Politics

After diplomatic fiasco over Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro’s son visits Nepal

Nicolasito is here to discuss politics and bilateral ties—at the invitation of the ruling party’s sister wing.

ANIL GIRI, Jul 16 2019

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Federal government refuses to devolve authority to the provinces

Province 3 minister says Kathmandu has refused to share powers with the government in Hetauda.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jul 14 2019

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Sources in Communist Party of Nepal say the outfit is not convinced by government’s call for talks

Chand outfit has put forth three conditions for dialogue, including an official invitation letter

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jul 14 2019

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Growing camaraderie between Dahal and Nepal stokes concerns in the Oli faction

Insiders say top leaders’ personal interests and ambitions will harm the party

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jul 13 2019

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Repeated diplomatic failures reveal shortcomings in the Oli administration’s foreign affairs department

Foreign Ministry officials have not responded to at least three requests for clarifications from American and Indian embassies.

ANIL GIRI, Jul 13 2019

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Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal say they will continue to obstruct Parliament

The Nepali Congress and the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal have decided to join hands to strengthen their voice against the government in the federal parliament.

BINOD GHIMIRE, Jul 13 2019

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Prime minister says he's in the dark. His critics aren’t delighted.

This week was not the first time that Oli, who heads a government-backed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament, admitted to having been ‘misled’, ‘deceived’ or ‘kept in the dark’.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jul 11 2019

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Ruling party stands firm against forming probe committee, opposition obstructs House 

Opposition lawmakers refuse to buy government’s argument on deaths of Chand party member and Madhesi man in police action.

Binod Ghimire, Jul 10 2019

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A series of controversial decisions has prompted Oli to evaluate his Cabinet’s performance

The evaluations are in preparation for an imminent Cabinet reshuffle, ruling party leaders say.

ANIL GIRI, Jul 10 2019

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Hearing Committee endorses names of all four ambassadorial nominees 

Despite a strong stance against the nominations in the beginning, opposition lawmakers withdrew their plans to call the prime minister for clarification. 

Binod Ghimire, Jul 08 2019

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Despite letter from the Indian embassy making its rounds online, prime minister and commerce minister both profess ignorance 

Addressing a Sunday meeting of parliamentarians from the Nepal Communist Party, Oli outright denied that the Indians had anything to do with the decision, said Ram Kumari Jhakri, a parliamentarian from the Communist party.

ANIL GIRI, Jul 08 2019

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