Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
With the authority to manage school education coming to them, the local governments have started forming committees led by their heads to formulate policies to boost quality at the state-funded schools.
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The Legislature-Parliament held its last meeting on Saturday, four years after it was elected as the Constituent Assembly in a precursor to the country’s journey towards federal democracy, which is expected to complete after the two polls in November and December.
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Parliament on Tuesday endorsed the Health Insurance Bill, which envisions universal health coverage, in a landmark move towards ensuring health care for all.
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Despite serious reservations from lawmakers, including those from the ruling parties, Parliament on Tuesday endorsed the ninth amendment to the Education Act-1972, paving the way for hundreds of temporary teachers to get permanent status without sitting in competitive tests.
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The Madhes-based parties were hitting the streets putting forth various concerns related to the constitution being promulgated.
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When the country elected its first Constituent Assembly (CA) in 2008, the country had to find a building to seat the 601 elected members. The old Parliament building inside Singha Durbar was too small to accommodate the newly elected CA members. The International Convention Centre in Naya Baneshwor, the biggest facility available for conferences, was then chosen for conducting the historic business of writing a new constitution. Converting a conference hall into the CA was a race against time.
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When the country elected its first Constituent Assembly (CA) in 2008, the country had to find a building to seat the 601 elected members. The old Parliament building inside Singha Durbar was too small to accommodate the newly elected CA members.
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