KATHMANDU, Jan 23:  A delegation led by Dr Andrew Parmley, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, on Monday paid a courtesy call to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter’s official residence in Sheetal Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A majority of lawmakers speaking in the 'special hour' in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today slammed the report of the Local Bodies Restructuring Commission (LBRC) saying it was impractical and unscientific.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The issue of a controversial Indian proposal asking for shelter to its air marshals was raised by lawmakers at the meeting of parliament on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Parliamentarians speaking in the zero hour of today's parliamentary meeting have drawn the attention of the government about various issues related to their respective constituencies, districts and national issues, mostly concerns over the delay on development works.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23:  The State Affairs Sub-Committee (SASC) under the Legislature-Parliament on Monday suggested that the government announce the election date in consultation with the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Ministry of Finance has permitted to merge the Nepal Industrial Development Corporation and Rastriya Banijya Bank.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday consulted with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav regarding preparations of the Election Commission (EC) to hold local polls.

KATHMANDU Jan 23: The national convention of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party is taking place at Bhrikutimandap in the Capital.

POKHARA, Jan 23: CPN (UML) senior leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal, today stressed on need for holding all three-tier elections to save the country from a political vacuum.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 23: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the election of local level will be held by mid-May.