KATHMANDU, Oct 17: President Ramchandra Paudel has said the provision ensuring the citizenship to the Non- Resident Nepalis would help bring them closer to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is to inaugurate the distribution of citizenship to Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) from Tuesday.

CHITWAN, Oct 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government is making an effort to establish the voting rights for non-resident Nepalis (NRNs).

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Citizenship certificates will be distributed to Non-Resident Nepalis with the publication of Nepal Citizenship (Third Amendment) Regulation, 2080, in the Nepal Gazette.

RAUTAHAT. Sept 11: A revelation has surfaced regarding a rural municipality chairman in Sarlahi, who was recently brought to court over discrepancies in his Nepali citizenship certificate. It has come to light that the chairman, Ram Asray Shah of Sarlahi's Dhankaul Rural Municipality, possesses not one, but three Nepali citizenships, each obtained on different dates.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has expressed his commitment to make the regulations related to non-resident Nepali citizenship soon.

CHITWAN, July 19: The District Administration Office (DAO), Chitwan, granted naturalized citizenship certificates to a total of 39 people in the last fiscal year. As many as 35 people took citizenship certificates through marriage and four on the basis of naturalization.

KATHMANDU, July 6: It has come to light that Dinesh Khadka, who was apprehended for his alleged involvement in online gambling through 1XBet, had unlawfully utilized the citizenship of several individuals without their consent.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu has issued a circular to all the ward offices within its jurisdiction instructing them to complete all necessary processes before making any recommendation for citizenship.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Noncooperation to a family member to acquire a citizenship certificate is subject to punishment, according to the Nepal Citizenship (First Amendment) Act, 2079 BS. The offense is punishable by three months in prison, and Rs 10,000 in fines.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Lawmakers across parties have argued that the court should pave the way for the Nepalis, who do not have citizenship certificates, to obtain citizenship certificates without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, June 14: A young man made a self-immolation attempt in Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu. Eyewitnesses said the youth set himself on fire in a desperate plea for a citizenship certificate.

GORKHA, June 13: A 90-year-old man has been fined Rs 10,000 by the District Administration Office (DAO), Gorkha, for correcting his age in his citizenship certificate.

BIRGUNJ, June 6: District Administration Office (DAO), Parsa has decided to provide citizenship by birth in the district starting from Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Stakeholders have pointed out that the future of some 1.7 million children has become uncertain due to the lack of a system to grant citizenship to them through the names of their mothers.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The police have arrested a gang active in providing Nepali citizenship certificates to more than 500 Tibetans.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The police have refused to register a complaint against Rabi Lamichhane, chairman of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), over his passport issue.

SURKHET, Jan 30: Nawaraj Gurung, an executive member of Birendranagar Municipality, has been found guilty by the District Administration Office, Surkhet for acquiring citizenship certificate twice with different dates.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The hearing on the citizenship dispute of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has ended at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Hearing on the citizenship dispute of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane continues today at the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court. Today’s hearing is said to be the final one on the case.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The final hearing on the case involving the citizenship and passport of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has begun at the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The much-awaited hearing on Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane's citizenship case has started today at the Supreme Court (SC).

KAPILVASTU, Nov 3: Fateh Mohammad Muslim, former ward chairman of Mayadevi Rural Municipality-4 of Kapilvastu, has been arrested on the charge of recommending non-Nepalis for citizenship.

SURKHET/ BIRENDRANAGAR, August 22: "Until now, I was treated like an animal. But from today, I feel like I have become a human being. No one will tease me and my children due to my name anymore. My children can now make a citizenship certificate` and show it in front of the society with confidence," said Kavi Ram, who was ostracized because of the word "Kukur Kami" written on his citizenship certificate. He expressed his happiness after getting citizenship certificates with corrected names.

KATHMANDU, July 22: CPN-UML lawmaker Krishna Prasad Dahal has said that the Nepali British Gurkha soldiers in Britain should be granted Nepali citizenship.

KATHMANDU, June 25: CPN (Maoist Center) MP Suresh Kumar Ale Magar has urged the government not to harbor parochial thinking to grant citizenship certificates in the name of mother.

KATHMANDU, June 11: It has been revealed that people in Baitadi are receiving old-age allowance by tampering with their dates of birth mentioned in their citizenship certificates. As many as 14 people have been found to be receiving old age allowance by forging government documents in this fashion. They will be arrested and fined.

MYAGDI, May 11: Voters who have their names on the voters’ list but do not have their voter ID cards will be able to cast their votes in the local level election going to be held on May 13. Arrangements have been made for them to cast their votes by showing the certificate of Nepali citizenship that matches with the voters list in case the voter’s ID is lost.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Chairperson of Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal Upendra Yadav has said that it is the responsibility of the government to give citizenship certificates to its citizens.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Women lawmakers have urged Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand to address the issues relating to citizenship and visit visa.

KATHMANDU, May 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has issued an ordinance which amends the existing act on citizenship in Nepal.

DUBAI, Jan 31: The United Arab Emirates has adopted amendments that would allow the Gulf state to grant citizenship to investors and other professionals including scientists, doctors and their families, the government said on Saturday.

Citizenship at 77!

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GORKHA, Sept 24:An elderly woman from Gorkha’s Dharche Rural Municipality-6, Yarsa, has obtained her citizenship certificate in her late seventies.

MUMBAI, Dec 19: Indian police detained one of the country’s most respected historians and intellectuals, Ramachandra Guha, on Thursday during a demonstration in the southern city of Bengaluru against a new citizenship law based on religion.

India has conquered the moon. In this very proud moment, I am looking at the moon and at the ground beneath my feet simultaneously. My streets have craters and potholes which outnumber the moon. Across the world, democracies on fire in broad daylight are craving the coolness of the moon. But this fire can only by doused with information that is pure and with courage, not by mere rhetoric.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Members of Parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee were sharply divided over some of the provisions of the proposed Citizenship Bill on Tuesday.

GUWAHATI, INDIA, Aug 31: Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics said targeted the region’s Muslim minority.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The government has decided to grill the district administration offices (DAOs) in the southern plains which share a border with India after eight Indians were found to have obtained Nepali citizenship by submitting forged documents.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Lawmaker of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Hridayash Tripathi has urged the government to launch an investigation against those government officials who were involved in issuing fake citizenship certificates in various districts of Terai.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The member of presidium and lawmaker of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Rajendra Mahato has criticized the government's decision to cancel the citizenship of a person having the similar name of him without clarifying the address.

BHAIRHAWA, July 31: Eighteen Nepalis in Rupandehi district renounced their citizenship in the last fiscal year 2018/19. According to the acting CDO of Rupandehi, Bharat Kumar Sharma, they gave up Nepali citizenship in order to acquire the citizenship of other countries.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The government has canceled the citizenship of five Indian nationals.

SURKHET, June 18: Members of the endangered Raute tribe, who have long been demanding citizenship certificates, will be finally getting one.

State and citizenship

May 30, 2019 01:00 am

The geographical location of Nepal between two emerging superpowers has been used as an excuse to deny women the rights they deserve as equal citizens of Nepal

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay order to suspend the issuing of citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth through a special one-time decision one and a half decades ago.

Resolve the citizenship dispute

May 2, 2019 02:00 am

Citizenship has become one of the most debated issues of Nepali politics for nearly over five decades.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Sajha Bibeksheel Party has proposed that foreign nationals marrying Nepali citizens should be given Nepali citizenship only after residing in Nepal for seven years.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the distribution of citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth under a special one-time decision taken some 12 years ago.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government to ban 34,000 citizenships that were distributed between 1997 and 1998. It has also barred the government not to grant citizenship to children born by descent.