KATHMANDU, July 9: The government has decided to provide Rs 500,000 in relief cash to the families of those killed in the Upper Mustang tripper accident.

POKHARA, July 6: The death toll in Upper Mustang tipper accident has reached 15, while 14 others have sustained injuries.

KATHMANDU, July 2: In a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) today, the upper house members drew the attention of the government to various contemporary issues which also include the problems of monsoon disasters in hills and Tarai.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The government has decided to allow the use of forest area for the construction of the 37 megawatts Upper Trishuli 3 B Hydropower Project.

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

KATHMANDU, June 10: Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Ltd has received approval from the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) to float its primary shares to the affected communities in the project area and the general public.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has given full shape to its standing committee amid reservation from some senior party leaders.

A voluntary campaign launched by a social activist Binod Shahi, who is popularly known as Ghangjong Sir i.e. Himali Sir, has spread the light of education in various far-flung villages of Upper Dolpo.

DOLAKHA, April 12: The country is suffering a loss of around Rs 1.2 billion per month due to delay in the construction of the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, according to project officials. The national pride project was initially expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Lawmakers in the National Assembly meeting on Tuesday demanded action against the European Union Election Observation Mission for making comments against the constitution of the country in breach of their brief .

Upper Karnali works yet to resume

March 21, 2018 04:30 am

DAILEKH, March 21: All works at the construction site of Upper Karnali Hydropower Project have been affected for more than a month.

KATHMANDU, March 8: A Supreme Court verdict issued on Wednesday has cleared way for the three nominated members of the National Assembly (NA) to take the oath of office and secrecy.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The meetings of the lower and upper houses of parliament held separately on Tuesday fixed the date for the election of the speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) and chairman of the National Assembly (NA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The parliament secretariat has been asked to plan the election of speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and chairman and vice chairman of the National Assembly prior to the presidential election on March 13.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the government and the parliament to halt the scheduled swearing-in of the recently appointed three members of National Assembly and summoned the authorities concerned for further discussion on the case.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has drawn the attention of  President Bidya Devi Bhandari over her decision to appoint National Assembly members while sitting on the recommendations made for those posts by the outgoing government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Three nominees of the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government for the National Assembly have moved the Supreme Court against the new government for setting aside their nominations and appointing new members to the upper house.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: National Assembly has got full shape Tuesday with President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointing three new members to the upper House.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The newly formed  K P Oli government is  preparing to withdraw the nomination of three National Assembly members made by the outgoing Deuba  government, according to a minister.

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 15: Snowfall has occurred at upper belt of Solukhumbu. There was a massive snowfall at Khumbu region of the district including Nele, Kangel, Sotang, Kaku and Basa.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: A cabinet meeting on Friday entrusted Prime Minister Sher Bahdaur Deuba to recommend three upper house members to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

UML wins 27 upper house seats

February 9, 2018 01:52 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The CPN-UML has won nearly half the seats of the upper house in the elections held on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The government is preparing to nominate three members of the upper house to give full shape to the 59-member National Assembly following the election of its 56 members on Wednesday.

Left sweeps upper house with 37 seats

February 8, 2018 01:21 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Election to the National Assembly was held on Wednesday in six provinces of the total seven, paving way for the long-delayed power transfer to the poll-winning parties.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Voting in six of the seven provinces for the National Assembly elections started from 10 AM today. After all candidates from Province 2 were elected unopposed, only six provinces are holding their elections.

Upper house election today

February 7, 2018 07:54 am

KATMANDU, Feb 7: Two months after completion of the parliamentary and provincial assembly election, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting the National Assembly (NA) poll on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Election Commission (EC) has said that all preparations for the upper house election slated for February 7 have been completed.

Ballots for upper house polls ready

February 2, 2018 05:30 am

KATMANDU, Feb 2: The Election Commisison (EC) has completed printing the ballot papers for upper house elections slated for next week.

DOLAKHA, Jan 31: Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (456 MW) is facing the risk of missing its completion deadline due to the negligence of Indian company Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd - the contractor of the mega project's hydro-mechanical works.

CHARIKOT, Jan 29: A Chinese engineer hired from the under-construction Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project died after being hit by a falling rock at around 11:00 am on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Major political parties including CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) have finalized most of their candidates for the National Assembly (NA) polls slated for February 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A meeting of the High-level Election Security Committee has decided to involve all security agencies including the Nepal Army for the upper house elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: As part of holding the upper house election slated for February 7, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday made public the name list of voters who will elect 56 members of the 59-member upper house of federal parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Top leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have expedited negotiations on power-sharing in the new government and party unification, following UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli's return on Thursday from follow-up treatment in Thailand.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The appointment of governors in all seven provinces has cleared the way for the formation of a new government. The new government will be formed soon after the Election Commission (EC) holds the upper house elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The CPN-UML has reached an agreement with the CPN (Maoist Center), its partner in the left alliance, on sharing of seats of the National Assembly. The 59-member National Assembly will comprise 56 directly elected representatives and three members nominated by the president on the recommendation of the cabinet.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: As part of its preparations to conduct the upper house elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday set up the offices of returning officers in all the seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Twenty-one political parties have applied at the Election Commission to contest the upcoming upper house elections. The election body had provided parties 15 days to register and the deadline expired Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The CPN-UML has set criteria for the selection of the candidates contesting the upcoming National Assembly (NA) election scheduled for February 7.

Calendar for upper house poll out

January 11, 2018 03:08 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed January 24 as the date for filing candidacies for the National Assembly election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Ten political parties have applied at the Election Commission to contest the upcoming upper house elections scheduled for February 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Legislature-Parliament Secretariat is using different colours of upholstery and carpet to refurbish the House of Representatives and the National Assembly meeting halls so as to give them their distinct identity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: As part of ending the ongoing row over the process of forming the new government formation, the government has proposed February 8 as the date for the election of the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that the parliamentary seats under the proportional representation (PR) system will be allocated only after the election of the National Assembly. The EC has already completed the verification of the PR votes but has not yet publicized the official poll results and the parliamentary PR seats won by the parties.

Cold empties upper Mustang villages

December 30, 2017 03:34 am

MYAGDI, Dec 29: With the locals of mountainous Mustang moving to lowlands of late in order to escape the biting cold, most villages in the district have worn a deserted look.

Cold empties upper Mustang villages

December 27, 2017 04:15 am

MYAGDI, Dec 27: With the locals of mountainous Mustang moving to lowlands of late in order to escape the biting cold, most villages in the district have worn a deserted look.

Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand is considered as one of the confidants of party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Khand, who is a former defense minister, spoke to Republica's Ashok Dahal on Wednesday morning about his party's position on National Assembly formation, government leadership handover and the party's recent electoral performance.

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The dispute between Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML over the system for constituting the National Assembly (NA) has delayed authentication of the upper house election ordinance by the president and the formation of the new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although the constitution  clearly stipulates that a new government needs to be formed within 30 days of the publication of final result for the elections, legal experts are divided over the process for its formation.