• IRD DG Chuda Mani Sharma arrested over disproportionate assets

    IRD DG Chuda Mani Sharma arrested over disproportionate assets Setopati, Kathmandu, June 2 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma for amassing disproportionate assets.

  • Speaker decides to move process for PM election forward

    Speaker decides to move process for PM election forward Setopati, Kathmandu, June 2 - Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar on Friday has decided to move the process to elect a new prime minister (PM) forward. “I have decided to move the process forward on the basis of the suggestions by parties, and procedure and process. The schedule will be published today itself,” she said after the meeting of the big three parties called by her. “Election for PM will be held on Sunday. I am confident that the parties will agree,” she added.

  • Meeting of big 3 parties called by Speaker ends

    Meeting of big 3 parties called by Speaker ends Setopati , Kathmandu, June 2 - The meeting of the big three parties called by Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar on Friday has concluded. Representatives of Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center), during the meeting, opined that the process to elect a new prime minister (PM) must move forward.

  • RPP chair Thapa urges UML to end House obstruction

    RPP chair Thapa urges UML to end House obstruction Setopati, Kathmandu, June 2 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa has urged the main opposition CPN-UML to end House obstruction. UML has been obstructing the House protesting tearing of ballots by CPN (Maoist Center) cadres Sunday midnight.

  • Election of PM can't happen by putting notice: Opposition parties

    Setopati, KATHMANDU, June 2 - The coalition of opposition parties led by CPN-UML on Friday has concluded that the process of electing prime minister (PM) cannot move forward merely by putting a notice.

  • Trump pulls US from Paris climate agreement

    Trump pulls US from Paris climate agreement AP, Washington, June 2 - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distancing the country from its closest allies abroad. Framing his decision as “a reassertion of America’s sovereignty,” Trump said he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

  • UML had torn ballots to avert defeat 20 years ago

    Setopati, Kathmandu, June 1 - CPN-UML, that has now obstructed the House protesting tearing of ballots in Bharatpur by CPN (Maoist Center), had done exactly that in Baglung after its defeat was confirmed in the last local election held 20 years ago.

  • Hearing on IGP case to continue on June 15

    Hearing on IGP case to continue on June 15 Setopati, Kathmandu, June 1 - The Supreme Court on Thursday has decided to continue hearing of the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal against IGP appointment for another day. The next hearing has been scheduled for June 15.

  • 90 ballots torn in Bharatpur

    90 ballots torn in Bharatpur Setopati, Kathmandu, June 1 - Ninety ballots are found to have been torn by CPN (Maoist Center) cadres in Bharatpur Sunday night.

  • President calls for formation of majority govt

    President calls for formation of majority govt Setopati, Kathmandu, June 1 - President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday has asked the parliament to start the process to form majority government.

  • House meeting postponed for Sunday after UML obstruction

    House meeting postponed for Sunday after UML obstruction Setopati , Kathmandu, June 1 - The House meeting scheduled for Thursday could not be convened even today due to obstruction by the main opposition CPN-UML. It has now been postponed for 11 am Sunday. UML has been obstructing the House protesting the Bharatpur incident.

  • Five Nepalis injured in Kabul bombing

    Five Nepalis injured in Kabul bombing Setoapti, Kathmandu, May 31 - Five Nepalis have been injured in the bomb blast at a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul that killed 80 people and wounded as many as 350 Wednesday morning. The quintet has been working in Afghanistan as security guard.

  • Election schedule for second round published

    Election schedule for second round published Setopati, Kathmandu, May 31 - The Election Commission on Wednesday has published the electoral program for the second round of local election. It has published electoral program for the election to be held for 461 local units on June 28.

  • Want to continue mischief in Bharatpur or become PM: UML's message to Deuba

    Want to continue mischief in Bharatpur or become PM: UML's message to Deuba Setopati Briefing, Kathmandu, May 31 - The main opposition CPN-UML has put Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has been eagerly waiting to enter the Singha Durbar for the fourth time, in an awkward position by obstructing the House a day before the process to form a majority government is to start.

  • Probe committee submits report on Bharatpur incident

    Probe committee submits report on Bharatpur incident Setopati, Kathmandu, May 31 - The probe committee formed to investigate the tearing of ballots in Bharatpur Metropolitan City has submitted its report to the Election Commission Wednesday afternoon.

  • RJP takes back 'tough' protest programs

    RJP takes back 'tough' protest programs Setopati, Kathmandu, May 31 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal on Wednesday has taken back all the protest programs announced to disrupt the second round of local election.

  • House meeting adjourned after UML obstruction

    House meeting adjourned after UML obstruction Setopati , Kathmandu, May 31 - The House meeting slated for Wednesday 11 am has been adjourned for Thursday after the main opposition party CPN-UML obstructed the proceedings over Bharatpur incident.

  • Second stage election on June 28 (VIDEO)

    Second stage election on June 28 (VIDEO) Setopati , Kathmandu, May 31 - The government has decided to postpone the second stage of election rescheduled for June 23 to June 28. "The cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning has decided to hold the Phase II election on June 28," informed Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Kumar Khadka.

  • Second stage election only after June 27

    Second stage election only after June 27 Bhanubhakta/ Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, May 30 - The second stage of local election rescheduled for June 23 is likely to be conduct only after June 27.

  • I'll lead next govt whether consensus or majority: Deuba

    I'll lead next govt whether consensus or majority: Deuba Setopati, Kathmandu, May 30 - Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday has claimed the next government will be under his leadership.

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