Politics


One ward chairperson and 38 members elected unopposed Friday, June 23rd, 2017

KATHMANDU: One ward chairperson and 38 other people's representatives have been elected unopposed in the second phase of local elections scheduled for June 28. Among the elected uncontested in the second phase of civic polls are 12 in Province-1, 12 in Province-5, and 14 in Province-7, shared..

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Two Madhesi leaders join CPN-UML ahead of local polls Sunday, June 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Two Madhesi leaders on Sunday joined the main opposition CPN-UML ahead of the June 28 local level polls, a day after a meeting between Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and a key Madhesi party failed to yield any results. Anita Yadav, Central Treasure of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal..

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Five injured in blast at election office in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A bomb went off on Sunday at an election office in Nepal’s Kapilvastu district, injuring five people ahead of the second phase of the crucial local body elections which are being held after a gap of 20 years. The bomb exploded at the election officer’s office in Vadganga..

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Madhesi parties divided on participating in local polls

KATHMANDU: Madhesi parties in Nepal are divided over participating in the second phase of local body polls, with one faction insisting on taking part in the process to foil the reactionary forces' conspiracy against federalism while other announcing fresh protests to disrupt elections. Federal..

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UML for nat’l identity, Oli says Saturday, June 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN (UML) Chairman K P Sharma Oli has said that his party could not agree on the issues of losing national identity. While addressing a programme organized to welcome new comers in the party today, Oli said that if the Hindi language was listed as the official..

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RPP demands respectable position in government

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has sought what it terms as a 'respectable position' in the newly formed Cabinet. The party has stated that it supported Nepali Congress President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, as the country's next Prime Minister, but did not receive an expected..

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I will strengthen ties with India, China: Newly elected PM Deuba Thursday, June 8th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Newly elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday said he would move ahead as PM by further consolidating relations with neighbouring countries India and China. Talking to media-persons at New Baneshwor after being elected PM, he said “I as PM will take forward international..

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Election for Nepal PM deferred till Tuesday Sunday, June 4th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Amid threats of disruption of proceedings by the main opposition CPN(UML), Nepal's parliament on Sunday put off till Tuesday the scheduled election of a new Premier ahead of the second phase of countrywide local polls. The election of a new prime minister has been necessitated following..

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EC’s decision not acceptable: UML Chairman Oli Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

BHAKTAPUR: CPN (UML) Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday said the decision of the Election Commission calling a re-poll in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 was not acceptable to his party, claiming that the decision was taken under the pressure from the government. He also..

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