Govt lifts ban on import of HP Gas

June 23, 2016 02:17 am

KATHMANDU, June 23:The government has lifted the ban on the import of HP gas cylinders going against the recommendation of a committee of experts it had hired to probe the incident of gas cylinder explosion last month in Lalitpur that killed three people.

The government is sending a Nepal Airlines plane to Kabul to bring back the bodies of Nepali citizens who died in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Monday.

Reacting to the government's decision last week to suspend PDO for Himalayan Petrochemical Pvt Ltd (which supplies HP Gas), Nepal LP Gas Industry Association on Monday directed all bottlers to not collect PDO from NOC for an indefinite period.This is against the Essential Services Operation Act, 2014.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The government is planning to shift the Gorkhapatra Corporation, publisher of the over a century-old state-run newspaper Gorkhapatra, and The Rising Nepal, dailies from its current location at Bhugolpark, New Road elsewhere and develop a media museum at its place.

Dahal bats for national unity govt

June 18, 2016 18:13 pm

BIRATNAGAR, June 18: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has underscored the need to form national unity government for the implementation of the constitution, holding the local bodies' election and carrying out post-quake reconstruction operation.

BHAKTAPUR, June 17: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the incumbent government will accomplish major three responsibilities: election of local, federal and central bodies, implementation of the constitution and completion of the reconstruction projects.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The government has come up with a detailed action plan for holding elections of all the three levels -- local, provincial and federal -- in the new federal setup and completing other key tasks as envisioned in the new constitution, by mid-January, 2018.

LAHAN, June 13: The agitating Federal Alliance affiliate Sadbwana Party General Secretary, Manish Kumar Suman, said the letter received from the government on Sunday for resumption of negotiations has been viewed in a positive light.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament on Sunday directed the government to ensure effective implementation of free-visa and free-ticket scheme.

BIRATNAGAR, June 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government is ready to address the demands of the disgruntled parties on Saturday. Inaugurating  Tarini Prasad Koirala Smriti Sanchargram in Biratnagar today, Oli said the government will address the demands of the agitating parties if they come to a dialogue with logical agendas. "Put forth your clear-cut demands mentioning the Articles of the Constitution, the government will address them," Oli said, claiming that the Constitution has not discriminated anyone in the country.

CHITWAN, June 11: Nepali Congress Central Committee member Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that the existing problems should be resolved by forming a national consensus government. Speaking at a news conference organized by Chitwan chapter of Press Union here Saturday, leader Mahat said, "The incumbent government cannot resolve the problems of the people. So the national consensus government should be formed as soon as possible."

NEPALGUNJ (BANKE), June 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that a national consensus government is a must for the welfare of the country.  Talking to media persons at Nepalgunj Airport, he claimed that preparations were afoot to form a national consensus government instead of dissolving the incumbent government.

POKHARA, June 5: The Ministry for Finance and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on Sunday signed an agreement on loan for the construction of a regional international airport in the lake city.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday reached Grande Hospital in the capital to meet senior musician Ambar Gurung who is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

POKHARA, June 5: President of Nepal Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday accused the government of distributing the budget on its own sweet will.

KATHMANDU, May 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he will be leading the new government to be formed soon after endorsement of the new budget as per the nine-point understanding reached between his party and the CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Maya (name changed) knew that the government has banned the sending of female domestic workers abroad.

Govt launches house reconstructions

April 25, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 25: The government formally started reconstructing houses for the earthquake victims on Sunday, which coincides with the first anniversary of the earthquake.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has criticized the government and the political parties for unnecessary delay in relief distribution, reconstruction and rehabilitation for earthquake victims, and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for lack of transparency and publicity stunts.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Locals of Khokana and Sainbu village of Lalitpur have refused the compensation for land to be acquired by the government to build Kathmandu-Tarai Madesh Fast Track Road Project