Morning Starter: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Good morning!

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


Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli

PM reshuffles his cabinet

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Shama Oli on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet. He has dismissed six ministers and three state ministers, and appointed six ministers and three state ministers in the process.

Those removed from the PM’s cabinet are Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit, Minister for Labor, Gokarna Bista, and Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Tham Maya Thapa Magar.

Minster for Industries and Commerce Matrika Yadav and Minsiter for Agriculture and Livestock Chakrapani Khanal have also been relieved of their duties along with state ministers Ram Kumari Chaudhary and Dhan Bahadur Buda.

PM Oli has appointed Basanta Nemwang as Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport and Hridayesh Tripathi as Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration.

Likewise, Parbat Gurung Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizens. Ghanashyam Bhusal has been given the responsibility of Agriculture Minister. Lekhraj Bhatta has been given the Industry Ministry, and Rameswor Raya Yadav has been appointed Minister for Labor.

Moti Dugad, Nawaraj Rawat and Rambir Manadhar have been made state ministers for industries, health and urban development respectively.

The newly-inducted ministers will be sworn-in on Thursday.

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav’s portfolio has been given to Bhanubhakta Dhakal, who was serving as the Law Minister. Yadav has been given the responsibility of the Law Ministry.


File: Paragliding above Phewa Lake

Paragliding excluded from SAG

Paragliding will not be included in the 13th South Asian Games. This comes after only two nations gave in their names to take part in the competition. Only Nepal and Pakistan had submitted their names to take part in the competition. However, three nations were mandatory to take part for the event to take place.

Four doctors recommended to lead medical education council

Four senior doctors have been recommended for the post of directors at the Medical Education Commission. Dr Ramesh Prasad Acharya, Dr Sangratna Bajracharya, Dr Dillip Sharma and Dr Aarati Shah have been recommended for the post.


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NOC to stop distributing diesel around Saptahari and Siraha

Nepal Oil Corporation’s Province 1 office has said it will stop distributing diesel to petrol pumps in order to investigate the tanker heist. Police recovered the tanker belonging to Nepal Oil Corporation, which was missing since Monday, in Ramaiyama, Kshireshwarnath-1 of Dhanusha district on Wednesday. However, the tanker, which was carrying 20,000 litre diesel, was empty. The police is now visiting all petrol pumps to see which of them have diesel when NOC is not distributing them.

NAC ups efforts to fly to Narita

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has completed its final preparation to fly to Narita in Japan. NAC officials have held discussions with the ground handling agencies at Narita Airport and upped its effort to fly to Narita by the end of December. Along with that, NAC are also holding discussions with Japanese officials to fly to other destinations in Japan.


Published on November 21st, Thursday, 2019 9:25 AM

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