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  • Nepal govt, opposition send their representatives to Vajpayee’s funeral

    Kathmandu, August 17 The government of Nepal has decided to send Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to New Delhi of India on Friday to attend the funeral of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee, 94, had passed away in New Delhi on Thursday and his funeral has been scheduled for today. Meanwhile, the main opposition party Nepali Congress is sending Vice-President Bimalendra Nidhi to the funeral. Vajpayee, a veteran leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata...

    Speaker Mahara says lawmakers can’t demand his or deputy’s resignation

    Kathmandu, July 29 Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara says lawmakers cannot demand resignation of either himself or his deputy Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe during parliamentary discussions as a case with the same demand is being considered by the Supreme Court. Mahara responded to a statement made by Nepali Congress lawmaker Laxmi Pariyar in the House of Representatives today citing Article 105 of the constitution bars anyone including the House to discuss the issues which are sub judice. Media have reported that...

    Hunger strike is Dr KC’s ‘regular job’: Dahal

    Kathmandu, July 23 Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has commented that staging hunger strikes time and again has been a ‘regular job’ of medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC and hence the main opposition party Nepali Congress needs not launch any protest over the issue. Dr KC has staged hunger strikes so many times that the Nepali society is used to it; hence the Congress needs not make it an issue anymore, according to him. “Fasting...

    Dahal calls small forces to join Nepal Communist Party

    Kathmandu, July 23 One of the two chairmen of Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has called on veteran leaders of small communist parties of  the country to join his ‘big’ party so as to achieve the common goal of communism together. The NCP was formed a couple of months ago with the merger of two biggest communist parties of Nepal: CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre. Speaking at a function organised in Kathmandu to mark the death anniversary of Pushpa...

    RJPN draws government’s attention

    Kathmandu, July 19 : The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has drawn the attention of the government to address the justified demands put forth by Dr Govinda KC and save his life. Senior orthopedic neurosurgeon Dr KC is on a hunger strike in Jumla calling for reform in medical education sector in the country. He is protesting some provisions of a supplementary bill that the government has been pushing in the parliament to replace a draft bill in this...

    Deuba: Govt is intentionally not taking Dr Govinda KC’s life seriously

      Kathmandu, July 16 The main opposition leader in Parliament and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of intentionally not taking the life of Dr Govinda KC seriously. The Nepali Congress President has issued a statement on Monday, saying the government has put Dr KC’s life at stake. Medical education reform activist Dr KC has been staging a fast-unto-death at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla for last 17 days demanding that the...

    Prime Minister visits hospitalised former state minister

    Kathmandu, July 13 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli visited former state minister and Nepal Communist Party member Mohammad Mustak Alam at the Bansbari-based Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center to learn about his condition on Friday. Alam was admitted to the Gangalal Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Thursday. Similarly, the Prime Minister also directed doctors involved in the treatment to leave no stones unturned for the treatment. The Prime Minister wished for his speedy recovery. Alam was the CPN-UML...

    Rastriya Prajatantra Party demands share in Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee

    Rajendra Lingden   Kathmandu, July 12 : The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has demanded that four parties, which are represented in the Federal Parliament but have not got the status of national party, be included in the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee. The 15 member committee, consisting three members of the National Assembly and 12 of the House of Representatives, has been formed few days ago. The Committee comprises lawmakers of just four ‘national’ parties including Nepal Communist Party, Nepali Congress,...

    Province 5 government to form planning commission

    Butwal, July 11 Chief Minister of Province 5, Shankar Pokhrel, has said that his government has been making plans to form a Provincial Planning Commission for the development and prosperity of this province. During a meeting with Head of DFID Nepal, Rurik Marsden, Chief Minister Pokhrel said, “The provincial government has also been accelerating law formulation task.” He urged the British development agency to move ahead giving priority to result-oriented development projects. Saying that DFID was ready to collaborate...

    Ready to hold talks with government, says Dr Govinda KC

    Kathmandu, July 11 Medical reform social activist Dr Govinda KC, who is on an indefinite hunger strike in Jumla, has clarified that he is ready to hold talks with the government. Issuing a statement, KC condemned the government’s statement which said that he was not ready for the meeting. Dr KC also urged the government to do necessary homework before the talks. Stating that his attention was drawn towards the government’s statement, KC clarified that a team would be...

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