Interview

UML will win enough seats to form a government in upcoming polls: Bishnu Rimal access_time2022-08-15

AUG 15: The election of the House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assemblies are scheduled for November 20 later this year. The party registration for the election is coming to an end in the next three days. Political parties, candidates and le...

Alliance is an essential scenario of Nepal: Political analyst Krishna Pokharel access_time2022-05-09

KATHMANDU, May 9: Major political parties in the country have forged electoral alliances among them focusing on the upcoming local level elections.  The members of the ruling parties have forged an electoral alliance among themselves while the ...

Nepali Congress will be the first party in upcoming polls: Gagan Thapa access_time2022-05-03

KATHMANDU, May 3: General Secretary of the ruling Nepali Congress, Gagan Thapa has maintained that the party will be the first party in all positions in all the local levels across the country in the upcoming local level elections scheduled for May 13....

China asks Gurung: Is interpretative declaration the answer to US's intervention? access_time2022-03-29

MARCH 29: The day Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Nepal, Dev Gurung, a CPN (Maoist Center) leader along with some others visited China. Ahead of Gurung’s visit, Bishnu Poudel, Vice-Chairman of CPN-UML, had also visited China. Many believ...

“I won’t refuse if UML wants me to contest in the election” access_time2022-03-11

KATHMANDU, March 11: Actress Karishma Manandhar on Thursday joined the main opposition party, CPN-UML. Prior to this, actress Manandhar was a member of former Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattari-led the then Naya Shakti Party. Ratopati has recently ...

We will help Prachanda and Madhav Nepal to win the election: NC leader Shekhar Koirala access_time2022-03-07

KATHMANDU, March 7: In a recent interview with Ratopati, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Shekhar Koirala maintained that leaders like Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda), Madhav Kumar Nepal and Ram Chandra Poudel must be supported to win in the next election. ...

Maoist Center won’t remain in government, if it tables MCC without amendment: Chair Dahal access_time2022-02-13

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: At the time when Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is reluctant to table the Millennium Corporate Challenge (MCC), Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center), a coalition member of the present government has made it clear that the party wil...

UML’s Secretariat meeting today access_time2022-02-02

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The main opposition CPN-UML is holding a Secretariat meeting in Bhaktapur on Wednesday afternoon.  The meeting is expected to discuss preparations for local polls, party regulation, formation of party departments, convent...

“Govt preparing to inoculate COVID-19 booster dose to frontline workers” access_time2021-12-09

At the time when the country is bracing for the possible third wave of COVID-19 as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe, Ratopati talked to the Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khathiwada regarding the pr...

“In Oman, I’m popular by two names: People’s Ambassador and Active Ambassador” access_time2021-10-30

Four years back, when Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal was appointed Ambassador of Nepal to Oman, she had not completed her Phd. Dhakal, who had graduated in English while she was in Nepal, completed her Masters in Business from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ...

Oli, not NC, is responsible for UML split: Pushpa Bhushal access_time2021-10-02

KATHMANDU, October 1: Pushpa Bushal, the whip of Nepali Congress (NC), has said Chairman of CPN (UML) KP Sharma Oli is solely responsible for the split of his party. She added that the Nepali Congress (NC)did not have any role to play in the split. ...

Speaker should correct himself at the point where he messed up: Pradeep Gyawali access_time2021-09-16

Main opposition CPN-UML has been obstructing the House of Representatives (HoR) since the new Session began on September 8 asking Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota to take immediate action against 14 lawmakers whom the party sacked on August 18.  UML...

Ruling alliance not in mood to endorse MCC immediately: Former Speaker Mahara access_time2021-09-10

What will happen to the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact? What will the ruling alliance do?  I have not gone through the response received from the MCC. However, I am well aware about the issues prior to this because I was also con...

China will apologize. We ( NC and I) will prove the allegations wrong: Jeevan Bahadur Shahi access_time2021-09-04

KATHMANDU: Jeevan Bahadur Shahi is not a new name whenever the Nepal-China border dispute is brought into light. Shahi is a member of Karnali Province Assembly elected from the Nepali Congress (NC). He has been accusing China of encroaching Nepali...

'Yogmaya's contribution vital to end Sati Pratha' access_time2021-04-06

Chief of Province No. 1 Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi' has said that the contributions of Yogmaya were remarkable to end Sati Pratha in the time of Rana regime. Attending a theatre performance of 'Yogmaya' at Jhorahat in Morang district ...

Government and Tharuhat Struggle Committee access_time2021-03-30

The first phase talks have started between the government and the agitating Tharu Welfare Assembly, Tharuhat/Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee Central Agitation Mobilization Committee.  The government talks committee formed under coordination o...

New office building for public prosecutors access_time2021-02-21

Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has said that the state has been making huge investment in building a society free of crimes and in dispensation of justice. Inaugurating virtually the new building of the Morang district public prosecutor's of...

Socio-economic transformation people's aspiration: NA Chairman Timilsina access_time2021-02-19

Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said the socio-economic and cultural transformation along with democratic system is the aspiration of Nepali people. "Nepal achieves the socialism as envisioned by the constitution o...

'Chief Minister Employment Programme turned supportive' access_time2021-02-16

Chief of Karnali Province Govinda Prasad Kalauni has appreciated the Province Government for its proactive role in public health security in the time of pandemic and for providing job opportunities through the Chief Minister Employment Programme. ...

Consumer Protection Committee continues market monitoring during COVID-19 crisis access_time2077-02-02

Kathmandu - The Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection Committee, until some days ago, had received daily over 300 complaints about market irregularities during lockdown through its toll free number 1137. But, lately the number has significantly drop...