Republica Morning Brief: Oct 12

October 12, 2020 06:00 am

​As COVID-19 cases are making new records every day, the government on Sunday “hinted” at imposing lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The government and Dr Govinda KC reached an eight-point agreement on Saturday midnight.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 11

October 11, 2020 06:00 am

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Nepal Medical Association has decided to shut down all services except those to emergency and COVID-19 cases from Sunday in a bid to pressurize the government to fulfill the demands of Dr Govinda KC.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 10: Civil society activists in Nepalgunj have started a relay hunger strike to express their solidarity with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC and exert pressure on the government to address his demands.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The talks between the government and the agitating Dr Govinda KC have failed yet again after Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel allegedly turned down some of the key agreements reached at the level of talks team of both the sides. At the heart of the dispute between the two sides lies on an arrangement to appoint office bearers at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 9

October 10, 2020 07:00 am

eSewa has suffered a massive data breach, exposing email addresses, phone numbers and passwords and other details of an undetermined number of its users.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The demands presented by senior orthopedic surgoen Dr Govinda KC are politically driven, and are not only related to bringing reforms in the medical education sector of the country, a Cabinet minister has claimed.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 9

October 9, 2020 06:00 am

The government is looking to impose quota restriction on the import of betel nuts, peas, dates and peppercorns that are largely imported from third countries to smuggle them to India.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 8: Different groups have staged demonstrations in Birgunj to express their solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Demanding the government save the life of Dr Govinda KC, Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has unveiled a series of protest programs starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Expressing serious concerns over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, four former Prime Ministers have urged the government to take immediate initiatives to save the life of Dr KC.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 7

October 7, 2020 06:00 am

The Tatopani border point has again shut down in less than a day after it became operational.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Expressing serious concern over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, a group of 16 civil society members on Tuesday urged the government to immediately address the demands raised by Dr KC.

Govt team visits Dr Govinda KC

October 6, 2020 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A government team on Tuesday visited Dr Govinda KC who is on the 23rd day of his 19th fast-unto-death seeking reforms in Nepal’s medical education sector.

POKHARA, Oct 5: Youths in Pokhara staged a demonstration on Monday to express their solidarity with Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Resident doctors of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Maharajgunj on Monday held a protest rally in the capital city expressing solidarity with senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The health of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death, has become critical as his hunger strike has already crossed 21 days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: While stating that the majority of the demands put forth by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC have already been fulfilled and a few others are in the process of implementation, the government has urged the agitating Dr KC to withdraw his hunger strikes.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 2

October 2, 2020 06:00 am

The government has appointed Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi as the chief secretary.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 1

October 1, 2020 06:00 am

The Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has begun testing the constitutional ground of the appointment ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam as a member of National Assembly (NA) and his possible appointment as a minister.

Those arrested have been kept at Nepal Police Health Club

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that there is no alternative to the Nijgadh International Airport in Bara as the capacity of the only international airport in the country – the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) – is sure to get saturated in the near future.

Republica Morning Brief: Sept 25

September 25, 2020 06:02 am

Pillar number 11 erected in the Lalung area in Namkha Rural Municipality-6 of Humla along the Nepal-China border which was said to have been missing for several years was recovered on Thursday.

Republica Morning Brief

September 23, 2020 06:00 am

Dr Govinda KC was brought to Kathmandu on Tuesday, and he was forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM. Although he wanted to go to TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, the police had forcibly taken him to the National Trauma Center as soon as he landed in Kathmandu. He managed to leave the Trauma Center with the help of his aides later in the evening and was admitted to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Dr Govinda KC who was brought to Kathmandu earlier Tuesday has been forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM.

Dr Govinda KC being brought to Kathmandu

September 22, 2020 11:35 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Dr Govinda KC is being brought to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj on Tuesday.

“The government has always agreed to fulfill my demands, but the promises have never been implemented. This fast-unto-death is my decisive battle for reforms in the medical sector."

Dr KC starts 19th hunger strike in Jumla

September 14, 2020 16:38 pm

The senior orthopedic surgeon has put forward a five-point demand  to the government

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Supreme Court on Thursday annulled the contempt of court cases filed against Dr Govinda KC and  Kantipur Publications, acquitting them of contempt.

Dr KC suspends his 17th hunger strike

November 12, 2019 17:04 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc who was on his 17th hunger strike for reforms in medical education suspended his strike on Tuesday.

Why Dr KC should be heard

November 12, 2019 15:03 pm

Senior orthopedic surgeon and the crusader of medical education reforms in Nepal, Dr Govinda KC, has won millions of admirers since he first started hunger strike to get the government address his demands in 2012.

Police fail to bring Dr KC to capital

November 12, 2019 07:50 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Medical reform crusader Dr Govinda KC refused to fly to Kathmandu when police officials reached Dadeldhura District Hospital on Monday to bring him to the capital. Police officials flew in a helicopter to Dadeldhura on the 8th day of Dr KC's hunger strike to bring the agitating doctor to Kathmandu but returned back empty-handed.

DADELDHURA, Nov 11: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc has said that every citizen should get access to health and education, but this is still a pie in the sky for many in the country because of the government's apathy.

DADELDHURA, Nov 8: A rally was organized in Dadeldhura on Thursday in support of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike there since Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Dr Govinda KC has announced that he would start his 17th hunger strike from November 4 to press his six demands for medical sector reforms including the appointment of professionals in the leadership of academic institutions.

Dr KC demands accord implementation

October 15, 2019 10:39 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who on Monday retired from the TU Teaching Hospital, has warned of starting fresh hunger strikes if his demands for reforms in the medical education sector are not met.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Medical crusader, Dr. Govinda KC has threatened of fresh fast-unto-death hunger strike if the government failed to implement the agreements of the 15th hunger strike.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Police arrested doctors staging silent protests in support of Dr. Govinda KC from Teaching Hospital and Mahendra Police Club.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The main opposition, Nepali Congress raised concerns over the KP Sharma Oli led government's steps to subdue democracy by boasting a two-thirds majority.  Following opposition of Nepali Congress, the parliament has been adjourned until February 3.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki has visited TU Teaching Hospital to express solidarity with agitating Dr Govinda KC.

Save the Satyagrahi

January 29, 2019 02:00 am

A senior orthopedic doctor is on 20th day of his 16th fast-unto-death demanding reform in medical education and overall health system.

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January 26, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli should step down from his post on moral grounds for not implementing the agreement signed at Oli's own initiative.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Hunger striker Prof Dr Govinda KC has commented that the National Medical Education Bill, endorsed by the House of Representatives (HOR) today, could not find the ways for long-term reforms in medical education.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: In his letter to parliamentarians, Dr. Govinda KC, who is on the 16th day of his 16th fast-unto-death, has urged the elected representatives to be answerable toward their voters before endorsing the revised Medical Education Bill.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The resident doctors at the government-run medical institutions and academics have warned that they would boycott outpatient services from January 25 in support of the hunger strike staged by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC if the government did not heed his demands for crucial reforms in the medical education sector. Dr. KC’s hunger strike was on 15th day on Wednesday.

Don’t betray Satyagrahi

January 22, 2019 01:00 am

If Dr KC’s demands are met and agreements with him materialized, it will be the socialist dreams of communists coming true

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Former Vice Presidents of National Planning Commission, Swarnim Wagle and Govinda Raj Pokharel, have expressed their solidarity with Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Govinda KC who has been staging 16th hunger strike for the past two weeks.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has drawn the attention of the government toward the deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is currently in the 11th day of his 16th fast-unto-death for reforms in the medical education sector.