The Nepali federation is still in its infancy. Less than five years from its establishment in the 2015 Constitution and less than three years from elections in 2017 that instated new federal institutions, the transformation of the erstwhile highly centralised, unitary Nepali state into a three-tiered federal system made up of 761 semi-autonomous nodes of power (753 local units, seven provinces, and the federation) remains very much a work in progress.
KATHMANDU, June 15: Government offices are operating in two shifts from Monday in line with the Cabinet decision on June 10. The offices will be run from 8 am to 1 pm in the first shift and from 1 pm to 6 pm in the second shift.
While big corporations claim they have put in place adequate safety measures including PPE for their staff, many small businesses struggle to go beyond masks, sanitizers and ropes to combat coronavirus
KATHMANDU, June 11: Amid mounting pressure from all the quarters, the government has decided to ease the ongoing nationwide lockdown that it enforced on March 24 to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
KATHMANDU, May 26 : It has been more than two months since both Nepal and India closed their borders. However, the border areas continue to receive thousands of Nepalis returning home from India. Every person has a story of struggle and pain – all just to return home. The situation along the border reflects a humanitarian crisis in the making. For the past few days, Maggie Dyone, 2015 CNN Hero of the Year and founder of Blink Now Foundation, has been doing her best to lend a helping hand to the people in and around Surkhet.
KATHMANDU, May 23: The country has already witnessed two months of nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24 earlier this year in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Except emergencies, all other services and business activities have come to a grinding halt.
A 29-year-old mother of two children, one of whom was born just nine days before at TUTH, from Bahrabise Municipality-9, Ramche, died of coronavirus complications at Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday, May the 16th.
KATHMANDU, May 17: The high-level government committee formed to prevent and contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has recommended to the government to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown with even stricter rules.
KAPILVASTU, May 11: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kapilvastu, has sealed off the district for a week from Monday (May 11) 5 pm to Sunday (May 17) midnight owing to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the district.
KATHMANDU, May 10: As an attempt to ease the lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country, the government has introduced a ‘timecard system’ for vehicles effective from Sunday.
KATHMANDU, May 8: As the nationwide lockdown enters the seventh week, preventative measures to contain the coronavirus are having a slow but steady impact on mental health. People are restless, sad, fearful, anxious, and worried for themselves and their families, a study has shown. The study, conducted from April 23 to May 03 has a sample size of 2,082, from across Nepal.
KATHMANDU, May 7: Although the government has extended the ongoing lockdown by ten more days-- until May 18, it has also come up with a plan of easing it by allowing some industries to resume their operation.
KATHMANDU, May 7: The 2564th Buddha Jayanti is being observed today, recalling the contribution of Siddhartha Gautam to the establishment of world peace. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Baishakh of the Lunar calendar every year.
KATHMANDU, May 1: Minister for Health and Population, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has hinted that the ongoing lockdown may be loosened after May 7. The ongoing lockdown which was extended for the fourth time ends on May 7.
KATHMANDU, April 27: It has already been 34 days since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown from March 24. The restriction order has been imposed in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country.
SURKHET, April 27: Dinesh Rawal, a resident of Sidhhakumakh Rural Municipality in Salyan district runs an agriculture farm in Panchapuri Municipality-9, Bijuma in the western part of Surkhet. A 10+2 graduate, Rawal has taken 40 ropanis of land on lease for vegetable farming. Eighteen local people have been employed at the farm where green vegetables including tomatoes, green chilis, pumpkins, cabbage, and cucumbers are ready to be picked and supplied to the market.
ROLPA, April 25: After an 18-hour long journey from Kathmandu to Rolpa on a tipper truck, a group of laborers got off at the Bal Mandir in Libang, the district headquarters of Rolpa. They had their children and bags with them.
KATHMANDU, April 25: A meeting of the high-level government committee for the prevention and control of coronavirus in Nepal has decided to extend the suspension of domestic and international flights until May 15. Earlier, the flights had been halted until April 30.
KOHALPUR, April 24: Janakala Malla of Gamgadhi-1, Mugu had come to Nepalgunj for treatment a month ago. Before she was treated, the government announced nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus disease in the country. Consequently, she was forced to spend a month without treatment.