Congress braces for hostile top panel meet
Leaders from the establishment as well as rival faction of Nepali Congress held separate meetings in Kathmandu on Wednesday, a day before the Central Working Committee begins discussion on the draft of party statute.
Mahasamiti meet may be early run at new Congress leadership
The Mahasamiti meeting of the Nepali Congress scheduled for next month will be more of an exercise on new leadership of the opposition party as the general convention is only 15 months away.
Bus operators defy to register as companies
A majority of public transport operators have yet to register their companies even as the deadline set by the government to register is just three weeks away.
Congress proposes more central members in its draft statute
A committee formed to suggest amendments to the Nepali Congress statuehas recommended increasing the number of central committee members from 85 to 141.
Nepali Congress hold crucial meeting today
Senior Nepali Congress leaders will participate in a crucial Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Sunday that is expected to discuss the amendment of party statute. The faction led by President Sher Bahadur Deuba and the rival camp of Ram Chandra Poudel could manoeuvre strategically to ensure that the amendments favour their respective sides.
Nepali Congress launches attack on government
The opposition Nepali Congress has come down heavily on the government, voicing dissatisfaction at the activities of the KP Sharma Oli-led administration as it completes nine months in office.
President’s motorcade faces red light
Amid widespread criticism of government’s plan to expand the area of Office of the President by acquiring Nepal Police Academy and purchasing a set of new vehicles for President Bidya Devi Bhandari and her convoy, the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature Parliament has started preparations to probe the matter.
Bir Hospital doctor charges ministry with seeking bribes
The resignation of a senior Bir Hospital doctor on Monday has sparked a controversy after a personal letter was leaked on Tuesday in which he said he was forced to resign because he couldn’t bribe and appease officials.
Officials from Nepal, China to meet in Kathmandu next month
Officials from Nepal and China are set to meet next month to discuss the prospects of developing the Kathmandu-Kerung railway line connecting the two countries.
Congress student wing panel gets new term
A meeting of the Nepali Congress Central Working Committee on Sunday decided to extend the tenure of the executive committee of its sister wing Nepal Student Union by two months.
Local level to build settlement for 99 needy households
The National Reconstruction Authority has authorised the local level to build an integrated settlement for up to 99 households. The decision is in line with the Integrated Settlement Development Procedure-2018 approved by the NRA executive committee on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh CM to open Nepal-India railway next month
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is set to inaugurate the Janakpur-Jayanagar-Kurtha railway line next month as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit has been reportedly cancelled due to his hectic schedule.
Driving licence vendor hits speed bump
Malika Incorporated, the private company that was awarded the contract to print smart driving licences for clearing backlogs dating back to almost a year, is unlikely to complete its task on time.
Coastal-Pappu venture close to be blacklisted
The Department of Irrigation has started the process to blacklist Coastal-Pappu Construction, the joint venture involving the firm headed by suspended lawmaker Hari Narayan Rauniyar.
Nepal Rastra Bank orders banks to disburse concessional loans to quake victims
The Nepal Rastra Bank has issued a fresh directive, informing banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to provide loans to earthquake survivors in line with the Integrated Working Procedure for Subsidised Credit 2018.