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Constitutional Council meeting postponed yet again without making appointments

Kathmandu, Nov. 14 -- Political wrangling over power-sharing has continued to delay appointments to crucial constitutional commissions that are tasked with everything from overseeing inclusion to work... Read More


Education Ministry issues circular, asking local governments to stop teacher hiring

Kathmandu, Nov. 13 -- The federal government has put a brake on the initiative of the local level to hire teachers on their own. Issuing a circular on Tuesday, the Ministry of Education, Science and T... Read More


Parties often prioritise women candidates to cash in on sympathy votes

Kathmandu, Nov. 12 -- Nepali political parties have been traditionally conservative when it comes to giving space to women leaders. Unless dictated by law, leadership positions for women within the pa... Read More


New education policy ignores nearly all recommendations made by a high-level education commission

Kathmandu, Nov. 10 -- The government formed a High-Level National Education Commission last year to recommend steps to better the country's education system, all the way from pre-primary to the univer... Read More


Medical students urge home minister to initiate action against defiant private colleges that are not refunding additional fees

Kathmandu, Nov. 10 -- Medical college students on Saturday met with Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and urged him to immediately act against private medical colleges that have defied succe... Read More


US State Department report pokes holes in security at country's only international airport

Kathmandu, Nov. 8 -- A new report by the United States describing lapses in security at Tribhuvan International Airport and tying them to claims that Nepal is a staging point for foreign terrorists ha... Read More


Government issues one directive after another to medical colleges to refund additional fees, but has taken no action as yet

Kathmandu, Nov. 7 -- Following protests from medical students, Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel on March 21 directed all medical colleges to refund the extra fees they had charged their st... Read More


Different criteria applied for selection of vice-chancellor at TU and other universities

Kathmandu, Nov. 6 -- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chancellor of Tribhuvan University, appointed Dr Dharma Kant Banskota as the university vice-chancellor on Sunday. Oli chose Banskot... Read More


Nepal Police appears unwilling to take action against officials involved in extrajudicial killing

Kathmandu, Nov. 6 -- Two weeks ago, the National Human Rights Commission had recommended that criminal charges be filed against two Nepal Police officials for their involvement in the extrajudicial ki... Read More


Dr Dharma Kant Banskota set to be appointed Tribhuvan University vice-chancellor

Kathmandu, Nov. 3 -- Ending speculations, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to appoint Dr Dharma Kant Banskota, former chairman of the National Medical Council, the vice-chancellor of Tribhuvan Univ... Read More