KATHMANDU, Feb 8: After failing to forge consensus on modalities for the ongoing party unification process and resolve internal party differences, an intra-party task-force of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is submitting an incomplete report to the party leadership.

BUTWAL, August 5: Province 5 is still struggling to resolve the row over the provincial capital and name of the province as lawmakers from the main opposition and ruling parties remain divided over crucial issues.

LAHAN, July 20: Ganga Paswan, the mayor of Karjanha Municipality of Siraha, on Thursday slapped a municipal staffer over payments made for the purchase of a dozer.

Sacred Games row: Sartaj Singh aka Saif Ali Khan also ended his long kept silence over the controversy and claimed that the freedom of speech seems to have been killed as one might end up losing his life for expressing his opinions over a topic or an issue.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, July 11: The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade dispute with China on Tuesday, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

NEW DELHI, July 9: India's Supreme Court has rejected a petition seeking to overturn the death sentences of four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi.

BIRGUNJ, July 6: Birgunj Metropolitan City (BMC) has collected just Rs 49.4 million as integrated property tax on National Medical College of Birgunj-18, instead of the previously calculated amount of Rs. 103.8 million.

DANG, July 1: Last year Babai Rural Municipality of Dang confronted the District Coordinating Committee (DCC), over the handling of some contracts that were related to resources within the area of the municipality.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Trading resumed in Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) in the second half Wednesday's trading session after investors withdrew their protest against the new capital gains tax (CGT) calculation method enforced by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

KATHMANDU, June 6: The stock market came to a complete halt Tuesday as investors 'boycotted' trading to protest the change in the way the capital gains tax (CGT) on rights and bonus shares is calculated.

KIEV, MAY 27: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored a jaw-dropping overhead kick and a long distance strike to give them a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday, delivering a remarkable third consecutive title for the Spaniards.

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, April 29: A row over the lottery method to fix the tenure of 59 members of the National Assembly (NA) has stalled the upper house regulation.

March 11: A nun embroiled in a property dispute with singer Katy Perry collapsed and died during a court hearing on Friday, US media report.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Reluctance of government agencies to pursue the case of tax evasion against nine outlets of 'branded' goods in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, has been putting off the case from being closed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Negotiators from UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have decided to finalize the division of power at provincial level through a high-level meeting after a taskforce comprising the second-rung leaders failed to reach to a consensus despite several rounds of talks.

KAILALI, Jan 19: Dhangadhi has been shut today demanding that the under-construction six-lane road be retained.

Nepal loses fourth in a row

January 15, 2018 07:52 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Nepal suffered the fourth loss in a row on Sunday when it conceded an 8-wicket defeat at the hands of India in the ongoing fifth edition of Blind Cricket World Cup.

Despite a series of modifications being made in the controversial film'Padmavati' including its renaming as 'Padmavat', theKarni Sena on Friday again raised a demand for a complete ban on film. Speaking to media in Jaipur, Karni Sena observer Lokendra singh Kalvi said that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali should forget dreaming about the film's release.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the present row over the formation of the National Assembly (NA) will be resolved in the next few days.

Row over National Assembly drags on

December 23, 2017 07:08 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The ongoing dispute  between the  Nepali Congress (NC) and the left alliance over the type of electoral system for the upper house has made the formation of the new government uncertain even weeks after the elections. Talks between the major political parties have failed to yield a consensus.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the political parties to find solution to the ongoing standoff over the National Assembly election method.

TU passes the buck on MBBS entrance row

November 17, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Tribhuvan University (TU) has asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to decide the row over the controversial MBBS entrance exams on its own. In a meeting on Thursday, TU authorities who were being criticized for their inability to take action against anyone in the row over the entrance exams conducted by the IOM even after a month, decided to direct the latter to decide the issue.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16:  Tribhuvan University (TU)  has been 'unable' to settle the row over the controversial entrance exams for MBBS administered by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) even though a month has already passed. TU's inability to decide the row has left the future of medical students uncertain.

KATHMANDU, OCT 19: The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to issue a stay order against the writ petition that sought separate ballot papers for provincial and parliamentary polls, thereby paving the way for the Election Commission to hold both the polls on the stipulated dates of November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Supreme Court officials said on Tuesday that the apex court would decide on Wednesday whether or not to issue a stay order in relation to a writ petition seeking to arrange separate ballot papers for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections and for first-past-the-post and proportional representation systems.

