KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Faced with multiple complications including potential backlash from local people, most of the federal provinces are turning their temporary capitals into permanent ones, and the rest are also likely to follow suit.

Name provinces, fix capitals

May 8, 2019 02:00 am

Nearly two years after the country started exercising federal system with three tiers of government, more than half of total seven provinces are yet to settle names and fix provincial capitals.

DANG, May 7: As most suggestions collected by the special committee formed to recommend the name of the capital of Province 5 are for naming Dang as the capital, the provincial assembly is in a fix whether to respect the majority.

Woes of the capital’s commuters

July 10, 2018 11:54 am

Various unmanaged road expansion that is going on in the valley is one of the major causes of transportation problem. It hampers the smooth flow of vehicles in the road

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: After the government six days ago declared several towns as capitals of the provinces, land prices in those capitals have skyrocketed within a short period of time. Surkhet, Dhangadhi and Janakpur among other towns have seen up to four-fold rise in the prices of land.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said it was not appropriate to protest against the announcement of temporary capitals of provinces.

Curfew in Dhankuta, protesters burn regional admin office, seven injured.· Police fired tear gas in Dipayal, 13 injured

Hints at new govt changing governors

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: After its efforts to decide the temporary provincial capitals and recommend the governors in consultation with the left alliance failed, the government on Wednesday went ahead with the decisions on its own.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The protests in various districts demanding the locating of provincial capitals in their own areas continued on Wednesday as well. The protests affected Dhankuta, Doti and Dang among other districts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister’s Residence, Baluwatar has finalized temporary capitals and provincial chiefs of all seven provinces.

Guvs, capitals in three days: PM

January 15, 2018 08:38 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: After the failure to forge consensus with political parties outside the government, the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has decided to nominate provincial governors and temporary provincial headquarters in consultation with its coalition partners.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The government is  in a fix over the appointment of governors and fixing of temporary capitals of the seven provinces as the left alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is non-committal about forging an all-party consensus over these issues.

POKHARA, Jan 11: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Yagya Bahadur Thapa has said that the government does not have the right to determine the province capitals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has said that it is working to announce the temporary capitals of the provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The UML has taken strong exception to a government plan to hold the first meeting of the provincial assembly in Kathmandu, saying such a move would be against the spirit of federalism. Criticizing the preparations to appoint governors for the seven provinces without fixing the provincial capitals, UML leaders on Sunday said that the government should take both decisions at once or let the new government do it.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: In a bid to avoid potential tension and protests over provincial capitals, the government has planned not to fix the provincial capitals and leave the task for the provincial assemblies, said a senior government minister on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Leaders of the left alliance have given their green signal to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to fix the temporary provincial capitals and appoint governors to the provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Protests have flared up in various parts of the country with locals demanding their hometowns be declared provincial capitals following media reports that the government has finalized temporary capitals of the seven provinces.

CHITWAN, Jan 5: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that there was no reason to worry even if the government fixes temporary capital of the provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has said the news disseminated by some media on Tuesday that the government has fixed the temporary capitals of the provinces has drawn its attention.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: In a bid to fix temporary capitals for the federal provinces, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers prepared a list of the proposed seven provincial capitals, Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The government has prepared the outline of the temporary capitals of all the seven provinces in the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: With the government delaying to fix the temporary provincial capitals in the seven provinces, leaders and cadres from across the political spectrum have started lobbying for making their hometowns as provincial capitals.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Left alliance parliamentary candidate for Morang 6, Lal Babu Pandit, is promising voters that he will help make Biratnagar the capital of Province 1.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 26: With the election of the provincial assemblies just a month away, the government is yet to decide about the capitals of the seven provinces, and this two years after the promulgation of the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Two years after the new constitution came into effect, the government is all set to announce temporary provincial capitals under the new federal setup. The high-powered Federal Administration Restructuring Committee formed by the government has recommended 15 cities out of which the seven provincial capitals will be chosen.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed concerned government authorities to fix water-logging on the streets in the Kathmandu Valley with urgency.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: While Kathmandu Valley denizens are forced to gasp for clean air, the continually deteriorating air quality of the valley can be drastically improved with simple immediate actions, suggests an action plan recently submitted to the National Planning Commission (NPC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The main position party, CPN-UML, which has been protesting the constitution amendment bill is to organize a demonstration in the Capital on 6 January, 2017 for which it has issued directive to all its cadres in the Kathmandu Valley to compulsorily partake in it.