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Archive for September, 2011


Global recognition for Nepal’s maternal health program

The heads of the US and UK government aid programs have recognised that efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Nepal offer potentially game changing lessons in the fight against international poverty. At a high-profile event on 21 September during the UN General Assembly in New York, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID, and Andrew Mitchell, […]

Quake warning for Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 magnitude rocked eastern Nepal at around 6.25 pm, killing at least seven people, including three who were crushed by the collapse of the perimeter wall of the British Embassy. The National Seismologic Centre said the epicentre was located at 19 km depth in eastern district Taplejung district Sikkim, 272 km […]

PM addresses the parliament

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has reiterated his commitment to implement the past agreements and urged the political parties to join hands in completing the constitution writing. Addressing the parliament for the first time after elected as the PM on Friday, Bhattarai gave a long list of what had happened in the past to justify why […]

CIAA annual report released

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) released its annual report for the fiscal year 2010/11 on Thursday. A total of some 6,145 cases were filed at the state anti-graft body during this period.The CIAA had resettled some 3,904 cases related to corruption during the year. Making public the 21st annual report […]

Cabinet expanded

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai expanded the Council of Ministers for the third time on Thursday, taking its strength to 21. Among those inducted into the Council of Ministers today are two from the UCPN (Maoist), two from the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) and one each from the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and the Sadbhavana Sanghiya […]

Former NAC chaiman remanded to custody

The District Court, Kathmandu, has remanded former chairman of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), Ramagya Prasad Chaturvedi to police custody, enforcing the Supreme Court verdict. The apex court on last Wednesday, acting upon a case of corruption filed by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against NAC former chairman Chaturvedi, decided to recover […]

UML proposal approved

The CPN-UML Central Committee meeting on Wednesday unanimously approved the special proposal tabled by the Party Chairman Jhalanath Khanal. The proposal includes issues related to the four-point agreement reached between the Maoists and the United Democratic Madhesi Front, the peace process and the constitution making process among others. The meeting passed the proposal with a […]