Politics

Samajbadi Party Nepal suspends its lawmaker Yadav for attending free Tibet programme

The party’s central executive committee reached the decision after finding his clarification for attending the controversial event in the Latvian capital Riga ‘ unsatisfactory’

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jun 26 2019

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With growing internal rifts and criticism from outside, a Cabinet reshuffle is likely

Ruling party insiders say party co-chairs are likely to use a Cabinet reshuffle to balance internal party politics

ANIL GIRI, TIKA R PRADHANJun 26 2019

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Diplomacy, in 280 characters or less

In Kathmandu, key diplomats are using Twitter to engage with Nepalis—and to wield soft power

Tsering D Gurung, Jun 25 2019

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How Nepal’s communications minister went from being a fierce reporter to a hardline politician against free press

The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, who started his career working for left-leaning publications, is now one of the prime minister’s most trusted ministers, and a spokesperson for the government.

Bhrikuti Rai, Jun 23 2019

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Shackling of Resham Chaudhary shows how the state treats its citizens differently, rights defenders say

District court had convicted Chaudhary, who won the 2017 parliamentary elections from Kailali, of inciting the 2015 Tikapur violence

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jun 23 2019

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After Guthi Bill, pressure mounts on government to withdraw the Media Council Bill

Civil society leaders say that the government’s indifference to the bill could put the whole system in danger

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jun 21 2019

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Debate over political ideology ratchets up in NCP ahead of crucial meeting

Former UML leaders want more discussion on political document, which former Maoists want to be made public at the earliest.

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jun 21 2019

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NCP sets Secretariat meeting for tomorrow to conclude ‘power-sharing’ deal

Leaders say formation of politburo, however, is unlikely anytime soon

ANIL GIRI, Jun 20 2019

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Government’s reluctance to abide by House rulings irks Madhes-based parties

Opposition MPs accuse Speaker Mahara of acting like a minister in the Oli administration

BINOD GHIMIRE, Jun 20 2019

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Opposition obstructs the House, forcing Oli to stand mutely at the podium

The Speaker’s decision to allow the prime minister to speak first led Nepali Congress to obstruct proceedings for nearly 10 minutes

BINOD GHIMIRE, Jun 19 2019

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For the first time, ruling party lawmakers criticise Oli administration’s foreign policy

Party MPs pointed to the failure of Oli’s recent Europe tour and censured the foreign ministry’s lack of direction

ANIL GIRI, Jun 19 2019

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Ruling party representatives from Valley advise prime minister to withdraw Guthi Bill

Oli tells party members he would take a necessary decision through the Cabinet

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jun 18 2019

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Nepali delegation leaves for Beijing to discuss railways in pursuit of cross-border links

A deal over a detailed project report for the Kathmandu-Kerung railway is expected, before discussions with India over the Raxaul-Kathmandu railway

ANIL GIRI, Jun 17 2019

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