KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The evening of February 14, 2001, Maoist insurgents cordoned off the house of Ram Ratan Chaudhary immediately after he returned from his office. Some 10 Maoists in black masks then started attacking Chaudhary with a wooden plow.
Kathmandu, Aug 28: When Biplav Bhatta touched down at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan in July, 2004, he was genuinely excited at the prospect of working as a cook – a lucrative job with a high salary for a common Nepali migrant worker. His luggage in one hand, he held an envelope in the other, which he was instructed to give to people who would come to receive him and 31 other fellow countrymen.
KATHMANDU, May 19: Shanti Jirel Pakhrin was in the first month of pregnancy when her husband, Buddhiman Pakhrin, was brutally killed by the then rebel CPN-Maoist on the charge of not providing donation to the party. Pakhrin, the then chairperson of Thulopatal VDC was killed in Syauli Bazaar of Dolakha district in December 2002, seven days after he was abducted.
KATMANDU, APRIL 14: Tightening the screws on international non-governmental organizations and foreigners, the government has proposed a special mechanism under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to exercise oversight on their activities. It has also proposed entrusting responsibility for such oversight to the security agencies, including the Nepal Army, requiring them to keep close tabs on international development organizations and foreigners working in Nepal.
LALITPUR, April 1: Kedar GC received Rs 50,000 rupees as his first installment housing grant just a month ago, nearly three years after the devastating earthquake of 2015 that killed around 9,000 people and left many more injured.
KATHMANDU, March 3: The Election Commission (EC) is set to hand down around two dozen cars which have been in use for a few years to the government for use by the provincial governments. The commission will, however, keep dozens of new vehicles it had bought recently for itself.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Even as President Bidya Devi Bhandari authenticated the much-disputed National Assembly election ordinance Friday to clear the immediate hurdle to forming the new government, multiple legal riders are still complicating the process. Election officials and legal experts say it may take at least a month more to elect a new government if everything goes as planned.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: When the Nepali Congress (NC) proposed Nripa Oda as the party’s mayoral candidate in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City last summer, a section of leaders within the party opposed the idea, saying someone like Oda won’t enjoy the support of upper caste voters.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The final round of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections concluded in 45 districts of the country on Thursday, wrapping up the election season that began in May with the local elections as mandated by the constitution.
KATMANDU, Dec 8: The final round of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections concluded in 45 districts of the country on Thursday, wrapping up the election season that began in May with the local elections as mandated by the constitution.
KATMANDU, Dec 7: As part of conducting all three levels of elections--local, provincial assembly and parliamentary--under the constitution promulgated in September 2015, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting second phase elections to parliament and the provincial assemblies on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Despite initial announcement barring political parties and election candidates from using helicopters for poll campaigning, the Election Commission (EC) has allowed some high-profile leaders including the prime minister to enjoy this facility.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The first round of the two-phase parliamentary and provincial assembly elections conducted on Sunday witnessed 65 percent voter turnout, according to the Election Commission (EC). The election body said the voter turnout estimate was preliminary and was likely to increase as the final details are collected.
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: After successfully holding the local elections, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting the first round of elections to the central parliament and provincial assemblies today under the new constitution promulgated in September 2015 which ended years of chronic political instability that emerged with Maoists' armed struggle against the government in 1996.
KATMANDU, Nov 24: As the Election Commission (EC) and the political parties have agreed to begin vote counting only after the casting of ballots in both phases of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections are complete, safeguarding the ballot boxes for days is going to be a challenge.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Even after spending more than a billion rupees for the voter education program for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the program could not be taken to the remote parts of the country, leaving the voters there unaware about how to cast error-free votes.
KATMANDU, Nov 20: Seriously concerned over the unabated attacks on candidates, election experts, senior bureaucrats and civil society leaders have suggested to the Election Commission (EC) to ask the government bodies concerned to revise the existing security strategies including the categorization of sensitive areas and enforce them accordingly.