Faltering Intraparty Democracy

May 25, 2021 12:38 pm

The deepening crisis of intraparty democracy brushes off the achievement of democratic values and legal standards and creates a feeding ground for brutal and egregious dictators. We are, in a true sense, living under a dictatorship.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Commercial banks will have to float nearly Rs 62 billion worth of debentures in the current fiscal year to meet the new requirement introduced by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) through its monetary policy.

Let freedom rule

June 15, 2019 00:30 am

We cannot let the police to decide which expressions are criminal, which opinions are unsayable, which ideas are beyond humor or ridicule. It is the road to totalitarianism

KATHMANDU, March 30: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said the party failed to operate in tune with its rule and procedures.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30 : The Metropolitan Traffic Police Office has withdrawn the odd-even rule from 11:30 today.

Laws of rule

November 20, 2018 01:00 am

If we did not have strong guardianship of the Supreme Court, the rights of the individuals would have been grossly violated

KATHMANDU, July 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli stressed the need for also the political leadership to abide by financial laws and rules.

NEW YORK, July 28: Human Rights Watch has accused the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of discriminating against female athletes after implementing a rule prohibiting women with a high testosterone level from competing.

Uprety named envoy to India, Pandey to Malaysia

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday, challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Rules, 2018 that prevents the suspension of lawmakers accused of criminal offenses at courts.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang has pledged the incumbent government's stance for constitutional supremacy and rule of law.

VOLGOGRAD, June 29: Japan lost 1-0 to Poland on Thursday but survived to become the only Asian side to qualify for last 16 of the World Cup in Russia — and the first team ever to progress thanks to FIFA’s new disciplinary tie-breaker rule.

WASHINGTON, June 21: Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democratic system in the country has fallen in jeopardy under the communist rule.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) have urged the government to withdraw its decision to seek the property details of non-governmental organization office bearers and employees, saying that the move would largely discourage the work of civil society organizations.

Toward elite rule

June 7, 2018 01:30 am

The unified communist party looks like a club of VIPs with present and past PMs, DPMs, heads of parliament, provincial assemblies and provincial governments

KATHMANDU, May 19: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index inched up 1.48 points this week to close at 1,339.65 points on Thursday—the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, May 16: India has agreed to revise discriminatory regulations on power trading between Nepal and India and allow free flow of electricity in the spirit of the Power Trade Agreement signed between the two countries in 2014.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on meter reading.

MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.

SINDHULI, Jan 23: District Traffic Police Office, Sindhuli has intensified timecard rule to minimize road accidents along the BP Highway. The timecard system has been stepped up concluding that the incidents of accidents are occurring due to over-speed.

DOTI, Dec 1:  Nepali Congress (NC) President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the left alliance has been formed to finish the constitution of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: In early 2013, Nepal introduced a provision which for the first time set a minimum wage for its citizens working in the countries of the Gulf. The provision, which was based on the recommendations of Nepal's embassy in Doha, had prescribed 900 riyals per month as the minimum wage for Nepalis working in Qatar.

DANG, Nov 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the upcoming election is going to be a decisive event for the people to choose either communist rule or democratic one.

KALIKOT, Nov 23: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said that there would be no development of Karnali if government of left alliance is formed in the country.

CHITWAN, Nov 21: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said the left alliance was forged for prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli has assured of a strong economy once a Communist government was formed.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 7: Industrialists are at the receiving end of two different rules on transport of imported raw materials from Birgunj introduced by Mid-Regional Traffic Police, Pathlaiya.

Women Rule in Nepali Agriculture

September 9, 2017 10:46 am

Agriculture is considered the main occupation of Nepalis. It is also considered a household enterprise and every member of the family have their role in agriculture. So the women are no exception.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal’s largest festival Dashain is only two weeks away, but booking of bus tickets has not yet opened. Instead, the bus operators have resorted to protest the government’s decision to restrict them from ferrying passengers on rooftops of the buses.

LONAVLA, Sept 7: The awards night at the LIFFT India Filmotsav 2017 had filmmaker Leena Yadav's ‘Parched’ and Mangesh Joshi's ‘Lathe Joshi’ take home three awards, while ‘Mango Dreams’ bagged two awards.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A new rule introduced by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) that no longer allows bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to count interbank deposits for their credit to core capital-cum-deposit (CCD) ratio has made the situation worse for some commercial banks that are already facing shortage of lendable funds.

‘New rule in Nepali swimming’

August 14, 2017 10:13 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepal Swimming Association (NSA) has said that it is planning to implement a new rule from the 20th National Swimming Championship where a participant can participate in four events only. Earlier there was no such limitation.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Nepal is likely to lose 26 million dollars in US aid money for family planning for this upcoming year. This comes as a consequence of US President Donald Trump's January decision to re-impose the so-called global gag rule which cuts the funding to non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that provide abortion counseling or advocate for the right to an abortion.

Golden Rule of life

July 16, 2017 09:24 am

Good life refers to a life abounding in material comforts and luxuries and the life lived according to the moral and religious laws of one’s culture.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Lawmakers have suggested the Industry Ministry that it introduced regulations to enforce the Industrial Enterprises Act.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Business leaders have urged the central bank to put a rule that requires bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to bring multi-bank borrowing above Rs 1 billion into consortium financing by mid-July on hold for the time being.

WASHINGTON, May 11: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.

KATHMANDU, April 7: More than a thousand traffic rule violators in Kathmandu Valley are being subjected to legal action on a daily basis.

KATHMANDU, April 3:  With the Nepali New Year 2074 BS, the vehicles plying in the Kathmandu Valley will not be allowed to honk or beep except in an emergency case.

Melamchi, March 5: The authorities in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk district have raised Rs 280,000 as part of the fine slapped on traffic rule violators.

TOKYO, March 5:Japan's ruling party is expected to approve a change in party rules Sunday that could pave the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to become the country's longest-serving leader in the post-World War II era.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28 : While bankers are ruing shortage of loan-able funds due to slow growth in deposits, Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has scrapped a rule that required the money collected in the initial public offering (IPO) or follow-up public offering (FPO) to be parked at the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) for a certain period of time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules are not a choice but a requirement for banks' own profitability and sustainability, according to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjivi Nepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has enacted the Securities Registration and Issue Regulation 2073 that allows companies to issue their shares to public at a premium price.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Tribhuvan University (TU) is likely to appoint dean at the Institute of Medicine on the basis of political interest. This will not satisfy Dr Govinda KC of TU Teaching Hospital, who has warned to launch fast-onto-death strike from Saturday if the dean is not appointed on the basis of seniority.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that he is in favor of the rule of law. Receiving a memorandum from various student organizations at his residence at Budhanilkantha, Deuba said, “We are with you, not with Lokman. We are in favor of the rule of law. The central committee will decide the party’s official opinion”.

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara

August 22, 2016 00:30 am

POKHARA, Aug 22: From the cost of a boat ride in Phewa Lake and the charge for paragliding to the price of items on a restuarant menu and transport fares, syndicates have had a stranglehold on business in the tourist town of Pokhara since a long time.

POKHARA, July 13: Blue Sky Paragliding Ltd, one of the oldest paragliding operators in Pokhara, has four pilots. But the company is not allowed to operate more than four flights a day because of a new provision enforced by Nepal Air Sports Association (NAA).