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Nine local levels added to Province 2 (ht 19/08/2017)

Making Local Leaders Capable, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/08/2017)

Rolpa Municipality to formulate laws to validate insurgency-era decisions, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 16/08/2017)

Local bodies can open operational account in development banks (ht 15/08/2017)

Vehicles worth Rs 81m for 15 mayors (rep 12/08/2017)

Increasing number of local units: SC vacates its earlier interim order, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/08/2017)

Staff deployment at local level: Edu staff warn of quitting en masse (kp 09/08/2017)

Opportunity for sustained growth: Degree of success in achieving national goals rests largely on what local governments can achieve on the ground, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 08/08/2017)

Truckers upset by multiple taxation: A dispute arose in the district after local bodies declared their right to tax the export of sand and aggregates extracted from various rivers in Dhading, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 08/08/2017)

Locals unimpressed with representatives' achievements, by Devendra Basnet (rep 06/08/2017) [How shall they, without legal and financial regulations?]

Confusing LG Judicial Committee, by Mukti Rijal (rn 03/08/2017)

NC, CPN-MC to form DCC in Jajarkot (ht 03/08/2017)

Unfinished businessLocal officials have been elected, now their authority must be spelt out through laws, by Anurag Devkota (kp 03/08/2017)

Dhadingbesi tense over municipal office set-up (jz 03/08/2017)

Local level bodies still without staffers, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 02/08/2017)

Promises to keep: Local representatives should invest their efforts in creating investment friendly environment. Projects they pledged need huge investment, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 02/08/2017)

Khotang to form nine-member DCC (ht 29/07/2017)

Good news in Madi: After much bad press Madi finally has some good news to share: it has a mayor after 15 years without locally-elected representatives, by Om Astha Rai (nt 28/07/2017)

Newly elected local reps asked to furnish property detailsAll elected local representatives must furnish their  property details within 60 days of assuming office (kp 27/07/2017), NVC directs local reps to furnish property details (ht 27/07/2017)

Officers of most rural municipalties stay away from their workplaces (ht 27/07/2017)

Town development committees: 2 ministries contest chief appointments (kp 26/07/2017) [TDCs must be a local task without any intervention by the central level!!]

Locals demand splitting the administration of Rukum district, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 23/07/2017)

Govt estimates multiplied revenue rise at local level, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/07/2017)

Local reps, stakeholders oppose bills curtailing rights of local govt (rep 21/07/2017)

Panels under CDOs to manage employees for local units: The centre will not deploy employees to the local units until the federal and provincial elections are held, say officials (kp 20/07/2017)

Elected representatives in a fix sans operation procedure (ht 17/07/2017)

Musikot Municipality unveils Rs 379 million fiscal budget (rep 17/07/2017)

Hassles in deploying officials to local level: Despite dire warnings, hardly 581 gazetted officials deployed so far, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/07/2017), 50 amendments to Civil Servants Bill (kp 16/07/2017)

Lalitpur mayor announces flyover, monorail, by Deepak Kharel (rep 16/07/2017)

Bagmati cleaning task to be handed over to local levels by next year (ht 16/07/2017)

KMC stumped by ‘unrealistic’ budget proposed by its wards: Up to Rs 500 million asked by a single ward n Planned budget unveiling postponed (kp 15/07/2017)

NC lawmakers skip municipal assembly (ht 15/07/2017)

Rs 4bln budget unveiled for Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City (ht 14/07/2017)

Question of fairness: It is true that self-governance means identifying and raising one’s own resources, and not depending too much on the central government (ht 14/07/2017))

Dhurmus-Suntali’s model settlement plan in dispute: People opposing the settlement plan in Lele warn the project could spell environmental disaster in the area (kp 14/07/2017)

#NotMyFederalism: Govt-tabled bill gives 85-90 percent of income generated from local resources to the centre (kp 10/07/2017), Local transformations: Extreme caution and constant improvement are necessary until local government is established as a self-maintained system, by Jagannath Acharya and Hemant Ojha (kp 10/07/2017)

