KATHMANDU, Nov 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged for enthusiastic participation during Sunday’s elections stating that voting is the highest exercise of civil rights.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will be present to pay homage to the body of culture expert and literary centenarian Satya Mohan Joshi.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s decision not to certify the Citizenship Bill has faced widespread criticism. Writ petitions challenging the President’s decision are currently pending at the Supreme Court. But after the end of the term of the House of Representatives, the two bills that reached President Bhandari were approved on Sunday. President Bhandari certified these two bills sent after approval by the Speaker after the end of the term of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) executive committee has issued a circular to its subordinate committees to hold nationwide protests against President Bidya Devi Bhandari's refusal to certify the Citizenship Bill.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The ruling coalition has concluded that President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s move to refuse to certify the Citizenship Amendment Bill is an insult to and devaluation of the federal parliament.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, Kamal Thapa has commented that attempts to abandon national interest and the constitution for political gain have failed.

KATHMANDU, July 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the law professors and students of university have a pivotal role to promote public awareness on the constitution and the law, and its enforcement in society.

KATHMANDU, May 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended heartfelt tributes to all those killed in the Tara Air’s Twin Otter plane crash in Mustang.

KATHMANDU, May 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the authorities concerned including the Election Commission to conduct the upcoming local elections in a free, fair and impartial manner.

KATHMANDU, April 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stressed on the need to invest in qualitative health education and development of health infrastructures.

KATHMANDU, April 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today decorated distinguished persons, civil servants and individuals from the social sector with various decorations and titles which were announced on the occasion of the Constitution Day (National Day) 2078 BS.

KATHMANDU, April 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has issued five ordinances on Tuesday.

GANDAKI, March 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the first national conference of the judicial committees of the local governments amidst a program at the Pokhara City Hall today. The inauguration took place digitally.

GANDAKI, March 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in Pokhara to inaugurate the first national conference of the judicial committees of the local governments across the country. The Head-of-State landed here on a Nepal Army (NA) helicopter.

CHITWAN, Feb 19: On the occasion of Democracy Day, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari commuted the sentences of 501 prisoners across the country and granted amnesty to 12 others at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that the democratic republic should be linked with the life of the people by making the people feel real change through social justice, equality and prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: National Assembly (NA) Vice-chair Shashikala Dahal and deputy speakers of six provinces on Sunday separately called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and urged them to implement the principle of gender inclusion

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over the demise of veteran Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has lauded that the National Assembly (NA) played an important role in coordinating among local, provincial and federal government while implementing the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The annual report of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been presented to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that effective implementation of the existing laws in the country is a must to end all forms of violence against women.

JANAKPURDHAM, Nov 22: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that the Mithila region has a special place in the history of Nepal.

Team of AIBA meets President Bhandari

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KATHMANDU, Nov 18: An eight-member team of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) which is visiting Nepal at the invitation of the Nepal Boxing Association, met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: President Bidya Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed province governors amidst a special function organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to visit Lumbini today. “She is scheduled to visit Bajrayan Vihar, worship at Mayadevi and get information about the Lumbini Master Plan,” said Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, vice-chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT).

KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that no complaint can be lodged  against the president while she exercises her discretionary rights over the implementation of the articles of the constitution.

“He might be preparing to impose a state of emergency in the name of the COVID-19 crisis and curtail political rights.”

DHAKA, March 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is currently on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Tuesday. The museum was built at local Dhanmondi in commemoration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman known as the founding father of Bangladesh.

President Bhandari is scheduled to return home later today after paying a two-day state visit to Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rajesh Jha, the newly-appointed governor of Province 2.

Is parliament dissolution constitutional?

February 18, 2021 07:00 am

Prime Minister Oli has not been able to prove how exactly the House of the Representatives did not cooperate with him in carrying out his duties.

SUNSARI, Feb 16: Dr Shekar Koirala, one of the key leaders of Nepali Congress, has said that the nation is facing a crisis due to an irresponsible move taken by President Bidya Devi Bhandari irrespective of her dignity and position.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Chairperson of the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Jhakri was arrested on the direct orders of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has demanded the immediate release of its leader Ram Kumari Jhakri who was arrested by the police on Thursday for her "demeaning remarks" against President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Ram Kumari Jhakri, a youth leader of the agitating Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, was arrested from her home for committing a crime against the state under Clause 58 of the Criminal Code, 2017, on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent a congratulatory message on Sunday to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousaon on his reelection as the President of the Republic of Portugal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Advocate Om Prakash Aryal has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari should withdraw the government's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Road to political disaster

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The ‘unconstitutional’ move by PM Oli begins the era of uncertainty in Nepali politics. Let us all be careful.

PM’s move is unconstitutional, objectionable and against the political values from every possible angle.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will not attend the Chhath festival celebration ceremonies at various religious sites in the Kathmandu Valley owing to the fears of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered tika to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the first lady Radhika Shakya at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, as per Vedic rituals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged one and all to observe the festivals by observing social distancing considering the risk of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has decided not to offer tika to the general public on Bijaya Dashami, the tenth day of Dashain, this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has donated her two months' salary to the government’s fund established by the government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message to US President Donald J. Trump wishing him and Melania Trump a speedy recovery.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Newly appointed Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal, Nona Deprez, presented her credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari held a telephone conversation with her Swiss counterpart Simonetta Sommaruga on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari sent a message on Thursday expressing deep sadness on the loss of lives and the destruction of properties by massive explosion in Beirut to her counterpart Michel Aoun, the President of the Republic of Lebanon.

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.