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  • Parliament meeting postpones because of Ministers

    Kathmandu, June 17 The absence of four ministers in the meeting of House of Representatives on Sunday forced the Speaker to postpone the meeting as discussions on allocations made to their ministers were scheduled for today. As the Lower House is continuing the discussions on the Appropriation Bill, allocations to the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens; Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development; Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Forest and Environment were scheduled to be...

    Govt staff to be barred from joining NGOs till two years of retirement, says Pandit

    Pokhara, June 17 Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit says he will soon introduce a new law, according to which retired government staff will also be barred from joining national and international non-government organisations as employees, founders or officials till the end of second year of their retirement. Minister Pandit says that the provision is necessary so as to protect data and information the staff have about the government. “High officials mount their nameplates at offices...

    Nepal Communist Party’s first Standing Committee meeting tomorrow

    Kathmandu, June 15 The newly-formed Nepal Communist Party will hold its first Standing Committee meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar on Saturday. The co-chairs of the party, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, decided to hold the meeting on June 16 following a discussion this week. According to central committee member Bishnu Rijal, a four-point agenda has been prepared for the meeting. “Both the chairs will address the party’s first standing committee meeting.” Similarly, General...

    Home Politics LifeStyle Interview Business Travel Nepali Edition Shekhar Koirala accuses govt of heading towards authoritarianism

      Kathmadnu, June 13 : Nepali Congress leader Shekhar Koirala has said that the government is heading towards authoritarianism in the name of development and prosperity in the country. Koirala further accused the government of preparing to take over the state mechanisms. Speaking to journalists at his residence in Biratnagar  today, the opposition leader said, “The incumbent government is trying to take the judiciary and provincial structures in hand in the name of developing the country. This has indicated...

    Rastriya Janata Party Nepal not ready to join government: Mahato

    Kathmandu, June 10 : Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leader Rajendra Mahato says his party is not prepared to join the KP Sharma Oli-led government yet. The Madheshi leader further clarified that the party will not join the government unless the agreement is reached to amend the constitution to address the demands of the Madhesh movements. Talking to reporters in Biratnagar, Mahato said that talks with the government can only begin when prosecutors withdraw all charges against Madheshi activists arrested...

    PM Oli to address Province 3 Assembly meeting

    Kathmandu, June 4 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will address the meeting of Province 3 Assembly on Monday, according to the Provincial Assembly Secretariat. It has been learnt that the Prime Minister will be speaking about the development and possibilities in the Province. The constitution and provincial directives do not have any provision about address of the President or the Prime Minister as provincial assemblies. However, foreign state heads or prime ministers can speak in the State Assembly meetings....

    President attends Republic Day ceremony

    Kathmandu, May 29 : President Bidya Devi Bhandari today took part in a ceremony held to mark the Republic Day 2075 at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel. The NA made a fly by with a chopper displaying a banner of Republican Day and showering flower petals to mark the occasion. A minute’s silence was also observed to honour the sacrifices made by known and unknown martyrs in different stages of uprisings for political transformation and democracy. On the occasion,...

    Govt fixes number of staff for each province

    File image: Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Kathmandu, May 28: The federal government has fixed the number of staff required for each of seven provincial governments in the country, on Monday. Approving the proposal of the revised organisational structure of the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers and provincial ministries, the government says 3,227 staff are required for the provincial governments in total. Each province will have 461 employees. The Cabinet meeting held...

    Federal Socialist Forum Nepal to join government

    Kathmandu, May 28 : The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal is to join the KP Sharma Oli-led government. The two-point agreement reached between the Communist Party of Nepal and Socialist Forum at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today paved the way for the Forum’s participation in the government. According to the PM’s Personal Secretariat, two chairpersons of the CPN — KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ – and Forum Chairman Upendra Yadav signed the...

    Policies, programmes appropriate: PM Oli

    Kathmandu, May 27 :  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that government was working honestly to ensure rights, security, respect and opportunity to all people. Responding to the queries raised during the discussion at House of Representatives on the policies and programmes, PM Oli vowed that government would eliminate corruption, smuggling and black marketing by making effective the government mechanisms. “The fraud in the name of foreign employments and tax evasion will be eliminated,” he said, adding that...

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