KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Milan Pandey has been elected as the president of Bibeksheel Nepali Dal on Wednesday. He was elected during an election held in Janakpur defeating his rival Shiva Prasad Thapa.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is paying a state visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from October 16 to 20 at the friendly invitation of the President of Myanmar U Win Myint, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has certified the bill related to land use- 2076 BS.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Four ambassadors including three non-residential ambassadors to Nepal presented their letter of credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all Nepali Muslim sisters and brothers at home and abroad for their happiness, peace, prosperity and good health on the occasion of Bakra Eid.

Casting director David Rubin has been elected the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows the Oscars.

ISTANBUL, August 3: Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over a huge loss of lives and property at different places of the country due to floods, landslides and inundation following incessant rainfall.

NEW DELHI, July 3: Rahul Gandhi resigned as the president of the Indian National Congress on Wednesday, citing his failure to win the 2019 general election.

TEHRAN, June 18: Iran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country’s president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious.

KATHMANDU, June 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the Public Service Commission was expected to perform, in accordance with its constitutional duties, in such a way which could further foster people’s trust on it.

KATHMANDU, June 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the University education should be compatible with time and people-oriented.

NEPALGUNJ, June 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today arrived in Nepalgunj to participate in Iftar ceremony of the Muslim community. President Bhandari, who landed at Nepalgunj airport at 2 pm, is scheduled to take part in the ceremony slated to take place at 5 pm at Siddhartha Cottage.

A sense of déjà vu

May 31, 2019 08:20 am

This Republic Day passed just like all the other days that we designate to commemorate important national milestones, with the sort of lukewarm remembrance that borders on indifference. Apart from presenting the budget of the government, by the government, and for the government, there wasn’t a whole lot that happened during the day.

NEW DELHI, May 29: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Chinese President Xi Jinping this year for an informal summit, an Indian foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, after meeting several times over the past year to try to defuse tension.

KATHMANDU, May 22: In a major step, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has returned the ‘Passport Bill-2075’ without authentication.

BEIJING, May 15: Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged various countries to treat each other as equals for the peaceful coexistence of civilizations.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Police arrested Chiranjivi Dhakal, the president of All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary), the student wing of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), from the capital on Friday. Dhakal, an influential leader of the outlawed Chand outfit, is also a politburo member of the party.

Ukraine sends in the clown

May 7, 2019 01:05 am

KYIV – In the 2000s, The West Wing was everybody’s favorite television show about an aspirational US administration—one that fought terrorism without waging war on an entire region or religion, refused to trample on the rule of law, and generally made decisions that were in the country’s best interest. Many wished the show’s calm and collected fictional president, played by Martin Sheen, could replace America’s cowboy president, George W Bush, and his war-mongering sidekick, Dick Cheney.

KATHMANDU, May 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of congratulations to Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on the occasion of his coronation as the King of Thailand, on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has defended President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s decision to pronounce "Mero Sarkar" (My government). Oli's remark comes a day after the government unveiled policy and program for the new fiscal year yesterday.

KATHMAMDU, May 4: President Bidya Bhandari’s choice of the phrase ‘mero sarkar’ (my government) while unveiling the government policy and program in parliament on Friday has met with criticism ‘for using words like the monarchs’.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has courted controversy on social media for calling the Nepal Government 'Mero Sarkar' (My government) during her speech at the Federal Parliament while unveiling the government's policies and programs for the fiscal year 2019-20.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that her recent visit to China was productive to take bilateral ties with the northern neighbor to a new level.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday said that the fiscal year 2019-20 will be historic for rapid economic development in the country.

COLOMBO, May 1: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the militant group to “leave my country alone”.

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KATHMANDU, May 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari returned home on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed her confidence that the stakeholders would focus towards reforming the labour sector to help realize the government’s motto of prosperous Nepal based on social justice and equality.

BEIJING, April 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is presently on the nine-day State Visit to China has said economic transformation is the agenda of priority of Nepal.

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KATHMANDU, April 27: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the development of ‘Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network’, including Nepal-China Cross-Border Railway, will boost connectivity not only between Nepal and China but other countries in the region.

KATHMANDU, April 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and her entourage reached Beijing on Thursday evening after visiting various historical places in Shaanxi Province.

CAIRO, April 20: Egyptians are being asked to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

RANJHA, April 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari discussed matters relating to development works with people's representatives in Banke and Bardia districts.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli submitted the annual report of the government for the fiscal year of 2018/19 to President Bidya Devi Bhandari amid a special programme here on Monday at the president's residence in Sheetal Niwas.

JAKARTA, April 14: At a recent election rally, former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto repeatedly banged his hand on a podium while urging the boisterous crowd to defend the country against foreign interests.

BELGRADE, April 14: Thousands in Serbia protested again Saturday against populist President Aleksandar Vucic as riot police deployed inside the country’s parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building.

KHARTOUM, April 13: Sudan’s defense minister stepped down abruptly on Friday as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, as protesters demanded quicker political change following President Omar al-Bashir’s ouster by the armed forces.

KHARTOUM, April 11: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are underway to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has suggested the government to develop and implement integrated environment-friendly settlement favorable both to human life and the planet.

BRATISLAVA, March 31: Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia’s presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent.

President, public and precedence

March 15, 2019 08:56 am

Our President recently made a trip to the United States to attend a high level UN summit and one only hopes, for the sake of the taxpayer contributions used to fund the trip, that something actually materializes out of it. However, the most intriguing aspect of her trip for us common Nepalis was not so much the flight from Nepal to the US but the short trip – well, at least for her – from Sheetal Niwas to the airport.

Reception hosted to honour President

March 14, 2019 11:44 am

Kathmandu, March 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is in New York in the course of attending the 63rd session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW-63) attended a reception hosted in her honour on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has reached New York on Monday evening leading a Nepali delegation to attend a High-Level event ‘Women in Power’ on March 12.

Madam President, tame yourself

March 10, 2019 07:35 am

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Nepal’s first female president should have been the subject of pride and praise among people.

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Kathmandu, March 8: International Women's Day is being observed across the country by organizing various events today.

KATHMANDU, March 8: People from various walks of life have vented their ire on social networking sites over President Bidya Devi Bhandari's recent trip to Pokhara, where she had inaugurated an elevator installed at the Bindhyabasini temple amidst a program.

President Bhandari inaugurates lift

March 7, 2019 13:25 pm

POKHARA, March 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated a lift installed at the Bindhyabasini temple amidst a programme here today.