KATHMANDU, Aug 14: A high-level committee formed to review the rules and policies on mountaineering has suggested to the government to bar inexperienced climbers from taking on Mt. Everest.

KATHMANDU, June 15: A sub-committee under the Development and Technology Committee of parliament submitted to the committee on Friday its report on the Information Technology Bill without making any changes to various controversial provisions in it.

RUPANDEHI, March 10: Following pressures from the opposition and the ruling party members, the assembly of Province 5 formed a special committee to recommend the name and capital of the province.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3:  Metropolitan Police Range Office, Kathmandu has formed a three-member probe committee to look into the case related to death threat of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Niru Pal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A high level probe panel formed by the government to investigate 33 kg sold scam has reached Baluwatar to submit their report.

A panel discussion on 'Innovation in Nepali Higher Education', by Bikas Udhyami concluded at Global College of Management on Friday.  In the event, panelist Subash Ghimire mentioned that more than 25% of the students  in the fourth grade couldn't count double digit numbers.

KATHMANDU, July 27: A five-member ‘Independent Panel’ (monitoring committee) has been formed to work for the reinstatement of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) from August, informed Ashok Nath Pyakurel, general secretary of the elected body of the CAN, the body that was suspended in 2016.

JUMLA, July23: A police team led by DIG Surendra Bikram Shah has reached Jumla to investigate the incident that occurred when Dr. Govinda KC, who was on a fast unto death at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, was taken to Kathmandu by force.

JUMLA, July 16: The health condition of Senor Orthopedic Surgeon Professor Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a fast-unto-death demanding reforms in medical sector, is deteriorating day by day.

High-level panel continues arrests

June 24, 2018 07:32 am

KATHMANDU, June 24: In yet another round of arrests in connection with the infamous 33 kg gold smuggling case, the high level committee formed by the home ministry to investigate the case has arrested three individuals in the last two days.

KATHMANDU, June 12: A high-level committee formed by the Home Ministry to investigate the 33 kg gold smuggling case raided two gold shops belonging to Rajendra Shakya, one of the main accused in the smuggling case, in the capital on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: The government has formed a probe panel to look into the disputed Water Front Resort constructed on the bank of Fewa Lake by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government has not taken any action against 43 officials involved in irregularities while issuing affiliation to the controversial Kathmandu National Medical College.

NTB CEO named head of PATA panel

May 23, 2018 10:14 am

KATHMANDU, May 23: Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), has been unanimously named as the president of Government Destination Board of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

KATHMANDU, May 22: Chudamani Upreti alias Gore, main accused in the 33 kg gold smuggling case, has been made public after arrest at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

KATHMANDU, April 27: A joint-taskforce formed by the ruling parties, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), has suggested to the government not to appoint retired civil servants, army and police offices to key government offices and constitutional bodies.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepal and India have resumed fresh negotiations to give life to the long-stalled Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project in far-western Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has formed a seven-member panel to study and recommend measures to sort out the issues arising in the development of West Seti Project, a reservoir project of 750 MW.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: A high-level experts committee that submitted its report on Nepal's foreign policy in the changed context to the government last week has suggested to the government to appoint ambassadors only on the recommendation of a 'Search Committee' led by the foreign minister.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10:  After four years of formulation of the directives to regulate fees at private health facilities, the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday formed a task force for fixing the treatment fees ceiling at private hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Medical Education Probe Commission (MEPC) has recommended to the prime minister to suspend 43 officials on the charge of their involvement in irregularities while issuing affiliation to medical colleges. The 43 officials include those from the Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal Medical Council (NMC) and some experts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Medical Education Probe Commission (MEPC) has recommended to the prime minister to suspend 43 officials on the charge of their involvement in irregularities while issuing affiliation to medical colleges. The 43 officials include those from the Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal Medical Council (NMC) and some experts.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 28: A high-level committee of the government has visited the site where a massive fire broke out at Super Gas Industry in Birgunj Sub-metropolis-18 of Parsa district last week, killing two firefighters.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18:  A task force formed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) has recommended scrapping the health policy of 2014.

