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House panel's letter to police reflects lawmakers' low understanding of law and court rulings

Kathmandu, Feb. 23 -- The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on Thursday wrote to the Cyber Crime Bureau of Nepal Police to book Bijay Prakash Mishra and Prabhat Kishor Upadhyay for cybercrime, f... Read More


Government opts for volunteers to meet teacher shortfall in Science, Mathematics and English

Kathmandu, Feb. 22 -- As the numbers of teachers continue to fall short in public schools, the government is preparing to appoint volunteers to curb the problem. Hundreds of state-run schools lack qua... Read More


Baskota resigns following leaked audiotape where he is heard negotiating a 'commission'

Kathmandu, Feb. 21 -- Gokul Baskota, the minister for communication and information technology, has resigned following the release of an audio recording of him allegedly negotiating a Rs700 million "c... Read More


Majority of human rights violations in past year involved women, report says

Kathmandu, Feb. 20 -- Women continue to suffer disproportionately from human rights violations in Nepal, according to an annual report released by the Informal Sector Service Centre, a human rights or... Read More


Conflict victims warn non-cooperation to the transitional justice commission until Act is amended

Binod Ghimire, Feb. 19 -- The attempt of the Commission of the Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons to engage with the conflict victims has faced a setback as they are not ready to cooperate ... Read More


Nepal Army fails to spend budget for the expressway again

Kathmandu, Feb. 18 -- The Nepal Army is once again returning around half of the budget released for the Kathmandu-Tarai expressway project. The government had approved Rs 15 billion for the national p... Read More


Oli presents a rosy picture of his two years in office, but not all agree

Kathmandu, Feb. 16 -- Unless there is an emergency, Parliament meetings are rarely held in Nepal on Saturdays. But Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who completed his two years in office on Saturday, want... Read More


Supreme Court issues show cause for exonerating Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai on Lalita Niwas land scam

Kathmandu, Feb. 15 -- The Supreme Court has demanded a written answer from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority explaining the reason why a case wasn't filed against former prime min... Read More


Oli administration is ignoring a key component of democracy during lawmaking

Kathmandu, Feb. 14 -- The Land Management Ministry on April 29 last year registered a bill in the National Assembly to amend the Guti Act which proposed nationalising all the guthis, both public and p... Read More


Aam Aadmi's resounding win in Delhi could be a lesson for Nepal's alternative political forces

Kathmandu, Feb. 13 -- On Wednesday morning, Sajha Party coordinator Rabindra Mishra posted a message on Twitter congratulating Arvind Kejriwal, chief of India's Aam Aadmi Party, for his third consecut... Read More