UML slams govt silence on inundation of plains bordering India
The main opposition party CPN-UML has urged the government to find out reasons for inundation of over 90 percent of the areas bordering India during the monsoon.
Speaking during the meeting of International Relations and Labor Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday, UML Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal claimed the tarai-Madhes is inundated due to unilateral construction of embankments and dams across the border by India.
He further said the government should not remain silent when over 90 percent of the bordering area of the country in the plains from Jhapa in the east to Kanchanpur in the west is submerged annually during the monsoon. He demanded formation of a committee to probe the reasons behind inundation.
The death toll has climbed to 47 while 15 are missing and eight injured due to floods and landslides across the country following heavy downpour in the past two days.
APF mobilized for polls security arrangement
The Armed Police Force (APF) has been mobilized in Nuwakot to consolidate security arrangements in view of elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.
'Increase investment in technical education'
Minister for State for Education Sheshnath Adhikari expressed his commitment that the government would spur investment in the area of technical education. Speaking at a program organized by Sanchar Kendra Nepal on 'Technical education is today's need', Adhikari stressed the need for the state to augment investment in technical and vocational education so as to reduce the unemployment rate in the country.
Xi's political ideology to be taught in Chinese schools
Chinese President Xi Jinping s political ideology will soon be incorporated into the curriculum across China, a move analysts believe would solidify his image as a transformative leader and help in the rise of nationalism among the youth.
- China’s Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution
- Sitaula to contest polls under FPTP
Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
To dogs, with love
Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.
Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance
Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.
Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal
What we need to learn from Thailand?
Thailand is a developing country. But it seemed like a developed country at first sight. It is hard to believe that Thailand is a developing country. There are big buildings, and clean and broad roads. The city is clean with no trace of pollution.
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.