KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Hearing on the writ petitions filed against President Bidya Devi Bhandari for not authenticating the Citizenship Bill is scheduled to take place today. The hearing will be conducted by a single bench of Supreme Court Justice Hari Prasad Phuyal on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari has failed to meet her constitutional obligation to certify the citizenship amendment bill passed by both houses of the federal parliament in accordance with the constitution.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 22: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has expressed concern over what he said was a threat to the constitution and democracy.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Youth Association Nepal (YAN), a youth organization close to the CPN-UML, demonstrated in Kathmandu in support of President Bidya Devi Bhandari's move.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for happiness, peace, prosperity and good health to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of the Kumari Indra Jatra festival, 2079 BS.

KATHMANDU, August 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed the confidence that the Teej festival, also known as Haritalika, would further enhance social, cultural unity and would deepen family ties.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The ambassadors appointed for two countries took their oaths of office on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, August 18: A proposal seeking an amendment to the Nepal Citizenship (First Amendment) Bill, 2079 BS was approved by the House of Representatives (HoR) today.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The ruling coalition has decided to proceed with the Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, August 15: The Bill to Amend the Citizenship Act 2063 sent back by President Bidya Devi Bhandari reached the House of Representatives on Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that there is no need to express anger over the President’s act of sending the Citizenship Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. He said that it is up to parliament to accept the message given by the President or to send the bill again as it is.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has said that the Citizenship Bill should be approved by the President. Speaking at a press conference organized by Press Union Chitwan at the Bharatpur Airport, senior leader Paudel insisted that the President cannot stop the Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, August 10: The government is going to increase the salaries and other perks and benefits of the country’s five top officials including the President. In a report submitted by a committee chaired by the then Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, Lakshman Aryal (now retired), it has been proposed to increase the salaries of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Chairman of the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Droupadi Murmu, a tribal politician, has been elected as the new president of India.

COLOMBO, July 20: Ranil Wickremesinghe, a lawyer who served as Sri Lanka's prime minister a record six times, has finally made it to the top job, securing the presidency after winning a parliamentary vote on Wednesday despite fierce public opposition to his candidacy.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 14: Sri Lankans woke up to confusion on Thursday, still waiting for their embattled president to resign after he fled the country, as the island nation fumes over an economic meltdown that has sparked political chaos.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The visiting Communist Party of China (CPC)'s foreign department chief Liu Jainchao paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 13: The president of Sri Lanka fled the country early Wednesday, days after protesters stormed his home and office and the official residence of his prime minister amid a three-month economic crisis that triggered severe shortages of food and fuel.

KATHMANDU, July 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished peace, prosperity and happiness to the Nepali Muslim community living in the country and abroad on the occasion of the Bakar Eid today.

COLOMBO, July 10: Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa plans to step down, the country's parliamentary speaker said on Saturday, bowing to intense pressure after a violent day of protests in which demonstrators stormed the president's official residence and set fire to the prime minister's home in Colombo.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed the confidence that the Muslim community’s great festival of Eid would help protect and promote the Muslim community’s unique culture and tradition.

Thapa is new NATTA president

April 1, 2022 09:56 am

KATHMANDU, April 1: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), the oldest umbrella organization of tourism entrepreneurs, has got Ramesh Thapa as its new President. NATTA's 55th annual general meeting was held on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi is holding a courtesy meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari today.

KATHMANDU, March 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended the best wishes on the World Water Day-2022, stating that this Day would inspire all to contribute to ecological balance by conserving water resources.

KATHMANDU, March 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished happiness, peace and prosperity to all the brothers and sisters living at home and abroad on the auspicious occasion of the great festival of Nepalis, Phagu Purnima or Holi.

KATHMANDU, March 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri today. In a message of best wishes, President Bhandari extended her wishes that my Maha Shivaratri usher our society to the path of progress and may it spread the light of spiritual awakening to the lives of Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The Office of Attorney General presented its annual report for the last fiscal year (2077-78 BS) to the President on Thursday.

President extends wishes on Martyrs Day

January 30, 2022 09:06 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said it would be a true tribute to the martyrs to ensure durable peace, good governance, development and prosperity in the country by effectively implementing the federal democratic republic achieved with the sacrifices of martyrs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that festivals like Tamu Lhosar would enhance the spirit of mutual harmony, tolerance and brotherhood among all Nepalis and help further strengthen greater national unity.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Nilhari Bastola, a tourism entrepreneur, is filing his candidacy for the post of president of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), an umbrella organization of mountain tourism entrepreneurs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has urged all the concerned authorities to make collective efforts by creating favorable conditions for the transmission of knowledge, skills and experience inherent in senior citizens, on the occasion of the first National Senior Citizens' Day, 2021.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari wished happiness, peace, good health and longevity to all Christian Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of Christmas.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Krishna Yadav has been elected as President of Nepali Congress Province 2. According to the counting of votes for the post of president held this morning, he got 996 votes and was elected as the provincial president. His rival Ram Saroj Yadav polled 855 votes, according to the Election Committee. Thirty votes were invalidated.

Prez, PM extend Udhauli greetings

December 19, 2021 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: On the occasion of one of the great festivals of the Kirant community, Udhauli, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has expressed her best wishes for happiness, peace, good health and longevity to all Nepali people living at home and abroad.

'Use conscience while casting votes'

December 14, 2021 15:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepali Congress(NC) Presidential candidate Dr Shekhar Koirala has appealed to all General Convention representatives of the party to use their conscience while casting votes in the second round of poll to elect the new leadership of the party.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the meetings of the federal parliament on December 14.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated the ‘National Census 2021’. President Bhandari formally inaugurated the ‘National Census 2021’ by providing her family's data to the enumerator's team who arrived at Sheetal Niwas on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, OCT 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepalis within the country and abroad on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received the tika from her mother Mithila Pandey on the auspicious hour of 10: 02 am today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nilkaji Shakya has been elected the president of the Nepali Congress’ Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) chapter.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: On the occasion of Haritalika Teej 2021, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged one and all to avoid extravagance and expensive Teej to preserve its originality and preserve its cultural significance.

Claims to make the NC the largest party in Nepal

KATHMANDU, August 26: Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS) got its new president on Thursday. Dr Pradeep Vaidya was declared the new president of NAS. Ranjit Acharya, the former president, passed the baton to Shrestha as he completed his three-year term as president of NAS 102.

KATHMANDU, August 20: Yadav Chandra Sharma from Sankhuwasabha district was appointed to the post of Chief of Bagmati Province on Friday.

KATHMANDU, August 20: The chief of Bagmati Province, Bishnu Prasad Prasai has been dismissed from his post.

DUBAI, Aug 19: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf state's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after he left as Taliban fighters seized control.

TUNIS, July 26: Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that his opponents labelled a coup, calling their own supporters to come onto the streets in protest.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 8: A heavily armed commando unit that assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise was composed of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, authorities said on Thursday, as the hunt went on for the masterminds of the killing.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti,  July 8: A squad of gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday, with police killing four suspects and arresting two others hours later amid growing chaos in a country already enduring gang violence and protests of his increasingly authoritarian rule.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Hatii, July 7: Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday.