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.
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.
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 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 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 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, 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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.