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Mahara elected Speaker unopposed

Mahara elected Speaker unopposed Kathmandu, March 10 (RSS): CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been elected the Speaker of the House of Representatives unanimously. The meeting of the HoR today announced the election of Mahara to the post of Speaker as per Rule 6 (3) of the Interim Rules of Procedures, 2074. He was the only candidate to file nominations for the post that took place on Friday. At the meeting today, UML leader and former Speaker Subash Chandra Nembang proposed the name of Mahara which was seconded by CPN-MC's leader Dev Gurung. Nepali Congress leader Dr Minendra Rijal also extended support to the proposal, while appealing him to take all sides into confidence while performing his duties. The meeting today was chaired by eldest member Mahantha Thakur. The next meeting of the HoR will take place on March 11. As per the agenda, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will seek a vote of confidence in the …

Province-3, SA meeting concludes

Province-3, SA meeting concludes Hetauda, Feb 1 : Members at the State Assembly of Province-3 have called for unity among all to maintain political stability and good governance as per the public mandate. Speaking in the first meeting of the Province-3 here in Hetauda (temporary capital of province) Thursday, members of provincial parliament (MPP) came with these views. MPPs expressed their views after the senior most member Dormani Poudel who chaired the first meeting read out the letter regarding the calling of parliament session received from chief of the State Anuradha Koirala. Speaking in the meeting, CPN (UML) MPP Ashta Laxmi Shakya focused on political stability, prosperity, good governance and justice with accountability and honesty. Similarly, CPN (Maoist Centre)'s Shalikram Jammarkattel opined for leading the nation on the way to prosperity. Nepali Congress's Indra Baniya said that Hetauda was the appropriate place for provincial capital. Likewise, Sajha Bibeksheel party's Ramesh Poudel stressed on inclusive democracy. Nepal Workers and Peasants Party's Surendra Raj Gosain said that the future journey should be cemented for balanced development rather regional issues and slogans. Rastriya Prajatantrik Party (Democratic)'s Rina Gurung said that there was still confusion that either the federal system properly functions or not but all should work so as such confusion will be clarified. Rastriya Prajatantra Party's Rita Majhi and Independent member Prem Bahadur Tamang opined for forming …

Election generated aspirations for prosperity, Oli says

Election generated aspirations for prosperity, Oli says Bhaktapur, Dec 14 (RSS): CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the upcoming government would work with due priority to ensure employment with decent payment in the country. Receiving a memorandum submitted by a team led by the former President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) at his residence on Thursday, Chairman Oli said that the youth should not toil hard in the gulf countries if employment opportunities were generated in the country. Each political change brings new hopes on people, he said, adding that this time's election also brought the aspirations for development and prosperity. Stating that corruption has gone up in the country in the name of privatization after the 2046 BS, Oli said 38 industries were sold out during the Nepali Congress-led government in the name of privatization and liberalization which forced millions of youths to leave for gulf nations for lack of employment at home. "The task of government is to collect tax from the business sector by creating investment-friendly environment. The upcoming government is ready to join hands together with the private sector for the nation building," Oli said. The private sector can play the role of motivator for development and prosperity and the government would facilitate by making compatible policies for the same, the UML Chairman said. Former Presidents of FNCCI Maheshlal Pradhan, Padma Jyoti, Rabi Bhakta Shrestha, Binod Bahadur Shrestha, Kush Kumar Joshi, Suraj …

CPN-MC Chair Dahal wins in Chitwan-3

CPN-MC Chair Dahal wins in Chitwan-3 Chitwan, Dec 11 (RSS): CPN-Maoist Centre Chairperson Pusha Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has been elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Chitwan constituency-3. Dahal secured 48,273 votes against his nearest contender Bikram Pandey of democratic alliance. Pandey received 38,935 votes, according to Chief Returning Officer in Chitwan, Kul Prasad …

IED hurled at NC leader Poudel’s vehicle

IED hurled at NC leader Poudel’s vehicle Lamjung, Nov 18 : An improvised explosive device (IED) has been hurled targeting the jeep that Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel was riding in Lamjung today. An IED was thrown at the jeep (Ba 13 Cha 3742) at Nepaldanda of Bhanu Municipality-10 Tanahun when Poudel was heading to Lamjung from Tanahun. District Police Office, Lamjung, said that a police man was injured in the incident while the glasses of Poudel's jeep were …

