Congress leader Mahat to join cabinet
Nepali Congress leader Ram Sharan Mahat is taking the oath of office as a minister without portfolio in the swearing-in ceremony being held Tuesday afternoon at Shital Niwas.
According to Congress sources, the newly elected Prime Minister Sushil Koirala also wanted the party leader Prakash Man Singh to take the oath as a minister without portfolio.
But Singh insisted that he be sworn in as deputy prime minister.
"As we are yet to settle the power sharing issue with UML, Koirala asked him to join the cabinet later," said the source.
Mahat will be the only minister from the Congress to take the oath in the swearing-in ceremony at Shital Niwas.
UML is also not sending its ministers to take the oath after Koirala rejected to give the home ministry to the party.
President Ram Baran Yadav will administer oath to the newly elected Prime Minister Koirala and Mahat.
Dr Agrawal appointed dean of IoM
Prof Dr Jagadhish Prasad Agrawal is appointed Dean of Institute of Medicine (IOM) effective from today. The meeting of the TU executive council held at the Prime Minister’s office, Baluwatar took a decision to this effect, according to sources at Baluwatar. Dr Govinda KC began his fast-unto-death demanding appointment of the dean on the basis of seniority.
Thousands march in Butwal to protest province split (PHOTOS)
Thousands of protesters including locals and leaders of major three political parties- Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (UML) have marched in various places of Butwal today, protesting the government move of registering the constitution amendment bill that proposes to split Province 5. The rally that started from Chauhara passed through Traffic police to converge into a corner meet.
Vice President attends Japanese Emperor's 83rd birthday celebration
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended the 83rd birthday anniversary celebration of Japanese Emperor Akihito here today. A reception was hosted by the Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa at his official residence on the birthday celebration of the Emperor who symbolizes nation and the national unity in Japan.
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Nepali Cricket: Challenges and Potential
The CAN’s membership has been suspended; the court case regarding the dispute between the CAN and National Sports Council (NSC) is still on hold; there is no proper domestic cricketing structure; and, the infrastructures and stadiums are in desperate shape. The ICC is keeping its close eye on how things will unfold, and could permanently cancel CAN’s membership anytime. Despite all these unfavorable circumstances, there are still enormous potential and possibilities.
Recipe to reform education sector
Academic expert with high ethical standards and courage, not the PM, should be the chancellor of universities in Nepal.
Kosh P Neupane
Periods are pure
Personally, I was on my first day of period this Laxmi Puja. Without a tint of fear or shame, I enjoyed Tihar, from making rangoli to playing deusi bhailo and putting Bhai Tika. And I am confident that I have not committed any “sin”.
Trump or Clinton?
Polls on the eve of the election show that the race is very tight but Clinton has slight edge over Trump. 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency out of 538 total votes. As polls open for a historic election, American could be very likely on the way to choose their very first woman president.
Lekh Nath Adhikari
Let’s change the way we see rape
Feminism can help punish a rapist, but can never control rape. Some say rapists are mentally disturbed people. If this is true, how do we explain gang rape? Can a whole gang be mentally disturbed at the same time? What makes understanding the motive behind rape more difficult is that some rape cases are a result of ‘punishment’ imposed upon the raped by community for ‘violating’ social norms, customs.
For the visually impaired
Coincidentally, I was surfing the internet one day when I recalled those yellow tiles. On Google I typed ‘Odd yellow tiles on the sidewalk’. Instantly trusty Google displayed answers on the screen. I felt a fat smile form on my face as I read. Immediately I was praising Nepalese policymakers.