KATHMANDU, Nov 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that effective implementation of the existing laws in the country is a must to end all forms of violence against women.

JANAKPURDHAM, Nov 22: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that the Mithila region has a special place in the history of Nepal.

Team of AIBA meets President Bhandari

November 18, 2021 12:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: An eight-member team of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) which is visiting Nepal at the invitation of the Nepal Boxing Association, met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: President Bidya Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed province governors amidst a special function organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to visit Lumbini today. “She is scheduled to visit Bajrayan Vihar, worship at Mayadevi and get information about the Lumbini Master Plan,” said Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, vice-chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT).

KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that no complaint can be lodged  against the president while she exercises her discretionary rights over the implementation of the articles of the constitution.

“He might be preparing to impose a state of emergency in the name of the COVID-19 crisis and curtail political rights.”

DHAKA, March 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is currently on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Tuesday. The museum was built at local Dhanmondi in commemoration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman known as the founding father of Bangladesh.

President Bhandari is scheduled to return home later today after paying a two-day state visit to Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rajesh Jha, the newly-appointed governor of Province 2.

Is parliament dissolution constitutional?

February 18, 2021 07:00 am

Prime Minister Oli has not been able to prove how exactly the House of the Representatives did not cooperate with him in carrying out his duties.

SUNSARI, Feb 16: Dr Shekar Koirala, one of the key leaders of Nepali Congress, has said that the nation is facing a crisis due to an irresponsible move taken by President Bidya Devi Bhandari irrespective of her dignity and position.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Chairperson of the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Jhakri was arrested on the direct orders of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has demanded the immediate release of its leader Ram Kumari Jhakri who was arrested by the police on Thursday for her "demeaning remarks" against President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Ram Kumari Jhakri, a youth leader of the agitating Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, was arrested from her home for committing a crime against the state under Clause 58 of the Criminal Code, 2017, on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent a congratulatory message on Sunday to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousaon on his reelection as the President of the Republic of Portugal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Advocate Om Prakash Aryal has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari should withdraw the government's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Road to political disaster

December 22, 2020 07:00 am

The ‘unconstitutional’ move by PM Oli begins the era of uncertainty in Nepali politics. Let us all be careful.

PM’s move is unconstitutional, objectionable and against the political values from every possible angle.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will not attend the Chhath festival celebration ceremonies at various religious sites in the Kathmandu Valley owing to the fears of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered tika to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the first lady Radhika Shakya at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, as per Vedic rituals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged one and all to observe the festivals by observing social distancing considering the risk of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has decided not to offer tika to the general public on Bijaya Dashami, the tenth day of Dashain, this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has donated her two months' salary to the government’s fund established by the government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message to US President Donald J. Trump wishing him and Melania Trump a speedy recovery.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Newly appointed Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal, Nona Deprez, presented her credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari held a telephone conversation with her Swiss counterpart Simonetta Sommaruga on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent a message on Thursday expressing deep sadness on the loss of lives and the destruction of properties by massive explosion in Beirut to her counterpart Michel Aoun, the President of the Republic of Lebanon.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Social media folks have vented their ire on the government's plan to decorate Sheetal Niwas, the President's Office, by spending around Rs 20 million calling it ill-timed.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the priority of the government in the upcoming fiscal year would be to minimize the threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and make the country free from this global pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the government will immediately issue a new political map incorporating Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura encroached upon by India.

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

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.

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, March 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged all the Nepalis to stay indoor considering the sensitive circumstances stemming from the pandemic COVID-19 and save one’s previous life as well as one’s family. Issuing a message here today in the context of minimizing spread of COVID-19, President Bhandari appealed for complete compliance with the code of conduct and directives issued by the authorized agencies of the government so as to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus.

KATHMANDU, March 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli have held discussions on the contemporary issues of the country as well as about the measures taken to prevent pandemic COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli a successful kidney transplant.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to attend the third Shuklaphanta Tourism Festival on Friday.

President Bhandari in Malikarjun

February 27, 2020 16:00 pm

DARCHULA, Feb 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has arrived here today to offer worship at Darchula-based Malikarjun Temple and to receive civic felicitation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The 70th National Democracy Day is being observed across the country by organizing various programs today.

Nirala appointed JC member

January 8, 2020 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Laxmi Bahadur Nirala has been appointed as member of the Judicial Council (JC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Association of Former Nepali Ambassadors (AFNA) honored former Nepali ambassadors Yog Prasad Upadhyay, Kamal Koirala, Mohan Lohani and Surya Prasad Shrestha amid a function held at the President's Office on Wednesday.

The appointment has been made on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers in line with Article 282 (1) of the constitution

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed state governors.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping held bilateral talks with his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Office of President, Sheetal Niwas on Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered Tika and Jamara to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amid a function held at Sheetal Niwas, the presidential palace in Kathmandu.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid homage to the goddess at Palanchok Bhagawati temple located at Panchkhal in Kavrepalanchok district.