Bidya Sundar Shakya of UML elected Kathmandu mayor

Bidya Sundar Shakya of CPN-UML has been elected mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City beating Raju Raj Joshi of Nepali Congress (NC) by over 22,000 votes. MORE

 

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    Semanta Dahal
  • The earthquake has damaged cultural and archaeological heritages along with the loss of life and property. We should take it as an opportunity by forgetting the pain it inflicted

    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
  • We meet, talk and make no headway. The talks have not been able to reach to a consensus.

    Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav
  • The talks with concerned sides were going on to bring new check points with China into operation, including re-operating Kyirong and Tatopani check points.

    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

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  • Oops! Deuba does it again Oops! Deuba does it again

    Deuba and Dahal have made a mockery of the constitutional provision of impeachment as a weapon of last resort with its preemptive registration as a tactical move to stop CJ Karki from delivering justice. This will set a bad precedent and there will be more such tactical use of impeachment in the future considering how justices at the SC are being appointed in political quotas in recent times.

    Prem Dhakal

  • Challenges for reconstruction Challenges for reconstruction

    One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.

    Apil KC/Keshab Sharma

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  • Jhamsikhel as I knew Jhamsikhel as I knew

    Hari-ko-pasal, right at the said junction used to be the place to buy any household item ranging from food grains and other household items. There was nothing that he did not have. Most often he loved keeping his customers waiting, more so if they were younger. He kept his client engaged with jokes and tole gossip.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Empowering local bodies Empowering local bodies

    It is common to rent a room or two based on nothing more than a verbal contract. There are two types of owners. There are many who rent legal properties informally and those who rent out illegally built ones. The rental space demand is so much that owners openly flout bylaws by building more number of floors than approved. It is difficult, as it is, to bring both type of owners within the system.

    Hemant Arjyal

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  • Traffic Police in Kathmandu

    As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.

  • 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.

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