ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Saturday, October 5Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (October 5, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (October 5, 2019).
Politicians’ silence on the Mahara case speaks volumes about their beliefs
The silence of politicians from across the spectrum in the rape allegations against Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been deafening.
When questioned on the silence of the party and its leaders, the party spokesperson simply parried the question, saying the secretariat had already asked Mahara to resign from both his posts.
Department of Passports modifies tender for e-passports after reservations from Asian bidders
Responding to complaints from a number of Asian bidders, the Department of Passports has amended the bid documents and relaxed the specification criteria for a biometric passport tender.
The department had called a global tender for 5 million e-passports, to be printed after the end of 2020 as per a rule set by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
This fiscal year, Nepalis are already dying in foreign lands at a rate of two every day
The current fiscal years has only just started and Nepalis are already dying at an inordinate rate in foreign lands.
At least 124 Nepali workers—an average of two every day—have died in various labour destination countries in the first two months of the current fiscal year.
Captain Preeti Rai laments on lack of practice matches
Nepal national U-15 team skipper Preeti Rai complained that lack of match experience against quality opponents have been the major shortcomings during their preparations for the SAFF Under-15 Women’s Championship set to be held from October 9 to 15 in Bhutan.
Birendranagar aims to be the country’s first ‘cycle city’
The capital of Karnali province, Birendranagar, is taking strides to turn into a Cycle City by 2025. The Ministry of Physical Development, Department of Roads and Birendranagar Municipality have started work on the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to construct bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly roads in the city.
The report is to be completed within a year of planning, said Kewal Prasad Bhandari, chief secretary of the province.