KATHMANDU, April 14: Foreign investors have pledged to inject a total capital of Rs 30.09 billion in the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The Insurance Board (IB) has asked the insurers to either increase their capital base or go into a merger if they fail to do so.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has reduced the capital requirement threshold to around one-fourth for the foreign banks to operate their branches in Nepal.

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 17: Province 2 is in the process of being converted from a number to letters. In a meeting held on Sunday, the members of the provincial assembly seemed to be unanimous on the issue of a permanent capital of the province, but they were divided on its name.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is scheduled to stage a victory rally in the capital on Wednesday afternoon following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the House of Representatives (HoR) that was dissolved by Prime Minister K P Oli some two months ago.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Taxi entrepreneurs staged protests in Maitighar, Kathmandu, on Saturday afternoon, putting forward various demands.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of Nepal Communist Party is staging a mass demonstration in the capital city on Friday demanding reinstatement of the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: More than 450 thousand people have exited Kathmandu, the federal capital, to their home to celebrate Dashain festival, in two days.

TEGHARI (Kailali), Sept 29: It has been exactly one year since the Provincial Assembly here announced the province’s name as Sudur Paschim Province and also decided the capital.

The Outlawz to perform in capital

August 30, 2019 16:50 pm

Late legendary American rapper Tupac Shakur’s founded group, The Outlawz, is all set to perform at Lord of the Drinks (LOD), Thamel on September 13. Mero Mazzako Karyalaya is organizing this gig.

On the occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day, Embassy of India in Kathmandu organized a concert of world-renowned flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at Army Auditorium, Bhadrakali.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Chief Minister of Province 3 Dormani Paudel has said the capital of the province shouldn't be in Kathmandu.

An ode to Kathmandu

July 13, 2019 00:25 am

Dear Kathmandu, people’s perceptions toward you have been gradually changing with the changes in the political system of Nepal. The capital of Nepal only is not enough to describe your greatness. People attempt to define your existence according to their experience on your lap. The loud voices of happiness and anguish, content and discontent, respect and hatred, inspiration and frustration these days are not uncommon in Kathmandu. And, yes, you’re being both blessed and cursed for everything.

CAIRO, July 10: The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers.

Ambassador of Indonesia to Nepal, Rina P Soemarmo and honorary consul of Indonesia to Nepal, Chandra Prasad Dhakal jointly inaugurated Indonesia Boutique Fair at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: One person died while another sustained injury when a motorcycle collided with a car at Maitighar in Kathmandu on Friday, police said.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has vowed to bring the outlawed Chand-led group to the mainstream politics.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Normal life has been affected in various parts of the country due to strike called by the Chand-led armed outfit since Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Police have confirmed that the improvised explosive device (IED) has been used for the explosions in Anamnagar and Sukedhara on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Coliform present in water is the main cause of the cholera case in the capital, according to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD).

BIRATNAGAR, April 6: In a bid to make government services accessible to the people living in all corners, Province 1 government is planning to fix its capital in a 40-kilometer area scattered in various districts. This area will cover certain parts of Biratnagar, Itahari, Gothgaun, Biratchowk, Dharan among others and will be called the 'Greater Birat Development Area'.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The Finance Committee of parliament has instructed the government to bring budget from the upcoming fiscal year only after the approval of working procedures and directives required to implement projects and programs introduced in the budget speech.

RUPANDEHI, March 10: Following pressures from the opposition and the ruling party members, the assembly of Province 5 formed a special committee to recommend the name and capital of the province.

4-magnitude quake jolts Kathmandu

February 16, 2019 20:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: An aftershock with 4 on the Richter scale has rattled Kathmandu on Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Kathmandu Metropolitan City is mired in toilet crisis as the capital struggles to accommodate its growing population lured by job opportunities and other facilities. There are only 57 public toilets, more than half of them in need of immediate repair, in KMC which is home to millions of people.

Police arrest 50 NC cadres in capital

January 29, 2019 13:51 pm

KATHMANDU, January 29: Police have detained 50 cadres of Nepali Congress when they were staging a protest in front of the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, on Tuesday.

DOTI, Jan 20: The Supreme Court has sought clarification from the concerned government authorities for selecting Godawari as the capital of Sudurpaschim Province. The constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana on Friday issued a ‘show cause notice’ to the government to present the reasons behind picking Godawari as the province capital.

Three held on robbery charge

December 30, 2018 14:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Police have arrested three people on the charge of robbery in the capital.

7 pickpockets held in capital

December 17, 2018 18:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Police have made seven pickpockets public after arrest at a press meet organized in the capital on Monday.

MOSCOW, Dec 15: Australia recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Capital takes all

December 11, 2018 00:30 am

Among the ten occupations now recording the most employment growth, only three pay above-average wages

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that foreign capital should be used for the national interest by prioritizing the development of national capital.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25:  Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party Nepal  staged a show of strength in the capital on Saturday, amid close surveillance by the security agencies.

Born in Khotang and raised in Morang, Sameer Rai is the owner of two Kathmandu eateries. He was passionate about restaurants since his childhood. So right after completing his secondary level education he moved to the capital in 2003 to follow his passion.

KATHMANDU, NOV 15: Nearly a year after the election of the provincial assemblies and nine months after the first meetings of the assemblies, four of the seven provinces have yet to choose their own names or their provincial capitals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Amid growing calls for utilization of capital and resources of non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) living in various countries, some NRNs have complained that there is not a favorable environment in the home country for them to do business.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The ‘First Global Knowledge Convention’ of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is kicking start from today in the Capital.

DHANGADHI, Oct 3: In 1981, King Birendra demarcated Nepal's nine districts of the farthest west as 'Far-western Development Region' and set Dipayal as its headquarters.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 30: Province 1 Chief Minister (CM) Sherdhan Rai has initiated discussions to seek support for his proposal to decentralize the provincial capital by scattering ministries in various districts of the province.

JUMLA, Aug 5: The air passengers in Jumla are in dismay after air service could not be regulated between Jumla and the province capital, Surkhet.

BUTWAL, August 5: Province 5 is still struggling to resolve the row over the provincial capital and name of the province as lawmakers from the main opposition and ruling parties remain divided over crucial issues.

JUMLA, Aug 4: The air passengers in Jumla are in dismay after air service could not be regulated between Jumla and the province capital, Surkhet.With the lack of such a service, air passengers are forced to travel to Nepalgunj in order to travel back to Surkhet. Locals of Jumla have expressed their aggression towards the province government for not being able to connect Jumla and Surkhet through an air route.

BIRATNAGAR, July 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Ishwar Pokhrel, has refuted reports that the government resorted to firing while taking Dr Govinda KC from Jumla to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Even after the government airlifted Dr Govinda KC by force from Jumla Thursday, the 20th day of his fast-unto-death, he has continued the fast at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) here.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A mass gathering has been organized in Kathmandu in support of Dr Govinda KC who is on the 20th day of his hunger strike in Jumla.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Instead of addressing the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the 18th day of his fast-unto-death, the government seems only interested in bringing him to Kathmandu.

South Asian International Art Camp, organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) concluded at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Supreme Court Monday stayed the government’s decision to restrict demonstrations or public gatherings  in the capital including at renowned Maitighar Mandala.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Road accidents involving tippers have continued unabated in the capital. Barely five days after the death of a motorcyclist by a tipper at Jadibuti, another tipper hit a motorcycle at Soltimode, killing an 18-year-old pillion rider on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: While Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel has publicly announced that Dr Govinda KC will be forcefully airlifted from Jumla  to Kathmandu to save his life, Dr KC and his supporters in Jumla are all set to foil the government’s  plan until his demands are addressed.