Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
Some of the provisions outlined in the government’s new Criminal Code threaten free press. However, many provisions in both the Criminal and Civil Code may come as welcome news for Nepalis.
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The government’s new Criminal Code and Criminal Procedures Code, expected to reform the country’s legal system by replacing ages-old ‘Muluki Ain’, go into effect on Friday, amid fears that the new privacy provisions outlined in the codes would hamper free press in the country.
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In 2010, under a grand plan to diversify and decentralize higher education in the country, the Government of Nepal decided to establish three universities – Far-Western University, Mid-Western University and Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) –spread out across the nation in different development regions.These universities would focus on technical education and research, both of which were assumed to be mssing in existing universities, particularly Tribhuvan University (TU).
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A decade ago, classrooms at the Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus in Bhrikutimandap were standing room only. Lecture halls with seating for over a hundred students would be filled to capacity with many more standing in the aisles and at the back. The scene was similar at every public college affiliated with Tribhuvan University, be it Patan Multiple Campus, Tri-Chandra College or the Central Campus at Kirtipur.
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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have come together in support of the public, following demonstrations across the country against exorbitant taxation by the local and provincial governments while central taxation is already in place.
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Four Nepal Army units, which were among a dozen units under the US government restrictions for severe human rights violations during the decade-long Maoist insurgency, have cleared the human rights vetting, according to a document released by the outgoing Army chief touting his accomplishments during his tenure.
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