Base for attaining peace, prosperity sought
A base for attaining durable peace and prosperity should be built, following the completion of the elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for late this year, stressed participants of a program here today.
An end to impunity and effective implementation of the rule of law should be focused along with the enforcement of the constitution so as to empower the people and make the country prosperous, they said while taking part in an interaction programme organized by the Central Department of Conflict, Peace and Development, Tribhuvan University.
Similarly, TU Rector Dr Sudha Tripathi was of the view of promoting skill-oriented and vocational education system.
Dean of TU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pro Dr Shiva Lal Bhusal, stressed the need of discontinuing aid programmes funded by foreign agencies for their self-interests and thus involving local levels in infrastructure building efforts.
Programme coordinator Prof Dr Hemraj Subedi said corruption had been rampant in the country due to lack of balance in social justice and distribution system, adding that development was not possible without corruption control.
During the programme, Nar Bahadur Thapa presented a working paper on the role of economic policy in peacebuilding, Dr Khadga KC on foreign policy and Prof Dr Bindu Pokhrel on women's participation in post-conflict development endeavors in Nepal. RSS
Curfew in Birtamod lifted
A curfew order that was into force in Birtamod, Jhapa for the past four days, following the death of a protestor in police firing, was withdrawn from this afternoon. A meeting of the District Security Coordination Committee took a decision to this effect, said Chief District Officer Rishiram Tiwari.
8 killed in Udayapur road accident
As many as eight persons have died when a TATA sumo jeep skidded off the road and fell around 400 meters down at Katari Municipality-11 in Udayapur Monday. They were killed on the spot.
Seven killed, six injured in Gulmi microbus accident
Seven people were killed, six others injured and two were missing when a passenger microbus met with an accident at Gulmi Durbar rural municipality ward no 4 in Gulmi district today.
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3 killed, 5 injured in Gulmi microbus accident
At least three people have been killed and five others are injured when a microbus fell off a cliff at Gulmi Durbar rural municipality-4 of Gulmi district.
Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-Ã -vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
To dogs, with love
Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.
Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance
Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.
Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal
What we need to learn from Thailand?
Thailand is a developing country. But it seemed like a developed country at first sight. It is hard to believe that Thailand is a developing country. There are big buildings, and clean and broad roads. The city is clean with no trace of pollution.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.