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Tingla folks obstruct key road protesting new local restructuring, by Radha Dhungana (rep 25/03/2017)

Rs 5.05 billion distributed to woo voters, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/03/2017)

KMC to reinstate Ranjana script (kp 23/03/2017)

Protest in Saptari over downgrading of municipality: Marketplaces closed, municipality padlocked, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 23/03/2017)

Province 7 gets into election gear (ht 22/03/2017)

Locals take civil servants under control; inaugurate rural municipality (ht 20/03/2017)

Power to the local units, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/03/2017)

481 chiefs appointed in rural municipalities (rep 18/03/2017), Local unit chiefs deputed (kp 19/03/2017)

Row over office locations for local units flare (rep 18/03/2017)

Preparations for new local units move ahead in Province 2 (rep 18/03/2017)

Local levels told to open new accounts (ht 17/03/2017)

New local bodies operational in Province 1 (ht 16/03/2017)

Local leaders lobbying for poll candidacy, by Janak KC (rep 16/03/2017)

Govt releases Rs 5 million each to 744 local units, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 16/03/2017)

Strengthen local level: To create a vast infrastructure for the local levels would be a huge task both in terms of budget and work (ht 16/03/2017)

A week after fixing 6,680 wards, govt tables bill in House (rep 16/03/2017), ‘Let local levels decide on wards’ boundaries’ (ht 16/03/2017)

Locals of Dhikur Pokhari demand inclusion (ht 16/03/2017)

Gaunpalikas to be called rural municipalities (ht 15/03/2017)

744 new local units come into effect (kp 15/03/2017), Newly formed local bodies take charge (ht 15/03/2017), Whistle rally held in Khotang (ht 15/03/2017)

LLRC’s tenure ends without completing task, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/03/2017), LLRC fails to fix special, autonomous and protected regions, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 14/03/2017), New local govt structure revives development hopes, by Devendra Basnet (rep 14/03/2017)

Province 4 mineral resource rich (ht 14/03/2017)

Trigger for growth: A sense of competition among local units to ensure improved delivery of services would be very helpful, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 14/03/2017)

Dhikurpokhari wants to become part of metropolis (kp 14/03/2017)

Pokhara Lekhnath becomes largest metropolitan city (kp 13/03/2017)

Villagers contest HQ positioning for Sandakpur Village Council (kp 13/02/2017)

EC asks govt to depute staff to local levels by Thursday, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 12/03/2017), MoFALD seeks staff for local units (kp 12/03/2017)

Govt to release at least Rs 10 million to each of 744 local units for operation, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 09/03/2017)

DDCs told not to hold district council meeting (ht 08/03/2017)

Panel to suggest 17 more local units in State 2 (kp 04/03/2017), Task-force proposes to increase 25 local units (rep 04/03/2017), Number of local units reaches 744: 21 more in Province 2 (kp 06/03/2017), Govt to create 744 local levels: Of the additional 25 civic bodies, 21 to be in province 2 (ht 06/03/2017), Writ petition filed against govt decision to increase local units (rep 07/03/2017)

Time to complete task not enough: LBRC (ht 03/03/2017)

Protest against local bodies restructuring resumes in Khotang (ht 27/02/2017)

Chitwan, Parsa lag in budget expenditure: Chitwan has received a budget allocation of Rs3.6b for this fiscal year, but it has been able to spend only Rs882m so far, by Shiva Puri and Shankar Acharya (kp 20/02/2017)

Revision of LBRC report unlikely (ht 18/02/2017)

Local level restructuring: Add units in Province 2, recommends taskforce (kp 17/02/2017)

Local bodies’ staffers stage protest (ht 17/02/2017), Local bodies resume service delivery: Protesting trade unions pen pact with govt (ht 18/02/2017)

Local level restructuring: Jhapa to have 15 local level units (rep 16/02/2017)

Govt to give 50 pc incentive to VDC secy's (rep 15/02/2017)

Number of local units could go up not exceeding 744 (kp 14/02/2017), LLRC report implementation must start by Sunday, says EC (kp 14/02/2017), Local body staff on warpath: Services at local level affected due to stir against proposed law, by Anil Giri (kp 14/02/2017), Service seekers hit by protests (kp 15/02/2017), Local body employees threaten to intensify protest (ht 15/02/2017)

Protesting local level employees halt works: The staffers, who have been staging a peaceful protest for over a week,  say the authorities  concerned paid no heed  to their demands (kp 13/02/2017)

