KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The best taxpayers will be provided with a special pass to enter Singha Durbar for one year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: It is prohibited to take photos, shoot videos and make TikTok content on the Singha Durbar premises without permission.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Police detained 17 members of ANNISU-R, a student organization close to the CPN (Revolutionary) led by Mohan Baidya, who protested in front of Singha Durbar– the principal secretariat of the government.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The scheduled meeting of the Finance and International Relations Committee, slated for today under the House of Representatives, has been postponed. The delay was attributed to parliamentarians' inability to reach Singha Durbar on time, a consequence of the Nepal Teachers' Federation's ongoing street protests.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the contractor company and project implementation unit to speed up retrofitting of Singha Durbar's west façade.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Multiple instances of wire thefts have been uncovered at the under-construction Federal Parliament building within Singha Durbar. Following the revelation of these thefts occurring on different occasions, the authorities took action by apprehending several workers for questioning.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The iconic administrative center, the Singha Durbar complex, is poised for a comprehensive makeover with an anticipated investment of approximately Rs 10 billion. This endeavor aims to restore the historical significance of the site by incorporating five meticulously designed ponds that pay homage to Nepal's rich culture and heritage.

KATHMANDU, August 2: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) has started transferring employees who have served in the offices within Singha Durbar for a term of more than three years.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The government has said that it is preparing to retrofit the Gallery Baithak, the old parliament building in the Singha Durbar, from mid-December.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli are holding a meeting at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has removed the illegal structures and haphazardly thrown garbage in front of Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called a meeting of the parties supporting the government.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The rhetoric ‘Singha Durbar in every village’ in the new federal setup still seems to be a far cry from reality.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started managing garbage of Singha Durbar, the official residence of the Prime Minister, Baluwatar, and Sheetal Niwas after a hiatus of 18 days on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 24: A meeting of three major political parties is underway at the Prime Minister's office in Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order against the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to immediately collect the garbage from Singha Durbar, the principal secretariat of the government.

Heap of garbage in front of PMO

April 13, 2023 14:00 pm

KATHMANDU, April 13: The waste generated daily from the main administrative center of the country, Singha Durbar premises, is being dumped in the garden in front of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Kathmandu Metropolis has stopped collecting garbage from Singha Durbar, Prime Minister's Residence Baluwatar and the President's Office for the last five days.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Balendra Shah, mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), has challenged the authorities to move Singha Durbar to another municipality.

KMC (Balen) Vs Singha Durbar!

April 12, 2023 07:15 am

Mayor Balendra Shah (Balen) of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has issued a bold statement, calling out the federal government for its non-cooperation and lack of coordination in resolving various local issues.

KATHMANDU, April 11: There was a discussion in the Council of Ministers about Kathmandu Metropolitan City not picking up the garbage of Baluwatar, Singha Durbar and Shital Niwas.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Following the instructions of Mayor Balendra Shah, the garbage collection of Singha Durbar has come to a halt. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has stopped collecting garbage from Singha Durbar since Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Loan Shark victims who were protesting at Singha Durbar Gate have been arrested. Police arrested them as they were preparing to demonstrate outside Singha Durbar today.

KATHMANDU, March 23: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to retrofit and repair the old parliament building located at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Negotiations between the representatives of the government and the agitating Nepal Medical Association (NMA) are continuing at the office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, Singha Durbar. Talks are being held as the NMA went on strike today by stopping all services except for emergency services.

Cabinet meeting begins

February 6, 2023 17:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A cabinet meeting is currently underway  at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Singha Durbar.

Oli, Dahal and Deuba meet at PMO

February 6, 2023 15:44 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Discussions on various contemporary issues were held among Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: A sewage pipe has broken in front of the east gate of Singha Durbar. Due to the breakage in the sewer pipe, half of the road is filled with dirty water and the traffic on this route has been obstructed.

In pictures: 301st Prithvi Jayanti

January 11, 2023 13:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 11:  The 301st Prithvi Jayanti and National Unity Day was celebrated by placing floral wreaths on the statue of the late King Prithvi Narayan Shah in front of the Singha Durbar in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday visited the new building of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Singh Durbar and inspected the building.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: A meeting was held between Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Chairman of CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: High-capacity charging stations for electric vehicles are to be built at the country’s main administrative hub, Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, August 14: The Nayab Subbas (non-gazetted first class government employees) are protesting across the country, demanding capacity and career development programs.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a letter to the parliamentary inquiry committee saying that the CCTV footage of the Singha Durbar gate gets deleted automatically after 16 days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs has revoked the temporary and permanent passes and temporary identity cards of all except those belonging to sanitation workers to restrict entry of people visiting the Singha Durbar– government’s principal secretariat– without any urgent tasks. The ministry said in a statement issued on Wednesday that the passes issued by all ministries, agencies, secretariats, commissions and various offices have been revoked, citing the risk of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The identity cards issued by the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons to conflict victims can be used to enter Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Prime Minister and ruling CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and senior leader of the party Madhav Kumar Nepal have begun an one on one meeting at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has spent 480 million rupees to decorate the main administrative building, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated the three facades of Singha Durbar following the restoration of the structures. The post-earthquake rebuild project was completed recently. Singha Durbar which serves as the main administrative hub was damaged by the 2015 April earthquake.

Build bridges

February 24, 2020 10:33 am

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli does not like when pictures of tuins are published in the newspapers. ‘They do not get to see one these days and therefore use the old ones,’ he reportedly said recently. The Prime Minister boasts that his government has accomplished so much in terms of creating basic minimum structures such as bridges and roads.

Fire in the house

January 24, 2020 09:00 am

First of all, let us all stand up from our seats and give a standing ovation to our Emperor for being able to perform magic tricks to show us that he still has the mojo to rule over us for some time. We all know that he is waiting for his turn to spend some time in Baluwatar but until that happens, he will continue to gang up against our dear old Oli Ba who seems to be cornered in the recent days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has initiated the process to recommend office bearers at the National Information Commission (NIC) in breach of her jurisdiction. All three NIC positions will fall vacant after a month.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Prime Minister KP Oli has directed all ministers and secretaries to be coordinative to bring visible progress for economic prosperity and development.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday said that the government would act ‘like a tigress’ to protect democracy and republicanism which he claimed was coming under threat. For months now, the government has been accusing royalist forces of hatching plots to overthrow the system to restore Nepal as a Hindu kingdom.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Wildlife trophies have been found stolen from Belayati Baithak on  the third floor of Singha Durbar, the historic central secretariat building which is overseen by two different government ministries, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

Derailing justice

August 27, 2019 01:25 am

Transitional Justice (TJ) is once again hogging the news lines following the run-off-the-mill discussions among the political leaders to agree on the leadership of the bodies constituted to look into war-era cases. But what will the appointment do? Who is the appointment for? Given that TJ remains a delicate thread in the power balance within the corridors of Singha Durbar, it is clear that the appointment will be made to facilitate the existing power structure rather than make it victim-friendly. One needs to examine the nature of engagement of various stakeholders in the process.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Everyone needs to go through strict security checkups to enter Singha Durbar, the government seat. But parts of wildlife trophies have been found to be stolen from the third floor of the iconic building of Singha Durbar, which remains almost abandoned after the 2015 earthquake.

KATHMANDU, August 20: A government employee was found dead at Singha Durbar, the central administrative secretariat of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A total of Rs 276.3 billion has been spent on post-earthquake reconstruction that includes government buildings, educational institutions, health centers and archeological heritages, among others.

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