KATHMANDU, July 26: The Nepali Congress (NC) has stressed on restructuring the local authority so as to reach out to everyone's doorsteps with government services.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Lawmakers speaking at the Zero Hour Session under the Legislature-Parliament today demanded addressing the landless squatters' problems in Attariya Municipality, demarcating the size of the local bodies at 1,000 and providing the franchise to the Nepalese Diaspora in foreign countries.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The government is planning to stop transfers of local development officers (LDOs) in all 75 districts till mid-March next year upon the recommendation of the commission to determine and fix the number and boundaries of local bodies. The commission has said that the transfer of the LDOs will hamper its task.

KATHMANDU, JULY 23: A huge share of public spending is simply misallocated among scattered projects that have long stopped delivering results.

BUTWAL, July 22: The torrential downpour continuing since last night has engorged various rivers and tributaries in Rupendehi with floodwater streaming into the rural settlements.

Chairperson of the ‘Commission for the Determination of the Numbers and Boundaries of Village Bodies, Municipalities and Special, Protected or Autonomous Regions’ in federal Nepal, Balananda Paudel, says the commission is working day and night to submit its final report to the government at the earliest, so as to pave the way for local elections. What are the bottlenecks? And why is restructuring of local units important? Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal and Sangeet Sangroula visited the commission’s office in Buddhanagar, Kathmandu, to gather his views. Excerpts:

The local news

July 12, 2016 00:35 am

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CHITWAN, July 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa, today said the local elections will take place with political parties' consensus.

URLABARI (Morang), July 9: Naya Shakri Nepal (NSN) Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai has said election was possible only after restructuring of the local bodies.

KATHMANDU, July 1:Coordinator of the newly-formed party Naya Shakti Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, has said that the local elections should be held only after restructuring the local bodies as stated in the new constitution.

TAULIHAWA (Kapilvastu), June 30: In a gesture of benevolence, a Lumbini-based hotel donated one million rupees to a child home in Taulihawa in Kapilvastu.

KATHMANDU,June28: The Election Commission has said that it should get the report of the commission on local bodies numbers and demarcation at least 120 days ahead of the date for local polls.

ITAHARI, June 25: A disaster management committee has been formed in Itahari sub-metropolis after a thorough discussion among the representatives of various political parties and organizations today.

RAMPUR , June 24: Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet has urged the parties showing discontent on some provisions of the constitution to join negotiations and talks with the government to seek a way out.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The temporary communal shelters constructed by the Nepalese Army have been started handing over to local government bodies from today.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A squad of Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Thursday opened fire against a local goon who tried to attack the police and flee the scene at Bijulibazar of Kathmandu.

NC dismissive KATHMANDU, June 16:Despite objections from the opposition as well as the ruling Maoists, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that the local level elections will be held by mid-December.

KATHMANDU, June 16:The prime Minister, other ministers and influential leaders of the opposition parties have managed to get huge funds allocated to their respective constituencies for the development of minor local roads in order to woo local voters.

NC dismissive KATHMANDU, June 16: Despite objections from the opposition as well as the ruling Maoists, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that the local level elections will be held by mid-December.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Denmark and Norway have provided additional Rs 700 million financial support to Local Governance and Community Development Program. The donor agencies provided the additional financial support with a conclusion that the program played significant role in promotion of local governance.