KATHMANDU, May 28: The government’s intelligence apparatus is being blamed for failing to track the activities of the Netra Bikram Chand-led outlawed outfit after bomb blasts in the capital on Sunday left four people dead and others injured.

We are programmed

May 23, 2019 09:05 am

It's a truth that we are programmed Whatever we think, act or react everything is set accordingly The thoughts and words that we seem are ours, in reality, it isn't We are doomed and will be doomed and that's how it worked and will be working Life of ours is trapped and will be handled by the software that others have installed on us within Think of it in this way

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has urged the government to revise the Bill to Amend the NHRC Act 2012 saying the bill forwarded to the House of Representatives for amendment process undermines established universal human rights principles including the Paris Principles.

PALPA, Sept 19: As many as 200 drivers of Palpa handed over copies of their driving license to Chief District Officer (CDO) protesting against the new provisions in the Criminal code and Transportation Act.

Rape cases rise in Kohalpur

September 14, 2018 06:00 am

Cases of rape are increasing of late in Kohalpur of Banke district. A few months after a 10-year-0ld girl was raped in Kohalpur, another 13-year-old girl has been raped a few weeks ago.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Expressing solidarity with the ongoing fast-unto-death protest of Dr Govinda KC, over a dozen editors of the mainstream media in the country have appealed to the government to address his demands without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Amid concerns that the government may go back on its decision to end public transport syndicate, the government has decided to initiate the process of scrapping all the organizations and committees set up by transport operators and also bring all the properties owned by such organizations under the ownership of the government.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Although Nepal Police was among the first few state organizations to be federated in line with the new constitution, the delay on part of the federal government to come up with the Federal Police Act has left the security agency under confusion and uncertainty.

MYANMAR, July 9: A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board has said that monopoly of some traders at Kalimati vegetables market will end at any cost.

BERLIN, June 11: Europe will implement counter-measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum just like Canada, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, voicing regret about President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw support for a G7 communique.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Putting forth a six-point-demand which includes the immediate endorsement of the replacement bill of the Medical Education Ordinance through the House, Dr Govinda KC has warned to stage another hunger strike if his demands were not met.

Be a good listener to act smarter

June 6, 2018 12:49 pm

Dear Sadichha, I would like to begin by saying that you are the most confident and charming lady that I’ve ever come across. I wanted to know how I can also appear charming and confident. I get distracted easily by little things. Please tell me what I can do to stay focused on my goals.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The newly formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) will have to at least double the number of women in its central committee to be eligible to register the party at the Election Commission, according to officials.

LALITPUR, May 17: River-induced disasters are causing a big loss of lives and property in the country every year but there is no Water Act in place to regulate the human encroachment on rivers and water bodies.

KATHMANDU, May 8: With the public transport operators formally agreeing to operate under the Companies Act, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has decided to form a taskforce to devise new standards and criteria for the management and regulation of the public transport sector.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The government on Sunday released all transport operators arrested in the past two days from various parts of the country including the capital after they agreed in writing to operate under the Companies Act and end their protests.

KATHMANDU May 2:  Defense Ministry has prepared a draft of a separate act related to Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to sort out legal and technical hassles, said the Ministry.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The official trade union of civil servants has asked the government to immediately endorse the Federal Civil Service Act in order to make the recruitment, promotion, and transfer of civil servants and fixing their salaries more systematic in all the three tires of government in the new federal setup.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The government has informed transport entrepreneurs that there is no option for them but to come under the Company Act as required by a cabinet decision, and claimed that the decision is aimed at ending  syndication in public transport.

BIRGUNJ, April 19: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel has said a Compulsory Education Act would be brought within five months, thereby ensuring 70 percent of curriculum on technical education and limiting the general education to 30 percent.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Minister for Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST) Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that new education act will be brought in a year.

KATHMANDU, March 30: A meeting of the House of Representatives today endorsed an ordinance presented to amend (first) the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act.

