KATHMANDU, Feb 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed her confidence that festivals like Gyalpo Lhosar would further increase mutual goodwill, tolerance and fraternity among Nepali people and subsequently further strengthen national unity.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to all local level candidates, who were fined by the Election Commission (EC) for failing to submit the details of their election expenses on time.
KATHMANDU, Feb 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is addressing the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament today. President Bhandari is scheduled to address the joint session of the parliament at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwar, at 3pm.
KATHMANDU, Jan 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari asserted that the Nepalis festivals had significantly contributed in interlinking cultural and ethnic diversity thereby building a common Nepali identity.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: With President Bidya Devi Bhandari serving a seven-day deadline for the parties to stake claim for the formation of a new government as per Article 76 (2) of the constitution on Sunday, all political parties represented in the House of Representatives (HoR) have expedited the process to elect their Parliamentary Party (PP) leaders.
The decision of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to provide only seven days for political parties to stake claim for the new government leadership has courted a serious controversy in the wider political circle.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today attended a reception hosted by the Election Commission on the successful completion of the election to the Members of the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: With the final results of the November 20 general elections already published by the Election Commission (EC), President Bidya Devi Bhandari has asked two or more than two political parties to form a new government.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Election Commission (EC) has submitted a report with the election results of both the first-past-the-post (FPTP) and proportional representation (PR) electoral systems to President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The elections to the members of the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies were held on November 20.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Chairman of Janamat Party Dr CK Raut called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday. In the meeting held at the President's office at Sheetal Niwas matters relating to contemporary politics were discussed, according to the President's chief personal secretary, Dr Bhesharaj Adhikari.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed best wishes to all people living with disabilities, national and international organizations working in this sector, Nepal government, and guardians' associations on the occasion for the International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD).
KATHMANDU, Nov 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is presently in Iceland to attend the Reykjavik Global Forum-Women Leaders being held in Reykjavik on November 8-10 attended various programmes there.
KATHMANDU, Nov 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari reached Iceland on Tuesday to attend the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders being held in Reykjavík on 8-10 November 2022. The Forum is co-hosted by Women Political Leaders (WPL), the Government of Iceland, and the Parliament of Iceland.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is said to visit Mustang on Friday. She will visit the famous religious place Muktinath and unveil the statue of Lord Buddha and lay the foundation stone of a statue of Lord Vishnu.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has been discharged from hospital today after medical treatment. The head-of-state was admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) on Saturday for COVID-19 infection.
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received Bada Dashain tika from priests Devraj Aryal and Khem Chandra Dhakal at the auspicious hour, 11:51 AM, today at the Office of President in Sheetal Niwas.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today performed the nava kanya puja (worship of nine virgin girls) on Maha Navami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain. Nava kanyas are considered as the incarnation of Goddess Nava Durga.
BANEPA, Oct 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today conducted a puja at Palanchowk Bhagawati Temple of Panchkhal Municipality-9, Kavrepalanchok on the occasion of Maha Astami, the eighth day of the Dashain festival.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: A constitutional and political crisis has arisen in the country after President Bidya Devi Bhandari crossed the constitutional limits and refused to certify the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Article 113 (3) of the Constitution gives the President the authority to send the bills other than finance bills within 15 days with a message for reconsideration. However, the Constitution does not allow the President to return the bill or not certify it for a second time. According to Article 113 (4), the bill shall be verified within 15 days after it has been passed by the federal parliament with amendments or in the same form.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: There has been widespread criticism of President Bidya Devi Bhandari as she didn’t verify the Citizenship Bill within the deadline. The bill was re-passed by the House of Representatives and the National Assembly and submitted to the President for verification.