Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has expressed resentment about media and public criticisms of his government. He has been saying: We have been doing all we can. We are committed to safeguarding fundamental rights of the citizens and upholding democratic values. We are committed to translating the vision of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.’ But civil society has not been fair to us, nor the media. We have been targeted simply for our political ideology.
Nepal is considered as least developed country striving to reach the status of developing nation by 2022. The grand dream of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis” will only be possible when Nepal adopts its own development model accordingly with its national context. Rural population in Nepal was reported at 81 percent in 2016, according to the World Bank’s collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.
In yet another deadly road accident in Sindhupalchok district at least one and half a dozen people have lost their lives and over 50 persons sustained injuries when a passenger bus en route to Kathmandu from Dolkha plunged into the Sunkoshi River. The cause of the accident is over-speeding and overloading as in most such cases of road accidents. All seats in the bus were occupied, and 20-25 passengers were standing, according to the survivors. Most of these passengers were returning to Kathmandu after Tihar celebrations. Sindhupalchok accident is the latest in the series of bus accidents happening in the country. Nearly every month, people lose their lives to road accidents. According to the data released by Nepal Police in May this year, road accidents killed 11,005 people across the country during the last five years and altogether 19,877 people were seriously injured in such accidents. The data shows that road accidents have been increasing every year—at the rate of 28 percent. These are the alarming records and yet the government bodies, including Nepal Police, have not been able to do much about controlling such accidents.
The country celebrated the fourth Constitution Day on Friday with much fanfare. With the exception of some form of protests in parts of Province 2 and few other places, people across the country expressed the need for our government to keep working to fulfill the aspirations of our constitution.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokhrel has insisted on the need of identifying sectors capable of leading the nation towards economic development and prosperity.