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House committee to question home ministry over killing of Chand party leader

Kathmandu, June 24 -- The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the federal parliament will question home ministry officials on Monday regarding the recent killing of a member of the Communis... Read More


Shackling of Resham Chaudhary shows how the state treats its citizens differently, rights defenders say

Kathmandu, June 23 -- After reports and images surfaced on social media and newspapers showing Resham Chaudhary lying on a hospital bed, one of his legs shackled, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Satur... Read More


After Guthi Bill, pressure mounts on government to withdraw the Media Council Bill

Kathmandu, June 22 -- Minutes after Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal announced her decision to withdraw the controversial Guthi Bill on Tuesday, Pr... Read More


Debate over political ideology ratchets up in NCP ahead of crucial meeting

Kathmandu, June 21 -- A back-and-forth between the leaders of the former CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) has laid bare the deepening ideological differences in the ruling Nepal Communist Party, which ... Read More


Ruling party representatives from Valley advise prime minister to withdraw Guthi Bill

Kathmandu, June 18 -- Representatives of the ruling Nepal Communist Party elected from Kathmandu Valley have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to reconsider the Guthi Bill, which has drawn massive cr... Read More


Delay in deciding names and capitals of four provinces raises concerns over federalism implementation

Kathmandu, June 17 -- On September 20, 2015, Nepal adopted a new constitution, federating the country into seven provinces with three tiers of government--federal, provincial and local. Two years lat... Read More


Amid criticism for becoming intolerant, government limits people's access to Singha Durbar

Kathmandu, June 16 -- The KP Sharma Oli administration, which has been facing criticism for increasingly becoming intolerant, is now in a bid to make Singha Durbar--the country's administrative hub--o... Read More


United in haste, ideological schisms appear in ruling party

Kathmandu, June 14 -- When the Public Service Commission recently put out a notice for over 9,000 local level positions, opinions within the ruling Nepal Communist Party were sharply divided. While pa... Read More


Controversial bills draw criticism from ruling party lawmakers

Kathmandu, June 12 -- Lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party have opposed the Guthi Bill which is under consideration in the federal parliament. NCP standing committee member and former minist... Read More


Parliamentary committee directs government to terminate staff recruitment process

Kathmandu, June 11 -- Following widespread criticism, the parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee has directed the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and the Public Se... Read More