Prachanda says he is committed to uniting Communist parties

Kathmandu, April 13:Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said he is all committed to uniting all the Communist parties including the Maoist Revolutionary existing in the country. Addressing a programme organised today at the party central office Parisdanda to declare the unification between the party and Communist Party of Nepal headed by leftist leader Tanka Rai, the Maoist Center Chair said his efforts were going on to bring all Communist parties at home...

‘Election Commission has not thought of 2 phases of local polls’

Dhangadhi, April 12: Election Commissioner Ila Sharma has said the Election Commission has not thought of holding the local level election in two phases. Talking to journalists here on Wednesday, she however said there was no problem in holding the election in two phases if the government instructed for the same. “We can think over it if there is government instruction for holding the election in two phases,” she added. Meanwhile, the Election Commission organised a discussion with representatives...

UDMF not participating in local election, launches protest schedule

Kathmandu, April 12: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has unveiled a schedule of fresh protest, demanding that Madhes issues be addressed through the constitution amendment. A meeting of the UDMF held in the Capital today at the central office of the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) also decided not to take part in the May 14 local level elections. UDMF is an alliance of Madhes-centric political parties protesting to press to get its demands addressed. The meeting also...

Polls within stipulated time: Health Minister Thapa

Bhaktapur, April 12: Health Minister Gagan Thapa today said the fixed date for the local level elections (May 14) would not be deferred under any pretext. Addressing a programme organised by Nepali Congress Madhyapur Thimi Town Committee to exchange best wishes on the occasion of Nepali New Year in Thimi, the minister said the polls could be held in two or more phases instead. He also urged main opposition CPN-UML and Madhes-based political parties to act responsibly with regard...

Government withdraws constitution amendment bill

Kathmandu, April 11:The government has withdrawn the second constitution amendment bill that was registered in the Legislature-Parliament in November last year. Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Ajay Shankar Nayak presented a proposal before the parliament meeting today, seeking a permission to take the bill back. The proposal presented for a decision was unanimously accepted by the meeting, according to Speaker Onsari Gharti. While presenting the proposal before the meeting, Minister Nayak said the government decided to withdraw...

Local poll in single phase across nation: Commisisoner Poudel

Pokhara, April 10: Election commissioner Ishwari Prasad Poudel has urged all to cooperate for holding local poll slated for May 14. Speaking in an inaugural session of the election management and operation regional training for trainers here today, commissioner Poudel urged the officials to bear the responsibility of holding election in time. He claimed that the election would be conducted at the single date as people were eagerly waiting for the same. The commission spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma also...

Annual reports of different constitutional bodies presented in Parliament

Kathmandu, April 10: Annual reports of different constitutional bodies including the Supreme Court have been presented in today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajay Shanker Nayak, on the behalf of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, presented the annual report of the Supreme Court, the Office of the Attorney General, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Public Service Commission and Election Commission, for the fiscal year 2016/17. On the occasion, Chairperson...

‘Implementation of constitution, national responsibility’

Sindhuli, April 9: Speaker Onsari Gharti has said the effective implementation of the constitution was an important national responsibility. Speaking at the inaugural session of the 46th general convention of the Nepal Red Cross Society here today, she said as enforcement of the constitution would ensure the people’s right, participation of all is necessary for it. She also drew attention of all towards the way provided by the constitution itself in addressing any concerns over it. She also urged...

Women candidates being limited to Deputy posts only

Chandrakala Bhandari Kakarvitta (Jhapa), April 9: Women leaders in Mechinagar of Jhapa have complained of being forced to stand for the post of deputy mayor, even though they wish to compete and be elected to the post of Mayor of the municipality. Despite the presence of women who have long contributed to the political sector by being affiliated with various parties, they are being overlooked and replaced with male candidates for the top posts. It may be noted that...

PM Prachanda will remain in post until budget: leader Pun

Tilottama (Rupandehi), April 7: Former Finance Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) leader Barshaman Pun has said the incumbent government will bring the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Center province no. 5 chapter in Butwal today, he said Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ would leave the government only after the budget announcement despite an agreement on forming a new government under the Nepali Congress leadership following the local-level election. The...

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