NCP split: Oli faction removes Dev Gurung from chief whip
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, the parliamentary party leader of the recently split Nepal Communist Party, has removed Dev Gurung from the position of the chief whip of the parliamentary party in the House of Representatives.
MPs to get paid for the months of dissolution also
Following the reinstatement of the House of Representatives with a Supreme Court verdict earlier this week, the members of the lower house of bicameral parliament are set to receive the payments for the time when the House was dissolved...
Election Commission not in the mood to solve NCP legitimacy dispute anytime soon
Despite the Supreme Court strongly rejecting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives, the Election Commission seems not much interested in solving the dispute about the dissolution-induced split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party.
President inaugurates new jalahari at Pashupati hours before court order against it
The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government to not install a new gold jalahari at the Pashupatinath temple.
Oli is ready to summon House by court-set deadline but reluctant to resign
One day after the Supreme Court ordered the government to reinstate the House of Representative dissolved by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, leaders close to him say the prime minister is ready to summon the next House meeting by...
Parties busy in internal meetings after House reinstatement
Following the Supreme Court's landmark verdict ordering the reinstatement of the House of Representatives dissolved by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, major political parties are busy in internal meetings about their next move.
PM’s suggestion of salt water gargle as a Covid-19 remedy is misleading
Addressing the 5th Indradaha Tourism Festival at Dahachok in the Kathmandu valley on February 21, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli repeated an already debunked claim about a home remedy for Covid-19.
Nepal Supreme Court quashes PM’s House dissolution order; Parliament reinstated
Nepal's Supreme Court has reinstated the House of Representatives, the lower house of the bicameral parliament, by quashing a decision of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
Commission begins procedure to procure stationery for April-May polls
Although the House of Representatives elections announced for April 30 and May 10 are uncertain, the Election Commission has begun a procedure to procure stationery and other goods for the polls.
CJ Rana, CoAS Thapa ‘meet’
Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana and Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa have held a meeting on Monday afternoon, according to sources.
Biplav is ready for talks, but govt isn’t
Issuing a press release on Saturday, Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav', the leader of a Maoist group which the government has banned, said his party was ready for the talks.
Province 1: No-confidence motion tabled against CM Rai
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party has tabled a no-confidence motion against Province 1 Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai in the Provincial Assembly meeting on Sunday.
Dahal appeals to India for support for ‘Nepal’s democracy’: 5 key points from fresh interview
The chairman of the recently split Nepal Communist Party has appealed to India for extending support to his faction for its 'struggle for democracy' in the country.
House reinstatement is not enough; Nepal needs a holistic revamp
Nepal's politics has been in turmoil since the prime minister dissolved the House of Representatives on December 20, 2020. In this context, political parties and various organisations are raising voices for correcting the unconstitutional step.
President sacks Province 2 Governor Pariyar, replaces with Jha
In an apparent effect of the recent split seen in the ruling Nepal Communist Party, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sacked Province 2 Governor (Province Chief) Tilak Pariyar from his position.
House dissolution debate: Hearing over, verdict likely next week
The Supreme Court has concluded the hearing of the writ petitions filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.
Nepal Democracy Day: 7 facts about 1951 revolution
Today is the National Democracy Day in Nepal. On this day, seven decades ago, Nepal welcomed democracy for the first time. This was the result of a revolution. This was a political movement against the tyrannical Rana regime that...
Govt pays Indian company Rs 930 million to buy Covid-19 vaccines
The government says it has already paid Rs 930 million to India's Serum Institute to buy two million doses of Covishield Covid-19 vaccines.
Linking MCC to military alliance means Nepal losing out on grant, warns US envoy
The United States Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, has warned that Nepal could risk losing out on the grant support assured by the US government's Millennium Challenge Compact if people here continued to link it to a military alliance.
Kathmandu city govt promotes 1,800 staff, increasing annual budget by Rs 36 million
The Kathmandu metropolitan city has decided to promote all of its permanent staff by one rank automatically in the name of staff adjustment.
Nepal to buy 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for USD 4/dose
The government of Nepal has decided to purchase two million doses of Covishief Covid-19 vaccines from India's Serum Institute for USD 4 per dose.
NCP Dahal-Nepal faction to issue ‘commitment paper’
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the recently split Nepal Communist Party has decided to issue a commitment paper in its bid to convince people about the protests it is carrying against the House of Representatives.
Nepal expresses concern over India minister’s 2018 statement
Nepal has expressed its concern over a statement reportedly made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah in 2018 that his Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to "form governments" in Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Govt’s new ‘social media directive’ is worse than pending IT bill in curtailing freedom of expressio...