KATHMANDU, October 12: The hearing on appointment of 80 judges of High Court who were appointed nine months ago has been deferred.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: A dispute over whether to introduce the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system has halted the endorsement of the National Assembly Election Bill in parliament.

BIRGUNJ, August 26: RJPN leaders admit there os polarization within the party.

BIRGUNJ, August 26: Ahead of the third round of local elections, leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have been divided into two factions and clashes have ensued among themselves over the selection of mayoral candidates.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has formed a probe panel to look into the issues regarding the disputed Kathmandu National Medical College.

KATHMANDU, August 17:Seventy eight under-secretaries of the Ministry of Education (MoE) deputed to the local units have declined to undertake their responsibilities after they were kept under the supervision of junior officers at the local units.

KATHMANDU, August 11: Indian Foreign minister Sushma Sworaj  has held a meeting with her Bhutanese counterpart Damcho Dorji in Kathmandu with a view to discussing the issue related to Doklam row that has worsened the relation between India and China.

BRISBANE, Australia, July 6:  A development tour of South Africa has become the first casualty of the Australian players' pay dispute with Cricket Australia, and the Ashes series in November is also at risk.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Stock brokers have halted the trading of shares in the stock market to protest against the Inland Revenue Department's order to register themselves for value added tax (VAT).

KATHMANDU, June 22: Just five days before the second round local elections, the government on Thursday transferred Election Commission Secretary Gopinath Mainali in a row over procurement of luxury cars for the five election commissioners and other logistics issues.

BAJURA, Jan 20: The CPN (UML) in Bajura has today shutdown the district headquarters Martadi to protest the death of one Hansa Bahadur Rawat in a clash between the Nepal Congress- UML cadres during political rallies at Chhededaha Rural Municipality last Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that it would be wise to strike a deal on the constitutional differences before the second phase of local level elections.

KATHMANDU, June 2: House Speaker Onsari Gharti has called a meeting of heavyweights of major political parties with a view to settling the row over parliamentary work procedure. It has been learned that the meeting will begin at 3 pm at Singhadurbar .

KATHMANDU, June 1: Apparently confused over how to resolve the Bharatpur ballot-tearing row, the Election Commission (EC) ended its board meeting Thursday without deciding anything.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The budget for the fiscal year 2017/18 has been delayed over the row of the impeachment of Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on a writ petition filed by Nepal Police DIG Nawaraj Silwal seeking his appointment as Nepal Police chief. The petition was listed for hearing on Thursday.

EC puts RPP row on hold

April 21, 2017 00:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 21: With the election just around the corner, the Election Commission (EC) has put the dispute over 'Hindu state' and 'monarchy' with Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on hold for the time being.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Opposition parties have criticized the government for engaging in a ‘trivial’ row over  hierarchy in the cabinet while ignoring the sensitivity of the fast-approaching local polls.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Opposition parties have criticized the government for engaging in a 'trivial' row over  hierarchy in the cabinet while ignoring the sensitivity of the fast-approaching local polls.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been unable to convene a cabinet meeting for three weeks due to a hierarchy row between two of the deputy prime ministers.

NEPALGUNJ, March 18: With the country gearing for local level restructuring, dispute over the location of the new local unit’s center has flared up.  Though recommendation for the names of the local levels and their centers were ‘unanimously’ sent, the center has made changes in some cases.

KOLHAPUR, March 15: There seems to be no respite for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. His upcoming film Padmavati has been under the scanner ever since the director announced the ambitious project. And after the Jaipur attack, Bhansali shifted base to Kolhapur in Maharashtra to resume the shooting of the film. But if reports are to be believed, the sets were once again attacked on Tuesday night, this time in Kolhapur.

Luis Suarez scored and was sent off as holders Barcelona reached a fourth successive King's Cup final after drawing 1-1 with a resilient Atletico Madrid in an action-packed semi-final second leg on Tuesday.

Diego Costa has been dropped from the squad of Premier League leaders Chelsea for the match at champions Leicester City after a row over his fitness, according to media reports on Friday.