Local level restructuring: A few tweaks to report is what Morcha seeks; Calls for adding 100 units in Tarai to make recommendations acceptable, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/02/2017)

Local bodies told to comply with diplomatic code (ht 10/02/2017)

Shankharapur residents padlock municipal office: Shankharapur locals have objected to the LLRC report which suggests annexing the municipality into Kajeshwori Manohara (kp 06/02/2017)

Taskforce to study issues related to LLRC report (kp 03/01/2017)

VDC secretaries halt work in Jhapa (ht 02/02/2017)

Doti government offices defying building code (ht 30/01/2017)

Locals gradually allow outsiders to settle in Mustang, by Binod Tripathi (kp 29/01/2017)

LBRC starts hiring experts on public administration (ht 26/01/2017)

17 wounded in Nuwakot clash, by Krishna Thapa (kp 26/01/2017) [on local level restructuring], Nuwakot grapples with fresh turmoil (kp 28/01/2017)

NC lawmakers want revision to LLRC report (kp 24/01/2017), Ministry finalizes proposal on new local units, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 24/01/2017)

DDC staff in Nuwakot stage pen-down strike, by Krishna Thapa (kp 23/01/2017)

Over a dozen govt offices in rented property, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 23/01/2017) [Related to Palpa]

Over dozen injured in protest against LLRC report (kp 21/01/2017)

Saptari lawmakers against report of restructuring panel (ht 18/01/2017), Saptari leaders condemn LBRC report (ht 19/01/2017)

Local restructuring: Agitating Kanda locals prevent police from entering village, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/01/2017)

KMC gears up to construct new office building, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/01/2017)

Local level restructuring: Madhesi parties want population as basis (kp 14/01/2017)

KMC unveils Rs5.37b budget for next fiscal: Infrastructure, city  beautification and greenery projects, reconstruction  of damaged structures, land pooling and traffic accorded priority, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/01/2017)

Khotang villagers protest LLRC report (kp 09/01/2017), Protest in Khotang against restructuring modality (ht 09/01/2017)

Local bodies won’t be sustainable if they cannot generate revenue, interview with Khem Raj Nepal (kp 09/01/2017)

Transfer of LDO sparks uproar in Nawalparasi (kp 09/01/2017)

70 staff proposed for each local unit (kp 08/01/2017)

LLRC submits report to prime minister: Country to have 719 village and municipal councils, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/01/2017), LBRC report proposes 719 local bodies: Number of autonomous, special areas to be fixed later, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 07/01/2017), Commission proposes 719 local units, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 07/01/2017)

Govt agrees to receive LLRC report, finally (kp 06/01/2017)

LBRC working to determine autonomous, protected regions (ht 04/01/2017)

Commission fixes 716 local units in the new federal system: Yet to fix special, protected or autonomous areas, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 29/12/2016)

Local level restructuring row: Kanda locals turn against govt offices, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 28/12/2016)

KMC, China’s Chengdu to become sister cities (kp 23/12/2016), Kathmandu and Chengdu become sister cities (kp 24/12/2016)

Local level restructuring: 725 units suggested in LLRC’s final report; PM Dahal yet to receive the document due to his busy schedule; The LLRC has sought time from the prime minister to submit its report for today, but it was yet to hear from him till Tuesday night (kp 21/12/2016), LLRC writes to PM Dahal to receive report, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/12/2016), LBRC seeks time to submit report: Writes a letter to PM after government's refusal to accept it (ht 27/12/2016) [??]

Local self-governance: Matters of function, by Shesh Raman Neupane (ht 19/12/2016)

Homeless people being rehabilitated in Chitwan, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 18/12/2016)

Municipalities asked to furnish details of solar lights installed (ht 17/12/2016)

20 kg rice to families for birth or death functions in Karnali region (ht 15/12/2016)

LLRC Province 2 coordinator resigns: Commission’s extended deadline to submit its final report ends today (kp 15/12/2016), Rajapur Municipality banda affects life (kp 15/12/2016), LBRC’s tech panel to finalise report of Province 2 (ht 15/12/2016)

Locals against demolishing Fewa lake shanties (kp 14/12/2016)

Rajapur Municipality shut over local restructuring proposal (kp 13/12/2016)

New bill drafted with ward as unit of service delivery, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 13/12/2016)

Commission gives MPs two days to agree on Province 2 local units (rep 09/12/2016)

DAOs told to implement CCTV operation code (ht 08/12/2016)

LBRC invites stakeholders for meeting (ht 07/12/2016)

