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PHC endorses Ghimire as new CIAA chief Thursday, September 20th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has endorsed Navin Kumar Ghimire as the Chief Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). A meeting of the committee today unanimously endorsed the name of Ghimire proposed as the new Chief Commissioner. The..

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Twenty arrested for protesting against Constitution Day Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

PARASI: Twenty supporters of Independent Madhesh Alliance (CK Raut) were arrested by police as they were preparing to stage a protest against the Constitution Day. District coordinator Srikrishna Yadav, district member Prakash Paswan were among the 20 arrested today from Belashpur in Palhihanandan..

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Chair Dahal and Chinese VP Wang meet

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minster, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a visit to China, met with Vice-President of China, Wang Qishan, on Wednesday. During the meeting, Chairman Dahal said the country's prosperity was the main priority, recalling that..

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Call for statute amendment as per people’s expectations Monday, September 17th, 2018

Birendra Karna, BIRGUNJ: Despite institutionalizing republicanism, secularism, proportional representation and inclusion in the Constitution of Nepal as per the demands and aspirations of the people, people of different walks of life from Province No. 2 have called for amendment to the constitution..

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NSU demands action against Panta’s murderer(s)

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Students Union (NSU) staged a demonstration today, demanding action against the murderer(s) of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur. The NSU Central Committee organised a rally from Exhibition Road to Putalisadak, demanding justice for Nirmala and her parents after taking action..

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Biswakarma handed over to Udayapur police

UDAYAPUR: Communist Party of Nepal (Biplav) leader Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma has been handed over to Udayapur police on Saturday. He was handed over by Kathmandu police to Udayapur district police office, according to Superintendent of Police Chandra Dev Rai. Prosecution shall take place against..

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Nepal could not afford federalism-Chitra Bahadur KC Thursday, September 13th, 2018

DHANGADHI: Rastriya Janamorcha Chairperson Chitra Bahadur KC has asserted that the country like Nepal cannot afford federalism. At a condolence meet organized here Thursday on the 11th day of the demise of party's central member Manoj Bhatta's father, Nanda Lal Bhatta, leader KC said that he was..

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NCP’s secretariat meeting

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s secretariat meeting held on Wednesday discussed ways to finalize the unification of the then UML and Maoist Centre's lower units and sister organizations. During the meeting held at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar, issues of..

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Nepali Congress demands journalist Basnet’s release

KATHMANDU: Major opposition Nepali Congress has demanded the government immediately release journalist Raju Basnet, who was arrested allegedly for using the news content of another media. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said the democratic system has set..

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CPN Secretariat meeting to be held on Wednesday Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Secretariat meeting of ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) is being held tomorrow to deliberate on the unification of the provincial, district level and people's level organization among others. The meeting, that had been postponed repeatedly, is going to be held at the Prime..

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Talks to be held with all protesting political parties

KATHMANDU: The political dialogue committee constituted by the government to hold talks with the political parties that have announced protests against the state has called on such parties to come to the talks table. Speaking in a news conference organised here today, coordinator of the government..

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Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama Friday, September 21st, 2018

Stage set Washington. Object: adulterating power. The arm of government: the judiciary. That particular group of high ranking paladins remains up in the air as US..