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Minister of Labor and Employment Gokarna Bista has said that the government is preparing to amend the foreign employment act.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, UML's candidate for National Assembly (NA) chairman was elected unopposed.

NC to act as 'watchdog'

March 12, 2018 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: The Nepali Congress, which voted against Prime Minister KP Oli in parliament on Sunday, said that the party would remain in opposition and serve as a watchdog for the next five years. However, the party has clarified that it will not be too critical of the government during the honeymoon phase.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25:  Supreme Court has ordered Press Council to monitor proper regulation of the code of conduct during the publication of any news.

An act of goodwill

February 9, 2018 09:06 am

You wouldn’t start anything without meaning to make significant financial gains from it, would you? Why would you want to put in so much hard work and effort into something if you are not getting anything in return, right? But Sanam Sherpa, co-founder and marketing supervisor at Weaving for Empowerment, is doing just that. Even after running Weaving for Empowerment for more than a year now, she insists that she has not yet taken a rupee out of the profits. And she intends to keep it that way.

BEIJING, Dec 24: The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15:  Tribhuvan University (TU) is not happy over the bringing of the Rajarshi Janak University (RJU) Act that has drawn flak from stakeholders over the issues of accreditation and acquisition of property belonging to TU.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the President has no reason to stop certification of the Medical Education Act passed introduced through an ordinance.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: A case was filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday demanding that the ninth amendment to the Education Act be scrapped.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: After the government moved to bring the Medical Education Act with modifications that are against the  recommendations of the Mathema Report, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), launched 12th fast-unto-death on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: After the government moved to bring the Medical Education Act with modifications that are against the recommendations of the Mathema Report, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), launched 12th fast-unto-death on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Eleven protestors have been arrested by the police force on Monday from the Parliament House.

CHITWAN, Sept 24: Minister of State for Education Shesh Nath Adhikari has said the ninth amendment to the Education Act has paved the way for opportunities for those energetic youths who have obtained teaching license.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Student unions affiliated to various political parties have lambasted the ninth amendment to the Education Act, warning to continue their protests until its withdrawal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Parliamentarians on Friday demanded inclusion in the Act related to House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly the backward area while submitting the proportional sealed list.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has drawn the attention of the Ministry of Information and Communications toward resolving problems of working journalists.

KATHMANDU, August 13: In a bid to forward the urban development in an integrated manner, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has held a discussion on the draft of the Urban Development Act on Sunday.

Act of hope

August 13, 2017 00:42 am

On August 6, the Nepali parliament endorsed the Disability Rights Bill, potentially heralding a new era for persons with disabilities in the country. It was a great achievement for the National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFDN) and it was long overdue.

Act of betrayal

August 6, 2017 01:00 am

Bill Missing in the House

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the Commission for  Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to conduct detailed investigations and take action against those involved in the controversial land procurement deal by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, August 2: In a meeting of the Legislature-Parliament's Public Account Committee on Wednesday, lawmakers demanded action as per the law against those indulged in 'irregularities' in the Nepal Oil Corporation's land procurement process in four districts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Dr Govinda KC, professor and senior orthopedic surgeon at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has said that the enactment of the Medical Education Act without delay is his ‘bottom line’ for agreement with the government. The third round of talks held between government officials and Dr KC’s representatives on Tuesday, the ninth day of Dr KC’s 11th fast-unto-death, ended inconclusively Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The government is preparing to bring the Act relating to the local level governance within 15 days.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The commodities exchange market has now come under the regulatory ambit with the passage of Commodities Exchange Market Bill, 2017 through the parliament on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Parliament’s Finance Committee has directed the government to start a process to scrap the Tax Settlement Commission Act, 1976. A meeting of the committee held on Monday directed the government to immediately start the process and inform the committee about its progress.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Parliament's Finance Committee  has directed the government to start a process to scrap the Tax Settlement Commission Act, 1976. A meeting of the  committee held on Monday  directed the government to immediately start the process  and inform the committee about its progress.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Lawmakers have suggested the Industry Ministry that it introduced regulations to enforce the Industrial Enterprises Act.