ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Friday, December 13Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 13, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 13, 2019).
A month since Kalapani, no progress on holding talks with India
A foreign secretary-level meeting between Nepal and India to discuss the Kalapani issue is still not certain, a month since Kathmandu first sought a date.
Responding to the Post’s query on the status of Nepal’s request, Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India's Ministry of External Affairs, said on Thursday that he “cannot react at this forum”.
Polarisation deepens in Congress after Deuba fails to table plan for general convention
Factional feuds and polarisation have deepened in the Nepali Congress, which has been struggling to get back on its feet since a spectacular defeat in the 2017 elections.
On Thursday, opposing factions boycotted a Central Working Committee meeting after party President Sher Bahadur Deuba failed to table a work plan to hold the 14th General Convention.
Families are sites of love and affection but also violence and discrimination
At 23, Anita had no desire to get married. While she wanted to complete her higher studies, she was unable to go against her parents’ decisions. They had found her a man and told her that she would be lucky to be married to him.
“I was under pressure to get married so eventually, I agreed, thinking that marriage is what girls do after reaching a certain age,” Anita said in a report published by the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre, an organisation that works for women’s rights.
Doctors say Oli’s dialysis at Manmohan Centre more convenient if a machine is not installed at Baluwatar
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s 10th round of dialysis since October 31 took place at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre. Earlier, there was confusion whether he had been taken to a private hospital.
Doctors say the Manmohan centre is rather convenient for the prime minister, given its proximity with his residence in Baluwatar. After there was a sudden deterioration in Oli’s health in October-end, he was rushed to Grande Hospital where he underwent two rounds of dialysis in as many days.
Illegal extraction of riverbed materials goes unchecked in Bajhang
The practice of illegal extraction of sand, pebbles and stones in several rivers and rivulets of Bajhang district still continues. Locals say that the illegal mining, which that stands to threaten the fragile ecosystem of the region, continues because of the lackadaisical response of the authorities and the people’s representatives to this problem.
Because of the rampant extraction of riverbed materials, large-scale infrastructure like bridges and roads are at high risk of erosion. Irrigation projects too are on the verge of closure since, with haphazard extraction, the water level in the water bodies have begun to recede. The mining has also exposed arable lands to floods, say locals.