Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
In its election manifesto, unveiled in November 2017, the left alliance, now the unified Nepal Communist Party, pledged to allocate 20 percent of the national budget for the education sector.
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Retired vice-chancellors from different universities in the country have demanded that the government withdraw the Bill to Amend University Acts, which allows the prime minister to remove officials from the government’s higher education institutions.
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House Speaker Mahara has explicitly ordered secretariat officials to delete ‘unparliamentary comments’ of opposition lawmakers and prime minister
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A government task force has recommended that officials in universities be appointed on merit basis after proper evaluation of different leadership qualities, which, if implemented, will ensure a major departure from the long-standing practice of political appointments.
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The National Human Rights Commission has taken serious exception to an amendment Bill to revise the Press Council Act, saying the proposed law is against democratic norms and the freedom of expression that is ensured by the Constitution of Nepal.
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Officials at the secretariat said the Chinese Embassy called to express ‘serious concern’ over the lawmakers’ trip
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As the government expedites the process to finalise the annual budget, members of the federal parliament have intensified their lobbying to double the budget for the Local Infrastructure Partnership Programme and revive the controversial Constituency Development Programme.
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