KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the executive chairperson of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the proposed Cabinet reshuffle.
KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Nepal’s coronavirus case tally has neared 60,000 after the confirmation of 1,246 new cases and four more deaths related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said on Thursday afternoon.
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KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The government has introduced a number of waivers, exemptions and reliefs on income tax, fines and interests accrued on tax liabilities for those taxpayers who have either not come under tax net or late on filing tax returns.
KATHMANDU, July 30: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has demanded that the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Health and Population apologize with "Enough is Enough" campaigners, and step down from their ministerial posts.
KATHMANDU, July 27: India has asked Nepal's Darchula District Administration to bar the Nepali people from entering Gunji, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, the three Nepali territories which have long been occupied by Indian security forces.
KATHMANDU, July 17: The government appeared pathetic in the execution of the budget announced for fiscal year 2019/20 which ended on Wednesday, spending less than 50% of the amount earmarked for development projects while falling short by 30% also in revenue collection.
KATHMANDU, July 15: The government has extended the deadlines of the contracts for development projects by another six months citing the problems that the contractors have faced amid the ongoing lockdown.
KATHMANDU, July 10: Taking a strong exception to contents produced by some Indian news channels including Zee News which linked Prime Minister KP Oli with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi, Press Council Nepal (PCN) has drawn the attention of Press Council of India.
KATHMANDU, July 8: Youths affiliated to the ruling Nepal Communist Party staged demonstrations at various six places of the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday to extend support to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
KATHMANDU, July 6: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has requested the Australian ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, to start commercial air service between the two countries.
When relations between the two states deteriorate due to various reasons, dialogue is a tool to bring them back on track. Closing all prospects for talks means the individual state does not want to keep relations at all.
KATHMANDU, July 3: The tourism and aviation sector of Nepal has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 34 billion during the period of lockdown, according to a report produced by a committee formed by the government to study the loss incurred by the sector due to the enforcement of lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak in different parts of the world.
KATHMANDU, June 25: The government has backed out of the plan to push ahead with the passage of the bill to amend the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Act, 1991, following widespread backlash from the private sector over the proposed provisions to bring private businesses under the jurisdiction of the apex constitutional body to combat corruption.
DHANGADI / BAITADI, June 21: Even though migrant workers and others returning to Nepal via different Indo-Nepal border points are quarantined for 14 days, the risk of COVID-19 outbreak is still high due to delayed PCR test reports.
KATHMANDU, June 18: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has endorsed the 'Appropriation Bill, 2077 BS' by majority votes. Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the bill along with a message from the House of Representatives at the meeting.
KATHMANDU, June 17: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the government from various parts of the country and abroad, asking the government to effectively handle ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
KATHMANDU, June 15: The government is having a cash crunch to manage its immediate liabilities due to a heavy fall in revenue collection during the nationwide lockdown that has almost stagnated businesses activities in the country.
After weeks of anger and frustration, a group of young people took to the streets of Baluwatar to demand accountability from this government. The COVID-19 response from this government has been dismal: testing rates are low, RDTs reign over PCR tests, quarantines are poorly managed – hotbeds for disease-- and there seems to be no real strategy to address the impending economic fallout and the long-term management of returning migrant workers. Nepali Congress MP Gagan Thapa rightly repeated what was being said all over social media the last few weeks yesterday in parliament: Where did the $1.3 billion spent on COVID-19 response go? Are the border quarantines fast becoming ‘concentration camps’? A series of failures have emerged as a result of what seems to be a reactive approach to governance.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The government has listed out hotels across the Kathmandu Valley and other places that are available for quarantine service for migrant worker returnees who will be evacuated from abroad.
KATHMANDU, June 5: Although the government almost every year revises the customs duty and excise duty on alcohol to collect more revenue, the budget for 2020/21 has surprisingly kept the tax rates on the conspicuous goods unchanged despite the government falling in pressure to manage the financial resources to manage the expenditures.
KATHMANDU, June 4: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Girirajmani Pokharel, has said a decision regarding the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) and examination of Grade 11 and 12 will be taken within a week.
KATHMANDU, May 27: Notwithstanding the fact that Nepal is popular for trekking and mountaineering among foreigners, an overwhelming majority of tourists who visited Nepal in the year 2019 are found to have come here for entertainment purposes.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Japan has extended grant assistance of up to one billion, one hundred and seventy million Japanese Yen (¥1,170,000,000), equivalent to 1,319.9 million Nepali rupees to Nepal for the Development of Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto.
KATHMANDU, May 21: With several negative impacts on the economic activities amid the growing threat of Covid-19 across the country, the government is expected to come up with effective programs to boost the agricultural sector via the announcement of the budget for fiscal year 2020/21 that is scheduled for May 28.