India court allows Modi’s BJP to form state govt despite lacking majority

India court allows Modi’s BJP to form state govt despite lacking majority
NEW DELHI, May 17, 2018 (AFP) - A leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party was sworn in as chief minister of a key southern Indian state on Thursday, despite lacking a majority, after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block the move. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election but...

NC condemns Indian lawmaker Azad’s remarks

NC condemns Indian lawmaker Azad’s remarks
Kathmandu / The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has stated that its attention was drawn towards the controversial remarks made against the sovereignty of Nepal by Indian lawmaker Kirti Azad. NC has taken a strong exception to the remark as the Indian parliamentarian who last week (during the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's State visi...

Gachchhadar leading in Sunsari constituency 3

Gachchhadar leading in Sunsari constituency 3
Sunsari / Nepali Congress's Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar is ahead in vote counting in Sunsari constituency 3. He is taking the lead with 519 votes followed by his rival contender CPN (UML)'s Bhagawati Chaudhary representing the left alliance. He has garnered 36,080 votes while Chaudhary 35,561 votes. Of the total 85,197 cast votes in the constituency, ...

Congress ready to fight totalitarianism

Congress ready to fight totalitarianism
Kathmandu/ Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand has said that the time had come for the Nepali Congress to once again fight against communist totalitarianism. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by NC election mobilization committee here today, he said the present election was a referendum between democrats and communists. And sin...

Praja Parishad merges into UML

Praja Parishad merges into UML
Kathmandu: The Praja Parishad Party has merged into CPN (UML) on Thursday. It was announced by organizing a programme at Chabahil in the capital. According to UML chair KP Sharma Oli's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari, an agreement for the same was made between UML chair Oli and Parishad acting chair Govinda Prasad Dulal. They issued a two-point ...

Left alliance boosts democracy: leader Mahara

Left alliance boosts democracy: leader Mahara
Nepalgunj: Leader of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said the left electoral alliance would bolster democracy in the country. During a programme organized by the senior party cadres of the electoral alliance here Tuesday, leader Mahara urged the participants not to doubt party unification among the left forces with the conduct of...

RPP to compete for only PR seats in Sunsari

RPP to compete for only PR seats in Sunsari
Inaruwa, Sunsari: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RRP) Sunsari has recommended candidates for the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections only under the proportional representation (PR) system. Both election have been slated for late this year. The candidate recommendation comes at a time when reports said the RPP is engaging in ta...

Save party from moral crises: Senior leader Poudel

Save party from moral crises: Senior leader Poudel
Pokhara: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ramchandra Poudel, has said time has come to save party from moral crisis. During a programme organized by Nepal Student Union's campus unit at Western Engineering Campus here Sunday, leader Poudel said every leader and cadre of the NC needs to abide by democratic thoughts and values. "Politics must be...

RJP not to participate in election

RJP not to participate in election
Kathmandu: The agitating Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) has said it would not involve in the second round of local level election. The RJP meeting held today at its office Bijulibazar, decided to continue its protest programmes. Issuing a press release Friday, collegiate coordinator of the party, Mahanth Thakur, argued that the government announced ...