SC concludes hearing on Karki's case, says 'wait and see'
Hearing on the case filed against the suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki, questioning his eligibility for the topmost constitutional post, has concluded today.
Advocates Shambhu Thapa, Surendra Bhandari and Om Prakash Aryal, among others, presented their arguments during today's hearing.
Following the hearing, the apex court has indicated that it is likely give a verdict indicating 'wait and see'.
Advocate Om Prakash Aryal had filed a writ petition against Karki, claiming that he was not qualified to hold the constitutional post.
Meanwhile, the impeachment motion filed against Karki have not be forwarded in the House for long due to the prolonged obstruction by the main opposition CPN (UML) and eight other opposition parties protesting against the constitution amendment bill. The government had registered the bill on November 29 to address demands of Madhes-based parties.
Result-oriented works carried out in every sector: PM Dahal
In the sector of health, the government had been successful in carrying out some new works due to initiation of the Health Minister. Of late, health and science academies had started showing their mobility, the Prime Minister added. He was of the view of addressing problems facing health and science academies through regular discussions and cooperation with the Health Ministry.
- New constitution amendment bill tabled in Parliament
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French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics
Choosing inside the system is no longer an option for French voters, who rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades in favor of Le Pen and the untested Macron, who has never held elected office and who founded his own political movement just last year. Turnout was 78 percent.
Oli calls govt Dhurbe elephant
CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli on Monday has called the government Dhurbe, a mad elephant from Chitwan, that had terrorized locals there. Speaking at the House meeting Monday afternoon, the main opposition leader said the government does not care about rules and laws and said it is like Dhurbe that unleashed terror in Chitwan. He raised questions about detention of a serving DIG Nava Raj Silwal and pointed how it treats the commoners.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
The shankha blower from Bichour
Coincidentally, Ram Lal Joshi, the Radio Nepal singer had his house adjacent to ours and had been hearing him blow it every day. Hari worked as a bagainche in Singha-durbar during day. Ram Lal got him to blow the shankha as a part of musical instrument for Radio Nepal’s iconic signature tune.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
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.