In defense of the constitution

October 24, 2019 01:30 am

In response to my September 18 article “Our constitution is one of the most progressive documents,” Praveen Kumar Yadav wrote that Nepal’s constitution is a regressive document (see “Far from progressive,” Republica, Sept 29). He mentioned some “conflicting issues” of the constitution and questioned: If the national charter was so progressive, as I depicted, why would then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala promise to amend it?

RAUTAHAT, June 9: Locals of Gaur Municipality on Saturday staged a demonstration against the chief administrative officer of the local unit who has refused to leave Gaur despite being transferred five times.

BHAIRAWA, Jan 16: District administration has been unable to check sand extraction from Rohini River in Rupendahi district, even as sand smugglers have been extracting sand from the river at Mainahawa of Rohini Rural Municipality - 2, and transporting the loaded tractors to Nepali and Indian markets.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Aug 2: U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, July 22: The Trump administration on Saturday released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

WASHINGTON, July 8: The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed.

ITAHARI, July 5: The Sunsari district administration has said that there is no risk of erosion by the Koshi river although the water level in the river has been increasing following rain in various parts of the eastern region.

NUWAKOT, June 24: A Rs. 200 million oxygen plant has been barred from continuing its construction after local administration found that it was illegally mining sand.

PANCHTHAR, June 15: In Yangwarak Rural Municipality, which lies in the northern part of Panchthar district, there is an old small building. 'Border Administration Office' is written on a signboard nearby the building but the letters are almost rubbed out. The Nepali national flag there is also worn out.

KATHMANDU, June 12 : The District Administration Office in its 10-point rules has asked the stakeholders and the general public to organize match screening within their premises and not to charge any entry fee for those watching the matches there.

JUMLA, Jun 9: District administration has said that it would not let anybody including consumers committees and defaulting contractors go scot-free.

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, the Trump administration’s latest move to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status.

President Trump decided to replace US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton, a hawk who has backed attacking North Korea and Iran. He announced the change in a tweet, thanking McMaster for doing “an outstanding job”.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered its own administration to clarify why it had earlier refused to register a contempt of court case brought against the then chief justice Gopal Parajuli.

NEW DELHI, Jan 12: Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India on Friday said the administration of the highest court was not in order, warning that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was due out on Tuesday but publication was advanced to Friday and it is now on sale.

UDAYAPUR, Dec 27: The District Administration Office, Udayapur initiated action against the District Hospital administration after the emergency ward of the hospital was found without a doctor or other staff.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Though just a month remains for the summoning of the first meetings of all seven provincial assemblies, the government is yet to fix the provincial capitals, set up the meeting halls for the provincial assemblies and appoint the provincial governors.

KALIKOT, Dec 23: Following the tense situation in the district headquarters Manma after the death of a temporary (myadi) police on Friday, the local administration of Kalikot has imposed indefinite curfew in the district on Saturday afternoon.

WASHINGTON, Dec 19: President Donald Trump’s administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service.

CHARIKOT, Nov 25: Local administration took control of a vehicle of CPN-Maoist (center) Shyam Kumar Shrestha who was en route to Manthali of Ramechhap. Shrestha is the country’s no-portfolio state minister and candidate for the House of Representatives election.

WASHINGTON, Nov 21: Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump’s administration.

BAITADI, Nov 5: The members of the general public in Baitadi district have shown disinclination to the appeal of the District Administration Office to turn in the legal firearms with them in view of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections taking place in the district on November 26.

President Donald Trump said there was no chaos in the White House before he spectacularly dumped Anthony Scaramucci, his communications director.

KHOTANG, July 29: Lawmakers, representatives of political parties and locals of Khotang have widely criticized the district administration and police for their failure to nab the perpetrators involved in the murder of three women even after months.

DANG, July 23: After breaking Rukum in two provinces, the government is still undecided whether to consider it a single district or make it into two different districts. A part of Rukum falls in Province 5 and the rest lies in Province 6 in the new federal set-up.

JUMLA, July 18: The locals of Gothichaur Rural Municipality have vandalized the District Administration Office, Jumla accusing that Local Development Officer (LDO) of District Coordination Committee Hari Narayan Belbase dillydallied to pay their wages.

When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has urged the public to deposit licensed arms at the local police offices by April 27 in view of the upcoming local polls.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 24: Agitating locals of Tila VDC staged sit-in before the Solukhumbu District Administration Office and District Development Committee protesting the integration of their VDC into Nechasalyan rural municipality against their interests and needs.

Saptari, March 6: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has announced strike in vehicular movement in Saptari district today, protesting the Mechi-Mahakali National Campaign of the CPN (UML). The UML is organizing rallies and mass meeting in Saptari district today.

KATHMANDU, March 5:  Polio vaccine administration program has been obstructed due to protest of health workers in various districts.

Dhangadhi, March 4: Polio vaccine administration program in the district has been obstructed due to protest of health workers. The immunization program is taking place today and tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Department of Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Population will soon carry out field inspections of drug stores and pharmacies in major four cities - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar - in the first phase.

KATHMADNU, Sept 6: PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also chairman of high-level Federalism Implementation and Restructuring Directive Committee, has directed Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi to expedite the process of formulating a clear roadmap for adjusting existing public administration and bureaucracy to the federal system.

CHITWAN, July 21: The local administration has increased vigilance on public university teachers who run for private educational institution merely signing daily attendance sheet.

RAMPUR (Palpa), June 25: The Area Administration Office has come into operation at Rampur – the second main commercial hub of Palpa district – since Friday.