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U.S. War Justification Is in the Eye of the Beholder

The idea that the United States has a problem with war propaganda is typically scratched in a bad-apples manner with a story that the U.S. has set up a new propaganda agency, such as the Global Engagement Center, or hired a company, such as the Lincoln Group, to plant articles in foreign media. Or..

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Vote counting begins at 307 local levels

KATHMANDU: The vote counting of the second phase of local level elections held in 35 districts of Province no 1, 5 and 7 for 334 local levels, has started in 307 local levels. With this, the vote counting of the 25 local units has remained unaccounted, according to the Spokesperson at the Election..

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Tearing ballot papers undemocratic: Chairman Oli Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said tearing ballot papers would weaken democracy. During a programme organized by Madan Bhandari Foundation to mark the 66th birth anniversary of then General Secretary of CPN-ML, Chairman Oli said the people's multi-party democracy propounded by..

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Voters’ turnout at least 70%: EC

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has said the voters' turnout stood at least 70.5 percent in the second round of local level election held in Province No 1, 5 and 7 on Wednesday.  Organizing a press meet, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said as per the preliminary..

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Second phase of local polls today

KATHMANDU: The second phase of the local level elections is being held in Province nos 1, 5 and 7 today with 62,408 candidates in the fray. Of the total number, 41 candidates have already been elected unopposed. There are 8,364 voting centres for the elections being held from 7 am to 5 pm. The..

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PM appeals voters to take part in election with confidence Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the voters to exercise their franchise in the second phase local level election with confidence. The Prime Minister made this appeal to the voters on the eve of the second phase local election taking place in Province 1, 5 and 7 on..

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NC urges folks to use voting rights Sunday, June 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has urged the people to cast their invaluable votes by taking part in the upcoming second phase of the local polls. Issuing a press release today, the NC has said that the local level polls being held for the constitution's implementation would result in..

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Three elections must to implement constitution: PM Saturday, June 24th, 2017

BHIMDUTTANAGAR: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has underlined the need of holding three-tier of elections for the implementation of constitution. During a press conference organised by Nepal Press Union in Kanchanpur on Saturday morning, PM Deuba said that the process of implementing the..

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One ward chairperson and 38 members elected unopposed Friday, June 23rd, 2017

KATHMANDU: One ward chairperson and 38 other people's representatives have been elected unopposed in the second phase of local elections scheduled for June 28. Among the elected uncontested in the second phase of civic polls are 12 in Province-1, 12 in Province-5, and 14 in Province-7, shared..

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Two Madhesi leaders join CPN-UML ahead of local polls Sunday, June 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Two Madhesi leaders on Sunday joined the main opposition CPN-UML ahead of the June 28 local level polls, a day after a meeting between Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and a key Madhesi party failed to yield any results. Anita Yadav, Central Treasure of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal..

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Five injured in blast at election office in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A bomb went off on Sunday at an election office in Nepal’s Kapilvastu district, injuring five people ahead of the second phase of the crucial local body elections which are being held after a gap of 20 years. The bomb exploded at the election officer’s office in Vadganga..

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It’s Cheaper to Talk than to Cut Emissions Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Earlier this month, the UK parliament declared that the planet is facing a “climate emergency,” making the United Kingdom the first country to do so after cities..