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Parties oppose constitution implementation action plan

By Our reporter Both the ruling and opposition parties have opposed the constitution implementation action plan of the government. A meeting of the Council of Ministers on last Thursday endorsed the statute implementation action plan, which the government intends to complete by January 24, 2018. The action plan includes holding …

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Former Queen Mother recovering after a minor surgery

By Our Reporter Former Queen Mother Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah, 88, who had underwent a minor surgery on Thursday, 16 June, is recovering at her private residence Mahendra Manjil in the Narayanhitty Royal Palace premises. The former Queen Mother was admitted at the Norvic International Hospital on Thursday, 16 …

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Government aims curtailing media freedom

By Our Reporter Against the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution, the government has planned to curtail media freedom by issuing a directive on Online Media Operation 2016. Different media organizations including Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) have objected some of the provisions of the directive curtailing press freedom. FNJ …

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“Forces active in tarnishing China’s image on South China Sea”

By Our Reporter Nepal-China Media Forum (NCMF) has expressed deep concern on the provocation by some forces on the South China Sea issue by ignoring China-Philippines bilateral agreements and declarations in conduct of the parties in the South China Sea. A statement issued by NCMF general secretary Govinda Acharya stated …

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Nine months after the statute House Regulations endorsed

By Our Reporter It took almost nine months for the major political parties to reach an agreement on the House regulations. The political parties, which were together to draft and promulgate the constitution in September last year, were sharply divided over the provisions of the Houses Regulations. The main opposition …

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UDMF-Government talks uncertain

By Our Reporter It has been almost six months since the Madhesi parties quit their Terai based agitation but no meaningful talks have been held between the agitating parties and the government over these months. The agitating Madhesi parties together with a few fringe communal parties are now launching their …

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Setting Deadlines

Politics does not wait. Schedules are set for political convenience in Nepal. They are postponed the same way. When the Nepali Congress was squabbling over election and leadership issues between Girija Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba, Deuba the prime minister, constitutionally approached the king to dissolve parliament for elections. Koirala, …

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Will New Force become a real force?

By Our Reporter Baburam Bhattarai formally announced his New Force as a new political party of Nepal. Bhattarai, who had led a government in the capacity of vice chairman of the then UCPN-Maoist in 2011/12, had quit the party as well as the Constituent Assembly immediately after the promulgation of …

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“Transparent” “Naya Shakti” spends Rs 100 million?

By Our Reporter Baburam Bhattarai announced launching of a new political party, “Naya Shakti” (new force) with great fanfare on 12 June. All the broad-sheet newspapers, except from the government undertaking Gorkhapatra and The Rising Nepal had published “jacket” advertisements covering their front and inside pages advertisement focusing on the …

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Nepal expects visit of Chinese Presidents Xi

By Our Reporter When Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was on a visit to China, President Xi Jinping had given the gesture that he had the wish to visit Nepal. From this diplomatic message, Nepal became confident that President Xi would visit Nepal soon. Meanwhile, when the South China Morning …

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