New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt
Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.Torra appointed his government by decree but it could still be blocked by Spain, which has insisted his administration be "legal and viable" after...

‘Congress on way to transformation’

‘Congress on way to transformation’
Nepali Congress (NC) Spokesperson, Biswo Prakash Sharma, has said that the NC is moving to the path of its transformation.Addressing a training programme organized by Nepal Tarun Dal Baitadi, Spokesperson Sharma noted that the cadres should not be disappointed as the party would play the role of strong opposition and oversee the government's functi...

Ambassador Subedi submits letter of credence

Ambassador Subedi submits letter of credence
Nepal's Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) and newly-appointed non-resident Ambassador to Republic Malta, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi on Friday has submitted his letter of credence to President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. At a special function organized at the President House of Malta, President Preca noted that the recent successful conc...

New Catalan leader shuns constitution as sworn in

New Catalan leader shuns constitution as sworn in
Quim Torra, Catalonia's new separatist leader, was sworn in Thursday in a brief ceremony without central government representatives where he avoided promising to obey the constitution and pledged instead to follow "the will of the Catalan people.""I promise to loyally fulfil the duties of the post of regional president being faithful to the will of...

Burundians vote in referendum to extend president’s rule

Burundians vote in referendum to extend president’s rule
Burundians voted Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.Police, soldiers and armoured vehicles were out in full force for the referendum which comes three years after Nkurunziza sought a controversial third term, triggering a politi...

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...