NEW DELHI, Nov 25: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking setting up of an expert committee of historians and social activists to examine Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Padmavati’ to ensure there were no "distortions", saying such pleas were "encouraging" those agitating against the film. The court said the plea against the release of the period drama was "hopeless and misconceived" and such pleas are "encouraging" people who are agitating against it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Civil Aviation Authority Nepal (CAAN) has sought details of dues worth around Rs 2.5 billion that international airlines owe to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

SURUNGA, Oct 31: The members of the probe panel formed by the government to investigate into the death of 11-year-old Laxman Siwakoti of Arjundhara Municipality-11 in Jhapa district has returned to the capital city on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A parliamentary probe committee investing alleged rigging and other irregularities in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) election submitted its report at the penultimate sitting of the current parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A parliamentary probe committee investing alleged rigging and other irregularities in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) election submitted its report at the penultimate sitting of the current parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The parliament's Development Committee has instructed the government to ensure that the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project is completed within 2074 BS i.e. mid-March, 2018.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12:  A 51-member talks team has been formed to hold talks with the government on the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC.

NC forms panel to pick poll candidates

October 12, 2017 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Nepali Congress (NC) on Wednesday formed a 17-member Parliamentary Board to pick the party's poll candidates.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Parliamentary Environment Protection Committee has instructed the government and concerned ministries to take immediate steps for the protection of Fewa Lake, which is facing encroachment of late.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliament's Industry, Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection Committee has failed to take a decision as per the recommendations of the panel formed to probe  embezzlement of millions in buying land for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), and this despite the fact that most of the committee members clearly stood for recommending  legal action against the officials involved.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has stepped up efforts to acquire the report prepared by the Ministry of Education (MoE) on the irregularities at the Sajha Prakashan.

KATHMANDU, August 26: When Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament has geared up investigation into irregularities of Sajha Prakashan, yet another complaint about the irregularities has been filed at the parliamentary committee on Friday.

KATHMANDU, August 26: A day after the party's presidium officially decided to take part in the upcoming elections, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Friday formed a six-member election manifesto drafting committee for the third phase of the local election scheduled for September 18 in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Although the government has already fixed November 26 as the date for parliamentary and provincial elections, the parliament’s State Affairs Committee (SAC) has been sitting on two election bills allegedly in an attempt to allow those convicted of corruption to contest elections.

BHAIRAHAWA, August 23: A parliamentary sub-committee has concluded there were irregularities in the process of purchasing land for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in Bhairahawa. Members of the panel said on Tuesday after a field visit that those involved in the deal, with the help of brokers, quoted unusually higher price of the land than the market price.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A report of the  panel formed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to look into irregularities at Sajha Prakashan has recommended the sacking of its board members and initiation of further action against them.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has formed a probe panel to look into the issues regarding the disputed Kathmandu National Medical College.

KATHMANDU, August 11: A sub-committee of the parliament's Consumer Welfare Relations Committee (CWRC) has directed Nepal Petroleum Dealers' Association to immediately resume fuel supply.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: People of high social standing are in the forefront in illegally encroaching on Fewa Lake, in the tourist hub of Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Concluding that the officials of the Department of Immigration, staffers of airline companies and security personnel at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been involved in human trafficking, a parliamentary panel has suggested the concerned authorities to investigate and punish those involved in the misdeed.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare has decided to conduct an on-site visit of the land purchased by Nepal Oil Corporation for petroleum storage in four districts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Chairperson of the Women Children and Social Welfare Committee (WCSWC) of parliament, Ranju Jha, has been found to have been hiding a health ministry letter requesting the withdrawal of the Manmohan Adhikari Institute of Health Sciences (MAIHS) bill from parliament.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Medical Education Probe Commission 2017 has summoned the former Nepal Medical Council (NMC) officials, who were involved in increasing the enrolment quota at medical colleges, for further investigation.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has formed a panel to probe  irregularities at Sajha Prakashan.

KATHMANDU, July 23: A team of experts has recommended the Election Commission (EC) to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) produced by Indian firms, saying that the machines are suitable in the context of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 21: A parliamentary panel has directed the government authorities concerned to make telephone and Internet services accessible in 15 rural municipalities in the country that are yet to be connected with telecom services.