KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Following appeals from various professionals, civil society leaders and politicians including former president Dr Ram Baran Yadav to save his life, Dr Govinda KC ended his fast-unto-death on Friday evening.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Two government ministers have responded in dismissive fashion to the fast-unto-death staged by Dr Govinda KC, following the approval of controversial Medical Education Bill by the upper house of parliament on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Chairperson of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Gagan Thapa paid a visit to Dr. Govinda KC expressing the party's solidarity in the latter's demands for reforming the country's medical sector.
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 31: People from various walks of life are assembling at the Maitighar Mandala today at 1 PM in support of Dr. Govinda KC's demands. The assembly will then walk up to New Baneshwor where the meetings of both the parliaments will be ongoing.
PALPA, Jan 29: The Nepal Students Union of Palpa burned effigies of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for endorsing the Medical Education Bill. Yesterday, the National Assembly also tabled the Bill for approval amid protests from Nepali Congress parliamentarians.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The proceedings of the National Assembly has been adjourned for another 30 minutes. The Nepali Congress lawmakers obstructed the proceedings of the National Assembly after expressing discontent on the way the Medical Education Bill was endorsed in the House of Representatives on Friday. Following protests, the proceeding was adjourned for 15 minutes earlier.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Eminent citizens and supporters of Dr. Govinda KC have urged the parliamentarians of National Assembly to make amendments as per agreements between the state and Dr. KC before approving the medical education bill.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Police on Friday arrested 32 leaders and cadres of Bibeksheel Nepali Party (BNP) and 16 cadres and leaders of the Nepali Congress-affiliated Nepal Student Union (NSU) from New Baneshwar in the capital for protesting against the passing of the Medical Education bill from parliament.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government pushed the much disputed National Medical Education Bill through the lower house of parliament on Friday, using marshals against opposition lawmakers who resorted to obstruction, demanding revisions to the legislation. The bill will come into effect after 60 days at the latest, following the president’s authentication, even if the upper house doesn’t endorse it.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The decision of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to pass the controversial National Medical Education Bill amid protests by the second largest party in parliament is likely to further worsen the already souring relations between the main ruling and opposition parties.
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: Parliamentarian Yogesh Bhattarai from the Nepal Communist Party has said that the newly endorsed and much debated Medical Education Bill was a victory to all Nepalis and Dr. Govinda KC, the medical crusader who currently is on his 17th day of his 16th fast-unto-death hunger strike.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Despite strong objection from the major opposition Nepali Congress, the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament is making preparations to endorse the much-talked National Medical Education Bill in the today's session.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The government plans to forcibly push forward the National Medical Education Bill in the House of Representatives on Friday, while the main opposition Nepali Congress has warned that there will be a strong counter-push.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Dr Govinda KC, who is on his 16th fast-unto-death since the past 14 days, has said the Medical Education Bill being tabled in parliament favors the medical mafia and urged the parliament to make it pro-people and pro-students.
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), obstructed both the lower and upper houses of the federal parliament on Monday as the government showed signs to pass the disputed National Medical Education Bill without accommodating the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging his 16th fast-unto-death demanding reforms in the health sector.
ILAM, Jan 10: Dr Govinda KC started his 16th fast-unto-death in Ilam district on Wednesday evening protesting against the passage of the National Medical Education Bill by the parliament’s Education and Health Committee in violation of an agreement reached with him.
KATHMANDU, Jan10: Paving the way for the B & C Medical College owned by Durga Prasai and Manmohan Medical College owned by Rajendra Pandey to start operations, the Education and Health Committee of parliament approved the National Medical Education Bill on Wednesday.
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.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Phasing out the intermediate level courses under the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has stood as an obstacle for the government to complete a draft of the Medical Education Bill as per the understanding reached with Dr Govinda KC, a crusader for reforms in the medical education sector.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The subcommittee of the education and health committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has prioritized the national medical education bill in the agenda of the forthcoming HoR meeting.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that although the Bill on Medical Education could not be passed in the monsoon session of the parliament, it was still in the government’s priority.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Dr Govinda KC, the crusader for reforms in medical education has requested for the resignation of Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel. KC also has blamed Pokharel for concluding budget session without endorsing the Medical Education Bill.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The budget session of parliament concluded Thursday without endorsing the Medical Education Bill as per the government’s agreement with Dr Govinda KC, the crusader for reforms in medical education. Dr KC warned on September 26 that he would stage his 16th fast-unto-death to exert pressure for the fulfillment of his demands.