The eighth amendment of the Education Act (2016) bars public school teachers from holding executive posts in political parties. The goal was to ensure that these teachers were not involved in active politics while they should have been teaching.
The pledge of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to invest around Rs 114 billion ($1.14 billion) for infrastructure development in Nepal can be seen as part of the implementation of China’s flagship foreign policy initiative now popularized as One Belt One Road (OBOR).
The spokesperson for Nepal Oil Cooperation (NOC) Sitaram Pokhrel was clearly trying to cover up for his bosses. He recently told Republica that NOC was unable to lower price of petroleum products significantly since “the price of petroleum products is cheaper in Nepal compared to India" and "further deduction in price will encourage cross-border smuggling”.
The festive atmosphere witnessed on Sunday during the candidate registration of the second phase of local election—now being held in Provinces 1, 5 and 7—was indicative of how eagerly people and the political parties had waited for this election.