ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Thursday, November 21Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 21, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (November 21, 2019).
Dahal to command party while Oli will remain prime minister for the full term
A Wednesday meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party secretariat finally decided to give Pushpa Kamal Dahal something he has long demanded—the Nepal Communist Party. Dahal, who was party co-chair alongside Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, will now be executive chairman of the ruling party while Oli will continue in his Singha Durbar office and run the government.
Medical colleges overcharge students by the millions but face no consequences
Students have long complained of the unnecessarily exorbitant fees that private medical colleges charge, but in June, the colleges themselves admitted as much before a parliamentary sub-committee.
After students complained that private schools were not abiding by governmental regulations regarding fees, a sub-committee at the Parliamentary Education and Health Committee had called the schools to discuss the matter.
Nepal reaffirms commitment to eliminating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour
Nepal has renewed its pledge to eradicate forced labour, human trafficking and child labour in line with the targets of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On the opening day of a three-day Asia Regional Conference of Alliance 8.7, a global partnership that strives to eliminate all forms of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour in member countries, the Nepal government reiterated its pledge to eradicate these social evils.
Pokhara Stadium is getting a massive facelift as it gears up for the 13th South Asian Games
Pokhara Stadium, one of the major venues for the upcoming 13th South Asian Games, which Nepal is hosting from December 1 to 10, is getting a facelift.
Power stations report drop in output due to reduced water level
The dry season has barely started, but Nepal's hydropower projects are already seeing a fall in electricity generation, with some plants reporting a 43 percent drop in output.
Almost all power stations are run-of-the-river types, and production falls sharply between mid-December and mid-January when the water level in the rivers recedes revealing bare rock.