KATHMANDU, July 26: As the government comes up with a slew of measures including declaration of various areas in the capital city as prohibited zones, there are growing concerns within civil society that they are bent on curbing civic space — something very vital in a healthy democracy.

KATHMANDU, July 18: In its joint election manifesto, the Nepal Communist Party had promised internet access to all the general public and also free internet services at public offices across the country. Government policies speak of the urgency of increased internet access to narrow the digital divide. Ministers often talk about smart cities, for which cheap internet services are essential.

NRB moves to lower interest rates

July 12, 2018 06:05 am

KATHMANDU, July 12: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has brought in monetary policy for the upcoming fiscal year 2018/19 with a number of measures aimed at addressing the skyrocketing lending rates in recent months.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the government of running the state affairs in an arbitrary way.

Bettering moves for e-payment

June 7, 2018 08:59 am

Motorola and Khalti announced a strategic partnership to promote digital payment in Nepal among new smartphone buyers on Monday. As part of the agreement, Khalti has rolled out cash back offers up to Rs. 2000 on selected range of Motorola smartphones.

RUKUM, June 4: The Karnali Province government has initiated necessary work to validate insurgency-era land transactions carried out by the then parallel government run by the Maoist rebels.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Sita Air has said that it will operate all its flights to Karnali province from Surkhet Airport from June 29 onwards.

KHOTANG, May 20: Rupakot Majhuwagadi Municipality of Khotang has started strict plans to end the middlemen practice in vegetable sales in the municipality. Rules have been formulated to end the middlemen practice in the weekly bazaar held in Diktel.

NEW DELHI, April 20: The opposition parties launched an unprecedented bid to impeach the top judge on Friday, accusing him of failing to protect the independence of the judiciary from executive interference, among other charges.

KATHMANDU, April 18: In a bold move against  organized transport syndicates, the government on Tuesday decided not to renew any transportation committees, which are registered at district administration offices (DAOs).

Nothing moves on Budhi Gandaki hydro

March 31, 2018 08:26 am

KATHMANDU, March 31: Prime Minister K P Oli had once indicated that under his premiership the decision of the previous government to cancel the license of China Gezhouba Group Corporation to construct the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Plant would be revised.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The government has been providing official residences to sitting ministers at the Ministers' Quarters in Pulchowk since the Panchayat era.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Leadership Corner and Cambridge Institute of Technology jointly organized a motivational program titled ‘Struggle’ at Jamal Nachghar on Friday. This program aimed at motivating and inspiring youths.

Griezmann is Barcelona’s top target for the summer after the capture of Philippe Coutinho in January.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Demanding a re-run of parliamentary polls in his constituency, Tanahun-2, Nepali Congress (NC) youth leader Pradip Paudel filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Challenging the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to cancel his candidacy, Shivpujan Raya Yadav who's contesting the polls from Constituency 4, Sarlahi District, moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Claiming that Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for provincial elections from Sunsari constituency no. 2, Hemkarna Paudel is a convicted criminal, CPN-UML candidate from the same constituency, Sarvadhoj Sawa has filed a writ petition against Paudel's candidacy at the Supreme Court (SC).

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan’s telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied.

Comedian Kiku moves on to sitcom

September 7, 2017 09:47 am

MUMBAI, Sept 7: With Kapil Sharma's show heading for a "break", his colleague Kiku Sharda has confirmed that he is moving on to SAB TV's new sitcom ‘Partner’ with veteran comedian Johnny Lever.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Rastriya Prajatanta Party (RPP) has moved the Supreme Court on Sunday demanding that the registration at the Election Commission of the newly-formed Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) be scrapped.

KATMANDU, August 19: Veteran leader Pashupati Shumshere Rana, who has recently formed Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic), has moved the Supreme Court (SC) seeking his party's registration with the Election Commission (EC).

