She’s a stubborn character, the 88-year-old former Queen Mother
The 88-year-old Queen Mother has been living in Mahendra Manzil, a house built and gifted to her by her husband late King Mahendra some five decades ago.
The emissary diplomacy comes at a time when New Delhi has been unable to conceal its happiness over the exit of K.P. Oli, who it perceived to be pro-China, from the PM’s office.
The challenge to the core concept of the Constitution raises the following question: How long can the Constitution that only a year ago was called the best in the world by its architect leaders, survive?
About 85 passengers were seated in the bus, which was bound for Ramechhap district and fell 300 m down the hill. The roads were in a bad shape due to the heavy rains over the past few days.
Two Deputy Prime Ministers — Bimalendra Nidhi and K B Mahara — will be heading to Delhi and Beijing as “special emissaries” for the purpose.
The politician-activist-donor nexus dominates the appointment of judges.
Dahal's takeover was not without controversy as he refused to take the oath “in the name of God, country and the people” as prescribed. He only mentioned 'people and the country”.
Says chosen by history to work for country; major parties sign three-point agreement promising resolution to Madhesi issues
With guerrillas issue settled this time around, Dahal may not have to fear the retaliation from inside.
President Bhandari Monday hosted a joint meeting of chiefs of five major political parties and said she will now write to the House Speaker to initiate the process for election of the new Prime Ministet by majority vote.
Further political instability could kill Nepal’s fledgling constitution
Speaking at a programme organised by the Madan Bhandari Foundation, Oli said all the agreements with China were signed at a time “Nepal was pushed to the brink” by the alleged neighbour.
The relationship between Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his partner-cum-new found patron Sher Bahadur Deuba has been complex and visibly without mutual trust in the past.
K P Oli’s resignation paves the way for election of Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” in Nepal, but may take a few weeks for the process to be formalised.
As Oli and Prachanda manoeuvre for office, proximity to Beijing may suffer.
As defeat stared on his face, Prime Minister K P Oli has decided to tender his resignation from the post without facing the vote on the No-Confidence in the afternoon.
Speaker Onsari Gharti is expected to write to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari soon after the vote outcome requesting to set in motion the process of electing Oli's successor.
When Oli expressed his dissatisfaction over the way the Speaker had altered the listed business earlier, she had retorted: “Mr Prime Minister, I have 30 parties in the House that I must listen to.”
The no-trust motion has already been endorsed by nearly 350 members in a House that has an effective strength of 598.
A new government in Nepal does not hold out any promise of greater stability.
Three women on the top are being talked about in the political circle as country’s politics hops from one constitutional crisis to another, with each getting more and more complex. Speaker Onsari Gharti will have the honour of presiding over the no-trust motion against the government on July 21, first in the past one decade […]
Gharti, who belongs to the Maoist party which is leading the charge against the PM, declared that no business other than the no-trust motion slated for Thursday would be taken up.
He also blamed Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, who has lead the motion against him, for being a “pawn” in the hands of external forces.
A total of 254 members signed the no-trust motion tabled before the Parliament secretariat Wednesday, and Speaker Onsari Gharti fixed July 21 for debate and voting.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of the Maoists Centre, who announced withdrawal of support to the coalition government led by K P Oli in Nepal has approached the main opposition Nepali Congress to form a government under his leadership.
Soon after the Maoists handed over the letter to the Prime Minister saying, 'it will be politically inappropriate to continue our support', Oli said he will think about it.
But the latest lease of life given to the Nepal PM may not guarantee stability.
Empowerment and responsibility come with wider public scrutiny and Sushila Karki has raised many an eyebrow after what she said during the parliamentary hearing yesterday.
With no political party or a parliamentarian coming in his favour of impeachment of Karki , Dr Govinda K C faces the risk of losing face, or health , depending whether he will give up or stick to the fast, this time around.
The EPG is meeting at a time when the bilateral relations have nosedived over the months ,something that Deputy Prime Minister Thapa said, is only natural
Political instability has allowed it to spread and grow.
This is an issue that the opposition has been raising continuously ever since, pushing Prime Minister Oli into the defensive.
PM Oli arrives at Kathmandu airport with cabinet members to receive bodies.
While only 3353 permits have been issued to Nepalese workers by their government for working in the 'Green Zones' of Afghanistan, 8000 to 11,000 workers might be working in the country clandestinely.
The Nepal government was irregular in the payment of Rs 1,60,000-a-month rent as there is no provision for the housing rent of retired officials to go beyond Rs 35,000.