KATHMANDU, June 21: Disputes between the local units and the federal government have come to the fore after the federal government deputed employees from the center only to the local units located at easy access areas. Local units in remote areas of the country are reportedly without necessary manpower.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Enterprises and the government are at odds over the taxing of the fund transferred to the company-level employee welfare fund. While the government wants to levy tax on welfare fund if that is not spent in line with its purpose, companies say that the decision of the Inland Revenue Department to impose tax on such fund has been problematic for both employees and business firms.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although the constitution clearly stipulates that a new government needs to be formed within 30 days of the publication of final result for the elections, legal experts are divided over the process for its formation.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: A serious dispute has surfaced between the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) on one hand and Madhes-based parties Rastriya Janata Party and Federal Socialist Forum (FSFN) on the other over electoral alliance in Province 2 for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev and joint secretary at the ministry Suresh Acharya, are at odds over the content of the clarification sought from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Director General Sanjiv Gautam.
KATHMANDU, August 10: At a time when the donor-influenced school sector reform program (SSRP) has bitten the dust, the government has extended its Rs 1.1 trillion School Sector Development Program (SSDP) for another seven years. SSDP is being vehemently criticized as a centrally imposed program against the spirit of federalism.
KATHMANDU, June 24: With the commencement of local level elections, differences have emerged between two government agencies over the continuing relevance of the local peace committees, leaving such committees dysfunctional. The committees were established in all 75 districts but with no further budget allocations they are now on the verge of dissolution.
KATHMANDU, May 7: The first phase of the local elections is just a week away, but the political parties are at odds over two crucial issues—when to count the vote and whether to bring the budget in between the two phases of polling.
KATHMANDU, May 2: Despite confusion over the polls taking place, the Election Commission (EC) has set the stage for the first phase of local elections scheduled for May 14 as announced by the government.
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KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Arguing that the local level restructuring commission (LLRC) only has the authority to make recommendations concerning new local units under the federal system, a group of constitutional lawyers has suggested to the government that it can make necessary changes to the report submitted by the commission and endorse it.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Commissioners at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) are voicing contradictory views at a time when less than 15 days remain in the TRC’s original tenure of two-years and 57,753 complaints from conflict victims are still pending with it.
GORKHA, Dec 31: Prakash Bhattarai, 9, wakes up at four o’clock sharp every day. He takes bath, chants gayatri mantra and sits for mediation and puja religiously. Then he heads to the Bauddhik Gurukul Vidyalaya (BGV) for attending classes attired in dhoti and kurta.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Members of the general public and experts concerned have taken the property statements submitted by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other ministers as unconvincing and at odds with the lifestyles of those leaders.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With mounting dissatisfaction within the two key ruling parties over the proposed amendments to the new Constitution, the top leadership of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN (Maoist Center) find themselves in real trouble.
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: At a time when the government is preparing to register a constitution amendment bill in the Parliament to address the demands of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), the dispute between the UDMF and Federal Alliance (FA) has intensified.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The major political parties remain divided over the number of local units proposed by the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies under the new federal setup.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Speaker Onsari Gharti is in a fix as the ruling and opposition parties are at loggerheads over whether parliament should first take up the no-confidence motion or endorse the remaining budget-related bills.