UML convention causes massive traffic jam on East-West Highway throughout Friday
Hundreds of vehicles, including ambulances, were stuck in the bumper-to-bumper traffic jam extending several kilometres in both directions of the highway. Security agencies proved helpless in controlling crowds.
Rajendra Pandey appointed chief minister of Bagmati
Pandey, who replaced Asta Laxmi Shakya of the UML, has appointed four ministers in his Cabinet.
Asta Laxmi Shakya becomes first woman chief minister
Earlier in the day, outgoing Chief Minister of Bagmati Province Dormani Poudel had resigned as the chief minister and parliamentary party leader.
Bagmati provincial assembly meeting postponed again
The speaker has postponed the assembly meeting several times ever since a no-trust motion against Paudel in December.
Bagmati’s Speaker accused of delaying no-confidence motion filed against CM Paudel
The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, also opposed the Speaker’s decision to postpone the assembly meeting.
Provincial governments gear up to administer first doses of Covid-19 vaccine
The vaccination drive will be executed from district hospitals and health centres that are under provincial governments.
Congress undecided regarding no-confidence motion filed against Chief Minister Poudel
The Congress leaders are of the opinion that the party is undecided, as the ruling Nepal Communist Party is yet to be split officially.
Four-year-old raped and murdered in Makwanpur
The accused is a 14-year-old ninth-grader, police say.
Patients in Hetauda face difficulties finding an ambulance for long routes
Ambulance drivers have been refusing to offer services on long routes since their demand for a revision in the transport fare is yet to be addressed, locals say.
Hetauda Cement's losses jump fivefold as virus hits construction and sales
The state-owned company racked up losses totalling Rs 50 million in the last fiscal year.
Unilever Nepal resumes partial operation
The company produces around 15,000 tonnes of toothpaste, 6,000 tonnes of soap and 5,000 tonnes of shampoo annually.
Bagmati provincial government to add Rs 400 million in Covid-19 control fund
A Cabinet meeting held on Monday decided to increase the budget from Rs 100 million to Rs 500 million.
Bagmati provincial government announces support to fight against Covid-19
Isolation, quarantine facilities set up in various districts of the province in preparation for a possible coronavirus outbreak.
Bagmati to launch maternal and child health care programme in remote areas
The Ministry of Social Development said the programme will be launched in 14 wards of seven districts.
Five arrested in connection with murder of transgender woman in Hetauda
Police said that Ajita Bhujel had been murdered after a dispute over payment for sex.