Election before constitution amendment not possible: Rajendra Mahato

March 24, 2017: Sadbhawana Party central chair Rajendra Mahato has said the party will not take the party in any election until the issues of fresh delineation of provinces are sorted out. Talking to media persons briefly at Janakpur Airport today, leader Mahato ruled out the possibility of election before the constitution amendment. In his reply to a query of journalists, he said to bring the issue of settling the demarcation dispute through a commission was just a conspiracy...

DCC Office and Jaleshwar Municipality office padlocked

March 24, 2017: The agitating United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) cadres and leaders have locked up the office of the District Coordination Committee and Jaleshwar Municipality in Mahottari district today in protest of the new local body restructuring. They went to these offices at around 11 am and padlocked the main doors of the both offices by forcing the staffers make their way out of their offices. According to the UDMF Coordinator Ram Naresh Raya, their demand is to...

Local poll will not be postponed in any pretext: DPM Mahara

March 24, 2017: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has assured that the local poll will not be postponed under any pretext. In a press meet organized at the district headquarters, Liwang, today, DPM Mahara shared that UDMF and CPN (UML) were coming near to forge consensus to lead the nation towards the elections therefore the local poll will be held on stipulated date. The election favourable environment would be made across the country after...

ECN to launch Local level Election Observation Directives-2017

March 24, 2017: The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) is going to launch the Local level Election Observation Directives-2017 to streamline the monitoring of the local level election scheduled to be held May 14 this year. The Directives is currently being drafted and the Commission will launch it at the earliest, according to the Commission’s Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma. The Local Level Election Code of Conduct for National Observers and Local Level Election Policy-2017 have been already issued by...

UML late leader Devi’s body kept at party office

March 24, 2017: The body of CPN (UML) leader and lawmaker Dulari Devi has been kept at the party central office, Dhumrabarahi in the capital now. She was injured in a road accident in Sitamadi of India on March 16 and was undergoing treatment in Lalitpur based B& B hospital. She breathed her last on Thursday night in course of treatment. According to party office secretary, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, the party chair and other leaders are scheduled to pay...

Parliament meeting postponed by one and half hour

March 22, 2017: A meeting of Legislature-Parliament scheduled to take place at 3 pm today has been deferred until 4:30 pm. The meeting called to present a report of the Bill to amend and integrate laws related to political parties that has been passed after deliberations by a meeting of the State Affairs Committee has been put off as it took time to prepare the report, said Spokesperson for the Parliament Secretariat Dr Bharat Raj Gautam. RSS

Lock out at nine rural municipalities

March 21: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of Madhes-centric parties, has carried out lock out at nine rural municipalities in Mahottari district today. The UDMF cadres have padlocked the Matihani, Pipara, Balawa, Samsi, Ramgopalpur, Aurahi, Manara, Ekdara and Sonama rural municipalities out of 12 rural municipalities and three municipalities in the district. All the administrative as well as works of the general public have been halted at these village municipalities due to the lock out. RSS

Madhes-centric parties boycott House

March 21, 2017: Lawmakers from the Madhes-centric parties boycotted the today’s session of the Legislature-Parliament. Accusing the major political parties of making no concrete initiation to address the demands of Madhes and intending to jeopardise social harmony, lawmaker Dharmendra Kumar Saha Teli informed the House that Madhes-centric parties were boycotting the meeting. He also called on big political parties to proceed with the constitution amendment process and build an atmosphere of consensus and collaboration. With Saha concluding his views,...

PHSC conducts hearing of proposed six ambassadors

March 21, 2017: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) today concluded hearing of six of the 12 individuals who have been proposed for ambassador to different countries. The committee held hearing of Sharmila Parajuli, Niranjan Kumar Thapa, Ramesh Koirala, Arjun Jung Bahadur Singh, Pratibha Rana and Yubanath Lamsal. Parajuli has been proposed ambassador to Oman, Thapa to Israel, Koirala to Qatar, Singh to Republic of Korea, Rana to Japan and Lamsal to Denmark. The proposed ambassadors had presented their...

U.S. Pacific Commander Harris calls on PM Dahal

March 21, 2017: Admiral B. Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), today has called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at latter’s official residence at Baluwatar. On the occasion, PM Dahal said that US Army’s support to Nepal during aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake was an example of high level partnership. He paid tribute to six US Army personnel who had lost their lives while rescuing quake affected people in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal...

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