KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Finance Dr Yuwaraj Khatiwada has argued that the size of the newly unveiled budget-Rs 1.315 trillion-for the fiscal year 2018/19 was appropriate and balanced in view of federal structure of the country.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The government on Thursday tabled a bill to replace the ordinance introduced two months ago to extend the terms of two transitional justice bodies - Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP).

KATHMANDU, June 11: The term of the lawmakers of National Assembly is set to be determined by drawing lots on June 18.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has defended his first budget for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018/19, saying that the budget was a course correction by the government.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has rejected a proposal from the Nepal Army (NA) headquarters to extend the terms of Major General Deepak Prasad Bharati and brigadier generals Surya Khanal and Prem Shahi citing some discrepancies in their citizenship details and academic credentials.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Nepali Congress has criticized the government for trying to enforce the election agendas through the recently published white paper.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Taking strong exception to the letter from the Judicial Council (JC) secretary relieving Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli of his post, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has termed the decision “unauthorized” and “politically motivated”.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch have said on Tuesday that one-year extension of the two transitional justice mechanisms —  Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP)-- without necessary legal and institutional reforms are not sufficient to comply with international standards in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Two months after the election of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the government of India has congratulated the government and people of Nepal for the successful conduct of the three tiers of elections  and termed the achievement an important milestone in the democratic transition of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The government has decided to extend the terms of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) for a year.

BARDIYA, Dec 13: The Nepali Congress (NC) has secured the highest votes towards the proportional representation system in the recently held elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: In what can be termed a landmark achievement in the country's hydroposer sector, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) are now at the same level with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in terms of installed capacity of hydrpower projects.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: China Gezhouba Group of Company (CGGC) Limited has objected to the government's decision to scrap the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with it for development of Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project

CHITWAN, Nov 5: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the  killing of 38 people in the detonation of a bomb against a moving bus at Badarmudhe in Madi, Chitwan district on June 6, 2005 was the biggest mistake committed by the Maoists during their 10-year insurgency .

BHAKTAPUR, Oct. 5: Nepali Congress (NC) central committee member Shankar Bhandari has said that the broader leftist alliance was unusual and unnatural.

Gachchhadar terms constitution progressive

September 10, 2017 18:33 pm

KATHMANDU, September 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, has said that the current constitution is progressive as it has empowered Dalit, women, Madhesi, Janajati and all minorities.

NRNA president terms his tenure successful

September 10, 2017 07:35 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: President of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Shesh Ghale has said that he has had a successful tenure as the president, as he led the organization to accomplish several tasks that were pending for the past 14 years, and to carry out relief and reconstruction works after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal has become the topmost country in the entire South Asia region in terms of the number of expectant mothers choosing delivery in health facilities.

KATHMANDU, May 31: CPN (Maoist Center) parliamentary party leader and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on party lawmakers to get united and gear up for the success of the upcoming second-round of local election.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The Election Commission has finalized the number of voters for the upcoming local level elections and said 14,054,482 eligible Nepali citizens are registered with the election body. As per the voter list finalized by the election body, Morang district has the highest number of registered voters while Manang has the lowest number.

KATHMANDU, MARCH 28: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is ready to back down for now from its demand on province demarcations if the major three parties reciprocated its calls for a powerful federal commission, several UDMF leaders involved in talks with the major parties said Tuesday, signaling some progress in the informal negotiation initiated by the parties to end the political deadlock just weeks ahead of the local level elections scheduled for May 14.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Sagoon Inc., a US-based social commerce startup founded by a Nepali, has said that it has become second largest company in terms of number of retail investors.

DHADING, Feb 18: Justice demands it that the punishment for a crime is borne by the one who commits it but there are some innocent children in Dhading who are being punished for no fault of theirs.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: While criticizing the government for its failure to grant real powers to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), various human rights organizations have said the extension of the terms of the transitional justice mechanisms without amending the TRC and CIEDP Act will be meaningless.

GORKHA, Jan 31: After nearly two years of the great earthquake, homeless victims of Gorkha are likely to receive new residences with the support of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA). But the association's condition has put the victims in a fix. The association has asked the victim families to manage raw materials for constructing their house on their own. For the victims the condition is very hard to meet.

TMDP terms LBRC report unacceptable

January 7, 2017 21:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) has said the report of the Local Body Restructuring Commission made public recently was not acceptable to it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Finance Committee of the parliament has approved a bill to amend the Bank and Financial Institution Act (BAFIA), reducing tenure of board directors and chief executive officers (CEOs) of bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to four years.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: An Australian delegation led by lawmaker Jing Lee returned home today after completing a weeklong visit.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Different awareness related program were organized to mark the International Day of Girl Child since October 21 across the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The Supreme Court (SC) Friday termed the government response to the court's order for submitting documents related to the appointment of Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) 'irresponsible'.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Nepal is ranked 97 out of 128 countries in terms of the strength of property rights in this year's International Property Rights Index (IPRI).

KATHMANDU, June 28:The District Court, Lalitpur on Monday has handed down life term to the murderers of Justice Rana Bahadur Bam.