KATHMANDU, March 10: President Bidya Bhandari will address the High-Level Event on Women in Power being hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on Tuesday in New York, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.

Lust for luxury

November 28, 2018 01:00 am

How do we explain President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s craving for luxury? Is this her obsession with power? Has she started to think of herself in terms of former kings and queens?

DOHA, Oct 31: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a four-day official visit to Qatar, observed the Qatar National Library and the National Museum of Qatar on Wednesday.

A troublesome Tika

October 30, 2018 01:30 am

Historically, palaces have been a shelter for elements hatching intrigues and conspiracies. Has the republican palace, like the royal palace, also turned into one such hub?

KAVRE, Oct 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid homage to the goddess at the Palanchok Bhagawati temple this morning on the occasion of Mahaastami, the eighth day of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for utilizing the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise of the senior citizens in the national development.

RUPANDEHI, Sept 1: Visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced his government's readiness to support completing the Lumbini Master Plan, if a proposal was floated from the Government of Nepal.

Ambassador Pokharel presents credentials to Argentine Prez

KATHMANDU, June 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has visited Army Headquarters, Bhadrakali on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democratic system in the country has fallen in jeopardy under the communist rule.

A defenseless puppy has had all its legs and its tail chopped off by a brute who left it for dead in a Turkish forest sparking national outrage.

Prez, PM extend Eid greetings

June 16, 2018 11:36 am

KATHMANDU, June 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all Nepali Islamic religious sisters and brothers at home and abroad for their happiness, peace and good health on the occasion of Eid al-fitr.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Amid protest from the public and various human rights organizations, murder-convict Bal Krishna Dhungel has been granted amnesty. Upon the recommendation from the government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to 816 jailbirds including Dhungel marking the Republic Day.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has submitted the annual report of the Supreme Court (SC) to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Today marks the 129th Labor Day. It is also known as International Workers' Day in some countries. It is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, socialists, communists or anarchists.

LUMBINI, April 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated a program on the occasion of the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti extending  best wishes to all those who believe in the message of peace, non-violence, harmony and co-existence of Gautam Buddha including to the Buddhist community.

KATHMANDU April 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Gautam Buddha remains a symbol of pride for all Nepalis, as he made a huge contribution to human welfare after being born in Nepali territory.

NC's meet ends condeming Party Prez

April 27, 2018 15:07 pm

KATHMANDU, April 27:   A Central Working Committee meeting of the Nepali Congress which is currenty undeway at the central party headquarters has been scheduled for tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, April 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has issued four different ordinances on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 7: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind said that India was willing to expand cooperation that was in line with Nepal’s priorities to ensure stability and economic prosperity in the Himalayan nation.

KATHMANDU, Mar 25: This is the first time that President Bhandari has addressed the joint meeting of House of Representatives and National Assembly today.

KATHMANDU, Mar 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stated that the government should have maintained diplomatic relations with neighbors for the prosperity of the nation.

KATHMANDU, March 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is addressing the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament for the first time after she was re-elected as President.

KATHMANDU, Mar 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is all set to address a joint meeting of the Federal Parliament for the first time after she was re-elected as President. It is scheduled for 4 pm.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali informed that the government has started preparations to ensure Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit Nepal in 2018.

Indian Prez congratulates Bhandari

March 15, 2018 14:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday congratulated President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her election to the post.

Prez sworn-in for second term

March 15, 2018 06:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 15: The swearing in of President Bidya Bhandari for a second term  has been called into questioned as the oath of office was administered to the head of state by Gopal Parajuli, who had just been relieved of his post as chief justice.

KATHMANDU, March 14: A question has been raised over the legitimacy of the swearing-in of newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari after a letter of termination was handed over to Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli few minutes after he administered oath of office and secrecy to Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has demanded the post of vice president and three ministries in the ongoing power-sharing talks with the ruling left alliance.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said her first term as the Head-of-the-State of Nepal is like an open book.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Former UML leader Bidya Devi Bhandari filed her nomination for the President for the second time on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Kumari Laxmi Rai from Nepali Congress has filed her name as presidential nominee against Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: CPN-UML has decided to nominate incumbent president Bidhya Devi Bhandari as a candidate for new president today.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The Election Commission has called for candidacy nominations from those aspiring to become the third president of the country. Those interested in running for the post can register their candidacy from 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday at the EC's temporary office set up on the premises of parliament at New Baneshwar.

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: With the election for the President nearing in, the central committee of UML is meeting at 4 PM today to finalize candidate for the post.

Prez candidate not fixed yet: Bhim Rawal

February 28, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: At a time when the party's establishment faction is in favor of continuing with the current president, a senior leader of the CPN-UML has said that the presidential candidate will be finalized after holding negotiations with the CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Nepali Congress (NC) Central Working Committee members have expressed serious dissatisfaction over President Bidya Devi Bhandari's move to reject nominations of National Assembly members made by the NC-led government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has drawn the attention of  President Bidya Devi Bhandari over her decision to appoint National Assembly members while sitting on the recommendations made for those posts by the outgoing government.

Election for new Prez on March 13

February 23, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Election Commission has announced  March 13 as the date for electing the third president of the Republic.

Prez election on March 13

February 22, 2018 18:43 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed the date for the election of President on March 13. The meeting of the officials of the EC held on Thursday decided to hold the election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: After President Bidya Devi Bhandari overturned Sher Bahadur Deuba led government’s National Assembly member recommendations yesterday, sister organization of NC is staging a protest and handing a copy of the constitution to the Prez for constitutional reference.

Leaders in fix over picking new prez, VP

February 18, 2018 07:13 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: With the election of a new president and vice president inching closer, the left alliance parties--CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center)--are founding it difficult to decide whether to continue with the existing president and vice presidents or pick new faces for the two posts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Election Commission has proposed to hold the election of President and Vice-President within this month.

EC submits final results of HoR to Prez

February 14, 2018 21:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Election Commission (EC) has submitted the final results of House of Representatives (HoR) elections to the President on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday submitted the National Assembly poll results to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Election Commission is submitting the results of the National Assembly election to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari today at 11 AM, Office of the President said.

KATMANDU, Feb 11: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to submit the overall poll results to the president by Wednesday at any cost.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: At a time when the incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari has intensified political lobbying for a second term, senior CPN-UML leader Jhalnath Khanal has spoken against repeating the same person in the top state position.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Sushma Swaraj, external affairs minister of India is scheduled to meet President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairperson of CPN (Maoist Center) and Madhesh centered parties today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed three non-resident ambassadors on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers on Friday.