Bhuwan Sharma

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JSP signals exit from ruling coalition

Published On: October 2, 2022 12:35 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has indicated that it will leave the ruling five-party coalition.A JSP executive committee meeting held on Saturday indicated that it will leave the alliance. The meeting said that the current discussion regarding seat distribution for the upcoming election is not satisfactory and has decided to coordinate with other parties as an alternative to the alliance, and if that is not possible, will contest the election alone.

Govt employees being transferred haphazardly

Published On: September 30, 2022 04:45 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: In the run-up to the election, government employees have been transferred haphazardly. Since the election code of conduct has come into effect from Wednesday, a joint secretary has been transferred to the Ministry of Urban Development, keeping the date of Tuesday. Some employees have been transferred the day after their first attendance.

Four federal ministers and three secretaries on foreign junkets

Published On: September 29, 2022 03:05 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Four ministers and three secretaries of the federal government are currently abroad. Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Paudel, who went on a week-long foreign tour, returned home on Wednesday evening.

Govt’s efforts for transparent real estate sector stalled

Published On: September 19, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The government's preparations to make real estate transactions transparent and orderly through companies have come to a standstill with the end of the term of the House of Representatives.

Forest Minister Yadav demotes Director General to Deputy Director General “against the system”

Published On: September 15, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Going against the system and tradition of the bureaucracy, Forest Minister Pradeep Yadav has demoted a Director General to the post of Deputy Director General.

EC demands 250,000 employees for elections

Published On: September 11, 2022 12:37 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Election Commission (EC) has requested the government to make available 250,000 employees to successfully hold the elections to the House of Representatives and the provincial assemblies scheduled for November 20.

Why have PM Deuba and his ministers not disclosed their property details?

Published On: September 6, 2022 12:31 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Even after 14 months of the formation of the Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government, neither the prime minister nor his ministers have disclosed their property details. Nine ministers of the Deuba government have left without publicizing their property details.

400 engineers protest against Cabinet decision

Published On: August 28, 2022 04:00 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, August 28: About 400 engineers under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) have been protesting for a week demanding that a decision made by the Council of Ministers not be implemented.

'Will you bring LSP in the alliance?' Thakur asks PM Deuba

Published On: August 19, 2022 11:41 AM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, August 19: Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) Chairman Mahantha Thakur has urged Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba to give a clear answer immediately whether he plans to bring LSP into the ruling five-party electoral alliance.

Urban Development Department sees four different DGs within a year

Published On: August 12, 2022 04:07 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, August 12: The Ministry of Urban Development has changed the Director General (DG) of the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) four times within a year.

Urban development department has 600 daily-wage and temporary employees!

Published On: August 9, 2022 02:23 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, August 9: It has been found that around 600 daily-wage and temporary employees on contract are working at a single public office under the federal government at a time when the provincial and local governments are facing an acute shortage of manpower. That government office is none other than the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) located at Babarmahal.

Deuba asks Thakur to join ruling alliance, govt

Published On: August 8, 2022 12:34 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, August 8: Nepali Congress (NC) President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) Chairman Mahanta Thakur to join the ruling coalition for the elections to the provincial assemblies and House of Representatives slated for November 20. PM Deuba made such a proposal to top leaders including LSP Chairman Thakur. LSP leaders along with Thakur had reached Baluwatar on Sunday to talk to Prime Minister Deuba.

Why do DGs and secretaries change when ministers change?

Published On: August 7, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, August 7: There is a tendency to change secretaries and directors general in the departments concerned as soon as the minister changes or there is change in the government. While ministers change at short notice, they are also quick to change top-level government staff, which have weakened the performance of the ministries.

EVs with govt number plates will be allowed to run even during holidays

Published On: July 10, 2022 01:05 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, July 10: The government is going to make an arrangement that electric vehicles (EVs) with government number plates will be allowed to run even on public holidays.

JSP row: Bhattarai and Yadav agree to part ways amicably

Published On: July 1, 2022 11:56 AM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

In the one-on-one talks between Bhattarai and Yadav, the two agreed to go their separate ways by resolving disputes within the party.

Govt to withdraw two-day weekend decision ‘soon’

Published On: May 22, 2022 02:00 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government is preparing to review its decision to go for a two-day weekend after it received complaints that it was unworkable. The government has reached the stage of retreating due to the complexity in the implementation of the decision that was announced without proper study and homework.

Two days holiday per week will not be effective immediately

Published On: April 17, 2022 11:00 AM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, April 17: The discussion was held about providing two days of holidays a week and running the office five days a week from 9AM to 5PM in the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on April 7.

55 local govts defy federal govt directives

Published On: March 26, 2022 09:35 AM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, March 26: As many as fifty-five local governments have defied the federal government's directive to evaluate good governance. The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration had directed all the local governments to evaluate the achievements and actions taken by them during the last five years as the next local level election is nearing.

People queue up overnight for e-passport, national ID card

Published On: January 11, 2022 04:27 PM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Ram Tamang of Gokarneshwor Municipality has been visiting the District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu for three days to get his national identity card number.

Increasing trend of splitting provincial ministries takes the number to 69

Published On: December 21, 2021 10:25 AM NPT By: Bhuwan Sharma

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Without studying and preparing for the distribution, the provincial governments have started splitting the ministries. At present, the number of provincial ministries across the country stands at 69.