RPP promises to develop all municipalities as smart cities within 10 years

The party has included 16 major points in its manifesto that expresses commitment to develop each rural municipality into a self-dependent and well-managed urbanizing village by fulfilling the basic necessities of the locals. MORE

 

UML recommends mayoral candidates in Kathmandu district

The main opposition party CPN-UML has recommended its candidates for local election scheduled for May 14. As per the recommendations of District Committee submitted to Provincial Committee, UML is to field Ramesh Maharjan and Nani Maiya Nakarmi for mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in Kritipur municipality respectively. MORE

 

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    Semanta Dahal
  • The earthquake has damaged cultural and archaeological heritages along with the loss of life and property. We should take it as an opportunity by forgetting the pain it inflicted

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa
  • A national unity government is necessary to address all the issues that the country is facing lately. The parties had agreed to form such a government after the promulgation of the new constitution.

    Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  • My candidacy to the Party's President in the upcoming general convention was in response to the public's will.

    Nepali Congress (NC) Vice-President Ramchandra Poudel
  • We meet, talk and make no headway. The talks have not been able to reach to a consensus.

    Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav
  • The talks with concerned sides were going on to bring new check points with China into operation, including re-operating Kyirong and Tatopani check points.

    Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Agni Prasad Kharel
  • I have not discovered best constitution like ours in the region. Not only in South Asian region, Nepal’s constitution is one of the best globally.

    UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  • Ongoing political deadlock should be ended on the basis of consensus between major and fringe political parties including the agitating Madhes-centric parties.

    Nepali Congress leader and former minister Purna Bahadur Khadka
  • Sushil Koirala will not file his candidacy. I am planning to fight for the post. There will be a formal announcement on presidential candidates soon.

    Nepali Congress (NC) vice president Ram Chandra Paudel
  • The government is effortful to strengthen the Sudurpaschim University and the efforts are underway to set up a medical college in the far-western region.

    Minister of State for Finance Damodar Bhandari
  • I told Indian leaders and ministers to show proactive measures to immediately explore solution of the problems and ease the supply arrangement. From our end, we are effortful to address Nepal's domestic problems through mutual dialogue and consultations.

    Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel
  • NC proposed amendment to the constitution as the issue of proportional representation is raised not only by agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, but also belongs to all Nepalese.

    Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa
  • All parties should move ahead after amending the new constitution as per the need. The parties should be together in course of formulating laws as well as making structure of provinces. It is not possible only from single party.

    Nepali Congress General Secretary, Krishna Prasad Sitaula
  • Government of Nepal unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and holds the view that terrorism must be firmly and resolutely dealt with wherever and whenever it takes place.

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli
  • We are concerned solely about peace and stability in Nepal. Neither do we want monarchy, nor Hindu state or disintegration of Nepal. If Nepal remains unstable, it will pose challenges to India as well.

    Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae

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  • Challenges for reconstruction Challenges for reconstruction

    One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.

    Apil KC/Keshab Sharma

  • Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India

    The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.

    Jiwan Kshetry

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  • Mero Kathmandu Mero Kathmandu

    Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.

    Sumana Shrestha

  • Identity and nationhood Identity and nationhood

    Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.

    Ketan Dulal

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  • Traffic Police in Kathmandu

    As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.

  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.

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