Interest groups run Nepal’s parliament, and it’s putting democracy at risk

Nepal Parliament Interest groups

Whose voice is heard in the Parliament of Nepal? Are these people or political parties? Or is it different interest groups? If you as a nation cannot answer these questions, you will be a failing democracy. If you analyze some of the events witnessed by the House of Representatives in the recently concluded period (2017-2022), … Read more

Nepal’s lawmakers prioritize populism over anything else, and it’s paying a price for democracy

File: Meeting of the House of Representatives On 18 August, the House of Representatives, the lower house of Nepal’s parliament, was on the verge of passing the Citizenship Bill as President Bidya Devi Bhandari asked the House to reconsider certain points on it. CPN-UML MPs opposed the passage of the bill, citing some weaknesses in … Read more

Sher Bahadur Deuba has not lost any election since 1990. What about this time?

Every five years many candidates give their names to contest from Dadeldhura. But, in the end, only one person wins. That person is Sher Bahadur Deuba. Many of them have tried since 1990, but none have been able to pat Deuba’s feathers in her home district of Dadeldhura. Even when the Nepali Congress suffered its … Read more

TikTok unwatchable due to random video, let’s close it now: KP Olick

Kathmandu. CPN-UML President KP Sharma Oli has suggested not to use TikTok as it is spreading distortions. Speaking at an event organized by the All Nepal Women’s Association, which is close to the UMA, Oli, who is also a former prime minister, said that due to the sudden arrival of indigestible content on TikTok, there … Read more

Government locks the hotel run by Batas Group in Pashupati

Kathmandu, April 8 Pashupati Area Development TrustThe government authority controlling the religious Pashupati area has locked Hotel Ananda hotel operated by Batas Group on property owned by the trust. Recently, the trust terminated the contract that allowed the business group to operate a hotel there, but the company has not accepted it. Even today, the … Read more

The probe panel has asked the government to scrap the deal that lets Batas operate a hotel in Pashupati Dharamshala

Kathmandu, 17 January An inquiry committee was constituted by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation The government has been asked to terminate an agreement signed between the Pashupati Area Development Trust and Batas Organization, a group based on which the group converted a dharamsala into a hotel for pilgrims in Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath area. The … Read more

You simply cannot blame Bata for the recent scandals; Politicians and bureaucrats are also responsible

After winning the election to the House of Representatives in 2017, MLA Ravindra Adhikari wanted to help his friend Anand Raj Batas. Batas Organization and planned to run a hotel in Dharamsala which would ideally be for the pilgrims reaching Pashupatinath. In an interview, Batas said that he would not have considered the plan to … Read more

Batas says businesses are legal in Pashupati Dharamsala, Narayanhiti Palace Museum

Kathmandu, 12 January Batas Organization, a business group that has been dragged into several controversies recently, has claimed that its businesses at Pashupati Dharamshala and Narayanhiti Palace Museum are legal and is ready to face action if anything is found illegal. Issuing a statement on Wednesday, group chairman Anand Raj Batas also complained that the … Read more

Partisan officers are maligning the picture of presidency establishments in Nepal

KP Sharma Oli positioned three ordinances and two suggestions for the dissolution of the House of Representatives earlier than President Vidya Devi Bhandari throughout his tenure as Prime Minister. Both the ordinances and the suggestions for dissolution of the House have been permitted by Bhandari nearly instantly. The final advice was handed by his workplace … Read more

Youth union’s decision to become KP Oli’s cyber army

Kathmandu The National Youth Association, which is close to the CPN-Oli group, has decided to become the cyber army of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. In a press conference held in Kathmandu on Saturday, the youth association said that it would work by creating a unit of cyber army. Announcing the decision of the meeting … Read more

Himal Sanchar