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Although the National Human Rights Commission had recommended way back in 2005 to upgrade the amenities for prisoners nothing substantial has been done about it.

 

Days after the monsoon started some deaths and devastation has been left behind by floods and landslides. The rainy season is to stay here about three months, and the high monsoon period is yet to arrive.

 

Voting on the second phase of local level election in 35 districts of the province number 1, 5 and 7 went off largely peacefully except for  sporadic incidences of violence and clashes among rival parties’ cadres and a couple of deaths related to the election held almost after a gap of 20 years.

 

Two months after the first phase of local elections, Nepal has completed the second, and more tricky, phase. This week’s polling in provinces in the Terai plains and in the far-eastern and far-western parts completed the first elections to local bodies in two decades.

 

 

The Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma has come up with a Home Administration Reform Roadmap which, according to him, would ensure that the home administration is accountable.

 

Some remote districts produce far less food than their requirements, so they are labeled as food-deficit districts.

 

Private banks and financial institutions (BFIs) have urged Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank, to reduce Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by one percent through the monetary policy for the next fiscal.

 

The cutoff of diplomatic relations by some major gulf countries with Qatar last week has put thousands of migrant workers in precarious position with the rising cost of living and the possibility of mass layoffs from the construction sites.

 

Most public enterprises operating are running at a huge loss amounting to billions of rupees. Time has come to consider whether it is necessary to keep such enterprises when the private sector can do the job better.

 

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) nabs some people from time to time and files legal cases of corruption against them in the Special Court.

 


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