DANG, May 7: As most suggestions collected by the special committee formed to recommend the name of the capital of Province 5 are for naming Dang as the capital, the provincial assembly is in a fix whether to respect the majority.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Tribhuvan University (TU) to fix Rs 2.2 million as the fee for the MD (Medicinae Doctor), MS (Master of Surgery) and MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) courses in TU-affiliated medical colleges.

BIRATNAGAR, May 20: Difference in opinions of the party members and the indecisiveness of the provincial government have made the issue of fixing the capital of province 1 more critical.

KATHMANDU, April 29: A row over the lottery method to fix the tenure of 59 members of the National Assembly (NA) has stalled the upper house regulation.

MUGU, March 31: Eastern side of Mugum rural municipality has been cut off from communication services since one week after technical glitches shut down the only Nepal Telecom tower at Serong village.

We have planned to form a small and far-reaching cabinet in Province 1: Sherdhan Rai .

It’s actually very depressing but studies in Sweden found that sleep-deprived people were perceived as less attractive and sadder than well-rested people. But who’s not sleep-deprived these days, right? Studies again show that the average woman gets only six and a half hours a night, not the eight doctors say she requires.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The meetings of the lower and upper houses of parliament held separately on Tuesday fixed the date for the election of the speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) and chairman of the National Assembly (NA).

Leaders in fix over picking new prez, VP

February 18, 2018 07:13 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: With the election of a new president and vice president inching closer, the left alliance parties--CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center)--are founding it difficult to decide whether to continue with the existing president and vice presidents or pick new faces for the two posts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The government is  in a fix over the appointment of governors and fixing of temporary capitals of the seven provinces as the left alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is non-committal about forging an all-party consensus over these issues.

POKHARA, Jan 11: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Yagya Bahadur Thapa has said that the government does not have the right to determine the province capitals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has said that it is working to announce the temporary capitals of the provinces.

EC in a fix over NA polling locations

January 9, 2018 03:06 am

KATMANDU, Jan 9: With the government dillydallying to announce provincial capitals, the Election Commission (EC) is in a fix over fixing polling locations for the National Assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: In order to forge consensus to appoint provincial heads and temporary capitals, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has called a meeting at Office of the Prime Minister, Balwatar. Leaders from Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Maoist Center, Rastriya Janata Party and FSFN are participating in the meeting which started at 9 AM.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has said the news disseminated by some media on Tuesday that the government has fixed the temporary capitals of the provinces has drawn its attention.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: In a bid to fix temporary capitals for the federal provinces, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers prepared a list of the proposed seven provincial capitals, Tuesday.

EC in fix over PR seats for lower house

December 29, 2017 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Polarization among the political parties over the modality for electing the National Assembly has put the Election Commission (EC) in a fix over the allocation of proportional representation seats for the lower house of parliament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has found herself between a rock and a hard place as the political standoff over an election ordinance shows no signs of ending almost three weeks after the completion of the parliamentary and provincial elections.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Many countries including Nepal are in a fix as US President Donald Trump is exercising “coercive diplomacy” against countries not supporting his controversial move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

SIRAHA, Dec 6: Ineffective voter education in rural, as well as urban areas of Siraha, as increased the fear of invalid votes in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. Thousands of voters from this district will be taking part in Thursday's elections but many are still unaware about the voting process.

Voters in a fix due to party switchers

December 2, 2017 02:44 am

SARLAHI, Dec 1: Party-switching has been a common strategy of aspiring candidates during elections. However, this has put the voters in a dilemma as the same candidate is found chanting slogans of different political parties in different elections.

DHARAN, Nov 11: While parties across the country have already started their campaigns for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls, the candidates in Dharan are struggling to find proper agenda to woo the voters. The candidates are in a time pressure as the date for the elections is inching closer.

Court order leaves EC in a fix

October 27, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Election Commission (EC) is in a fix over its future course in holding scheduled parliamentary and provincial elections after the Supreme Court  (SC) sought details from the election body about the progress made in printing ballot papers for the elections.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: With the election of the provincial assemblies just a month away, the government is yet to decide about the capitals of the seven provinces, and this two years after the promulgation of the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday has decided to allocate the responsibly of deciding the purchasing price of the detailed project report (DPR) of Nijgadh-Kathmandu fast track project prepared by Indian Company IL&FS to the Directive Committee after studying the report's utility.

