deaf’ toward the violent attacks against its cadres and murder of one, the Nepali Congress (NC), Sarlahi has announced a series of protests against the government starting Sunday. The party has demanded relief for the victims and legal action against the perpetrators.

NCP MPs for political rights to NRNs

November 2, 2018 07:20 am

Demand goes against constitutional spirit: Nembang

Jeevan Ram Shrestha, member of the House of Representatives has said that Kathmandu- residents should actively participate in politics as well. Speaking at the felicitation program organized by Kathmandu -Ward 19 branch committee of Nepal Rastriya Khadgi Samaj ,  Shrestha stated that the natives of Kathmandu are rich in culture and tradition. Meanwhile, now it is the high time they participated in social and political activities more proactively.

Dahal flying to New Delhi today

October 26, 2018 06:33 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for New Delhi for a day-long visit on Friday morning.

Politics for power

October 23, 2018 01:00 am

Nepal’s political parties, despite doing a lot for political change, have not been able to develop much-needed political culture

OCT 14: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 14, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Following a rift within the party and a red signal from Prime Minister KP Oli, senior Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bamdev Gautam has decided to back away from his decision to contest a by-election from Kathmandu-7, according to aides.

NASHVILLE,Oct 8: Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: While senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have started criticizing the government for its ‘poor’ performance, accusing the party chairman and Prime Minister KP Oli of indulging in consolidating power, Oli’s ministers, too, are found to be miffed at the prime minister for trying to ‘scrutinize’ their activities.

DHANGADI, Sept 29: Cadres of Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have shut down Dhangadi against a two-third majority decision to name and relocate Province 7's capital. The cadres have called for an indefinite strike against the provincial assembly's decision to name Province 7 as Far-West and make Godawari municipality-2 as the province's capital.

Sept 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 25, 2018 18:00 pm

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Sept 24: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 24, 2018 18:00 pm

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BUTWAL, Sept 24: General Secretary of Nepali Congress (NC), Shashank Koirala, has said that one of the three leaders belonging to the age-old political dynasty of Koirala family will field candidacy for the party's presidency in the upcoming general convention of the party.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

September 22, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover photo: Constitution day celebration at Army Pavilion, Tudikhel on Wednesday.​ Photo: Keshab Thoker

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

September 15, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: A mass protest organized at Maitighar Mandala where parents of victim Nirmala Panta were also present demanding the justice for their daughter on Wednesday. Photo: Dipendra Rokka

Sept 10: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 10, 2018 18:00 pm

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Sept 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 8, 2018 18:00 pm

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Sept 4: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 4, 2018 18:00 pm

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TANAHUN, Sept 4: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has expressed dismay over the 'slow progress' in the institutionalization of loktantra and achieving development for the country.

Sept 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 3, 2018 18:00 pm

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Sept 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 2, 2018 18:00 pm

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Sept 1: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 1, 2018 18:00 pm

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Aug 31: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 31, 2018 18:00 pm

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Aug 30: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 30, 2018 18:00 pm

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Aug 28: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 28, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The president of the main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to initiate necessary processes to amend the recently implemented new Muluki codes and remove some of its provisions, especially those that undermine press freedom and infringe upon the integrity and professionalism of medical professionals.

Aug 26: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 26, 2018 18:00 pm

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