Politics

Supreme Court validates expulsion of four UML lawmakers in Karnali access_time2021-08-02

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The Supreme Court on Monday validated the decision of the main opposition CPN-UML to expel the four members of Karnali Province Assembly.  Vacating its interim order, a joint bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB R...

Minister of State for Health not to take govt facilities access_time2021-08-02

KATHMANDU, August 2: Minister of State for Health and Population, Umesh Shrestha has announced that he would not take any government facilities. Addressing a press conference organized at the ministry on Monday afternoon, Shrestha said that he would...

Five-member panel formed to investigate Darchula incident access_time2021-08-02

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has formed a five-member probe committee to investigate the Darchula incident.  Personnel of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)  dismantled the improvised cable crossing ( tuin rope) at a time when Jay Singh Dhami o...

Prabhuram Sharma to lead Nepal Army as acting CoAS starting Aug 10 access_time2021-08-01

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has designated Prabhuram Sharma as the acting Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Nepal Army with effect from August 10. Releasing a public statement on Sunday afternoon, spokesperson for the Presi...

Prachanda, Nepal hold meeting, discuss Cabinet expansion access_time2021-08-01

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center), Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and senior leader of CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal held a meeting on Sunday morning.  Meeting between the leaders duo takes place at a time when the new...

Darchula incident: India denies SSB dismantling ‘tuin’ access_time2021-08-01

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: India has denied the involvement of its security personnel in dismantling the improvised cable crossing (tuin) at Darchaula’s Byas Rural Municipality-2, Malghat where Nepal’s 33-year-old Jaya Singh Dhami went missing ...

Home Ministry instructs authorities concerned to verify Darchula incident access_time2021-08-01

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Ministry of Home Affairs said that the authorities concerned have already been directed to confirm the reality of the Darchula incident in which a Nepali youth Jaya Singh Dhami died after falling into the swollen Mahakali River on...

Upendra Yadav elected JSP parliamentary party leader access_time2021-07-31

KATHMANDU, July 31: Upendra Yadav has been elected the parliamentary party leader of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP).  Yadav was elected unopposed during a parliamentary party meeting of JSP held on Saturday afternoon.  Yadav was proposed ...

In Pictures: Showdown of Akhil Force close to UML’s Madhav Nepal faction access_time2021-07-31

KATHMANDU, July 31: Akhil Force, a sister organization close to the Madhav Nepal faction of the main opposition CPN-UML has organized a showdown in the capital.  The program, which also included a motorcycle rally, was held at Maitighar, Kathma...

UML standing committee meeting today access_time2021-07-31

KATHMANDU, July 31: The main opposition party, CPN-UML's Standing Committee is meeting on Saturday. The meeting is scheduled to be held at 3:00 pm at the Tulasilal memorial academy in Lalitpur. Matters relating to giving full shape to the cen...

MPs draw attention of government towards COVID-19 control, disaster mitigation access_time2021-07-30

KATHMANDU, July 30: MPs have drawn the attention of the government towards prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic and disaster mitigation. Speaking in the 'zero hour' in the meeting of the House of Representatives today, they urged th...

Three Lumbini Province Assembly members relieved of their positions access_time2021-07-30

KATHMANDU, July 30: Three members of Lumbini Province Assembly have been relieved from their positions.  The members, who belonged to the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), were relieved from the membership of the provincial assembly.  A not...

Mahantha Thakur files writ petition against poll body’s decision access_time2021-07-30

KATHMANDU, July 30: Mahantha Thakur has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court (SC) against the decision made by the Election Commission over Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP)’s legitimacy row.  Hearing over the petition filed by both the ...

Ruling alliance seals power sharing deal; NC to get eight ministries, Maoist and JSP seven each access_time2021-07-29

KATHMANDU, July 29: The ruling alliance has finalized the power sharing deal.  A meeting of the leaders of the ruling alliance decided to give the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Cabinet a full shape.  According the fresh deal, the 61 member-str...

Ruling alliance’s leaders ‘secretly’ discussing power sharing, ministers selection access_time2021-07-29

KATHMANDU, July 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assigned the leaders of the ruling alliance to pick the names of ministers and their ministers.  After discussing with CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachadna, Prime Mi...

Chinese Premier wishes PM Deuba a successful term access_time2021-07-29

KATHMANDU, July 29: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has extended his best wishes for the success of the term of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. In a congratulatory message sent on Wednesday on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Nepal, the Chinese P...

Four ex Maoist lawmakers move court demanding reinstatement access_time2021-07-28

KATHMANDU, July 28: Four former lawmakers of CPN (Maoist Center) have knocked at the door of Supreme Court (SC) demanding the reinstatement of their position as the member of House of Representatives (HoR).  Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Lekhraj Bhatt...

Deuba to expand Cabinet as ruling alliance forges consensus access_time2021-07-28

KATHMANDU, July 28:A meeting of the ruling alliance, held on Wednesday,agreed to expand the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Cabinet immediately.  Purna Bahadur Khadka, Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary, told Ratopati that the meeting held at the Ba...

Prez Bhandari appoints new Governors of Gandaki, Lumbini access_time2021-07-28

KATHMANDU, July 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Prithviman Gurung and Amik Sherchan as the province chief of Gandaki and Lumbini, respectively, on Tuesday evening.  President Bhandari appointed Gurung and Sherchan as the province ch...

Ex Speaker Mahara gets clean chit from Patan High Court access_time2021-07-28

KATHMANDU, July 28: The High Court Patan gave a clean chit to former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who was accused of attempt to rape. A division bench of judges Madhav Pokharel and Bimal Subedi handed down the decision on Tuesday, seconding the K...