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  • Province 3 Infrastructure Minister vows to make all streets dust-free

    Kathmandu, May 20: In a bid to provide a sigh of relief to the public from everyday dust and pollution, the government of Province 3 has put forth a proposal to make streets here pollution-free. Provincial Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development, Keshav Sthapit, has proposed the plan and the provincial government is preparing to sign an agreement with an American company for the same. According to the Ministry, the government is in contact with Steadfast to use an eco-friendly...

    Madheshi lawmakers complain of difficulties in obtaining citizenship

    File: A meeting of House of Representatives Kathmandu, May 18:  Lawmakers representing the Terai-Madhesh region have complained that chief district officers are depriving children of those who received citizenship by birth in 2006-07 of their right to obtain citizenship. Owing to multiple complaints by Madhesh-centric parties, the government in 2006-07 had distributed citizenship certificates to thousands of people at once. Now, their children are facing difficulties in obtaining their citizenship, according to lawmakers. Speaking at the House of Representatives...

    Bishwa Prakash Sharma: Nepali Congress will be ‘good opposition’ after communist merger

    Kathmandu, May 18: Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma says the party does not believe that opposition parties have to resort to agitation and strikes. As the two ruling parties recently merged into one, Sharma clarified that his party would continue to be a ‘good opposition’ despite the challenge it faced with the unification. He argued that the unification between the two large communist forces would strengthen democracy, and that his party viewed the unification in the same light....

    Unification between communist parties also a message for democratic parties

    Kathmandu, May 18:  The unification between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have been lauded as heralding a new message for the democratic parties. The individuals from different quarters of the society have called the unification a significant step forward for Nepal’s political stability and development. Former Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Ananda Raj Mulmi – who believes that high number of political parties has a direct impact on Nepal’s political stability and prosperity –...

    Upendra Yadav accuses govt of putting federalism in jeopardy

                        Kathmandu, May 17: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairperson Upendra Yadav says the federal government is putting the newly introduced system of federalism in jeopardy as it did not give sufficient rights to provincial and local governments. He says the government is imposing the centre’s rule on provincial and local governments instead of delegating constitutional rights. “Federalism has to take rights of Singhadarbar to each and every village,”...

    Joint panel endorses statute of unified Nepal Communist Party

      Kathmandu, May 17: A joint meeting of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre comprising top leaders of both parties has endorsed the draft statute of the party that they want to form after the merger. The two parties are all set to announce the unification amidst a press meet in Kathmandu later this afternoon. Few hours before the announcement, top leaders of the ruling parties gathered at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar for the Party Unification...

    Joint panel endorses statute of unified Nepal Communist Party

    Kathmandu, May 17 A joint meeting of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre comprising top leaders of both parties has endorsed the draft statute of the party that they want to form after the merger. The two parties are all set to announce the unification amidst a press meet in Kathmandu later this afternoon. Few hours before the announcement, top leaders of the ruling parties gathered at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar for the Party Unification Coordination...

    Province 2 govt officially endorses Chief Minister’s controversial statement on constitution

    Kathmandu, May 17: The Province 2 government says it endorses the statement of Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut that he was struggling against ‘the discriminatory constitution’ of the country. Of late, Raut was under fire for taking up the internal issue to the international level as he made the statement during a civic reception organised to honour visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali have also condemned...

    Party unification today

      Kathmandu, May 17: The long awaited unification of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) is taking place today evening ending the uncertainty over the merger. Preparations are almost over, and the scene has been all set. A meeting of the party unification coordination committee scheduled at 10am today at Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar will fix the time, date and process for the merger. The decision taken by the meeting will be approved by the UML’s central...

    Oli says Nepali Congress will lose competitive position after UML-Maoist Centre merger

    KP Sharma Oli speaks at a function organised to commemorate the death anniversary of Madan Bhandari, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Kathmandu, May 17: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli says the main opposition Nepali Congress will soon lose its position as a competitor of his party as the UML is unifying with the CPN-Maoist Centre. The two communist parties are preparing to announce the merger in Kathmandu this afternoon. Just hours before the announcement,...

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