Dr Govinda KC has once again warned of launching a hunger strike. This is not good. The fact that the good doctor has to go on repeated hunger strikes indicates how deeply entrenched interest groups that drive the country’s lucrative medical sector are.
Earlier this month, the government formed a High Level Education Commission (HLEC) under Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopalman Shrestha to formulate an education policy that fits into the federal scenario under the new political context.
The third phase of the local election is being held in Province 2 today. Observer groups have said that the campaign period was largely free of violence and intimidation. It is to be hoped that the rest of the day will also proceed without event. Elections in Province 2 are an event of substantial significance, as it marks the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal’s (RJPN) entry into the political process.
This monsoon, extreme levels of torrential rainfall over much of Nepal caused significant damage and suffering. The Nepali government’s swift deployment of relief efforts following the initial onset of the flood-induced disasters was commendable.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has once again increased the size of his Cabinet. With the induction of three ministers and one state minister, the size of the Council of Ministers now stands at a monstrous 54.