KATHMANDU, May 5: India has expressed discontent over the Nepal government's recent decision to feature the country’s new map on Rs 100 notes. Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam (S) Jaishankar expressed dissatisfaction, labeling Nepal's move as unilateral.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The Government of Nepal is going to take concessional loan worth Rs 13.33 billion from the World Bank.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Foreign channel operators have taken a step towards complying with the Nepal government's 'À la carte' price system by sending their channel package price lists to Nepali distributors.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The policies and programs announced by the Government of Nepal this year have nothing substantial to address the existing problems faced by the sports sector and to advance the long-term plans.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The amount received by the Nepal government from the donor community under multilateral/bilateral foreign grants decreased drastically in the last financial year. The amount received by the government in the financial year 2021/22 from the Nepal government's total foreign grants (excluding direct payment) is decreasing compared to previous years.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Nepal government on Sunday requested the Indian government to stop unilateral road construction in Lipulek, while publicizing its official position on Nepal-India boundary disputes in the country's western frontier that has lately created an uproar in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that the government is working for the development of the information technology sector.

KATHMANDU, March 9: This year's Secondary Education Examination (SEE) will be held from May 27 to June 7, 2021, officials said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The government is to start administering the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to the people who have received the first dose from April 20 to 28.

CHITWAN, Feb 23: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said the democrats should accept and respect the decision of the judiciary. He said so while addressing a news conference organised by the Press Organisation Chitwan here today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said all quarters related to the election have geared up for the election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) president-designate Alok Sharma, who is currently visiting Nepal, held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter's office on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The number of online media registered in Nepal has increased lately.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Midterm elections will be held in 40 districts of Province 2 and Gandaki, Karnali and Lumbini provinces on April 30 in the first phase and in 37 districts of Bagmati, Sudurpaschim and Province 1 on May 10 in the second phase, according to the government's plan.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed gratitude to all, including doctors, nurses, health workers, sanitation workers and security persons, providing their services remaining at the frontline in the campaign against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection has taken action against 109 firms for violating the rules. The department took action against the firms, claiming that they were indulged in wrong practices.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), a state-owned monopoly trading enterprise of the country that imports and distributes petroleum products, has decided to halt the import of petroleum products from the Raxaul depot.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A yoga camp was organized at the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar on Thursday to mark the sixth National Yoga Day.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The Nepal Police has formed a central election preparation and coordination committee under the leadership of Additional Inspector General of Police, Bishwaraj Pokharel.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal government and various donor agencies agreed on a joint statement of support on Friday for Nepal’s Relief, Recovery and Resilience Plan to enable a green, resilient and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its energy target, Nepal seeks to expand  clean energy generation from approximately 1400 MW to 15,000 MW by 2030. Of  the total  generation,  five to ten percent would be  generated from mini and micro-hydro power, solar and wind energy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Remittance inflows in the first three months of the current fiscal year increased by 12.6 percent to Rs.258.86 billion despite projections made for the possible decline in the remitted money with the global spread of COVID-19. During the review period last year, the remittance amount had declined by 5.1 percent.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Wednesday authorized the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLMCPA) to announce the new height of Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) will conduct hearings on the nomination of ambassadors-designate Yuba Raj Khatiwada (United States), Lokdarshan Regmi (United Kingdom) and Nirmal Kumar Biswakarma (South Africa) on November 12.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The three newly-appointed ministers have taken the oath of office and secrecy on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Bharat Raj Paudyal has been promoted as the new foreign secretary.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Expressing serious concern over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, a group of 16 civil society members on Tuesday urged the government to immediately address the demands raised by Dr KC.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the executive chairperson of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the proposed Cabinet reshuffle.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Nepal’s coronavirus case tally has neared 60,000 after the confirmation of 1,246 new cases and four more deaths related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed 634 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking Nepal's coronavirus tally to 31,117.

KP Oli’s vision to action

August 21, 2020 14:14 pm

“Too many politicians and leaders but no statesman” is a statement often used by pundits to explain bad political situations. But what makes a politician a leader and then a statesman and how does this relate to present Nepal?

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The government has decided to appoint three joint secretaries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Nepal’s ambassadors to three different countries.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The government has introduced a number of waivers, exemptions and reliefs on income tax, fines and interests accrued on tax liabilities for those taxpayers who have either not come under tax net or late on filing tax returns.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has demanded that the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Health and Population apologize with "Enough is Enough" campaigners, and step down from their ministerial posts.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The mountaineering activities that had been suspended by the government for nearly five months have resumed from today.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Ministry of Health and Population said that 311 new cases of coronavirus and one more COVID-19 related death were recorded in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, July 27: India has asked Nepal's Darchula District Administration to bar the Nepali people from entering Gunji, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, the three Nepali territories which have long been occupied by Indian security forces.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The government appeared pathetic in the execution of the budget announced for fiscal year 2019/20 which ended on Wednesday, spending less than 50% of the amount earmarked for development projects while falling short by 30% also in revenue collection.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The home ministry has recommended Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) Niraj Shahi and Pradhyumna Kumar Karki to be promoted to Additional Inspectors General (AIG) of Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The government has extended the deadlines of the contracts for development projects by another six months citing the problems that the contractors have faced amid the ongoing lockdown.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Taking a strong exception to contents produced by some Indian news channels including Zee News which linked Prime Minister KP Oli with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi, Press Council Nepal (PCN) has drawn the attention of Press Council of India.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Indian media outlets including Zee News TV channel have come under fire in Nepal for their baseless propaganda against Nepal government and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli

KATHMANDU, July 8: Youths affiliated to the ruling Nepal Communist Party staged demonstrations at various six places of the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday to extend support to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The government has promoted Additional Inspector General (AIG) Shailesh Thapa to the post of Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has requested the Australian ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, to start commercial air service between the two countries.

Who is to blame?

July 6, 2020 15:22 pm

When relations between the two states deteriorate due to various reasons, dialogue is a tool to bring them back on track. Closing all prospects for talks means the individual state does not want to keep relations at all.

KATHMANDU, July 5: With 293 new cases of coronavirus today, Nepal's COVID-19 tally reached 1, 5784 on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The tourism and aviation sector of Nepal has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 34 billion during the period of lockdown, according to a report produced by a committee formed by the government to study the loss incurred by the sector due to the enforcement of lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak in different parts of the world.

KATHMANDU, June 29: As per the repatriation guidelines, 607 stranded Nepalis returned home in four repatriation flights conducted on Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The government has backed out of the plan to push ahead with the passage of the bill to amend the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Act, 1991, following widespread backlash from the private sector over the proposed provisions to bring private businesses under the jurisdiction of the apex constitutional body to combat corruption.