Participating in party programmes carrying the party flag is illegal

March 24, 2017: Minister for General Administration Keshav Kumar Budhathoki has underlined the need of reforming politics and bureaucracy, saying both sectors were mired in inconsistencies. Addressing a programme of interaction titled ‘Civil Service: Operation, Conduct and Discipline, and Departmental Action’ here today, he said, “It is against the law for the employees unions to participate in the political parties’ programmes carrying the party flag.” The interaction was jointly organised by the Ministry and the Administrative Court. The government...

DCC Office and Jaleshwar Municipality office padlocked

March 24, 2017: The agitating United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) cadres and leaders have locked up the office of the District Coordination Committee and Jaleshwar Municipality in Mahottari district today in protest of the new local body restructuring. They went to these offices at around 11 am and padlocked the main doors of the both offices by forcing the staffers make their way out of their offices. According to the UDMF Coordinator Ram Naresh Raya, their demand is to...

Local poll will not be postponed in any pretext: DPM Mahara

March 24, 2017: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has assured that the local poll will not be postponed under any pretext. In a press meet organized at the district headquarters, Liwang, today, DPM Mahara shared that UDMF and CPN (UML) were coming near to forge consensus to lead the nation towards the elections therefore the local poll will be held on stipulated date. The election favourable environment would be made across the country after...

NRA website gives wrong information about rebuilt houses

March 24, 2017: The number of houses rebuilt after the earthquake uploaded in the official website of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) does not match the same data of the Ministry of Urban Development. The NRA, the government body formed to carry out reconstruction efforts after the Gorkha earthquake, is found giving wrong information about the number of houses rebuilt after the disaster. According to NRA’s website www.nra.gov.np, the number of houses rebuilt after the quake is 41,311 which does...

Pyuthan jeep accident; six killed, three critical

March 24, 2017: At least six persons died and three others were critically injured when a Scorpio jeep (Ba 8 Cha 1561) heading to Sworgadwari, a popular pilgrimage site, met with accident this morning. The identities of the deceased including five female and one male have yet to be ascertained. The accident took place when the jeep carrying pilgrims from Kathmandu veered some 700 metres off the road at Rumale nearby Sworgadwari. The jeep was carrying nine passengers including...

Woman killed in rhino attack

March 24, 2017: A woman died in a rhino attack in Kawaswoti of Nawalparasi district. Kunta Devi Mahato, 47, a resident of Kawaswoti municipality-7, Ramnagar Tole was found dead in Namuna Madhyabarti Community Forest, two-kilometre away from her house, on Thursday evening, police confirmed. She had gone to the community forest for collecting fodder and wood and her whereabouts was searched after she did not return home from forest for two days. Police speculated that she might have been...

NPU expresses concern over Online Media Operation Directive

March 24, 2017: Nepal Press Union ( NPU) has expressed concern over the the Online Media Operation Directive-2016, published by the government in the Nepal gazette recently. In a press note today, the NPU, an alliance of democratic journalists, said that its serious attention was drawn to the Directive issued under the Good Governance ( Management and Operation ) Act which had no relations with the press law is, it argued, against the worldwide concept of freedom of expression...

ECN to launch Local level Election Observation Directives-2017

March 24, 2017: The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) is going to launch the Local level Election Observation Directives-2017 to streamline the monitoring of the local level election scheduled to be held May 14 this year. The Directives is currently being drafted and the Commission will launch it at the earliest, according to the Commission’s Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma. The Local Level Election Code of Conduct for National Observers and Local Level Election Policy-2017 have been already issued by...

UML late leader Devi’s body kept at party office

March 24, 2017: The body of CPN (UML) leader and lawmaker Dulari Devi has been kept at the party central office, Dhumrabarahi in the capital now. She was injured in a road accident in Sitamadi of India on March 16 and was undergoing treatment in Lalitpur based B& B hospital. She breathed her last on Thursday night in course of treatment. According to party office secretary, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, the party chair and other leaders are scheduled to pay...

Registration of personal details to go digital

March 22, 2017: The Department of Civil Registration under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development is preparing to register personal details and vital information digitally. The digitalised service will come into effect from the coming Nepali month of Baisakh to register personal details like birth, death, marriage, migration and divorce, said information officer at the Department Khil Prasad Subedi. One can fill up a form mentioning personal details online and send it to the websites of respective...

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