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Bishnu Prasad Aryal



Sajha chief Sharma demands Rs 400m from govt

September 16, 2017 01:36 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: A few board members including Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairman and general manager (GM), of Sajha Prakashan recently approached Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha, demanding Rs 400 million to pay the loans of the state-owned publishing house.

TU body without member-secretary for 3 months

September 15, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Prime Minister and Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU) Sher Bahadur Deuba and Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of TU, have ignored the issue of appointing the member-secretary of the TU Service Commission, the university's staff recruiting body, though the position went vacant nearly three months ago.

Woman dies after sinus surgery at Om

September 14, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: A woman from Shankar Nagar of Butwal has died on Wednesday four days after undergoing a surgery for sinus-related problems at Om Hospital, Kathmandu. The deceased has been identified has Kamala Bhattarai, 40.

MoE now asks Sajha chief why he shouldn't be sacked

September 13, 2017 04:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Unsatisfied with the clarifications furnished by Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairman and general manager of Sajha Prakashan, the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Tuesday sought further clarifications asking  'why he should not be sacked'.

PAC preparing to grill DPM Shrestha for inaction against Sajha chief

September 11, 2017 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, September 11: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament is said to be preparing to grill Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha for his disinterest in taking any action against corruption-accused chairman and general manager (GM) of Sajha Prakashan, Dolindra Prasad Sharma.

19 students die, 1 million still unable to go to school in flood-hit districts

September 2, 2017 03:49 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Nearly one million school going children are still deprived of the teaching-learning process in the southern plains of the country due to the recent floods. According to preliminary details collected by the Ministry of Education (MoE), 228 schools were damaged while 19 students died of floods that ravaged many districts on August 12 onwards.

KNMC misled NMC about its capital

August 31, 2017 06:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: It has been revealed that Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC) kept the Nepal Medical Council (NMC) in the dark by submitting a misleading report about its paid-up and authorized capital.

MoE panel recommends sack for Sajha board

August 23, 2017 04:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A report of the  panel formed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to look into irregularities at Sajha Prakashan has recommended the sacking of its board members and initiation of further action against them.

Rs 1.1 trillion centralized school program at odds with federalism

August 10, 2017 03:19 AM

KATHMANDU, August 10: At a time when the donor-influenced school sector reform program (SSRP) has bitten the dust, the government has extended its Rs 1.1 trillion School Sector Development Program (SSDP) for another seven years. SSDP is being vehemently criticized as a centrally imposed program against the spirit of federalism.

Sajha chief incoherent under questioning by MPs

August 5, 2017 08:55 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairperson and general manager of  Sajha Prakashan, was incoherent when grilled by lawmakers over irregularities at the  state-owned publishing house during discussions at the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Friday.

Wife of probe panelist lands job at Sajha

August 3, 2017 03:45 AM

KATHMANDU, August 2: In what may be considered conflict of interest, Dolindra Prasad Sharma, the chairman and general manager of Sajha Prakashan is learnt to have given a job to the wife of a member of a panel formed to probe irregularities at the publishing house.

Amid controversy, Sajha board members to visit Japan Aug 9-16

August 1, 2017 07:49 AM

KATHMANDU, July 31: At a time when the Ministry of Education (MoE) has formed a panel to probe into the alleged irregularities at Sajha Prakashan, a seven-member team including three board members of the state-owned publishing house is visiting Japan from August 9 to 16 under the sponsorship of Sajha Prakashan.

+2 schools bar students from taking subjects of their interest

July 17, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 16: Almost all schools operating Grades 11 and 12 have forced their students to choose subjects against their interest at a time when the classes of Grade 11 are scheduled to begin this week.

Postgraduates in medicine approach power centers to get license after failing NMC test

July 15, 2017 03:34 AM

KATHMANDU, July 14: Dozens of post-graduate (PG) degree holders in medicine have been accused of visiting power centers including influential political leaders, former ministers and their aides to get license from Nepal Medical Council (NMC) after they failed the tests taken by the NMC.

Same medical equipment but price gap of Rs 50m for 2 hospitals

July 13, 2017 02:15 AM

KATHMANDU, July 12:  Medical equipment supply to hospitals by some contractors shows  how irregularities are perpetrated by  government officials and the contractors.

Bir to buy high-end radiotherapy machine for US$4.1m

July 4, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 4: Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest government hospital in the country, is again planning to buy a radiotherapy machine at a cost of US$ 4.1 million, an amount that is enough to  purchase three such machines.

What next after SEE

June 23, 2017 09:40 AM

KATHMANDU, June 22: Education is supposed to make you an expert, specialist, scientist, doctor, manager, administrator or teacher among others. However, the society and family expect their wards to be a successful person by earning enough money upon completion of their degree.

Is it ethical for teachers to take to politics?

June 21, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 21: As many as 1,000 teachers across the country resigned from their posts to contest the local body elections, indicating how far school teachers are active in politics.

Are blood transfusions to patients in Nepal safe?

June 14, 2017 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Blood transfusion to patients in Nepal takes place without the blood being irradiated [exposed to radiation],  although this is against WHO rules.  According to  officials at the Ministry of Health,  blood meant for transfusion must be irradiated as per  international practice. The blood is sterilized through irradiation to make it safe from disease.

No high-quality lab to test drugs for market

June 8, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 8: The government has shown gross negligence over the  quality of medicines the public uses. Hundreds of medicines are available in the market, but the government has yet to set up a laboratory to test the quality of the medicines.