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Deliberation of Sexual Harrassment Bill in workplace

KATHMANDU: Deliberations began on the Bill designed to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace at the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Women, Children, Elderly citizens and the differently abled here today. Speaking at the meeting held at Singha Durbar, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Nilam KC emphasized on the need to bring the bill into practice after having it endorsed by the parliament in order to put an end to violence against women, considering the increasing incidents of violence at the workplace. She also stressed that the workplace needs to be made gende...
Published On: 2014-09-17

CA condoles Bogati's death

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) today endorsed condolence resolution expressing deep sorrow over the demise of its former member Post Bahadur Bogati. At commencement of the meeting, CA Chair Subas Nembang tabled a resolution of condolence, expressing sorrow over the demise over former CA member and UPCN-Maoist Vice Chairman Bogati and extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. The resolution was approved by the meeting unanimously. The meeting observed a minute's silence to mourn late Bogati and wished for eternal peace to the departed soul. Then, the...
Published On: 2014-09-17

Fake credential case against former SI

KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Wednesday filed a fake credential case at the Special Court against a former Sub-Inspector of the Nepal Police. Issuing a statement today, the anti-graft constitutional body said that Ganga Bahadur Thapa submitted a fake certificate of Intermediate level acquired from Higher Education Council, Regional office, Baranasi, India for the purpose of promotion. The Commission demanded actions against him as per Section 16(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2002. ...
Published On: 2014-09-17

Comprehensive reparations measures a must

KATHMANDU: There is an urgent need to adopt comprehensive reparations measures to heal the scars left by the decade-long conflict and human rights abuses in Nepal, an international expert on reparative justice system has said. Taking to this daily in the capital, Ruben Carranza, director of the Reparative Justice Programme at the New York-based International Centre for Transitional Justice, stressed that Nepal should adopt comprehensive, broad-based, inclusive as well as integrated reparations process. “Interim relief programmes could be a part but they can’t substitute the repar...
Published On: 2014-09-16

Make travel during festivals safer‚ authorities told

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the development committee of the Legislature-Parliament held today dwelt on ways to create safer and more comfortable environment for people travelling in public vehicles during the festive season. Stating that festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhath and Bakr’Eid are peak travel season, lawmakers have directed the Department of Transport Management, Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads and Traffic Police Directorate to give due consideration to travel safety. The committee has also told the authorities to formulate action plan of c...
Published On: 2014-09-16

Foreign minister leaves for Maldives

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey left for the Maldives today to hand over Prime Minister Sushil Koirala’s invitation to Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to take part in the 18th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu. The Summit of eight members of the South Asian bloc is being held on November 22-27. Since Yameen is the incumbent chair of SAARC, it is customary to extend the first invitation to him. From the Maldives, Minister Pandey will visit Colombo where he will call on and extend the invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Septemb...
Published On: 2014-09-16

Govt urged to support cancer patient

KATHMANDU: Nepal Cancer Relief Society today said that the relief amount provided by the government for cancer patients was insufficient for their treatment and called on the government to consider increase the amount. At a function organised to mark NCRS’s 32nd anniversary, NCRS Chairman Lokendra Kumar Shrestha said, “The government has been providing Rs 100,000 each to financially disadvantaged cancer patients, but this is not enough for their treatment.” He urged the government either to provide at least Rs 2,00,000 or free treatment to cancer patients. According to expe...
Published On: 2014-09-16

IN BRIEF: Backing to statute bid

KATHMANDU: The international community and all diplomatic missions based in Kathmandu said on Tuesday that they were united in supporting the efforts from all political parties and key stakeholders to write a new constitution. At a meeting at UN House in Pulchowk, ambassadors of all five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the European Union, Japan and Germany as well as Deputy Chief of Mission of India, and envoys of 22 countries, facilitated by UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick, were of the view that they were united in support to Nepal in her bid to write a constitution. &l...
Published On: 2014-09-16

TUTH vandalised after woman dies

KATHMANDU: Tension ran high in TU Teaching Hospital in Maharjgunj this morning after some people angry at the death of a new mother vandalised the hospital property. The kin of the deceased new mother resorted to violence accusing doctors involved in the treatment of negligence. Dharana Tamang, 24, of Kaski, who was admitted to the hospital on August 31, died while undergoing treatment at around 10:40pm yesterday. She had given birth to a baby girl after a surgery. The baby girl is normal. According to DSP Sanu Ram Bhattarai, in-charge of Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, some win...
Published On: 2014-09-16

CONTEMPT OF COURT CASE: Kantipur furnishes explanation

KATHMANDU: Chairman and Managing Director of Kantipur Publications Kailash Sirohiya and Director Swastika Sirohiya and Kantipur daily’s Editor-in-Chief Sudheer Sharma and reporter Ghanashyam Khadka today furnished their written explanations in relation to a contempt of court case they are facing. According to a source of the apex court, they have claimed in their respective written explanations that they did not have any intention to disrespect the court and that the only intention of printing the news, articles and editorials that are in question was to help bring reforms in the judic...
Published On: 2014-09-16