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.
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'Hello Sarkar' now in Hetauda
The concept of 'Hello Sarkar' initiated by then Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has been expanded to the Central Regional Administration Office in Hetauda where a hello sarkar desk was set. Chief Secretary Dr Somlal Subedi on Monday inaugurated the desk. The 'Hello Sarkar' is a hotline telephone service set up with an aim to receive complaints from the general public about their concerns regarding the government services.
Madhesh-centric parties boycott all-party meeting
The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has boycotted an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The meeting was convened to discuss the demands of the agitating Madhesi-based parties at the PM's office in Singha Durbar.
NC to outlet current deadlock, says Poudel
Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said that his party will coordinate to resolve the Tarai issues. Speaking in a face to face program organised by the Reporters' Club, Nawalparasi chapter today, Poudel said that NC will mediate between the government and agitating parties to sort out the problems. He added that his party will play a leading role to implement the constitution adding that the party had played a crucial role to promulgate the constitution.
NC will not escape from local poll, says Shrestha
Nepali Congress (NC) leader Gopal Man Shrestha said that his party was not in the race of joining the government. Speaking at party cadres' gathering at Waling in the district today, Shrestha stressed the need to form a national consensus government to implement the constitution. He added that his party should be more responsible for the implementation of the constitution.
The Constitution is Not a Magic Elixir
Since federalism is a demand so closely tied to the new Constitution, this is not something both sides seem willing to give up on. Neither, however, do they seem to be able to come up with a mutually satisfactory solution. Nepali politics is adept at stonewalling, and this is something that could potentially continue for the next half century, in the manner of Burma, which is dealing with the exact same promise made of federalism to ethnic minorities, but which never came to fruition.
Was the Human Rights Watch report biased?
No analysis was done on how the killings in the Terai were triggered by the political action of the Morcha, including its decision to impose a destructive, human rights violating blockade on the entire country. But without this analysis, we are fated to repeat history.
Pain that speaks
Without understanding why I was crying, the poor child would wipe the tears off my eyes. But I could sense that she took it as role play where she became my mamma and I her baby. "Everything will be ok. Don’t worry," she would say in her limited speech. But I could not tell her that what was aching me was the fear of having to leave her midway of our journey, of leaving her grow in the absence of her mother.
Make Your Intention Prevention
Many of these infections can be prevented when simple practices are used in hospitals and OPDs. The single most important way to prevent hospital-acquired infection is proper hand washing. The hands of nurses and doctors could become common sources of infection as they touch many things in the hospital as well as patients themselves.
Dr Andrew Trotter
A right time to look for alternative fuel
Nepal’s march to cleaner energy is not only expected but essential as an alternative to petroleum products is strongly felt among public and political circle.
I'm with Dr KC, are you?
Since the past few years, KC has fought to bring reforms in Nepal's medical education sector. As a medical student myself, I understand and fully support the demands raised by him.