ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Wednesday, November 13Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 13, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 13, 2019).
As Oli plans Cabinet reshuffle, the post of House Speaker could be a bargaining chip
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s plans to reshuffle his Cabinet will be crucial in establishing a fine balance both within the ruling Nepal Communist Party and with the party’s partners in government, according to NCP leaders.
The upcoming reshuffle of the Cabinet, planned for the end of this week, will not only remove and reassign ministers but is part of a larger reworking of various leadership positions in government, including ambassadorial postings, leaderships of constitutional bodies, and the crucial post of House Speaker and deputy Speaker.
Delhi-based experts on Nepal call for dialogue to settle border row
Amid an uproar in Nepal over a new Indian political map that places Kalapani within Indian borders, New Delhi-based experts on Nepal affairs said on Tuesday that the issue must be resolved through dialogue and not from the streets.
“Both sides should openly present their interests and stance,” said KV Rajan, a former Indian ambassador to Nepal. “Nepal has every right to present its claims regarding the matter. Nepal has full authority to have a say and lay their claims.”
After aborting passport tender, government to sign security printing deal with French firm
After abruptly cancelling a global tender for the printing and supply of 5 million e-passports, the government is now in the final stages of signing an agreement to set up a dedicated security printing press under a government-to-government arrangement with France.
This will probably be the biggest government-to-government deal signed since KP Sharma Oli was elected to office in February 2018.
How Nepali songs are blurring the lines between entertainment and sexism
Over the years, many people have enjoyed songs like Kumar Basnet’s 'Chori Bhanda Aama Taruni' and Ram Thapa’s 'Aayo Kali Dhappaka'. In recent years, songs like 'Udhreko Choli', 'Thamel Bazar', 'Kale Dai' and 'Sali Mann Paryo' have wooed music lovers. Many of these songs have even become ceremonial get-together songs that are played at parties and picnics.
While many on the internet have taken issue with the lyrics of such songs, the makers and the actors behind the songs believe that these songs are only representing the truth of society, and are meant for entertainment and to imbue flavour to the movie's storyline.