KATHMANDU, June 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed 20 commissioners of various constitutional bodies including the Public Service Commission and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).

KATHMANDU, April 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed four former CPN (Maoist Center) leaders as ministers in the K P Oli-led cabinet.

KATHMANDU, March 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has briefed top leaders of various political parties about her state visit to Bangladesh next week.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Three former prime ministers have boycotted an all-party meeting called by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister K P Oli has recommended President Bidya Devi Bhandari to announce a mid-term election of the House of Representatives for April 30 and May 10, 2021.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Newly-appointed ambassadors from Thailand, Israel, Bangladesh and Myanmar to Nepal presented their letter of credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The month-long row within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has taken a new twist after Prime Minister K P Oli promised Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to extend his support during the party’s unity general convention, likely to be held within a year.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Friday apparently in a bid to resolve their differences over a host of issues including the growing call for the resignation of Oli from the post of Prime Minister within the party.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The intra-party disputes within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) took a new twist on Thursday after Prime Minister KP Oli decided to prorogue the ongoing session of the federal parliament. The decision of Prime Minister Oli, who is lately under pressure to quit from power, has left many asking a question: What will happen next?

KATHMANDU, July 2: At a time when the intra-party row in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is at its peak due to factional feud over a host of issues including the performance of the KP Oli-led government, executive chairman of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada, who has also been entrusted with the Communications and Information Technology portfolio, has tendered his resignation as his two-year term as a member of the National Assembly expired on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The proposed Constitutional Council Ordinance, which ignited controversy for its provision to exclude the main opposition leader from a crucial decision-making process, has become void following the summoning of the parliament session by the president. President Bidya Bhandari has summoned the winter session of parliament for next week.

House session from December 20

December 11, 2019 08:46 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: President Bidya Bhandari has summoned the winter session of parliament at 4 pm on December 20 upon the recommendations of the the government.

Largest SAG begins with grand opening

December 2, 2019 07:55 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: President Bidya Bhandari inaugurated the 13th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Sunday. The 28 sports disciplines and record number of more than 2000 athletes participating in the event have made this edition the largest ever.

New ministers pledge to deliver

November 22, 2019 07:31 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: All six newly appointed full ministers and three state ministers assumed office on Thursday after taking the oath of office from President Bidya Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Oli respectively.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: A day after sacking the governors of all seven provinces appointed by the previous Nepali Congress government, President Bidya Bhandari has appointed governors in all the provinces as per the recommendation of the government on Monday evening. Their swearing-in has been scheduled for Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: President Bidya Bhandari launched Baliyo Nepal, a national nutrition movement, amidst a special function at President’s Office, Shital Niwas on Friday. Baliyo Nepal seeks to mobilize private sector and civil society to support Nepal’s efforts in the reduction of chronic malnutrition and hunger.

BEIJING, April 28: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) of China will support the economic transformation of Nepal, expanding its connectivity to the global market.

KATHMANDU, April 4: President Bidya Bhandari on Wednesday urged one and all to stop criticizing state institutions.

Prez endorses civil servants ordinance

December 10, 2018 08:47 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: President Bidya Bhandari on Sunday endorsed the Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance 2018, clearing the way for the federal government to depute civil servants to the provincial and local governments.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Nepal boasts of having the first female head of state. Although the rage against rape campaign spreads all across the country, President Bidya Bhandari has remained conspicuously silent, as if she is not concerned or aware, about these issues.