Relief efforts for flood victims have been deployed faster than they were during the 2015 earthquake; the Home Ministry has announced the deployment of more than 26,000 relief personnel, 8,000 of which are trained security forces.
Extreme rainfall over much of Nepal has caused significant damage and suffering these past few days. According to the Home Ministry, at least 32 people have been killed in floods and landslides this past month, and scores are missing.
While the negotiations to amend the Health Profession Education Bill have made headlines, a damaging report on Nepal Medical Council’s (NMC) recent licensing exam results has highlighted the need for strong and uncompromising regulations in the education sector as well.
Nepal Oil Corporation, the state-owned petroleum monopoly, has made a mockery of the country’s laws by bypassing standard procedures whilst purchasing land to build fuel storage facilities in four different places.
Most places in the country have turned into massive infrastructure development sites. Due to dug-up roads and ditches, large swathes of the Capital have become almost unlivable. Each day, there are reports and photos in the press of people having to cross or drive through roads that have turned into muddy rivers.