Kathmandu, Sept 9: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has reaffirmed that government would bring a new Film Act aimed at protecting, promoting and regulating the film sector of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: A controversial remark made by Communications Minister Gokul Banskota that the public holiday announced to mark the Constitution Day is not for dating or drinking has drawn widespread criticism on social media.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Minister for Communication and Information Technology and the Government Spokesperson, Gokul Baskota has said that the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli himself will bear all the expenses during his health treatment in Singapore.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Government's official spokesperson and also the Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gokul Baskota said that an alternate airport will be constructed at a location close to the valley.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The government has expressed concerns on the ongoing agitation by the Government Doctors’ Association of Nepal that has obstructed health services in government health facilities across the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Government spokesperson Gokul Baskota, who is also the Minister for Communication and Information Technology, has accused Dr Govinda KC of staging fasts-unto-death after being incited by the opposition forces.

India must own up EPG report: Minister

December 14, 2018 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Amid speculation that the Indian side had snubbed the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report, Nepal has said that India cannot question the EPG) report as it was prepared by a joint team nominated and accepted by the incumbent governments of both countries.

Words have consequences

December 9, 2018 02:00 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s and his cabinet colleague, Minister for Information and Communication Technology Gokul Baskota’s unrestrained tirade is projecting the government as being intolerant to all forms of criticism. This is a matter of deep worry for Nepal’s international image and democracy. In a televised show Wednesday night, Prime Minister appeared to denigrate Nepal’s intellectual communities and journalists.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: For the second week in a row, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota, one of the most trusted lieutenants of Prime Minister KP Oli, has lambasted private media houses, accusing them of publishing baseless news reports against the government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Government spokesperson Gokul Baskota has warned media owners and journalists to think about their investment and their jobs while writing news stories that are unfavorable to the government. He said media should not forget that the government is the main source of news as well as advertising revenue.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Amid a public outcry against the latest move of the President’s Office to buy a new fleet of cars and expand the office premises, the government has come to the defense of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

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.