'Date of Provincial, federal polls to be announced before PM's India visit'
Minister for Supplies Min Bishwokarma Friday said the date of the two elections--provincial and federal--would be announced before Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba pays an official visit to India.
Preparations were on to announce the poll date, and it will be likely once the Election Commission gives a nod to hold the polls in a single phase, he said, speaking at a face-to-face programme at Reporter's Club Nepal in the Capital. PM Deuba's India visit is to take place on August 23, he informed.
"The government is committed to organising the elections within the stipulated time (January 21, 2018). There is a compulsion to conclude the polls by the fourth week of November as the time period between November-end and mid-January is not favorable for the same due to weather condition," he said.
He however said discussions with the EC were underway on the possibility of holding the elections in the single round as the EC has been against this possibility citing the concern of manpower, technical and security.
Likewise, CPN-UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali said the constitution amendment proposal could not be passed without consultation with the UML.
Ruling CPN (Maoist Center) leader Ajay Shankar Nayak however claimed that the proposal was brought in agreement with the UML while stressing the need for passing the proposal through a national consensus.
He also demanded that life of Dr Govinda KC, who is on fast-on-to-death for the past 19 days, demanding reforms in medical sector, and those temporary teachers who are on a strike be saved by addressing their genuine demands. RSS
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SC order helps election management: EC
Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has urged all voters not to doubt on the scheduled date of the elections. During a press meet organized Wednesday, CEC Yadav said, "EC is confirmed the elections of the House of Representatives and of provincial parliament will be held on the slated date. EC also hopes all sides' cooperation to make the elections free, fair and credible."
Dr KC breaks fast after 10-point agreement with govt
Dr Govinda KC has ended his 14th fast unto death on the 14th day Wednesday evening after signing a 10-point agreement with the government. The government will bring medical education law through an ordinance to address Dr KC's demands as per the agreement signed in presence of education and health ministers.
Govt committed to timely elections: Minister Bishwakarma
Commerce Minister Min Bahadur Bishwakarma has said the government would, at any cost, conduct the elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies on time.
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Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
To dogs, with love
Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.
Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance
Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.
Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal
What we need to learn from Thailand?
Thailand is a developing country. But it seemed like a developed country at first sight. It is hard to believe that Thailand is a developing country. There are big buildings, and clean and broad roads. The city is clean with no trace of pollution.
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.