KATHMANDU, April 15: A total of 14 districts across the country including the Kathmandu Valley have been extremely affected by the second wave of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the government.

House Panel directs govt to effectively run fair price shops

Published On: August 30, 2016 05:12 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Committee (ICCWC) under Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to effectively run fair price shops during the upcoming Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

Parliamentary committee concerned over NRA performance

Published On: August 30, 2016 05:02 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament today summoned the Chief of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and government secretaries to take stock of hurdles surfaced in carrying out post- earthquake reconstruction works.

PM Dahal, Poudel discuss constitution amendment

Published On: August 30, 2016 03:36 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel on Tuesday held a meeting to discuss the matters relating to the amendment of constitution by bringing the Madhes-centric parties into confidence.

Japanese Foreign State Minister arriving

Published On: August 30, 2016 03:17 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nobuo Kishi, will arrive late on Tuesday evening for a three-day official visit.

Tension flares at Baluwatar over constitution amendment

Published On: August 30, 2016 02:28 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Tension ran high at a meeting called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Baluwatar to dwell on the demands raised by Madhesi Adivasi Janajatis and Tharus on Tuesday.

Bill to criminalize torture tabled

Published On: August 30, 2016 02:40 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nearly two years after its registration at Parliament, a bill to criminalize torture has been tabled in the House, paving the way for lawmakers to register their amendments and have further discussions on it.

NEFAD head: Commission appears not to act independently

Published On: August 30, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The families of individuals who disappeared during the decade-long Maoist insurgency have expressed serious dissatisfaction over the government's delay in clarifying the whereabouts of their missing loved ones.

MoFA asks missions to drop use of word 'Nepalese'

Published On: August 29, 2016 09:16 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday has asked Nepal's embassies and the offices of consulate general around the world as well as other offices to use the word 'Nepali' instead of 'Nepalese' for all official purposes and strictly maintain uniformity in this case.

Bijukchhe bats for earliest election of local bodies

Published On: August 29, 2016 07:19 PM NPT By: Republica

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 29: Nepal Workers Peasants Chairperson Narayan Man Bijjukche has pressed for the local bodies' election at the earliest for he argued that the elections would be delayed while waiting for the restructuring of the local units.

Ambassadors present credentials to President

Published On: August 29, 2016 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug. 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received the letters of credence from Ambassador of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Wellage Swarnalatha Perera; from Mentor Patricia Villagomez Merino the Republic of Ecuador Ambassador, from Republic of Slovenia Ambassador Jozef Drofenik and Republic of Mauritius to Nepal, Jagdishwar Goburdhun amidst a special ceremony held at the ceremonial hall, Office of the President, Shital Niwas, on Monday.