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.

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KATHMANDU, June 17: At a time when Home Minister has stated that the government would take an action against contractors for delay in completion of the project, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghu Bir Mahaseth has stood with the contractors.

KATHMANDU, June 12: American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un have signed a joint document promising a "complete denuclearization in the Korean peninsula" at Capella Hotel in Singapore on Tuesday, reported BBC.

BIRATNAGAR, June 1: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa said the country's economic growth rate would touch an eight percent next year.

KATHMANDU, May 29: When the country was declared a republic, the people had high hopes that all the ills plaguing the country for centuries will be over once and for all. Although a small section of people remained skeptic about it, a majority of people simply believed in the promises made by the leaders of the then Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the then CPN (Maoist).

KATHMANDU, May 26: As the government marked its first 100 days on Friday, Prime Minister KP Oli has earned praise for moving against the transport syndicates and gold smuggling rackets, among other things.

KHOTANG, April 17: While the new academic session has already begun across the country, textbooks in English language are yet to be supplied in schools of Khotang.

KHOTANG, April 17: While the new academic session has already begun across the country, textbooks in English language are yet to be supplied in schools of Khotang.

BOAO, April 10: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promised to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech that comes amid rising trade tensions between China and the United States.

KATHMANDU, April 2: In a bid to break transport syndicates highly prevalent in the country, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) introduced a new Transport Management Directive on Sunday, promising serious action against syndicate operators.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Newly-appointed Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the home ministry will undertake necessary efforts to provide adequate resources for the effective operation of the Armed Police Force (APF).

Broken promises

February 6, 2018 07:14 am

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ROLPA, Feb 5: People in towns and villages have felt sheer changes in their day-to-day life following the implementation of federalism across the nation. Land prices have skyrocketed; tea shops, hotels, eateries have been doing brisk business. The change in governing order has touched almost everyone even in the remote areas like Rolpa.

Elderly want promises fulfilled

January 18, 2018 02:30 am

JHAPA, Jan 18: Stating that they are not getting the facilities promised by the government, elderly citizens in Jhapa have warned to launch protests. They have urged the government to implement the provisions outlining their rights and security without further delays.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: In the run up to the local, parliamentary and provincial elections, UML leaders made relentless efforts to cash in on the support of voters in Butwal, Dang and Nepalgunj with a self-contradictory campaign promise: to make the cities the administrative capital of Province 5.

JHAPA, Jan 6: After the completion of local level elections, voters breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that their lives would finally improve. They had expected that their locality, their district and the country would head towards  progress and development   thanks to the elections. But to their disappointment, the lofty promises of some party leaders and elected representatives have turned out to be just another disappointment.

KOHALPUR, Dec 4: Door-to-door canvassing is widely popular among various political party candidates contesting assembly and parliamentary elections in the district. Despite the popularity of the method, political parties are facing a new problem.

JHAPA, Dec 1: When monsoon arrives, hearts of people in settlements nearby the Ratuwa River in Jhapa start pounding. They become panicked. Rains give them sleepless nights.

BUTWAL, Nov 28: During the second Constituent Assembly election four years ago, Baburam Bhattarai, who was a candidate from the CPN (Maoist Center) from Rupandehi - 4, had focused on garnering the support of the squatter community voters. As part of the strategy, he made pledges and promised that he will definitely materialize them. He even dined and slept in a squatter’s house in Buddhanagar as part of the election campaign.

BUTWAL, Nov 29: During the second Constituent Assembly election four years ago, Baburam Bhattarai, who was a candidate from the CPN (Maoist Center) from Rupandehi - 4, had focused on garnering the support of the squatter community voters.

JUMLA, Nov 28: On Sunday, Balaram Budha of Tila-9 became the first person to cast his vote at the polling center at Jyoti Secondary School, Raramalapani. As soon as he dropped his vote, he rushed towards his home as he had to graze his goats.

PM promises tight poll security

November 20, 2017 06:15 am

DADELDHURA, Nov 20: Amid ongoing attacks on election candidates of various parties, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assured that security would be tightened to conclude the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in a peaceful manner.

JAJARKOT, Nov 17: There were days when persuading voters was not a big deal for the candidates and political leaders in Jajarkot. However, with the changing times, even the voters have become wise and unlike in the past, the lofty promises of candidates can hardly fool them now. Being fed up with their past experiences, locals of Jajarkot have urged the candidates to be genuine with their election agendas and promises.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Chiefs of the left alliance parties have assured voters of prosperity in the country once they form a stable government after the upcoming parliamentary polls.

