‘Pheri Tyo Din’ singer, Sugam Pokharel released a new Dashain song, ‘Shubha Dashain’ in collaborating with his daughter, Angeliza Pokharel on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Minister for Education, Science & Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel on Friday addressed the “2018 Global ICT Leadership Forum” in Seoul, South Korea.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Veteran tourism entrepreneur Tek Chandra Pokharel passed away in Kathmandu on Monday morning. Pokharel, 84, breathed his last at Om hospital, Chabahil.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel today ruled out the possibility of pulling out the Medical Education Bill. He however, said that some revisions could be made in the bill.

Ambassador Pokharel presents credentials to Argentine Prez

KATHMANDU, June 19: Ahead of his visit to the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel. PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

5 things about Mariska Pokharel

May 28, 2018 10:04 am

Mariska worked as an art teacher at Daizawa International School, Tokyo, for three years. She is all set to begin a promising career in the Nepali Film industry.  The music video of ‘Aja mann ma mero’ in 2015 introduced her to Nepali entertainment industry. She jumped ship to acting, with ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoina Ra’ in 2016.

KATHMANDU, May 1: CPN-UML general Secretary and Defense Minister Iswhwor Pokharel said that the unity with the CPN-MC will be materialized soon based on just respect and equality and not in terms of percentage.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel has been entasked with day-to-day affairs of Nepal in the absence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari shouldered responsibilities to Pokharel following recommendations of Oli, the Office of the President said.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Chief Minister of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel is seeking vote of confidence at 1 PM today in the provincial assembly meeting.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's plans to expand his three-member cabinet couldn't materialize on Friday either as coalition partner CPN (Maoist Center) failed to furnish names for the posts of speaker of the lower house of parliament and seven ministers which have been allocated to the party.

BUTWAL, Feb 14: UML parliamentary party leader in Province-5 Shanker Pokharel has been appointed Chief Minister the province.

Ashok Pokharel elected NATO president

February 7, 2018 09:57 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Ashok Pokharel has been elected as the president of Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO).

POKHARA, Feb 2: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said that the unification between his party and CPN (Maoist Center) will be forwarded in line with the principle and thoughts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: CPN (UML) general secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said his party was ready to work together with Tarai centric parties and amend the constitution.

TEHRATHUM, Jan 24: Radhika Pokharel, who is known to many of us as a Good Samaritan, has pledged Rs 1 million in charity for the construction of a library building.

Educationist Dr Pokharel passes away

January 7, 2018 13:46 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Outgoing Member of Parliament and educationist Dr Baburam Pokharel passed away today. He was 67.

Ishwar Pokharel, general secretary of CPN-UML, won a landslide victory from Kathmandu-5, beating his Nepali Congress rival Prakash Sharan Mahat. He is a powerful member of CPN-UML. Republica caught up with him to discuss the party unification, new government and more. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel secured his win at the House of Representatives from Kathmandu-5.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: CPN-UML general secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said that his party and CPN (Maoist Centre) will be unified after elections.

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, June 16: General Secretary of  CPN-UML  Ishwor Pokharel has accused one of the ruling parties-Nepali Congress- of deferring local level elections slated for June 28 in Province 2 for reason of fear of defeat in the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Main opposition CPN-UML leader Shankar Pokharel said that his party is making preparations to field Bamdev Gautam as a candidate for the prime ministerial election.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govindra Raj Pokharel has said that the reconstruction works have been delayed due to the lack of human resources in various parts of the earthquake-affected districts.

ILLAM, April 9: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel today said dreams of martyrs are yet to be realised.

POKHARA, March 26: CPN (UML) General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said that his party will cooperate with the government to hold the local level polls in slated date, May 14.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govinda Raj Pokharel on Wednesday expressed his dissatisfaction over the NRA Act and blamed the act for the slow pace of post-quake reconstruction work.

Pokharel elected FNJ Morang President

February 19, 2017 12:44 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 19: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Morang has elected Bandu Pokharel as its President.

AIG Pokharel appointed as acting IGP

February 14, 2017 07:23 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has decided to appoint AIG Dinesh Chandra Pokharel as acting Inspector General of Nepal Police by amending a provision of the existing Police Act.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Newly-reappointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govinda Raj Pokharel has said that the authority is making preparations for internal  structural reforms in order to cut procedural delays in the decision-making process and make its work more result-oriented.

POKHARA, Jan 24: CPN (UML) General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel today termed the proposed amendment of the constitution as being against national interest.

BUTWAL, Jan 12: CPN-UML Standing Committee member Shankar Pokharel has accused the government of taking the wrong path by bringing the constitution amendment bill instead of declaring the election date and implementing the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The government on Wednesday sacked the CEO of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali from the post and appointed former vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission Govinda Raj Pokharel as replacement.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: A Cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar on Wednesday dismissed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali from his post.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said that the country has been polarized between nationalist and anti-nationalist forces.

Pokharel bereaved

January 1, 2017 21:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Republica's sister newspaper Nagarik daily associate editor Bishwamani Pokharel has been bereaved of his father who passed away on Saturday.

POKHARA, Dec 18: CPN-UML general secretary Ishwor Pokharel today reiterated that the constitution amendment proposal registered in the Parliament would not be passed at any cost, terming it unconstitutional and against the mandate of the people.

NAATA honors journalist Santosh Pokharel

December 10, 2016 10:44 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Journalist Santosh Pokharel of Republica has been honored by Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NAATA) for his contribution to the promotion and development of the tourism sector of Nepal through journalism.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepali actor and theater director Sunil Pokharel has set off for a two and half month long US tour to showcase two solo plays – ‘Journey’ and ‘Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi’.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 27: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel has said that his party was ready to amend the constitution in the interest of the country and the people.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 6: CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel has blamed the Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre)-led government was plotting to delay the elections.

KATHANDU, July 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Prasad Pokharel has claimed that the no-confidence motion registered against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli by CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress will not be successful.

DOLAKHA, July 3: Minister for Culture, Civil Aviation and Tourism Ananda Prasad Pokharel has urged investors to invest in agriculture and the tourism sector.

SIRAHA, July, 2: Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel on Saturday warned that the disorder in the name of trade unions won’t be acceptable.