ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Tuesday, November 19Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 19, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 19, 2019).
Despite officials’ bold statements to constituencies, little diplomatic progress has been made on Kalapani
Despite government officials, including the prime minister and several sitting ministers, issuing strongly-worded statements regarding Kalapani, there has been little headway on the political and diplomatic front when it comes to pursuing Nepal’s interests along its western border with India.
On Sunday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli asked India to remove its army from Nepali territory—but at a meeting of the Nepal Communist Party young wing, not during any bilateral forum or directly to the Indian government. Similarly, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and three former prime ministers—Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal—have also issued statements regarding India’s inclusion of the territory of Kalapani within its borders.
Chinese scholar says Nepal shouldn’t fear China while warning it will crush Hong Kong protests
A visiting Chinese scholar, who has long extolled the Chinese model of governance and development, has said Nepal shouldn’t be afraid of the Communist Party of China and that China trusts Nepal to handle its concerns.
There is much for Nepal to learn from the Chinese experience, said Zhang Weiwei, a professor of international relations and director of the China Institute at Fudan University, of which Xi Jinping Thought is a “summary”. Zhang, however, said that China did not want to impose its ideas on others and that “each and every country should find its own way to success.”
Referring to Chinese concerns about Tibetan refugees in Nepal, Zhang said that the Chinese government trusts that the Nepal government knows “how to handle this issue”.
After deal between parties, selection panel publishes list of probable candidates for transitional justice bodies
Three days after an agreement among the parties on the names to lead the two transitional justice commissions, the recommendation committee on Monday published a list of 61 probable candidates, including those who were relieved of their duties in April, for member’s posts.
Following criticism from different quarters, including conflict victims and rights activists, that chairpersons and the members of the two commissions failed to perform their duties during their four-year tenure, the government had decided to bid farewell to them through an amendment to the existing Transitional Justice Act.
When nature calls, where do you go in Kathmandu?
Even though Nepal has been declared a fully open defecation free country earlier in September this year, people continue to relieve themselves outdoors. And many say the situation in the federal capital, Kathmandu, is worse.
According to a survey, there are 11 public toilets in Lalitpur Metropolitan City, 10 in Kirtipur Municipality, and six in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality. But none of them meets the proper sanitation measures.
But with no better option around, people are forced to use these filthy toilets.