KATHMANDU, July 20Amnesty International Nepal has expressed its serious concerns over the use of force by Nepal Police at the Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla on Thursday to bring Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu.Dr KC started a hunger-strike at the KAHS on June 30 demanding key reforms in the health sector including withdrawal of the Medical Education Bill from parliament.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Amid concerns that the government may go back on its decision to end public transport syndicate, the government has decided to initiate the process of scrapping all the organizations and committees set up by transport operators and also bring all the properties owned by such organizations under the ownership of the government.
DHANGADI, July 20: Terming the government's approach toward Dr Govinda KC as inhuman, the main opposition party Nepali Congress on Friday stalled the provincial assembly meeting in Province 7. No sooner had the assembly meeting begun, the lawmakers rose from their seats and started chanting slogans. They did not pay heed to the Speaker Arjun Thapa's repeated requests to calm down. Thapa then announced that the assembly would not resume before 3 pm Monday. The lawmakers had stalled the assembly proceeding as instructed by their party.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Professor Deepak Prakash Mahara, acting executive director of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital resigned from his post citing personal reasons. In course of his resignation, he clarified that his decision had no linkages with the ongoing protests of Dr. Govinda KC.
POKHARA, July 20: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal should export its abundant mineral water through the cross-country railways which are expected to link Nepal to China and India in a few years.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Doubts have surfaced regarding the enforcement of civil and criminal codes from August 17. The civil and criminal codes, which were enacted after a long preparation, are unlikely to be enforced due to the lack of required rules, directives as well as insufficient preparation by the implementing agencies.
KATHMANDU, July 19: Even after the government airlifted Dr Govinda KC by force from Jumla Thursday, the 20th day of his fast-unto-death, he has continued the fast at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) here.