Covid-19 Nepal: Govt requests the US to donate vaccines
Nepal has requested the United States to donate vaccines and other medical supplies to help Nepal fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To unify UML and stay in power, Oli withdraws suspension of Madhav K Nepal, 3 others
After the rival group warned of resigning from the lawmakers' positions thereby enabling the opposition parties to form a majority government, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has withdrawn the suspension imposed on four CPN-UML leaders.
Gandaki: Gurung is chief minister again as opposition fails to secure majority support
Gandaki Governor Sita Paudel has appointed Prithvi Subba Gurung of the CPN-UML as the chief minister of the province.
Gandaki: Pokharel of Nepali Congress stakes his claim to chief ministership
Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel of the Nepali Congress party has staked his claim over the vacant position of chief minister in the Gandaki province.
Health Minister Tripathi denies corruption allegations in Covid-19 vaccine purchase
Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi has refuted media reports that there was a delay in importing one million doses of Covishield Covid-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India because of the government's inability to control corruption.
Nepal PM Oli loses the House’s vote of confidence. It’s not yet clear what next
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has lost his position as the executive chief of the country with the support of the majority in the legislature, on Monday.
Bamdev Gautam: Will back Nepal-Khanal but not Oli if UML splits
The ruling CPN-UML vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam on Monday says he will support the party's senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal if the party officially splits.
UML feud: Madhav Nepal-loyal lawmakers to boycott PM’s confidence vote today
The Madhav Kumar Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has decided to boycott the House of Representatives meeting scheduled for this afternoon to conduct a voting in PM's motion for the vote of confidence.
Ahead of the no-confidence vote, Gandaki CM Gurung resigns
One day before the Gandaki Provincial Assembly was about to vote on a no-confidence motion filed against him, Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has resigned.
Lawmakers suffering from Covid-19 can participate in PM’s confidence vote Monday
The Business Advisory Committee in the House of Representatives has decided that lawmakers who have been infected with the coronavirus can also participate in the voting to be held on Monday in response to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's...
Constitutional Council names new PSC chief in a controversial meeting
A meeting of the Constitutional Council has proposed former secretary Madhav Regmi as the new chief of the Public Service Commission, the constitutional body responsible for the recruitment of the government staff.
Baluwatar land scam: Supreme Court orders Deep Basnyat’s release on bail
The Supreme Court has ordered the release of former chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Deep Basnyat, who is currently in judicial custody in connection with the notorious Baluwatar/Lalita Niwas land scam.
Brushing pandemic aside, Nepal PM embraces inauguration spree to create fake impressions
As the nation fights hard to save the citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been busy travelling all over Nepal for the past several months. He has not been travelling to monitor Nepal’s Covid-19...
China donating 20,000 oxygen cylinders to help Nepal fight against Covid-19
As a critical shortage of medical oxygen due to the lack of sufficient cylinders is feared in Nepal due to the surging number of Covid-19 cases across the country, China is donating 20,000 oxygen cylinders.
Rivals in UML to partner with opposition to block Ram Bahadur Thapa from NA
Provincial lawmakers and local government officials in the Bagmati province who are close to the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the ruling CPN-UML are highly likely to vote against the party's official candidate Ram Bahadur Thapa in the National...
Maoist Centre finally withdraws support extended to Oli govt
After two months of indecisiveness, the CPN-Maoist Centre has withdrawn the support extended to the government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.
Nepal recalls ambassador to Australia Mahesh Raj Dahal
The government has decided to call back the Nepali Ambassador to Australia, Mahesh Raj Dahal.
Covid-19 Nepal second wave: These are 4 major mistakes govt is doing
To get this under control, the government needs to ensure that more tests are conducted. But, it is not happening as people are only testing when they show Covid-19 symptoms. The lack of testing has been a major concern...
Govt sacks Gandaki, Sudurpaschim governors to replace with Paudel, Yadav
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has removed governors (province chiefs) of Gandaki and Sudurpaschim, Amik Sherchan and Sharmila Kumari Panta respectively, on Monday.
Nepal postpones decennial national census due to Covid-19 surge
The government has postponed the national census 2021 that it was conducting after a gap of 10 years due to the recent surge in the Covid-19 cases in various districts of the country.
PM Oli to test House’s confidence in him on May 10; next course still unclear
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has decided to seek a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on Monday next week, May 10.
Baluwatar land scam: Supreme Court asks Special Court why it kept Deep Basnyat in custody
The Supreme Court has asked the Special Court to explain the reason for keeping former Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority chief Deepa Basnyat in judicial custody.
Lumbini: Shankar Pokhrel appointed chief minister again
Lumbini Provincial Governor Dharma Nath Yadav has appointed Shankar Pokhrel as the chief minister of the province claiming he presented the evidence that his CPN-UML party commands the majority in the Provincial Assembly.
