Stories By 'Binod Ghimire'
The National Human Rights Commission has objected to a bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act-2012, saying the government is trying to undermine the rights body’s authority by forcing it to recommend the cases it has investigated to the attorney general.
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The government’s annual school enrolment campaign is more of a ritual and it lacks substance as, despite claims, the drive fails to bring all out-of-school children to the education system, experts and stakeholders say.
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Some local governments have refused to appoint the teachers who have received permanent posting after passing the test conducted by the Teachers Service Commission recently, saying that they were not consulted before deploying the teaching staff.
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A little over a month after Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali assured the international community that Nepal would amend its Transitional Justice Act in line with the Supreme Court ruling and international commitments, the United Nations has expressed its serious concern over the selection process of new leadership in the two transitional justice commissions and the delay in Act amendment.
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The federal government on Monday announced a nationwide enrolment campaign to bring thousands of children to the school system and provide the full set of textbooks to them on the first day of classes.
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The four-year tenure of the incumbent leadership of the two transitional justice commissions, which was largely unsuccessful, formally came to an end on Friday, leaving both the bodies vacant.
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