The no-trust motion has already been endorsed by nearly 350 members in a House that has an effective strength of 598.
Drama unfolding very soon …
Drama unfolding very soon …
A new report published today by Amnesty International reveals how members of the indigenous Tharu community in Nepal’s Tarai plains were subjected to arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment at the hands of the police in connection with the killings of eight security personnel and a child in Tikapur, Kailali district, on 24 August 2015.
Jul 23, 2016- The Cabinet on Friday decided to implement “Clean Feed System” on foreign pay TV channels telecast in Nepal. The move is expected to benefit the domestic advertising market, media and related businesses. “Clean Feed” is a transmission of broadcast content without advertisement. Nepali advertising agencies had long been demanding introduction of such a policy, stating unrestricted transmission of advertisements by foreign TV channels hindered growth of domestic media and advertising industry. The Ministry of Information and Communication said the policy will be implemented fully within a year. Secretary at the ministry Dinesh Thapaliya said an action plan will be prepared within mid-September by holding talks with all the stakeholders, and three regulations, including the Broadcasting Regulation, will be amended within mid-October to implement the “Clean Feed Policy”.
June 28, 2016
National food safety laws are coming in for attention around the world and the latest to look at changes is Nepal. The government in Kathmandu wants to amend its Food Safety Act to broaden the definition of food and define more types of malpractice in food trade. The changes in the law are being designed to control food adulteration and “other wrongdoings.” A spokesman for the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) said the changes will involve all types of edibles, but not tobacco or cosmetics.
A joint team of the Nepal Law Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called on Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office on Monday. Vice Chairman of the Nepal Law Commission Bhesh Raj Sharma led the visiting eight-member Nepalese delegation, while Mike Robson the FAO team. Food security and people’s rights to foods were widely discussed in the meeting, said a parliament secretariat release. Besides, civic rights, political rights, health and education came up for discussion. Dr Shirin, also chairperson of the commonwealth parliamentary association, said Bangladesh has been able to have food surplus due to various policies taken for the food security by the government. She said Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in production and supply of foods.
Political parties have less than three months to resolve three issues — integration of Maoist combatants, form of government, federalism — that will shape state structure for years to come. Five years after a peace accord marked the end of a decade long civil war, Nepal’s political transformation has entered its final phase. On May 27, 2012, the term of the Constituent Assembly — extended four times beyond its original two-year term — will expire. And this time, politicians will not find it easy to give the CA another lease of life due to a judicial stricture. The Supreme Court (SC) has declared that the current extension is final, and if the constitution is not promulgated, there should be another election or referendum. There is also rising popular pressure to wrap up the prolonged transition, which has been accompanied by abysmal service delivery.
As analyzed by The Hindu – http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/article2964646.ece?homepage=true
The Supreme Court’s refusal to register the review petition on its verdict on the Constituent Assembly’s term has courted controversy with major parties speaking for and against the SC’s decision. See major views at: http://www.nepalnews.com/home/index.php/voxpop/15938-the-supreme-courts-refusal-to-register-the-review-petition-on-its-verdict-on-the-constituent-assemblys-term-has-courted-controversy-with-major-parties-speaking-for-and-against-the-scs-decision.html
As the Judicial Council (JC) starts probe into the Supreme Court recommendation for action against the then Special Court judges who gave clean chit to former minister JP Gupta in a corruption case, the constitutional body has opened files of some 200 complaints against more than 60 judges. More at: http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/03/02/capital/jc-shortlists-complaints-against-12-judges/349817.html