KATHMANDU, March 14: The House of Representatives (HoR) has approved the proposal seeking consideration of the Construction Materials (Management and Regulation) Bill, 2024.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has announced a regulatory change that exempts foreign investments in listed companies from requiring the central bank's approval. This development comes as part of the third amendment to the NRB Foreign Investment and Foreign Loan Management Bylaws 2021 facilitating easier participation of foreign investors in Nepal's stock market.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Nepal Police has issued a directive stating that the use of Nepal Police uniforms in films, television serials, stage performances, and similar media productions now requires mandatory approval. The decision comes after instances of misuse of police uniforms have been identified, prompting Nepal Police to implement stricter regulations. Henceforth, parties interested in using police uniforms must submit the script of their production and obtain official approval.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Nepal has got its first law against cybercrime with the Cabinet meeting endorsing the National Cyber Security Policy 2023 on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The House of Representatives (HoR) meeting today approved with a majority the proposal seeking deliberations on the 'Nepal Citizenship (First Amendment) Bill, 2079 BS'.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has urged everyone concerned to take its approval prior to the publication of calendars and wall calendars.

BEIJING, June 2: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot to be used in poor countries.

GENEVA, May 8: The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.

ISLAMABAD, Jan 17: Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by the first quarter of the year.

NEW DELHI, Jan 2: India has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, paving the way for a huge immunisation campaign in the world’s second most populous country.

NEW DELHI, Jan 1: India’s drug regulator is set to approve on Friday a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

BEIJING, Dec 31: China approved a COVID-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm on Thursday, its first approved shot for general public use as it braces for increased transmission risks over winter.

LONDON, Dec 30: Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca as it battles a major winter surge driven by a new, highly contagious variant of the virus.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 27: Province 1 assembly meeting on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill relating to the formation and operation of Province level public service commission-2076.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The Development and Technology Committee under the House of Representatives endorsed the Advertisement (Regulation) Bill on Wednesday.

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18: South Africa’s highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalization of cannabis was unconstitutional.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The House of Representatives in its meeting today approved separate proposals seeking passage on some bills and discussions on some others.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Upendra Yadav threw tantrums at the Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday.

KATHMANDU, July 23: NMB Bank becomes the first bank to receive approval from NRB for USD loan from International Finance Corporation (IFC).

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States.

KATHMANDU, July 11: It has been revealed that a team led by Supreme Court (SC) Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai left for a week-long trip to Georgia on Sunday without seeking prior approval from the government. The visit is in violation of the recently introduced Foreign Trips Management Directives-2018.

Seven-in-ten Americans say they support direct talks between the U.S. and North Korea over its nuclear program, but most doubt that they will be meaningful, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Half of the migrant workers have been found to be going abroad for foreign employment under individual labor approval, through middlemen, putting their safety and compensation at risk.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has made it mandatory for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to seek approval of the central bank before accepting any prize or award from foreign agency.

Two new "breakthrough" drugs to treat breast cancer have been given the green light for use on the NHS.

WASHINGTON, July 28: The Senate voted decisively on Thursday to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations.

Stamp of approval

June 28, 2017 00:45 am

It is a history day today. In the second phase of local election to be held across Provinces 1, 5 and 7, as many as 6.5 million people will cast their ballots.

Blue print approval resumes in KMC

June 14, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 13: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has resumed approving blue prints for buildings from Monday. KMC officials were in confusion over approval right of the blue prints causing a halt in the service for the last few weeks.

Stamps of approval

May 15, 2017 00:45 am

No election in Nepal has been completely peaceful so sporadic clashes, likes the ones that took place on Sunday, resulting in the death of one person in Dolakha, were to be expected.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office is to collect the signatures of service seekers online for the purpose of approving house or building blueprint.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The proposal regarding the deployment of Nepal Army for the local polls slated for May 14 has been sent to the Office of the President for final endorsement after the  meeting of the Council of Ministers recently held approved it following the recommendation of the Security Council.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The construction work of a view tower has begun without geeting the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) approval.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to seek clarification from the Ministry of Health about negligence on the part of various international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and local NGOs in the reconstruction of health posts and other health institutions in the earthquake-affected districts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: As many as 4,300 models of mobile phones have received type certification from Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA).

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The Government has promoted joint-secretary Krishna Prasad Devkota to the post of Secretary and Rabindra Pandit as the Director of National Investigation Department.

Private rocket launch service SpaceX is requesting government approval to operate a massive satellite network that would provide high-speed, global internet coverage, according to newly filed documents with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The proposed Manmohan Adhikari Memorial Medical College has stated that it has been granted permission to operate the college but was denied approval for conducting teaching and learning activities despite having in place all the required infrastructure and facilities for the same.