KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A two-day gathering of the district presidents of the Nepali Congress has come up with a suggestion that the Local Bodies Restructuring Commission (LBRC) rectify its proposal to form 565 local municipal bodies, saying that the proposal is ‘unscientific and unfeasible.’

EC complains govt of delaying election-related laws

Published On: August 22, 2016 05:06 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: At a time the government has urged the Election Commission (EC) to make preparations at a war footing to hold the elections in three levels - local, provincial and central - within the time frame stipulated by the constitution, the EC has complained the government of delaying formulation of necessary laws to hold the elections.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday inquired of Minister for Supplies Deepak Bohara about the shortage of petroleum products in the Kathmandu Valley.

DPM Nidhi meets former Indian PM Singh

Published On: August 22, 2016 03:56 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi on Monday called on Indian former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the latter's residence in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the concerned authorities to make transport service effective, people-friendly and efficient for the service-recipients.

Deuba’s volte-face on local elections

Published On: August 22, 2016 06:50 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress, which had earlier insisted that local polls be held only after the restructuring of the local bodies, has said that the government should conduct local polls for the interim period under the existing local structures.

High-level visits are positive but not enough: Experts

Published On: August 22, 2016 05:00 AM NPT By: Nabin Khatiwada

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Former diplomats and international relations experts have said that possible visits by the Chinese and Indian presidents to Nepal would be positive events for this country. The visits of the two deputy prime ministers to the two neighboring countries as special envoys of the prime minister have ensured that the presidents of those two countries would visit Nepal in the near future, it is reported.

House gets no business with delay in cabinet expansion

Published On: August 22, 2016 03:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: At a time when the parliament should have been expediting the endorsement of new bills for the implementation of the new constitution, House meeting on Sunday was adjourned for a week due to lack of business from the government.

7 accused in PADT graft case acquitted

Published On: August 22, 2016 03:00 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Special Court on Sunday acquitted seven individuals, who were charged with irregularities by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in sand excavation on the land owned by the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

Court terminates City Market contract

Published On: August 21, 2016 09:21 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: District Court of Kathmandu has ordered termination of the contract awarded by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to Surendra Prasad Dahal for operating the City Market.