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Rejected by President, Deuba’s picks for National Assembly move Supreme Court

Kathmandu, February 23 Three persons who were recommended for the National Assembly by erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government have moved the Supreme Court demanding their immediate appointment. Earlier, President Bidya Devi Bhandari had put the names of Krishna Prasad Paudel, Gopal Basnet and Chandani Joshi on hold claiming then PM Deuba did not consult all […]

Donald Trump congratulates Oli for premiership

Kathmandu, February 23 United States President Donald Trump has sent his congratulations to Nepal’s new Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli wishing for his successful term as the Prime Minister. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu says Trump also appreciated the completion of local, provincial and federal elections here as “testament of the country’s allegiance […]

Indian, Chinese envoys go to Baluwatar to wish PM happy birthday

Kathmandu, February 23 Early in the morning on Friday, ambassadors of both immediate neighbours of the country–India’s Manjeev Singh Puri and China’s Yu Hong–went to the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar. However, no political or diplomatic meeting was scheduled there today. The two were there to wish the recently appointed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli […]

(Updated) UML for two-thirds majority; Cabinet expansion only after talks with Madheshi parties

Kathmandu, February 23 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s CPN-UML has decided to take initiatives to form the government with a two-thirds majority support. While the UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre fall quite short to reach the mark, the party has authorised Oli and top leaders to hold talks with Madhesh-centric parties; namely: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal […]

Government reduces number of federal ministries to 17

Kathmandu, February 23 The Government of Nepal has decided to reduce the number of ministries in the federal government to 17 only. A Cabinet meeting held this morning merged various ministries and reduced the number to 17 from 30, according to Minister Lalbabu Pandit. Earlier, various commissions and task forces had recommended that the government […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Friday, January 23, 2018

All major Nepali and English newspapers published from Kathmandu on Friday have given the topmost attention to a deal forged between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre about the distribution of ministerial portfolios in the new government headed by UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli. The newspapers have predicted that Oli is likely to expand the Cabinet today […]