'Bill to Control Torture must be amended'

February 27, 2017 11:49 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Experts have said that the Bill to Control Torture, Inhumane, Brutal and Disrespectful Acts 2016 which is currently on hold in parliament does not meet the international standards.

EC books 30 parties

February 27, 2017 10:29 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Election Commission (EC) has slapped a fine of Rs 100 to 11 parties including Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) for not submitting the details of their annual income and expenditure in time. It has also booked additional 19 parties for submitting 'unrealistic' financial details.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Even as the government has fixed May 14 as the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to begin ‘actual preparations’ for the local elections thanks to the government’s dillydallying in forging consensus among political parties. The EC also lacks crucial documents required for conducting elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A majority of Madhes-based political parties have proposed delineating the entire tarai region into two provinces and have demanded that all tarai districts be separated from the hills in the new federal setup.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal will soon formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to become part of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govinda Raj Pokharel has suggested to the prime minister  different plans for relocating earthquake-hit settlements to safer locations.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Going against one of its own previous verdicts, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday refused to register a writ petition demanding that the right to reject, popularly known as None of the Above (NOTA), be implemented in the upcoming local level elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The internal rift within the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has widened, with the Ram Chandra Paudel-led faction publicly criticizing the working style of the party president, Sher Bahadur Deuba.

EC books 11 parties

February 27, 2017 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Election Commission (EC) has slapped a fine of Rs 100 to 11 parties including Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) for not submitting the details of their annual income and expenditure in time. It has also booked additional 19 parties for submitting 'unrealistic' financial details.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Thakur Belbase has been appointed as station manager as well as news chief of the soon-to-be launched Radio Nagarik 96.5 MHZ.