KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Lawmakers have drawn the government's attention towards various issues including increasing tax imposed by the local levels and missing border pillars in Bardiya.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Khag Raj Adhikari, former Minister for Health and Population, welcomed the government’s decision reduce privatization in medical education. However, he added that the Medical Education Bill had its flaws.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has submitted the annual report of fiscal year 2073/074 of the government to President Bidya Devi Bhandari today.

Leaders, celebrities and supporters march for Dr. Govinda KC and against the government's decisions.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Various alliances and associations have urged the government to address pressing demands that have caught attention of the country; the fast unto death of Dr. Govinda KC, Ganga Maya’s search for justice and removing prohibitory orders on selected protest areas.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued an interlocutory stay order against the government’s decision to ban protests at various places in the capital city.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the government of running the state affairs in an arbitrary way.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Challenging the government ban on protests at various places in the capital, a writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has decided to voice against KP Sharma Oli led government’s undemocratic practices on five fronts: parliament, streets, media, social media and peaceful protest.

KATHMANDU, July 1: A total of 204 international non-government organizations (INGOs) are mobilizing an annual Rs 24.95 billion in Nepal that do not come through the government treasury.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the incumbent left government of heading towards totalitarianism.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Tuesday reached Beijing on a six-day official visit to China, leading a 119-member Nepali delegation.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Lawmakers at the meeting of the House of Representatives today have drawn the attention of the government to difficulties in realizing its goal to attract 2000,000 tourists in next two years due to failure to conserve lakes.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Lawmakers have expressed their views on various matters in a special hour of meeting of House of Representative on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Here are the 12 key areas that the government has allocated budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2018/19.

POKHARA, May 27: Saturday marked the 100th day of formation of the Province 4 government. When the provincial government was formed, the residents were clearly enthusiastic and hopeful of progress and development.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator and lawmaker Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the government's policies and programs do not have concrete plan.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed another bleak trading session on Wednesday, shedding 4.55 points, or 0.34 percent. The benchmark index closed at 1,328.27 points.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government's policies and programs.

KATHMANDU, May 18: President Bidya Bhandari is scheduled to unveil the annual policy and program of the government in parliament on May 21.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Former prime minister and senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML has expressed his dissatisfaction  over the working style of the government saying that the government has not done anything more than just talking about economic prosperity.

Over 1.5 million children die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases. A study shows that the lifelong return on funding vaccine programmes is far higher than other investments.

DANG/  RUKUM, April 13: At a time when the CPN (Maoist Center) is pressing to legalize decisions taken by the 'people's government' during the Maoist armed insurgency, including the validation of land transactions, the issue has sharply divided the provincial governments of Karnali Province and Province 5.

ILAM, April 6: Even nine months after the formation of the local governments, lack of manpower has still been an unsolved problem. This has not only delayed the development projects at the local level but also deprived the people of government services. It has been a real challenge for the available staffers to do multi-tasking to manage everything.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The government has decided to depute 57,354 civil servants to the local governments.

KATHMANDU, March 8: A Supreme Court verdict issued on Wednesday has cleared way for the three nominated members of the National Assembly (NA) to take the oath of office and secrecy.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The Election Commission (EC) is set to hand down around two dozen cars which have been in use for a few years to the government for use by the provincial governments. The commission will, however, keep dozens of new vehicles it had bought recently for itself.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Two months after the results of the provincial assembly elections, a federal province has its own government a first after the implementation of federalism in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) has hit the streets in protest of the Hatauda Sub Metropolitan City’s decision to provide land owned by Municipal Development Committee to the lawmakers of Province 3 at the government’s rate.

BHOJPUR, Feb 2: With the objective of benefiting the poor, underprivileged, marginalized and homeless people, the government has announced to build 50 houses in Bhojpur district under the Public Residency Program (PRP).

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has drawn the attention of the government to implement the four-point agreement reached with it earlier.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: South Korean company Landmark Worldwide (LMW), which prepared a detailed feasibility study of the proposed second international airport (SIA) in Nijgadh of Bara, has cold-shouldered the government's call to come and hold a discussion with the tourism ministry for receiving payment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: CPN-UML is all set to make its views public on the government’s latest decisions at a press meet today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Only three of the seven federal provinces are likely to see their governments serving out their full five-year tenures as the political parties are exploring the possibility of rotating the chief ministers as part of power-sharing at the provincial level.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The party unification coordination committee of two left parties - CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) - has formed a taskforce to finalize the formation of provincial governments and alliance candidates for the National Assembly.

Left to form govts in six provinces

December 11, 2017 07:06 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Even as the left alliance inches closer to securing majority in the federal parliament and provincial assemblies in the country, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are trailing in third and fourth position in Province 2, the only province in the plain which saw a triangular battle between the left, right and a common alliance of the regional parties.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Though organic agro tourism is working wonders in our neighboring tourism markets, a government program to promote this niche tourism product has received cold response from stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, Sep 24: Instead of working as watchdogs over the government, the parliamentary committees have become loyal to it and favor its policies and decisions, recent decisions of some of these committees show.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government was making the necessary preparations keeping the topic of conducting the local level election in Province No 2, and the election of the state assembly and the House of Representatives in a free, fair and fear-free environment, in top priority.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday said increasing investment both domestic and foreign has been the priority of the government.

KATHMANDU, July 20: While speaking in today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, Nepali Congress lawmaker Bhimsen Das Pradhan urged the concerned authority to improve the roads in the capital as they are in pitiable condition.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Amid delays in forming the Constituency Delineation Commission and clearing other legal hurdles, the Election Commission (EC) is worried whether this could affect elections of provincial and central parliaments within January 2018, the deadline set by the new constitution.

BIRATNAGAR, June 22: Minister for Home Affairs, Janardan Sharma, has said that it was the responsibility of the government to hold the election in a fearless environment.

BUTWAL, June 19: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said the government is committed to strengthen the security system so that the people can exercise their voting rights in a free and peaceful manner in the second-phase local election on June 28.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The fiscal budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has provisioned to hand over the responsibility of secondary level education to the local governments. However, the stakeholders have doubted the effective implementation of the decision.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has started deliberations on the government policies and programmes for the fiscal 2017-18. President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented the policies and programmes at the parliament on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has protested the government's move of increasing the number of local-level units which it said was in contravention of the constitution.

BIRATNAGAR, May 23: Locals have been divided over the government’s decision to designate Biratnagar as a metropolitan city.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Economists and fiscal federalization analysts have warned of conflict between provincial and local governments over exercising exclusive functions in the federal setup.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Economists and fiscal federalization analysts have warned that conflict could break out between provincial and local governments over exercising exclusive functions prescribed in the constitution in the federal setup .