KHOTANG, Aug 3: An office assistant at a school in Diktel, the district headquarters of Khotang has claimed that the school administration fired her for being a Dalit.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: As Nepal scored 85 runs losing just 1 wicket, chasing the target of 190 runs, it was in strong position at this stage of Nepal’s debut One Day International (ODI) match. It was another commanding performance by Nepali bowlers in alien conditions like the Netherlands to limit the opposition from free stroke-making in its home ground.

ISLAMABAD, July 24: Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is hoping to become Pakistan’s prime minister after 20 years of being dismissed at the polls, as the country prepares to vote in a tense election pitting him against the party of jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif.

KATHMANDU, July 22: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has sought information about six Chinese firms that have partnered with Nepali civil contractors to submit a bid for rebuilding of Dharahara.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Chairman of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) Digambar Jha on Friday filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking withdrawal of his writ petition after less than 12 hours of the stay order issued by the Apex Court.

NORTH KOREA, July 7: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has opened a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

KATHMANDU, July 4: A joint technical team of Nepal and India formed as per the agreement reached during the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal has started its works to find permanent solution of the recurring problems of flood and inundation along the bordering areas.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The government is preparing to withdraw cases now being investigated by the courts and bring them under the transitional justice mechanisms.

A campaign to reunite families separated at the US border due to Trump’s immigration policies, has raised $7.5m in four days, the largest fundraiser Facebook has ever seen.

SEOUL, South Korea, June 14:  The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North Korea’s nukes.

DANG, June 13: Four days ago, Dilmaya Pun of Sitganga Municipality-9 of Dang district was mercilessly thrashed by two other women. They also stripped her half naked in public. They slapped her, pulled her hair and kicked her in the face.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepal has requested the Chinese government for its support in combating rising gold smuggling and illegal transaction of US dollars from China into Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has recently sought clarification from Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) after receiving complaints that health-related rehabilitation projects run by the NRCS in the earthquake-hit districts have been marred by irregularities.

KATHMANDU,May 16: The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) has sought resignation of Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut from the post, expressing its reservations to some of his acts during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's the recent Nepal state visit (May 11-12).

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) has on Monday sought clarification from senior government officials of Province 2 over the use of national flag of wrong size and specifications at the Janaki Temple during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thammaya Thapa Magar has stressed that local levels should respond to the issue of violence against women by making a special mechanism to minimize it.

MANILA, Philippines, May 5: Nepal has sought investment from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on major infrastructure projects that can link urban and rural areas, support the implementation of federalism, provide grants for the earthquake reconstruction efforts, and finance programs to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

KATHMANDU, May 3: Birat Jung Shahi, a vice-presidential candidate for the upcoming All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) elections, and some other officials have filed a writ petition at the Kathmandu District Court seeking to halt the elections, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 5.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Supreme Court has issued an order to present amicus curiae at the court for the constitutional test of the impeachment proposal against then Chief Justice Sushila Karki registered at the Parliament Secretariat.

SEOUL, South Korea, May 2: China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role for Beijing in the new round of nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang that had been driven by Seoul and Washington.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs' Associations of Nepal (FWEAN), the apex body of women Entrepreneurs in Nepal, has organized a roundtable discussion on the need to increase entrepreneurship development fund loan for SMEs promoted by women.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Bruised and battered after a string of defeats, Delhi Daredevils find themselves in a 'familiar' situation as they seek home comfort against a Chris Gayle-inspired Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League today.

WASHINGTON, April 9: Trump answered questions about Daniels for the first time last week, saying he had no knowledge of the payment made by Cohen and adding that he didn't know where Cohen had gotten the money.

MUENSTER, April 8: A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Supreme Court has ordered the state authorities to furnish documents related to the oath of office and secrecy of President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered by then Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli and the latter's date of birth to the apex court.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has sought the details of police personnel working at present.

WASHINGTON, March 20:  A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Saturday met Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and demanded immediate release of Resham Chaudhary, who was elected member of parliament from Kailali on an  RJPN ticket. He is alleged to be the mastermind behind the  Tikapur carnage.

Province 2 CM seeks administrative help

February 25, 2018 07:25 am

JANAKPUR, Feb 25: Province 2 Chief Minister Mohammad Lalbabu Raut has written to Prime Minister KP Oli complaining that he did not receive help from the federal administration. In the letter, Raut has urged PM Oli to provide him administrative help, according to Ajitesh Mishra, press coordinator of the chief minister's office.

SEOUL, Feb 12: South Korea said on Monday it will try to arrange more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seek to lower military tensions with North Korea as the first steps towards establishing grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Failing to complete its task in the given time, the High-Level Education Commission has proposed that its term is extended by four months. The five-month term of the commission expires on Friday.

CIEDP seeks one-year term extension

February 1, 2018 06:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Two weeks after the government endorsed an ordinance clearing legal hurdles to extend the tenure of the Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), the transitional justice body on Wednesday wrote to the government urging the latter to increase its term by one year. CIEDP's term will expire on February 9.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal Police has reportedly issued a diffusion notice to Interpol requesting cooperation for the arrest of former deputy inspector general (DIG) of Nepal Police and newly-elected lawmaker Nawaraj Silwal. He is facing a forgery case.

Urges parties to create poll-friendly environment

SAN DIEGO, Jan 6: The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Supreme Court (SC) has sought cast ballot papers and related documents from Election Commission on the writ filed by Nepali Congress leader Pradeep Paudel demanding re-counting of the ballot papers.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan 1: Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing the 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers on board.

CIAA seeks Rs 1m fine, jail for DOFE DG

December 20, 2017 05:00 am

KATMANDU, Dec 20: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a corruption case against three Department of Foreign Employment (DOFE) officials including its Director General Bishwaraj Pandey at the Special Court on charge of receiving bribes from service seekers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to the government authorities demanding clarification on why it is planning to collect additional five percent medical tax on top of 13 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) for patients receiving medical service from private hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court issued a show cause notice to government authorities today, demanding the reason why the Black Marketing and Some Other Public Crimes and Punishment Act, 1975 was amended to reduce the jail sentence for black marketers.

The Election Commission (EC) has directed Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa to furnish clarification within 24 hours acting on a tip off that he had breached electoral code of conduct by wooing voters during the silence period.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Concerned over the transfers of the chief district officers and senior police officials just ahead of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday sought clarifications from the Ministry of Home Affairs along with the documents related to the transfers. The ministry has been asked to furnish clarification in writing within 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Civil Aviation Authority Nepal (CAAN) has sought details of dues worth around Rs 2.5 billion that international airlines owe to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to arrange a four-day leave for schools and colleges across the country for the upcoming parliamentary polls.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: A team led by medical education reforms crusader Dr Govinda KC has sought information from the Ministry of Education (MoE) regarding the affiliation issued to the Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC) and all court cases related to the college.

KATHMANDU, Nov 56: The Supreme Court on Sunday asked the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to send amici curiae to plead in the apex court Monday in relation to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that demands voting rights for public servants and security personnel deployed on election duty.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Supreme Court has started hearing on the writ demanding voting right for the officials and security personals deployed during the upcoming elections and has asked for the amicus curiae regarding the issue.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Kathmandu District Court (KDC) has sought the parliamentary probe committee report in relation to hearings in the defamation case filed by ousted Nepal Oil Corporation chief Gopal Khadka against Nagarik daily.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The Supreme Court has sought details from the Election Commission about the progress in printing separate ballot papers for elections to parliament and the provincial assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The international community in Nepal has sought 'firm commitment' and 'sincerity' on the part of the CPN (Maoist Center) in providing transitional justice to conflict-era victims.