JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 17: Province 2 is in the process of being converted from a number to letters. In a meeting held on Sunday, the members of the provincial assembly seemed to be unanimous on the issue of a permanent capital of the province, but they were divided on its name.

DAMAK, Oct 30: Province 1 has expedited its homework to finalize its name by mid-January next year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: After failing to forge consensus over the name and their capital city nearly for two years, four of the seven provinces have been awaiting nod from the central level leaders of major political parties to resolve these thorny issues.

Name provinces, fix capitals

May 8, 2019 02:00 am

Nearly two years after the country started exercising federal system with three tiers of government, more than half of total seven provinces are yet to settle names and fix provincial capitals.

KATHMANDU, NOV 15: Nearly a year after the election of the provincial assemblies and nine months after the first meetings of the assemblies, four of the seven provinces have yet to choose their own names or their provincial capitals.

DHANGADHI, Oct 3: In 1981, King Birendra demarcated Nepal's nine districts of the farthest west as 'Far-western Development Region' and set Dipayal as its headquarters.

BUTWAL, August 5: Province 5 is still struggling to resolve the row over the provincial capital and name of the province as lawmakers from the main opposition and ruling parties remain divided over crucial issues.

The Netherlands head coach Ryan Campbell has announced the Dutch national team squads for the T20 Tri Series at Lord’s (July 29) and the two ODIs against Nepal.

American President Trump attempted to show off his football knowledge in meeting with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa but ended with an epic fail

KATHMANDU, June 29: Results of the ninth edition of the Test in Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) language under the Employment Permit System (EPS) have been announced.

MACEDONIA, June 26: The president has reiterated for the second time his intention not to endorse the agreement with Greece, which was due to put an end to the decades-long dispute between the countries.

POKHARA, June 24: The Province 4’s assembly is working to finalize their provincial name and its capital today after a committee formed to finalize names recommended it.

KATHMANDU, June 21: After the death of Senior Neurosurgeon Upendra Devkota the name of Neuro Hospital is decided to be changed to ‘Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences’ from 'National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences before.'

JANAKPUR, June 11: Province 2 has not been able to finalize its name and official language despite numerous attempts to reach consensus on the same. Lots of disputes have arisen on the issue as different parties are adamant on their own demands.

POKHARA, June 4: After long discussion and debate, the assembly members of Province 4 have come to a conclusion to name the province. 45 provincial members have agreed and suggested to name the province as ‘Gandaki’.

MYAGDI, June 3: Soniya Budha of Darwang in Malika Rural municipality-6 of Myagdi district had to go through a lot of difficulties in lack of citizenship certificate. She was brought up by her mother alone since her father went out of contact.

KATHMANDU, May 21: A little known communist party with a name almost similar to the ruling party formed after merger between UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has accused the later of making a mockery of law by registering the party with a name already in use.

Trump just managed to spell Melania's name wrong in a tweet.

KATHMANDU, April 30: As Nepal's equidistant relations with its immediate neighbors have come under scrutiny especially after the new government came into place, top diplomats and foreign policy experts have advised the government not to make any compromise on the country's national interests in the name of equidistant relations with India and China.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Judicial Council has forwarded the name of three justices of Supreme Court to the Constitutional Council for the vacant post of Chief Justice.

Blast your name into outer space!

We have planned to form a small and far-reaching cabinet in Province 1: Sherdhan Rai .

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.

JANAKPUR, Mar 7: Province 2 is preparing to hold its cabinet meeting on Friday to finalize the name of the province and fix its permanent capital among other issues.

Don’t abuse in name of festivals

March 3, 2018 09:40 am

Holi, a festival of colors, was celebrated on Thursday in various parts of Nepal’s hilly region, including in Kathmandu, and in tarai region on Friday. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and exchanging the happiness among people. Holi calls for hopes of joys, meet and greet with loved ones, forgiving and forgetting, also repairing broken relationships.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 26: Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai, has said the capital and name of the province would be declared soon.

Maoist MP’s name in Indian voter list

February 17, 2018 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Newly-elected CPN (Maoist Center) member of the House of Representative from Siraha, Suresh Chandra Das, has been found registered in the Indian voter rolls also, raising a question whether Das posses dual citizenship. It is mandatory to have Indian citizenship for registering in the voter rolls in India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Nepali Congress has submitted the name list of the House of Representatives members under PR electoral system at the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Nepali Congress has finalized the name of the House of Representatives members under PR electoral system.