People’s rights would be snatched away if democracy not safeguarded, Deuba says

People’s rights would be snatched away if democracy not safeguarded, Deuba says Bajura, Nov 18: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the left alliance cannot safeguard the people's rights. Addressing an election meeting of the Nepali Congress in Bajura today, Deuba said, "People's rights would vanish if democracy was not safeguarded. So, NC should be made victorious to safeguard democracy." Saying that NC was the party to safeguard democracy, he urged all to cast vote for the NC candidates in the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. He also pledged to work for the development of the far west after his election to the post of PM again. Deuba was of the view that there was no alternative to the NC for the development and prosperity of Bajura district that carries a number of potentials for development. The residents of Bajura would reside in a power outage-free district and their access to health care would be ensured, Deuba said. On the occasion, party central member Badri Pandey claimed that the left alliance could not garner majority in the upcoming elections. He shared that Seti Highway and Karnali Corridor were forwarded during the tenure of Prime Minister Deuba and the then PM Sushil Koirala. NC leader Arun Prakash Rathor and provincial candidate Kaviraj Pandit also addressed the …

Constitution’s full – fledged implementation after provincial and parliamentary elections: PM Deuba

Constitution’s full – fledged implementation after provincial and parliamentary elections: PM Deuba Bhimdattanagar, Sept 1: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress' President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said the constitution implementation is taking its course and that it would be completed with the conclusion of the elections of the provincial assemblies and the parliament. At a press conference held by Nepal Press Union, Kanchanpur Chapter here in Bhimdattanagar this morning, PM Deuba said that consultations had already taken place with the political parties on the two elections. "We have consulted with all the parties," PM Deuba said adding, "The local level election is going to be held in Province no 2."   The PM was of the opinion that the federal republic will be institutionalized in the country once the constitution implementation takes its course after the conclusion of the elections. Noting that his state visit to India was a success, PM Deuba said along with the Pancheshwor Project a dry port will also be constructed at Dodharachandani. He elaborated further that a technical education institute will be set up in Province no 7 and concrete bridges and embankments constructed at Darchula's Joljibi section and Dadeldhura's Parashuram section of the Mahakali river. "The India visit was a success," Deuba said, and added "We have reached an agreement with the Indian government on developing the far western region." PM arrived on Thursday to lay the foundation stone of the four-lane concrete bridge being built over the Mahakali river. He will return to …

People will teach lesson to code violators: Shekhar Koirala

People will teach lesson to code violators: Shekhar Koirala Parsa, Sept 1: Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Shekhar Koirala has expressed unhappiness over what he called the violation of the election code of conduct by the political parties during the election campaigning for the third phase local level election in province-2. He said it is regrettable that the leaders and the candidates themselves of some political parties were breaching the election code of conduct that was agreed to by the parties. Leader Koirala expressed his displeasure while speaking to journalists in course of a door-to-door visit programme organized by the Nepali Congress district working committee at Chhapkaiya of Birgunj Metropolitan City on Friday. He said the voters will punish the election code violators through their valuable ballots, stressing that the code should be fully followed for the larger interest of the parties themselves. The NC leader also urged the Election Commission to take action against the election code violators. …

UML will gain majority in parliamentary and provincial elections

UML will gain majority in parliamentary and provincial elections Pokhara, Sept 1: CPN (UML) Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has claimed that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. At a programme organized here today by the UML Province-4 Organization Committee, he said the UML's stance on nationalism and budgetary allocation for advancing economic prosperity would make his party winner in both the elections. He also claimed that no force would resist UML from becoming the first party in the third round of local elections in Province-2 stated for coming September 18. Protesting the government's decision to hold the parliamentary and provincial elections in two phases, he said, "Holding elections in two phases indicates unscrupulous from the ruling parties". At the programme presided over by Province-4 Coordinator Kiran Gurung, as many as 40 cadres from other parties joined UML. …

Three-tier elections on slated time: Minister Basnet

Three-tier elections on slated time: Minister Basnet Kathmandu, Aug 29: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said the three-tier of elections would be held on slated date for the effective implementation of constitution. At a programme organised on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN), Communications Minister Basnet said the constitution would come into full implementation after the third round of local-level election, provincial and parliamentary elections. He stressed that the constitution would be amended as per the need as it is a dynamic document. Minister Basnet said, "The country would be economically prosperous after the implementation of constitution," stressing that education should be service-oriented not business-oriented. The Communications Minister argued that future of Nepal would be bright if all Nepali students were abroad for study came back to serve nation. Similarly, Chairperson of Nepal Lecturers' Association, Rameshwor Upadhyay, Vice-President of Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Gyanendra Ratna Tuladhar, Chairman of Nepal Guardians Association, Keshav Puri and ECAN President Prakash Pandey, expressed their view that the government should create working environment to those Nepali students perusing higher education in abroad to return to the country. …

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