TUNIS, July 26: Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that his opponents labelled a coup, calling their own supporters to come onto the streets in protest.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 8: A heavily armed commando unit that assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise was composed of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, authorities said on Thursday, as the hunt went on for the masterminds of the killing.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti,  July 8: A squad of gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday, with police killing four suspects and arresting two others hours later amid growing chaos in a country already enduring gang violence and protests of his increasingly authoritarian rule.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Hatii, July 7: Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has begun preparations to impeach President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, April 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari conferred various honours, decorations and medals on personalities contributing to different sectors of the nation.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The government has decided to recommend President Bidya Devi Bhandari to summon a House session on March 7.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Bibeksheel Sajha Party has demanded resignation of President Bidya Bhandari and Prime Minister  K P Sharma Oli on moral grounds after the apex court revoked the decision of Prime Minister Oli to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed the belief that the Bibah Panchami festival, a cultural heritage of the Mithila region, has helped further strengthen the good will and tolerance existing in society by generating the sense of national unity among all Nepalis. The Nepali society is the centre of tolerance and civilization since historical times, she said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all Nepalis sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of the Chhath festival that is being celebrated today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday Administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly-appointed ambassadors of Nepal to Belgium, Pakistan and Germany.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has congratulated Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah for assuming the post of Emir of Kuwait.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday remitted the remaining jail terms of 290 prisoners at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, August 1:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all Nepali Muslim sisters and brothers at home and abroad for their happiness, peace, prosperity, long life and good health on the occasion of Bakar-Eid.

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, July 9:  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has gone all in on hydroxychloroquine to help his coronavirus-ravaged country beat COVID-19. He has pushed his government to make the malaria drug widely available and encouraged Brazilians to take it, both to prevent the disease and to treat it.

KATHMANDU, April 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday repealed two ordinances relating to the Constitutional Council and the Political Party Act at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, April 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for the speedy recovery of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom.

KATHMANDU, March 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended hearty best wishes to all sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of the 110th International Women's Day.

BAITADI, Feb 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to arrive in Sudurpaschim Province on Wednesday for a three-day visit.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari sent condolences to Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Minister for Health Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and Minister for Information and Communications Gokul Prasad Baskota will also be taking the charges of the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Urban Development respectively.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: President Bidya Bhandari has withheld an ordinance that seeks to amend the Constitutional Council Act 2010 following objection by the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), which has accused the government of attempting to exclude the main opposition leader from a crucial decision-making process.

Bangladeshi President visits Bhaktapur

November 12, 2019 17:58 pm

Nov 12 : President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Md. Abdul Hamid, who is currently paying an official goodwill visit to Nepal, visited Bhaktapur this afternoon.

Kathmandu, Nov 10 : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the role of the Supreme Commander of Nepal's democratic movement, Ganeshman Singh, is unforgettable.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday removed the governors of all seven provinces following a recommendation for the same from the Cabinet.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished peace, happiness, prosperity and progress to all Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1140.

Oct 21: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 21, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

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.