KAILALI, Feb 9: CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the name of the new party after merger between CPN-UMLand CPN (Maoist Centre) will be the Nepal Communist Party.

EC to publish voter’s name list today

January 21, 2018 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Election Commission (EC) has prepared to publish the voters name list of National Assembly (NA) election after the swearing-in ceremony of all provincial assembly members conclude.

What’s in a name

January 5, 2018 09:13 am

A friend of mine has started a ‘name my baby’ contest on Facebook. His wife is expected to deliver their baby sometime next month.

Living up to its name

December 1, 2017 12:54 pm

There is no escaping the funny lovelorn lyrics, witty choreography and strikingly modern dace form of the recent hit Nepali music video. With more than 2.5 million views ‘Viral bhaidiyo’ song has become the number one trending video on YouTube in Nepal. The outstanding performance of the entire ‘Viral Bhaidiyo’ team has been able to captivate many Nepalis across the country and abroad. “As soon as I heard the lyrics of the song, I wanted to make a music video for it,” says Sabin Karki, director, choreographer and actor of the song.

Everton name Allardyce as manager

December 1, 2017 09:56 am

LONDON, Dec 1: Everton have named former England boss Sam Allardyce as their manager on an 18-month contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, Oct 24: A fallen soldier’s angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband’s death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier’s name in last week’s condolence call “made me cry.” He retorted that the call was “very respectful” and her accusation about her husband’s name simply wasn’t true.

CAPE TOWN, Oct 04: Bowler Dane Paterson was handed a first call-up to South Africa’s one-day international team on Wednesday for the series against Bangladesh, two days after receiving his first selection for the test side. He is the only uncapped player among the 14 called up for the three ODIs in Kimberley on Oct. 15; Paarl on Oct. 18 and East London on Oct. 22.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Two years after the new constitution came into effect, the government is all set to announce temporary provincial capitals under the new federal setup. The high-powered Federal Administration Restructuring Committee formed by the government has recommended 15 cities out of which the seven provincial capitals will be chosen.

LONDON, August 30: England have named an unchanged squad for the series-deciding third Test against West Indies at Lord’s next week.

NEW DELHI, August 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country's secular ideals.

LONDON, August 10: Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is desperate to win trophies this season and has urged the club to sign some more big name players to help him achieve his ambition.

BHAIRAHAWA, July 30: Locals of Rupandehi have been facing lots of hassles while crossing the border to India due to the heightened security measures adopted by the Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB).

UDAYAPUR, July 23: A majority of board members have taken a decision on changing the name of Sunkoshi rural municipality to Lingchingbung rural municipality here in Udayapur.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has unanimously endorsed the name of Gopal Parajuli for the post of Chief Justice on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 12 : The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has said that it will name the head of a public office, who has financial arrears and is involved in other financial indiscipline, in its next annual report. It will audit all public spending of the current fiscal year and make public the report by mid-April.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the political parties representing the Legislature-Parliament in collecting voters' roll for coming provincial and parliamentary elections.

KATHMANDU, July 10: For the purpose of the provincial elections and federal elections, the Election Commission (EC) has decided to collect the voters' name list from July 16 to 30 in the district election offices across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 30: IME Ltd and Global IME Bank Ltd have jointly announced the name of 100 students selected  for ‘IME Global IME Aakanshya Scholarship Fund’ for the year 2073 BS.

La Liga champions Barcelona will pay tribute to visionary midfielder and coach Johan Cruyff by naming one of their new stadiums after the late Dutchman and his statue will also be erected at the Nou Camp.

India yet to name Rae’s successor

March 1, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: After nearly three decades, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu is set to remain without its ambassador after South Block failed to pick a successor to Ranjit Rae, who retired from service on Tuesday.

What’s in a name?

February 25, 2017 08:14 am

In a ridiculous decision, the Film Development Board (FDB) of Nepal has withheld the approval of upcoming movie Gajabaja, directed by independent filmmaker Ganesh Dev Pandey. The fate of its release is still uncertain. The FDB was particularly concerned over the use of the word gaja (marijuana), apparently because marijuana use is illegal in Nepal.