Promises not to keep

November 14, 2017 01:00 am

Political parties have set ambitious target of economic growth through agriculture development but they are silent on how to achieve it

DHADING, Nov 13: Every candidate is aware that an impressive agenda is the key to win elections. So, they often reach out to the locals making larger than life promises which they can hardly deliver. Before the elections, they pledge to make vast improvements in various sectors including education, health, transportation, and business, among others, but they hardly show up after the elections.

BARDIYA, Nov 13: In the last few years the country has gone through rapid and dramatic political developments. On the other hand, economic and infrastructural development has almost been limited to lip service. Nevertheless, political parties and leaders are not shying away from making tall promises to people during their poll campaigns. As always some of them have been simply heightening assurances to voters as it its considered a normal practice to woo voters.

MYAGDI, Nov 11: Candidates of various political parties have time and again reached to the Dalit community of Beni Municipality-5, Purunne and assured them of various rights and privileges which were hardly fulfilled. There were days when these fake promises offered some respite to the locals at least till the elections, but not anymore.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Though the new constitution has limited the role of the federal parliament to making national policies and laws and formulating national projects, most candidates for the parliamentary elections have been found making promises to voters for local development projects including roads and electricity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have expressed the commitment of making the country self-dependent on basic food grains, fish, meat and milk within two years.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Political parties have again tried to woo voters with unfeasible and ambitious promises in their election manifestos, particularly on the economic issues.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: As the dates for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls are fast approaching, major political parties are unveiling their election manifestoes one after another. While the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) officially unveiled its manifesto earlier this week, the joint manifesto of the left alliance led by CPN-UML has also been made public, albeit unofficially.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Left Alliance has published its election manifesto today. The manifesto highlights the role of Communists in Nepal’s politics and development and explains how the newly formed alliance would lead the country towards economic prosperity, stability and development. The manifesto promises to uplift Nepal into the list of developing countries within five years, end social impunity, increase economic growth, develop industries, develop food security and social protection, and revise international policies that are against the country’s interest.

WASHINGTON, Sept 27: After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria’s destruction or give the U.S. commonwealth the top-priority treatment he had bestowed on Texas, Louisiana and Florida after previous storms.

SAPTARI, Sept 12: Saptari district was badly hit by floods last month. Tilathi, Hanumannagar, and Tirhut areas were the worst affected. As the displaced are still living in tents, it has become easier for political parties in pitching their candidacies.

Deuba promises amendment, Koshi high dam

September 13, 2017 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, SEPT 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepali Congress (NC) will take the lead in amending the constitution if voted to power in the upcoming elections.

JANAKPUR, September 11: Putting aside the agenda of constitution amendment, major political parties contesting in Province 2 are soliciting votes by promising local development.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 9: After the local level restructuring, lots of villages have been merged to form new cities.

SINDHULI, Sept 5: Disappointed with the sluggish pace of work, the locals of Sindhuli have started questioning the accomplishments of the newly elected people's representatives as they completed 100 days in office without delivering their promises made during election campaigns.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Kathmandu metropolitan city mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya broke one promise each day since he assumed the office, Republica's follow-up of Shakya's election commitments show. In his poll manifesto released before the polls, Shakya had promised to make Kathmandu "the smartest city" of the world.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 1: In a bid to woo voters, the candidates of various political parties had vowed during the elections to bring the services provided by Singha Durbar to the villages. But that remains a dream even four months after the elections.

Promises to keep

August 2, 2017 01:30 am

Local representatives should invest their efforts in creating investment friendly environment. Projects they pledged need huge investment.

NEW DELHI, July 13: New India cricket coach Ravi Shastri plans to adopt a more hands-off approach to the role than his predecessor Anil Kumble, with the 55-year-old saying he has no intention of trying to act as a tutor the players.

DANG, June 26: The three main parties are selling a self-contradicting promise to voters in Butwal, Ghorahi-Tulsipur and Nepalgunj: to make the respective cities the administrative capital of Province 5.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20: Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet's role in mass violence.

KATHMANDU, June 19: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is to invest hugely in Nepal's six projects.

CINCINNATI, June 8: Dogged by allegations in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a “first-class” system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects that most public officials agree are badly needed and long overdue.

SANGURIGADHI, June 2: Fed up with the hollow promises of the politicians, locals of Dhankuta have stressed on the need for better work plan for the possible development projects.

Promises to keep

May 27, 2017 00:45 am

The policies and programs presented by the government of Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday were, as expected, modest. The caretaker government did not want to invite any controversy with the country in election-mode.