BARA, Nov 14: A border dispute has ensued between two municipalities after both the local units assign contract for extracting construction materials from the same area of Lalbakaiya River.

KATHMANDU, May 16: While the country has been declared free from load shedding, 119 out of 460 rural municipalities are without energy facilities, according to Ram Prasad Dhital, executive director of the Alternative Energy Promotion Center.

ARGHAKHACHI, March 28: Some of the local bodies have allocated very low budget to purchase medicine that is distributed free at public health posts. While some locals are concerned that such low budget would further deteriorate already sorry health scenario in the district, local body representatives are confident that they can address the shortage after analyzing the situation.

ROLPA, Dec 27: Local level representatives of Rolpa district have courted controversy for sidelining important works in health and education sectors as well as infrastructural development and instead of being involved in other contentious activities.

Municipalities without facilities

October 15, 2017 12:09 pm

RUKUM, Oct 15: It takes hours of walk for Sunita Khadka to fetch drinking water. And as such having drinking water facility in her home is a farfetched dream. Similarly, she has faint hope of having transportation services in the village in her lifetime. A resident of Aathbiskot Municipality, she also laments lack of health facilities and power supply. “It may take years more for us to receive facilities like towns presently have,” she noted. There are a number of villages in Rukum where basic facilities like heath, education, communication, irrigation are still only a dream. However, the government has upgraded their status to ‘sugam’ (which literally means areas which can be reached easily) in its recent review. However, Asthbiskot Municipality, among other places, which has no traces of modern facilities, was upgraded to sugam area. This has disappointed the local as they claim that the any area can be sugam only if it has facilities of a municipality.  “Our life is miserable as it was before. A few new road tracks have opened recently but they are not fully operational,” said Khadka. “We still use mules for transportation,” she added.

KATHMANDU, July 21: A parliamentary panel has directed the government authorities concerned to make telephone and Internet services accessible in 15 rural municipalities in the country that are yet to be connected with telecom services.

KHOTANG, July 8: Bishwonath Niraula of Khotang, Makpa was a secondary-level teacher until he resigned from the post on April 17. His role has now changed after he was elected as the chairperson of Ainselukharka Rural Municipality on June 30. Niraula, who was picked by Nepali Congress (NC) for the post defeated his opponent by 403 votes. After assuming his office, Niraula is busy solving the problems of the locals from 10 am till 5 pm. “It is a completely new experience for me but I am quite enjoying it,” he said.

BIRATNAGAR, July 3: Nepali Congress has clinched victory in Letang and Ratuwamai municipalities. Sahankar Rai has been elected as the mayor of Letang Municipality. Rai got 6, 961 votes.

ILAM, May 29: Nepali Congress (NC) finalized the names for the mayoral and deputy mayoral candidacies for municipalities in the district.

KATHMANDU, May 22: CPN-UML has emerged victorious in six municipalities out of ten in Kathmandu district.

MYAGDI, May 18: Nepali Congress mayoral candidate Hari Kumar Shrestha has won the race for the mayor of Beni Municipality with 5679 votes, compared to 5634 votes for his closest rival CPN-UML candidate Pramod Shrestha.

MYAGDI, May 18: Nepali Congress mayoral candidate Hari Kumar Shrestha has won the race for the mayor of Beni Municipality with 5679 votes, compared to 5634 votes for his closest rival CPN-UML candidate Pramod Shrestha.

GORKHA, May 18: Nepali Congress candidate Santa Bahadur Gurung has emerged victorious in the race for chief of Dharchema Rural Municipality with 1709 votes, compared 1656 votes for his closest rival Naya Shakti candidate Laxman Gurung.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML takes lead in five-five Kathmandu Municipalities in the first phase of local elections.

RAMECHHAP, May 17:  UML candidate Khadga Bahadur Sunuwar has been elected as chief of Gokulganga Rural Municipality. He has secured 3,551 votes. For the post of deputy chief, UML candidate Radhika Shreshta has been elected with 3,638 votes.

SYNGJA , May 17: CPN-UML has won the election in three rural municipalities in Syangja district –Phedikhola, Andhikhola and Harinas Rural Municipalities.

KAVRE, May 17: Nepali Congress(NC) and CPN-UML have won the election in Bethan Chowk and Khani Khola Rural Municipalities in Kavre respectively.

DANG, May 16: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have won the race for chief and deputy chief of Darma and Dhorchaur Rural Municipalities respectively.

JAJARKOT, May 16: As per the latest updates of vote counting in the district, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have won the chief and deputy chief each in separate rural municipalities.  NC candidate Harichandra Basnet was elected as chief of Kuse  Rural Municipality while Ramchhaya Shahi (NC) got  elected as deputy chief.

NAWALPARASI, May 15: CPN-UML is taking the lead in 4 municipalities of Nawalparasi district.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Nepali Congress has taken lead in Kageshwari Manohara, Tokha, Tarakeshwar and Budhanilakantha municipalities of Kathmandu district while CPN-UML has taken lead in Kirtipur, Dakshinkali and Shankarapur municipalities.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The main opposition party CPN-UML has finalized the names of the candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in ten municipalities of Kathmandu district.

Kathmandu, April 26: The offices of returning officers have been set up in all 10 municipalities of Kathmandu district on Tuesday to accomplish local level elections.

BIRATNAGAR, April 26: Though the announcement of local elections in two phases slowed down the poll campaigns for a while, that has not dampened the excitement of locals in the rural municipalities of the Koshi-Mechi region.

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has appointed 481 chief and executive officers in rural municipalities as office heads to expedite the poll preparation scheduled for May 14.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Following complaints about poor implementation of the building code, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked the chief executive officers of all 22 municipalities in Kathmandu Valley to strictly enforce the National Building Code.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Four months after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced in the parliament to operate 100 city buses in major cities of the country, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked four municipalities based in the Kathmandu Valley to register a joint company to operate large buses across Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.

CHANDRAUTA (Kapilvastu), Nov 5: An all – party meeting has decided to form five municipalities and six village councils in Kapilvastu district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Almost over 17 months after the devastating earthquakes of last year, the government has decided to enforce the National Building Code in all the 217 municipalities and other urbanizing villages with over 1,000 households.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Almost over 17 months after the last year's devastating earthquake, the government has decided to enforce the National Building Code in all the 217 municipalities and other urbanizing villages with over 1,000 households.

Most municipalities have no fire engines

September 10, 2016 00:10 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The government is working on a plan to ensure all 217 municipalities across the country have fire engines.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has decided to distribute new fire trucks to 17 different municipalities.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 23: The government has declared various new municipalities in Bhaktapur district but, in true sense, they are no different than village development committees.

JANAKPUR, July 2: Many village development committees (VDCs) in Dhanusa district were merged and declared as municipality despite not meeting the minimum required criteria. Locals had hoped that the declaration would open many prospects for development.