KATHMANDU, April 28: Former chief election commissioners (CECs) and legal and local governance experts have urged the Election Commission (EC) to conduct the election across the country on May 14 as announced by the government, arguing that deciding to conduct the polls in two phases in the last hour will compromise the fundamental principles of elections.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Although the opposition alliance has vowed to foil the constitution amendment bill, the ruling parties are inching closer to securing the requisite two-thirds majority of votes in favor of the 11-point constitution amendment bill tabled earlier in parliament.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The government has proposed halting fresh recruitment of civil servants for year in order to adjust public sector employees in the new federal structure.

NRA responds to AI report

April 28, 2017 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 28: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that its attention has been drawn to a report recently published by Amnesty International. Issuing a statement on Thursday, the NRA admitted its flaws mentioned in the report “Building Inequality: The Failure of the Nepali government to protect the marginalized in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Efforts 2017” but reiterated its commitment in rebuilding the nation.

KATHMANDU, April 28: With just two months remaining before the end of the current fiscal year, the government has spent less than  half the total released budget for post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation in the affected districts.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The main opposition CPN-UML has accused the government of hatching a conspiracy to split Madhes from the hilly region using the upcoming local election as an opportunity to 'divide' the country.

KATHMANDU, April 28: A day after reaching 'an understanding’ with the UML to roll back a decision to increase the number of local bodies, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday assured Madhesi leaders that these bodies would be increased at least in the Madhesi stronghold  of the terai plains before the local polls take place.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Judicial Council designated Justices Deepak Raj Joshi and Devendra Gopal Shrestha as the member of Constitutional Bench at the Supreme Court.

LAMJUNG, April 27: With just 17 days to go before the date of local-level elections, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have formed a working alliance in the district.

KATHMANDU, April 27: A meeting of the coalition of nine political parties on Thursday decided against the endorsement of the constitution amendment proposal registered in Legislature-Parliament with the conclusion that the proposal was against the country and the people.