Politics

PM to take confidence vote on May 20

Kathmandu, May 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has written to the Federal Parliament Secretariat for the purpose of taking a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives (HoR) on May 20. The press advisor to the Speaker, Shekhar Adhikari, told the RSS that the PM has written to the Federal Parliament Secretariat to include the agenda of …

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PM and Speaker in separate consultations in bid to end parliament deadlock

Kathmandu, May 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Speaker of the House of Representatives Devraj Ghimire have initiated separate consultations with the leaders of the political parties for ending the gridlock in the parliament. PM Dahal has called the leaders of the parties in the ruling coalition, the CPN (UML), the CP (Maoist Centre) and the Rastriya Swatantra …

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NC reiterates demand for formation of parliamentary probe committee

Kathmandu, May 17: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has reiterated the demand for formation of a parliamentary investigation committee. A meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party held this morning repeated the same demand for the guarantee of security of savings of cooperative depositors, to return the savings of victim depositors and to take action against those involved in cooperative …

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Role of Democratic Thought Society vital in consolidating democracy: NC President Deuba

Kathmandu, May 16: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said that the Democratic Thought Society has an important role to play in making democracy strong and robust. Addressing to the Society’s 26th General Assembly and Democracy Fighters Honour Programme here today, the NC President stressed on the need of forging ahead by consolidating democracy. He …

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Media’s role significant in addressing climate change crisis: Minister Sharma

Kathmandu, May 16: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, has said media could interfere significantly in information and education sectors to minimise potential crisis from climate change and augment to disaster resilience. In her address to an interaction entitled “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of Environmental Crisis” organised by the Sancharika Samuha Nepal here …

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Forward-looking national force should be brought to decisive role: Chair Oli

Kathmandu, May 16: CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli has emphasized on the need to bring national power in a decisive level to promote national interest, good governance and rapid development. On the 31st Memorial Day of Madan-Ashrit, former Prime Minister Oli said that the UML is establishing itself as an invincible power by defeating all kinds of attacks. In …

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‘Development of Karnali and Sudurpaschim in priority’

Baitadi, May 16: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Damodar Bhandari has said that the current government has prioritized the development of Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces. Inaugurating a sports tournament in Baitadi on Thursday, Minister Bhandari argued that the policies and programmes document of the government for the upcoming fiscal year has given priority to the development activities of Karnali …

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Chair Khatiwada vows timely change in laws on vital registration and citizenship

Kathmandu, May 16: Chairman of State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the House of Representatives, Ramhari Khatiwada, has expressed commitment to amend the laws on vital registration and citizenship. During an interaction the Forum of Women, Law and Development (FWLD) organized with media persons on problems relating to birth registration here Thursday, Chairman Khatiwada vowed the Committee he led …

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NA meeting put off

Kathmandu, May 16: Today’s National Assembly (NA) meeting was put off after the obstructions from the opposition Nepali Congress (NC). National Assembly Chairman Narayan Prasad Dahal put off the meeting as the NC lawmakers stood from their respective seats immediately after the start of the meeting. NA Chairman has called the next meeting for 1:15 on Friday. The opposition NC …

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Political instability takes a toll on development: Chairperson Oli

Kathmandu, May 11: CPN (UML) Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has admitted that political instability has taken a toll on development in the country At a national seminar organized by the UML’s central department of physical infrastructures and transportation here today, Chair Oli, also the former Prime Minister, viewed that infrastructures should be optimized to develop entrepreneurship and create employment opportunities. …

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