ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, November 11Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 11, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 11, 2019).
Oli might be in poor health but he is showing no signs of slowing down
Doctors had advised Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who recently underwent two rounds of dialysis for a failing kidney, to take it slow and not exert himself too much. But Oli, who is weighing the options of regular dialysis or another kidney transplant, has been as active as ever in governance, taking significant back-to-back decisions in a matter of days.
Medical colleges charged extra fees of nearly Rs3 billion in three years, a new report says
A dozen medical colleges in the country extracted nearly Rs3 billion in additional fees from their students under different arbitrary headings in three consecutive academic years from 2015 to 2018, a probe conducted by the National Vigilance Centre revealed.
The centre’s finding comes at a time when MBBS students of different medical colleges are protesting against additional fees charged by their colleges, taking the college cost way beyond the amount set by the government.
Workers fear new rule for Nepali migrants could lead to a loss of jobs
A new rule for migrant workers who have returned home from various labour destinations has left government authorities, the Nepali diaspora and labour rights activists divided, as there are fears that thousands of Nepalis working abroad could lose their jobs.
The Department of Foreign Employment, the government body responsible for overseeing labour migration, recently decided that Nepali migrant workers who have returned to Nepal for a break would be required to produce documents that prove their skills required for the jobs and mention the relevant profession on their visas in order to receive a labour re-entry permit.
Nepal hopes to resolve Kalapani dispute through a meeting of the foreign secretaries
In the wake of an uproar caused by the release of a new political map by India, Nepal hopes to iron out border differences through a foreign secretary-level meeting.
As pressure mounts on the KP Sharma Oli administration to address India’s inclusion of Kalapani, which Nepal claims as its own, within Indian borders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested India’s Ministry of External Affairs to schedule a meeting of the foreign secretaries to initiate talks.
Nepal Airlines urges government to seek Chinese help for safety audit
Nepal Airlines has formally requested the government to seek China’s cooperation to complete its pending safety audit, a move it hopes will allow the national flag carrier to gain access to Chinese airports.
The carrier has also asked the government to request the Chinese civil aviation body to facilitate Nepal Airlines to get the ground handling services at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, including a number of airports it plans to operate.