KATHMANDU, May 20: Under enormous pressure from national and international media watchdogs, the ruling Nepal Communist Party has started internal discussions hinting at revising harsh press laws that contradict the constitution.
KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has courted controversy on social media for calling the Nepal Government 'Mero Sarkar' (My government) during her speech at the Federal Parliament while unveiling the government's policies and programs for the fiscal year 2019-20.
KATHMANDU, March 5: A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) on Tuesday ended inconclusively after it failed to make a concrete decision on the fate of proposed commissioner for Muslim Commission, Samim Miya Ansari.
NUWAKOT, Dec 11: Widening and repairing of the Galchhi- Trishuli - Mailung - Rasuwagadhi road, one of the national pride projects has come to a halt due to a controversy on the compensation amount. The project that kicked off on December 16, 2016, was supposed to complete in 22 months. However, due to protests from the locals over the amount of compensation paid to them for the land acquisition it remains in limbo. Concerned officials claim that the project might not meet its present deadline if the ongoing protests are not settled. As per the new deadline, the project should complete before February 17.
SURKHET, Dec 10: Upendra Koirala’s appointment as the vice chancellor of the Mid-western University (MWU) was his fifth political appointment. Like in his previous political appointments at various government offices, his fifth appointment as vice chancellor is not free from controversy.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The visit of Province 1 Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai to the United States of America following his medical checkup in Thailand has courted controversy back home after he was found not receiving due permission from the federal government for the visits.
KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Dr Pushpa Chaudhari, who had fallen into controversy related to the Kathmandu National Medical College, has been transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Dr Chaudhari has been accused of playing a supportive role to illegally grant permission to the medical college to run a hospital.
KATHMANDU, July 25: Rautahat District Cricket Association (RDCA) has said that there was lack of transparency on the selection of Province 2 squad for the second Inter Provincial Prime Minister Cup (PM Cup), which was held in Kathmandu from May 27 to June 11.
KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has started investigating a controversy surrounding the results of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) published on Saturday.
JANAKPUR, May 14: Province 2 Chief Minister (CM) Lalbabu Raut has courted controversy for criticizing the country’s constitution and the government during his speech in front of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Janakpur last week. Last Friday, Raut made a speech at a civic felicitation at Rangabhumi grounds of Jankapur to welcome the Indian prime minister.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Although the Indian side has dubbed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's trip to Nepal a goodwill visit in line with the tradition of high-level political exchanges between the two neighbors, many political leaders in Nepal including former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai have termed the visit as “ill-timed.”
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli has courted serious controversy after he allegedly issued a death threat against senior advocate Surendra Bhandari, who recently pleaded on behalf of Dr Gobinda KC in a contempt of court case.
KATHAMNDU, Jan 6: Utilizing resources to optimum capacity is the rule of thumb while fixing the installed capacity of any hydropower plant. But fixing such capacity for Tamakoshi-3 Hydropower Project has caused controversy.
KATMANDU, Dec 4: The Election Commission (EC)'s election quiz - the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) - prepared as a part of voters' education has courted controversy after CPN-UML questioned its content.
Reecha Sharma didn't have to comment like she has been cheated or double-crossed by the viewers. Her movie ‘Aadha Love’ didn’t work because if failed in entertainment quotient or impressing the critics. A movie made on ill-practiced ancient social values ‘Jhola’ was liked and loved by masses. Similarly, ‘Soongava’ represented women in Nepal like never before. It was critically acclaimed too.
VALENCIA, Nov 27: Barcelona’s Jordi Alba haunted his former club Valencia with a stunning late equalizer in a 1-1 draw on Sunday in a top-of-the-table Liga clash that preserved the Catalan side’s four-point lead but was overshadowed by a ‘goal’ that was not given.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairperson and general manager (GM) of Sajha Prakashan, has courted yet another controversy. This time Sharma has been accused of taking the controversial decision of appointing an employee hired on contract to the post of administration chief of the state-owned publishing house.
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Courting controversy back home, President Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for the United Arab Emirates on Monday on a four-day official visit at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
BIRATNAGAR, Nov 4: Radha Krishna Chimariya, an industrialist from Calcutta, India used to run a large jute mill at Katihar city near Nepal-India border. Haridwari Malla used to work as a manager of the mill. The area, being near the Koshi River, was good for jute farming. Malla took a go-down on lease in Biratnagar, bordering town of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 31: At a time when the Ministry of Education (MoE) has formed a panel to probe into the alleged irregularities at Sajha Prakashan, a seven-member team including three board members of the state-owned publishing house is visiting Japan from August 9 to 16 under the sponsorship of Sajha Prakashan.
DANG, May 1: Seven central members of CPN (Maoist Center) have submitted a joint resignation citing 'great disappointment' over the party's decision to give tickets to some 'controversial' candidates for mayoral posts of Bagchaur Municipality, Salyan.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Election Commission (EC) has finally dropped its plan to purchase electronic voting machines from UK-based electronics supply firm Smartmatic, following a series of controversies sparked by its plan.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: As the ‘quiet’ negotiations by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav for the purchase of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) start courting serious controversy, it is learnt that Smartmatic, the company with which the negotiations are being held, was found to have a questionable background.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Ending a months-long delay, Tribhuvan University (TU) on Sunday appointed Prof. Dr. Keshav Prasad Singh to the post of dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the crucial body for granting affiliations to medical colleges and for decidng the number of seats for students at such colleges.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Tribhuvan University (TU) is likely to appoint dean at the Institute of Medicine on the basis of political interest. This will not satisfy Dr Govinda KC of TU Teaching Hospital, who has warned to launch fast-onto-death strike from Saturday if the dean is not appointed on the basis of seniority.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The students who plagiarize or hire others to prepare their thesis work that is mandatory for the completion of master's degree at Tribhuvan University (TU) will have a tough time defending it as the university is planning to have a system in place within a few months to make a more intense scrutiny of the academic work.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Help Nepal Sports Club registered a hard fought victory over Nepal Police Club on Friday in the Third NVA Cup Women and Men's Volleyball Tournament which saw the play stop for an hour due to controversial referee decision.
KATHMANDU, July 5: The controversy over an Indian couple allegedly doctoring photos to get a certificate for successfully scaling Mt Everest has exposed real flaws in the process of issuing such certificates to climbers.
MUMBAI, July 2: Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is playing one of the lead roles in Shrish Kunder directorial “Kriti”- film that is facing controversy over copyright issues, says it was hurtful to hear someone calling you a “thief”.