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NC president Deuba calls for booking Nirmala Panta’s killers Saturday, October 27th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has called for bringing to book the culprits responsible for the rape and then murder of Nirmala Panta. Addressing the greetings exchange and tea reception organized at the party office in Sanepa, Lalitpur today on the occasion of the 65th..

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EC’s decision sets wrong precedent: Kattel

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal Rishi Kattel on Saturday said that the Election Commission has set a wrong precedent by endorsing the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). He, however, warned of appealing to the Supreme Court against the EC's decision. "We will appeal to the..

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Nepal’s constitution citizens’ manifesto: Chairman Dahal Friday, October 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said Nepal's constitution is the citizens' manifesto both in term of the process and content. Addressing the 5th India Ideas Conclave in New Delhi on Friday, Chairman Dahal said the constitution is a process because for the first time..

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Indian politician Sitaram Yechuri in Kathmandu Thursday, October 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Sitaram Yechuri, a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), has arrived today in Kathmandu at the invitation of the Communist Party of Nepal. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Yechuri was welcomed by Secretary of CPN Central Office Krishna Gopal Shrestha and..

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CP Gajurel says party unification talks on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Vice president of the CPN (Revolutionary Maoist), CP Gajurel, has said that the living standard of the people could be improved only with the establishment of the people’s republic in the country. Speaking in a face-to-face programme here today, he said the political parties have made..

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CPN’s secretariat meeting postponed until Thursday

KATHMANDU: The secretariat meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal that was scheduled for Wednesday has been put off due to busy schedule of Secretariat members, said the party central office. The party secretariat will next meet at 11:00 am on Thursday at the Prime Minister's Residence in..

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Prachanda’s call to not over take federal government Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

JANKAPUR: Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the provincial government should not indulge in acts that would endanger the nation, system and the constitution. Speaking at a function organized by the party here today, he said, “There will be risk of an..

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‘No misunderstanding between PM and me’: Ex PM Nepal

DANG: Ssenior leader of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has clarified that there was no misunderstanding and difference between party chair and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and him. Speaking in a greeting exchange programme here Tuesday,..

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Nepali Congress to hold tea party on Nov 2

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress is holding a tea party on November 2 on the occasion of the Bada Dashain, Deepawali, Nepal Sambat and Chhath festivals. The tea party which was earlier said to be held on October 24 has been rescheduled for November 2, said a press note issued by Chief Secretary at..

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CPN rejects Spokesperson Shrestha’s resignation Monday, October 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Secretariat Meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) today disapproved the resignation tendered by party spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha from his post some three months ago. The meeting held at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar took the decision to this..

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NC has still strong presence: Shashanka Koirala

BIRATNAGAR: Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirla has said the NC has still its stronger presence. Talking to media persons today at Biratnagar Airport in brief, the leader was of the view of summoning the party's Mahasamiti meeting as soon as possible. As he said, the party..

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Next budget increases allowance to senior citizens: PM Oli Thursday, October 18th, 2018

BHADRAPUR: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the next budget would increase the allowance to the senior citizens. The PM argued that his government did not increase the allowance because the State treasury was almost emptied before the government was formed. During a greetings exchange..

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Nepali Congress to organize tea party on Nov. 2 Monday, October 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has this year postponed the tea party that it has been organizing every year on the day of the Kojagrat on the occasion of various festivals as Bada Dashain, Deepawali, Nepal Sambat and Chhath. The NC stated that it will organize the tea party on November 2, Friday...

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Federalism foundering: Leader Dr Mahat Saturday, October 13th, 2018

POKHARA: Nepali Congress leader and former finance minister Dr Ramsharan Mahat has said the federal system was enfeebling because it the system was getting costly and humongous for the country. During a programme organized by Nepal Writers' Association Kaski Chapter here today, leader Dr Mahat..

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Rights yet to be implemented: NC President Deuba Friday, October 12th, 2018

CHITWAN: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said although the new constitution had come into force, the rights guaranteed by it were yet to be fully implemented. During a programme organized here by Nepal Press Union Chitwan Chapter Friday, President Deuba said the constitution has..

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Only BP’s ideals can unite Congress: GS Koirala Thursday, October 11th, 2018

NAWALPARASI: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala has claimed to make his party the number one in the next elections, after uniting the party. Speaking at a programme organized here to mark the festivals of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath, he said the party should not move ahead with..

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