ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, November 10Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 10, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 10, 2019).
Oli plans rejig in his secretariat as he prepares for a Cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has asked the advisers and aides in his secretariat to resign to what officials say facilitate a Cabinet reshuffle.
A leader from the Oli camp in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) said the prime minister, however, could appoint some of them again. “All the advisers and aides of the prime minister will tender their resignation, and the prime minister will have new members in his secretariat, most probably from the start of the next Nepali month [November 17],” the leader told the Post on condition of anonymity.
Medical students urge home minister to initiate action against defiant private colleges that are not refunding additional fees
Medical college students on Saturday met with Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa and urged him to immediately act against private medical colleges that have defied successive government directives to refund the additional fees they charged the students earlier.
Though the education and home ministries have been instructing the private medical colleges to refund the money, they have not abided by the directives. The government too has not taken any action against the defiant institutions.
Banks are required to maintain databases on high-profile persons but bankers say government agencies do not cooperate
Although the central bank has instructed all banks to maintain a database of high-profile persons and persons with “questionable backgrounds” in an attempt to control money laundering, bankers say that they are not getting enough support from government agencies.
Various government agencies and state bodies maintain separate lists of high-profile persons, also known as “politically exposed” persons, but bankers say they are struggling to gather data from all of them.
New education policy ignores nearly all recommendations made by a high-level education commission
The government formed a High-Level National Education Commission last year to recommend steps to better the country’s education system, all the way from pre-primary to the university level. After five months, the commission, on January 15 this year, presented a 500-page report to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
But on Thursday, the Education Ministry made public portions of the new education policy and according to analysts and commission members, it is clear that the new policy has disregarded almost all of the commission’s recommendations.