• NC, Democratic Forum leaders working at EC to submit combined lists

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 15 - Leaders of Nepali Congress (NC) and Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) are working at the Election Commission premises Sunday evening to prepare combined lists for proportional representation (PR) candidates for the upcoming elections.

  • Gachchhadar to return to NC after almost 10 years

    Gachchhadar to return to NC after almost 10 years Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 15 - Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar will return to Nepali Congress (NC) after almost a decade with his party Nepal Democratic Forum set to merge with NC. The two parties will formally merge amidst a program at Baluwatar scheduled for 5:30 Sunday evening, press advisor to the prime minister Govinda Pariyar confirmed with Setopati.

  • NC to support Baburam Bhattarai in Gorkha-2

    NC to support Baburam Bhattarai in Gorkha-2 Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 15 - Nepali Congress (NC) and Naya Shakti Nepal have agreed for alliance in Gorkha district in the upcoming elections. NC will support Baburam Bhattarai as per the agreement reached between Bhattarai and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba at Baluwatar on Saturday.

  • Parties yet to show up with less than two hours remaining to submit PR lists

    Parties yet to show up with less than two hours remaining to submit PR lists Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 15 - Parties will have to submit the closed list of candidates for proportional representation (PR) system for the upcoming federal and provincial elections by five Sunday evening. But just two small parties have sent their lists to the Election Commission (EC) with just two hours remaining.

  • PM expands Cabinet, Kamal Thapa inducted as DPM

    PM expands Cabinet, Kamal Thapa inducted as DPM Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 13 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday has expanded the Cabinet on the eve of dissolution of parliament inducting ministers from RPP. The House is set to be dissolved on Saturday after the final meeting.

  • Spending limit of Rs 2.5m for candidates contesting federal election, Rs 1.5m for provincial

    Spending limit of Rs 2.5m for candidates contesting federal election, Rs 1.5m for provincial Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 13 - The Election Commission has set a ceiling of Rs 2.50 million for the candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary election. Those contesting the provincial assembly elections can spend up to Rs 1.50 million.

  • NC stronger in Nidhi's constituency

    NC stronger in Nidhi's constituency Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Oct 13 - Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi bagged Dhanusha-3 in the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election in 2013 as the party won five out of seven seats in the district.

  • Two killed in fresh Darjeeling violence

    Two killed in fresh Darjeeling violence Agencies , Darjeeling, Oct 13 - Two persons have been killed in a fresh violence that erupted in Darjeeling on Friday morning between the supporters of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the West Bengal police.

  • House to be dissolved with farewell dinner

    House to be dissolved with farewell dinner Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 13 - The parliament transformed from the Constituent Assembly (CA) will convene its last meeting on Saturday before its dissolution.

  • #WomenBoycottTwitter trends at top protesting silencing of women's voices in social media

    #WomenBoycottTwitter trends at top protesting silencing of women's voices in social media Agencies , California, Oct 13 - #WomenBoycottTwitter has been trending globally at top in Twitter protesting temporary lock of Rose McGowan's Twitter account on Thursday.

  • Bhattarai to run from Gorkha-2 with left eye

    Bhattarai to run from Gorkha-2 with left eye Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 13 - Convenor of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai, who had announced candidacy from Gorkha-2 with election symbol of CPN-UML immediately after the announcement of left alliance, has now announced that he will contest with his party's symbol. He, however, said that he has yet to leave the left alliance.

  • Slain Gauchan declared martyr

    Slain Gauchan declared martyr Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 13 - The government on Friday has declared construction entrepreneur Sharad Gauchan, who was shot dead on Monday, martyr. The Cabinet meeting in the morning conferred martyrdom on slain Gauchan.

  • UML warns of stopping medical education bill

    UML warns of stopping medical education bill Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 12 - CPN-UML has warned of stopping the medical education bill if changes were made to the amendment made by the Women, Children, Elderly and Social Welfare Committee of the parliament.

  • Talwars acquitted of murder of daughter Aarushi, domestic help Banjade

    Talwars acquitted of murder of daughter Aarushi, domestic help Banjade Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 12 - The Allahabad High Court on Thursday has acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the twin murder case of Yam Prasad Banjade of Arghakhanchi (known as Hemraj) and 14-year-old daughter of the Talwar couple Aarushi. The court has given benefit of doubt to the couple. The court giving benefit of doubt to the couple has said that the Talwars cannot be held guilty as per circumstances and evidence on record, The Indian Express reported.

  • Sitaula to take over election command, not contest election

    Sitaula to take over election command, not contest election Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 12 - Krishna Prasad Sitaula looks set to be asked by Nepali Congress (NC) to not contest in the upcoming election and take over the command of election mobilization. NC leaders want that one of the senior leaders should take over the command and not contest the election, which can be a distraction, as the party needs effective election strategy and mobilization after CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) forged a left alliance.

  • Naya Shakti mulling to quit left alliance

    Naya Shakti mulling to quit left alliance Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 12 - Naya Shakti Nepal led by Baburam Bhattarai is mulling to quit the left alliance. Bhattarai is mulling to quit the alliance with CPN (Maoist Center) trying to stop him run from Gorkha- 2, and him facing problems in candidacy even while accepting to run with the election symbol of CPN-UML.

  • Run from Kathmandu, not Gorkha: Maoist Center tells Baburam

    Run from Kathmandu, not Gorkha: Maoist Center tells Baburam Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 11 - CPN (Maoist Center) has suggested Naya Shakti convenor Baburam Bhattarai run the upcoming election from Kathmandu and not Gorkha as he wishes.

  • Is government planning to postpone elections?

    Is government planning to postpone elections? Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 11 - The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) that had announced the formation of the leftist alliance have said that they will protest if the government plans to postpone the upcoming federal and provincial elections.

  • Province 2 coordinators of Naya Shakti, Nepal Democratic Forum join FSF-N

    Province 2 coordinators of Naya Shakti, Nepal Democratic Forum join FSF-N Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 10 - Coordinators of Naya Shakti Nepal and Nepal Democratic Forum of Province No. 2 have joined Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal. Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Surendra Yadav and Nepal Democratic Forum's coordinator Uma Shankar Argariya have joined FSF-N.

  • UML to finalize candidates on Thursday

    UML to finalize candidates on Thursday Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 10 - CPN-UML Standing Committee meeting will finalize its candidates for the upcoming federal and provincial elections on Thursday. "The Standing Committee meeting of UML held Tuesday has made such decision," Secretary Gokarna Bista informed Setopati.

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    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.

    Manoj Sapkota

  • The Doklam dilemma 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

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    Sujita Shrestha

  • Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance 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

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