2019 in Nepal

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Events in the year 2019 in Nepal.






  • March 6 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal parliamentarian Resham Chaudhary is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the Tikapur Massacre.
  • March 12 - The political party led by Netra Bikram Chand is labeled as a criminal group and its activities banned, leading to nationwide arrests of its members.[5][6]
  • March 29–30: Nepal Investment submit held in kathmandu.
  • March 31 - A tornado kills 28 people in Parsa and Bara.[7][8] It is the first verified record of a tornado event in the country.[9]



  • May 26 - Four people are killed and seven injured as a result of accidental explosions in three separate incidents in Kathmandu. All casualties are reported to be involved with the banned political outfit led by Netra Bikram Chand.[12]
  • May 29 - Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the federal budget of Fiscal Year 2019/20 in a joint sitting of both houses of the Federal Parliament.


  • June 7 - Pranesh Gautam, a youtuber, is arrested for his satirical review of the movie Bir Bikram 2 on the YouTube channel memeNepal.[13]
  • June 18
    • Government withdraws the Guthi Bill tabled in the upper house, ahead of a protest gathering announced for the following day.[14]
    • A vehicle fell off the road in Kharpunath gaunpalika, Humla killing 12 including the gaunpalika vice chairman Sindhu Hamal Shahi.
  • June 20 - Metereological Forecasting Division announces that monsoon has entered Nepal, ten days later than the usual date of June 10.[15]


  • July 5 - The cabinet backtracks on its decision to conduct pesticide residue tests on agricultural products entering into the country leading to criticism of the government from even its own party members claiming that it had bowed to Indian pressure.[16]
  • July 12–13 - At least 90 people are killed and 29 people are missing due to disasters related to continuous rainfall.[17]


  • September 19 - Summer session of parliament ends.


  • October 1 - Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigns after being accused of rape by a female staff of Parliament.[18]
  • October 6 - Krishna Bahadur Mahara is arrested from the Speaker's residence in Baluwatar for investigation with the rape accusation against him.
  • October 12 - Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping arrives on a two-day state visit at the invitation of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.[19]
  • October 13 - House of Representative member Mohammad Aftab Alam of Nepali Congress is arrested in connection with an explosion and the subsequent murder of at least 23 persons in Rautahat in 2008.[20]
  • October 15 - House of Representative member Pramod Sah of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal is arrested for vandalism of an airline counter at Janakpur Airport.[20]
  • October 16 - Police issue an arrest warrant for House of Representative member Parbat Gurung of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on the charge of assault during the local level elections in 2017.[20]
  • October 24 - Rapper VTEN is arrested for controversial lyrics in his song Hami Yestai Ta Ho Ni Bro.[21]


  • November 3 - President Bidhya Devi Bhandari removes all seven provincial governors on recommendation of the Council of Ministers.
  • November 5 - President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administers oath of office to new governors of all seven provinces.
  • November 9 - Prime Minister K.P Oli convenes an all party meeting to discuss the release of a new political map by India that depicts the disputed Kalapani within India's border.
  • November 30 - By-election for vacant seats in Federal Parliament, Provincial Assemblys and Local level takes place.




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  2. ^ "APF ex-AIG found guilty of corruption". The Himalayan Times. International Media Network Nepal (Pvt) Ltd.
  3. ^ Lama, Sanjaya. "17 months after unification, Bibeksheel Sajha Party splits". ekantipur. Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ "महाअभियोगबाट जोगिन अख्तियारका आयुक्त राजनारायणद्वारा राजीनामा". Onlinekhabar.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ Giri, Anil; Pradhan, Tika R. "Government labels Chand party a criminal group, bans its activities". Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Police arrest key student leader of Chand-led party in capital". Republica.
  7. ^ Bidari, Suresh. "Toll expected to double to 50 in tornado". Nepali Times. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  8. ^ Satyal, Ujjwal. "What hit Bara, Parsa last week". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  9. ^ Mallapaty, Smriti. "Nepali scientists record country's first tornado". Nature. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  10. ^ "NepaliSat-1 to be launched tomorrow". The Himalayan Times. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  11. ^ "Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  12. ^ Dhungana, Prakash. "को हुन् काठमाडौं बम विस्फोटमा मर्ने विप्लवका चार कार्यकर्ता?". Setopati. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  13. ^ KC, Masta. "Scripted arrest". Nepalitime. Kunda Dixit. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Street vs Guthi Bill". Nepalitimes. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Monsoon Enters Nepal, Heavy Rain Likely In Eastern Nepal". Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  16. ^ Khanal, Rajesh. "Decisions over pesticide tests reveal how the government takes adhoc measures". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  17. ^ @NEOCOfficial (17 July 2019). "अविरल वर्षाका कारण भएको मानवीय क्षति एवम् उद्धारको विवरण" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Nepal's parliament speaker resigns after woman alleges rape". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Press Release on state visit of the President of People's Republic of China to Nepal". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  20. ^ a b c "The rise and fall of Comrade Mahara". Nepalitimes. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Kathmandu police arrest rapper VTEN". Onlinekhabar English. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
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  23. ^ Bhandari, Rajneesh; Sharma, Bhadra (2019-02-27). "Nepal Helicopter Crash Kills 7, Including Tourism Minister". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-27.