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.

What’s the rationale?

August 22, 2019 02:00 am

On July 31, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli gave the impression that he meant business, seriously. He had the ministers in his cabinet sign performance agreements and instructed that they should deliver as per those agreements.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to further invest in Nepal's energy and water resource.

JANAKPUR, Aug 19: The Chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Pary (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal reiterated that leadership of the government will be soon switched according to internal deal within the party.

High in promise, low in substance

August 19, 2019 02:00 am

Most ministers in K P Sharma Oli’s cabinet have failed to do substantive works, which is why they, including Prime Minister Oli himself, have become the subject of public criticisms.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Recent reports of young people committing suicide have grabbed national headlines. Although a lot of schools and colleges are taking significant steps to help their students by hiring student counselors and child physiologists, 'teen suicides' are only going up.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 1995 (Beijing Platform for Action) is observed as a global agenda for ensuring improvement in the human rights situation for women and girls.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said the government is working with various programs aim to boost up the country's tourism.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: A high-level committee formed to review the rules and policies on mountaineering has suggested to the government to bar inexperienced climbers from taking on Mt. Everest.

HONG KONG, Aug 13: Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a “path of no return.”

Govt to table toned-down media bill

August 13, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The government is preparing to take the Media Council Bill forward, addressing the key concerns raised by the media fraternity and other stakeholders.

DUBAI, August 12: Saudi Aramco is ready for its initial public offering, but a timing for the deal will be decided by its sole shareholder, the Saudi government, a senior executive said on Monday.

Govt to set up quarantine test labs

August 12, 2019 19:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has said that this season is witnessing a shortfall of about 350,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizer in the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The government has asked the people to promote the logo of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 through their social media profiles.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Parliament's Development Committee has directed the government to start the reconstruction of roads and bridges that were damaged due to the monsoon-induced disasters at the earliest.

Think beyond short-term measures

August 11, 2019 02:30 am

Women in Karnali are dying due to delivery-related complications and the state response to this serious problem has not gone much beyond airlifting of some desperate women to cities including Kathmandu for treatment.

KATHMANDU, August 8: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government towards providing decent relief and rehabilitation for survivors of flooding and landslides while criticizing the government's relief and rehabilitation efforts as unsatisfactory.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: A national review of government investment in school sector development conducted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has shown that 72 percent of students in Grade V has failed to achieve basic minimum learning in mathematics.

Budget’s fake economics

August 7, 2019 01:30 am

How will Nepal achieve 8.5 percent growth? Likely sources of growth do not point to more than a mediocre performance, around four to five percent

Speaking truth to power

August 7, 2019 00:30 am

Presidents need an intelligence director they can trust, but can the rest of the government trust that director to speak truth to power?

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The government has begun searching significant documents relating to Nepal in the British Library, UK, and Kolkata Library, India. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday shared this information.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The Finance Ministry now can pull back the budget allocated to projects if it not used within the second quarter of a fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Lawmakers have demanded the government to provide compensation and relief to the victims of natural disasters including landslide and flood following the heavy rainfall that occurred from July 11 at different places of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) has informed that the government has already transferred 114.3 ropani (over 5.8 hectares) of land belonging to Nepal Police Academy at Maharajgunj to the President's Office.

Code will be the government

August 6, 2019 01:30 am

There is a need for one monopolistic fast-learning artificial intelligence holistically ruling the planet. With AI, it will be possible for one entity to govern all countries

SYANGJA, Aug 5: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his party would support the good deeds of the incumbent government.