KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister has appointed Rajukumar Khatri as a member of Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

KATHMANDU, June 7: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has been dragged into controversy once again for allegedly using an “unauthorized person” to draft the budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2023/24.

Resolve constitutional ambiguities

December 20, 2022 07:45 am

The decision of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to provide only seven days for political parties to stake claim for the new government leadership has courted a serious controversy in the wider political circle.

Fresh recruitment of Nepali youths into the Indian Army to resume only after reaching consensus among all political parties

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 15: Tiger Palace Resort which has been accused of encroaching upon government land has once again courted a controversy. Silver Heritage Group has invested in the hotel.

Kedar Ghimire aka Maagne Buda has apologized over the rising controversy created due to the trailer video of episode 10 from  his directorial debut comedy show, ‘comedy hub’.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The decision of the Indian government to introduce a scheme called ‘Agnipath’, which will apply to Gorkha recruitment as well beginning this year, has become controversial in Nepal as its impact on Nepali society becomes clear.

DemandKATHMANDU, Oct 23: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has landed in a fresh controversy after former CJs raised questions over his professional integrity and commitment to uphold the independence of the judiciary. parliament fulfill its constitutional obligation if he does not step down

Comedy of errors of communist rule

February 3, 2021 07:00 am

The very party chief who boasted so much about having two-thirds majority dissolved the parliament and called for next elections, again, to secure the two-thirds majority.

Amid reports of massive conversion of Hindus into Christianity in the rural and impoverished parts of the country, critics have raised alarm over a Christian organization's sponsorship of the show.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection (DoCSCP) on Monday fixed the maximum retail price of the bottled water, which has dragged the regulator into a controversy.

A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter during a trip to celebrate with Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, on being granted Greek citizenship.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepal Army (NA) has been dragged into a controversy again. It is not because of the national army's own doings, though.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Wednesday said controversy is not always a bad word and a contrarian view point is relevant to society. Bhatt, is the showrunner of ‘Dil Jaise Dhadke... Dhadakane Do’, which revolves around a godman (Rahul Azam) and two children whose souls have been damned by destiny.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has faced harsh criticism on social media for his ongoing visit to Australia to promote the Visit Nepal Year 2020 at a time when the country is reeling under the worst bushfire emergency in history.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The proposed Constitutional Council Ordinance, which ignited controversy for its provision to exclude the main opposition leader from a crucial decision-making process, has become void following the summoning of the parliament session by the president. President Bidya Bhandari has summoned the winter session of parliament for next week.

LONDON, Dec 2: Facebook says it has removed a Conservative Party ad that used BBC news footage on the grounds that it infringed on intellectual property rights.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The government's announcement to decorate five physicians involved in treatment of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with the second highest civilian award has courted controversy, with many asking whether such state honors was becoming means of appeasement for the political elite.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Events after Saturday evening in Nepalgunj, where Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai was shouted at by passengers onboard Buddha Air flight to Kathmandu, have suddenly escalated.

Roman Polanski’s new film “An Officer and a Spy”, a portrayal of the notorious Dreyfus Affair in 19th-century France, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Friday to renewed controversy over the director, given his conviction for a sex crime.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Shalikram Pudasaini, a journalist from Chitwan was found hanging from the ceiling of a hotel in Chitwan earlier this month.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its serious concerned over the news of the central office of the ruling Nepal Communist Party illegally situated in government land.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Nearly five months after a controversial statement issued by one of its top leaders in favor of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has once again courted controversy with its sister organization hosting a Venezuelan youth delegation of the ruling party that includes Maduro junior.

KATHMANDU, July 7: With at least six key bills on hold in parliament following widespread criticisms, stakeholders and members of the general public are now asking what the government's next move will be .

KATHMANDU, July 4: Following widespread controversy over the convening of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) in Kathmandu, all preparations related to the event have been put on hold until further notification from the government.

Govt withdraws Guthi bill

June 18, 2019 16:58 pm

KATHMANDU, June 18: The government has decided to withdraw the controversial Guthi bill. Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal informed during the press meet.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A controversial bill on the management of lands belonging to Guthis (religious and social trusts) has drawn widespread criticism, with lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties demanding its withdrawal.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The government’s latest pick for ambassadors to four countries has courted serious controversy as those nominated for the positions lack any diplomatic experience or expertise in the field.

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 20:  A meeting of the management board of Sajha Prakashan held on Tuesday approved the resignation of Dolindra Sharma as general manager.

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.

The body that hands out the Oscars on Friday sought to distance itself from a furor over the Academy Award nomination of a film about two boys who murdered a British toddler in 1993.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: BYD, the world-renowned electric vehicle manufacturer of China, has landed in controversy in Nepal after vehicles it supplied to the government here were found substandard.

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 25: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Devendra Poudel has said that any issues related to the Head of the State should not be dragged into 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.

NEW DELHI, Nov 8: Indian cricket star Virat Kohli has stirred controversy in his homeland after telling fans who don’t support the national team to leave the country and “live somewhere else.”

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, April 23: As the dates for the South Asian Games (SAG) and Asian Games are on the horizon, taekwondo has been dragged into dispute concerning the selection of players for the games.

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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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The visit by Myanmar’s Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing has courted controversy in Kathmandu as the general prepares to wrap up his four-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday.

EC's 'election quiz' courts controversy

December 4, 2017 03:30 am

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.