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Bad prescription

Political appointees threaten medical schools with mission to train rural doctors KIM LAMA The only medical school in Nepal designed specially to train doctors to serve in rural areas has been paralysed by the political appointment in August of a new chief. Angry staff at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) have partially shut […]


No budget yet

The meeting between the major parties and the President to break the impasse over the budget has failed yet again. On Sunday, the leaders of NC, UML,the Maoists and the Madhesi Morcha met to discuss on UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s alternative proposals in which he requested the opposition to either agree on giving continuity […]


Maoist supremo assaulted

UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been assaulted by an ex-combatant this afternoon during the party’s refreshment program at Kathmandu’s Bhrikuti Mandap. Padam Kunwar, 25 from Baglung, slapped Dahal on his face while the Chairman was exchanging greetings with the invited guests at the tea party. After the assault, the Maoist cadres attacked Kunwar and […]


Fire makes refugees homeless

MORANG: In yet another devastating fire, large parts of the Sanischare Bhutanese Refugee Camp in Morang was razed in a fore at 10pm on Laxmi Puja on Tuesday. No one was killed in the fire that started in Sector D 3, but 60-year-old Renuka Dahal is being treated at Amda Hostapila for smoke inhalation. Some […]


President emphasises consensus

President Ram Baran Yadav called the leaders of major parties to his office for a meeting on Tuesday morning and urged them yet again to bring the budget through consensus.President’s political advisor Rajendra Dahal told Nepali Times, “The President is aware that the budget is essential at this point. So, he has urged the parties […]


Confronting one another

The talks between major political parties has ended inconclusively after NC and UML led opposition group turned down UCPN-M’s request to bring the budget in consensus. The meeting was held in Singha Durbar on Monday afternoon and was attended by top leaders of the major parties. In the meeting, Maoist Chairman repeated his proposal of […]


The reckless obstruction of the Republicans

WASHINGTON-USA: Despite a bitterly and closely fought presidential campaign fuelled by record financial backing, analysts sifting through Tuesday’s national election results are forecasting a period of introspection for the opposition Republican Party that could ease the gridlock that has gummed up Washington politics in recent years. Of particular interest will be signs of accommodation ahead […]



 

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