For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we’re going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we’re ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awash in sweets. Or we’re committed to avoiding fast food.

As 2020 approached, all of us, as always, drew up some ambitious resolutions. This was going to be our year. But two weeks later, most of us have given up—on going to the gym, eating healthy, and being productive, which are some of the things that make it to just about everybody’s resolution list every new year.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, has said government was for strengthening of community schools.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal has reiterated the government's commitment to increase the access of the poor citizens, marginalized sections and backward communities to justice.

Save for some road accidents and the tragic deaths they resulted in, Dashain—the longest festival celebrations in Nepal—has passed largely peacefully.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dismissed criticisms that from federal parliamentarians that remarked the government’s plans and policies for current fiscal year as ‘highly ambitious.’

KATHMANDU, May 23: US Ambassador to Nepal, Aliana B Teplitz, has commended the government's commitment to zero tolerance against corruption to curb the social malady.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, one of the two co-chairs to lead the newly formed Nepal Communist Party said that the party merger was guided by the need of Nepal and Nepali people.

WASHINGTON, April 29: President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said “things are going very well” as he prepares for an expected summit with the North’s Kim Jong Un.

BHAKTAPUR, April 26: German Development Bank (KfW) has pulled out of heritages reconstruction task.

The seventh edition of X-preneur, organized by Clock b Business Innovations, concluded on Sunday with keynote address by Urban Girl (UG) CEO Nikita Acharya at Kaffe Codes, Thapathali, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 7: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind said that India was willing to expand cooperation that was in line with Nepal’s priorities to ensure stability and economic prosperity in the Himalayan nation.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) continue to differ on two key issues pertaining to the proposed merger even as leaders from both sides on Thursday expressed a renewed commitment to formally unite the two left parties on April 22.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that he was committed to end all forms of terror, syndicates and corruption to usher Nepal into a wave of economic development and prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Nepal has noted that the new Constitution has given high-priority to democratic polity, pluralism and the rule of law while reiterating full commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights.

MAHENDRANAGAR/DHANUSHA, Feb 26: Province-2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut has made public an 11-point commitment letter for establishing good governance in the province.

DADELDHURA, Nov 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that security measures shall be tightened in order to stop the ongoing attack against candidates.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: “I used to till the field when I was young. The he-buffaloes that I used to plough field were young and energetic,” said CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.

Chinese officials in Beijing and Kunming last week expressed skepticism over Nepal's intention to wholeheartedly endorse the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). While many Chinese officials said they understood Nepal's tricky balancing act between India and China, they insisted that Nepal fully embraced BRI for its long-term prosperity.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel made public the 26-point commitment paper aimed at further streamlining the healthcare services in the country.

BUTWAL, June 19: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said the government is committed to strengthen the security system so that the people can exercise their voting rights in a free and peaceful manner in the second-phase local election on June 28.

MYAGDI, June 1: Dilip Sherchan, the newly elected Chairman of Ward No. 6 of Malika Rural Municipality has said that he would take needful initiative for reopening two copper mines at Bhirkhani of Okharbot in Myagdi district that were closed in 1979.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Sarbottam Das Dangol, the mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Centre) for Kathmandu Metropolitan City has unveiled his commitment paper organizing a news conference in the capital city on Saturday.

KHOTANG, April 23: The parties in the district have expressed joint commitment to hold the upcoming local polls in a friendly environment.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bimalendra Nidhi said that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is a serious global threat to humanity and urged for firm commitment at the highest level to stop terrorist acts and bring perpetrators to justice.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Power Summit 2016 concluded in Kathmandu on Friday with a commitment to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower in the next ten years.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has pledged to make his ministry corruption free and effective.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With a view to seeking a commitment from the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to take part in elections following the amendment, the government did not register the much-awaited constitution amendment bill in Parliament on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Leaders of the Madhes-based parties have said that seeking their commitments for participation in the elections prior to registering the constitution amendment bill could be only an excuse to delay the amendment.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Minister for Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that Nepal is committed to its long-held 'One-China' policy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Expressing concern over the commitment of the new government to Nepal’s long-held one-China policy, China has registered  strong objections with the government over ‘anti-China’ activities in Nepal in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation has come up with 29-point commitment paper in a bid to make its programs more effective.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Nepal has fared marginally better in the recently released Habitat Commitment Index (HCI), which tracks every country's performance record as against the commitments made during Habitat II in Istanbaul in1996.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed the commitment to perform the best that could be remembered for long.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal informed the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Wednesday about his candidature to the post of Prime Minister in accordance with the Article 298 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal and the Rule 49 (4) of the Legislature-Parliament Regulations, 2073 BS.