Govt has opportunity to withdraw amendment bill following SC verdict: Oli
The Supreme Court on January 2 had said that an interim order is not required in relation to the writ petition filed against the constitution amendment bill that proposes to redraw provincial boundaries.
Chairman of CPN (UML) KP Sharma Oli has said that now is the right time for the government to withdraw the constitution amendment bill, claiming that SC's verdict was in his party's favor.
Speaking at an interaction program with journalists in the UML's party office on Thursday, Oli said, "The apex court has decided in our favor. This is a favorable time for the government to revoke the amendment proposal."
Oli stressed the need of announcing date of local polls by the government and added that UML had not obstructed all House business. However, he did not put clear views on whether the UML will obstruct Sunday's House session.
He further said that splitting province 5 is against the constitution and would also neglect the country's geography.
"There's no point in discussing this issue. This is not the proposal of Nepalis. Splitting province 5 would form two nationalities and would put the nation in peril, "Oli added.
He also termed dismissal of NRA CEO Sushil Gyawali from the post as unconstitutional.
"Gyawali was not supported by the government. The budget was not allocated for the post-quake reconstruction drive and staffs were also not provided. The quake victims are still bound to stay under the tents because of the incumbent government," he said.
EC mobile app, call center come into operation
The call center is operated from the ECN's office at Kantipath where as many as six persons take calls from 8 am to 8 pm until June 17 and provide information on the upcoming election. One can get various types of election-related information including programs, voter list details, polling stations and places, details of election candidates and vote results through the apps.
Mobile postal service launched from today
According to sources, the Route 1 vehicle will proceed from the General Post Office and will reach the Employees Provident Fund Office Thamel, the Passport Division, Department of Mines and Geology, the Department of Inland Revenue, Bansbari Area Post Office, Baluwatar Post Office, CIAA Office, Police Headquarters, Postal Plaza Dillibazaar, Immigration Department, Public Service Commission, District Administration Office, Supreme Court and again reach the General Post Office, Sundhara.
Communist Party of Nepal's cadre held for painting anti-poll slogan
A man was arrested while painting anti-election slogans from Bharatpur in Chitwan Friday morning. Til Bahadur Shrestha, a cadre of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, was held while painting anti-election slogans on signboards hung up at the main office of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and its ward offices, said Superintendent of Police Dipak Thapa.
- All-party meeting begins at Baluwatar
UML Standing Committee meeting underway to discuss election manifesto
The Standing Committee meeting of the CPN-UML has kicked off to discuss its election manifesto for the upcoming local election. During the meeting being held at party office in Dhumbarahi, party general secretary Pradeep Gyawali said that his party would not tolerate any external interference and asserted that the country would achieve economic prosperity under UML leadership within a short period of time.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.