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.

PHSC Chair Gurung takes oath of office

Published On: June 22, 2016 06:38 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 22: Newly-elected Chairperson of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee Kul Bahadur Gurung has said the stalled parliamentary hearings for endorsing major appointments including that of justices would make a headway.

Will Naya Shakti become a force to reckon with?

Published On: June 22, 2016 05:03 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 22: Visibly encouraged by his party's sweeping victory in the erstwhile first Constituent Assembly (CA) elections, then UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal made a proclamation of turning Nepal into the 'Switzerland of Asia'. Dahal-led government and his party also envisioned ending load-shedding in three years and generating 10,000 MW, 20,000 MW and 25, 000 MW in the next 10, 20 and 40 years respectively.

Kul Bahadur Gurung elected PHSC chair

Published On: June 22, 2016 04:37 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 22: Nepali Congress leader Kul Bahadur Gurung has been elected as chairman of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Wednesday.

Bandana Rana elected as expert member at UN CEDAW Committee

Published On: June 22, 2016 04:20 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU,  June 22: Nepal's candidate Bandana Rana has been elected as an expert member at United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). With her election, she has become the first Nepali to serve in the CEDAW.

Agitating Tarai-Madhes parties boycott today's House meeting

Published On: June 22, 2016 01:19 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmaker Laxmi Kumari Chaudhary has said that the government was not serious toward the demands put forth by ongoing agitation in Tarai-Madhes.

TMLP general convention endorses party's amended statute

Published On: June 22, 2016 01:08 PM NPT By: Republica

NAWALPARASI, June 22: The first general convention of Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) going on in Nawalparasai has endorsed the party's amended statute. The document was passed by the convention's closed session.

TMDP general convention endorses party's amended statute

Published On: June 22, 2016 11:24 AM NPT By: Republica

NAWALPARASI, June 22: The first general convention of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) going on in Nawalparasai has endorsed the party's amended statute. The document was passed by the convention's closed session.

Ban Ki-moon condemns Kabul suicide bomb attack

Published On: June 22, 2016 09:51 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 22: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the bombing at Afghanistan’s capital on June 20 that killed 12 security guards, including 12 Nepalis, en route to the Canadian Embassy where they had been working.

Existing bills backlog affecting new legislations

Published On: June 22, 2016 12:06 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 22: As over 40 bills remain pending in parliament for years, the new task of formulating over 100 legislations in line with the new constitution is likely to be affected.

House panel tells MoGA to provide transfer details

Published On: June 21, 2016 10:16 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 21: The State Affairs Committee of the Parliament has directed the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to furnish details about the recent transfer of government officials on deputation by the ministries to the committee within a week.