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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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, 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.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The government brought in a fruits and lime development scheme the other day with an outlay of Rs 160 million. As part of the scheme, it has announced a Fruits Development Project to plant fruit plant trees on the premises of Singha Durbar and ministerial residences.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The first meeting of Industry Commerce Promotion Dialogue Council, a common platform of the business community and the government agencies, was held at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu on Monday.
The fictional world of Prime Minister Asha of Singha Durbar TV series mirrors the shenanigans of Nepali politics. But despite the horrendous power struggles and political mudslinging on the screen, Asha understands that collaboration is the key for the successful implementation of federalism. Dubbed as a “roadmap for governance and leadership,” the TV series made a comeback with season two in July 2018 with support from USAID, United Nations in Nepal, and Nepali diaspora—this time with a storyline which reflects the challenges and opportunities of federalism.