Politics


PM Dahal calls all-party meeting for Friday

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called an all-party meeting for Friday to discuss the issues of local level elections and constitution amendment. PM Dahal has invited all the political parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament to attend the meeting to zero in on the..

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UDMF agrees to join local polls, local election in two phases Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

KATHMANDU: The ruling alliance and agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have reached an agreement to hold the local level elections in two phases following the government readiness to endorse the revised constitution amendment proposal through fast track. Minister for Physical Planning..

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UDMF agrees to participate local election

KATHMANDU: The agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has agreed to participate upcoming local election after the ruling coalition parties agreed to revise the constitution amendment proposal. The meeting of the coalition parties with the UDMF leaders held on Friday decided to form a..

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6 Madhesi parties in Nepal merge to form Rastriya Janata Party Friday, April 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU, (PTI): Six prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal today merged to form Rastirya Janata Party ahead of the May 14 local elections. The six parties that have merged into a single party include Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sadbhawana Party, Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party, Tarai Madhes..

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Nobody can stop elections: PM Dahal Thursday, April 20th, 2017

JHAPA: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that no force can stop the May 14 local level elections from taking place. Addressing the district convention of Young Communist League and ANFFSU (Revolutionary), the sister organisations of his party CPN (Maoist Centre) here on Thursday, he said..

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Political parties commit not to use children in election

KATHMANDU: Leaders of the major political parties have expressed collective commitment not to use children in the local level election on May 14 and to include issues of child protection in their election manifestos. Speaking in the political dialogue on children's rights and protection of..

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Forced religious conversion will be banned: DPM Thapa Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has expressed his concerns over the growing trend of forceful religious conversion in the country. Addressing the Mahakali zonal level election assembly organised at Bhimduttanagar in Kanchanpur on Monday, leader Thapa said his..

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UDMF, FA to launch fresh protests targeting local polls Monday, April 17th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (ANI): The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, and the Federal Alliance (FA), an alliance of disgruntled federal parties, are set to hold fresh protests as their demands are yet to be addressed. The UDMF and FA on Sunday disclosed their..

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Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It

The Mother of All Lies is this: you can fix things by blowing them up. Alcoholics should not drink, and people who cannot watch TV and distinguish it from reality should not watch TV. Donald Trump watches a lot of TV and may very well believe what it teaches, namely that blowing things up solves..

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RPP to go to referendum against EC’s move

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided to go to public vote against the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to remove constitutional monarchy and Hindu state from party's statute. A central office bearers meeting of the party held in the Capital on Friday made the decision to..

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Govt registers new constitution amendment bill  Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The government has registered a new constitution amendment bill in the parliament on Tuesday. It also withdrew previously proposed constitution amendment bill. The proposal registered on November 29, 2016, had proposed to split the Province No. 5 from the hills. The government has..

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Oli accuses Madhesi parties of confusing people Saturday, April 8th, 2017

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Friday accused the Madhesi parties of confusing people by raising “unnecessary agendas.” “Instead of holding elections at three tiers to take the nation out of transition,” he said, addressing a function in Kathmandu today, “The Madhes-centric..

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