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UCPN (Maoist) decides to lead national unity Govt. Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) joining the incumbent government has decided to form a national unity government under its leadership. A standing committee meeting of the Maoist held at the residence of Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in Lazimpat in the Capital today also pointed out the..

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Congress protests ‘unilateral’ appointments, govt inaction Monday, May 2nd, 2016

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party Nepali Congress on Monday protested acts of the government to the make political, judicial and diplomatic appointments unilaterally, neglecting power sharing partners as well as other parties. A NC Parliamentary Party meeting held at the Parliament Building,..

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Maoist should withdraw support to government: Leader Kirati Thursday, April 21st, 2016

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) standing committee member Gopal Kirati today opined that the party which is a partner in the incumbent government should withdraw its support, accusing the government of a failure to resolve existing political problems and address aspirations of people. He, however,..

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Rights groups accuse Nepal PM of ‘harassing’ watchdog Friday, April 15th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Leading human rights groups on Friday accused Nepal's new prime minister of attempting to intimidate officials from a national watchdog, after it criticised Kathmandu's handling of recent violence-hit protests. In a joint statement, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and..

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Nepal’s deposed king hints at becoming active in politics Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Expressing concern over the present state of affairs in Nepal, the Himalayan nation's dethroned king Gyanendra Shah has indicated that he could become active in politics again. In a media statement on Tuesday ahead of Nepali New Year 2073 Bikram Sambat, the last monarch of Nepal's..

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President Deuba elected as PP leader Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected as the party's parliamentary leader. Deuba secured 139 votes, while his closest contender NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel got only 67 votes. The election to the coveted post of NC PP leader concluded today. Out of..

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NC starts consultations to amend party PP statute Monday, April 4th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The big political party in Legislature-Parliament Nepali Congress (NC) has started consultations to amend its parliamentary party statute. NC is preparing to hold elections to the post of PP leader as the position remained vacant following the demise of NC President Sushil Koirala. The..

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Paudel to file candidacy for Nepali Congress PP leadership Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has decided to file candidacy for the post of parliamentary party (PP) leader in the upcoming PP elections. The PP elections are scheduled for April 6. According to NC central committee member, Dilendra Peasad Badu, a gathering of..

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Nepal takes strong objection to EU-India joint statement Thursday, March 31st, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Thursday took strong objection to the reference to the country in the Joint Statement issued after the 13th EU-India summit in Brussels on March 30. In their joint statement, the European Union and India had mentioned about Nepal's Constitutional issues, urging the country to..

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India exerts more influence on Nepal than China: Report Monday, March 28th, 2016

BEIJING: India exerts greater influence over Nepal than China due to geographic, religious and cultural factors and Nepal cannot get rid of its "economic dependence" on India quickly as several of its ethnic groups have specials ties with Indians, Chinese media said today. "Due to geographic,..

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Oli visits earthquake memorial in Chengdu Saturday, March 26th, 2016

CHENGDU, SICHUAN: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is about to end his weeklong official visit to China, today inspected an earthquake memorial and museum built after the 2008 earthquake in Chengdu, the Capital of Sichuan province. On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli paid emotional tributes to..

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Why India shouldn’t worry about Nepal’s ‘China card’ Friday, March 25th, 2016

By Anil Giri, KATHMANDU, (IANS): With the signing of the Transit and Transportation Agreement between Nepal and China in Beijing, there is a sense of anxiety, worry and concern in Indian strategic circles about Nepal tilting towards China. Many have commented that this has ended India's long..

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