KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The ruling Nepal Communist Party on Wednesday decided to nominate its vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam as a member of the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: All the 175 Nepali nationals evacuated from China's Hubei province who have been kept in quarantine at Kharipati of Bhaktapur since Sunday morning have tested negative for the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The 70th National Democracy Day is being observed across the country by organizing various programs today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Minister for Energy Barshan Man Pun on Tuesday said that the government is working to provide electricity to every household of the country within two years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal Civil Service Employee's Association (NCSEA) on Tuesday warned the government not to scrap the existing trade unions in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: An ambitious plan of installing underground electric wires in the Kathmandu Valley has formally begun.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Former Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe is all set to be appointed as the Minister for Law and Justice today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The government, in a bid to repatriate Nepali students in corona-virus-hit Hubei province in China, will fly them to Nepal in the wee hours of coming Sunday. Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA)'s Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari told National News Agency (RSS) that the government has made arrangements to return the Nepalis from Wuhan in China.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar on Thursday vowed to bring Melamchi waters to Kathmandu by mid-July.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: As part of Government of India’s post-earthquake-reconstruction efforts in Nepal, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is organizing an exposure visit of 21 elected local government representatives from Nuwakot district of Nepal to India from February 10 to 14.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday urged Nepali policy makers to adopt policies to provide a conducive environment for media freedom.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokharel on Sunday stressed the need to have extensive discussion to minimize the climate change effects and adaption arguing that Nepal was worst hit by the climate change.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday said the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact Program and United States Indo-Pacific Strategy were two different things, and that there was no need to link them together.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Sunday urged the government to take necessary precautionary measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Amrita Dhakal, 32, of Saurapana, Gorkha could have been a successful entrepreneur today if only she had not dreamt of going to Japan and earning Rs 300,000 a month. Giving in to this lofty dream, she fell victim to a fraudster and she ended up selling off her clothing store, which was bringing her a steady income.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The agitating sugarcane farmers have called off their protest following a five-point agreement with the government Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The main opposition Nepali Congress has urged the government to revise the Information Technology Bill saying that the proposed bill curtails people's right to freedom of expression.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Only five days are left to formally inaugurate the Visit Nepal Year 2020. The government is going to celebrate the Visit Nepal-2020 as the national festival.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Millennium Challenge Account-Nepal (MCA- Nepal) has clarified that the US government has been providing a compact grant for infrastructure developments in Nepal through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and has appealed for timely ratification of the MCC Compact.

The government has decided to establish Defense University at Perungedanda of Banepa Municipality of Kavrepalanchok district. The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers has given permission to establish the university at the place.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Election Commission on Friday called on political parties to file registration for the election to the National Assembly within 10 days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Nepal government has decided to file candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the powerful United Nations Security Council for the 2037-38 term.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The government has announced to hold the National Assembly elections on January 23, 2020.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The 13th South Asian Games concluded amidst a glittering ceremony at the Dasarath stadium this evening.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal is to draw the attention of the 25th conference of parties (COP-25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change towards the direct negative impact of global warming as can be seen in the rapid melting of snow in the Himalayas.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) officially kicked off in the capital on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: By-elections to fill 52 vacant positions in three-tiers of government have been concluded in a peaceful manner on Saturday, the Election Commission said.

POKHARA, Nov 30: Four explosions have taken place near the polling centers in Kaski district during the ongoing by-elections, officials said.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 30: By-election is currently underway to fill 52 vacant positions in three-tiers of government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepal has been elected unanimously as vice-chair of the 12th council session (2019-21) of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to allow eligible voters, who have not have voters' identity cards for some reason, to cast their ballots in tomorrow's by-election based on the biometric identity cards issued by the government bodies.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The agitating Federation of Contractor's Association Nepal (FCAN) on Monday staged a sit-in in front of the Prime Minister's official residence at Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma on Sunday accused the government of not being serious towards resolving the much-delayed transitional justice process.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Federation of Nepali Journalists will organize a nation-wide demonstration on Sunday to exert pressure on the government and concerned stakeholders to ensure press freedom and protection of journalists.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that Ncell, a private telecom company, can pay only Rs 21.10 billion in capital gains tax against the Rs 39.06 billion determined by the Large Taxpayers' Office under the Nepal government.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A two-day Energy Summit began in the capital on Thursday.

Govt again bans ride hailing services

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KAHMANDU, Nov 21: The government has banned the use of private vehicles for public transport, apparently with a view to restrict various popular ride hailing services currently in operation in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reshuffled the Cabinet on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The cases of missing children has been going up lately compared to the previous years, a huge cause for concern for the missing persons' families as well as the State.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Japan has handed over an excavator valued at about Nepali Rupees 9.3 million to officials of Tukche-1 of Thasang Rural municipality in Mustang district on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Conflict victims waiting for justice for decades now feel cheated once again by the government with the committee formed to recommend new TJ officials preparing to entrust "incompetent" persons with the responsibility of providing justice to them.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Co-chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the upcoming by-election is going to be a litmus test for the current government to demonstrate its popularity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The meeting of the committee formed to recommend the names of the officer-bearers for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) has decided to make public the recommended names on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that Nepal should not agree on 'China-India Plus' cooperation model to South Asia pushed forward by the neighboring countries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee has decided to set the retirement age of 60 for those government employees who are presently serving the government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepali students and alumni members of Harvard University on Thursday urged the government to release Roop Jyoti and his family members from incarceration.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: On behalf of the Indian government, EXIM Bank of India has released Nepali rupees 3.10 billion to Government of Nepal from concessional Line of Credit towards reimbursement of 3rd tranche of housing reconstruction in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The 11th meeting of the Joint Commission between Nepal and the European Union (EU) is currently underway in Kathmandu.