Govt. needs to be serious: Dr Koirala

January 14, 2020 12:36 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 14: Nepali Congress central member Dr. Shekhar Koirala has said that the government should become serious to not allow the situation of the country to deteriorate further.

Children's Act to be amended soon

January 13, 2020 14:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The government is set to amend the Act Relating to Children that aims to free Nepal of street children. Efforts were underway to amend the Act, said Chandra Kumar Ghimire, Secretary of the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens.

KANKAI, Jan 10: State-1 governor Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi' has said the government has not made any discrimination in the education sector in the name of the community and private schools.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Government of Nepal has expressed its serious concerns on recent developments in the West Asian region.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: A bill, which is on the verge of endorsement by the lower house of parliament, may pave the way for the government to shut down social media sites at any time and under any pretext, according to experts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The agitating sugarcane farmers on Thursday served a seven-day ultimatum to the government to address their demands at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A joint House committee on Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of State’s Directive Principles, Polices and Responsibilities has directed the government to issue a new political map of the country by including the Indian-encroached Nepali areas including Limpiyadhura.

The year of the Yeti

December 31, 2019 08:30 am

For a few days, yours truly had been searching for the topic to write something or anything about. You see this scribbler is not some great writer, who can write a masterpiece in a jiffy, in a manner that a magician brings out all sorts of objects as per the demand from the audience.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The government has decided to observe the 22nd Earthquake Safety Day meaningfully.

Preparation on to open Ratna Temple

December 19, 2019 12:36 pm

KASKI, Dec 19: The government has stepped up its preparation to keep Pokhara-based Ratna Temple open for public in view of the English New Year 2020.

Rage against road accidents

December 17, 2019 11:18 am

Road accident is rising astronomically, and along with it, the death tolls and injuries but the country does not seem to have made any serious efforts to save people’s lives from these largely preventable accidents. This is a national tragedy and a national shame too. It is estimated that around seven accidents happen in Nepal every day and around seven persons are dying every day.

SARLAHI, Nov 28: Farmers who have been facing problems time and again in receiving payments from sugar mills now feel cheated by the government. The government has made several announcements to punish those mills that do not make timely payment. But the government itself has not given the subsidy money even after a year has already passed.

Nov 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 25, 2019 18:00 pm

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DANG, Nov 25: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has accused the incumbent government of reversing the democratic norms and values one after another.

POKHARA, Nov 22: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday said that Prime Minister KP Oli’s nationalism has turned lampasarbad (inertia).

Nov 19: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 19, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Industrialists and entrepreneurs on Sunday criticized the government for imposing heavy taxes in the name of collecting hefty revenues.

Kuwait's government submits resignation

November 14, 2019 17:43 pm

KUWAIT, Nov 14 : Kuwait’s prime minister has submitted his cabinet’s resignation to the ruling emir of the Gulf Arab state, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Nov 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 11, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The government is likely to implement the 'Youth in Agriculture' program from December.

When will it end?

November 5, 2019 02:00 am

In yet another deadly road accident in Sindhupalchok district at least one and half a dozen people have lost their lives and over 50 persons sustained injuries when a passenger bus en route to Kathmandu from Dolkha plunged into the Sunkoshi River. The cause of the accident is over-speeding and overloading as in most such cases of road accidents. All seats in the bus were occupied, and 20-25 passengers were standing, according to the survivors. Most of these passengers were returning to Kathmandu after Tihar celebrations. Sindhupalchok accident is the latest in the series of bus accidents happening in the country. Nearly every month, people lose their lives to road accidents. According to the data released by Nepal Police in May this year, road accidents killed 11,005 people across the country during the last five years and altogether 19,877 people were seriously injured in such accidents. The data shows that road accidents have been increasing every year—at the rate of 28 percent. These are the alarming records and yet the government bodies, including Nepal Police, have not been able to do much about controlling such accidents.

Why media must be free

November 5, 2019 01:30 am

Media deserve talk. In modern democratic dialogue, it has been customary to frequently debate over media quality, performance and related issues. Media freedom, media diversity and media equality are closely related terms in vogue. These three elements, when enhanced, add to the strength and quality of one another; they become the cornerstones not only of advanced media performance but also of a full-fledged democracy. As integral elements, they identify a democratic society in its true form. However, misunderstanding these elements will result in their misuse, with dire consequences beyond measurement.

Limitations of liberty

November 3, 2019 01:00 am

“Hami Yestai Ta Ho Ni Bro.” When this “rap” music video first came out, I was immediately dissuaded to see it. I have never been an avid fan of the genre and particularly not of the artist, “Vten”. But when I did finally see it, after the chatter it caused on social media—I did not enjoy it, but this wasn’t new. Most of the “rap music” Nepali “rappers” produce repulse everyone. I did not, however, see a case to arrest him, on any charges that I, at the time, knew of.

Kathmandu, Oct 22: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has said government will charge to every criminal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Accusing Sajha Yatayat of changing the specifications document provided by the government for the procurement of electric buses, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has blocked the purchase of a fleet of the clean-mode vehicles.

GORKHA, Oct 15: The reconstruction of government buildings in Barpak, Gorkha, that were severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake, has been picking up pace of late.

CHAUTARA, Sept 30: Spokesperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has asserted that the government should perform to live up to the people's expectations.

NC should be industrious: leader Poudel

September 26, 2019 13:17 pm

DANG, Sept 26: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has opined that it's high time for NC to review why the NC got defeated in the three-tier election.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The main opposition Nepali Congress staged a demonstration against the government in the capital on Tuesday.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 23: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal said the government was delivering its performances in a required pace.

Social protection programs are generally popular: they are important instruments of wealth redistribution and even if they are not considered equalizers, they are programs in the right direction.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The advance ticket booking for Dashain festival opened on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The government organized a special function at Tudikhel in the heart of the capital to observe the Constitution Day also known as the National Day, marking the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of the historic constitution.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Lawmakers on Tuesday drew the attention of the government on various matters of public concern.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has decided not to increase the public transport fare before the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that there was no alternative to strengthening the current governance system and serving people.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government over the recent incidents of acid attacks on girls.

Kathmandu, Sept 6: Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (Unified) has blamed the government that it failed to work for the people.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has warned the government to stop issuing unwanted pressure on the constitutional bodies.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 1: Ruling and the opposition party lawmakers have accused the government of failing to control Dengue outbreak in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 1: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel said on Sunday that the government is making preparations to set up well-equipped libraries at all local bodies.

DOLAKHA, Sep 1: The government has started preparations for opening a tender bid for linking Nepali road to China via Lamabagar of Dolakha district.

Managing wastes

September 1, 2019 01:30 am

Unmanaged waste has adverse impact on public health and economy. The government should manage it properly

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The government has registered Media Council Bill 2075 at the National Assembly on Thursday.

Who stole the wildlife parts?

August 26, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal’s old palaces, many of which today house government offices, are also the repository of valuable antiques.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Aug 25: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has instructed the government employees at Sandhikharka in the district to discharge their duties effectively and render services to service-seekers swiftly.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Ruling and opposition party lawmakers on Sunday urged the government to control the 'unwanted activities' of former King Gyanendra Shah and his son Paras.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: In a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) today, Upper House member Bhairabh Sundar Shrestha drew the attention of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa towards initiating police investigation into the death of a student of the Korean language course at the Kirtipur-based Valley Institute.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Nepali Congress lawmaker Jitendra Narayan Dev has urged the government to make an official position public on the Kashmir issue.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The government has decided to accept a grant assistance of USD 100 million pledged by various donor agencies.