HoR meet put off due to obstruction by NC lawmakers

KATHMANDU: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been put off due to obstruction of Nepali Congress. NC lawmakers stood from their respective seats as a gesture of protest soon after Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara announced the commencement of the meeting. The NC said that it..

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Government decides to withdraw Guthi bill

KATHMANDU: The government has withdrawn the bill designed to integrate and amend laws related to Guthi, 2075. The bill had been tabled before the National Assembly. Speaking at a press meet held here today, Minister for Land Reforms, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal announced that..

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Europe visit highly successful: Prime Minister Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who returned home today after participating in the Centenary Session of International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, as part of his weeklong Europe visit, followed by his UK and France official visit said his Europe visit was highly successful. “The..

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NC won’t allow passage of guthi bill: President Deuba Friday, June 14th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has warned that his party would not allow the passage of bill on guthi. At a gathering of the district presidents of Nepal Cultural Association here Friday, President Deuba said the cultural aspects of the country must be kept intact. He..

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Nepal’s newly merged Socialist party apply for registration Thursday, June 13th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Socialist Party Nepal, a new party formed after merger between Naya Shakti and federal Socialist Forum Nepal, has applied for the party registration at the Election Commission today. Party chair UpendraYadav and Party Council Chair Dr Baburam Bhattarai and other central leaders reached..

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Guthi bill socialism oriented: Minister Banskota

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has said that the guthi bill would be forwarded following cultural values and by ending the feudalism. While making the latest cabinet decisions public today, Minister Banskota, also the government spokesperson,..

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The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always..