Khotang locals resort to stir (ht 06/12/2016)

Local body commission extends deadline to mid-December (rep 30/11/2016)

LLRC working on local units in Province 2, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/11/2016)

VDC secys told to remain at their work stations (kp 28/11/2016)

Ministry to draft federal, provincial laws on local governance (rep 28/11/2016)

VDC secretaries continue to play truant (ht 26/11/2016)

Protests continue against restructuring proposals (kp 22/11/2016)

KMC's urban poverty reduction plans reach nowhere, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 19/11/2016)

Bolstering Democratic Legitimacy: Local Institutions Are The Key, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/11/2016)

Local level restructuring: Clash in Sankhuwasabha leaves 15 people injured (kp 17/11/2016), Restructuring model protested in Khotang (ht 17/11/2016)

Local level restrucuring: Villagers threaten to give up citizenships; The people of Kanda VDC in Bajhang are in protest demanding a separate village council status, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 16/11/2016), 515 people renounce their citizenships in protest, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 01/12/2016)

Protests go on against LLRC proposals (kp 15/11/2016), Demonstration held against state restructuring model (ht 15/11/2016), DTAC reports sent back for not meeting standards (ht 15/11/2016)

Govt staff yet to report back to work after Dashain holidays (kp 14/11/2016)

14 local bodies mooted for Kavre (ht b14/11/2016)

LLRC report not likely before first week of Dec: District level technical committees in Province 2 yet to start work; Commission to send a team of officials to take stock of situation (kp 13/11/2016), 19 districts fail to submit proposals to LBRC within deadline (ht 13/11/2016)

Demo to press for new municipality (kp 12/11/2016)

Local level restructuring: 58 districts yet to hand in reports (kp 06/11/2016), Morcha leaders refuse to recognise LLRC’s work (kp 06/11/2016), Local bodies’ restructuring process enters final phase: Eight districts posing hurdles, by Prakash Acharya (ht 07/11/2016), Chepangs demand separate village assembly (ht 07/11/2016), LLRC to fix local units on its own if hurdle stays: In Province 2, discussions remain obstructed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/11/2016), Two options proposed for formation of local bodies in Kathmandu (ht 08/11/2016), Fewer the better: Too small local units would make it difficult to make them sustainable, effective and efficient in their assigned responsibilities (ht 08/11/2016), 47 districts submit reports to LBRC (ht 09/11/2016)

LBRTSC proposes six local units for Myagdi (ht 06/11/2016)

Bajura VDCs without secys (ht 06/11/2016)

Local level restructuring: Focus on service and participation, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 25/10/2016)

Local level restructuring: LLRC fixes a maximum of 744 units, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/10/2016), Madhes-based parties find fault with LLRC’s criteria, term it biased, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/10/2016)

Better get going: Denial of local democracy has resulted in grievous injury to almost every aspect of national life, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 21/10/2016)

Local bodies in limbo: The big parties have been overriding expert panels and deciding issues on their own, by Kamal Devkota and Dil Khatri (kp 18/10/2016)

LBRC seeks data on ilakas from MoFALD (ht 15/10/2016)

Debunking political arguments: According to decentralisation experts, the ideal number of local bodies for a country like Nepal is about 300, by Sachchi Ghimire Karki (kp 05/10/2016)

Local level restructuring: LLRC decides to seek clarity on govt move: To miss deadline as it has to work from scratch if it follows the new ToR, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2016), LBRC member to move SC against govt’s decision, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 30/09/2016), SC rejects petition against govt decision (ht 01/10/2016), Local level restructuring: Govt accedes to LLRC call, set to revise ToR; To make area clusters (Ilakas) ‘one of the bases’ instead of ‘main basis’; To extend report submission deadline by a month till mid-November, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/10/2016), LBRC Terms of Reference to be revised, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 04/10/2016), Big parties drop ilaka as basis for local units: Govt to revise new terms of reference at next cabinet; Commission flexible on number of units, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 04/10/2016), Local level restructuring: Difficult to meet mid-November deadline: LLRC, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/10/2016), Govt relents as commission objects to ilakas as basic units (rep 07/10/2016)

Local level restructuring: LLRC takes exception to three-party deal; Says such agreement defeats the purpose of forming the commission; Urges parties to be mindful of the jurisdiction of constitutional body, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/09/2016)

Ilakas to be basis for local body formation: Major parties agree to use 927 areas as reference, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/09/2016) [The Ilaka have been part of King Mahendra's politics of cutting ethnic boundaries!!], Big 3 agree in principle to some 900 village units (rep 27/09/2016)

