local election bill 

Woman candidate must for either chief or deputy chief 

The sub committee for election related bills under the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday has proposed to make it mandatory for political parties to field a woman as candidate for either chief or deputy chief of village councils and municipalities in line with the constitution. MORE

 

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    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa
  • A national unity government is necessary to address all the issues that the country is facing lately. The parties had agreed to form such a government after the promulgation of the new constitution.

    Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  • My candidacy to the Party's President in the upcoming general convention was in response to the public's will.

    Nepali Congress (NC) Vice-President Ramchandra Poudel
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    Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav
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    Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Agni Prasad Kharel
  • I have not discovered best constitution like ours in the region. Not only in South Asian region, Nepal’s constitution is one of the best globally.

    UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  • Ongoing political deadlock should be ended on the basis of consensus between major and fringe political parties including the agitating Madhes-centric parties.

    Nepali Congress leader and former minister Purna Bahadur Khadka
  • Sushil Koirala will not file his candidacy. I am planning to fight for the post. There will be a formal announcement on presidential candidates soon.

    Nepali Congress (NC) vice president Ram Chandra Paudel
  • The government is effortful to strengthen the Sudurpaschim University and the efforts are underway to set up a medical college in the far-western region.

    Minister of State for Finance Damodar Bhandari
  • I told Indian leaders and ministers to show proactive measures to immediately explore solution of the problems and ease the supply arrangement. From our end, we are effortful to address Nepal's domestic problems through mutual dialogue and consultations.

    Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel
  • NC proposed amendment to the constitution as the issue of proportional representation is raised not only by agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, but also belongs to all Nepalese.

    Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa
  • All parties should move ahead after amending the new constitution as per the need. The parties should be together in course of formulating laws as well as making structure of provinces. It is not possible only from single party.

    Nepali Congress General Secretary, Krishna Prasad Sitaula
  • Government of Nepal unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and holds the view that terrorism must be firmly and resolutely dealt with wherever and whenever it takes place.

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli
  • We are concerned solely about peace and stability in Nepal. Neither do we want monarchy, nor Hindu state or disintegration of Nepal. If Nepal remains unstable, it will pose challenges to India as well.

    Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae
  • There were difficulties in implementing the constitution due to the dissatisfaction among Madhesi people with the charter and the issue of the boundary delineation should be resolved through a political committee.

    CPN-UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai

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    Castro proved that socialism itself is not an inept and bankrupt idea, and kept on knocking at the doors of the capitalist countries to ruminate on their missteps during their colonial rule and to redress them by extending true helping hands – not those contaminated by greed, profit motives, and undue interferences – to the needy countries.

    Sanjaya Gajurel

  • The problem of not cutting trees The problem of not cutting trees

    A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?

    Dr Hemant R Ojha

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  • ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal' ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'

    Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.

    Ishwar Rauniyar

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    Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”

    Deep Lamichhane

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  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.

  • Physicians are humans too!

    To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.

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