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NC leader Poudel criticizes govt Monday, January 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said that his serious attention was drawn to the government's move attempted at dissolving the hospitals established with the names of the NC leaders. Organizing an emergency press conference today, Poudel targeted the..

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Media should exert pressure on govt.: NC President Deuba

DHANGADHI: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the media persons to exert pressure on government for the action against the criminals, saying criminal activities like murder and rape are on rise in the country. At a news conference organised by Nepal..

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Drive for developing alternative force will not stop: Mishra Sunday, January 13th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Bibeksheel Sajha Party coordinator Rabindra Mishra has said their drive for developing an alternative political force will in no way be stopped. At a press conference organized here today after split of Bibeksheel Sajha party, coordinator Mishra expressed grief over the exit of some..

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Bibeksheel Sajha Party splits Friday, January 11th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Bibeksheel Sajha Party has split following the mounting dispute between two factions in the party. A group led by leader Ujjawal Thapa split from the party, expressing its dissatisfaction with party's political ideology. Province Assembly member Biraj Bhakta Shrestha said that an..

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Ice Matters: A Meditation on Snow

Most speak of floods in the age of climate change, when the cooked and the roasted take precedence over the snowed in and the freezing, and the parliaments of lost islands shall be convened in the sea. Comparatively cruel fates should never be entertained, but the difference here is worth noting...

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Don’t dream revival of monarchy: PM Oli Thursday, January 10th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged one and all not to dream the revival of monarchy, brushing aside the achievements of people’s struggle and sacrifice. Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of the 297th Prithvi Jayanti and national unity day in the capital city on..

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Government is not responsible to Parliament: NC Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Chief whip of the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in parliament, Bal Krishna Khand has demanded that the government be responsible to the parliament. The NC chief whip said this while speaking in the meeting of the House of Representatives today. Speaker Krishna Bahadur..

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National consensus utmost for development: Chairman Dahal Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

CHITWAN: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the national consensus was essential for development and prosperity in the country. While inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Kiran Amarjung Secondary School at..

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NC’s stance as it is on HoR meeting

KATHMANDU: The parliamentary party (PP) meeting of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has upheld its stand of asking questions to Prime Minister on contemporary issues. The meeting on Tuesday concluded that the Speaker did not allocate time to NC lawmakers in Sunday's House of Representatives..

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SC refuses to release Chaudhary from jail

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has refused to release suspended lawmaker Ramesh Chaudhary from jail. Chaudhary remains in custody on the charge of his involvement in the Tikapur massacre. A joint bench of justices—Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Purushottam Bhandari, on Monday refused to release..

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Leader Poudel asks cadres not to engage in groupism

CHITWAN: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, has directed the party cadres not to engage in groupism. Leader Poudel said so at a condolence meet organised by Nepali Congress, Chitwan, at Khairahani on Sunday on 13th day of demise of democracy fighter Raghunath Adhikari. On..

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New revolution started, Prachanda says

BUTWAL: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that new revolution has commenced for the establishment of socialism by ending the unitary form of governance through people’s movement. Saying that an appropriate opportunity to..

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People have desired change-general secretary Dr Koirala

CHITWAN: Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Dr Shashank Koirala has asserted that people have sought change in party leadership. At a party cadres' meet and picnic programme organized by NC Ratnanagar Municipal Committee at Ratnanagar today, Koirala stressed the need for change within NC..

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Book blamed ones on wide body aircraft purchase: President Deuba Saturday, January 5th, 2019

BIRATNAGAR: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said those accused of purchasing wide body aircraft must be brought to book as per the law. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar airport on Friday, NC President Deuba however made it clear that he was not aware that the parliamentary..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..