Advisor to information minister resigns

Published On: June 24, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 24: Expressing serious objection over the government's recently endorsed "Online Media Operation Directive 2016," Matrika Poudel, press advisor to Minister for Information and Communication has resigned his post. He submitted his resignation letter at the ministry on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Following the Afghanistan bomb attack which killed 13 Nepali citizens, the government has imposed a ban on employment for Nepali workers in the four conflict-ravaged countries of Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and Iraq.

PHSC decides to carry out hearing process

Published On: June 23, 2016 06:33 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 23: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee under the Legislature-Parliament has decided to forward the hearing process halted since long. Thursday’s meeting of the PHSC decided to forward the hearing process of proposed chief justice, justices, chief election commissioner and ambassadors.

Online Media Directives-2073 will be revised: Minister Rai

Published On: June 23, 2016 06:19 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 23: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has assured that newly-0introduced Online Media Directive-2073 will be revised.

Germany condemns Kabul terror attack

Published On: June 23, 2016 03:56 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 23: Germany has condemned the terror attack in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of 13 Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has obstructed a Legislature-Parliament meeting on Thursday, accusing the government of discriminating quake victims on the ground of their political beliefs.

Govt, 33-party alliance holding talks at Singha Durbar

Published On: June 23, 2016 12:34 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 23: The government and the agitating 33-party Rastriya Morcha are holding talks. In the meeting to be held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will also take part, PM’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari told Republica Online.

Bandana Rana elected expert member at UN body

Published On: June 23, 2016 01:45 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June23: Nepal's candidate Bandana Rana has been elected as an expert member at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). With her election, she has become the first Nepali to serve at the CEDAW.

Gurung elected PHSC chair

Published On: June 23, 2016 01:34 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 23: Newly elected chairman of the Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) Kul Bahadur Gurung said that the House panel will start the pending hearings for the appointment of chief justice, chief election commissioner, Supreme Court justices and ambassadors soon.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Various leaders have pointed out the need to address genuine demands of the disgruntled parties so as to bring the new constitution into effect.