ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, December 2Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 2, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 2, 2019).
In by-election results, ruling party's popularity declines but opposition is unable to capitalise
With the by-election results coming in, the ruling Nepal Communist Party and the opposition Nepali Congress have begun to take stock of how their candidates performed to gauge the political temper. The results have sent a mixed message to both the ruling party and the opposition, according to analysts. The by-elections have been largely seen as a mid-way litmus test for the parties.
The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) needs to work extra hard to maintain its credibility and popularity while the Nepali Congress needs to transform itself if it wants to maintain its relevance, leaders from both parties told the Post.
A colourful opening draws thunderous applause as South Asian Games begin
The 13th South Asian Games got underway officially on Sunday, inviting thunderous applause from thousands of enthusiasts who had gathered to watch the colourful opening ceremony.
A crowd of around 14,000 spectators, packed into the Dashrath Stadium, was spruced up just in time for the event.
The build-up to the Games had been chaotic, with the organisers coming under fire for construction delays. But a three-hour ceremony, showcasing music and dance drawing on Nepal's diverse culture, put all the bad headlines on the backburner.
Kathmandu’s Newars watch cautiously after government hints at reviving the Guthi Bill
Six months after one of the largest ever turnouts in protest of Guthi Bill, there are fears that the offending provisions could be included in a new bill currently being drafted by the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation.
Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead to the ministry to draft a new land bill that will include provisions regarding guthi management. On Thursday, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota told reporters during a weekly press conference that the government had, in principle, agreed to draft the integrated bill on land management.
Pappu Construction beset by a series of setbacks after its owner was suspended as a lawmaker
The suspension of Hari Narayan Rauniyar, founder of Pappu Construction, from the position of lawmaker last year over corruption charges, has appeared to be a turning point for his waning influence in getting contracts and saving the contracts won by his firm.
In October last year, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed a corruption case at the Special Court against Rauniyar and his son Sumit along with ten other government officials over the construction of a sub-standard bridge over Babai River at Jabbighat in Bardiya