KATHMANDU, July 16: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has drawn the attention of government to be serious towards the demands put forth by Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The government passed a master plan that prohibits child labor in all work sectors on Sunday’s meeting of the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said it was worrying that the government was ignoring Gangamaya's demand for justice.

KATHMANDU, June 26: On June 14, at about 3:30 in the morning, Kiran Shrestha, 18, and Sundar Khadka, 21, were travelling on a motorbike from Thimi to Sallaghari when they suddenly encountered a cow lying prostrate in the middle of the road.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The proposed unification between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) will be given final shape once the remaining disputes are resolved, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has said that the government was serious to lessen the loss of lives and physical property in disasters.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that there will be no blanket amnesty for cases of serious violation of human rights and humanitarian laws.

Serious offense

March 25, 2018 02:00 am

Sexual harassment in workplaces is an expression of power and hostility. It should not be treated as an uncomfortable encounter, but a serious offense

KATHMANDU, March 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the present government is serious about removing the social or legal discrimination that the women have had to face in society.

MAKWANPUR, March 5: Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Shalik Ram Jamkattel of Province 3 has accused the central government of not taking its responsibilities toward the provincial governments seriously.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 8: With local youths not ready to accept the use of Hindi  by political leaders of Province 2 during the first provincial assembly meeting  Tuesday,  tensions have worsened. Even though the leaders have defended their use of Hindi, stating that it is the easiest  language medium for connecting the diverse communities in Madhes, the locals are not buying that argument.

BAJHANG, Jan 30: With the sudden plunge in temperature after heavy snowfall in the mountain region,   wild animals and birds have moved to human settlement areas to escape the bitter cold. However, they have turned victims at the hands of locals and poachers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government started distributing Rs 5,000 each to patients with serious illnesses including kidney failure, cancer and spinal injury from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20:  After Rani Pokhari reconstruction courted controversies, an expert committee formed to make suggestions to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office on the reconstruction of the pond organized a public hearing on Wednesday to discuss its preliminary report with the stakeholders and also collect suggestions from them.

ITAHARI, Dec 21: Local residents living nearby Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), Jhumka often stage protests venting their ire against the polluted water and waste released from the jail. Two weeks ago, locals had staged demonstrations urging the concerned authorities for proper management of garbage and sewage.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that the security challenge witness as political parties and candidates are busy with peaceful election campaign has drawn the serious attention of all.

NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel also targeted but escapes unhurt

KATMANDU, Oct 17: Serious differences have emerged within the political parties over candidacy nominations under the Proportional Representation (PR) category. Many leaders of major political parties have expressed dissatisfaction with the party leadership over their not informing rival factions about candidates fielded under  PR.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed its serious concern over the defamation lawsuit filed against Nagarik daily at Kathmandu District Court saying that it was intended to silence a daily newspaper in Kathmandu.

MUMBAI, August 23: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says most people are unaware about indoor air pollution and the toll it can take on health.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has expressed serious concern over the rising rate of floods and landslides, and as well as the repeated incidents of violence against women in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 20: While speaking in today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, Nepali Congress lawmaker Bhimsen Das Pradhan urged the concerned authority to improve the roads in the capital as they are in pitiable condition.

Cartographer and scholar on border issues Buddhi Narayan Shrestha brings with him 27 years of experience working in the government’s Department of Survey and 21 years of experience in private land-surveying. Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal caught up with the veteran expert on Nepal’s borders to get his views on the current standoff over Doklam tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan. Are there similar tri-junctions between India, China and Nepal? If yes, how can Nepal forestall a Doklam-like situation?

KATHMANDU, July 2: Minister for Labor and Employment Farmullah Mansur has expressed the government's seriousness to resolve the problems of laborers.

DAMAULI, May 23: Two persons were injured when a bus rammed a motorbike at Musekhola of Byas Municipality – 1o here in Tanahun.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Election Commission (EC) has delayed its plan to print the ballot papers starting from Saturday, citing lack of internal preparations in arranging the election symbols for political parties and independent candidates, among other things.  The ballots will now be printed a couple of days later.

BIDUR, March 7: One person was killed and five others were injured in a mini truck accident at Kulkule of Thaprek – 6 of Nuwakot district on Monday night.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Ghost contractors have become a serious problem in executing development projects in Nepal, according to officials of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Aniruddha Chatterjee, regional director of Dow Jones was recently in Kathmandu to attend a conference to discuss about solutions to mitigate money laundering and white-collar crimes. Sagar Ghimire of Republica caught up Chatterjee on the sidelines of the conference to discuss about the risks and vulnerabilities in Nepal's financial system, challenges of compliance, and infrastructure and regulatory setup to curb such crimes, among other issues. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Key actors of the judiciary are at loggerheads and the dispute between them has gotten ugly following the appointment of 80 High Court judges last week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Chairman of the parliament's development committee Rabindra Adhikari has alleged that the government and political parties were not serious about holding election even as the constitution clearly states the term of the current parliament.

Air hostess is a serious job!

January 9, 2017 23:00 pm

Pratikshya Rai, 36, is an In-flight Superintendent (IFS) and instructor of cabin crew in Buddha Air, Nepal. She started her career as a junior air hostess for Royal Nepal Airlines in 2000. Rai joined Buddha Air in 2002.

A research has shown that renowned museums and affluent people do attach great importance to collecting, selling and transacting rare goods of archeological importance.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: It has come to light that the smart driving license issued by the Bagmati Transport Management Office has three major errors.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has warned the top leaders of various political parties that they will have to face serious consequences if the three sets of elections are not held by January 2018 by way of implementing the Constitution.

Serious crimes reported during Tihar

November 3, 2016 00:40 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 3:  Despite tight security during festivals, Rupandehi district witnessed some serious crimes over a week during Tihar. Two murder cases, an attempt to murder and a suspicious case of suicide have been lodged at Devdaha police station of the district during the period.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: As the deadline given by the agitating Madhesi political parties to address their demands to amend the constitution approaches, leaders from both the ruling parties and the main opposition have said that the government hasn't initiated serious talks on the matter so far.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 17: Nepal Workers and Peasants Party chair Narayan Man Bijukchhe has said that the government was not serious to hold the elections in the stipulated time.

KAWASOTI, Oct 7: Ten people were injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a micro-bus at Lokaha of Nawalparasi on the East-West highway early this morning.

TOKYO, Sept 20: A typhoon has caused serious flooding and flight cancellations in southern Japan.

Deadly serious

August 20, 2016 00:45 am

Traffic police attribute 90 percent of road accidents in Nepal to transport syndicates. Nearly all the major road routes in the country are controlled by these syndicates, which are effectively running a parallel government. They bar the entry of new operators, forcing passengers into old buses and microbuses, where they are packed like well-stuffed bottles of gundruk. The bus accident in Kavre district that killed 27 people on Monday has also been attributed to a local syndicate.

Serious violation of human rights

July 23, 2016 20:15 pm

KATHMANDU, July 23: The incident in the landless squatters' settlement at Dharahara Murtiya area of Sarlahi district on July 5 has been deemed grave violation of human rights.

KATHMANU, July 15: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to be serious over the health of Dr Govinda KC who is on a fast-unto-death that runs into sixth day today.

KATHMANDU, July 9: NC General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala, was rushed to Om Hospital after he complained of abdominal pain and breathing difficulties on Tuesday evening. Doctors at the hospital, however, noticed how critical he was only on Wednesday morning when he became unconscious.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Health condition of veteran musician Amber Gurung is critical but stable.  Gurung, has long been ailing from diabetes, high blood pressure and Parkinson's disease, is receiving treatment at Grande Hospital for the past few days.