Outdoor medical services at Tundikhel
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 23 - Patients throng Tundikhel on Thursday for medical check-ups. Agitating medical doctors have begun providing free Outdoor medical services in the open theater as most medical services at hospitals remain shut.
Dr KC refuses to end fast
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22 - Dr Govinda KC of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has refused to end his fast unto death even after the government sacked Dean Shashi Sharma, addressing one of his key demands.
Dean Sharma fired
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22 - The newly appointed Dean at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Dr Sashi Sharma was fired from his position on his refusal to quit within 24 hours of the directive issued by the Chief Justice-cum-Chairman of the Council of Ministers in his capacity as the Chancellor of Tribuvan University (TU).
Quit or face dismissal
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22 - Minister for Education Madhav Poudel has said he is waiting for the resignation of Dr Shashi Sharma from the post of Institute of Medical (IOM) Dean by this evening.
NC to hold election to the post of PP leader
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22 - The faction-ridden Nepali Congress (NC) is holding an election to the post of the party's parliamentary leader this Sunday. The party decided to elect the leader after all attempts to pick the leader through consensus failed.
CA's first meeting adjourns in 17 minutes
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22 - In a loaded remark before the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly-2, Pro-tem speaker Surya Bahadur Thapa said 'its failure' to deliver may result in the history being repeated.
Dean Sharma relents, quits
Kathmandu, Jan 22: - Dr Shashi Sharma , newly appointed Dean of the Institute of Medicines, quit his post in deference to the directive issued by Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi.
Dean Sharma resigning
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22-- - Dean of Institute of Medicine (IoM), Maharjgunj, Sashi Sharma is preparing to resign by this evening, according to source close to Sharma.
I won't resign for at least three months: IOM Dean
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 21 - The newly appointed Dean at Institute of Medicine (IOM) Dr Shashi Sharma has reiterated his stance that he will not resign for at least three months from now.
India behind our downfall :Mahara
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 21 - Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara said on Tuesday that his party had to suffer 'humiliating defeat' in the last elections because the party leadership was guided by India.
I won't break fast till my demands are met : KC tells Regmi
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 21 - Dr Govinda KC of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has refused to break his fast unto death unless the IOM Dean Dr Sashi Sharma steps down.
Dean Sharma's appointment annulled
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 21 - Bowing to mounting pressure from all sides, Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khilaraj Regmi today ordered annulment of appointment of Dr Shashi Sharma as the Dean of the Institute of Medicine with immediate effect.
IOM doctors resign en masse
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 22 - In a move to force the government to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, over 100 agitating doctors at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have resigned en masse.
NC headed for PP leader election?
AMEET DHAKAL, KATHMANDU, JAN 21 - Since 1990s, when the country got back multiparty democracy, NC leaders have led government nine times, out of which it held elections only twice to elect Parliamentary Party (PP) leader.
Party fails on protection of nationality:Shrestha
Kathmandu, Jan. 20 - Leader of the UCPN-Maoist, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said the party has failed to speak anything on protection of nationality.
SC issues interim order against strikes at hospitals
ABHA DHITAL, KATHMANDU, JAN 21 - Few months back, Justice Wasti had ordered the government to 'force-feed' Noor Prasad Adhikary who was on hunger strike demanding that the government took action against the murderers of his son. The same judge ruled that no strike should be declared legal in the hospitals, but did not ask the government authorities to force-feed Dr K C.
Oldest legislator Thapa sworn in
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 20 - President Ram Baran Yadav on Monday administered the oath of office and secrecy to RPP Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa, the oldest legislator, as the Chairman of the new Constituent Assembly.
3 dozen demonstrators arrested
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 20 - Police arrested at least three dozen of protestors who were marching from Maitighar to Singha Durbar expressing solidarity with Dr Govinda KC who is on hunger strike demanding the resignation of TU Dean Sashi Sharma.
Can’t force Sharma out unless he resigns voluntarily: VC
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 20 - Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Hira Maharjan has said that TU Service Council (TSC) can implement Education Minister Madav Paudel’s instructions only if Dean of Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Sashi Sharma resigns from his post.
85 percent legislators in CA-2 are new faces
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 19 - The Constituent Assembly-2 is going to have a new look, as new faces constitute over 84 percent of the total 575 elected members in the House.
Calling for a Public Debate on CSOs
The solution suggested by many, i.e. delegitimizing and killing off NGOs through regulatory mechanisms, harks back to the days of the Partyless Panchayat System, when the right to organize and associate freely was overridden by the state’s preoccupation with control, coordination, and uniformity.
Nepal facing disaster in the recovery from earthquakes
The disaster in earthquake recovery is as visible in the politics of power around the national disaster recovery institutions and aid-funded programs, as in local places where the earthquake victims continue to struggle for rebuilding houses and regain a normal life, for nearly two years now.
Dr Hemant R Ojha
Ideologies on T-shirts
In my opinion, Buddha was a great revolutionary, as was Einstein. Anything that challenges the present way of thinking about life is a revolution. In student politics, when it comes to revolution, the only blood I want to imagine being used is that flows into your brain and comes out energized with new ideas with every heartbeat.
Rules are made with keeping greater public safety in mind and mandatory helmet rule is an example. But it is equally true that majority of riders do not care to strap helmets as necessary.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.
Physicians are humans too!
To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.