Govt delays essential local governance laws: Kathmandu mayor says their hands are tied in the lack of laws. Local councils are unable to take policy decisions (kp 09/07/2017), FinMin requested to make arrangement for local bodies (kp 09/07/2017), New structure, lack of laws put local representatives in a bind, by Ashok Dahal (rep 09/07/2017)

Local Polls Resounding Success For UML, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 09/07/2017), Dalit candidate elected Dhangadi mayor, by DR Panta (kp 09/07/2017)

The Second-phase Local Election, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 08/07/2017)

Unique Local Governance Model: Nepal does not fit in any of Nico’s criteria set out in his report on a dialogue on comparative local governance system in federations that was published in 2005, by Surya Dhungel (sp 07/07/2017)

Stingy budget: Power has been devolved to local units, but they have not received matching funding, by Khimlal Devkota (kp 07/07/2017), Power without paisa: The Big Three threaten to roll back decentralisation by cutting off money supply to newly elected local councils, by Om Astha Rai (nt 07/07/2017), Devolution revolution (nt 07/07/2017)

Performance contract made mandatory for local levels (ht 07/07/2017)

Laws sought for local govt operation (kp 06/07/2017), Lack of laws hindering local level reps from exercising rights (ht 07/07/2017)

Collection of 15 taxes, fees proposed for local bodies, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/07/2017)

Tikapur Mayor pledges to make Tharu the language of official business, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 05/07/2017)

5 wards of Jaljala threaten lawsuit over HQ dispute: Chairman of the rural municipality says the centre cannot be changed as per the wish of a certain section of people, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 04/07/2017)

Kavre struggling with local level planning (ht 04/07/2017)

KMC to go paperless and bring service to people’s doorsteps (ht 04/07/2017)

Local Polls: Birth Of Local Government, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 03/07/2017)

Municipal executive regulation issued (ht 03/07/2017)

Kathmandu View Tower: KMC’s project runs into fresh controversy: Environment Ministry says the metropolis has yet to submit the EIA report on the proposed structure (kp 01/07/2017)

Local units yet to start budget preparation process (rep 01/07/2017)

KMC tears down Kasthamandap rebuilding structure (kp 30/06/2017) [???]

Competence Of Local Govt, by Mukti Rijal (rn 29/06/2017)

Ministry suggests draft laws for local fed units: Local councils can pass them with necessary changes (kp 28/06/2017)

LDOs asked to Determine size of DCCs (kp 27/06/2017)

Butwal folk press parties to keep Province 5 intact, by Amrita Anmol (kp 25/06/2017)

Bhairahawa's next mayor will face a city at crossroads, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 24/06/2017)

KMC Mayor’s 101-point plan: Tourism entrepreneurs not impressed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 24/06/2017)

Decision to give cellphones to elected representatives: KMC’s move draws public ire (kp 23/06/2017), KMC scraps move to buy cell phones after criticism (kp 25/06/2017)

Hurdles remain in staff posting at local level: Officials seek promotion and ‘respectable’ position in the local federal units (kp 23/06/2017)

Jaljala locals in protest demanding new centre, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 23/06/2017)

Charting a new course: KMC’s newly elected officials are making the right noise but these are still early days for them (kp 23/06/2017)

Nepal Bhasa as official language in metropolis, by Anup Ojha (kp 22/06/2017)

Govt to local units: No ‘arbitrary’ decisions (kp 22/06/2017) [The laws that are necessary for local government procedures should have been passed ahead of the local elections!!]

Tingla residents boycott election (kp 20/06/2017)

Govt working on 14 various local governance acts, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 20/06/2017)

Local levels told to maintain financial discipline (ht 17/06/2017)

Local representatives barred from smoking, getting drunk during duty hours (ht 17/06/2017)

Promote goods with comparative advantage in all local units: FNCSI (ht 16/06/2017)

MPs’ Fund & Local Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 15/06/2017)

Local politics, national habits: If only a small fraction of those elected manage to shine, local elections will have been a success, by Deepak Thapa (kp 15/06/2017)

PMO: Deploy edu officers to 283 local units (kp 15/06/2017)

KMC gets down to ‘clean and green’ business: KMC spokesperson says metropolis is buying five street broomer vehicles, building new public toilets and planting trees shortly (kp 15/06/2017)

Orientation programme for local representatives begins (ht 14/06/2017)

Local units told to table budget on July 9: Central budget-preparation process replicated at the local level, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/06/2017) [Most of the local units will hardly be elected until then!]

