Amendment bill will be endorsed at any cost: NC

Feb 26, 2017: Ruling Nepali Congress today said the constitution amendment bill would be passed at any cost. A meeting of NC leaders called today to discuss the bill with its lawmakers representing from Tarai-Madhes suggested endorsing the bill at any cost after holding consultations with all political parties including main opposition CPN (UML). NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba after the meeting said the amendment bill registered in the Parliament would be endorsed. In a different context, responding to...

Law Minister confident on constitution amendment proposal to pass

Feb 23, 2017: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajaya Shankar Nayak has claimed the constitution amendment proposal registered in the parliament would be passed. Speaking in the face-to-face programme organised by Reporters Club Nepal today, he said the amendment proposal will be passed by the parliament for giving an outlet to the country from the political stalemate through election. “The Madhesi Front and the CPN (UML) both sides should give up their respective stances to pave the...

Election and constitution amendment in high priority: DPM Nidhi

Feb 23: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bimalendra Nidhi has said that the constitution amendment process and election process were forwarded with a high priority. In a prize distribution programme organized by Small and Cottage Industry Development Board on the occasion of 28th National Product and Technology Exhibition here today, DPM Nidhi added that government was working out to hold elections incorporating the aspirations of all. He said the three-tier of elections were essential even to...

UML Chair Oli directs parliamentarians to be responsible

Feb 22, 2017: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has instructed his party’s parliamentarians to present themselves in the Parliament responsibly. At a joint meeting of the parliamentary party and parliamentary department held at Legislature-Parliament at New Baneshwar today, UML Chair Oli instructed so in light of the recently proposed local body election on May 14 this year. UML, the major opposition party, although has been voicing its disagreement with the constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament on November...

Local poll date to be announced today: PM Dahal

Feb 20, 2017: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will announce the date for local poll today. Addressing the 13th annual general meeting of the Private and Boarding Schools Organization of Nepal (PABSON), PM Dahal added that the elections were essential to ensure the constitution implementation process and institutionalize the achievements secured through various political movements. He further shared that the government was working out to hold the province and federal elections from October 18...

India to provides loan assistance of Rs 36.47 billion

Feb 19, 2017: The government of India is to provide loan assistance of Rs 36.47 billion for the development of roads and bridges in Nepal. The information was shared at a programme organised at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport to exchange a Memorandum of Understanding to that end here today. On the occasion, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae and Secretary at the Ministry, Dhan Bahadur Tamang, exchanged a MoU in presence of Minister Lekhak and Railway...

Stay order to stop appointment of IGP to continue

Feb 19: The Supreme Court today has decided to continue the stay order in the name of the government to not implement the cabinet decision to promote DIG of Nepal Police Jaya Bahadur Chand to the post of Inspector General of Police until Wednesday. The order was first issued on February 12. A joint bench of Justice duo Ishwari Prasad Khatiwada and Hari Krishna Karki today issued the new order, said deputy spokesperson at the apex court Bishwaraj Poudel....

Call for increased support for post-quake reconstruction in Nepal

Feb 16, 2017: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is currently on a visit to Europe, has called the European Commission for enhanced level of support in infrastructure building and skills development in Nepal. In a meeting with President of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday, Dr Mahat also called for an increased support for post-earthquake reconstruction to help meet resources gap particularly in housing grant, education and health, according to a press release...

Govt fearing elections: UML leader

Feb 16, 2017:  Ananda Prasad Pokharel, CPN-UML leader and former Tourism Minister, has said that the government has not been able to declare the date of elections for the fear of it. He said the government does not want to go to elections due to the popularity of the UML at an interaction organized at the Rafat Media Club on Wednesday. Pokharel said, “The government is making many excuses to not hold elections, creating an obstacle of amending the...

FSU election process iniatiates from today

Feb 12, 2017: The process of the long overdue Free Student Union (FSU) election to be held on February 25 at Tribhuvan University (TU) starts on Sunday. TU Rector and FSU Election Central Monitoring and Coordination Committee’s Coordinator, Prof Dr Sudha Tripathi shared, “The election process will start as per the election calendar”. The TU’s affiliate and offshoots campuses across the country will now publicize the voters’ name list. As per the election calendar, the voters’ list will remain...

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