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Opinion makers in the Kathmandu Press: November 5, 2017

The focus on politics seems unlikely to fade away in opinion pages of major Nepali and English broadsheet dailies published from Kathmandu as the country is heading towards key elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7. Various speculations about election results and arguments about what leadership needs to do in the future have dominated […]

Dr Govinda KC breaks fast after govt agrees to issue Medical Education Ordinance

Kathmandu, October 19 Medical education reform campaigner Dr Govinda KC on Wednesday ended his 14-day fast-unto-death after the government assured him that the Medical Education Ordinance would be issued by President Bidya Devi Bhandari to address his demands. Earlier, Dr KC had launched the indefinite hunger strike demanding that Parliament endorse the under-discussion Medical Education […]

Top leaders’ meeting to try breaking Medical Education Bill deadlock

Kathmandu, October 13 Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has called a meeting of top leaders of major political parties for Friday afternoon in a bid to find a consensual solution to the dispute regarding Medical Education Bill. Chairpersons or their representatives of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre have been called for the meeting at the […]

Minister won’t table Medical Education Bill today as UML, Maoists disagree

Kathmandu, October 12 The leftist alliance comprising the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre says it will block the government from tabling the controversial Medical Education Bill. The government is preparing to table the bill for a decision today so as to convince Dr Govinca KC to end his 13th fast-unto-death. Demanding endorsement of the bill […]

Ready to meet Dr Govinda KC’s demands, but the ball is in leftists’ court: Government

Kathmandu, October 11 The government says it is ready to address demands raised by Dr Govinda KC. However, it says the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre should make a decision on in what form they would like to pass the Medical Education Bill. Demanding the endorsement of bill as suggested by the Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led panel, […]

Dr Govinda KC to resume hunger strike today

Kathmandu, October 5 Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC is resuming his indefinite hunger strike today. Earlier last week, he had postponed citing Dashain celebrations. Dr KC is beginning the fast-unto-death demanding that Parliament pass the Medical Education Bill in line with suggestions extended by a panel headed by Kedar Bhakta […]