Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
While top leaders of three right-wing parties are engaging in serious dialogue for a merger, second-rung leaders from the Rastriya Prajantra Party, the largest of the three, are against its Chairman Kamal Thapa demanding that he correct his ‘unilateral’ working style.
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Following the delay by different ministries in ascertaining the laws that contradict the spirit of the constitution, the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has informed them to review the existing Acts and report it by Wednesday.
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Nepal Army’s bid to procure lethal rifles from the United States has been delayed after the US government demanded the entire payment in a single sum, which is against Nepal’s procurement law that allows payments only in three allotments.
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The National Human Rights Commission is planning to set up a human rights training academy to educate government and non government professionals about human and civil rights. It is currently preparing a legal framework for the academy that is expected to open next year.
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In yet another act of curbing individual freedom, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has endorsed a policy barring all staff and teachers from criticising the government and political parties or posting comments to that effect on social media.
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Despite pressure from campaigner Dr Govinda KC, lawmakers from a parliamentary committee appear reluctant to finalise the National Medical Education Bill, which was drafted incorporating the demands of the senior orthopaedic surgeon.
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