Going round and round and round the talks table: Congress, Prachanda Maoists, Madheshi Morcha ready for fresh round

Kathmandu, December 27 At the call of Prime Minister Prachanda, leaders from the ruling CPN-Maoist Centre, coalition partner Nepali Congress and Madheshi Morcha are holding a joint meeting at Baluwatar on Tuesday. The meeting is part of efforts aimed at ending obstructions in the Parliament and sorting out issues related to Constitution amendment. Political parties […]

In bid to end Nepal crisis, NC forwards four-point poll plan

Kathmandu, December 26 Nepali Congress, a partner in the CPN-Maoist Centre-led ruling coalition, has urged the coalition to announce the date for elections. A major partner in the Prachanda-led government, Congress made this request as part of a four-point election plan that it presented at its meeting on Monday. The CPN-UML will feel the pressure […]

As part of efforts to remove House obstructions, Speaker Onsari Gharti calls seven-party meeting

Kathmandu, December 26 Speaker Onsari Gharti has called a meeting of top leaders of seven parties at 3 pm on Monday as part of her efforts to remove obstructions in the Parliament and resume its meetings. Speaker Gharti has called the meeting of top leaders of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre, RPP, Federal Socialist […]

Prachanda government draws fire for ‘threatening opposition parties, fomenting violence’

Kathmandu, December 25 Nine opposition parties, including the main opposition CPN-UML, have accused the Prachanda-led government of becoming unruly and issuing threats against them. The nine parties said at a joint press conference on Sunday that the government itself is fomenting violence. They warned that they will not stay quiet from now on. UML Chair […]

Government’s Constitution amendment proposal a bid to trigger war over languages, says CPN-UML leader Pokharel

Baglung, December 25 CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel said on Sunday that the Prachanda government brought forth the Constitution Amendment Bill as part of a plan to trigger a war of languages. Pokharel maintained that the idea was to give constitutional recognition to Hindi by including it in the Constitution as official language of the […]

Government should hold polls by putting Charter Amendment Bill on hold, say Congress leaders

Kathmandu, December 25 Leaders of the┬áNepali Congress, part of the government formed under the leadership of CPN-Maoist Centre, have asked the government to announce the date for local elections by putting the Constitution Amendment Bill on hold. Sunday’s meeting of Congress office-bearers made suggestions to this effect. The meeting concluded that the government should hold […]