Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
Less than five months to the end of the extended tenure of the two transitional justice bodies, little or no progress has been made in investigating the war-era cases of human rights violation as the government continues to delay the release of funds necessary for the process.
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It might surprise many to learn that Nepal does not just export students to foreign countries, but is also a destination for foreign students, primarily from India, who come here to study medicine. For these students, medical colleges in Nepal are not just cheaper but are also reputed for being of a certain quality.
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Nepali students continue to leave the country in droves to pursue higher education abroad. Government records show that 60,000 such students left the country last fiscal year, nearly double the number from the previous 2015-16 fiscal year. As more and more students and their parents have come to realise the value of a quality education, one that might not be so readily available in Nepal, the number of young Nepalis leaving the country in pursuit of a university education has duly increased.
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Ending the decades-long practice of spending millions of rupees from the state coffers on treatment of political leaders at foreign health facilities, Parliament on Friday endorsed a law with a provision to stop such funding in the future.
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The Nepal Army has withdrawn from the controversial Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) level military exercise following the prime minister’s direction on Friday.
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Less than three days before the first joint military exercise of the armies of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries starts in Pune, India, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali said there has been no deal on the drill because other member states, including Nepal, opposed it.
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