WASHINGTON, Aug 1: Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba shifted to his official residence at Baluwatar from his private residence at Budhanilkantha Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Newly-appointed Home Minister Janardan Sharma has taken initiatives to end the Kathmandu Valley's chronic traffic problems. Inviting senior police officials including Inspector General of Police, Prakash Aryal, and other authorities concerned at his office, Minister Sharma on Friday instructed them to do the needful to end the traffic woes.

He’s got the moves

May 26, 2017 13:12 pm

Matt Stefanina had a penchant for dancing from a young age but he never thought he could make a career out of it.

KATHMANDU, May 24: With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “all set to resign”, the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday decided to award the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese company. But the decision, according to government officials, to award the reservoir project to China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) has a rider - CGGC will have to come up with a technically and financially viable proposal within a year.

Madhes moves into election mode

May 23, 2017 00:10 am

JANAKPUR, May 23: Madhesi political parties are gradually moving into election mode following the successful conclusion of the first phase of the local elections.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the country had moved towards the course of constitution enforcement along with a national unity with the commencement of a process for the local-level election.

KATHMANDU, April 11:Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Nawaraj Silwal has again moved the Supreme Court (SC), challenging the new appointment of Inspector General of Police (IGP).

MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), April 7: Although their plights still remain largely ignored, people from the underprivileged Musahar community in southern plains are finally getting the governments’ due attention.

MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), April 7: Although their plights still remain largely ignored, people from the underprivileged Musahar community in southern plains are finally getting the governments' due attention.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on Sunday challenging the provision of Local Level Elections Act 2017, which does not allow parties, other than currently present in the parliament, from contesting the elections with same election symbol across the country.

Moves to buy EVM stirs controversy

February 9, 2017 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: As the ‘quiet’ negotiations by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav for the purchase of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) start courting serious controversy, it is learnt that  Smartmatic, the company with which the negotiations are being held, was found to have a questionable background.

European Union institutions moved a step closer on Tuesday to letting consumers access their online subscriptions for services like Netflix or Sky when they travel across the bloc.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy.

Sacked NRA CEO moves court

January 17, 2017 07:43 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Sacked Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Sushil Gyewali on Monday moved the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the government’s decision to remove him from the position.

The actor, who will get a 5.6 million pound divorce payout, has told friends she is “smitten” with Elon—the boss of electric car giant Tesla. They are now making plans together, The Mirror reported.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Sushil Gyewali has moved Supreme Court (SC) on Monday challenging the government’s decision to sack him.

New Diamond moves on top

January 9, 2017 04:34 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: In order to give exposure to young players, New Diamond Academy has placed two teams in the ongoing Dhorpatan Double League Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

YAVNE, ISRAEL, Jan 4: After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Protesting locals in the hill districts of Province 5 as well as local supporters of the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center)  have upped the ante in their respective areas while pressing their demand for keeping the province intact.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15: Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, a move aimed at halting the spread of "fake news" and other types of misinformation on the internet.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 17: Minister for Urban Development, Arjun Narsing KC, has said the government would move ahead by resolving problems gradually.

RCT moves on top

September 15, 2016 20:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Ranipokhari Corner Team (RCT) climbed on top of the Martyrs Memorial B Division League football tournament after a 1-0 win over Satdobato Youth Club at the artificial turf of ANFA ground, Satdobato.

Unemployment allowance bill moves ahead

September 14, 2016 00:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 14: Parliament has taken forward a bill proposing allowances for the unemployed, with a plan to duly endorse it after completing all the remaining procedures.

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3: Michael Phelps isn't sure what kind of moves Ryan Lochte has planned for "Dancing with the Stars."

MUMBAI, Sept 2: Director A R Murugadoss pulls out the stops for Sonakshi Sinha. The actress, on her part, goes the whole hog as an action star.

PRAGUE, Aug 30: After 15 years at Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky is returning to his former club Sparta Prague.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The government has started preparations to hand over construction of the new Darahara tower to Nepal Telecom (NT).

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli moved back to his home at Balkot, Bhaktapur from the prime minister's official residence at Baluwatar on Wednesday after CPN (Maoist-Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was elected as head of the government in parliament Wednesday afternoon.