On February 14, 2019, the government registered the Information Technology Management Bill at the Parliament Secretariat. In the two years since its registration, the bill, which has drawn a lot of flack, is yet to be passed.
Kathmandu police bar students from staging drama against House dissolution
Police in Kathmandu have obstructed a group of students at the Tribhuvan University from staging a drama against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
NCP Dahal-Nepal faction’s fourth-phase protest: Here are highlights
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the recently split Nepal Communist Party has announced the new phase of protest programmes against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
Dahal-Nepal faction tells commission to solve NCP dispute first before thinking of polls
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the recently split Nepal Communist Party has urged the Election Commission to solve the dispute between two sides of the party about which is legitimate before thinking of and beginning any preparations for the next...
10 most violent incidents during Nepal civil war 1996-2006
The 10-year-long conflict resulted in the loss of lives and property, deaths of over 17,000 people and over 3,000 enforced disappearance cases.
Nepal discourages women from travelling, citing trafficking risks. But, are men safe?
A news report stirred a lot of discussions on social media earlier this week. The Department of Immigration, as reported, has proposed a new amendment to the Immigration Procedure, 2008, mentioning that first-time women travellers under the age of...
Old photo photoshopped to show Indian flag in February 10 demonstration
On February 10, a faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal organised a demonstration in Kathmandu against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
NCP dissident faction’s Ram Kumari Jhakri arrested for statement against president
Kathmandu, February 11 Police have arrested Ram Kumari Jhakri, an influential leader of the dissident faction of the Nepal Communist Party, for her controversial statement against President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday. In the arrest warrant, the government has...
Govt prepares new rule to ‘control’ online media
The government is preparing to issue a new rule aimed at controlling online media and social media.
It’s high time Nepalis learned better ways to demonstrate
Maitighar, Naya Baneshwar, and Ratna Park, widely populous places in Kathmandu. They are also popular destinations for political and civil protests, where traffic obstructions are a common sight these days.
Elections in 4 provinces on April 30, in rest 3 after 10 days: Govt
Whereas the Supreme Court is yet to make a final verdict about the constitutionality of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and hold fresh elections in April-May, the government has expedited poll preparations.
Connected by the highest peak of the world: A review of Nepal-China friendship
Nepal and China face each other on Mount Qomolangma, internationally known as Mount Everest. Although the world's highest mountain blocks the two countries, it does not hinder the profound friendship between the two peoples across the long river of...
Commission assigns ‘Oli’s nominee’ Bhandari to look into NCP legitimacy dispute
The Election Commission has assigned newly appointed commissioner, Ram Prasad Bhandari, to investigate into the dispute between two factions of the recently split Nepal Communist Party over their legitimacy.
PM Oli’s 4 false claims in 2 recent speeches
On February 5, 2021, addressing a rally at Durbar Marg in Kathmandu, he said, “Some people have spread various misleading information about me.” But a fact-check of his recent speeches by South Asia Check found that the prime minister...
Province 1: CM Rai’s supporters bar opponents from tabling no-confidence motion
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party could not table a no-confidence motion against Province 1 Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai in the Provincial Assembly meeting on Sunday.
House dissolution debate: CJ wants govt side to present all arguments by Friday
Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana has requested defendants of the case filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's decision of dissolving the House of Representatives to present all of their arguments by coming Friday.
Supreme Court issues show-cause notice on appointments at constitutional bodies
The Supreme Court has issued a show-cause notice in response to a writ petition filed against the controversial appointment of 32 officials of various constitutional bodies.
Speaker Sapkota moves court over controversial appointments at constitutional bodies
House of Representatives Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has filed a writ petition against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the President's Office among others about the controversial appointment of 32 officials of various constitutional bodies.
As political gatherings are frequent, people look out for Khulamanch. But, this open space is not op...
Protests have heated up in the valley since the dissolution of the House. There is at least one almost every day. While most protests are small in terms of the number of participants and hence do not obstruct the...
Karnali CM joins strike enforcers in Surkhet
Karnali's Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has also joined strike enforcers during the general strike called by the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party on Thursday.
Govt not to introduce supplementary budget plan for elections
Sources in the Ministry of Finance say the government will not introduce a supplementary budget plan for conducting the House of Representatives elections as announced.
NCP Dahal-Nepal camp’s strike: Dozens detained, daily life partially hit
The nationwide general strike announced by the Dahal-Nepal faction of the split Nepal Communist Party has partially affected the daily life of the public across the country. Police detained dozens of leaders and cadres of the party who were...
Supreme Court summons Dahal on contempt case
The Supreme Court has ordered Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a chairman of a faction of the recently split Nepal Communist Party, to present before the court within next seven days to explain his recent statement.