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.
No alternative to coming together for constitution implementation: Minister Bhandari
Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari today said there was no alternative for the ruling parties and the opposition to standing together for the implementation of the constitution. "The process has moved ahead to amend the constitution to address the demands of the dissenting Madhes-based political parties and I believe that the UML will help in the process," said Bhandari while inaugurating a workshop on 'forest for prosperity and higher education' organised by the Institute of Forestry (IoF), Pokhara.
Work on basis of justice and facts: IGP Aryal
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Upendra Kant Aryal today said the police should not work under political pressure. Speaking at an interaction of 'Peace, Security and Crime Control' organized by District Police Office (DPO), Kanchanpur, IGP Aryal stressed that the police must work on basis of justice and facts.
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House passes three bills
The Legislature-Parliament meeting today endorsed three bills including the Finance Bill 2073 BS, National Credit Reimbursement Bill, 2073 BS and Loan and Guarantee Bill, 2073 BS(21st Amendment) related to the financial affairs. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, tabled the bills at the House session for passage.
Taskforce refutes Dalit boy’s suicide case, claims he was murdered
Dismissing the suicide report prepared by health officials and the police, the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has concluded that Ajit Mijar of Kavre was mysteriously murdered and his body was recovered from Dhading’s Gajuri Khola on July 14 under suspicious circumstances. The parliamentary committee has also instructed the government to investigate the case and punish the guilty.
Beyond Plagiarism: How honest research could be promoted in Nepal
Sanctions for plagiarizing should be such that even if they are discovered years after the degree has been granted, the university in question should be able to retract the degree(s) it has granted to the student in question.
Questions raised by Col Lama’s Trial
How efficient can we consider the trial when all the evidences and witnesses are in Nepal and speak the local language? Was the case lost due to such complexities or due to its merit itself?
Words of gratitude
Over my daily monotonous commutes, I have realized that Mahanagar Yatayat and Traffic police in the valley deserve our utmost respect.
Bungee jumping in Pokhara: A lifetime memory
As I approached, Kai was taking a picture of himself with Fishtail mountain. The alluring scenery greatly contrasted with the horror of bungee jumping. "This is my last living photo," said Kai.
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.