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Federalism needs to be consolidated: PM Oli Sunday, December 9th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed that the country needs to be taken ahead on the basis of collaboration between the federation, province and local level. Addressing the first meeting of the Inter-provincial Council at Singha Durbar today, he said as Nepal is in its preliminary..

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SAARC Charter Day occasion to review commitment: Indian PM Modi Friday, December 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the SAARC Charter Day is an occasion for the Member States to renew commitment to realize the collective vision of a peaceful, prosperous and integrated South Asia. Giving a message on the occasion of the 34th SAARC Charter Day, the Indian PM..

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NC central committee meeting continues Thursday, December 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Eight central members spoke at the central executive committee meeting on Thursday of the Nepali Congress that is taking place with a focus on proposed amendment to the party’s statute. The meeting was held at the party’s central office under the chairmanship of party president Sher..

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NC draws govt.’s attention over Ambassador Sherpa’s issue Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has said that its serious attention was drawn towards the questions raised about the activities of Nepali Ambassador to Australia, Lucky Sherpa. Issuing a press release on Wednesday, Party Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said that the..

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NC for economic growth based on equality

KATHMANDU: The main opposition Nepali Congress will accelerate ways to implement the policy to achieve economic growth based on equality as envisioned by NC founder leader B.P. Koirala, according to the NC's economic policy presented here on Wednesday. The NC's economic policy presented at the..

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Govt preparing foundation for socialism: Prachanda Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

KAPILVASTU: Chairman of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the government has taken the current decade as the foundation decade for socialism. While inaugurating the 10th fair organized by the Kavilvastu Chamber of Commerce here Tuesday, chairman..

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10 leaders speak on party statute at NC CC meet

KATHMANDU: Ten central members of the party put forth their views on the proposed amendment of the statute in the ongoing central committee meeting of the Nepali Congress. In the meeting on Tuesday, central members NP Saud, Dhanaraj Gurung, Gagan Kumar Thapa, Gobind Bhattarai, Gururaj Ghimire,..

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NCP gives final touch to its province committees Monday, December 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Seven months after the unification of the then UML and Maoist Centre, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Monday finalized the names of province committee members. In a press statement, NCP General Secretary Bishnu Poudel released the names of all seven province committee members of the..

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SC orders to send CK Raut to Rautahat

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday scarped a habeas corpus petition filed seeking the release of CK Raut who was arrested on charge of treason. A division bench of Justices Dipak Raj Joshi and Bam Kumar Shrestha decided to scrap the petition in regard to Raut. The SC has also directed the..

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NC attacks govt for orgaising Asia Pacific Summit

KATHMANDU: Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has blamed the government, for organizing the Asia Pacific Summit-2018 taking place in Kathmandu. At a news conference organised by the NC at its headquarters today, party spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that today's meeting of the NC’ central..

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Collaboration for sustainable development and peace: Suu Kyi Saturday, December 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the need of collaboration for the establishment of sustainable development and peace in the world. Addressing the 'Asia Pacific Summit-2018' formally inaugurated here from today, she said that..

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Terrorism challenges peace, development: Gilani

KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yusuf Raja Gilani, has said hundreds of million people in the Asia Pacific region have been facing terrorism as the major challenge of peace and development. Addressing the Asia Pacific Summit in the capital city today, he said the countries..

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Indo-Nepal relations harmonious: Leader Jolly Friday, November 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bijay Jolly has said the development of Nepal was also in favour of India. Speaking in a programme in the capital city Friday, leader Jolly expressed his belief that generation of employment to youths, establishment of new universities, and development of..

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NC initiates discussion on statute amendment Thursday, November 29th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Main opposition Nepali Congress has started deliberations on a draft of its statute amendment from today. The discussion was initiated on the draft prepared by NC statute amendment committee to align the party with federal setup of the country. A meeting of the party central committee..

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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..