KATHMANDU, Oct 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and property in floods, landslides, and inundation caused by the recent rains at different parts of the country. The head-of-the-state has also extended condolences to the bereaved families.

President and PM Deuba meet

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KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba met with President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Prime Minister Deuba, who is preparing to expand the Cabinet, met the president on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has suggested the people's representatives' organizations to forward the plan of public welfare by identifying the available means and resources and evaluating the capacity of its mobilization as per people's interest.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27:  The government has scrapped the ordinance it introduced earlier to make it easier to split political party.

Constitution Day being celebrated today

September 19, 2021 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The 7th Constitution Day is being celebrated today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: On the occasion of the Constitution Day, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has presented various decorations, awards and medals to 903 individuals. President Bhandari has provided the decorations on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers on September 14 in accordance with Article 277 (1) of the Constitution.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the meetings of the House of Representatives on September 8.

KATHMANDU, September 3: A Cabinet meeting held on Saturday has requested President Bidya Devi Bhandari to call the next session of the House of Representatives (HoR) at 4PM on September 8.

KATHMANDU, August 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended a message of best wishes on the occasion of Shree Krishna Janmastami today. Issuing a best wishes message today, the Head of the State has wished for peace, happiness, prosperity and good health to all Nepalis living  both at home and abroad.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Chairman of the proposed CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal has held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, July 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has annulled an ordinance which was issued to amend the provisions of the Constitutional Council.

Parliament session on Sunday

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KATHMANDU, July 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has, on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, summoned a joint session of both the houses of the Federal Parliament for July 18.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The newly-appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has taken oath of office and secrecy amidst a special function held at the Office of President on Tuesday evening.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has alleged that President Bidya Devi Bhandari is acting like a cadre of Prime Minister K P Oli.

KATHMANDU, June 24:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called the summer session of the Upper House from July 1.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Arguing that the parliament was dissolved as per the constitutional provisions upon receiving recommendation from the prime minister, the Office of President has argued that the Supreme Court cannot overturn any decision taken by the president within the bounds of the existing constitutional provisions.

Opposition party leaders cry foul over the move of PM Oli and President Bhandari

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Office of President has said that no two parties or more than two parties came to lay claim to forming coalition government by the given deadline.

KATHMANDU, April 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday formally inaugurated the distribution of the much-anticipated drinking water supplied by the Melamchi Drinking Water Project in the Kathmandu Valley.

DHAKA, March 22: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed of Bangladesh paid a courtesy call today on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh.  The meeting was held at the Hotel InterContinental based in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, March 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is paying a state visit to Bangladesh on March 22 and 23. The people of both countries are closely observing the visit with excitement as the visit is taking place at the Head-of-State level for the first time after Nepal's adoption of the federal democratic republican political system.

KATHMANDU, March 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will pay an official visit to Bangladesh later this month, government sources said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Political affairs advisor to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Lal Babu Yadav, on Wednesday, ruled out the imposition of president's rule in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed gratitude to all, including doctors, nurses, health workers, sanitation workers and security persons, providing their services remaining at the frontline in the campaign against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A key leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Gagan Thapa has blamed the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for the current political crisis in the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has dissolved the House of Representatives and set new dates for the mid-term general election in May at the recommendation of Prime Minister K  P Oli.

Discussions held on various appointments to fill vacant positions in constitutional bodies

Only two constitutional bodies -- PSC and Office of the Auditor General-- are functioning full fledgedly

KAILALI, Dec 14: A key leader of the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), Gagan Thapa has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of protecting corrupt people.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday sent a message of condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron on the passing away of former President of France Valery Giscard d’Estaing.

President Bhandari receives Tika

October 26, 2020 12:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received Tika at the auspicious hour of 10:19 AM as per the Vedic rituals on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stressed that achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality is the only path to justice, peace, and progress.

KATHMANDU, May 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Eid al-Fitr would encourage to further strengthen social harmony, brotherhood and mutual cooperation among religious and cultural diversities of Nepalis living at different places in the world.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The government presented its annual policies and programs in the federal parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has endorsed two ordinances at the recommendation of Council of Ministers.

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 6: The newly-appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra presented his credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari amidst a special ceremony held at the President’s Office in Shital Niwas on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that it would be true tribute towards martyrs only if 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali' was materialised in social, economic and cultural manner based on social justice and equality by protecting achievements gained from people's struggle.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Political advisor to President Bidya Devi Bhandari Sushil Pyakurel stepped down from his post on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli sent separate congratulatory messages to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said today on the assumption of office as Sultan of Oman.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday sent a message of condolences to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said on the passing away of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Lee Mikyung President of Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter's office in Shital Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Newly-appointed British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Kathryn Pollit submitted her credential to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday. She is the first female ambassador of UK to Nepal since the two countries established diplomatic relations 200 years ago.  Along with Ambassador Pollit, non-resident ambassadors of Lebanon, Estonia and Iraq also submitted their credentials to President Bhandari on Wednesday.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday removed the governors of all seven provinces following a recommendation for the same from the Cabinet.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended Chhath festival celebration at Kamal Pokhari in the capital on Saturday.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is currently visiting Japan, held a meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace, State Guest House of Japan in Tokyo today morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is paying an official visit to Japan from October 20 to 22 to attend the Ceremony of the Enthronement of Naruhito, the Emperor of Japan.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has thanked all who contributed to making the recent historic state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping successful.