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  • Chinese vice-premier arrives today

    Aug 14, 2017- Nepal and China will sign some deals related to reconstruction and investment on infrastructure, among others, during the visit of Wang Yang, vice-premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. Wang is arriving in Kathmandu on an official visit on Monday evening. The visit is taking place at a time when India and China are locked in a dispute over the Doklam tri-junction and when Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for...

    New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom

    Aug 10, 2017- More than a decade after the Supreme Court outlawed Chhaupadi, an ancient Hindu practice that banishes women from the home during menstruation and after childbirth, the Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday enacted a new law criminalising the centuries-old custom. As per the new law, which will come into effect soon, anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom will be liable to a three-month jail sentence or Rs 3,000 fine or both. The bill criminalising Chhaupadi became law as...

    No headway in talks as Dr KC’s health continues to deteriorate

    Aug 9, 2017- There has not been any breakthrough on addressing the demands of Dr Govinda KC even as his 11th fast-unto-death entered its 16th day on Tuesday, with doctors attending to him saying the fasting surgeon might need emergency intervention anytime as his health is deteriorating fast. A talks team formed by the government under Education Secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha has so far held several meetings with Dr KC’s representatives but without making any headway. One of the...

    2 med schools to be affiliated before ban on new colleges

    Aug 8, 2017- The parliamentary Committee on Women, Children, Social Welfare and Elderly Citizens is close to an agreement on granting affiliations to medical colleges that meet the criteria prior to imposing a 10-year moratorium on new schools in the Valley. A marathon meeting of a taskforce under the House committee agreed in principle to enforce the ban on opening new medical colleges within Kathmandu Valley only after granting affiliations to the colleges that have the infrastructure and human...

    Fear of load shedding in winter is valid, says Kulman Ghising

    Kathmandu, August 7 Nepal Electricity Authority’s Managing Director Kulman Ghising says people’s doubts and suspicions if the regular power outage will recur in the upcoming winter are valid as the Authority could not implement its multiple plans to avoid the crisis. He says the Authority’s attempts to increase production and decrease demand and consumption failed owing to lack of cooperation from various sectors and stakeholders, therefore the state-owned power monopoly may not be able to meet the demand during...

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