KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Election Commission (EC) has finally dropped its plan to purchase electronic voting machines from UK-based electronics supply firm Smartmatic, following a series of controversies sparked by its plan.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: A taskforce formed to study the problems seen in the delineation of new local units, particularly those in Province 2 and other hilly districts, by the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC), submitted its report to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday, recommending that the number of local units in Province 2 must be increased.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal, Valerie Julliand, has expressed concerns whether or not the transitional justice mechanisms will meet international standards.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Voicing suspicion over the government's poor state of readiness for holding elections, the main opposition CPN-UML has demanded that all necessary steps be taken to prepare the ground  and the date for the three sets of elections be announced at the earliest.

EU to act on facts in airlines ban

February 17, 2017 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has asked the European Union (EU) to lift the ban imposed by the EU on Nepali airlines in European skies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Embassy of China organized a cultural program in the capital on Thursday to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster 2017 (Chinese Tibetan New Year).

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested the government to save the lives of Ram Kumar Sharma and Kalamuddin Raain, who have been staging hunger strike with a seven-point demand for the greater development of Janakpur area in Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has started consultation with Madhes-based leaders at individual level in a bid to convince them for holding local elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat requested the European Union to lift the ban imposed by the EU on Nepali airlines.

Govt fearing elections: UML leader

February 16, 2017 10:50 am

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 16: CPN-UML leader and former Tourism Minister Ananda Prasad Pokharel has said that the government has not been able to declare the date of elections for the fear of it.