KATHMANDU, June 4: Ahead of Prime Minister KP Oli's state visit to China in mid-June, Nepal looks to brand the country as an attractive destination for tourism and investment.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The party unification coordination committee meeting held at Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar has finalized the unification bid. The meeting held between the chairs of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday had forged consensus in principle to finalize the bid.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has urged the Australian government to make arrangements for providing visa to Nepali students going to Australia from Nepal itself.

March 4: Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida recently came upon something they had never seen before: an 11ft python that had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.

Govt itself to build Budhigandaki Hydro

November 25, 2017 02:16 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The government has decided to build the Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project itself, using its own technology, and  state-owned power utility Nepal Electricity Authority is to be the project developer.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Acting on a writ petition demanding arrangements for civil servants and security personnel deployed on election duty to cast their votes, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission (EC) to take an appropriate decision in line with the constitution.

JANAKPUR, August 2: Shortly after the Nepali Congress (NC) started its poll campaign with the aim of securing victory in at least 100 of the total 127 locals units, the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) on Tuesday started preparations for launching its poll campaign in Province 2.

In its 54th audit report, Office of the Auditor General had disclosed in April that controversial tax discounts of over Rs 21 billion were provided to different firms and companies by the Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) led by Lumba Dhwaj Mahat. The commission formed in 2015 had decided on the taxes worth Rs 30.52 billion and settled at Rs 9.54 billion. Erstwhile Acting Auditor General Sukadev Bhattarai Khatri took the decision to disclose the issue although they were under great pressure not to do so. The audit report has questioned the opaque tax settlement, which incurred huge loss to the government. Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has investigated the issue and has recently filed corruption cases against all three members of the TSC at the Special Court and it has sought to recover Rs 10.02 billion from each members. TSC’s member secretary Chudamani Sharma is in custody while Mahat and Umesh Dhakal are at large. Republica’s Rudra Pangeni caught up with Khatri to take insight on various aspects of controversial tax settlements. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) General Secretary Sarbendra Nath Shukla said that amending constitution is the duty of the government and the United Democratic Madhesi Front can't speak whether it would accept any result regarding the amendment prior to the process.

Kathmandu, Feb 20: A high level committee formed under the convenorship of vice chair of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha today has submitted its report to the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal stating that Nepal itself could construct the Nijgadh-Kathmandu fast track.

Govt to print banknotes in Nepal itself

February 14, 2017 14:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government is making preparations to start security printing in Nepal itself.

The 16th of the Nepali month of Magh is commemorated as the Martyrs Day every year. It is a day when the nation pays tributes to the brave sons and daughters who gave their life for the greater cause of the country and the people. This is also an occasion to relive the sacrifices made by the martyrs for the values and principles which they dearly cherished, and also the moment to reflect how much we have contributed to upholding these values.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Lawmakers have demanded that the date of periodic local elections should be categorically mentioned in the Local Level Election Bill itself.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The government has decided to construct Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track road on its own.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The government has decided to build the much-talked about Kathmandu-Tarai fast track on its own.

Nepal to build Fast Track itself

November 21, 2016 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has decided to terminate all agreements and contracts that the government has signed with the Indian consortium led by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) regarding the development of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track project.