Consolidation or fragmentation: With different practices of defining local government’s size around the world, a plausible model for Nepal should be home-grown, by Khum Raj Punjali, Trilochan Pokharel and Rajendra Adhikari (kp 22/09/2016)

Parties agree to form 12 local bodies in Kavre (ht 20/09/2016)

Local body restructuring: 38 districts submit recommendations as extra time ends, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/09/2016)

Absence of secys its services in Bhojpur VDCs: People in some places are making several days of journey on foot to get to the district headquarters to meet VDC secretaries, by Bidhya Rai (kp 16/09/2016)

VDCs fail to submit social security allowance details (ht 16/09/2016)

Govt to set up climate-smart villages: The climate-smart village concept will be applied in two districts from each of the seven federal provinces (kp 15/09/2016)

Two dozen Bhojpur VDCs without secretaries (ht 15/09/2016)

Recipe for failure: The proposed local jurisdictions are too large and they have too many responsibilities, by Bigyan Prasai (kp 13/09/29016)

Irate Panchthar locals picket DDC office, stage protest (ht 12/09/2016)

Local difficulties: There is a huge gap between people’s expectations and the delivery of public services, by Manisha Lamsal (kp 06/09/2016)

Panchthar proposes two municipalities, five village assemblies: Number of bodies proposed exceeds Local Bodies Restructuring Commission's prescription (ht 05/09/2016)

Even 565 local units are too many given our resource crunch, interview with Balananda Paudel, Chairman of the LLRC (kp 29/08/2016), Make a decision: Parties should either amend LLRC’s terms of reference or accept its recommendation (kp 30/08/2016), Parties still at stalemate on local restructuring: NC, UML at odds over numbers; Dahal warns of knock-on effect on election plans, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 31/08/2016)

VDCs turned into municipalities without meeting basic criteria, by Krishna KC (rep 24/08/2016)

Local body restructuring: NC makes a pitch for at least 1,000 units; Deuba says elections a must, calls for consensus on statute amendment, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 23/08/2016) [Mr Deuba, you were the one who dissolved the last elected local bodes for political motives in 2002!!], UML to go by LBRC proposal, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/08/2016)

Local power: Population size should not be the primary consideration when restructuring local bodies, by Upendra Bahadur BK (kp 21/08/2016)

Local body restructuring; Parties in bid to forge consensus in 15 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/08/2016), Local body restructuring: Lawmakers find fault with LBRC’s work; Object to 565 local units; Demand dissolution of the commission, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/08/2016)

VDC secys resume work in Rautahat (ht 15/08/2016)

Local body restructuring: Maoist Centre calls for broader consensus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/08/2016)

NC district chiefs suggest interim local polls: Advise electing local representatives under existing structure for now, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 13/08/2016)

Local Democracy In Crisis, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 13/08/2016)

Locals of Bharapa protest VDC split (ht 12/08/2016)

PM advised to focus on implementing statute: Lawmakers want work of the local bodies’ reconstruction commission reorganised (ht 09/08/2016), Lack of clarity regarding Rukum district split fuels disputes, by Adarsha KC (ht 09/08/2016)

Gathabandhan asks panel on local body restructuring to stop work (kp 29/07/2016)

LLRC for drastic cut in number of local bodies: The commission is mulling over forming 565 local bodies, including townships and municipalities, down from the existing 3,374 VDCs and municipalities across country (kp 19/07/2016), Local Bodies Commission fixes number of units at 565 (ht 19/07/2016), Local level restructuring: Morang, Ruphandehi to have most numbers of local bodies (kp 01/08/2016), Political interest dominates local body restructuring debate (rep 04/08/2016)

All 35 KMC ward offices set to go digital today, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/07/2016)

Local body restructuring: Commission unlikely to finish task on time; Delay could hit local body poll plan, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 06/07/2916)

56 VDC secretary posts still remain vacant (rep 30/06/2016)

KMC set to go digital starting July 16: Says preparations to introduce e-governance in all 35 wards almost completed (kp 29/06/2016)

House panel lists bases for local body restructuring (kp 22/06/2016)

Municipality in Ilam with data on fingertips, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 10/06/2016)

Waling declared the cleanest among 217 municipalities (kp 09/06/2016)

Doubling grants to local bodies: FinMin defends move; Says the govt wants to make local bodies more powerful, resource-rich (kp 30/05/2016)

VDC secys complain of workload, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 23/05/2016)

Frequent transfers affect work at DDC (ht 15/05/2016)

Civic polls not on govt priority list, by Prakash Acharya (ht 26/04/2016)

KMC to introduce online service in July (kp 24/04/2016)

Local bodies’ concept within four months (ht 22/04/2016) [??]

