KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur was elected prime minister of the country on Tuesday. As Deuba becomes prime minister for the fourth time, he is also the country"s 40th head of government. Deuba has become prime minister the second-most often after Girija Prasad Koirala in Nepal's parliamentary history after democracy was reinstated by the 1990 popular movement.
KATHMANDU, June 6: With the main opposition CPN-UML agreeing to end obstructing parliament, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is all set to get elected as the new prime minister on Wednesday, 12 years after he was sacked by the then King Gyanendra Shah. This is going to be his fourth stint as the country's chief executive.
KATHMANDU, June 5: The House, which had been disrupted following the protest by the main opposition CPN-UML, is set to resume following a four-point agreement reached between the ruling alliance and main opposition CPN-UML.
KATHMANDU, June 4: The process to elect Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new prime minister has been affected due to the ongoing House obstruction by the main opposition party, CPN-UML, over the Bharatpur vote count row.
KATHMANDU, June 1: Speaker Onsari Gharti is preparing to hold the election of the new prime minister on Sunday after President Bidya Devi Bhandari officially called for the choosing of the prime minister through a majority vote in parliament.
KATHMANDU, May 31: The main opposition party CPN-UML has obstructed the parliament meeting on Wednesday, demanding resumption of vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, which has been halted since Sunday midnight after CPN (Maoist Center) representatives tore some ballot papers.
KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has registered a bill in parliament proposing to bar the filing of any case in court questioning any acts of the incumbent or former presidents or vice presidents of the country.
KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepali Congress lawmaker Meen Bishwakarma has requested the Parliament Secretariat not to move forward the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the parliamentary proceedings.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned on Wednesday, paving the way for the major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) to form a new government, as per the agreement reached with the party at the time of his election to the post.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Parliament meeting scheduled for 11 am on Wednesday has been postponed until 4pm on Thursday. As leaders from ruling and opposition could not develop a consensus on resuming House meeting despite holding several rounds of talks, Speaker Onsari Gharti postponed the Parliament meeting by publishing a notice.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down from the government to pave ways to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become new prime minister is still yet limbo as the main opposition CPN-UML said that it would obstruct parliament meeting citing controversial government decision to increase 22 local units in various Tarai districts.
KATHMANDU, May 24: The government decision to increase 22 local units in various tarai districts has drawn serious controversy, prompting the main opposition CPN-UML to obstruct parliament, which also delayed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Though the major political parties formed electoral alliance for mayoral and deputy mayoral races in metropolitan cities, the political calculations at the central level have failed to convince party members let alone attract neutral votes.