People's representatives at local level in Siraha district have committed to curbing the electricity leakage in cooperation with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). During an interaction organized on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the NEA at Lahan today, the people's representatives said only NEA's efforts could not suffice to curb the leakage, so cooperation was imperative
A new civil code came into force from today, August 17 by replacing the long –existing Muluki Ain (General Code of Nepal) that was first drafted during the reign of the first Rana Prime Minister, Junga Bahadur Rana, in 1910 BS. The previous code which was based on religious practices, norms and values
Complaints of the Ministry of Forest and Environment not cooperating in the construction of development projects aside, the Ministry has provided 16,716 hectares of forest land to various such projects. It is stated that the Ministry has provided the forest land to 516 various bodies for 12 different purposes. The Ministry has provided the largest area of forest land
A special programme was organised at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday to mark 72nd Independence Day of India. The national flag of India was hoisted on the occasion where Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri read out the message of congratulations sent by Indian President Ramnath Kobinda on the occasion of Independence Day.
The trade unions of the country have called for the government and employers for the implementation of the work force Contribution-based Social Security Act. At a joint press conference, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union, Nepal Trade Union Federation and Nepal Trade Union Congress have pledged to discharge any role and responsibilities.
Growing arrears has been taken as one of the challenges before financial discipline in the country. It was substantiated by the record maintained by the Office of the Auditor General. In the last fiscal year alone, the Office recorded the arrears of Rs 103 billion, taking the total arrears to Rs 500.8 billion.
The government has appointed Sushil Gyawali as Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). The cabinet meeting held on Tuesday appointed Gyawali to the post, which is his second time to be appointed NRA CEO. Earlier, Gyawali had served as CEO of the NRA from December 25, 2015 to January 11, 2017.
In a bid to garner foreign investment for infrastructure and social sector development, the Karnali Province government has made a proposal seeking support from the federal government in carrying out coordinating role for the same. A couple of weeks ago, the province government had sent a proposal with a decision of the province cabinet seeking right to make
The government is working to deliver passport within three days to the service seekers. Tabling the ‘Passport Bill, 2018’ in the House of Representatives meeting today, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali made the commitment stating that the Bill was presented with the purpose to provide passport to the citizens in an accessible manner.
A pair of rhinos named ‘Solti’ and ‘Mitini’ that the government is gifting to China has been sent to Kathmandu today from Chitwan. Chief Conservation Officer of the Chitwan National Park Bed Kumar Dhakal shared that the rhinos were sent to Kathmandu this evening in a truck from Sauraha, Ratnanagar, Chitwan. Nepal Army personnel have escorted the rhinos
The Supreme Court has issued an interim order to the government to not implement for the moment its decision to transfer member-secretary of Social Welfare Council Dilli Prasad Bhatta. A single bench of justice Kedar Prasad Chalise handed down the order today, stopping the government from transferring Bhatta to the Ministry on charges of irregularities.
The Government has decided to relieve Nepal Telecom Managing Director Kamini Rajbhandari from her post. The Council of Ministers meeting held at Singha Durbar this evening also decided to reconstitute the Institute of Foreign Affairs. Accordingly, Dilliraj Ghimire, Dr Khadak KC, Prof Dr Mina Baidya Malla, Major General Himalaya Thapa, Hari Phuyal, Dr Shanker Sharma, Bhawani Ran
The province government has shown concern on the construction of national pride projects. At a discussion programme at chief minister's office on Tuesday, Province-5 chief minister Shanker Pokharel enquired the project chiefs about the progress of national pride projects being implemented in the Province-5.
A special ceremony was organised here today to mark the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan. The national flag of Pakistan was hoisted on the occasion where Pakistani Ambassador for Nepal, Mazhar Javed read out messages of congratulations sent separately by Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nasir Ul Mulk on the occasion of the independence day.
Chairperson of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), Harihar Adhikari (Shyamal), has stressed the need of overall change to develop RSS as a trustworthy media as well as to give new life to it. Inspecting the RSS Province 7 office at Bhimduttanagar of Kanchanpur today, Chairperson Shyamal said that support of all was necessary for RSS reform.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said its net income is going to be more than that projected in fiscal year 2016/17. NEA had targeted to earn net income of Rs 1.01 billion last fiscal year. The country's power utility has claimed that its projected annual net income would increase after the final auditing was done.
Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said a base for trust has already been built with China and a draft prepared for a greater development partnership with it. Taking part in an interaction organised by Rafat Media Club here today, he said good foreign relations were necessary to meet the 'prosperous Nepal, happy Nepali' campaign announced
The government is planning to change the pattern of foreign aid. At a meeting of the Economic Committee, House of Representatives today, Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Rajan Khanal, said the government now realized the need of changing the foreign aid pattern. The need of receiving the foreign assistance on the basis of an integrated fund
Chief Minister of Gandaki Province Prithvi Subba Gurung has said that tourism was the vital basis for the prosperity of the province. At a programme of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal in Pokhara on Saturday, he said the province has the immense potentials for tourism since it links Korala of the north to Tribeni in the south.
Chairman of National News Agency (RSS), Harihar Adhikari (Shyamal), insisted on the need of quality of the RSS news service. During his inspection at the RSS Pokhara-based Gandaki Province Office Saturday, he directed the Rss staffs to give propriety to the manufacturing and dissemination of investigative news covering a varied range of the society to make RSS