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Rana files writ petition at SC against EC

KATHMANDU: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) Pashupati Shamsher Rana filed a writ petition at Supreme Court (SC) against the Election Commission's notice on verification of signatures of RPP D's members.  In the writ filed Friday, Chairman Rana has demanded that the court issued..

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Prachanda castigates ultra-nationalism

KATHMANDU: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that ultra-nationalism would do not yield fruit to none and therefore such craze should be countered.  Inaugurating the second national general convention of Young Communist League (YCL) in the capital city on Friday,..

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EC suggests elections dates for November 20, December 7

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has suggested the three political parties to hold the election of the federal parliament and provincial assembly in two different dates.  At a meeting between the top leaders of the three major parties and office-bearers of the Election Commission (EC) at..

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RPP’s meeting begins in Hetauda Thursday, August 17th, 2017

MAKWANPUR: A central committee meeting of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party has begun in Hetauda from today. Party central office bearers and members are attending the meeting to be run until August 20. According to party deputy general secretary Rajaram Badtaula, the meeting is scheduled to hold..

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PM calls for support in amending new constitution

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has appealed to all the parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament to support the constitution amendment bill tabled in the parliament.  Prime Minister Deuba made this appeal at an all party meeting that he hosted today. The bill was tabled at..

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Constitution amendment bill in parliament

KATHMANDU: The government has tabled the Constitution of Nepal (Second Amendment) Bill-2073 BS at the Legislature-Parliament today. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa presented the Bill at the parliament seeking clause-wise discussion on it. It may be noted..

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RPP summons emergency CWC meet Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has summoned an emergency meeting of the central working committee (CWC) for August 18.  The party has, in the wake of a split within the party and the withdrawal of support to the government, called the CWC emergency meeting in Hetauda to determine..

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Chinese Vice-Premier lands in Kathmandu Monday, August 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Vice Premier of State Council of the People's Republic of China Wang Yang arrived here this afternoon on a four-day official visit to Nepal.  Mr Wang was welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport VIP longue by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan..

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NC lawmakers to donate one month’s salary to flood victims Sunday, August 13th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Nepali Congress central work execution committee has decided to deposit one month's salary of its 207 lawmakers to the Prime Minister National Disaster Rescue Fund as the assistance to provide relief materials to the flood victims.  The meeting, held at PM's official..

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Congress wins DCC election in Nuwakot

NUWAKOT: The Nepali Congress panel has won the election held for the District Coordination Committee, Nuwakot.  In the election held today, Santa Man Tamang of NC was elected the Chair by defeating his contender from CPN-UML. Likewise, Apsara Thapa won the post of deputy Chair. Ganesh Shahi,..

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Parties raise clamour for Udaya’s release from Indian custody Friday, August 11th, 2017

ILAM: The political parties here have issued a joint appeal for the release of Nepali youth arrested by the Indian police who reached India for his mother's medical treatment. The parties on Thursday issued a statement demanding the immediate release of 27 – year – old Udaya Hang Fago of..

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Federal election before provincial is wrong: leader Yadav

KATHMANDU: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal chair Upendra Yadav has blamed three major parties – the ruling parties for misusing the state power and the main opposition party for other activities to win more seats in local polls in Province 2.  Chair Yadav who has arrived here in course of party..

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SC’s decision allows govt to increase number of local-level Thursday, August 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has approved the government's decision of making changes in the number of local-level units.  The SC scrapped the writ petition registered by advocate Dhan Bahadur Shrestha and Krishna Chandra Jha against government's decision in this regard. After the SC's decision,..

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RPP withdraws support to government Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) today has withdrawn its support to the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government blaming the government for its apathy to address the Madhes issue.  A meeting of the party's central committee took the decision to roll back its support to the..

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NC to recommend candidates by Aug 13

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has decided to urge local units to recommend candidates to contest the third phase of local elections in province no. 2 by coming August 13. This was decided by the central work execution committee that met at the party's central office on Wednesday.  A directive..

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RPP takes action against 19 leaders

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has expelled 19 leaders including office-bearers and central members for contributing to create a division in the party.  The central committee meeting of the party on Monday decided to expel them from general membership for six years. Those expelled..

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PM Deuba directs police to maintain rule of law

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the high level police officials to maintain peace and security to boost rule of law in the country.  During a meeting the Inspector General of Nepal Police, Prakash Aryal and the senior officials recently promoted to Additional Inspector..

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75 percent voters’ turnout in Bharatpur-19 Saturday, August 5th, 2017

CHITWAN: A total of 75.58 per cent voters turned up to cast their ballot in the re-polling of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 today. The turnout in the ward during the first phase of election on May 14 was 76.29 per cent. According to the Office of Chief Election Officer, altogether 2,870 voters..

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Creative Anti-Nazism Friday, August 18th, 2017

The people of Durham , N.C., have the right idea. Not only have they taken down a Confederate war statue themselves, but they’ve lined up en masse to turn themselves..