Govt promises extra perks to get VDC secys down to work: 50pc of salary among incentives to be given shortly, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/04/2016)

Many Rautahat VDCs without secretaries (ht 09/04/2016)

Village secretaries throw spanner in rebuilding works (kp 08/04/2016)

Plan to add 34 more municipalities halted, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 07/04/2016)

Dhading VDC secys refuse to work in 15 villages (kp 07/04/2016)

Municipalities directed to set up info centres: Under Local Self-governance Act-1999, municipalities are required to open, operate and manage libraries and reading halls in their respective areas (kp 06/04/2016)

Rasuwa VDC secys go on protest, could hit reconstruction works, by Krishna Thapa (kp 04/04/2016) [Which reconstruction works??]

Brigunj town struggles to get back on its feet: Revenue collection falls to Rs220m from Rs320-350m, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 26/03/2016)

Government offices in Dadeldhura fail to submit quarterly progress report, by Baburam Shrestha (ht 26/03/2016)

KMC's second quarter review: Spending slow, revenue collection target unmet, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 26/03/2016), 6,000 solar street lamps to be installed (kp 26/03/2016)

Six new municipalities recommended (ht 25/03/2016)

Panel on local government For service delivery, by Mukti Rijal (ht 24/03/2016)

Commission to determine boundaries (ht 15/03/2016), Local body restructuring commission formed: Nine-member panel tasked with determining the number and borders of Village and Municipal Councils, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 16/03/2016) [Most of them mae Tagadharis, especially Bahuns]

Bhaktapur, Lalitpur DDCs budget passed (kp 07/03/2016)

Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan operating headless, by Arjun Oli (rep 01/03/2016)

Halesi recommended for declaration as municipality (ht 28/02/2016)

KMC to inspect abattoirs, burial grounds in Capital (kp 27/02/2016)

Municipality to take in more VDCs (ht 25/02/2016)

Dipayal-Silgadi municipality to be split (ht 25/02/2016)

Kathmandu city: Concepts like decentralisation, local sovereignty and democracy have failed to materialise, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 21/02/2016)

Local Dispute Resolution In Nepal: Major Issues And Concerns, by Mukti Rijal (rn 18/02/2016)

Govt to appoint section officers as VDC secretaries in quake-affected districts, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/02/2016)

KMC fails to get big cash from cinemas, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 15/02/2016)

Making politics work: Lack of locally elected bodies has led to serious dysfunctions in governance (kp 11/02/2016)

The less the merrier: Restructuring local bodies has become the central issue on the local governance front, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 09/02/2016)

Competent Personnel Recruitment: Key To Local Government Performance, by Mukti Rijal (rn 04/02/2016)

Hold local polls, House panel tells govt (kp 29/01/2016), Local body restructuring commission soon: Thapa: The new constitution states that the state will be restructured into three levels--federal, provincial and local (kp 30/01/2016) [??], Legal hurdle for local poll preps: Electoral law amendment proposal gathers dust at Home Ministry (kp 30/01/2016)

Local Governance In Nepal: Some Landmark Events, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/01/2016)

New municipalities in offing: Recently announced local bodies complain they are yet to get human resource, budget; Since May 2014, the government has announced 159 new municipalities, by Prahlad Rijal and Gaurav Thapa (kp 23/01/2016), Defending new municipalities, government calls for celebration, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 28/01/2016)

Local bodies told to construct helipad in each VDC, municipality (ht 23/01/2016)

Poor coordination hits KMC’s revenue target, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 22/01/2016)

Local Democratic Institutions: Key To Political Democratisation, by Mukti Rijal (rn 21/01/2016)

Kavre spends measly 12 pc of budget (ht 19/01/2016)

KMC proposes Rs 3.66 billion fiscal budget (kp 13/01/2016)

41 municipalities asked to hire one engineer each (ht 10/01/2016)

KMC chief Tamang pledges major reforms, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 01/01/2016), KMC launches ‘Ktm Metro’ Mobile app (kp 01/01/2016)

Families deprived of land ownership certificates (ht 31/12/2015)

Absence of VDC secys paralysing local govt: Quake victims facing hard time; Reconstruction work likely to be hit, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 20/12/2015), Govt directed to fill vacant VDC secy posts (ht 20/12/2015)

KMC to let pvt contractor run City Market, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 18/12/2015)

KMC looking for new office, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 17/12/2015)

KMC marks 20th anniv (kp 16/12/2015)

KMC field survey results: More than half of service seekers dissatisfied, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 18/11/2015)

Election of local bodies still uncertain (ht 26/10/2015) [Party leaders don't need local elections! They are only interested in their power games at the centre, nothing else!]

