KATHMANDU, May 6: The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to implement the two-day public holiday in a week provision in health institutions.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The private education institutions have decided not to provide holidays for two days a week as decided by the government recently.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The government has started to prepare for the establishment of government medical colleges in all seven provinces of Nepal.

RAMPUR, April 7: Five ruling political parties in Palpa have forged an electoral alliance for the local level poll scheduled for May 13.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Minister for Urban Development, Ram Kumari Jhakri has said that the governments at all three levels must work together to make federalism a success.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Ruling coalition partners have agreed to make electoral collaboration in the upcoming local-level elections.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The Federation of Contractors' Associations Of Nepal (FCAN) has accused the government of pursuing a policy of restricting the growth and development of small entrepreneurs. The FCAN made the allegation at a press conference organized in Kathmandu on Friday.

LALITPUR, March 18: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that the government has introduced various plans to get the COVID-19-hit economy back on track.

Blames unsatisfactory utilization of capital expenditure on the late implementation of budget this year

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Suresh Ghimire, chairperson of Chemicals and Medical Suppliers Association of Nepal (CHEMSAN) has said that the government does not have any mechanism to test medical equipment and chemicals in the country. He said that even though the import of medicines is managed in a systematic manner, the import of health equipment is controlled haphazardly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Private sector has requested the government to provide subsidies to raise interest rates on the remittance earnings to facilitate migrant workers to send money they earned through banking channels.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has submitted a written reply to the Supreme Court in the case of Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, a French national convicted of a notorious crime. Sobhraj filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on December 22 demanding that the government ‘provide relief to senior citizens’.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has ruled out raising the reference interest rate for cooperatives at a time when the cooperatives operators have been lobbying the government bodies to hike the interest rate.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi has said the government is committed to ending all forms of violence and discriminations against women.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The government has asked for clarifications from three construction companies, including Pappu Construction, for delaying work.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Almost every year, farmers are left high and dry due to the shortage of fertilizers when the crop plantation season starts, but the government bodies concerned shy away from their responsibility citing various excuses.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: A total of 33 firms have applied at the Department of Electricity Development (DoED) seeking the government approval to carry out a feasibility survey to install solar power projects.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The government has decided to evacuate Nepali nationals from Afghanistan soon.

Govt begins vaccinating uni students

August 12, 2021 15:46 pm

KATHMANDU, August 12: The government has begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to university students from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Parliamentary Party leader of CPN (Maoist Center), Kul Prasad KC has staked his claim to the post of chief minister (CM) of Lumbini Province.

KATHMANDU, August 12: The government has expedited the process of providing subsidized loans to startups that have remained on hold since last year.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The opposition alliance has urged the state organs not to support the government in its anti-constitutional activities.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Amid preparation of the government to introduce populist budget through ordinance, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress(NC) has cautioned the caretaker government led by K P Oli not to take any decisions that may have far-reaching consequences.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The Bibeksheel Shaja Party has expressed concern over the government’s statement that it is being difficult to manage beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the country.

KATHMANDU, MAY 1: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has maintained that the government’s remarks that it is not able to manage beds in hospitals for COVID-19 patients is shameful and irresponsible.

Political Space for Youths

April 17, 2021 07:00 am

The political space for youths is going to contract further in South Asia including Nepal until and unless the senior leaders voluntarily give the youths the chance to lead.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The second round of talks between the government and Tharu agitators has ended on positive note.

The Political Imbroglio

April 1, 2021 07:35 am

The on-going political imbroglio has been created by the lack of trust and mutual doubt and suspicion amongst the four major players. As none of the four holds a simple majority, they have to join hands with the other to form the next coalition government.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government on Tuesday held talks with the agitating groups demanding the release of lawmaker Resham Chaudhary.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The government has decided to allow the state-owned Nepal Telecom (NT) to test 5G mobile internet service, an advanced internet service expanding globally.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced to withdraw the support of his party to Prime Minister K P Oli within the next one or two days.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has argued that making Nepal free from violent conflict is a major achievement made by the government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday unveiled the 'major achievements' made by the government led by him in the past three years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel has announced to provide compensation to the owner of the taxi that was set on fire allegedly by the cadres belonging to the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to enforce the general strike on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The government is looking forward to signing bilateral labor agreements with five countries, including three from the European Union.

We refuse to believe that NEA that provided uninterrupted power supply for the last four years under the leadership of Kul Man Ghising cannot do so now.

What the trend is in Nepal and other countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: On December 8, a teacher was killed by the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal in Morang district. The outfit took the responsibility of brutal killing of 54-year-old Rajendra Shrestha, claiming the teacher was killed in ‘retaliation’.

Discontent is boiling. Government beware!

December 15, 2020 19:46 pm

The current government has not been able to do anything substantive on governance and service delivery in the last three years it has been in office.

What is pro-monarchy protest all about?

December 10, 2020 07:27 am

Because of the government’s inability to provide ‘freedom from’ things like exploitation, corruption and poverty, citizens are thinking about giving up on ‘freedom to’ with hopes that a monarch might at least be able to provide the former.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The government on Sunday rejected the latest ‘biased’ report by Transparency International on corruption in Nepal.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Nov 9: Badrinath Gaire has recently arrived here at the District Administration Office in Rukum (West) as the Chief District Officer (CDO). He prepared a survey form to study the level of citizen satisfaction toward the services delivered by the office.

The government asking the citizens to pay for the treatment of COVID-19 is against the constitution and the verdicts issued by the country’s top court.

Govt officials surprisingly lenient toward key players of ‘expired chocolates scam’

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: After being overwhelmed with complaints against the operation of network marketing businesses, the Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection has warned of taking stern action against those found to be operating such businesses.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Despite a number of significant Supreme Court judgments relating to the rights of the people during the coronavirus pandemic, there is a serious doubt about the prompt execution of the orders.

Experts have frequently questioned the effectiveness of the months-long lockdown and criticized the government for its 'inefficiency' to tackle the pandemic as the country has started witnessing more than 1,000 new cases almost every day.

COVID-19, a viral disease which broke out in China in December 2019, was declared as a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). More than half a year has passed with uncertainties caused by the pandemic. The whole world is suffering; only 10 countries have no cases of COVID-19 but they, too, are impacted either by depleted economy or closed borders.

The students who have been deprived of learning will look back to this time to recall how the government failed education in the name of pandemic.