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Provincial and parliamentary elections have been announced for November 26 to meet the constitutional deadline of holding the elections to all three tiers of government – central, provincial and local – before January 21, 2018.

 

Cases of scrub typhus are on the rise in Chitwan district. In the past month alone a total of 105 persons were diagnosed with this disease.

 

One of the biggest hurdles the private hydropower developers face is to get clearance of forest from the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC).

 

Some health officials are reported to have ruled out the possibility of any epidemic of water-borne diseases in the flood-affected areas.

 

The death toll from the floods is on the rise. To this is added the dozens of people who have gone missing and whose fate is therefore unknown.

 

Incessant rain and landslides have killed over 50 persons and dozens are missing in various parts of the country, especially the Terai.

 

If the Legislature-Parliament passes the Medical Education Bill forwarded by the government and finalised by the parliamentary Women, Children, Elderly Citizen and Social Welfare Committee key demands of senior Dr. Govinda KC who is on a fast onto death for 11th time will not be addressed.

 

A disturbing revelation has been made by the on-site report of a sub-committee of the parliamentary International Relations and Labour Committee.

 

Nepali Army wants to invest in hydropower projects using the Army Welfare Fund in which billions of rupees have been collected.

 

Most of the problems that the country and its people suffer are mainly questions of ethics and accountability—two things that are in very short supply among our government leaders, politicians, and civil servants.

 


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