Govt is serious on Kanchanpur incident says PM

March 10, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today has said that the government was serious regarding the Kanchanpur incident in which a Nepali citizen Govinda Gautam of Punarbas Municiality-8 of Kanchanpur district was killed after the Indian border security force, the Seema Surakshya Bal, personnel opened fire on a group of Nepalis on Thursday. While receiving the memorandum submitted by the CPN (Maoist Centre) Province No 7 Committee here today, PM Dahal added that any kind of encroachment...

UDMF lawmakers picket rostrum

March 10, 2017: Lawmakers from the parties in the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) today encircled the rostrum during the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament in protest against the Saptari incident. Four people were killed in Maleth, Saptari on March 6 in police firing when UDMF cadres clashed with security personnel as they were trying to stop the main opposition party, the CPN (UML)’s mass meeting held there in course of its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign. At the outset of the meeting,...

PM says local poll for establishment of people’s rights

March 10, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has spoken of the essentiality of holding the local poll to devolve people’s rights that are presently centered in the Singha Durbar to people’s doorsteps. While inaugurating the celebration of Toranla Festival of the Thakali community here today, the Prime Minister said, “The local poll is announced to enforce the constitution and establish people’s rights.” He insisted on to further strengthen the national unity by addressing the voices of Madhes...

State Minister Tamang takes oath

March 10, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Minister of State at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Parashu Ram Tamang. The oath taking ceremony was organized at the office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers today. Ministers, secretaries and high-level officials were present on the occasion. Tamang was recommended to the Minister of State from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party. RSS

Nepali national killed in SSB firing

March 9, 2017: A Nepali national was killed when Seema Surakshya Bal, Indian border security force, opened fire in a clash between citizens of Nepal and India at bordering Kargildanda in Punarbas Municipality in the district today. The deceased has been identified as Gobinda Gautam of Punarbas Municipality-8. A dispute ensued when Nepali locals tried to install a Hume Pipe in the no man’s land near the border pillar no 200 leading to the clash followed by stone pelting...

RPP chairman Thapa to join government

March 9, 2017: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to send the party chairman Kamal Thapa in the government. RPP joint-spokesman Mohan Shrestha said that Chairman Thapa will get the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development portfolio. The party’s Chief Whip Dilnath Giri is also joining the government from the party. He will get the tourism portfolio. Shrestha said Thapa and Giri will take oath of office and secrecy at 6 pm today....

PM Dahal appeals to all to make elections a success

March 9, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today appealed to all to help organise the local level elections slated for May 14 successfully. Receiving the annual report presented by the National Information Commission (NIC) for the fiscal year 2072\73 amid a programp in the Capital, PM Dahal made this statement, referring to the ‘plots’ being devised to foil the polls and thus fail the enforcement of the new constitution. He also said the government has prioritised taking the...

Saptari closed for the fourth consecutive day

March 9, 2017: The indefinite banda or general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front, Saptari continues to disturb daily life today. It is the fourth consecutive day that Saptari remains shut since four people including UDMF cadres were killed in a clash with police on Monday. Passenger vehicles plying from the district headquarters Rajbiraj to various destinations continue to remain off the road today as well. Transport service has also come to a halt in Bhardaha, Kanchanpur,...

Banda affects life in Siraha

March 8, 2017: Life in various parts of Siraha district has been affected by the general strike called by the United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) to protest the killings of protesters in Saptari on Monday. The UDMF cadres on the second day of the general shutdown today have been demonstrating by burning tyres in various parts of the district since morning. Major business hubs and markets, including Lahan Bazar, as well as education institutions and industries have remained closed...

UML recommencing Mechi-Mahakali Campaign from tomorrow

March 8, 2017: The CPN (UML) is to restart its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign from Hetaunda of Makwanpur tomorrow. The campaign got halted following the violent clash Monday at Rajbiraj of Saptari between the security personnel and the cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). Similarly, the party has scheduled a mass meeting and a motorcycle rally on March 11 in Chitwan as part of the campaign. The CPN (UML) Chitwan shared information about this through a press meet here today....

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