Local level restructuring: Proportional representation, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 14/06/2017)

NRNA assure environment for investment in KTM (kp 13/06/2017)

Town development committees redundant, scrap them: House panel, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 13/06/2017)

‘Ensure local levels start functioning in two months’ (ht 13/06/2017)

Local Level Govt And Environment, by Sangita Subedi (rn 12/06/2017)

Local level representatives vow to improve services (ht 12/06/2017)

Confusion surrounds coordination committee formation in split districts (kp 11/06/2017)

Birendranagar municipality announces innovative programs, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 11/06/2017)

Regulation to facilitate making of laws at local levels endorsed (ht 11/06/2017)

Elected local reps may not get fixed salaries (kp 10/06/2017)

Local government’s rights must not be curbed, interview with Kashiraj Dahal (rn 05/06/2017)

World Environment Day: Integrated plan stressed for dealing with Valley’s issues, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/06/2017)

Locals want development, not mere promises, by Chatra Karki and Siddharaj Rai (rep 02/06/2017)

Elected KMC officials sworn in: Metropolis announces 11-point decision, including launch of ‘Clean the City’ campaign, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/06/2017)

Local leaders express commitment to reopen Myagdi copper mines, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 01/06/2017)

Government preparing new TOR for local levels (ht 31/05/2017)

Ministries still hesitant to delegate authority to local units, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/05/2017)

Empowering local units major focus of budget: The government has also authorised the local bodies to manage all the expenditure and operations of the health centres, health posts and sub-health posts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/05/2017), Local levels to manage secondary education (ht 30/05/2017), New budget hands over of secondary education responsibility to local govts, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 30/05/2017), Budget has allocated enough for local levels to operate (ht 30/05/2017)

Budget to take on federal structure: Before proper implementation of budget, the government will have to prepare a conducive environment for economic development, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 28/05/2017)

‘Local bodies must get adequate budget’ (kp 27/05/2017)

Radically decentralised: Newly-elected representatives have a huge challenge to fulfill the people’s pent-up expectations, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 26/05/2017)

Tasks ahead: The crown jewel of the present Constitution is the creation of local government bringing most services of the government to people’s doorsteps (ht 24/05/2017)

12 Tarai districts to get 22 more local units: Cabinet decides to upgrade Birgunj and Biratnagar as metropolitan cities (kp 23/05/2017), Cabinet adds 22 local levels in Tarai (ht 23/05/2017), Govt forms 22 more local units in Tarai districts: EC says it will now be 'quite difficult' to conduct second round local polls on June 14, by Bhadra Sharma and Gyan P. Neupane (rep 23/05/2017), SC stays govt decision to add local units in Tarai districts (kp 27/05/2017), SC stays addition of local levels in Tarai: Observes such changes should be made one year before civic polls, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/05/2017) [Under this consideration the whole local elections would be invalid!!]

Land ownership certificates key concern of Kavre residents (ht 23/05/2017)

Go green : Every ward can be asked to develop at least one garden or park where the local people can enjoy the beauty of nature and stroll around (ht 23/05/2017)

Final preps to increase local units in Tarai: Cabinet said to endorse the increased number of units on Monday afternoon (kp 22/05/2017)

Local representatives to be oriented on their powers, responsibilities, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/05/2017), 3 more weeks for local governance law to come into effect (kp 21/05/2017)

Bill proposes pay, perks for elected representatives, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/05/2017)

Application templates for delivery of services from local levels developed (ht 19/05/2017)

Experts against increasing number of local units in Tarai (rep 18/05/2017)

Equitable distribution of resources for local units unlikely: Ministries lack data of local units, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/05/2017)

