Social service could contributes to nation building: RPP chairman Thapa

Kathmandu, April 24: Rastriya Prajatantra Party chairman Kamal Thapa has said that contribution to nation building could be made through social works. Speaking in the sixth memorial day of late Shashikala Rajbhandari here in the capital today, chairman Thapa, who is also the deputy prime minister, said that Rajbhandari had contributed a lot for the development of health and education sectors in the country. Similarly, party vice-chair Tanka Dhakal and general secretary Sunil Thapa, leader Raja Ram Shrestha and...

UML to fail new constitution amendment proposal, roots for election in single phase

Bhaktapur, April 24: The standing committee meeting of the main opposition CPN (UML) has stressed on holding local poll in a single phase, slated for May 14. The meeting held at the private residence of the party chair K P Sharma Oli at Balkot in the district this morning, concluded that the latest activities of the government and Tarai centric parties were found targeted to postpone the election through plotting conspiracy, adding that there was no reason to postpone...

CPN (Maoist Centre) approves the agreement signed with UDMF

Kathmandu, April 23: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has approved the agreement signed between the government and agitating Madhes-based parties. A central committee meeting of the party held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today urged to take initiative to hold local-level elections in a free and fearless manner by approving the agreement signed between the government and the United Democratic Madhesi Front on Saturday. Saying the agreement signed between the government and UDMF has created...

Nine political parties pledge to become one for elections for Bardibas Municipality

Bardiya, April 21: Various nine political parties have pledged to form a joint panel to contest the May 14 local level election for Bardibas Municipality in the district. The nine parties that have made written pledge in this regard include Rastriya Madhes Samajwadi Party, Naya Shakti Party Nepal, CPN-Revolutionary Maoist, CPN United, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Nepal Loktantrik Forum, Nepal Sadbhawana Party, Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party. “All the parties will unite for the poll if...

Disseminate balanced and objective news: Chief Election Commissioner

Kathmandu, April 21: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the media to take up the responsibility of a watchdog to make the upcoming local level election in a free, fair and fear-free manner. CEC Yadav said this while addressing a workshop titled ‘Dissemination of Balanced News in the Forthcoming Local Level Election and Importance of News’, organized here today by Tribhuvan University Central Department of Journalism and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). “So far the Election...

Ruling parties urge Front to participate local in poll

Kathmandu, April 21: The ruling parties’ meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today has urged the Madhesi Front to participate in local poll slated for May 14. In the meeting of the senior leaders from ruling parties and the Front, ruling party leaders urged the Front to take part in the election assuring it of taking forward the constitution amendment bill from government side. Following the meeting, CPN (Maoist Centre) leader, Barsha Man Pun shared...

No compromise in poll security: Home Secy Regmi

Banepa, April 21: Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Darshan Regmi said that the government will not make any compromise in maintaining security in view of the local poll. Speaking in a central region level security seminar in Dhulikhel of Kavrepalanchok district today, Regmi directed the security officials to adopt effective mechanism abiding by laws to maintain the security. Similarly, spokesperson at the Ministry Balkrishna Panthi, Kavre chief district officer (CDO) Shiva Simkhada also addressed the seminar....

NWPP makes its local poll manifesto public

Kathmandu, April 20: The Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) has made its Local Level Election Manifesto, 2017 public today. Through the manifesto, the party has expressed its commitment to mobilize its people’s representatives for resolving the problems in the Rural Municipalities and the Municipalities with the support and cooperation of the workers, peasants, progressive intellectuals and the national capitalist class as well. It also stated that arrangements would be made by which the local level and government bodies...

President’s India visit has been very fruitful: Foreign Affairs Minister

Kathmandu, April 19: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to India has been very fruitful and significant. He said this talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport this morning upon his return from India. Dr. Mahat was a member of the high level delegation accompanying President Bhandari during her ongoing state visit to India. “This visit has been fruitful in enhancing the relations and goodwill between the two countries,”...

PM directs security agency chiefs for security arrangements for elections

Kathmandu, April 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed chiefs of security agencies to arrange for security to hold the May 14 local level elections in a free and fair environment. The direction was issued during a meeting with Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Prakash Aryal, IGP of Armed Police Force Singh Bahadur Shrestha and Chief of the National Investigation Department Dilip Regmi, who were summoned to PM’s official residence in...

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