KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Reconstruction of Durbar High School, the oldest school of Nepal that was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, has formally kicked off, with Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel and Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong jointly unveiling the reconstruction project amid a function on the school premises on Friday.

PHSC meet begins at Singha Durbar

August 1, 2018 18:04 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has started at Singha Durbar. The meeting is likely to decide the fate of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi as the new chief justice of the country.

Search for Common Ground and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a joint press meet to announce the airing of the season of the TV series of ‘Singha Durbar’, at the Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka on Friday. The 13-episode TV series is scheduled to debut through Nepal Television from 8:50 pm, Saturday.

KATHMANDU, JULY 20: Heritage conservation activists have staged a protest against the decision of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to demolish Bag Durbar, a neoclassical architectural palace in the capital that also served as KMC's main office, instead of retrofitting it. About 40 conservation activists gathered in front of KMC office on Friday, demanding that the metropolis withdraw its decision to demolish the building.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Three years after the April 2015 earthquakes, the government has started tearing down the quake-damaged historic Durbar High School for the purpose of reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Police on Tuesday briefly detained 25 human rights activists associated with the Human Rights and Peace Society (Hurpes) who were staging sit-in protests near Singha Durbar against the government decision to ‘curtail democratic freedoms’.

ROLPA, July 5: Locals of Kareti, Rolpa seem greatly disappointed with those who claim that they have been providing the facilities of 'Singha Durbar' in the remote areas of the country. Earlier, the residents of Kareti had to walk for three hours to receive any kinds of government service but now they are obliged to walk for six to seven hours to the rural municipality.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Heritage conversation activists have warned to knock the door of the court if the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office does not withdraw its decision to demolish Bag Durbar, the neoclassical architectural palace which also served as KMC main office, instead of retrofitting it.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Indifference on the part of the Home Ministry and the National Planning Commission to relocate their logistics and goods stored in Singha Durbar, the main building which housed the central secretariat of the government until the 2015 earthquakes, has hampered the National Reconstruction Authority's recent move to carry out survey for retrofitting the century-old place.

Search for Common Ground - Nepal (Search) is back with season 2 of the critically acclaimed TV series, ‘Singha Durbar’. According to the press statement issued by Search for Common Ground – Nepal, season 2 of the TV series is being directed, Nabin Subba, through production partner, Shubha Media Home Pvt Ltd.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a temporary order to halt the construction of a building belonging to Maharjan Business Associates Pvt Ltd on the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

KATHMANDU, April 21: 13th Darbar Marg Street Festival was organized on Saturday to mark Nepali New Year 2075.

Singha Durbar goes solar

April 10, 2018 19:19 pm

KATHMANDU, April 10: Singha Durbar, the administrative center of the federal government, has been formally powered with over 1-megawatt solar energy from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 10 : After Prime Minister KP Oli expressed utter dissatisfaction over the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA)'s indecision about the fate of Singha Durbar, which houses the central secretariat of the government, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority Yubaraj Bhusal is under pressure to decide whether to retrofit the structure or demolish the damaged portions and rebuild anew.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Police have arrested the prime suspect of the gang-rape of a girl that took place some two months ago at Landmark Hotel, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu. Shailesh Karki was arrested from Durbar Marg on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Reluctance of government agencies to pursue the case of tax evasion against nine outlets of 'branded' goods in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, has been putting off the case from being closed.

JUMLA, Feb 16: After the successful completion of the local elections conducted for the first time in 20 years, the locals were expecting a sea change in governance. However, even after almost a year after the elections, they lament that the new government under a federal setup has failed to impress the people so far.