KMC spending Rs8.4m to furnish offices of elected representatives: Kushal Enterprises has won the tender to provide furniture for the offices of the incoming mayor, deputy mayor and ward level officials by May 24, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/05/2017)

Budget for local units: Constituency Development Fund to be discontinued, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 17/05/2017), MoFALD prepares to double local unit budget (rep 17/05/2017)

Empower the grassroots: Local bodies must be able to formulate budgetary programmes on their own (kp 16/05/2017), Govt still undecided on allocation of resources for local units (rep 16/05/2017)

Global changes, local responses: District and village level leaders will have a key role in helping vulnerable communities deal with climatic changes, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 12/05/2017)

Local elections in Pokhara: People are encouraged by the possibility of positive change through a local government, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 12/05/2017)

Electing for a better future: A village in Kavre is using Sunday’s election to make up for two lost decades of development, by Kunda Dixit (nt 12/05/2017)

Mayors, chiefs to present local budgets within 2 months: Local representatives to have unprecedented powers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 12/05/2017)

Update records without delay, local levels told (ht 12/05/2017)

Mayor of mayhem: Aspiring Kathmandu mayors need to answer a bunch of questions to help voters make an informed choice, by Sanjay Poudyal (kp 11/05/2017), Kathmandu looks set for unpredictable race (rep 11/05/2017), Kathmandu mayoral race: Daunting challenges ahead, by Dinesh Malla (ht 12/05/2017)

Food, shelter, clothes our main concerns: Badi locals, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 11/05/2017)

Jajarkot folk demand parties build roads, by Durga Lal KC and Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 11/05/2017), Jajarkot locals seek hydro plans in polls, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 11/05/2017), Will vote for one who carries out development work: Jajarkot locals (ht 11/05/2017)

LG Should Shun Adjudicative Functions, by Mukti Rijal (rn 11/05/2017)

After 20 years, Bajura gets ready to vote but not for rice and salt this time around, by Arjun Shah (kp 10/05/2017)

Candidates in Mustang pledge to open Korala, by Binod Tripathi (kp 08/05/2017)

MoFALD proposes Rs 387bn grant for local bodies, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 05/05/2017)

Budget crunch hits Birgunj town development, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 01/05/2017)

Finance ministry still to finalise grant amount for 744 local bodies (ht 30/04/2017)

Mayoral missions: Aspiring Kathmandu mayors need to be serious about risks from earthquakes and climate change, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 28/03/2017)

13 hurt in Jumla clash (kp 26/04/2017)

Slew of contenders for mayoral posts: More than 10 aspirants from NC for KMC top post (ht 19/04/2017)

Bibeksheel to field Ranju Darshana for Kathmandu mayor (rep 19/04/2017)

Neglected village Thawang ready for polls, by Devendra Basnet (rep 17/04/2017)

22 local units likely to be added in Provinces 2 and 5: Government, however, wants Morcha’s nod first to take the plan ahead (kp 16/04/2017)

Restructuring of state brings govt closer to people (ht 16/04/2017)

Govt issues ID cards To 3,300 KEP workers (kp 16/04/2017)

Budget 2017-18: Govt to transfer funds to local bodies directly, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 12/04/2017)

Chiefs of local levels barred from taking leave sans MoFALD approval (kp 10/04/2017)

Rukumputha Uttarganga residents threaten to disrupt electoral process (ht 08/04/2017)

Hunger strike against local restructuring (kp 06/04/2017)

Even 744 are too many. Around 300 local units are viable in the long run, interview with Shyam Krishna Bhurtel (rep 06/04/2017)

SNNP plan to relocate human settlements worry locals (ht 05/04/2017)

Possible mayoral candidates for Kathmandu emerge (rep 05/04/2017), Central leaders eye mayoral posts, by Ashok Dahal (rep 05/04/2017)

Agitation against restructuring of local bodies (ht 03/04/2017)

KMC announces 30-pt work plan to better Capital (kp 01/04/2017)

Municipalities told to install solar street lights by mid-April (ht 30/03/2017)

Kathmandu third most expensive city in SA (ht 28/03/2017)

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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