NEW YORK, Oct 4: Various countries including Nepal have been voicing for reform in the United Nations (UN), especially the structure of its Security Council, for years to increase their representation in the decision-making bodies of the organization.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel on Monday admitted that there is anarchy in the country's higher education.

Reforming universities

March 21, 2019 01:30 am

Universities should have structures dedicated to connecting with their potential partners in the community, government, industries, foundations, and so on

Dec 18: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 18, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Reform during trade war

October 3, 2018 01:00 am

China’s leaders must redouble their efforts to unleash the “animal spirits” of domestic businesses, while spurring local governments to spearhead reforms

KREMLIN, July 31: Thousands in Russia protested pending pension reforms over the weekend that would raise the retirement age to 63 for women, 65 for men. Tens of thousands of Russian protested across the country on Saturday to demonstrate against a controversial pension-eligible age hike in parliamentary debate.

GENEVA, July 8: As the Nepal government begins a process of consultations around proposed amendments to the transitional justice mechanisms, two international organizations have called on authorities to take into account concerns of all stakeholders and to ensure that the amendments comply with international human rights standards and international crimes.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada is expected to try breathing new  life into the economy, with  his budget for fiscal year 2018/19 on Tuesday.

How to reform judiciary?

March 17, 2018 07:11 am

KATHMANDU, March 16: A storm broke out at the judiciary and ended with Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli stepping down. But there is no sign of any reform in the wake of the storm.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Following the humiliating defeat of the party in the recently held provincial assembly and parliamentary polls, youth leaders of Nepali Congress (NC) have launched separate campaigns to bring reforms in the party organization.

WASHINGTON, Feb 16: The US Senate blocked several immigration proposals Thursday including a bipartisan compromise opposed by President Donald Trump, dashing hopes that Congress will soon decide the fate of nearly two million migrants brought to the country illegally as children.

New govt to reform bureaucracy: Dahal

February 3, 2018 01:07 am

BANEPA, Feb 2: At a time when the government is facing tough time deputing civil servants to the public offices in all the seven provinces, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the left alliance government to be formed will carry out major reforms in the public administration for promoting good governance.

'Customs system should reform'

January 26, 2018 17:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The need of operating country's customs system as per the international standard has been stressed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Former international journalist and a senior fellow at Carnegie's Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Sarah Chayes, discussed her award-winning book 'Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security' at an event in the capital on Wednesday.

CHITWAN, Sept 27: State-Minister for Education, Sheshnath Adhikari, has given a clarion call to the concerned authorities to bring about reforms in education sector in policy level.

Kathmandu, August 11: The ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare has unveiled its legal, policy, institutional and organizational reform plan and programme here today.

Landmark legal reform bills passed

August 10, 2017 03:20 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: In a landmark move toward legal reforms, parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed two out of six pending bills to replace the 164 years old Muluki Ain (Civil Code). The Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code, Sentencing Act and Some Nepal Acts Amendment bills, once endorsed, will replace the Muluki Ain, which was introduced by Rana Prime Minister Jung Bahadur in 1853.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards and the directives of Nepal’s Supreme Court in order to provide justice for victims of conflict-era human rights violations and abuses.

The nomination of the Secretary of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Bhim Prasad Upadhyaya, as board director of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), has brewed fresh controversy in the water utility.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The government has expressed its commitment to expand the tax base and to reform the tax system so as to give momentum to the economy.

KATHMANDU, May 12: As many as 80 thousand service seekers were registered with the online service launched by the Ministry of Land Reform and Management since its launch in 2015.

KATHMANDU, April 11: World Bank has agreed to provide a US$ 100-million (approximately Rs 10.70 billion)-loan assistance for the financial sector stability development policy credit III.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Legislature-Parliament's Development Committee today redirected the authorities concerned for effective implementation of the past instructions on reforming the information and communications sector and rightful use of rural telecommunications fund.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) today filed a charge sheet against Jivnath Shiwakoti, an official of the Land Reform Office, Kalanki for amassing properties disproportionate to his known source of income.

ITAHARI, June 6: Minister for Land Reform and Management Ram Kumar Subba today said that technical manpower of the country working to protect the public property and people should refrain from doing anything wrong that defamed the country.  Inaugurating the eastern regional workshop organised by the district office of the Survey Department in Itahari in Sunsari, the minister informed that records of only 35 percent of the total land of the country were available.