Bishnu Prasad Aryal

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PM Oli’s plan to use Budhanilkantha School land against govt policy

Published On: May 20, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, May 20: In 2016, the first KP Oli-led government announced to develop 240 quality public schools across the country, like the Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu. However, the second Oli-led government in 2019 has reportedly started “crippling” the famous school against its own previous commitment.

TU anthropology department misused USAID fund: Probe

Published On: May 16, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, May 16: Officials of the Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University (TU) have been found embezzling funds provided by the USAID.

Tainted TU registrar Upreti promoted to professor

Published On: May 13, 2019 08:32 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, May 13: Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) has promoted the university’s controversial registrar Dilli Ram Upreti, to a professor. A probe panel had found Registrar Upreti, among other officials, guilty of irregularities while issuing affiliations to private medical colleges a few years back, and had recommended to the government to take action against him.

Ministry 'piloting' school curricula without cabinet nod

Published On: May 11, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, May 11: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has formed a plan to run the school curricula for Grades 11 and 12 as well as Grades 1 to 3 as a pilot project and implement the curriculum from the current academic session, all without the approval of the cabinet.

Multiple errors in school textbooks, govt unaware

Published On: April 27, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, April 27: The government has shown negligence over multiple errors in the textbooks for private schools, which were given to students at the beginning of the new academic session.

52 illegal shutter rooms under construction at Khula Manch

Published On: April 26, 2019 07:40 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, April 26: Fifty-two shutter rooms are being constructed illegally at Khula Manch for business purposes. This is against the rules, but the authorities were not aware of what was going on.

Nepali scientists in US launch nano satellite

Published On: April 19, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, April 19: Nepali scientists launched a satellite on Thursday morning in the very first such endeavor. The satellite has Nepal’s national flag printed on its side.

SEE exams of March 28 to April 4 cancelled in Province 2

Published On: March 30, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government has cancelled the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) conducted from March 28 and scheduled till April 4 in Province 2 after the question papers of several subjects were leaked in Rautahat and Saptari districts. But the exams conducted from March 24 to March 27 in the province will be valid.

Contractors make only 12% progress in quake reconstruction at schools

Published On: March 28, 2019 07:10 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, March 28: Contractors have completed only 12 percent of the reconstruction work assigned to them at schools affected by the 2015 earthquake in 31 districts. A total of 532 schools were contracted out to them for reconstruction.

Dahal off to US for wife’s treatment: Who will foot the bill?

Published On: March 18, 2019 10:22 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, March 18: Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, his wife Sita along with their daughter Ganga and son-in-law left for the USA on Sunday evening for Sita’s treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Govt planning to declare 100% literacy ‘without achieving it’

Published On: March 4, 2019 08:14 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, March 4: The government is planning to announce that Nepal has achieved 100 percent literacy later this year by exaggerating the progress made on the education front.

Winter rain stops but hills partly cloudy till Saturday

Published On: March 1, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The winter rain and snowfall that started from Tuesday night ended Thursday. However, the western and eastern hills will be partially cloudy till Friday and Saturday, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM).

Local unit heads chairing school mgmt committees illegal: Ministry

Published On: February 26, 2019 06:13 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: While political interference and the partisan interests of teachers and school management officials are widely blamed for the poor performance of public schools across the country, many local bodies have introduced the practice of appointing elected ward chairpersons as the heads of school management committees within their jurisdictions.

Languages dying out under benign neglect

Published On: February 22, 2019 08:50 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Three dozen languages in Nepal are on the verge of extinction but the government is doing little to preserve them.

KMC prefers pvt banks to govt ones for paying public school staffers

Published On: February 20, 2019 10:14 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has chosen private banks instead of government-owned banks to pay about Rs 60 million monthly to the teachers and staffers of public schools in the metropolitan city.

Hypertension drugs recalled in many countries still being sold in Nepal

Published On: January 14, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: While several Valsartan drugs used by hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart patients have already been recalled in various countries including the US because of some impurities in the key ingredient, they are still being sold in Nepal and the authorities say they are unaware of the impurities.

Pokharel's bid to keep CTEVT under ministry snags Medical Education Bill

Published On: January 2, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The present two thirds-majority government has been drafting a National Education Bill with a proposed provision for ending private investment in school education in seven years' time.

Two secys at health ministry which has office for one

Published On: December 22, 2018 10:07 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Two secretaries are head to head at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) since last Tuesday. There is only one room for the office of secretary at the MoHP.

NMA to govt: Roll back health secy appointment

Published On: December 11, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: After the government appointed Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari as the secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), once again breaching the practice of appointing a medical doctor as the health secretary, Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella organization of doctors in the country, has demanded that the government "correct" the decision.

Health Ministry uncertain of status of 8,000 staff on its payroll

Published On: November 29, 2018 10:37 AM NPT By: Bishnu Prasad Aryal

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Ministry of Health and Population is uncertain about the status of some 8,000 of its staffers as they do not figure in the records of the Department of Civil Personnel Record, said MoHP officials.