There are ruling and opposition factions in CPN: Dahal

Kathmandu, Dec 26 CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed displeasure at the practice of ruling and opposition factions inside the party. “The party must be operated with consensus and understanding,” Dahal said while replying to questions raised about the political report prepared jointly by him and fellow chairman KP Sharma Oli during the ongoing standing committee meeting. “There seems to be ruling and opposition factions inside the party perhaps due to the long parliamentary practice. There should not...

Parliament leaders pocketing staffers’ salary

Kathmandu,Dec 19:Kantipur in its lead story reports how some members of Parliament are pocketing salaries of their personal secretaries and other officials working for them. Those who have done this include speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and opposition party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba. All of them scoop up over Rs 100,000 a month this way.

Finance Minister says Nepal’s economy is ‘fevered’

Kathmandu, December 11 Minister for Finance Yubaraj Khatiwada says the country’s economy is suffering from fever. The Minister, however, comments that this fever is slight like the one children suffer when they lose their teeth. He says it cannot leave any long term impact. Minister Khatiwada’s statement comes at a time when some share market investors of the country have launched a protest demanding his resignation. They have claimed that the Minister does not understand their value in the...

It takes hard work to improve Nepal-India ties, says ambassador nominee Acharya

Kathmandu, December 9 Nilamber Acharya, who has been nominated for Nepal’s Ambassador to India, has said it takes a lot of hard work to improve Nepal-India relations. Speaking at a hearing session of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday, Acharya said, “There is only one formula: erasing doubts and building trust.” He reiterated that open communication would be instrumental to ensure that change. On the occasion, the former minister said he agreed to take up the assignment even...

Ruling, opposition sides should walk together to prosperity: Dahal

Kathmandu, December 7 Nepal Communist Party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says ruling and opposition sides should work together to lead the country towards economic development and prosperity. The former prime minister reiterates that the country already completed required political struggles, hence economic development should be the priority now. “We have a historic opportunity,” he said while speaking at a function in Kathmandu. Dahal called on opposition leaders and others who have been criticising the government in order to extend...

Police detain rights activists from Indian Embassy

Kathmandu, November 30 Police in Kathmandu say they have detained some human rights activities while they were staging a protest in front of the Indian Embassy here. Amnesty International Nepal, one of the leading human rights groups of the country, has organised the demonstration in relation with a human rights violation case in India. Those detained include AI Nepal Chairperson Bikram Dhukuchhu and General Secretary Karna Bahadur Kunwal. They are kept at the Metropolitan Police Circle office in Lainchaur....

Dahal ‘frustrated’ over delay in calling key meetings

Kathmandu, November 28 One of the two chairpersons of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has expressed his frustration over the party leadership’s failure to hold regular meetings of various key committees on time. When 22 leaders of the party, who have been demanding timely meetings to settle various pending issues related to the unification of former UML and Maoist Centre, requested Dahal to take the initiative to meet the demand, the former prime minister said things were...

PM says the launch of new social security scheme marks the beginning of new era

Kathmandu, November 27 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the First Social Security Day was the inception of the new era in the country. In a message today on the occasion of the ‘First Social Security Day’, the Prime Minister said that the government had unveiled a new system that would bring onboard all–haves and have-nots, employed or unemployed and those losing jobs as well. In his message, PM Oli said that the social security scheme would...

Swiss govt holds Nepali leaders’ meeting in Bangkok ‘to discuss peace process’

Kathmandu, November 26 The Swiss government is currently hosting a meeting of leaders of major political parties of Nepal in Bangkok. The meeting is discussing next steps of the peace process, according to sources. It has been learned that the meeting will try to forge consensus among major political actors on how to settle conflict era cases. Leaders of ruling Nepal Communist Party and main opposition Nepali Congress are attending the meeting. NCP’s Barsha Man Pun, Matrika Yadav, Bhim...

Dahal says it’s only his party that wants to develop country

Chitwan, November 22 Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says only his party has the aim of developing the country. Dahal made the statement as he welcomed some cadres of Nepali Congress and Rastriya Prajatantra Party to his party in his home city, Bharatpur of Chitwan, on Thursday morning. On the occasion, he assured people that the government under his party’s leadership was currently reviewing its performance, and the results would appear soon in the form of...

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