PM Oli all set to expand cabinet today

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, Feb 26 (RSS): Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is all set to expand the three-member cabinet today. With this, a swearing-in programme has been scheduled at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, at 4:00 pm. PM Oli has been making attempts to expand the cabinet, taking the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal into confidence. Chief Personal Secretary of President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Bheshraj Adhikari, said that the newly elected ministers would take the oath of office and secrecy at 4:00 pm today. An understanding has been...

NC CEC to endorse PP statute

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, Feb 25 (RSS): The Nepali Congress Central Executive Committee is to endorse the ‘NC parliamentary party statute, 2074’ at its meeting to be held at the party’s central office today. The endorsement of the statute will also see the beginning of the process to elect the parliamentary party leader, NC spokesperson Biswa Prakash Sharma said. The statute was unanimously approved by a joint meeting Saturday of the NC members of parliament in the House of Representatives and National Assembly. As per the schedule,...

Prakashman sees himself competent for parliamentary leader

Sindhuli, Feb 23 (RSS): Nepali Congress (NC) central member Prakashman Singh has said leadership of the NC parliamentary party would be elected only after revisions to its statute. In his address to a programme organised by Nepal Press Union, Sindhuli here today, he said a meeting of the parliamentary party scheduled for tomorrow would probably amend the statute and the parliamentary party’s leadership would be chosen only after that. The former Deputy Prime Minister who represents the NC in the federal parliament from the Kathmandu constituency-1 further claimed that he was competent...

Oli, Prachanda to be chairmen of new party

Chitwan, Feb 20 (RSS): CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that KP Sharma Oli and he would chair the new political party turn by turn. At a news conference in Bharatpur today, Prachanda said that Nepal Communist Party has been formed in principle and it would be materialized legally after the registration in the Election Commission. “We have opted for two chairmen system until the general convention,” Prachanda shared. The Maoist Chairman also added that the two leaders–KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal–have become the chairman...

Chief Minister Poudel assumes office

Hetauda, Feb 12 (RSS): Newly appointed Chief Minister of Province-3, Dormani Poudel, has assumed office at the office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers this afternoon. At a programme organised after assuming the office, Chief Minister Poudel said that making a model city in all 13 districts of Province-3 by mobilizing means and resources for balanced development of the province was his priority. He said that necessary laws would be enacted to run the provincial government. The Chief Minister urged the civil servants to deliver people-oriented service to maintain fiscal discipline. Meanwhile,...

Economists, federalism experts rule out economic crisis in federalism

Kathmandu, Feb 11 (RSS): Economists and federalism experts have ruled out any economic problem looms in the country merely because of the adoption of the federal setup comprising the federal, province and local levels. Speaking at a programme organised by Reporters Club Nepal here on Saturday, the economists tried to allay fears in some quarters that the country might face economic crisis in the context of implementation of federalism. They contended that although there were some challenges ahead in terms of managing the finances, there would not be a crisis as such because half the government...

UML, Maoist Centre to discuss ideological issues

Kathmandu, Feb 8 (RSS): The party unification coordination committee of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) is scheduled to be held on Friday so as to expedite the unification process. On Friday, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ also held discussions on the result of the election of National Assembly and Province Assembly, and different aspects of the party unification, Prachanda’s chief personal secretary Jokh Bahadur Mahara said. Mahara said that the two leaders discussed the way to accelerate the formation of new government...

President authenticates National Assembly election ordinance

Kathmandu, Dec 29 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today authenticated the ordinance on election to the National Assembly. The President’s Chief Personal Secretary, Bhesh Raj Adhikari, said that the President today authenticated the ordinance which had been pending at the Office of the President for long due to the dispute among the political parties over it. Although the President had wanted all the political parties to agree on the ordinance, she authenticated the ordinance with a view to ending the latest political deadlock, the President’s Chief Personal Secretary said. Before...

NC finalizing State Assembly members towards PR elections today

Kathmandu, Dec 29 (RSS): The Nepali Congress is carrying out the final home work for deciding the list of its State Assembly members towards the proportional representation (PR) category. The meeting of the Nepali Congress Central Work Execution Committee that got underway at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwater this morning will finalise the names of the PR members of the State Assemblies, according to the party. The meeting is chaired by party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala, treasurer...

CPN (UML) takes initiatives to bring Madhes-based parties into confidence

Kathmandu, Dec 27 (RSS): The CPN (UML) has started initiatives to form a new government under its leadership bringing the CPN (Maoist Centre) and Madhes-based parties into confidence. The CPN (UML) has been doing homework to bring other political parties into confidence for formation of a new government at a time when top leaders of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have been holding informal discussion regarding formation of a new government and party unity. The CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) had made a left alliance during the election along with announcement of party unification. The...

