KARNALI, Feb 7: Five newly-appointed ministers of the Karnali Province took oath of office and secrecy on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Bagmati Province Chief Minister Rajendra Pandey expanded his cabinet for the fourth time on Friday. Chief Minister Pandey on Friday inducted three ministers and three ministers of state in his cabinet.

SURKHET, Nov 1:  The term of three lawmakers of the then CPN-UML, who became ministers after saving the government of Karnali Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi by crossing the floor , has come to an end.

KHARTOUM, Oct 25: Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan's cabinet and a large number of pro-government party leaders on Monday in an apparent military coup, three political sources said.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The CPN (Unified Socialist) is to finalize the name of ministers to participate in the government on Friday. A meeting of the party’s Standing Committee decided that the central secretariat meeting to be held today would finalize the ministers, shared its Publicity Department Chief Jagannath Khatiwada.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The Supreme Court has said that it is unconstitutional to give continuity to seven former Maoist Center leaders as ministers even after they lost their position as lawmakers.

SURKHET, April 6: Three ministers representing the CPN-UML in the Karnali Province government have resigned en masse.

PM Oli to reshuffle cabinet today

November 20, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: After a month-long exercise Prime Minister KP Oli has decided to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday, ousting some ministers to induct new faces and shunting some others to new portfolios.

LONDON, Oct 26: Britain’s government denied a newspaper report on Saturday that it will seek to weaken workers’ rights after Britain leaves the European Union, with one minister describing the idea as “completely mad”.

LONDON, Oct 26: Britain’s government denied a newspaper report on Saturday that it will seek to weaken workers’ rights after Britain leaves the European Union, with one minister describing the idea as “completely mad”.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: In an apparent move to quell growing criticism over the government’s failure to deliver despite its near two-third majority grip over parliament, Prime Minister KP Oli made all his ministers sign work performance agreements two weeks ago. The ministers agreed to complete seven to 20 tasks in the next few years.

RAJBIRAJ, July 18: A jumbo team of sitting and former ministers on Wednesday visited the flood-hit areas of Saptari to take stock of the relief work.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The Constitutional Council (CC) headed by the prime minister has failed to pick the heads and other office bearers of various constitutional commissions for years although a provision in the constitution makes a prompt appointment of such officials mandatory.

WASHINGTON, April 4: NATO foreign ministers met Thursday to celebrate the alliance’s 70th anniversary amid rifts between members over security and trade issues.

Ministers reply to lawmakers' queries

February 18, 2019 17:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: In a meeting of the House of Representatives today, lawmakers put questions before Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun about the respective issues.

WARSAW, Feb 13: Foreign ministers and senior officials from 60 nations gather in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday where the United States hopes to ratchet up pressure against Iran despite concerns among major European countries about heightened tensions with Tehran.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: At least 116 questions have been registered at the parliament secretariat seeking written answers from the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and different ministries or verbal answers from the prime minister and ministers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Amid some instances of political and religious violence in different parts of the country, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital since Monday, called the defense and home ministers to the hospital on Wednesday to discuss the security situation in the country.

SURKHET, Sept 14: At a time when the provincial government and lawmakers should be busy formulating laws and executing the programs of the budget for the implementation of federalism, the provincial ministers and lawmakers seem to be at leisure.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Most of the chief ministers of the provinces do not seem to be taking their jobs seriously. Instead of busying themselves with measures for implementing federalism and executing development work in their provinces, they have been found preoccupied either attending petty funtions or visiting Kathmandu, the federal capital.

Poor ministers, rich wives

June 24, 2018 01:00 am

As long as we fail to understand true spirit of income and asset declaration, leaders who are expected to set examples will continue to mock the system

SURKHET, June 7: Karnali province has publicized the property details of all ministers according to which Minister for Physical Infrastructure Khadka Khatri is the richest among the ministers while Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Nanda Singh Budha is the poorest among all.

MAHOTTARI, June 4: There is a pile of cow-dung cakes in one side of the room and some materials wrapped up in a plastic bag in another corner. There are some bundles of fencing wire in the same room and lots of other trash.

