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Former Energy Minister Prabhakar, famed for resolving the nation’s indignant load shedding crisis, welcomed in Melbourne
Source: Niru Tripathi (NV)

Former Energy Minister Prabhakar, famed for resolving the nation’s indignant load shedding crisis, welcomed in Melbourne

Janardan Sharma (aka Prabhakar), standing committee member of the Nepal Communist party as well as former Minister of Energy, was warmly welcomed in Melbourne. He was accompanied by his wife Mrs Laxmi Sharma Poudel and NPPFs advisor Sheshmani Sharma, as he arrived in Victorias capital on 22nd September 2018. On the evening of his arrival, NPPF and ONF Victoria organised an interaction program b...


Race for Parliamentary Party leader’s post has begun in Nepali Congress

The race for Parliamentary Party leaders post has begun in Nepali Congress following the call for the first session of federal parliament. Former Prime Minister and Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba is the front-runner in this race. General Secretary Shashank Koirala and leader Prakash Man Singh too are eying the post. With multiple leaders claiming partys top parliamentary position, leaders h...


Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu
Source: Reuters

Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leaders political survival. Against the backdrop of Israeli flags in a televised speech at his residence, a somber Netanyahu called the allegations baseless and vowed to complete his fourth term in office. It will be up t...


New York sues Weinstein Co., Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

New Yorks attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio. Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax studio, was one of Hollywoods most influential men before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape. H...


Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visits Nepal's top political leaders (Update)

Sushma Swaraj, Indias External Affairs Minister is paying a two day visit to Kathmandu. Her visit comes just ahead of the formation of the new government - a leftist Politics alliance with better attachments to China - speculations therefore are natural. The Indian government has strained its relationship with Nepal, especially with the 2015 unofficial blockade which crippled the nations economy a...


Indian Media in a frenzy over Sushma Swaraj's visit to Nepal

Sushma Swaraj, Indias External Affairs Minister will be paying a two day visit to Kathmandu. In her official meet she will be meeting top political leaders of the nation, including the next to be Prime Minister K P Oli. Her visit comes just ahead of the formation of the new government - a leftist Politics alliance with better attachments to China - speculations therefore are natural. The Indian go...


Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser
Source: Reuters

Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser

RB artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States. Mars won six Grammys including song of the year for his hit single Thats What I Like, and both record and album of the year for 24K Magic. His win denied rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honor of becoming the first hip-ho...


U.S. Government shutdown ends, some effects of the shutdown felt in Nepal too

The U.S. Government shutdown has been lifted after Congress passed the bill regarding temporary funding. The Democrats agreed to pass the fund after Republicans promised to debate on the future of the young illegal immigrants at a later date. For now, the U.S. shutdown has officially ended. The U.S. Government was shutdown for 3 days - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. US Embassy in Nepal announces...


Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?
Source: Pankaj Thapa (With inputs from Reuters Report)

Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?

President Trump and the U.S Congress failed to meet a Friday midnight deadline to pass a short term funding bill to extend federal funding, which has caused the U.S. Government to shut down. The government had been operating on temporary funding measures since the end of the fiscal year in September. Short term funding measures were being adopted as Republicans and Democrats were not being able t...


National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission office established in Singha Durbar

In Part 26, Article 250 of Nepals new constitution it is stated that a National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission of Nepal be formed. The Commission shall consist of a maximum five persons including a Chairperson. The Commission shall be responsible to determine the allocation of federal funds towards the Federal, Provincial and Local Governments. Below is a detailed list of the functions,...


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