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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Rumors speculating a fully fledged cabinet of ministers became a bluff after KP Sharma Oli led government failed to appoint no more than four ministers; Ishwar Pokherel, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Matrika Yadav and Yubaraj Khatiwada.

Much ado about ministers for Oli govt

February 26, 2018 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The KP Sharma Oli led government is planning to expand its cabinet of ministers today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The functioning of regional office of Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQ) in Dhangadi in far-western Nepal is sure to be affected as a provincial minister’s quarters will soon move into the office.

CHITWAN, Feb 24: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that names of all ministers would be finalized on Sunday and the swearing-in ceremony would be at 3:00 pm on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: With many leaders vying for ministerial portfolio, the CPN-UML’s standing committee meeting has concluded that the party chair will nominate ministers. Hence, KP Sharma Oli, the country’s prime minister has now been shouldered with the responsibility to finalize names from his party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has decided to reduce the number of ministries from 18 to 17.

Maoist Center to send ministers today

February 20, 2018 14:55 pm

CHITWAN, Feb 20: CPN (Maoist Center) will recommend three of its party leaders to join the KP Sharma Oli led government today.

KAILALI, Feb 18: Nirmala Badal (Joshi) elected unopposed on the post of a deputy speaker of Province 7 took the oath of office and secrecy Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Chief ministers of three provinces took oath of office and assumed their duties on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut has appointed two ministers in Province-2.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: His extended family owns a house in Jyatha and a small plot of land in Kathmandu where his brother runs a school. He has around half a million rupees in savings, a few diamond sets, 20 tola of gold and seven kilos of silver, not to mention a car, a motorcycle and the good perks and incentives he enjoys a sitting minister. Defense Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan is anything but poor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: With the leftist alliance finalizing its chief ministerial candidates in five provinces except for Province 4 on Friday, it now looks clear that the chief ministerial candidates in the federal Nepal this time won't be ethnically-balanced and gender inclusive.

MAKWANPUR, Feb 2: The Council of Ministers and the Office of the Chief Minister have come into operation at the provincial headquarters of Province 3 in Hetauda from Friday.