VDC secretaries left jobless: Authorities say the problem was created as the concerned ministry could not transfer VDC secretaries not required in the district, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 14/10/2015)

Grassroots elections: The absence of local-level leaders resulted in multiple problems during relief work after the quake, by Binayak Basnyat (kp 30/08/2015)

Budget worth millions of rupees frozen (ht 01/08/2015) [related to Khotang and Ramechhap]

Chitrawan, a model municipality (ht 08/07/2015)

Going local: Local representatives must be elected for the government to better organise its reconstruction efforts, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 28/06/2015)

Govt to review officials’ quota in districts (ht 18/06/2015)

CDOs of eight districts transferred, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 10/06/2015), Parties in Ramechhap object to CDO transfer, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (11/06/2015)

Preparation to appoint VDC secys, Assign more officials for rehab (kp 04/06/2015)

Local all-party mechanisms face charge of hampering relief work (ht 24/05/2015)

NC cadres on warpath (ht 24/04/2015)

Local residents want service centres established in Dharan (kp 19/04/2015)

Govt urged to hold local body election (kp 18/04/2015)

Absence of DDC chief affecting development work in Bajura (ht 13/04/2015), Absence of secretaries halts work (ht 16/04/2015)

Dang, Bardiya locals hail govt service extension, by Kamal Panthi and Durga Lal KC (kp 12/04/2015)

Transfer of power: DDCs will not be needed under federalism as village and municipal governments will be capable enough, by K.L. Devkota (kp 06/04/2015)

Lack of VDC secys hampering work (ht 06/04/2015)

Local budget being spent on road projects haphazardly (ht 05/04/2015)

Cops, protesters clash in Gaur; 60 hurt, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 04/04/2015), Curfew in Gaur as violence flares, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/04/2015), Protest continues in Gaur; locals, cops clash: Administration declares certain areas restricted zone to prevent untoward incident, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 05/04/2015), Agitators refuse talks as strike enters fifth day (ht), Talks ahead, Gaur limps to normal, by Shiva Puri (kp 06/04/2015), Probe Gaur incident: NHRC (ht 06/04/2015), Border village new flashpoint as Gaur violence spills over: Area tense after Armed Police Force post faced bullets from ‘miscreants’ across border, by Shiva Puri (kp 07/04/2015), No easy answer: Events in Gaur are a manifestation of the undercurrents of Tarai-Pahad dichotomy (kp 07/04/2015), Restive Gaur faces double whammy, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/04/2015), CCI withdraws protest, oppn bloc calls another, by Shiva Puri (kp 09/04/2015), FNCCI calls off indefinite strike in Gaur: 30-party alliance rejects decision; Gives continuity to agitation saying it was not part of talks (ht 09/04/2015), Oppn alliance calls off stir, by Shiva Puri (kp 10/04/2015), The Gaur Incident And Its Message, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 10/04/2015)

VDC secys reluctant to reach their duty stations: The trend of VDC secretaries staying away from remote VDC offices has seriously affected service delivery in Myagdi and Gorkha districts, by Ghanashyam Khadka and Sudip Kaini (kp 03/04/2015)

Revitalising Local Governments: Political Commitment Is Needed, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 28/03/2015)

Manhandling’ of LDO riles govt staff (kp 13/03/2015)

Consolidating dispersed settlements planned: Government mulls pilot project in Bajura where human development index is lowest, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 12/03/2015)

Municipalities directed to regulate compound walls (ht 08/03/2015)

Ward offices to offer web service (kp 22/02/2015)

Problems galore in fresh municipalities (ht 16/02/2015)

Declaring new municipalities: Need basis or political decision? Many newly declared municipalities do not qualify for urban areas, by Bijaya K. Shrestha and Reetu Shrestha (ht 14/02/2015)

Regional HQ plan in limbo for lack of funds (ht 12/02/2015)

Govt mulls ICT-friendly VDCs, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 10/02/2015)

Budget crunch ails new municipalities, by Kaushal Ghimire (kp 09/02/2015)

