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Ruling party wants to gag its leaders to suppress criticism and dissent

Kathmandu, Sept. 18 -- Late on Monday night, at least two ministers told the Post that the Cabinet earlier in the evening decided to recommend to the President ruling Nepal Communist Party vice-chair ... Read More


Government appoints Khatiwada as special economic advisor to Prime Minister Oli

Kathmandu, Sept. 15 -- Days after Yubaraj Khatiwada resigned as finance and communication minister, the government appointed him as a special economic advisor to the prime minister. "The government h... Read More


Domestic flights, long-distance transport to resume next week

Kathmandu, Sept. 15 -- The government on Monday decided to allow domestic airlines as well as long-distance public transport services to resume from September 21 in view of the upcoming festival seaso... Read More


Thirty months of poor governance and weak opposition

Kathmandu, Sept. 14 -- When Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took reins two and a half years ago, hopes ran high. He led a powerful government, the alliance of his CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre which had ... Read More


In the ruling party, leaders' focus has been on one-upmanship-not Covid-19

Kathmandu, Sept. 13 -- For the ruling Nepal Communist Party and its government, the Covid-19 pandemic has largely been a non-issue. While the government's response to the virus has been lacklustre, fo... Read More


Ruling party tug-of-war ends, but leaders wonder how long truce will last

Kathmandu, Sept. 11 -- Seven weeks of tug-of-war in the ruling Nepal Communist Party finally seems to have ended. The players, however, have switched sides. Pushpa Kamal Dahal has now once again extr... Read More


NCP leadership calls on cadres to stop criticising party on social media

Kathmandu, Sept. 11 -- As the months-long conflict within the ruling Nepal Communist Party seems to have been resolved and the postponed Standing Committee meeting set to start Friday, the party leade... Read More


Curbs extended with some relaxations, but experts question ad-hoc moves

Kathmandu, Sept. 10 -- Authorities are yet to figure out a way to deal with the coronavirus spread and they are still taking decisions on an ad-hoc basis without holding serious consultations, public ... Read More


Valley mayors for easing curbs; chief district officers wait for Home Ministry orders

Kathmandu, Sept. 9 -- The government's confused response to the Covid-19 pandemic continued on Tuesday as well, as chief district officers of Kathmandu Valley were undecided on whether to lift or exte... Read More


Restrictions in Valley to continue for one more week but with some relaxations on businesses and vehicular movements

Nepal, Sept. 9 -- Chief district officers of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to continue with the ongoing prohibition orders for one more week, but with some ease on business and vehicular movements... Read More