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Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PM Monday, July 25th, 2016

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Nepal's president held talks with leaders of three main political parties on Monday to come up with a consensus candidate for prime minister and try to end revolving-door politics that has seen 23 governments in 26 years. Prime Minister K.P. Oli, facing..

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Nepal’s Prime Minister Resigns After Losing Majority Support Sunday, July 24th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli's 6-month-old government lost its majority support..

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Debate on no-trust motion:UML leader for national consensus Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

KATHMANDU: CPN (UML) leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, today stressed on need to maintain national consensus in a new manner while taking a stride forward. Speaking at the discussion on the no-confidence motion against the PM at the Legislature-Parliament, Nepal said, "The country is about to drown,..

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Parliament convenes after parties forge agreement

KATHMANDU: After the political parties settled the disputes whether to deliberate first the budget related bills or the no-confidence motion in the parliament meeting, the Legislature-Parliament convened today, and initiated discussion on the budget related bill this evening. In the beginning of..

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Nepali Congress, Maoists discuss no-trust vote strategies Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Leaders of Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre discussed strategies to ensure endorsement of a no-confidence motion that they registered at the Parliament against the incumbent government. The leaders held a meeting at the NC Parliamentary Office, Singha Durbar, a day before the..

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No-trust proposal is ‘envy proposal’, says PM Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the other parties brought the no-confidence motion against the government in the Legislature-Parliament being nervous at the government's popularity. Inaugurating the Sixth National Convention of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union..

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Federal alliance to support vote-of-no-confidence motion Monday, July 18th, 2016

Kathmandu, July 18: The Federal Alliance including Madhesi Front has decided to vote against K P Oli led government as the vote-of-no-confidence motion was registered against the incumbent government in the parliament. The alliance meeting held at the office of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal at..

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China playing ‘king’ maker in Nepal politics Sunday, July 17th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A visiting Chinese delegation in Nepal is having hectic negotiations in Kathmandu’s Yak and Yeti hotel, trying to build a consensus behind Prime Minister Oli. China is keen that Oli continues as Prime Minister, at least till the visit of its President Xi Jinping, tentatively in..

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NC leaders discuss with Deuba on current political issues

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress leaders including senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel met with party President Sher Bahadur Deuba at latter's residence in Budhanilakantha today. The team led by Poudel also held discussions with Deuba on current political issues and drew his attention to take important..

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UML to face no-confidence motion against PM Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Kathmandu, July 14: The CPN-UML has decided to face no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The parliamentary party meeting of the UML held at New Baneshwor on Thursday decided that it would face the no-confidence motion registered against PM and party Chairman Oli, said Chief..

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NC endorses agreement to form new government Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) today endorsed the agreement struck with the CPN (Maoist Centre) to form a new government. NC central committee that met in the parliament building in New Baneshwor today morning unanimously approved the agreement, said NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badu. The..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..