Locals up in protest over land appropriation (ht 05/02/2015)

Lalitpur DAO set to go digital, by Kaushal Ghimire (kp 03/02/2015)

Lalitpur city orientation in added wards, by Kaushal Ghimire (kp 02/02/2015)

Birgunj sub-metropolis breaches finance rules, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 01/02/2015)

Political infiltration marring traditional practices (ht 20/01/2015)

Bara village remains tense after clashes, by Laxmi Sah (kp 16/01/2015)

KMC announces budget of Rs 3.88b (kp 15/01/2015)

Pokhara aspires to become int’l city (ht 12/01/2015)

Absence of staffhits DDC services (ht 11/01/2015)

Fiat to appoint staff at municipalities (ht 08/01/2015)

Fresh recruits deputed to VDCs (ht 08/01/2015)

Beyond Reasonable Scope, by Shyam K.C. (rn 30/12/2014)

Merger of VDC challenged in court (ht 29/12/2014)

Com. Rohit's Bhaktapur: An Exemplary Work, by Prem Khatry (rn 23/12/2014)

Locals hopeful of Greater Birgunj becoming a reality, by Ritesh Tripathi (kp 20/12/2014)

Upgrade to a municipal ward leaves locals of erstwhile VDC upbeat, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 20/12/2014)

Passport Dept to fast-track MRP process from districts, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/12/2014)

Municipal Governance Popularism Vs Pragmatism, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 13/12/2014)

Debate hots up over City Hall management, by Samik Kharel (kp 09/12/20914)

Carrot and stick: Current mechanisms to monitor the performance of local bodies can be replicated by future provincial governments, by K.L. Devkota (kp 04/12/2014)

Govt announces 61 municipalities (kp 03/12/2014), Government announces 61 more municipalities (ht 03/12/2014), Govt creates 61 new municipalities, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 03/12/2014), 'Random' declaration of municipalities upsets locals (rep 04/12/2014), Why the haste? (rep 04/12/2014)

Govt: New mgmt for City Hall; Officials at Kathmandu Metropolitan City, which used to manage the hall, oppose the government plan, by Samik Kharel (kp 01/12/2014)

Absence of VDC secretaries hits Kailali squatters hard, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 22/11/2014), Service seekers suffer as VDC secretaries stay put at headquarters, by Krishna Oli (rep 22/11/2014)

VDC secretaries stay put at HQ; villagers suffer (ht 18/11/2014)

Rautahat DDC, VDCs fail to meet MCPM (ht 14/11/2014)

Service seekers in lurch as VDC secys play truant, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 12/11/2014)

Most far-west office chiefs yetto report after festivals: Thousands in the region deprived of service due to absence of office chiefs (ht 04/11/2014)

Land fragmentation: End to plotting sans local body permit, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 03/11/2014)

People deprived of govt services as VDC secretaries play truant, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 30/10/2014)

Bank on it: The prevalent system of allowance distribution through VDCs is corrupt, by Suraj Sharma (rep 20/10/2014)

Okhaldhunga DAO in sorrystate, service seekers suffer (ht 16/10/2014)

Right from start: Absence of elected representatives has turned local bodies into local government units without opposition, by Anirudra Neupane (rep 23/09/2014)

With limited funds, KMC revises plans for Capital, by Samik Kharel (kp 22/09/2014)

House panel to study bases of municipalities (kp 08/09/2014)

Mugu VDC elders set rule for community: Threaten residents with expulsion, fines for violation, by Suman Malla (rep 04/09/2014)

Janakpur folks want plan implemented (ht 02/09/2014)

Call for declaring Godavari new municipality (ht 19/08/2014)

Tough battle: Transparency and accountability, two fundamentals of good governance, have collapsed without people's representatives, by Purnahari Amatya (rep 17/08/2014)

Civic Engagement In Local Governance, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 16/08/2014)

New Lalitpur chief, by Nirmala Adhikari (kp 06/08/2014)

Far-west regional offices sans chiefs: Some are in Kathmandu, others have gone on leave (ht 02/08/2014)

Dhankuta and Butwal ranked first in municipality rating with 88 pts: Itahari second; Pokhara, Ghorahi third (ht 01/08/2014)

Rajpur government offices: Offices wear deserted look, by Mohan Shahi (kp 29/07/2014)

Most of Sindhuli govtoffices sans chiefs (ht 28/07/2014)

KMC annual budget putsfocus on SAARC summit (ht 20/07/2014)

