KATHMANDU, June 19: Six months after their humiliating defeat in the National Assembly (NA) elections, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) party has also turned out unlucky in the drawing of lots to determine the tenures of the 59 upper house members.

Term of all NA members determined

June 18, 2018 15:14 pm

KATHMANDU, June 18: The term of all members of the National Assembly has been determined through a draw.

Search for Common Ground - Nepal (Search) is back with season 2 of the critically acclaimed TV series, ‘Singha Durbar’. According to the press statement issued by Search for Common Ground – Nepal, season 2 of the TV series is being directed, Nabin Subba, through production partner, Shubha Media Home Pvt Ltd.

RAUTAHAT, May 20: The District Court of Rautahat has announced 52 years jail term to a man for raping and killing a minor.

MOSCOW, May 7: Vladimir Putin has taken the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president, in a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall glimmering with gold leaf.

YEKATERINBURG, March 18: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.

BEIJING, Mar 17: Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to field the candidacy of incumbent Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun for second term.

Prez sworn-in for second term

March 15, 2018 06:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 15: The swearing in of President Bidya Bhandari for a second term  has been called into questioned as the oath of office was administered to the head of state by Gopal Parajuli, who had just been relieved of his post as chief justice.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Judicial Council (JC) has called an emergency meeting following the controversy that cropped up after newly elected Bidya Devi Bhandari was sworn in as President by ‘ousted’ Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli.

KATHMANDU, March 14:  Bidya Devi Bhandari has been sworn in as the President of Nepal for the second time on Wednesday.

BEIJING, Mar 10: The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: International serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who has been serving a jail sentence in Nepal since the last 14 years, has received a huge reprieve from the Supreme Court.

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 4: As the extended terms of two transitional justice mechanisms are expiring next month even without accomplishing a small portion of their mandated tasks, the government has started necessary preparations to further extend their terms for a year through an ordinance.

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 27:  South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung's jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and other charges.

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.

MILAN, Nov 24: An Italian court sentenced former AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a mandamus to the government to give concession on jail terms to those inmates who are involved in services such as teaching or working in various locations inside the jail.

BEIJING, Oct 26: With the end of the 19th National Congress, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected new leadership for the party’s politburo standing committee, the top decision-making body of China, with President Xi Jinping as the party general secretary for the second five-year tenure.

NEW DELHI, August 28: A special CBI court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. The dera chief was convicted of rape on August 25.

Customs agent gets jail term, fine

August 21, 2017 08:24 am

BUTWAL, August 21: Bhairahawa Customs Office has given customs agent Jagat Dahal, who was found inflicting huge loss on the office by preparing forged customs declaration form of imported goods, a jail sentence of a year.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The 15th meeting of India-Nepal Joint Team of Experts (JTE) on Saptakoshi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Sunkoshi Storage Cum Diversion Scheme has recommended extending the term of the Joint Project Office of Saptakoshi Sunkoshi Investigation for a period of 30 months effective from March 1, 2017. The JTE meeting held in Kathmandu on July 25 -26 made the decision to recommend for the term extension after reviewing the progress made since the 14th meeting of JTE.

TEHRAN, May 20: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin Saturday, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

KATHMANDU, May 17 : The five-year term of the elected peoples' representatives of the local units will start seven days after the announcement of the poll results. Revising Local Level Election Regulation has included provision of administering oath of office and secrecy.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Kavrepalanchowk District Court has slapped life imprisonment on three officers of the then Royal Nepal Army  for the murder of Maina Sunar, a teenage girl, at the time of the Maoist insurgency.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Minister for Energy, Janardan Sharma, has said that the top management of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) won't be changed for at least four years.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Kavrepalanchok District Court has slapped life imprisonment on three officers of the then Royal Nepal Army  for the murder of Maina Sunar, a teenage girl, at the time of the Maoist insurgency.

KATHMANDU, April 9: A parliamentary panel has proposed revisions in the Drugs Act 2035 BS, proposing up mto life imprisonment for pharmaceuticals owners if they are found manufacturing or selling sub-standard drugs or drugs that have exceeded their shelf-life.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government has decided to extend the terms of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP) by a year, effective from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Commissioners at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) are voicing contradictory views at a time when less than 15 days remain in the TRC’s original tenure of two-years and  57,753 complaints from conflict victims are still pending with it.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: A parliamentary panel has forged an understanding to revise the Local Level Election Bill with a provision for holding local polls a month before the expiry of term of the elected body.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Lawmakers have registered an amendment to the Local Level Election Bill, demanding that an election at the local level should be held  one month before the expiry of term of the elected body .

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The parliament has endorsed the bill to amend and unify bank and financial institution act (BAFIA), imposing two term limit for the chief executive officer, chairman and managing director of a bank or financial institution. The bill endorsed by a full house of parliament on Tuesday will come into effect once it receives the presidential seal. Among other things, the newly-endorsed act has set a term of upto four years for the board directors and CEOs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which has received 57,753 complaints relating to human rights violations of the conflict period, has yet to go through all the complaints even once. In the meantime, the commission, which also has the jurisdiction to study and discover the root causes of the conflict, has yet to start any research on the patterns of the violations and even review literatures on the conflict.

German news agency dpa says Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term as Germany's chancellor in general elections next year.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Former Maoist combatant Sanjaya Jargha Magar, 25, originally from Bhainse of Malwanpur district, died early Sunday morning at Dillibazaar prison, where he had been serving a jail term for engaging in fraud, petrol pump meter tampering and black-marketing of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Top Bahadur Rayamahji, today said the government was expediting a long-term plan for energy production and to end the prevalent energy crisis.