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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.