Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has given the ministries concerned seven days to present all the drafts of Acts related to fundamental rights to the Cabinet for endorsement.
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Despite widespread criticism, the government is set to present the controversial National Medical Education Bill in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill was registered in the Federal Parliament Secretariat on July 6.Minister for Education, Health and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel will introduce the bill in the HoR meeting on Thursday afternoon. It is being presented at a time when the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on hunger strike against the bill for the last 12 days, is worsening.
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The Parliament Secretariat is preparing to form parliamentary committees even if the Nepali Congress does not cooperate in the process. Formation of the House committees, also called mini parliaments, has been delayed due to differences between the ruling and opposition parties over their leadership.
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Nepal’s political transition might have ended with the establishment of three tiers of government but the transition has just started in other sectors, including education. The constitution of the country has bestowed a lot of authority to local governments followed by provincial governments, with the federal government mostly having a coordinative and facilitating role.
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The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) on Saturday published its last results of the Secondary Education Examination on Saturday, showing a falling performance of students. Grade 10 exams will be conducted at the provincial level starting next academic year.Despite tall claims of the government towards improvement in the quality of education, the share of students getting too low grades to get admission into the higher level has increased compared to last year.
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The government has finally prepared a draft for amending the Act governing the two transitional justice bodies, adhering to the Supreme Court verdict and international standards on transitional justice. The proposal is likely to be tabled in Parliament for endorsement in two weeks.
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