KATHMANDU, May 23: A bird strike is suspected to have led to the grounding of an aircraft of Jazeera Airways that met with a disturbance while landing at the Gautam Buddha International Airport early Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The final results of the May 13 local level election remain to be announced only in 26 local units now.

CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya has maintained his lead in the mayoral race for Pokhara Metropolitan City. As many as 107,962 votes have been counted so far in the metropolis.

KATHMANDU, May 22:The counting of votes of the local elections has concluded in 703 out of the 753 local bodies so far. According to the Election Commission (EC), vote counting has concluded in 252 municipalities and 450 rural municipalities. Out of the total 753 local units in the country, vote counting has concluded at 93.94 percent.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Failure to get chemical fertilizers on time even after the onset of the monsoon season is one of the biggest concerns of farmers in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 21: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the electoral alliance has become successful in local-bodies elections.

KATHMANDU, May 21: As many as 12 people were injured after a passenger bus met with  an accident in Doti district earlier today. According to Chief of Area Police Office, Dipayal, Rupa Singh, efforts are being made to transport five of the critically injured to another district for treatment.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Deliberation on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2022/23 continued in today's meeting of the House of Representatives.

MORANG, May 20: The ruling alliance candidate for the mayoral post of Biratnagar Metropolis, Nagesh Koirala of the Nepali Congress (NC) is leading in the mayoral race with over 6,000 votes in the ongoing vote count.

CHITWAN, May 20: CPN (Maoist Center) leader Renu Dahal who is a common candidate of the five-party ruling alliance has maintained her lead in the mayoral race of Bharatpur Metropolitan City against her closest rival, UML’s Bijay Subedi, as vote-counting continues.

KATHMANDU, May 20: A protest was staged today at Bhatbhateni, Naxal, demanding justice for a victim who spoke out regarding her horrible experiences with sexual abuse, violence and blackmail for over eight years on social media.

The elements of a functional democracy must include the following: separation of power, independent judiciary, direct or indirect participation of the people, rule of law, transparency of the government officials, safeguard of fundamental rights, free and fair elections, to name a few. I challenge any of our contemporary political leaders to say if even half of these parameters have been met in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today has begun deliberating on principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill (except tax) for the fiscal year 2022-23.

HoR meeting underway

May 18, 2022 16:44 pm

KATHMANDU, May 18: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is currently underway.

Gold price dips Rs 900 per tola

May 18, 2022 15:44 pm

KATHMANDU, May 18: Fine gold is being traded at Rs 95,800 per tola on Wednesday. The price of spot gold dropped by Rs 900 compared to Tuesday when the precious yellow metal was traded at Rs 96,700 per tola, according to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ (Fenegosida).

BIRGUNJ, MAY 18: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP)’s mayoral candidate Rajeshman Singh and Nepali Congress (NC)’s deputy mayoral candidate Imtiaz Aalam are leading the vote-counting in Birgunj Metropolitan City.

Govt hikes public transport fares

May 18, 2022 12:45 pm

KATHMANDU, May 18: The government has decided to increase the fares of long-distance vehicles by 3.5 percent.

Eight ordinances tabled in HoR

May 18, 2022 12:20 pm

KATHMANDU, May 18: Eight different ordinances were presented at the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday

KATHMANDU, May 18: Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading the mayoral race of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) by a margin of more than 8000 votes against his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)'s Ramesh Napit emerged victorious as the mayor of Shankharapur Municipality with 4,700 votes. His closest contender Laxmi Prasad (LP) Shrestha of CPN (Unified Socialist) got 4,202 votes, said Municipal Election Officer Sita Niraula.

JHAPA, May 18: CPN-UML candidate Rajendra Pokharel has been elected the mayor while Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Asha Shivakoti registered her win as the deputy mayor of Kankai municipality in Jhapa.

HoR Meeting Underway

May 17, 2022 16:41 pm

KATHMANDU, May 17: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is currently underway at the federal parliament building in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has unanimously endorsed the names of Nepal’s ambassadors to China and South Africa recommended by the government.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress (NC) mayoral candidate for Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiri Babu Maharjan is leading in the ongoing vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is leading the mayoral race in Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 9,395 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 8,040 votes.

