SURKHET, Jan 27: In the four-point agreement reached between the two parties before the formation of a new government, the ruling CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) had agreed to reduce the number of ministries to seven. It took two weeks for the Council of Ministers to fulfill the pledges made in the agreement due to the delay in implementing the agreement to remove one ministry from the existing eight.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The government has instructed to conduct a technical inspection of all domestic flights.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: An emergency meeting of the cabinet held on Sunday afternoon decided to observe one-day national mourning on Monday to mourn over the deaths of dozens of passengers and crew members in the Yeti Airline plane crash in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers has started in the official residence of the Prime Minister in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The Supreme Court has asked the government why it shouldn’t scrap the legal provision that prevents the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), the constitutional anti-corruption watchdog, from investigating the policy decisions taken by the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the first meeting of the newly-elected House of Representatives (HoR) on January 9.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Sunday approved the Guidelines on Management of Seasonal Workers, 2079.

KATHMANDU, August 1: It has not been decided whether the Cabinet meeting scheduled for today will be held.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The Council of Ministers has decided to accept a grant of 376 million Japanese yen (equivalent to Rs 366.2 million) from the Japanese government for human resource development in Nepal, according to government spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki.

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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The government has decided to accept a concessional loan amounting to USD 150 million from the World Bank.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government has decided to accept grant assistance of up to Rs 2.61 billion from the Japanese government for the implementation of Biratnagar Drinking Water Improvement Project.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: President of Nepali Congress (NC) and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that many ‘important leaders’ were left out in the process of giving full shape to the Cabinet. Stating that many leaders could not be included in the government because it is a coalition government, Deuba expressed his commitment to include these leaders in the coming days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expanded his Cabinet on Friday, giving full shape to the Council of Ministers, almost three months after the formation of a new government under his leadership.

Cabinet meeting underway at Singha Durbar

September 14, 2021 15:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has called a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Cabinet expansion likely by Monday

August 1, 2021 09:20 am

KATHMANDU, August 1: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed to expand the cabinet by Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The government has extended the term of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the agency formed in 2015  to oversee and manage post-earthquake reconstruction,  for a year.

3 DIGs recommended for promotion

February 28, 2020 08:42 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended to the Council of Ministers to promote three Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) to the post of Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Nepal Police.

KARNALI, May 13: The Karnali state government has made the decisions public taken by the Council of Ministers' meeting on May 7.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: At least 116 questions have been registered at the parliament secretariat seeking written answers from the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and different ministries or verbal answers from the prime minister and ministers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has promulgated the Ordinance designed to provide for Employee Adjustment, 2075.

Govt withholds cabinet decisions, again

November 16, 2018 07:51 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The government did not the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers meeting held on Thursday. This is the second time the government has kept cabinet decision a secret, breaking with the three-decade-long tradition of making cabinet decisions public immediately after the meeting through the government spokesperson.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has sent a letter to the home ministry, seeking a written reply within 24 hours why Lenin Bista, a former child militant, was barred from flying to Thailand to attend a seminar.

Government forms high level talk team

August 24, 2018 22:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday formed a high level talk team to hold dialogue with the agitating groups which were not brought to talk during the political transition for different reasons.