ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Thursday, September 12Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (September 12, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (September 12, 2019).
Citizenship debate has reached another low, rights activists say
The debate over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was registered in Parliament over a year and a half ago, rages on. This week, it was over the parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee’s decision to pass a controversial provision that would penalise women for failing to correctly identify the father’s identity while passing on citizenship to their children.
Despite poor track records, companies continue to receive lucrative public works contracts
It’s nearly a year since the Kathmandu Road Division Office told a joint venture of Shailung Construction and CIPEL to begin work on the Sorhakhutte-Chhetrapati road and the Chamati road section under the Bishnumati corridor. But officials at the road office say that the contractor has yet to begin work.
US Embassy seeks clarification after Beijing says Nepal ‘disapproves’ of Indo-Pacific Strategy
The US Embassy in Kathmandu has sought clarification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after a statement released by Beijing summarising a meeting with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, said Nepal “disapproves” of the US-led Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Where have all the chautaris gone?
Chatauris—resting spots that usually have a tree or two—are integral to Nepal’s culture. They make for the perfect spot for people to rest and chat, while also serve religious importance. Chautaris have spawned several songs, from Khola Wari Khola Pari Pipalu Ra Bara (a romantic number by Madan Krishna Shrestha) to the era-defining pop song Deurali Ko Chautari Ma, by Sanjeep Pradhan. There are several other examples.
Lawmakers’ impartiality questioned as they recommend increase in MBBS quotas for medical colleges
Following complaints that medical colleges were charging MBBS students exorbitantly and under unnecessary headings, the parliamentary Committee on Education and Health in March formed a sub-committee to study the matter and probe if there were any wrongdoings on the part of the medical colleges.