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Curse of uranium
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Nepal, March 23 -- For Nepal, to venture into uranium production and trade is akin to waving red scarf to ramming bulls and destabilizing peace diplomacy
A hasty push for endorsement of the 'nuclear bill' in the parliament is being made amidst rumors of the discovery of uranium mines near trans-Himalayan terrain of Lo Mangthang of Mustang district. In fact, Office of Investment Board's website claims that "a large deposit of uranium has been discovered in Upper Mustang region of Nepal... spread over an area 10 km long and 3 km wide and could be of highest grade. These findings have also been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency." The bill, tabled by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, unabashedly grants permissi...
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