ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, November 17Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 17, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 17, 2019).
As reputed lawyers flock to Alam’s defense, many question their moral judgment
When Nepali Congress leader Mohammad Aftab Alam was arrested last month on the charge of a 12-year-old mass murder, it drew national attention. Many among the public wondered how state functionaries worked in cahoots not to implicate him, thereby promoting impunity. But days after a charge sheet was filed against Alam, the focus shifted to his team of defence lawyers. The names have since raised eyebrows.
A slew of senior and renowned lawyers, including former Attorney General Raman Shrestha and senior advocates Sher Bahadur KC, Prem Bahadur Khadka and Sunil Pokharel, were among the 33 lawyers defending Alam at the Rautahat District Court.
After third dialysis in two weeks, doctors monitoring Oli's health say they are mulling kidney transplant
Doctors who have been discussing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s future medical course have said regular dialysis may not be an option, just as Oli underwent a third haemodialysis in a little over two weeks on Saturday.
Multiple doctors, including those who have been attending to Oli, the Post spoke with said the best option will be another kidney transplant.
Samajbadi Party fails to decide on pulling out of government as Upendra Yadav appears unwilling
Samajbadi Party Nepal’s central committee meeting concluded in Kathmandu on Saturday but it failed to decide on one crucial agenda: whether to quit the government or not.
The party, born out of an alliance between Upendra Yadav’s Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai’s Naya Shakti Nepal Party, has been demanding an amendment to the constitution. While the government has failed to pay heed to its demand, the party has not been able to make a strong push for the same.
Nepal faces a tough test of increasing electricity use
Data from the Department of Customs show that the import of electric cookers, ovens, boiling rings, grillers, and roasters declined by 15 percent in the first three months of the fiscal year 2019-20 when compared to the first three months of the last fiscal.
During the review period, Nepal witnessed a fall in import of electro-thermic tea and coffee makers by 51 percent, toasters by 26 percent, wall or window-mounted air conditioning machines by 9 percent whereas the imports of electrical home and beauty care appliances such as perfume diffusers, facial steamers, hairdryers and clothing airers with — a minimum contribution to electricity consumption and irregular use pattern — has increased by 23 percent.
ANFA axes four footballers from national squad for misconduct ahead of Kuwait match in Bhutan
Nepal’s national football team left for Bhutan on Saturday without four key players, including star forward Bimal Gharti Magar to play the World Cup and Asian Cup joint qualifier match. The dropped players were found to have visited night clubs on Friday night.
Along with Gharti Magar, midfielders Anjan Bista and Santosh Tamang, and defender Dinesh Rajbanshi were dropped from the team that is set to play against Kuwait at a neutral venue in Thimpu on Tuesday.