KATHMAMDU, May 4: President Bidya Bhandari’s choice of the phrase ‘mero sarkar’ (my government) while unveiling the government policy and program in parliament on Friday has met with criticism ‘for using words like the monarchs’.

British-Indian actor Dev Patel has revealed he is tired of being criticised for "stealing" roles from "real" Indian actors.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A new provision in the Foreign Employment Bill that envisages doubling the amount of guarantee for granting license to foreign employment agency has drawn flak from foreign employment firms.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The government has registered the much-talked-about Medical Education Bill in parliament, laying the ground for hospitals owned by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders and businessmen loyal to the party to  run medical colleges of their own.

KALIKOT, June 21: Local government bodies in the district have drawn flak for not being transparent and abiding by law.

KATHMANDU, June 18: A draft of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) prepared by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has drawn flak for proposing to make Mathematics as an optional subject in grades 11 and 12 of the science stream.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Customers have accused Kumari Pati-based Cherry Ladies Fashion Wear of swindling customers by evading taxes.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The World Bank’s credit of US$ 200 million (Rs 20.6 billion) to Nepal for financing federalism in the country has landed into controversy.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The suggestion made by the European Union Election Observation Mission to exclude Khas/Arya from the "quota system" has drawn criticism from various quarters, including from top political leaders, former bureaucrats and ordinary people.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 6: Khimu Maya Pathak of Kohalpur Municipality - 11 had been waiting for  news about her husband ever since  he disappeared at the hands of state security forces during the  Maoist insurgency 18 years ago. The wait has suddenly ended but this has only left her extremely disheartened.

Sitaula takes flak for NC's loss in Jhapa

December 15, 2017 05:30 am

JHAPA, Dec 15: Krishna Prasad Sitaula had transformed himself into an influential leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) through election victories in Jhapa. The recently concluded parliamentary election, however, has become a bitter experience for him as he lost the election. To add insult to injury, Sitaula has been blamed for the loss of other NC candidates in the district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: A three-point agreement reached between CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and a section of the Badarmude bomb blast victims has drawn flak from various quarters including  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Maoist insurgency victims' groups.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: At a time when the Election Commission (EC) has sought clarifications from some broadsheet newspapers for publishing an advertisement with a picture of CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli soliciting votes, the government has taken some mysterious decisions on the expansion of roads and announcement of public holidays.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15:  Tribhuvan University (TU) is not happy over the bringing of the Rajarshi Janak University (RJU) Act that has drawn flak from stakeholders over the issues of accreditation and acquisition of property belonging to TU.

KATHMANDU, August 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has drawn criticism back in Nepal for assuring India about constitutional amendment at a joint press conference held with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in the course of his ongoing state visit to India.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Consumer right activists have said that consumers are not benefiting from falling oil prices in the international market.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Election experts have said that a series of compromises made by the Election Commission (EC) over enforcement of the election code of conduct has raised a question mark over the credibility of the constitutional election body.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Two leading professional bodies of the private sector have criticized the decision of Nepal Drug Importers Association (NDIA) to stop import of different medicines as part of its protest against the government.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki has been under fire from various quarters, of late.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Lawmakers have criticized the Department of Roads (DoR) for its failure to take any action against contractors of different bridge projects who have not been found in the site for years.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The decision of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to distribute bonus to its staffers has drawn flak from tourism entrepreneurs.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Lawmakers have criticized the government's decision to provide Rs 5 million as treatment expense to former Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sujata Koirala flouting a parliamentary committee's directions.

TU dean appointments draw flak

September 21, 2016 02:44 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 21:  Tribhuvan University (TU) has appointed deans of six faculties for three months against its tradition of appointing deans for four years.

POKHARA, Sept 5: The government's preparation to limit 'tourist vehicle service' only to foreigners has saddened tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara.

New education act draws flak

June 29, 2016 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, June 29:The recently endorsed Education Act has drawn criticisms from several quarters.