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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, May 26

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 26, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (May 26, 2019).

Where has Nepal’s once active civil society gone?

In the ongoing opposition over the proposed Media Council bill, one group, which has often been at the forefront of anti-authoritarian movements in the past, has been conspicuous by its absence—civil society.

Even as political parties and a number of professional organisations are increasingly mounting protests against the controversial bill, which many say is aimed at stifling press freedom, civil society has largely remained in the backdrop. More here by Tika R Pradhan.

Eight deaths on Everest, the most in four years, as climbing season draws to a close

As the Everest climbing season for this year draws to a close, with just one day left for mountaineers to make a push for the top of the world, it has recorded eight deaths, the most in the past four years, on the mountain. Sangam Prasain with the report here.

Oli’ statement supporting private school operators draws criticism

Inaugurating an education fair on Thursday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lauded the role of private educational institutes in improving the quality of education in the country. He said the government was ready to provide every support for their expansion and would welcome them even to manage state-run schools if they wish.

Oli went on to say that the government can never think of closing private schools and was rather ready for introducing measures to protect them. More here by Binod Ghimire.

Published: 26-05-2019 19:30

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