American pop singer Pink says she is donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2:  Various political leaders have pledged to lobby and make initiations for amending the laws that restrict press freedom.

Japan envoy pledges additional aid

July 31, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 31: Newly-appointed Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo said Japan will provide additional support to Nepal for post-earthquake reconstruction and infrastructural development.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The commitments of  Prime Minister K P Oli and  the joint manifesto of the erstwhile CPN-UML and Maoist Center  are missing in the new fiscal year budget unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the Jayanagar-Janakpur railway has been expedited to enhance the connectivity between the two countries.

DARCHULA, May 9: Chief Minister of Province 7, Trilochan Bhatta, has pledged to make initiation to open the Tinkar checkpoint based in Byas Rural Municipality in Darchula along the Nepal-China border.

KATHMANDU, May 2: A parliamentary forum(Caucus) comprising members of the House of Representatives is likely to be formed to make efforts for the effective enforcement of education, health and social rights of the citizens guaranteed by the constitution as fundamental rights.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, April 29: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown.

SURKHET, April 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has the announcement of nation's journey towards development and prosperity was made from the Karnali Province as the province is at the bottom in view of economic and human development index.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has pledged to bring a new communications law on the basis National Mass Communications Policy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Minister for Population and Environment, Lalbabu Pandit, has said companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products would be banned.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has lauded the work carried out so far by the Nepal-India Eminent Persons Group or EPG while pledging necessary support to it at the political level.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Visiting District Governor of District 4-C3 Lions Clubs of California, Berkely, Rajen Thapa, has announced to bring in a number of programs in health and education sector to address the needs of poor and needy people in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Dr Govinda KC has ended his 13th fast-unto-death after 14 days on Wednesday evening following a 10-point agreement with the government.

KATHMANDU, September 6: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has pledged to comply with the election code of conduct to make the elections free, fair and economical.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Newly elected Chairperson of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Govinda Acharya, has said that the FNJ would be developed as an umbrella organization during his next three-year leadership.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Visiting Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yang, has promised full support from the Chinese government to the development and promotion of Ayurved in Nepal.

MANSHIYEH, August 14: Since his family fled civil war in Syria five years ago, 15-year-old Ali al-Sbehi hasn’t set foot in a school.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel made public the 26-point commitment paper aimed at further streamlining the healthcare services in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara has pledged to make the economic diplomacy more effective through the 'bilateral consultation mechanism' based in those countries (not all) that Nepal has established the diplomatic relations.

KATHMAN DU, July 19: The government has expressed commitment to fulfill the rest of the demands put forth by the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal, except the demand of constitution amendment as the amendment proposal was not likely to be passed immediately.

KATHMANDU, JULY 18:  The ruling parties have shown their readiness to put the constitution amendment bill to a vote but demanded prior commitment from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to participate in the third phase of the local elections  irrespective of the bill's fate.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The government has expressed its commitment to expand the tax base and to reform the tax system so as to give momentum to the economy.

KATHMANDU, July 17: New Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli has pledged to make justice delivery fast and less expensive.

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to confront North Korea "very strongly" following its latest missile test and urged nations to show Pyongyang that there would be consequences for its weapons program.

TIKAPUR, July 5: The newly-elected mayor and deputy mayor have assumed their offices in Tikapur Municipality. After assuming office, Mayor Tapendra Bahadur Rawal has already begun to work on some of the promises he had during his election campaign. He has decided to form a taskforce for the conservation and development of the Tharu language under a panel of experts. Before the polls, he had promised to work on making Tharu language an official language of business in a program organized by the Jaycees in Tikapur.

KATHMANDU, May 30: With the ambition to conquest the world's highest peak, daring adventurers pay Nepal government a hefty sum of money to climb Mount Everest (8,848 meters). Despite Everest being an important source of revenue for the government, mountaineers who risk everything to reach the top of the world have been complaining of rampant wastes in the Everest region.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 24: Most parts of the Jugal Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district lack electricity, communication services, and proper road networks. Residents here walk miles through dusty and very risky hilly routes to reach from one place to the other. In dry season, they at least use wooden bridges for crossing rivers but in monsoon such bridges are often washed away by heavy rains and floods.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Local elections this year has provided representatives to local bodies after a void of nearly two decades. Here is a glimpse into their education, qualification and pledges.

Considering the excitement about the upcoming local elections among voters and nominees, Republica reached out to some mayoral nominees from Kaski, Bharatpur and Dhading to discuss their candidacy. Here are the excerpts:

KATHMANDU, March 28: The European Union has pledged to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth and social justice in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 23: China has committed to provide assistance worth to 200 m Chinese yuan assistance to Nepal Army (NA).

KATHMANDU, March 4: Ending long-running uncertainty over the fate of demonetized Indian banknotes that Nepal holds, Indian Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, has said that his government would settle the issue after finalizing exchange modality.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The Government of Japan has pledged Rs 8,587,000 in financial assistance for Nepal Social Development and People Empowerment Center (NESPEC) under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Fiscal Year 2016 of Japan government.

BARDIYA, March 3: Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Prem Bahadur Singh has pledged to supply arsenic free water in 20 districts of Tarai.

Kathmandu, Feb 10: Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey has assured that the government would address public grievances over the report of the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC).

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey has assured that the government would address public grievances over the report of the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC).

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Election Commission has pledged to conduct the election by coming May- June.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government of UK has pledge more funds to support Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts for 2017.

TEHRATHUM, Jan 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced Rs 10 million for the rehabilitation of the Atharai fire victims on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has pledged double the amount the government has been doling out for the celebration of Tamu Lhosar, the Gurung community's New Year festival.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: China has agreed to provide a grant assistance of RMB 1 billion (approximately Rs 15.7 billion) to Nepal to repair and improve Syaphrubesi-Rasuwagadhi Highway.

BEIJING, Nov 5:  China's cabinet issued a new climate plan targeting an 18-percent cut in carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2015 levels, the same day that the Paris Agreement of nearly 200 countries took effect.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced grant assistance worth Rs 12 billion to improve education quality and an access to secondary education in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has vowed to have the Nepal Sambat enshrined in the constitution through an amendment to the country's main law.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: China has pledged to support the Nepal Army in enhancing its capacity in disaster management efforts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has pledged to make endeavours to complete construction of Phalgunanda Highway linking the eastern Nepal to China soon.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) has announced to provide Rs 10 million to the State for the reconstruction of the quake-damaged temples in Hanuman Dhoka premises in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Minister for Land Reform and Management Bikram Pandey has pledged to address the problems of freed Haliyas (bonded tillers).  "I will not let their hope for a change in their life end into disappointment. The government has prioritised the problems of the freed Haliyas, taking them as a problem of the state," he said.

CHITWAN, Sept 27: Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has said the government would leave no stone unturned in the search for former minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire and his younger brothers went missing in the fatal jeep accident that occurred at Ghoptebhir of Chitwan on Sunday.