KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has issued an order to remove legal obstacles and facilitate procurement of more than six million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines directly from the US manufacturer.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The government in association with the World Bank (WB) has launched the Nurturing Excellence in Higher Education Program (NEHEP). USD 60 million has been allocated for the program.

KATHMANDU, September 18: The government was able to spend 5.46 percent of its earmarked budget of Rs 1.64 trillion in the first two months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center),  Pushpa Kamal Dahal has maintained that the Cabinet will get its full shape as soon as the newly-registered party of Madhan Kumar Nepal, the CPN-UML (Socialist), gets approved by the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, August 1: The government has appointed Madhu Kumar Marasini as the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The government has collected revenue worth Rs 26.46 billion in the first two weeks of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Election Commission (EC) has suggested to the government to conduct the midterm elections announced for November 12 and November 19 in a single phase.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The CPN (Maoist Center) has officially withdrawn its support to the KP Oli-led government.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The Office of National Food Bank was inaugurated at New Baneshwar in the capital on Thursday. The food bank was established a few months ago under the slogan 'Sustainable Agriculture for Nutrient-Rich Food' in order to give priority to organic production.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government is all set to raise the amount for allowance of senior citizens from the next fiscal year starting from July 16.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The government and the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal have reached a three-point agreement.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), a key body to address public health concerns, has not been proactive to share the detailed information about COVID-19 funds, its allocation and records of spending by different government bodies.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The government has been facing a massive rise in demand for non-budgetary funds for the preparation of mid-term elections and procurement of vaccines against COVID-19 along with the unhealthy competition to extend the institutional structures and more recruitment of staff.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: In an effort to help the people impacted by coronavirus, the government, on Monday, launched telemedicine in all seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: As the government has decided not to bear the cost of PCR testing and COVID-19 treatment, a conflict has arisen between the local units and the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) over conducting PCR tests, resulting in delayed contact-tracing.

Who can get free COVID-19 treatments?

October 20, 2020 09:17 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has unveiled the terms and conditions for the people to obtain free COVID-19 treatment services from the government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The government has decided not to bear the cost of treatment and PCR testing of COVID-19 patients effective from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The government has urged people in Kathmandu Valley to be extra-cautious as the Valley is witnessing the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Nepali Congress (NC) Joint General Secretary Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is also a coordinator of Corona Monitoring Committee of party, has urged the government to arrange isolation and quarantine facilities to those COVID-19 infected people living in rent in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Sajha Party has expressed deep concern over the government’s unwillingness to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC who is on a fast-unto-death strike for the last 21 days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Refuting media reports about the alleged encroachment of Nepali territory by China in Humla district, Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali has said that there is no dispute over territory between Nepal and China.

His health deteriorates, government silent about his demands

KATHMANDU, Sep 10: The government has given a green signal to private schools to collect fees for online classes run at the time of global pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The government has decided not to resume the operation of domestic flights and long distance bus services until September 16.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Medical doctors who recently completed their undergraduate degree (MBBS and BDS) have been impatiently waiting to put their skills to use. Thousands of students who completed their medical internships have been waiting for the government to deploy them to work on frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The federal, provincial and local government bodies have been directed to observe the upcoming Civil Service Day by maintaining adequate health safety. The meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Lokdarshan Regmi has urged the government employees to compulsorily maintain lockdown rules and adopt health safety.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government’s plan to make hotel quarantine mandatory for the migrant workers returning home through repatriation flights could possibly put many Nepali migrant workers into trouble.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Supreme Court (SC) has said that the government does not have the authority to issue travel bans on any citizen unless it is clearly permitted by the laws.

Govt set to pick new IGP today

July 7, 2020 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, July 7: With the incumbent Inspector General of Police (IGP) Thakur Prasad Gyawaly retiring from the service on Wednesday, a cabinet meeting scheduled for later today is set to appoint the new chief of Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The government which is struggling to manage funds for the recurrent expenditure is seriously looking for budget transfers to pay the remunerations of the civil servants.

NEW DELHI, June 26: The government of India has appointed Samant Goel as the new Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief and Arvind Kumar as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

KATHMANDU, March 8: Secessionist campaigner CK Raut has renounced the movement he has been leading, striking an 11-point agreement with the government on Friday.

11-pt deal between govt and CK Raut

KATHMANDU, March 4: Police have failed to book key leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party Nepal (CPN) as the former do not have any orders to do so from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Senior NCP leaders also appear divided over a possible solution. NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said the government was looking for 'administrative solutions' to the problem without further explanation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government has announced a public holiday tomorrow to mourn the death of those killed in the Air Dynasty chopper crash.

CIAA arrests govt employee taking bribe

February 22, 2019 21:14 pm

HETAUDA: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday held a government employee red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 75,000.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: At a time when the government is drawing flaks from all quarters for allegedly removing Pashupati Sharma’s satirical song from YouTube, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli defended saying that the government has no hand in removing it.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFDN) has expressed serious dissatisfaction over a proposal of the government to reduce reservation quota for disabled people in the government jobs.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the authorities to ensure the rights of animals and formulate rules to stop cruelty against animals.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Government doctors continued their protest against the government's plan for adjustment of doctors in the three tiers of government as per the federal structure of the country.

MAKWANPUR, Feb 7: Chief Minister of Province No 3 Dormani Poudel said that the government will promote self-employment among youth and employ them in nation-building.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: While terming  transitional justice an “internal matter,” Nepal has said that it remains committed to addressing the remaining components of transitional justice in the best interest of the country and people.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has said it has not any formal information regarding the decision of the Council of Ministers to keep the hospitals named after its two former presidents the late Girija Prasad Koirala and the late Sushil Koirala under the federal government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The government has declared 2,807 police personnel, killed in various incidents, martyrs.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government is to provide Rs 500,000 each to the family of those who died in a bus accident in Dhanusha. Six persons were electrocuted on Friday when the bus carrying members of a marriage party came in contact with live wire of 11,000 voltage at Sabaila municipality-4.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepali Congress has asserted that it will strongly react to the government if it continued exhibiting its arrogance on the Medical Education Bill.

ILAM, Jan 12: The government has been indifferent toward Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the last four days at the district headquarters, Ilam.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES), a non-governmental, non-political, and not-for- profit organization, has urged the government to fulfill Dr Govinda KC’s demands by implementing the past agreements reached with him.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The government has fixed Rs 536.56 per quintal as the minimum price of sugarcane on Thursday.