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.

The 92nd edition of Academy Awards bestowed some of the most outstanding icons of the industry on Sunday and also gave the fashion police some serious business.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: China has agreed not to deliberately change or cause to change the course of any trans-boundary rivers flowing into Nepal. This comes under an Agreement on the Boundary Management System reached with Nepal during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kathmandu in October.

Israel’s Democracy Fatigue

January 21, 2020 08:35 am

JERUSALEM – If any Western country is suffering from democratic dysfunction, it is Israel. With the country’s political leaders having again failed to form a government following the most recent parliamentary election in September, voters will head back to the polls in March 2020 for the third time in less than a year. Yet, given Israel’s inflamed, polarized politics and its highly proportional electoral system, what else can one expect from this next national vote except more deadlock?

KATHMANDU, Dec 31 : Selecting a candidate for speaker of the lower house of parliament  is becoming more and more difficult for the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with its leaders divided into various camps pressing their own loyalists for the key parliamentary position.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, Dec 29: North Korea has opened a high-profile political conference to discuss how to overcome “harsh trials and difficulties,” state media reported Sunday, days before a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to make concessions in nuclear negotiations.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Bibeksheel Nepali Dal expressed concern over controversies being surfaced on leasing the land of Nepal Trust at Durbar Marg to Thamserku Developers and extension of the lease period of Gokarna Forest Resort for another 25 years.

I hate politics: Arnold Schwarzenegger

October 20, 2019 17:19 pm

Veteran action star Arnold Schwarzeneggar says he is averse to politics and the reason he joined it was to help others.

American pop-icon Taylor Swift recently revealed that her latest album 'Lover' is the most politically engaged body of music yet as she was deeply affected by "the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterm elections" in the US.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A lawmaker from the main opposition Nepali Congress Gagan Thapa has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take rest citing the fact that the prolonged absence of the country's executive head may have an adverse impact to the entire national security and diplomatic dealings.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Political scientists have suggested the political parties that they revised their principles as per the changed context.

Rethinking business

August 6, 2019 01:00 am

We need a shift in paradigm from business is politics and politics is business to business in nature and vice versa

Women on top in democracies

July 28, 2019 02:00 am

In today’s world, men continue to hold disproportionate power. But, judging by the fast-growing number of women on the political stage, the days of male supremacy are numbered

Politics of marginalization

July 10, 2019 01:30 am

Diversity is strength only if the state promotes a policy of equality and justice. Inequalities, oppression and marginalization lead to instability and conflict

Crime and politics

July 4, 2019 02:00 am

Conviction of former lawmakers

KATHMANDU, June 29: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara said cleanliness is necessary in politics. He said so while speaking in the National Afforestation and Sanitation Programme organized at the Dakshin Barahi community forest at Dadhikot, Surya Binayak municipality-4 today on the occasion of the 70th week of the Hanumante cleaning campaign.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal(RJP-N) on Thursday has expressed its dissatisfaction with the government accusing the latter of backtracking on its stance on the formation of administrative court in all provinces.

LALITPUR, June 26: Minister for Urban Development, Mohammad Istiyak Rai, has said the Muslim community's participation needs to be increased in the country's politics in order to ensure their rights.

Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol took oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Remembering Prabhakar Rana

June 12, 2019 01:30 am

Before uprising in April 2006, Prabhakar Rana had worked extensively to get Henry Kissinger to visit Nepal to persuade King Gyanendra to reconcile with political parties

In conversation with Manoj Gajurel at Nagarik Network based commercial show ‘Dhukka Hunuhos’, where Gajurel hosted the program as Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Pangeni said that he doesn’t feel like Nepal is a Republic country.

Plato and politics

June 2, 2019 01:30 am

In this era of hate, anger and injustice only politicians as envisaged by Plato can deliver our expectations

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