Morning Starter: Monday, November 18, 2019

Good morning!

Here’s a quick summary of important, ignored and interesting reports from Sunday to kick-start your day:


File: KP Sharma Oli

PM Oli likely to reshuffle Cabinet today

Prime Minister KP Oli is making preparations to reshuffle the Cabinet on Monday. However, sources did not clarify which minister will be replaced and by whom. NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal held discussions with PM Oli regarding this issue. Both are in agreement to reshuffle the Cabinet.

Sources also added that PM Oli would be undergoing a kidney transplant upon the recommendation of his doctors. He had undergone dialysis, the third time in the past month, on Saturday.

Nijgadh airport will be completed in five years: Minister Bhattarai

Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai has said that aeroplanes will start flying from Nijgadh airport by 2025. Speaking at a programme in Bara on Monday, Minister Bhattarai assured the locals that the airport would be ready in the next five years. He further added that there was no other alternative to Nijgadh and shared that a budget of Rs 150 billion had already been set aside for the project.


File: Construction works are underway for the Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track.

Nepal Army using drones to monitor fast track work

Nepal Army, which has been constructing the Kathmandu-Terai fast track, has been using drones to monitor the progress of the project. The army has stepped up the procedure to monitor the project as the donors of the project have been finalised following the detailed project report. The army is also planning to use other technologies to monitor the project.

Names of proposed chiefs of transitional justice bodies to be announced on Monday

The meeting of the committee constituted to recommend the names of officer-bearers for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) are all set to publicise the recommended names on Monday and call for grievance redressal.

Committee member Sharmila Karki said that the committee would announce the names for both the transitional justice bodies on Monday. The office bearers will be given a period of five days in case anyone files complaints against them, which, she said, would help make a final recommendation.


Sandeep impressive in T-10 league, Paras hits winning runs

Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has given an impressive performance in the T-10 league by picking up two wickets against Bangla Tigers. In his allotted two overs, Lamichhane picked up two wickets giving away only nine runs. However, his team still lost.

On the other hand, former Nepali cricket captain Paras Khadka has hit the winning runs for his Team Abu Dhabi. Chasing 93 against Northern Warriors, Khadka hit the winning runs for his team with nine balls to spare.

Jomsom – Koral road closed for maintenance

Jomsom-Korola road of Mustang under the Kaligandaki Corridor Road Project will be closed to expand the road section from Samar to Jho River, starting November 21, for three days.

After a meeting under the chairmanship of Chief District Officer Bed Prasad Aryal, it is decided that the road will be widened for better traffic management and explosives will be used for further expansion. The notice has been sent out in advance in order to facilitate the travel of the tourists coming to Upper Mustang and other local residents, Project Chief Mukunda Adhikari said.

Published on November 18th, Monday, 2019 10:06 AM

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