LUMBINI, May 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged India to provide additional air routes from Mahendranagar, Nepalgunj and Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), India, to construct the 679 MW Arun-4 Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah has expressed his best wishes to all on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti.

KATHMNADU, May 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini

CHITWAN, May 16: The mayoral candidate of the ruling five-party alliance Renu Dahal is leading the polls by just 14 votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepali Congress (NC) has emerged victorious in Dakshinkali Municipality of Kathmandu.

Nepal’s agriculture sector is still in a primitive stage. If India lacks foodstuff itself and stops exporting it to us, we might be in a crisis of food insecurity. The fact that India recently banned the export of wheat is not a good sign. The Russia-Ukraine war only makes matters worse for us.

GORKHA, May 16: The Nepali Congress (NC) has emerged victorious in Arughat Rural Municipality of Gorkha. NC candidates for Chairman and Vice Chairperson Raju Gurung and Kalpana Nepali received 5,556 votes and 5,361 votes, respectively.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The postponed May 13 election at various six polling centers of four local bodies across the country took place today.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the bodies concerned not to blow a minor human error during the counting of votes out of proportion as an issue of dispute.

KAILALI, May 15: The counting of votes has concluded in five of the 88 local bodies of Sudurpaschim Province so far. Of the five local bodies, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML emerged victorious in two local units each, while the CPN (Maoist Center) won in one local unit.

LUMBINI, May 15: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving here tomorrow, leading an 11-member delegation in the course of his official visit to Nepal. He will be arriving here at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

CHITWAN, May 15: CPN-UML mayoral candidate Bijay Subedi is currently 121 votes behind the candidate from the five-party ruling coalition Renu Dahal, who is also a member of the CPN (Maosit Center).

BARA, May 15: Vote counting is underway in Kalaiya sub-metropolis and Jitpur Simara sub-metropolis of Bara district.

POKHARA, May 15: With the vote counting currently underway across the country, Kaski is expected to have mixed results. In one of the five municipalities of Kaski, the coalition of CPN (Unified Socialist) has taken the lead in Pokhara Metropolitan City, while the Nepali Congress (NC) candidates are leading in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality, Annapurna Rural Municipality and Madi Rural Municipality.

Independent candidate Nirmal Tandukar has been elected the chair of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Ward No. 1.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Five different agreements will be signed between Nepal and India to deepen the centuries-old educational and cultural ties between the two countries during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini.

KATHMANDU, May 15: India has imposed a ban on export of wheat citing the soaring price of the farm products due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

CHITWAN, May 14: The mayoral candidate of the ruling five-party alliance Renu Dahal is leading the polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

BIRATNAGAR, May 14: Mayor candidate of the ruling five-party alliance in Biratnagar Metropolitan City Nagesh Koirala is leading in the election race with 434 votes out of 1,200 votes counted so far.  Koirala’s nearest rival Sagar Thapa of the CPN-UML has received 316 votes so far.

The counting of votes of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is currently underway.

MANANG, May 14: Dhan Bahadur Gurung of the Nepali Congress has been elected to the post of Chairman of Naso Rural Municipality in Manang district. He gathered 820 votes while his nearest rival Man Bahadur Gurung of the CPN-UML secured 676 votes.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress (NC) Mayoral candidate for Lalitpur Metropolitan City Chiri Babu Maharjan is leading in the ongoing vote counting.

MYAGDI, May 14: CPN-UML candidates have won the election for the post of Chairman and Vice-Chairperson of Baragung Muktichhetra Rural Municipality in Mustang district.

DHARAN, May 14: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates of democratic-left coalition are leading in the local polls as the vote counting is currently underway.  As per the preliminary results of the 100 vote counts from ward one, two and three, respectively, mayoral candidate Kishor Rai is leading with 116 votes out of the total 300 votes counted so far.