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Despite consensus bid, UML may see tough contests for key posts

Kathmandu, Nov. 25 -- As the stage is set for the 10th national congress of the CPN-UML, the main opposition, in Chitwan, incumbent chair KP Sharma Oli appears set to take the mantle of the party once... Read More


On MCC pact, US message to Nepal is getting more clear: Take it or leave it

Kathmandu, Nov. 20 -- As the political leadership in Nepal hems and haws over the pending parliamentary ratification of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Nepal Compact, a senior US State Department... Read More


Visiting US official urges Deuba to ratify MCC compact at the earliest

Kathmandu, Nov. 19 -- Visiting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs of the United States Department of State Donald Lu called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursd... Read More


As Congress mega meet nears, president hopefuls are waiting for district results

Kathmandu, Nov. 18 -- As Nepali Congress is all set to organise its 14th General Convention on December 10-12 in Kathmandu, all eyes are on the Koirala family that has had a rich political and histori... Read More


Nepal to start issuing e-passports from today

Kathmandu, Nov. 17 -- The Department of Passports is issuing biometric passports starting Wednesday, in a significant development in Nepal's passport regime. Satya Mohan Joshi, the 102-year-old histo... Read More


Should the court be left alone to clear the air over judiciary?

Kathmandu, Nov. 14 -- Nepal's temple of justice has been sullied like never before. The justices are up in arms against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana. Lawyers are breathing fire demanding Rana... Read More


Senior US and Indian officials visiting Nepal next week

Kathmandu, Nov. 13 -- Nepal is set to see a flurry of political visits from India and the United States, in what many dub increased diplomatic engagements from friendly nations. A series of in-person ... Read More


Parties' reluctance to speak on judiciary row stems from fears

Kathmandu, Nov. 12 -- The crisis in the judiciary has deepened further. The Supreme Court has not heard a single case since October 25 except for some habeas corpus petitions. While Nepal Bar Associat... Read More


'Coordination committee' to assist government is but a farce, observers say

Kathmandu, Nov. 10 -- A meeting of the ruling alliance on Monday formed an 11-member "coordination committee" to support the Sher Bahadur Deuba government. The idea was pushed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, ... Read More


Conflicting claims by ruling leaders complicate MCC ratification

Kathmandu, Nov. 9 -- Nepal's major political parties have long been divided over the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a United States government programme under which Nepal is to receive $500 million... Read More