KATHMANDU, July 5: The two major ruling partners -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- have agreed to first endorse the annual budget currently being discussed in parliament and then enter the process of implementing the nine-point deal and other gentlemen's agreements reached between the two sides two months ago.

KATHMANDU, July 5: As the first meeting of the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) from Nepal and India began in Kathmandu on Monday, the much talked-about Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 was entered as part of its agenda.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Bhim Rawal has accused the Ministry of Finance of not releasing sufficient funds for the purchase of equipment required for search, rescue and relief operations during natural disasters such as landslides, floods and earthquakes.

BANEPA, July 4: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center), Puspa Kamal Dahal on Monday has said that the game of forming and taking down the government will ruin the country.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a graft case at the Special Court against two government employees.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Nepalese Army has demanded seven billion rupees for enhancing the disaster management capacity.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has stressed on modernization, professionalization and mechanization for sustainable agricultural development.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Legislature-Parliament continues to discuss different topics including the Office of the President, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the Office of the Vice-President, the National Planning Commission and the Ministries of Supplies, Energy, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Women, Children and Social Welfare, Defense, Foreign Affairs, Federal Affairs and Local Development, Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Urban Development under the Appropriation Bill-2073.

JANAKPUR, July 4: Demanding to release leaders and cadres, cadres of different political parties have gheraoed District Police Office (DPO) in Janakpur on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The State Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament on Monday directed the government not to leave any stones unturned in disaster management.