Lumbini: Bimala Oli moves to Maoist Centre to bar Pokhrel’s re-election bid
The confidence of Shankar Pokhrel, who resigned from the position of the Lumbini chief minister on Sunday morning, has been shaken with one lawmaker supporting him defecting to the CPN-Maoist Centre.
Lumbini CM resigns ahead of the no-confidence vote
One day before the Lumbini Provincial Assembly was about to vote on a no-confidence motion filed against him, Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel has resigned.
Govt: Hospital beds can’t be enough for Covid-19 patients, prevention measures are a must
The government of Nepal says adopting prevention measures against the Covid-19 pandemic are a must as hospital beds cannot be enough for all patients.
Baluwatar land scam: Deep Basnyat files habeas corpus petition at Supreme Court
Former chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Deep Basnyat, who has been sent to prison to serve his time in the judicial custody in connection with the notorious Baluwatar land scam, has filed a...
Kathmandu city govt spends millions of taxpayers’ money to aid political party units
On September 22, 2019, Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya gave Fashion Home Pvt Ltd Rs 100,000 as aid. According to the metropolitan city’s rule, such aid cannot be handed out to private companies. The company had asked for aid...
Ahead of no-confidence vote, Gandaki CM appoints Deepak Manange minister
Gandaki Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has expanded his cabinet on Thursday by appointing gangster-turned-politician Deepak Manange a minister.
Nepal seeks alternative to India for Covid-19 vaccines
As the Indian Serum Institute did not send on time one million doses of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccines that Nepal has already paid the price for, the government has launched efforts to seek alternative suppliers.
Bagmati CM expands cabinet to induct 4 new ministers
Bagmati Chief Minister Dor Mani Paudel has expanded his cabinet to induct four more ministers including three cabinet ministers and one state ministers.
China proposes joint mechanism to supply medical equipment in South Asia
China has proposed establishing a joint mechanism with the involvement of various countries in South Asia including Nepal and China itself to ease the supply of medical equipment for the Covid-19 response.
Lumbini Assembly to discuss no-confidence motion against CM Pokharel from May 2
Lumbini Governor (Province Chief) Dharma Nath Yadav has summoned the special session of the Provincial Assembly to begin from coming Sunday, May 2.
UN calls on Nepal to reverse NHRC appointments that are ‘inconsistent with international standards’
A group of human rights experts in the United Nations has said the recent appointments of five commissioners in the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal are "inconsistent with international standards".
Energy Minister Rayamajhi hospitalised after testing coronavirus positive
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has tested positive for the coronavirus. Following the infection, he has been hospitalised.
Chinese Foreign Minister meeting Nepal’s Gyawali among other South Asian leaders on Covid-19
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to hold a group meeting with his Nepali counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Tuesday.
Govt sends additional 80 health workers to Covid-19 hotspot of Nepalgunj
The federal government has decided to send an additional 80 health workers to Nepalgunj of Banke that has been the main hotspot of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Nepal Army defies House directive to continue fast track construction
The Nepal Army has defied a directive of the Public Accounts Committee in the House of Representatives about the construction of the Kathmandu-Terai fast track.
Loktantra Day: Recalling major incidents of 2006 people’s movement
Today is the Loktantra Day (Democracy Day) in Nepal. King Gyanendra, in 2006, reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives as a result of a 19-day-long people's revolution popularly known as People Movement/Janaandolan II
UML feud escalates with Oli forming new standing committee amid rivals’ boycott
The ongoing dispute in the ruling CPN-UML has escalated further as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as the party chair formed a new standing committee of the party on Friday.
How Nepal’s political parties and bureaucrats turn big development projects into the geese that lay ...
Kathmandu, in the 1980s, was a growing city. As its population started to increase, a lot of problems arose. One of them was the lack of clean drinking water. To curb the problem, a project was envisioned in the...
National Assembly by-election to find Ram Bahadur Thapa’s successor on May 20
The Election Commission has announced that it is holding a by-election in the Bagmati province to elect one of the province's representative to the National Assembly, on May 20.
UML feud: Madhav K Nepal camp moves court, submits clarification
The rival group led by senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal in the ruling CPN-UML has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on Thursday demanding an order that stops the parliamentary party from removing them as lawmakers.
New Supreme Court justices sworn-in
Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana has administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed apex court justices Kumar Chudal and Nahakul Subedi on Wednesday.
Supreme Court tells CIAA to stop sting operation
The Supreme Court has ordered the constitutional anti-corruption body, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, to stop carrying out sting operation to arrest government staffers receiving bribes.
Emerging security threats in Nepal and its solution in 3D model
The concept of security is different depending on the perception and culture. No doubt, there are political, social, economic and psychological issues challenging social equilibrium, national independence and national integrity in any place. National characters and values also carry...