KATHMANDU, June 25: The government has announced applications for Nepali workers to be sent to conflict-torn Israel.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Speaker Devraj Ghimire has instructed the government to address the matters raised in the House of Representatives.

Communication Minister Sharma, who is also the government's spokesperson, stated that there would be no objection to operating TikTok or any other social media platforms if they comply with the Nepali laws and are acceptable to society.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The Election Commission (EC) has sought cooperation from government and other stakeholders to hold by-election in a free, fair and credible manner. The by-election is scheduled for April 27.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The government has been reluctant to fulfill its commitment to provide the promised amount of subsidies across several sectors, resulting in a significant accumulation of unpaid dues for the affected businesses.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The government has failed to fulfill its commitment to pay the dairy farmers within the agreed period.

JUMLA, April 8: People in Jumla have lately been attracted to the Health Insurance Program initiated by the government.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Economists have urged the government to come up with a realistic budget while announcing the financial plan for the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The government has decided to establish the Labor Court within the Kathmandu Valley instead of specifically in the Kathmandu District.

POKHARA, April 3: Gandaki Province Chief Dilli Raj Bhatta has issued a call for the formation of a majority government in Gandaki Province.  Province Chief Bhatta has set a deadline of seven days for this purpose.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The government has revealed that only 27 per cent of the total population of the country has access to pure drinking water.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The government is to take an effective diplomatic move to take back the Nepali territory of Limpiyadhura, Lipulek, Kalapani, Susta, and other sites.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The government and the protesting victims of microfinance finance institutions struggle committee are continuing their talks for the second consecutive day on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Tourism entrepreneurs have alleged that the government's tendency to announce tourism campaigns for gaining popularity without making necessary plans to implement the campaign has failed to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The government has proposed an increase in fines for traffic violations, ranging from 50 to 150 percent. This proposal is part of the draft of the Bill, 2080 BS, which aims to establish new regulations for vehicles and transportation.

End of Prachanda

March 11, 2024 09:00 am

It will be stupidity to talk about communist unity sans Madhav Kumar Nepal. Seeking to have Nepal and Oli in one place will be like mixing oil with water. And Rabi Lamichhane is another character to manage. Realizing the possible hurdles Prachanda is proposing for dubai haat ma ladoo concept, ie, PM to hold both home and finance ministerial portfolios.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has declared its reluctance to immediately participate in the government.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has finalized the names of four ministers who are set to join the government from the party.

KATHMANDU, March 3: After embarking on a 23-day-long journey, victims of loan sharks, who arrived in Kathmandu on February 22, are continuing their protests for the second straight week.

KATHMANDU, March 2: A person called 'A' was murdered. 'B' was accused of the murder and a murder case was filed against him. The court sentences 'B' to life imprisonment, which means 25 years in jail. However, that person escapes or disappears. He does not serve the sentence imposed by the court. Such incidents are piling up because of the negligence of the bodies responsible for  implementing the court orders.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government has decided to provide one million rupees in cash relief to the family of Jay Shankar Sah who died in police firing during a protest at Barahathawa Municipality-6, Sarlahi on January 5.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government has announced to allocate necessary funds only for those projects that have properly carried out the preparatory work.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The government is going to conduct a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles and rubella from February 25.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The government approved foreign direct investment (FDI) worth Rs 22.68 billion in the first seven months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The government took an additional public borrowing worth Rs 22.97 billion last month amid slow revenue collection and high recurrent expenditure.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The government has been able to print postage stamps within the country after 64 years.

The government spent only 21.05 percent of the funds allocated for development works in the first seven months of the current fiscal year. According to records of the Financial Comptroller General's Office, the government spent Rs 63.57 billion out of the allocated amount of Rs 302 billion under the heading of capital expenditure.

The government’s commitment to maintain good governance in public administration looks good only on paper as the anti-graft body in the country has painted a bleak picture of the state of corruption – pointing out a large number of flaws in the working mechanism at various government levels.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has commenced the follow-up on the status of the implementation of directives issued by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to government ministers and secretaries during the ministry-wise review at the beginning of his second term in office.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The government has said that there is no public holiday on February 13.

Making Nepal Investment-Ready

February 11, 2024 07:30 am

The government is considering revising over a dozen laws to facilitate an enabling environment for potential investment ahead of the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit 2024. A meeting of the 3rd Investment Summit Directors’ Committee held on Thursday pledged to amend several laws related to facilitating investment in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government has advanced processes to claim the land belonging to Bansbari Leather and Shoe Factory.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government is considering revising over a dozen laws to facilitate an enabling environment for potential investment ahead of the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit 2024.

The government has announced free basic education, making it not only free but also mandatory. However, the announcement and policy do not seem to have translated in practice, as confirmed by a recently published study report. According to the study conducted by Center for Education and Human Resource Development, about 800,000 children of school-going age have not even reached the school premises.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: In order to fight against cancer by unveiling a new plan of actions, the government is working for the formulation of the National Cancer Control Strategy 2080-87.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The government has advanced study of 20 hydropower projects for the generation of 5,763 megawatt of hydroelectricity.

Federal Parliament to convene on Monday

February 3, 2024 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Federal Parliament is convening on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Parliamentary Committee for Sustainable Development and Good Governance has instructed the government to expedite preparation for upcoming COP-29.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A task force formed by the government to recommend legal reforms to create an environment conducive for investment has recommended amendments to a dozen Acts and Regulations.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government has made it mandatory for all ministries and government bodies to give their opinion when requested within 15 days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The government has formed a panel under the leadership of Joint-Attorney General Dhruba Kumar Chauhan to probe into the elections and other issues relating to the International Coordination Council of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA).

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Amid growing controversy over whether or not to establish the second stock exchange market, the government has formed a committee to study the rationale behind the second institution in the segment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government is preparing to operate the national flag-carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) under management contract.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government has recommended to the President Ram Chandra Poudel to summon the meeting of the federal parliament on February 5.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) disconnected power lines to various industries on December 19, last year, disrupting regular operations for 22 days. This sudden power cut, amid the country's economic downturn, has created additional challenges, leading to significant losses incurred by both the government and industrialists.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government has ensured resources of about Rs 15 billion for the purchase of chemical fertilizers for the next fiscal year 2024/25.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The government has collected over Rs 3.15 billion in royalty from different hydropower projects that are in operation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government is under pressure to lower the size of the projected expenditure for the current fiscal year, citing a massive shortfall in revenue collection.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government is gearing up to establish a commission dedicated to disbursing financial aid to the families of martyrs. Sources at the Prime Minister's Office said that a commission, set to be announced soon, will be formed specifically for the distribution of financial assistance in honor of the martyrs. Discussions regarding the commission's formation are underway in the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is anticipated that the commission will be officially established in the near future to facilitate financial support for the families of the martyrs.

CHITWAN, Jan 15: The marginalized Chepang community has called for the implementation of the 'Chepang Protected Area', saying although the government announced the scheme it is yet to implement it.