First things first

April 26, 2017 00:45 am

Just as it is important for at least the three major political parties to agree on a two-phase election, as proposed by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, it is as important that the three see eye to eye on the timing of the new budget.

Time doesn’t heal

April 25, 2017 00:45 am

Time really does fly. Or it is supposed to when life is good and easy. The folk who escaped largely unscathed, with their families and properties intact, from the April 25, 2015 earthquake, can’t believe it’s already been two years since that fateful day.

Let’s do this

April 24, 2017 00:45 am

Thursday’s merger of six different Madhesi parties to form the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), to be followed hot on the heels by an understanding between various Madhesi forces and the government on a two-phase election, have been music to the ears of Nepalis.

Eye on election

April 22, 2017 00:45 am

We are delighted by the news of merger between six small Madhesi parties on Thursday to form the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP). On the same day, Bijaya Kumar Gacchhadar-led Nepal Democratic Forum merged with Tharuhat Tarai Party Nepal.

Help, not hinder

April 20, 2017 00:35 am

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is clearly unhappy with the international community. Speaking before a politburo meet of his party on Tuesday, he disclosed that he was under ‘immense pressure’ to defer the May 14 local election.

Justice at last

April 19, 2017 00:45 am

After 13 long years of the murder of then 15-year-old Maina Sunar of Kavrepalanchowk district, the district court has slapped life term on three Army officers involved in the murder.

Better late

April 18, 2017 00:45 am

The first-ever joint military exercise between Nepal and China that kicked off in Kathmandu on Sunday is a milestone. Until now, Nepal had held such military drills only with the US and India.

Pushing it

April 17, 2017 00:45 am

As we have repeatedly said in this space before there is absolutely no reason why the local election cannot be held in two phases, with the first of the two to be held on the scheduled May 14 date.

Golden silence

April 15, 2017 00:45 am

The government’s ‘No horn’ rule for Kathmandu valley that came into force on April 14, the Nepali New Year, is a wonderful initiative. Some may say it is unnecessary and unrealistic.

Dangerous path

April 13, 2017 00:58 am

Despite people from around the country, from the inhabitants of the high hills to the dwellers of the low-lying plains, saying with one voice that they want timely election, the fate of the local election scheduled for May 14 is again uncertain.