KATHMANDU, March 7: In what has been described as the first case of civil disobedience by motorists in Nepal, dozens of motorists on Tuesday flouted traffic rules to drive on a road in the capital which was blocked to facilitate a VIP motorcade.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Tanahu Hydropower Company Ltd (THCL) has selected Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti (CMC) as the contractor to construct head works of its 140-megawatt hydropower plant. Issuing a statement, the hydropower company said the Italian contractor will be awarded Rs 20.64 billion (including provisional sum and value added tax) worth of contract to build cofferdam and construction of dam as part of the first package of head works.
KATHMANDU, July 24: The mass sit-in organized by civil society members from Sunday to express solidarity with the demands of Dr Govinda KC continued on Monday also. On Monday, Dr KC’s fast-unto-death completed 24th day and became his longest fast-unto-death so far.
KATHMANDU, July 22: As a gesture of their continued support to the cause of medical education reform spearheaded by Dr Govinda KC, a group of civil society members has started a mass sit-in protest from Sunday at Kathmandu Durbar Square.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Noted members of civil society including a former chief justice, human rights activists, cinema actors, doctors, lawyers and representatives of various professions as well other sectors took to the street at Baneshwar on Saturday to press the government to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who is on the 22nd day of his 15th fast-unto-death. Dr KC is pressing for reforms in medical education.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Doubts have surfaced regarding the enforcement of civil and criminal codes from August 17. The civil and criminal codes, which were enacted after a long preparation, are unlikely to be enforced due to the lack of required rules, directives as well as insufficient preparation by the implementing agencies.
Open Space Network will be organizing ‘Namaste Mehendi Convention 2018’ to celebrate the month of Shrawan. According to the press statement released by Open Space Network, the event is scheduled to take place at noon in Civil Mall, Sundhara, on Monday.
KATHMANDU, July 8: The government has proposed decreasing the reservation quota for disabled persons from the current five per cent to four per cent in the draft of the Federal Civil Service Act, a new bill to make the recruitment, promotion, and transfer of civil servants and fixing their salaries in a more systematic way at all the three tires of government in the new federal setup.
MUMBAI, July 4: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger has told India that curbing the spread of false messages through its platform is a challenge that required a partnership between the tech firm, civil society and the government.
ALABAMA, June 27: Well, some people think the seeds of a new Civil War have already been sown — and in a recent article, University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds argued in a USA Today column that this new war is indeed “well underway.”
KATHMANDU, June 25: Civil Bank Ltd has launched its smart website which can be easily operated from both mobile devices and personal computers. Issuing a statement, the commercial bank said that Civil Bank customers can use this website to use all services and facilities provided by the bank.
POKHARA, June 18: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit has said that his ministry has prohibited retired civil servants from serving at NGOs and INGOs within two years of their retirement, claiming that secret information is often leaked in this process.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Civil Bank Limited has unveiled a new saving product named 'Chandra Surya Saving Account', offering interest rate of 10 percent per year. The bank has announced that it would offer 12.22 percent interest on fixed deposit of 222 days.
KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has decided to allow those civil servants who had earlier applied for voluntary retirement under a scheme announced by the previous government, to withdraw their applications.
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.
KALIKOT, April 2: Service seekers from far-flung villages in the district of Kalikot are still forced to come to the district headquarters for basic services as the elected representatives of the local bodies and government employees continue to stay in district headquarters by establishing liaison offices.
KATHMANDU, April 1: Civil Bank Ltd has opened its new branch at Beshisahar in Lamjung. Issuing a statement, the commercial bank said that Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal inaugurated the branch office amid a ceremony held on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, March 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the improvement of situation at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is an urgent concern for the government, and his immediate focus would be to see reduction of air traffic congestion and management of traffic flow at the airport.
BIRATNAGAR, Mar 21: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit, has said civil service employees remaining as the competent human resources could not be given voluntary retirement.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: At a time when reports coming in from the provinces say that the government employees deputed by the central government to the offices in the provinces are yet to reach their new offices, the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has no records of how many employees have reached their work stations.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government has expedited deputing officials required to carry out administrative as well as logistical arrangements for the meetings of the provincial assemblies in all the seven provinces as well as the operation of the to-be-formed provincial governments.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed best wishes to all Nepalis for happiness, prosperity and good health on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2017.
KATMANDU, Nov 20: Seriously concerned over the unabated attacks on candidates, election experts, senior bureaucrats and civil society leaders have suggested to the Election Commission (EC) to ask the government bodies concerned to revise the existing security strategies including the categorization of sensitive areas and enforce them accordingly.
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has finalized a draft of the Civil Servants Adjustment Regulations 2074 BS to adjust over 86,000 civil servants in three different tiers of government under the new federal set up.
WASHINGTON, August 21: Dick Gregory, an American comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.