KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a judicious balance between rights and duties alone made the republic successful and meaningful.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Notwithstanding the fact that Nepal is popular for trekking and mountaineering among foreigners, an overwhelming majority of tourists who visited Nepal in the year 2019 are found to have come here for entertainment purposes.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Dairy entrepreneurs are seeking relief packages from the government through the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2020/21.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Japan has extended grant assistance of up to one billion, one hundred and seventy million Japanese Yen (¥1,170,000,000), equivalent to 1,319.9 million Nepali rupees to Nepal for the Development of Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Nepal government has asked Indian government to allow Nepali traders to export tea and refined palm oil in the Indian market.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Despite pressure on finances, the government is preparing a bigger budget for the next fiscal year 2020/21 compared to that of the last year.

KATHMANDU, May 21: With several negative impacts on the economic activities amid the growing threat of Covid-19 across the country, the government is expected to come up with effective programs to boost the agricultural sector via the announcement of the budget for fiscal year 2020/21 that is scheduled for May 28.

KATHMANDU, May 18: With 53 new cases Monday afternoon, Nepal's COVID-19 tally soared to 357, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Monday aired their views on various matters of public concern including the annual policies and programs unveiled by the government recently.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government's policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year have come up with positive arrangements such as delivery of online education albeit they are inadequate in the light of the emerging impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 15: As President Bidya Devi Bhandari is unveiling the government's policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2020/21 later today, many are waiting curiously to see how the head of state presents herself in parliament this time.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Amid rising coronavirus cases in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to scrap all the issued inter-district vehicle passes to be effective from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Nearly 5,000 foreigners have returned to their respective countries from Nepal in the past few weeks after the enforcement of a nationwide lockdown by the Nepal government to stop the spread of coronavirus in late March.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Sunday said that the Indian government has been continuously ignoring Nepal's call for holding talks to resolve border issues.

KATHMANDU, May 9: At least 2,040 persons including 442 females were held for violating the lockdown orders in the Kathmandu Valley on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The budget session of the federal parliament is beginning this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 7: With two more coronavirus cases confirmed on Thursday, Nepal's COVID-19 tally has reached 101, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

KATHMANDU, May 6: A Cabinet meeting is currently underway at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The high-level government committee formed to prevent and contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has recommended to the government to continue the ongoing lockdown.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday summoned the budget session of the federal parliament for coming Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 29: As many as 57,189 persons have undergone COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The government has decided to declare public holiday during the lockdown period.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The District Court, Kathmandu, has ordered the police to release former government secretary Bhim Upadhyay on Rs 25,000 bail.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday trashed the government’s request to review its verdict on a case of transitional justice.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The government is considering extending the nationwide lockdown for another week, until May 4, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal has seemingly made progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19 as the World Health Organization (WHO) placed the country in the list of risk zones, removing it from the list of high risk zones, officials said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 24: After criticism from all quarters, the government on Thursday decided to withdraw two controversial ordinances relating to the Constitutional Council and the Political Party Act. The ordinances were swiftly endorsed by president Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: As part of ongoing bilateral cooperation between India and Nepal to fight COVID-19 Pandemic, Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on behalf of the Government of India, handed over 23 tonnes of medicines to Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal office has prepared two reports on food security and vulnerability in the last 15 days. The first one on April 6 and the second on April 16. These reports aimed at tracking Nepal’s food security situation after the COVID-19. However, the UN agency reports have invited criticism and objections from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the government authority in computation and dissemination of food security-related data in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 21: While concluding that the two separate ordinances promulgated by the government on Monday go against the spirit of the constitution, the Constitutional Lawyers' Forum (CLaF) has urged the government to immediately withdraw these controversial ordinances.

KATHMAND, April 21: One more COVID-19 case has been confirmed on Tuesday taking the number of total coronavirus infected patients in Nepal to 32, the Ministry of Health and Population said.

KATHMANDU, April 20: At a regular press briefing, the spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Bikash Devkota provided the latest updates on the COVID-19 across the country on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The government has started preparing for engaging the youths losing employment due to the coronavirus pandemic in entrepreneurship within the country itself.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund has Rs 2 billion 74 million 638 thousand 980 so far. The Fund was set up by the government to fight against coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Mr Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, the Resident Ambassador of Nepal to the People's Republic of China.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Nepalis are going through difficult times, mainly due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus. Health professionals and security personnel are on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 17: While expressing serious concerns over the plights of thousands of people walking long distances to reach their home in the midst of this nationwide lockdown, the main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has demanded that the government facilitate their safe return home.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Although the government had decided to blacklist the Omni Business Corporate International Private Limited, officials have been dilly-dallying to implement the decision amid alleged pressure from “people” at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM).

KATHMANDU, April 14: Amid rising coronavirus cases, the government on Tuesday decided to extend a nationwide lockdown until April 27.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The number of people infected by coronavirus has jumped to 14 in Nepal after two more people tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, the Ministry of Health said.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The Transparency International Nepal has urged the government and Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to investigate alleged irregularities in the medical equipment procurement.

KATHMANDU, April 10: When India's Modi government was struggling to calm down the country's Muslim population over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) bill late December last year, PM KP Sharma Oli's twitter handle (@PM_Nepal) “accidentally” retweeted a tweet (by Indian journalist @DilliDurAst) where Sonia Gandhi was criticizing Modi for crackdown on protests. This was December 20, 2019.

KATHMANDU, April 9: A study has shown that nearly 68% Nepali people are in favor of extension of the ongoing lockdown until a coronavirus threat remains in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 8: A day after honorary consul of Kyrgyzstan in Nepal Sulav Agrawal was found to have misused the vehicle with special registration provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the ministry has decided to withdraw certain facilities and privileges provided to the honorary consuls based in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The government has set up COVID-19 crisis management center (CCMC) in all 77 districts to prevent and control coronavirus.

POKHARA, April 8: Seventy two samples for which the pathology lab report are available have tested negative for coronavirus in Gandaki State. One hundred and twenty four throat swab samples were collected so far in the state and sent for tests.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The government on Monday extended the COVID-19 lockdown for a third week -- until April 15. All services provided by the government except for emergency ones remain suspended and people remain confined inside their homes. Also the operation of domestic and international flights remain closed.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The government has decided to extend nationwide lockdown until midnight April 15.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The nationwide lockdown will be extended at least by another week until midnight April 14, sources said.

KATHMANDU, April 6: With the first case of local transmission of corona virus in the district of Kailali, COVID-19 has stepped into its second stage in Nepal—calling for more alarm and state interventions to cope with the upcoming threats.