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Bishnu Prasad Aryal



Business stake of CPN bigwigs at heart of medical education bill tussle

July 5, 2018 09:08 AM

KATHMANDU, July 5: The replacement bill for the National Medical Education Ordinance has been altered only to serve the business interests of leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (CPN), the new joint avatar of the former CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center.

Rs 125b donor project ‘watering’ down school curricula

June 21, 2018 11:12 AM

World Bank’s Nepal Country Office has rejected accusations of involvement in exerting pressure to modify the curricula of Grades 11 and 12.

Ministry prepares to abandon 'suffocating' prefab building

June 16, 2018 02:17 AM

KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.

Ministry prepares to abandon 'suffocating' prefab building

June 16, 2018 01:25 AM

KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.

Ministry prepares to abandon 'suffocating' prefab building

June 15, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.

Valley folks to inhale dust for five more years

June 8, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 8: The four million or so denizens of Kathmandu Valley will have to put up with dust pollution for at least the next five years, thanks to the sewerage development projects and the underground installation of power lines that are to be carried out without any coordination between the different government bodies.

700 permanent TU teachers in Valley are under-worked

June 4, 2018 11:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 4: About 700 teachers appointed by Tribhuvan University (TU) in the Kathmandu Valley have been taking fewer classes than assigned. Almost all of the under-worked teachers are permanent teachers of TU.

Two-thirds of cell phone theft victims are women: Police

May 19, 2018 07:25 AM

KATHMANDU, May 18: Police in the Kathmandu Valley said about two-thirds of the mobile phone theft victims are women.

TU deprives teachers of Chinese scholarships

May 15, 2018 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, May 15: It has been revealed that Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university in the country, deprived its permanent teachers of opportunities to study various Master's degree courses in China under full scholarship.

Police hospital flouts rules in drugs purchase

May 1, 2018 05:59 AM

KATHMANDU, May 1: It has been revealed that the Nepal Police Hospital procured drugs worth millions of rupees without following necessary procedures.

'Plan Int'l prefers doing soft programs to physical infrastructure'

April 20, 2018 03:59 AM

Plan International Nepal has proposed a project of Rs 8 billion allocating only about 10 percent of the budget for physical infrastructure development.

Probe Rs 130m embezzlement at Sajha Prakashan: OAG

April 17, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 17: A report published by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) shows that officials at Sajha Prakashan gobbled up Rs 130.3 million by selling books printed by Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC) in the year 2074 BS (2017/18).

Textbooks not dispatched to govt schools on time this year too

April 14, 2018 03:32 AM

KATHMANDU, April 13: Like in the previous years, the government has failed to supply school textbooks to the districts on time this year too. According to the rules, the textbooks should have been delivered to the districts before April 1.

Private schools charge Rs 15b in annual fees

April 13, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 13: Private schools all over the country have collected an estimated  Rs 15 billion from  guardians under the head of annual fees for the academic session that begins from April 14. An estimated Rs 5 billion is collected under this head in Kathmandu Valley alone.

Private schools hike fees up to 30 pc, flouting rules: Guardians

March 30, 2018 10:33 AM

KATHMANDU, March 30: As in previous years, private schools have hiked their fees, up to 30 percent this time, breaching the rules set down by the government.

Rampur mayor functioning like a 'contractor'

March 22, 2018 06:00 AM

RAMPUR, PALPA, March 22: After less than a year in the post, Mayor of Rampur Municipality Raman Bahadur Thapa has been widely criticized for carrying out development and other activities of the municipality in an arbitrary fashion and against the norms of elected office.

522 students of Bardiya school study under hot tin roof

March 20, 2018 06:15 AM

KATHMANDU, March 19: The students of Purna Hira Secondary School at Bansgadhi Municipality-8 in Bardia district have to endure up to 44 degree Celsius during summer as they study under corrugated zinc sheet roofs due to the lack of proper buildings. Of the total 522 students at the school, 65 percent are from the Tharu community.

12 to-be-doctors died in Monday’s plane crash

March 14, 2018 07:48 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: A neurosurgeon and 12 to-be-doctors lost their lives in the US-Bangla aircraft crash on Monday, while two seriously injured medical students have been struggling to survive.

Only one specialty doctor each in seven categories nationwide

March 2, 2018 07:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 2: As Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the apex body of medical doctors in the country, marked its 55th anniversary on Wednesday, doctors and experts expressed worries over the lack of specialty doctors to provide certain specialized health services in the country.

Need to pay for free drugs for 90 more days

February 27, 2018 06:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Patients visiting government health facilities in all 77 districts are going to be deprived of essential medicines for at least the next three months as the government has failed to purchase and supply the drugs meant to be distributed free of cost.