Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) called an urgent meeting on Friday to draw attention of concerned bodies to a planned law that would 'further discourage consumption and marketing of alcohol'.

KATHMANDU, July 11: At a time when there are concerns from various quarters that the government is bent on curbing civil liberties and controlling domestic and international non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs), Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that the government has no intention of curbing or discouraging participation of various stakeholders including civil society organizations in development efforts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6:  Amid fears that party cadres from the districts that witnessed the first phase of elections could move to other districts to unduly influence the polls, authorities have taken pre-emptive measures to discourage such unnecessary movement ahead of the second phase polls scheduled for Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: At a time when the Ministry of Commerce has proposed to discourage import of nine products, mostly luxury goods, to narrow down widening trade deficit, economists have suggested that the government move ahead wisely to get expected result rather than just making it an act of market intervention.

KOHALPUR, Nov 6: In its attempt to minimize corruption, the Transport Management Office (TMO), Nepalganj has kept its officials and service seekers under the surveillance of 11 CCTV cameras.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5:While expressing concern over the use of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP) as a tool to silence media on issues of corruption, the Sydney-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Asia-Pacific has urged Nepal to ensure a mechanism to discourage such false lawsuits aimed at critical voices and investigative journalism.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has denounced the defamation case filed against Nagarik Daily by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Managing Director Gopal Khadka. Issuing a press statement on Sunday, the umbrella organization of Nepali journalists working across the country said the defamation case is a planned attempt to discourage the media from exposing corruption and irregularities and create terror in the media sector.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a directive order against animal sacrifice during Gadhimai festival calling on the government to discourage the tradition of sacrificing animals in the name of pleasing gods.