JUMLA, Feb 13: After the successful completion of the local elections conducted for the first time in 20 years, the locals were expecting a sea change in governance. However, even after almost a year after the elections, they lament that the new government under a federal setup has failed to impress the people so far.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Ministers representing the CPN (Maoist Center) have stopped going to office after they were rendered without portfolio on September 18.  They also do not have any business going out in the field in their official capacity as they do not hold any ministerial portfolio.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Not all foreign tourists coming to the Kathmandu Valley visit all three Durbar Squares of the Valley -- Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan -- according to tourist records.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Traders of the upscale Durbar Marg area of Kathmandu have resumed their businesses after closing down since Thursday to protest the sealing of some stores by the government.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The two leading umbrella organizations of the private sector are now intensifying their lobbies for the protection of their members of Durbar Marg who have been accused of fleecing consumers by charging exorbitant prices on ‘branded goods’.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Traders have shut down their businesses in Durbar Marg for an ‘indefinite period’ to protest the government’s raid conducted on some of the outlets on Monday and Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, September 7: Protesting against the government raid in branded outlets in the area, the Durbar Marg based retail outlets have pulled their shutters down on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Ministry of Supplies has sealed four shops selling branded items in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, on Monday. Issuing a statement, the ministry said an inspection team led by the Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal found the shops conning consumers.

JAJARKOT, Aug 31: Mahendra Bahadur Shah was elected the chairman of Barkot Rural Municipality of Jajarkot district in the first phase of local elections on May 14. Before the elections, he had rigorously campaigned for bringing all rights of the district headquarters and Singha Durbar to the local level. However, after four months of being elected, he is now realizing a bitter reality - he may have promised something he can never deliver.

What differentiated child participants from young boys substituting cows during the Gaijatra festival in Basantapur were artificial mustaches, lipsticks and extra-thick mascara worn by the latter.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Most of the political parties had strongly mentioned in their election manifestos that various rights and authorities exercised by the Singha Durbar would be taken to the local levels, suiting the changed context.

GULMI, June 30: Nepali Congress has won the elections in Gulmi Durbar Rural Municipality.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has convened a meeting of leaders from ruling coalition as well as disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN). The meeting is underway at PM's Office, Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is holing a meeting with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) at Singha Durbar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Japan has provided financial and technical assistance worth over Rs 8 million to Nepal for the reconstruction of Patan Durbar Square.

BHAKTAPUR, April 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday visited the local Durbar Square site where there are different heritages enlisted in the world heritage site.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Believe it or not, most of the quake-stricken schools are still continuing classes in makeshift tents in the capital city two years after the massive earthquake struck Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Chinese Defence Minister and State Councilor, General Chang Wanquan, today visited the Basantapur Durbar Square where various heritages enlisted in World Heritage site were damaged by the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation has come up with a proposal to manage sewage to be discharged from Singha Durbar, country's main administrative station, internally.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has formed a committee and tasked it to retrofit the main building of Singha Durbar that used to earlier house the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defense and the National Planning Commission, among other government offices.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A meeting between experts and the officials from the Department of Archaeology (DoA) and National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) decided to carry out further studies to assess the damage of Singha Durbar caused by the April 2015 earthquake.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Amid the ongoing debate over whether to retrofit or rebuild the Singha Durbar, the Department of Archaeology (DoA) has set up a new plan to conduct further study of the administrative building which was damaged during the April 2015 earthquake.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 22: The reconstruction of ancient monuments and of those with archaeological importance on the premises of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square that were ravaged by the earthquake of April 25, 2015 has been expedited.

Samsung Digital Plaza in Durbar Marg

November 8, 2016 20:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Samsung Electronics has opened its flagship store, Samsung Digital Plaza, at Durbar Marg.

Puma opens new store in Durbar Marg

October 25, 2016 20:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Puma has opened its new store at Durbar Marg, Kathmandu.

PALPA, Oct 4: The arrival of tourists has picked up after the Palpa Durbar was turned into a museum.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called a meeting of the three major political parties to dwell on the reconstruction of the local bodies on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: A fire has broken out in a shoe showroom at Durbar Marg on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: A group of conservationists have restored two windows of a centuries-old building located inside the Patan Durbar Square following three years of continuous efforts.

Open Singha Durbar

August 30, 2016 00:25 am

How can Nepal, which has enacted RTI Act, deny its citizens access to the office of their representatives?

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that he would inspect and monitor the functioning of the government by staying inside the administrative building Singha Durbar instead of attending formal programmes frequently.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The government has decided to retrofit three of the four blocks of Singha Durbar, the historical building which incorporates traditional arts, architecture and artifacts, and falls within the country's central administrative area in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 29:A parliamentary sub-committee has suggested to the government to focus on beautification of Singha Durbar area.