Author: Himalaya Post

Government’s directive to adopt high alertness to prevent spread of coronavirus

The government has issued directives for adopting high alertness to check the spread of the coronavirus in Nepal. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has issued a 12-point directive today following instructions for the same from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Ministry’s spokesperson Rudra Singh Tamang said the directive has been issued after holding discussions on the precaution, awareness and coordination to be adopted to prevent the impact of the coronavirus on public health and the country’s tourism sector in the context of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. According to him, directives have been issued to set...

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State Assembly members blame the bill as repressive

Members of Sudur Paschim State Assembly have stressed the need to make correction on the Bill designed to manage Radio, FM and Television broadcasting-2076, saying the bill is repressive. Taking part in discussion on the bill in the meeting of State Assembly held on Monday, state assembly members argued that including a provision of curtailing the press freedom was against the Constitution. They said that bill should be brought only after formulating Communication Policy and press should be made accountable and transparent to manage and regulate Radio, FM and Television. Responding to queries raised during the discussion, Minister for...

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CIT not for earning profit: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the way would be paved for the Citizen’s Investment Trust (CIT) to expand its investment in the capital market. He expressed his hope the company will increase its investment in the capital market through its subsidiary companies which would help the company for its strengthening in addition to the market expansion. Taking part in discussions today about the bill to amend the CIT Act, 2047 BS in a meeting of the Federal Parliament’s Finance Committee, he said the government was planning to upscale CIT investment in capital market by establishing its...

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Lawmakers divided over trade union rights in civil service

The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the parliament has directed the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to do more homework regarding the bills on formation, operation, and terms of reference of federal civil service. The parliamentary meeting today failed to forge consensus on the issues following the dissenting views of the lawmakers over the trade union rights to the civil servants. Some lawmakers at the meeting viewed to end the provision of trade union in the civil service. The Committee chair Shashi Shrestha directed the ministry to bring the bill after holding further discussions. Likewise,...

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Speaker Sapkota declares himself independent

Soon after assuming the post of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nepal Communist Party leader Agni Prasad Sapkota has announced of giving up the general membership of the party. The announcement has been made in order to assume the role of the speaker in an independent and impartial manner. “Henceforth, I declare that I am no longer involved in any responsibility under the NCP with effect from today, reads a statement issued by the Speaker here today.”I hereby inform of my disassociation as member of the NCP.” A standing committee member of the ruling NPC, leader Sapkota...

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