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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.