Published On: November 28, 2018 07:42 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: In the four months since Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old schoolgirl in Kanchanpur district, was raped and subsequently murdered, the issue of rape and other gender-based violence has remained the most talked-about issue. Civil society groups, informal social media groupings and several other networks launched awareness and pressure campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public about violence against women and girls.
Published On: November 6, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
Published On: November 3, 2018 02:05 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the lower house of parliament inspected the under-construction Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track highway on Thursday even as a section of lawmakers on the committee expressed concern over possible clash of jurisdiction with other parliamentary committees.
Published On: November 2, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
Published On: October 30, 2018 07:18 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Political Dialogue Team (PDT), which is entrusted to bring various disgruntled ‘political’ groups to mainstream politics through negotiations, is in a fix over how to proceed as most of the demands put forth by those groups are not political in nature.
Published On: October 25, 2018 07:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The government plans to relocate the ministers' quarters from Pulchowk to Bhaisepati, on land that was acquired for building living quarters for lawmakers.
Published On: October 16, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: While Dashain has been an opportunity for those living away from their families to meet them and celebrate it together, the greatest festival of Hindus has also been an opportunity for lawmakers to meet party cadres and voters in their respective constituencies.
Published On: October 15, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The process of amending some 315 laws contradicting the spirit and provisions of the new constitution could not be started so far due to the indifference shown by various government ministries to study the contradicting provisions in those laws.
Published On: October 13, 2018 06:05 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Only seven out of the 21 national pride projects have achieved 50 percent or more progress although their completion deadlines are inching closer.
Published On: October 9, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: As part of a revising of the law in line with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has proposed bringing even officials working for inter-governmental organizations under its ambit.
Published On: October 8, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Upper house of the parliament has proposed dissolving the existing Administrative Court and creating Administrative Benches, one each, at all seven high courts to oversee the cases seen by the existing Administrative Court.
Published On: September 30, 2018 08:38 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: While senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have started criticizing the government for its ‘poor’ performance, accusing the party chairman and Prime Minister KP Oli of indulging in consolidating power, Oli’s ministers, too, are found to be miffed at the prime minister for trying to ‘scrutinize’ their activities.
Published On: September 16, 2018 11:18 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The federal parliament is set to endorse all laws to enact the fundamental rights ensured by the new constitution within the next few days.
Published On: September 14, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: At a time when top political leaders are being criticized for flying abroad frequently for medical treatment with state funding, a new provision has been included in under-discussion legislation that will stop the state footing the bill for any medical treatment outside the country.
Published On: September 11, 2018 06:45 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Supreme Court has found a new head seven months and 17 days after then chief justice Gopal Parajuli stepped down from the office over the issue of his date of birth.
Published On: September 8, 2018 07:05 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The government has reappointed the controversial Digambar Jha as chairman of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), 64 days after he was removed from the post.
Published On: September 6, 2018 06:45 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Chairperson of the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of parliament, Mina Pandey proposed holding the committee meeting at 8 am on Thursday but she was forced to reschedule the meeting for 11 am after the staffers at parliament refused to reach office before 10 am.
Published On: September 4, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government has failed to formulate even a single law essential for the implement of the newly-introduced fundamental rights even as the constitutional deadline for enacting such laws ends on September 19.
Published On: August 26, 2018 09:03 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: A new bill to amend the existing Caste Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act 2011 has proposed doubling the compensation for the victims of untouchability and increasing the punishment for offenders.
Published On: August 25, 2018 06:05 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Top political leaders have remained conspicuously silent over the increasing cases of rape and murder of girls in various parts of the country.