SC refuses to stay LED procurement
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has refused to issue an interim order against the Cabinet decision to allow Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to import LED bulbs from India.
A single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai hearing a petition filed by advocate duo Narayan Chaulagain and Lekhnath Bhattarai deemed the procurement process need not be stayed as demanded by the petitioners. The advocates had moved the SC on Thursday claiming the Cabinet decision breached the Public Procurement Act.
The Apex Court has issued a show cause notice in the name of defendants--the Cabinet, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Energy and the NEA--though and scheduled the final hearing for next Friday.
The Cabinet had decided to allow the NEA to procure 20 million units of LED bulbs from a company under the Indian Ministry of Power at IRs 65 per unit inviting controversy.
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Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?
While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.
One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
Dreams and drains
A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.
Govt apathy toward flood control
While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.
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.