KATHMANDU,Sept 20: We are marking the fourth anniversary of our constitution and it is now in the course of implementation. Some of the political parties were protesting when the constitution was promulgated on September 20, 2015. But it has been accepted by all as all sides have participated in the elections for the three tiers – federal, provincial and local- conducted as per this constitution.
KATHMANDU, July 12: The governments of all three levels, federal, state and local, and concerned authorities have been put on high alert with monsoon reaching its peak, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre under the Home Ministry.
KATHMANDU, March 31: The business community has expressed concerns over the “minimal homework” the government did to entice foreign and domestic investors in the federal set-up. Experts argue that there was a “lack of coordination” between federal and provincial governments to identify priority investment areas that would help provinces to grow.
KATHMANDU, March 28: Five senior staffers at the parliament secretariat have been adjusted at the provincial level ‘without their knowledge’. The adjustment of the staff took place breaching the due process, reportedly in the interest of top office bearers of the federal parliament.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal has slipped in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International despite the government’s frequent commitments to crack down on graft. The extent of corruption has worsened at a time when it was expected that the election of governments to federal, provincial and local levels would help reduce this social malaise.
JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 19: Despite several efforts, Province 2 is still struggling to settle the row over naming the province and fixing its permanent capital. On Friday, the commission formed for recommending the name and capital of the province organized a program for collecting suggestions.
SURKHET, Dec 5: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has expressed his confidence that the misunderstanding between Federal government and provincial ones would be resolved through the meeting of the Inter- Provincial Coordination Council.
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The federal government; and the province 1 council of ministers were apprised of the personal trip of province Chief Minister's Sherdhan Rai to Thailand and the United States of America, said Hikmat Karki, province minister for internal affairs and law.
A year after the country elected governments at the local level and over six months after the provincial and federal governments were formed, we have witnessed disputes and conflicts between three levels of governments over jurisdiction and exercise of powers granted by the constitution.
KATHMANDU, July 19: Although Nepal Police was among the first few state organizations to be federated in line with the new constitution, the delay on part of the federal government to come up with the Federal Police Act has left the security agency under confusion and uncertainty.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Finance Dr Yuwaraj Khatiwada has argued that the size of the newly unveiled budget-Rs 1.315 trillion-for the fiscal year 2018/19 was appropriate and balanced in view of federal structure of the country.
KATHMANDU, June 14: The meeting of the Council of Ministers today has recommended to the President to summon the joint meeting of the federal parliaments at 4:00 pm on 14 July for the purpose of joint meeting of the federal parliament and to pass the Rules of Procedure 2018.
SURKHET, June 11: Parliamentary Party leader of Nepali Congress (NC) of Karnali Province Jiban Bahadur Shahi has said that the policy and programmes of the Karnali Province was just an imitation of the federal government’s policy and programmes.
KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada tabled a budget of Rs 1.31 trillion in parliament Tuesday. This first full-fledged federal budget has emphasized job creation, allotted a third of the total budget for the provinces and local units.
KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada tabling the first full-fledged national budget at the joint session of Federal Parliament and National Assembly. The budget is expected to be around Rs 1.5 trillion, up from Rs 1.28 trillion in the curre
KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada is expected to try breathing new life into the economy, with his budget for fiscal year 2018/19 later Tuesday afternoon at the joint session of Federal Parliament.
KATHMANDU, May 5: The second session of the Federal Parliament, made up of the House of Representatives (lower house) and National Assembly (upper house), will convene at 4:00pm on May 6, Sunday at the International Convention Centre in New Baneshwar, said the Federal Parliamentary Secretariat.
KATHMANDU, April 23: The official trade union of civil servants has asked the government to immediately endorse the Federal Civil Service Act in order to make the recruitment, promotion, and transfer of civil servants and fixing their salaries more systematic in all the three tires of government in the new federal setup.
KATHMANDU, Mar 13: A total of 18 members of the federal and provincial parliaments were absent from today's election of President, according to the Election Commission. Of the total absentees, five represent the Federal Parliament, and 13 the Provincial Assemblies.
KATHMANDU, March 5: The session of the Federal Parliament has begun from Monday. The meetings of both the House of Representatives and National Assembly have started simultaneously. Mahantha Thakur chaired the meeting as a senior member.
KATHMANDU, March 5: The first meeting of the federal parliament is scheduled for Monday afternoon after the lawmakers took the oath of office and secrecy amidst a special function at International Conference Center in New Baneshwar on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting is all set to approve the statute for federal parliamentary party today. The meeting is underway at the Party Central Office, Sanepa from 9:00 AM.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The swearing in ceremony of federal parliamentarians has been scheduled for March 4, the Secretariat Federal Parliament said. The following day, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called the first session of the federal parliamentarians at 4 PM in International Conference Center, New Baneshwor.
Yubaraj Khatiwada, former governor of Nepal Rastra Bank and former vice-chairman of National Planning Commission, was involved in drafting election manifesto of the Left Alliance. He is also thought of as a key architect of economic policies to be adopted by the upcoming government. What does the left governance have in store vis-à-vis Nepal’s economy and its economic relation with foreign donors? Mahabir Paudyal and Sagar Ghimire met the veteran economist to discuss a range of economic issues.