KATHMANDU, June 6: Softening its previous stance, the Election Commission (EC) has hinted at registering the newly formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) without 33 percent women representation in the party's central organization as required by the law.
KATHMANDU, June 3: The newly formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) will have to at least double the number of women in its central committee to be eligible to register the party at the Election Commission, according to officials.
KATHMANDU, March 3: CPN-UML and Maoist Centre’s leaders, including former speaker, Subash Chandra Nembang jointly concluded orientation to federal parliamentarians. The orientation at the International Convention Center, New Banewshwor dwelt on the role of parliamentarians, including technical knowhow of parliament.
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: It is said “We are what we eat”, may be that is why we Nepalis prefer hot and spicy food. Kathmandu is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that bring along various cuisines from each corner of the country and abroad. With Newar population in majority, spicy choila and sour aalu tama are some relished snacks here.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Political parties have submitted the closed lists for the proportional representation in the elections of House of Representatives and State Assemblies at the Office of Election Commission at Kantipath in the capital city on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, July 26: Members of Parliament and legal experts have called for extensive reforms in the bill designed to provide for election to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly, 2074. The reforms, they said, have to be made in view of gender and social inclusion.
KATHMANDU, April 22: Prospective female candidates for the local elections said on Friday that there are still lots of obstacles for women to enter politics. They said challenges will remain unless they fight collectively to ensure representation of more women leaders in politics.
KATHMANDU, March 28: Political parties that do not have representation in parliament and independent candidates will have to contest the upcoming local-level elections with independent election symbols.
Moushira Mahmoud Khattab, Ph.D, is Egypt's former Minister for Family & Population, the country's former ambassador to South Africa, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has also worked for various diplomatic missions. She visited Nepal recently and held meetings with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, ministers and top government officials, seeking Nepal's support for her candidacy for the post of Director General of UNESCO. Khattab also worked as the chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, based at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
During her stay in Kathmandu, she talked to Republica about various issues. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Parliament is set to endorse the Local Level Election Bill that sets out criteria to significantly increase the representation of women, Dalits and marginalized groups in local bodies from the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The new Constitution, which was promulgated last year, has provisioned under Article 38 that women shall have the right to proportional, inclusive participation as part of their fundamental rights.