An international expert on transport and highway engineering, after making a visit to major road infrastructures in Nepal, commented that there is no single stretch of road in Nepal that is worth of calling a highway. According to this expert, there are certain parameters for any road to be called highway which is determined on the basis of width of the road, engineering design, geometry, quality of pavement, and provision on safety of pedestrians, passengers and vehicles.
In his book What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain says that professors are ‘university-based top-ranked expert academicians’ to extend then enforce knowledge and virtues. In Nepal too, professors are co-positioned with the first-class bureaucrats in merit. Such a distinguished position automatically attracts intense gravity. They are expected to be involved in academic excellence, knowledge, studies and research.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police submitted an investigation report on the Lalita Niwas land scam to the government on Friday, recommending action against bureaucrats and middlemen but exonerating the political leadership, said a highly-placed source.
Our months-long investigation reveals chilling collusion among liaison officers (LOs), expedition companies and bureaucrats at the Ministry to award summit certificates to fake climbers. Moreover, politicians and those in powerful positions vouch for individuals to be an LO, but majority of those selected as LOs never stay in the Everest Base Camp (EBC) during the climbing season.
KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The then State Minister for Physical Planning and Works Sanjaya Kumar Sah did not return the Toyota Prado car, which he used in the capacity of state minister, to Melamchi Water Supply Project. Police recovered the car with registration number Ba 4 Cha 1503 left in broken state in a forest in Mahottari district some two years ago.
DANG/RUKUM, May 15: Chief Executive Officer of Sharada Municipality of Salyan, Mahendra Dangi, was transferred to Lamahi Municipality, Dang. Soon after, another accountant from the same municipality was also transferred to Lamahi Municipality, where he joined his previous boss Dangi. The transfer saga does not end here.
KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Former Secretary Dharani Dhar Khatiwada has said that the unnecessary interference of the ministers and higher government officials hover in the bureaucracy because of which public service in Nepal has been undermined.