KATHMANDU, Jun 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered oath of office and secrecy to two new ministers in the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)-led government.

DHANGADHI, June 1: All the ministers of Province 7 have made public their property details.  According to the property details disclosed by Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta, he doesn’t own any house or land but has a loan of Rs 340,000. He however has Rs 70,000 in a bank, 1 tola gold and 15 tola silver.

KATHMANDU, May 31: A meeting of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) on Thursday asked party Chairman Upendra Yadav to finalize the names of three ministers to represent the party in Prime Minister KP Oli’s cabinet.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), fifth largest party in parliament, is to join the government very soon.

KATHMANDU, May 24: It may be just a coincidence or a changing trend. Most ministers in the incumbent government including Prime Minister KP Oli himself are found to have property mainly in the names of their spouses.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The government has unveiled the property details of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other incumbent ministers on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The 12th Informal Meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers has been held in Manila, Philippines, on May 4. The meeting was attended by the finance ministers and the heads of delegations of the eight SAARC member states. Finance Minister of Nepal, Yuba Raj Khatiwada, chaired the meeting. The leaders met in Philippines while they were representing their respective nations at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

KATHMANDU, April 24: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that he had spoken to both his Indian and Pakistani counterparts to resume the stalled SAARC process by sorting out their differences.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Ishwor Pokharel, Yubaraj Khatiwada and Trilochan Bhatta enrolled and took guardianship of 16 children in different parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, April 10: CPN (Maoist Center) ministers in the CPN-UML led government have expressed their disgruntlement over some recent government decisions. They have accused the prime minister of taking the decisions unilaterally.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The government has stripped off the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) of additional authorities delegated by ministerial-level decisions of the Ministry of Finance.

SURKHET, April 4: The vehicle of Khadka Khatri, Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Development was vandalized in Karnali province today.

KATHMANDU, Mar 30: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has put forward a promising plan to expand domestic flight coverage of Nepal Airlines by adding six twin otter plane to its fleet within three months.

KATHMANDU, Mar 29: The ministers of the Federal Executive must answer the questions put up by parliamentarians to hold the government accountable.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Bringing amendment to the existing Passport Regulations, the government has decided to provide diplomatic passports (red passports) to all provincial governors, chief ministers, ministers and members of the provincial assemblies.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Those elected to top positions in the executive and legislative branches have come under flak for spending too much time  attending formal functions and accepting congratulations from well-wishers.

PM meeting all chief ministers today

March 21, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, March 21: Prime Minister KP Oli has called all seven chief ministers, secretaries and chief attorneys to Kathmandu for a discussion on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Vowing to do away with the rampant corruption in the country, Prime Minister KP Oli has announced to keep all his cabinet colleagues under surveillance and threatened to sack right away any cabinet member found involved in any unscrupulous activity.

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has been accused of focusing too much attention to become a powerful prime minister by spending huge energy to invite political parties on board called ministers and secretaries today. The meeting is likely to order each minister and secretary to carry out immediate activities that would bring a sigh of relief to the public.

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government has appointed 15 new ministers, nine from CPN UML and six from Maoist Center. With new appointees, the Oli led government now has 18 ministers on board.

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is likely to expand his cabinet of ministers by adding Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) into the government today. At present, there are seven ministers from CPN UML and Maoist Center.

DAMAK, March 11: Open defecation free (ODF) campaign, which had started with an objective to make the country free of open defecation by 2017, still has not succeeded in Jhapa district.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Prime Minister KP Oli has failed to give full shape to the cabinet even three weeks after he took charge of the government, and this is due to lack of any breakthrough in talks to bring the two Madhes-based parties on board the ruling coalition.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Cabinet of Province 3 has got a full shape as four additional ministers were sworn in as ministers in Hetauda, Makawanpur on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Chief Minister of the Province 3 Dormani Paudel is inducting additional four ministers in the cabinet.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Province Chief Kayastha of Province 2 administered the oath of office and secrecy to all seven ministers today.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 28: Lawmakers of the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in Province 1 have intensified lobbying to become ministers in the provincial government.