VDC secys defy DDC’s transfer order, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 28/06/2014)

Inclusive local governance: Bold measures are required, by Pranav Bhattarai (ht 18/06/2014)

Banke DDC doles out fundsillegally on eve of fiscal end (ht 06/06/2014)

Government to start land pooling for new towns: NTPCO to implement the project in Phidim, Khurkot and Chaurjahari in first phase (ht 05/06/2014)

Govt offices shut in Rukum for months (ht 30/05/2014)

New municipalities to add Rs 2b burden on government, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/05/2014)

How Serious Are Our Local Bodies?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 20/05/2014)

Dipayal Valley in jeopardy (ht 19/05/2014)

Govt announces 72 new municipalities: List includes 41 declared earlier; Total number 130 (kp 09/05/2014), Govt declares 72 new municipalities (ht 09/05/2014), 72 new municipalities announced (rep 09/05/2015), 'Nearly 2 dozen new municipalities soon': Almost half a dozen new municipalities likely in valley (rep 11/05/2014), Bajura feels neglected as it fails to get municipality (ht 18/05/2014), Municipality declared too hastily: Locals (ht 19/05/2014)

Solukhumbu DDC padlocked: Political party leaders allege financial misappropriation (ht 08/05/2014)

Bajura govt offices without chiefs: Service-seekers hit hard (ht 19/04/2014)

Govt offices in Sindhuli sans citizens’ charter (ht 15/04/2014)

Local Democracy In Nepal: Sacrificed At The Altar Of Power Game, by Mukti Rijal (rn 10/04/2014)

Women run VDC office, by Giru Prasad Bhandari (kp 07/04/2014)

Public Service Delivery: Role Of Local Governments, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 05/04/2014)

Myagdi secys ignore DDC diktat to return (ht 01/04/2014)

Target groups unaware of special services (ht 30/03/2014)

Local bodies partially effective, accountability still a problem: Study, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 29/03/2014)

Social Accountability Tools Civic Engagement For Local Governance, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 29/03/2014)

Humla government offices sans chiefs, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 22/03/2014)

Local self-governance: Elections essential, by Pranav Bhattarai (ht 12/03/2014)

312 VDC secretaries seeking transfer (ht 08/03/2014)

Parties eyeing development funds (ht 05/03/2014)

Govt plan to hire technical advisors comes under fire (kp 27/02/2014)

Making Local Governance Meaningful: Give Constitutional Space, by Mukti Rijal (rn 27/02/2014), Local elections in six months: Deputy PM Singh (nn 27/02/2014)

33 Parsa VDCs without secretaries, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/02/2014)

VDC secretaries’ absence hits service seekers hard in Doti (ht 23/02/2014)

VDC secys yet to leave HQ for villages: Bajura people facing difficulties due to absence of staffers in work stations (ht 22/02/2014)

Eco-friendly local governance soon (ht 19/02/2014)

30,000 civic body employees beyond law: Bill on Local Service Act pending for a decade; Irregularities unabated, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (ht 18/02/2014)

Local Body Elections Best Remedy To Local Malaise, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 15/02/2014)

Improving Local Governance Role Of Civil Society, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 08/02/2014)

Shortage of VDC secretaries in Bhojpur (ht 29/01/2014)

Local bodies in deep sleep (ht 28/01/2014), Trouble looms for local bodies failing to okay budget on time (ht 04/02/2014), Root of the problem (ht 05/02/2014)

Improving Local Governance In Terai, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 25/01/2014)

UCPN (Maoist) for local polls only after statute: Fears such poll will hinder statute-writing, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/01/2014)

76 towns wait for elevated status (ht 16/01/2014)

Local bodies present budget on time (ht 15/01/2014)

Metropolis okays Rs 3 billion budget (ht 14/01/2014)

Kirtipur municipality set to present Rs 150 mn budget (kp 12/01/2014)

KMC council meeting deferred to Monday: The metropolitan authority interacted with Constituent Assembly members instead (ht 11/01/2014)

Why Parties Fear Local Elections?, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 11/01/2014))

Village council meet put off sine die over leadership row, by Adarsha K.C. (ht 07/01/2014)

Rs 50 crore for Lalitpur sub-metropolis (ht 06/01/2014)

Decentralized Local Governance, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 04/01/2014)

Fulfilling Mandates And Tasks Local Election Is The Key, by Mukti Rijal (rn 02/01/2014)

Committees to look into irregularities in local bodies (ht 02/01/2014)

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