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
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
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?
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
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
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.
Govt to recruit 98,000 temporary police personnel for federal, provincial elections
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 10 - The government is preparing to recruit 98,368 temporary policemen for the upcoming federal and provincial elections being held on November 26 and December 7.
Bibeksheel-Sajha to field Surya Raj, Mumaram in Kathmandu
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 10 - Bibeksheel-Sajha Party is gearing up to pick Surya Raj Acharya and Mumaram Khanal for the upcoming election in Kathmandu constituency.
Bibeksheel-Sajha picks 26-year-old Subuna against Gagan Thapa
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 10 - Ranju's candidacy has not been announced this time for she is under 25 years of age. Subuna Basnet will be contesting against Nepali Congress (NC) leader Gagan Thapa. Thapa had earlier won in Kathmandu-4. However, NC saw diminishing votes in the constituency in the local level election held May 14. CPN-UML witnessed comparatively more votes in that constituency, while the party also emerged victorious in Budhanilkantha municipality.
Gachchhadar's Nepal Democratic Forum to join Nepali Congress
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 9 - Nepal Democratic Forum-led by Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar is joining Nepali Congress. “Both the parties have agreed on this issue in principle but several issues are still remaining. So it is not yet finalized that the official announcement of the unification will be made today,” an NC leader informed Setopati.
Home Ministry approves Silwal’s resignation
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 9 - The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the resignation of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nawaraj Silwal.
Challenging for PM Deuba to win in his home district this time
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Oct 9 - Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba is one of the few influential leaders who has won almost all the elections from the year 2048 BS from his home district, Dadeldhura. In all these elections, Deuba not only won from his home district but also left many rival contenders far behind him.
SC stays govt decision to sack NOC MD Khadka
Kathmandu, Oct 8 - The Supreme Court has issued an interim order, asking the government not to expel Gopal Bahadur Khadka from the post of Managing Director of Nepal Oil Corporation.
Mahar of NSU recommended for federal, provincial elections
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 8 - Office-bearers of various student unions have been recommended for the upcoming federal and provincial elections.
Ex-ministers Rai, Acharya claim candidacy for CM post from UML in Province 1
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 8 - The former Minister for Information and Communication Technology Sherdhan Rai and the former Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhim Acharya have claimed the post of chief ministers of the Province No. 1 from CPN-UML.
Yadav, his son held by Indian police released
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 7 - Dev Narayan Yadav of Tithali of Saptari district who was detained by Border Security Force has been freed after seven days.
RJP, FSF-N will also forge electoral alliance with NC: Ashok Rai
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 6 - The Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) and Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal, which have agreed to forge an electoral alliance for nearing elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies together, is also forging an electoral alliance with Nepali Congress.
Nepal's Ambassador to India Upadhyay resigns
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 6 - Nepali Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday tendered his resignation.
Nawaraj Silwal joins UML
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 6 - Former DIG Nawaraj Silwal has joined the CPN-UML Friday amid a program organized at Kwality Banquet in Baneshowr.
RJP, FSF-N agree on forging electoral alliance
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 5 - The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal on Friday have agreed on forging an electoral alliance for the upcoming federal and provincial elections.
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.