CHITWAN, Feb 22: Former Member of Parliament (MP) Eknath Ranabhat passed away on Monday while undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical College. He was 69. He had been hospitalized since the past 16 days after he suffered a stroke. He was hypertensive. He breathed his last at 1:58 pm.
DANG, March 9: Born in an economically weak family, Shanta Chaudhary of Dang district was made to work as a housemaid for a landlord of the district at a tender age of 10. From that age, she spent the next ten years working as a kamlari (indentured laborer).
ITAHARI, Nov 7: Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, who has been elected as member of parliament (MP) for five times, is contesting the upcoming elections from Sunsari-3. CPN-UML's Bhagbati Chaudhary, who was narrowly defeated by Gachchhadar in the second Constituent Assembly elections in 2013, is challenging the veteran NC leader's regime as a common candidate of the left alliance.
KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed Rs 2.5 million as an election expenditure limit per candidate contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system. A candidate contesting the provincial assembly elections, however, can spend up to Rs 1.5 million.
KATHMANDU, July 24: Drawing attention of the parliament to the ongoing standoff between neighboring India and China at their tri-junction border point with Bhutan over the Doklam plateau, a lawmaker from the main opposition CPN-UML has urged the government to make Nepal's position clear.
Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna - the Bollywood heartthrob best known for his roles in films such as “Amar Akbar Anthony,” “Qurbaani” and “Insaaf” - died of cancer at a hospital on Thursday morning.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: CPN-UML lawmaker Rajan Bhattarai has sought clarification of the government on the Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba's controversial presence in a conference in Goa, India recently.
KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The government on Tuesday registered a bill at Parliament to revise upwards the pay and perks for members of Parliament and other office-bearers, including the speaker and deputy speaker.