Unified RPP (Nationalist) blames weak organization for poll fiasco

Kathmandu, Dec 27 (RSS): A meeting of the high-level central work execution committee of the Unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nationalist) today has decided to run an organisation consolidation campaign in all the seven provinces from January 15 to March 14, 2018. The meeting held at the party’s central office at Dhumrabarahi and chaired by party chairman Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani also decided to establish the party’s student, youth and women associations as the people’s class organisations at all the local levels and province level in the three-month period, party central...

Leader Singh says NC is in need of urgent reform

Kathmandu, Dec 25 (RSS): Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said that the party was in need of urgent reforms. Speaking in a ‘tea reception and get-together’ programme organised by Nepali Congress Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward Number 10 Committee here today, he said the Nepali Congress needed to be reformed as it got poor results in the elections. “The party well-wishers and cadres have been suggesting to me that the party was in need of reform. I will pressurize the party president for the same,” the party’s former general secretary said. He argued...

Local level works still being carried out from district HQ

Jajarkot, Dec 25 (RSS): The official and administrative works of most of the local levels here are carried out from the district headquarters itself. The administrative works of all the local levels except the Triveni Nalgad Municipality and Bheri Municipality are done from the district headquarters. The service-seekers have complained that they have to come to the district headquarters even for minor official works like in the past. The local levels in the district have been operating from the headquarters itself as the required physical infrastructures and facilities are lacking in the villages. “Facilities...

No possibility of STV system in National Assembly election: Chair Dahal

Chitwan, Dec 24 (RSS): CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that party unification between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) has reached the final step. At a programme organized by Nepal Intellectual Council and Nepal Intellectual Organisation, Chitwan, here today to congratulate the newly elected parliamentarians, Dahal, who was elected MP from Chitwan, said that people’s mandate have already approved the unity between the two parties. Saying that both parties would not backtrack from the decision to become one, he said, “We have moved ahead by breaking the bridge and hence...

Prez Bhandari urges parties to forge consensus

Kathmandu, Dec 24 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that consensus and collaboration was necessary among political parties for the formation of the National Assembly. During a meeting with Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, and Rajendra Shrestha at the office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, President Bhandari urged the political parties to forge consensus for National Assembly election in accordance with constitution and law. “There is no alternative to parties to come together for National Assembly election”, the President said, according...

RJP demands victory certificate to Chaudhary

Kathmandu, Dec 22 (RSS): The Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal has demanded with the Election Commission to present the victory certificate to Resham Lal Chaudhary, elected Member of the House of Representatives, constituency no. 1 of Kailali. Speaking at a press meet organized by the party here today, RJP Vice-Chair Brishesh Chandra Lal urged the Commission to make arrangement to handover the certificate to Chaudhary through his attorney. He also demanded that the report submitted by the commission formed to investigate the Tikapur incident be made public and that Chaudhary was ready to face what...

CPN (UML) still leading vote count in PR category of HoR election

Kathmandu, Dec 15 (RSS): The CPN (UML), which has topped the first-past-the-post vote to the House of Representatives, is still leading vote count in proportional representation (PR) system by a margin of 75,000 votes. As per the information received from Information System Management Section at the Election Commission, the CPN (UML) has so far got 3.058 million votes as followed by the Nepali Congress that got 2.98 million votes. Similarly, the CPN (Maoist Centre) has garnered 1.23 million votes while Federal Socialist Forum obtained 443,000 votes. Likewise, Rastriya janata Party is in the fourth...

UML continues to lead vote counts in PR

Kathmandu, Dec 14 (RSS): CPN-UML has continued to lead the vote counts of Proportional Representation (PR) electoral category of the parliamentary elections held on November 26 and December 7. According to the information provided by the Election Commission’s Information System Management Section, CPN-UML has gathered 2,555,545 votes, Nepali Congress 2,458,794 and CPN (Maoist Centre) 1,004,828. Likewise, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal has so far obtained 344,259 votes followed by Rastriya Janata Party Nepal with 284,134, Rastriya Prajatantra Party with 167,535 and Bibeksheel Saajha Party with...

Voter education volunteers yet to reach to voters

Pokhara, Nov 30 (RSS): The voter education volunteers deputed to the villages and settlements under the polling centres have not reached the voters with only seven days to go for the polls. The voters are confused on the ways of voting with the voter education volunteers not reaching their areas to inform them on how to vote in the election to the member of House of Representatives and State Assembly scheduled for December 7. Mayadevi Sharma, a voter of Naya Bazaar, Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City-9, said the volunteers have not come in her area. The voters will have to put the voting mark...

Ballot boxes from all polling stations brought to respective dist HQ

Kathmandu, Nov 29 (RSS): Ballot boxes used during the first phase of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections held Sunday (November 26) in 32 districts have already been collected safely in the respective district headquarters, the Election Commission said. According to the latest updates by the Joint Election Operation Centre at the EC, ballot boxes from all 2,917 polling stations fixed for the twin elections, have been collected in the respective district headquarters. As stated by EC Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal, ballot boxes of Shey-Phoksundo and Tharka Tangsong polling...