Servicing Bikes to Fix Life

September 3, 2017 11:10 am

Anurag Manandhar is a 28-year-old mechanic, who owns a workshop at Nagpokhari, Kathmandu. Originally from Melamchi, Anurag has been working as a mechanic for almost nine years now.

KATHMANDU, July 17: As Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba plans to expand his cabinet within a few days, he is struggling to cope with the pressure from ministerial aspirants in his own his party.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed concerned government authorities to fix water-logging on the streets in the Kathmandu Valley with urgency.

No quick fix

July 11, 2017 00:25 am

Madhesi leaders do disservice to their constituents when they time and again ask “Are we there, yet?”

LAHAN, March 29: With the deadline to register candidates for the second phase of local elections now just four days away, Madhesi parties opposing the polls are in dilemma whether to dedicate their time and resources planning for protests or to contest in the polls.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Parliament meeting on Thursday is set to fix the date for discussion on the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, according to the Parliament Secretariat.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) have finalized the list of mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates for Kathmandu Metropolitan City for the elections slated for May 14.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The major political parties have been unable to finalize the list of their candidates for the local polls slated for May 14 though there is less than an hour left before the process of candidacy nomination is set to begin.

The founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

Who to nominate? Parties in a fix

March 27, 2017 00:30 am

GULMI, March 27: With local-level elections on the horizon, discussions within political parties are under way on who to nominate for various posts of two municipalities and 10 rural municipalities in the district.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) formed with the mandate of finalizing the number of local units, special, autonomous and protected areas in accordance with the new federal setup submitted its report on Monday without fixing the special, autonomous and protected regions in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Even as the government has fixed May 14 as the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to begin ‘actual preparations’ for the local elections thanks to the government’s dillydallying in forging consensus among political parties. The EC also lacks crucial documents required for conducting elections.

According to a man who identifies himself online as WauchulaGhost, the president, vice president, and first lady are more vulnerable to hackers because of a basic Twitter security setting they're not using.

Police, Army fix summit clash

January 16, 2017 21:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Departmental teams Nepal Police Club and Tribhuvan Army Club have set the summit clash of the Second Ruslan Cup T20 cricket tournament after they registered impressive wins in the semifinal matches played on Monday at the TU grounds, Kirtipur.

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7: : Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made stunning fashionable debut at the red carpet of Oscars and Emmys last year, is having trouble in picking out an outfit for the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards ceremony here.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Tribhuvan Army Club secured a 4-1 win over local Prime Polyclinic Bijay Youth Club of Hetauda in extra time in the semifinal of the Second Tuborg Hetauda International Gold Cup Football Tournament on Friday . With the win, Army fixed Saturday's summit clash against A Division opponent Manang Marsyangdi Club.

DHADING, Dec 27: Chandri Maya Tamang broke her leg during the devastating earthquake last year. Over one and half years on, her condition has worsened instead of getting better. Tamang, a local of Jharlang village of Dhading, is bedridden and is seeking support for her treatment.

JHAPA, Dec 21: Food products prices in the market are ever increasing. Because of soaring prices of rice, pulse and vegetables, managing two meals a day has become a challenge for the poor. On the other hand farmers are forced to sell their produce at cheaper rates. Paddy farmers in Jhapa lament that due to the gross negligence of government bodies, every year they are deprived of returns from their produce.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Expressing concern over the move by the local restructuring commission to collect feedback to determine the number of local units, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers representing various Tarai districts have urged the commission to determine the number of local units only after holding consultations with the people in the districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Main opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the government should resign if it fails to immediately announce the date for holding elections.

JHAPA, Nov 30: An accident prone section of the east west highway has not been repaired even though it has claimed many lives. Locals lament that the road section in Birtamod, Jhapa has been triggering accidents on a regular basis and yet has failed to draw attention of the road department.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government and the Election Commission (EC) are at odds over who should have the rights to declare the date of periodic election.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The government and the Election Commission (EC) are at odds over who should reserve the rights to declare the date of periodic election.

A member of the Scottish Parliament from the Scottish National Party Colin Beattie, has put forward a motion calling for the British government to investigate and rectify an unorthodox issue: the weight of Toblerone bars.

MoE takes initaitive to fix land prices

November 17, 2016 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Ministry of Energy (MoE) has taken initiative to set land prices to acquire land needed for the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project.