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‘New govt to shoulder challenging responsibilities’ Monday, August 1st, 2016

LALITPUR: CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has stated that the new government has to undertake very challenging and risky responsibilities. Addressing a national convention of the farmers organized by All Nepal Peasants' Federation (Revolutionary), Chair Prachanda..

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Challenges galore in implementing constitution: PM Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the recent political polarization has added challenges in implementing the constitution. Addressing a programme on 'Challenges of Constitution Implementation' organized by the Tulsilal Memorial Foundation on the 19th memorial day of leftist leader..

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PM election on August 3

KATHMANDU: Legislature-Parliament is set to conduct an election to nominate new prime minister of the country on August 3. Speaker Onsari Gharti informed that the Parliament would elect the new Prime Minister minister will be held at 11 am Wednesday. Meanwhile Parliament Secretariat has made..

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President likely to call for formation of majority govt Monday Sunday, July 31st, 2016

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today made a verbal call for the formation of a consensus government. The President made the request for a consensus government in her conservations with senior leaders of major political parties including outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Nepali..

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Madhesi Front not to join new govt: Mahato Friday, July 29th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Sadbhawana Party chair Rajendra Mahato has said that the Madhesi front will not join new government unless their demands are addressed. Speaking in a face to face programme organized by the Reporters' Club today, chair Mahato clarified that the Front will support the new government..

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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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Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left..