KATHMANDU, May 22: Preparations by the government's to pave the way for itself to make the secretary of any other services in the civil service the foreign secretary has drawn widespread criticism, including from the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: In a major organizational restructuring, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to expand the size of its Central Working Committee to 161, with a provision to elect directly all office bearers except the treasurer, through a general convention.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The National Vigilance Centre (NVC) has brought forth a new provision for some government bodies, changing the offices to submit their property details in line with federal system.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Supreme Court on Wednesday annulled a provision in Mountaineering Expedition Regulations that bars double amputee and blind persons from climbing mountains including Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has said that it was holding deliberations with China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) regarding the financial viability of the West Seti Hydropower Project (750 MW).

KATHMANDU, May 17: Plans to endorse new House regulations through the parliament meeting on Wednesday have been deferred due to a serious dispute between the ruling CPN-UML and the main opposition Nepali Congress as well as other political parties over a provision about suspending MPs accused of a criminal offense that can carry a jail sentence of three years or more.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The Civil Service Official Trade Union has demanded the government proceed ahead with the voluntary retirement scheme brought earlier targeting civil servants.

Department of Immigration assures matter will be resolved soon

KATHMANDU, May 6: Going against the past practice of suspending any lawmaker immediately after he or she is accused of a crime in a court, lawmakers on Saturday endorsed the provision of not suspending such lawmakers. Such members of parliament (MPs), according to a new parliamentary regulation, will remain in position until and unless the court convicts them of the crime they are accused of.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The House of Representatives, Regulations Drafting Committee is doing home work to incorporate in the regulation the provision on automatic suspension of the post of Member of Parliament if a criminal case is filed against the MP or if the lawmaker is taken into custody for investigation.

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the security bodies to ensure prompt security provision for the upcoming presidential election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Nepal Students Union (NSU) has demanded the government instantly enforce the constitutional provision for health insurance facility for all regular students.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has urged the legal practitioners, who implement the rule of law, to follow the constitution and law.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Meteorology (NBSM) has implemented the revised provision in regard with the obtainment of Nepal Standard Certification (NSC) mark while importing 11 sorts of foreign goods.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The government, in its bid to discourage the tobacco consumption, is coming up with a mandatory provision for giving a cent percent space to the health warning messages onto packets of tobacco products. Such provision will come into effect from 2018 AD.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Leaders from the agitating political parties have raised a new demand with the government, asking the prime minister to include a new provision in the constitution with regard to making changes in the delineation of provinces.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The government has dropped the Election Commission's proposal to include a 'right to reject' option for voters in elections.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma has assured the independent power producers that the government will purchase energy produced by them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The government is all set to enforce the provision of allocating 10 percent of the total beds in the government and private hospitals to the poor, underprivileged, aged citizens, single women and disabled and provide them treatment free of cost.

UAE, Oct 18: Embassy of Nepal in Abu Dhabi, UAE has issued a notice making it compulsory for migrant workers to furnish various documents while travelling to Nepal on vacation.

CHITWAN, Sept 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today pledged government support for upgrading the BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital so that it can compete with the international community as a cancer treatment center.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: A provision in the bill to amend Bank and Financial Institution (BAFIA) Act, which allows promoters of a bank or financial institution to sell their shares to public after certain period, has stirred a debate between former finance ministers and former central bank governors.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Common citizens are harassed and charged with public offence cases due to lack of clear and comprehensive policy and laws, according to a new research report.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The government is introducing a provision to license micro insurance companies in a new law that it is drafting to replace the existing Insurance Act, 1992.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Citing serious loopholes in legal provisions related to narcotics, the Ministry of Home Affairs is preparing to revise the provisions for the effective enforcement of laws, curbing smuggling and controlling substance abuse.