PARIS, Dec 8: French environmental activists brandished stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest Sunday near the Eiffel Tower to try to push the government to do more to fight climate change.
MOSCOW, Aug 1: Iran, Russia and Turkey, as guarantor states for a peace process in Syria, have expressed their firm determination to counter any plot aimed at partitioning the Arab country."The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey confirmed their strong adherence to the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Syria," Lavrentiev said.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Expressing solidarity with the ongoing fast-unto-death protest of Dr Govinda KC, over a dozen editors of the mainstream media in the country have appealed to the government to address his demands without any further delay.
JUMLA, July 15: Ganga Mahat of Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla, has been participating in the latest fast-unto-death of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC for the last eight days. She has been continuously extending her support and solidarity to Dr KC by urging others to join him to pile pressure on the government to address his demands.
KATHMANDU, July 6: Various human rights and governance bodies have urged the government to take measures immediately to save the life Dr Govinda KC, who is on a hunger strike demanding reforms in the medical education sector.Dr KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), started 15th fast-unto-death in Jumla from June 30, demanding passage of the to replace the National Medical Education Ordinance.
KATHMANDU, April 29: Five student unions affiliated to different political parties submitted a two-point memorandum on Sunday to Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, demanding allocation of at least 20 percent budget to the education sector for the upcoming fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, April 22: The meeting of CPN Maoist Center concluded with a remark of ‘respectful party merger’. A meeting of Maoist leaders at chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s residence, Khumaltar since 7 AM today urged the latter not to take decisions that would affect the party in the name of merger.
KATHMANDU, April 3: Parliamentarians expressed handful of concerns that has caused resent in local levels during the meeting of federal parliament today. Common national agenda that were raised include bringing investment to boost the country’s economy, timely distribution of grants to earthquake victims to rebuild homes, opening of Tatopani border and those across the country.
KATHMANDU, March 12: Majority of justices in the Supreme Court on Monday have suggested to Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli to stop working at the apex court and not to assign any cases to justices.
KATHMANDU, March 10: White water rafting, an adventurous tourist activity with high business potentials in Nepal, is threatened by the government’s failure to separate hydroelectricity projects from rafting sites in rivers allowed for rafting.
JAJARKOT, Nov 27: Seventy-seven-year-old Tulache Tamata of Junichande Rural Municipality-4 finally exercised his voting right on Sunday in the first parliamentary and provincial elections held in the new federal setup.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: With stiff competition expected from the UML-led left alliance in the upcoming polls, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and Madhes-based parties are under pressure to forge electoral alliances across the Madhes districts even at the eleventh hour.
NEPALGUNJ, Aug 21: When flood hit his village last week, Chhabikala Pun of Lalpur village was among the thousands of people to leave their homes. By the time she started fleeing the scene, her house was fully inundated by water. She is now back in her village after spending a week in a local public school only to find her house in ruins. “Nothing is left now. The house is not there,” she lamented. “It feels very bad to roam around here,” she added.
KATHMANDU, June 27: The United States and the United Kingdom (UK) have urged all stakeholders to work to create favorable environment for the people of provinces 1, 5 and 7 to peacefully exercise their democratic rights during the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers representing Madhes districts have suggested the party leadership defer election in Province 2 until the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) is brought on board the election process.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Civil society leaders representing the mountainous region of Nepal on Monday handed over a letter of concern to the US embassy in Kathmandu expressing their displeasure regarding US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw support from the Paris climate deal.
POKHARA, June 10: Stating that haphazard parking, tangled telecommunications and electricity wires, narrow roads, and stray cattle were taking toll on Lakeside area of Pokhara, stakeholders have called on the newly elected mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City to get rid of the problems and develop Lakeside as the happening destination in the metropolis.
SRINAGAR, May 11: Two United Nations special rapporteurs urged the Indian government Thursday to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-controlled portion of disputed Kashmir.
KATHMANDU, May 9: Leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal urged the leaders of three major political parties to endorse the constitution amendment bill and to make an environment for them to participate in the second phase of the local level elections.
KATHMANDU, April 28: Various development partners including the UN, EU and the World Bank have asked the government to continue efforts to forge political agreement to ensure participation of wide sections of people in the upcoming elections.
KATHMANDU, March 14: With the decision of the government on Friday has begun a new set up in the local level in the country. The Village Development Committees (VDCs) have been replaced by the new village bodies, municipalities, sub-municipal cities.
KATHMANDU, March 8: A day after clashes between security personnel and protesters left at least three people dead and several others injured in Saptari district, the United Nations and the United States have urged political parties in Nepal to express their views peacefully.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Lawmakers have urged the government to announce the date for local poll. Speaking in the meeting of today's Parliament's special session, they have stressed on the local poll adding that it was essential for the implementation of the constitution.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Opposition lawmakers on Monday raised serious concerns in the parliament over the reported Indian proposal of seeking shelter for its air marshals in Kathmandu for security of Indian airplanes.
BARA, Dec 5: A group of 60 youth, who had started a long walk to Kathmandu on Friday to pile pressure on the government for expediting the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Road and Second International Airport projects, has reached Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Education experts have urged the government to come up with a clear plan in promoting technical skills in the country, arguing that other South Asian countries have already moved ahead by setting their respective strategic targets.
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Following repeated incidents of ATM skimming with the active participation of nationals from East European countries like Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Thursday urged the Department of Immigration to exercise vigilance against nationals of those countries visiting Nepal.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 3: Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi gathered in the rain in Argentina's capital on Saturday to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement from the squad.
KATHMANDU, June 13: The government has yet again urged the agitating Madhes-based parties and communities to come for talks to settle their concerns regarding the contents of the new constitution with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli sending official letters to the agitating forces on Sunday.
Addressing the launch of Naya Shakti Nepal, a party led by Baburam Bhattarai, on Sunday, PM Oli said that he has urged the disgruntled forces to come for dialogues to settle all their issues.