RJPN renews demand for constitution amendment

Kathmandu, February 28 The Madhesh-centric Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has demanded that the government immediately take initiatives for the constitution amendment. Whereas the ruling left alliance has expedited talks with another Madhesh-centric party, Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, about its participation in the government, the Mahantha Thakur-led party demanded that the government immediately create an environment for […]

Province 2 Assembly elects RJPN’s Saroj Kumar Yadav speaker unopposed

Janakpurdham, February 13 The Provincial Assembly of Province 2 has elected Saroj Kumar Yadav as the speaker. Though the election is yet to be formally announced, only Yadav filed his nomination for the position in the time set. The speaker’s election scheduled for Wednesday. Therefore, the Assembly meeting tomorrow will formally recognise Yadav’s election. The […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Sunday, February 11, 2018

All major Nepali and English dailies published from Kathmandu on Sunday have highlighted contemporary political issues including parties’ preparations to form provincial governments in all seven provinces of the country. Likewise, a jeep accident in Chitwan which killed a high government official and inauguration of ‘Nepal’s most expensive’ hydropower project’ among other issues have also […]

Which is bigger: Forum, RJPN argue over size, fail to devise coalition model

Kathmandu, February 7 Whereas the left alliance has already divided key provincial positions for six of seven provinces that they have majority in, the Madheshi alliance which will form the government in Province 2 has been stuck over a debate on which is party is bigger than the other. For last few weeks, Upendra Yadav-led […]

Left govt will prioritise solving Madhesh problems, says Dahal

Kathmandu, January 26 CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says the left alliance-led government to be formed soon will prioritise solving problems existing in the Madhesh region. Dahal says the region needs development and prosperity; hence his government will work to promote development activities in southern plains. Welcoming some cadres of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Some major issues highlighted in most Nepali and English newspapers published from Kathmandu on Sunday are the government’s preparations to skip naming provincial capitals so as to avoid likely protests in various parts of the country, death of nine persons due to viral fever in Jajarkot, preparations to extend term of two transitional justice bodies […]