Politics

Prime Minister Oli said the Speaker hasn’t asked to remove his remarks from Parliament record. He lied.

House Speaker Mahara has explicitly ordered secretariat officials to delete ‘unparliamentary comments’ of opposition lawmakers and prime minister

Binod Ghimire, May 16 2019

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Bhattarai, Yadav launch Samajbadi Party Nepal in bid to create an alternative force

The Naya Shakti Party-Nepal and the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal on Monday officially announced their unification to create a new political force—Samajbadi Party Nepal.

TIKA R PRADHAN, May 07 2019

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Deuba and Dahal discuss ways to take transitional justice process forward

Amid confusion—and growing pressure—over the future course of the transitional justice process, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Nepal Communist Party Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal have expedited discussions to find a meeting point to take forward the process, which has been dragging on for more than a decade.

Binod Ghimire, Apr 30 2019

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Oli’s spokesperson unaware of Parajuli-led probe commission’s status

The government had formed a high-level commission on January 3 to probe the controversial procurement of two wide-body Airbus planes by the Nepal Airlines Corporation, claiming that the probe report of the parliamentary subcommittee was not the “ultimate truth”.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Apr 28 2019

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Ruling party says unification concludes, but leaders see more challenges

Almost a year after the announcement of a merger between two leftist forces to form the country’s largest communist party, leaders on Monday announced official conclusion of the unification process.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Apr 23 2019

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Congress reacts to what it calls Oli’s indecent comments against opposition

The Nepali Congress has taken exception to what it calls Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s frequent use of ‘indecent’ terminologies to attack opposition parties.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Apr 16 2019

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Parliament panel says government failed to deliver on many promises

The government has failed to deliver on various promises and such an act amounts to lying to Parliament, a parliamentary committee report states.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Apr 13 2019

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In Dahal’s ‘my life under threat’ claim, many see bid for sympathy

Two days after the government said it would act tough on the Communist Party of Nepal, led by Netra Bikram Chand, and its activities, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, co-chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, said on Thursday at a public function that his name was on top of the Chand outfit’s hit list.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Mar 16 2019

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Rabindra Adhikari, who rose from a student leader to national politics, dies in a helicopter crash

Rabindra Adhikari, along with six other people were killed after an Air Dynasty helicopter crashed into a cliff in Taplejung.

ANIL GIRI, Feb 27 2019

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In maintaining silence over Chand outfit’s terror, Dahal sees an opportunity to rebuild his own image

Maoist leaders, who are now part of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after their merger last year, have yet to make any comments on last week's attacks—they look akin to what the Maoists did in the initial days of the insurgency—perpetrated by the Chand outfit.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Feb 26 2019

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