KATHMANDU, June 2: Social media folks have vented their ire on the government's plan to decorate Sheetal Niwas, the President's Office, by spending around Rs 20 million calling it ill-timed.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the priority of the government in the upcoming fiscal year would be to minimize the threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and make the country free from this global pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the government will immediately issue a new political map incorporating Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura encroached upon by India.

KATHMANDU, May 15: As President Bidya Devi Bhandari is unveiling the government's policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2020/21 later today, many are waiting curiously to see how the head of state presents herself in parliament this time.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday summoned the budget session of the federal parliament for coming Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 21: While concluding that the two separate ordinances promulgated by the government on Monday go against the spirit of the constitution, the Constitutional Lawyers' Forum (CLaF) has urged the government to immediately withdraw these controversial ordinances.

KATHMANDU, April 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Mr Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, the Resident Ambassador of Nepal to the People's Republic of China.

KATHMANDU, March 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged all the Nepalis to stay indoor considering the sensitive circumstances stemming from the pandemic COVID-19 and save one’s previous life as well as one’s family. Issuing a message here today in the context of minimizing spread of COVID-19, President Bhandari appealed for complete compliance with the code of conduct and directives issued by the authorized agencies of the government so as to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus.

KATHMANDU, March 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli have held discussions on the contemporary issues of the country as well as about the measures taken to prevent pandemic COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli a successful kidney transplant.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to attend the third Shuklaphanta Tourism Festival on Friday.

President Bhandari in Malikarjun

February 27, 2020 16:00 pm

DARCHULA, Feb 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has arrived here today to offer worship at Darchula-based Malikarjun Temple and to receive civic felicitation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The 70th National Democracy Day is being observed across the country by organizing various programs today.

Nirala appointed JC member

January 8, 2020 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Laxmi Bahadur Nirala has been appointed as member of the Judicial Council (JC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Association of Former Nepali Ambassadors (AFNA) honored former Nepali ambassadors Yog Prasad Upadhyay, Kamal Koirala, Mohan Lohani and Surya Prasad Shrestha amid a function held at the President's Office on Wednesday.

The appointment has been made on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers in line with Article 282 (1) of the constitution

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed state governors.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping held bilateral talks with his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Office of President, Sheetal Niwas on Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered Tika and Jamara to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amid a function held at Sheetal Niwas, the presidential palace in Kathmandu.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid homage to the goddess at Palanchok Bhagawati temple located at Panchkhal in Kavrepalanchok district.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar paid a courtesy call on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday morning at Sheetal Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli have sent separate messages of condolences to their Indian counterparts Ram Nath Kovind and Narendra Modi respectively on the demise of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

KATHMANDU, June 9:  Vehicular movement in inner parts of Kathmandu was affected while President Bidhya Devi Bhandari headed for the Bhoto Jatra.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Amid widespread criticism over President Bidya Devi Bhandari's choice of words while unveiling the government's annual policies and programs in parliament, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has come to the president's defense.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is unveiling the policies and programs of the government for the fiscal 2019-2020 today afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of felicitations to Naruhito, the new Emperor of Japan, on the occasion of his accession to the throne, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is currently paying a nine-day state visit to China, attended the opening ceremony of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing on Sunday.

Beijing, April 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed the various Heads of State and Governments attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation for a 'Leaders' Roundtable' under the Forum here today.

KATHMANDU, April 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday 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.

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KATHMANDU, April 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari left for a nine-day state visit to the People's Republic of China today at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

KATHMANDU, April 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left for a state visit to China, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will pay a week-long State Visit to China from April 24, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is returning home today afternoon after participating in the high-level event on ‘Women in Power' organized by the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

KATHMANDU, March 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari participated in the high-level event on ‘Women in Power’ organized by the President of General Assembly (PGA) during the 63rd session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW-63), on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for the United States on Sunday to participate in the High-Level Event on Women in Power to be hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on March 12 in New York.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the government has paved the way for the socio-economic transformation of the country.

CHITWAN: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has highlighted the significance of education for the prosperity of human life.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the Nepalis remained sovereign forever due to the bravery and sacrifice of the ancestors.

SC report presented to President Bhandari

December 12, 2018 20:29 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra presented the annual report of the Supreme Court to President Bidya Devi Bhandari today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed, today paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun have extended greetings to all Nepali brothers and sisters in the country and abroad on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat 1139.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari performed pooja at the Nawadurga Temple in Bhaktapur today marking the Kojagrat Purnima, the last day of Dashain festival.