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Drugs smuggling flourishes along Nepal-India border

SANTOSH SINGH
SARLAHI, July 28: Despite years of ongoing efforts to curb illegal smuggling of drugs, security forces deployed along the Nepal-India border are far from being able to stop the activities. The open and porous border between the two neighboring countries has been providing an ideal passage for smugglers since decades, the police officials say.

The districts located mostly in the mid-Tarai region of the country have turned into a major transit points for peddling narcotics. The checkposts along the road connecting Sarlahi, Rautahat and Mahotari districts to the Indian villages and towns have earned a reputation of smuggling hub. [More]

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Why Nepal’s Constitution-making should be outsourced to Google.

Louise Aronson makes a convincing case for ´robot caregivers´ for old patients. Writing in The New York Times, the idea of robot caregivers, says the Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, "may sound like an oxymoron," but since most of us don´t live in an "ideal world" she suggests robots do this—often "tedious, awkwardly intimate and physically and emotionally exhausting"—work.

But Aronson perhaps does not know that taking care of the elderly is a walk in the park compared to the truly Herculean task of writing the Constitution of the newest federal democratic republic on the block. Just ask our overworked lawmakers. No fewer than 601 of our best and the brightest toiled, day and night, for four long years, and yet the Constitution eluded them. But Gorkhaliko chora-chori don’t give up so easily. No sir! They valiantly elected another Assembly to complete the remaining ‘10 percent’ and are reportedly having sleepless nights fretting how they can best serve the people. Exhausted by the morning, they rather sleep during the day, which is exactly why they are not seen inside the assembly halls during useless discussions. Poor sods! My heart goes out to them.

 
PAC head to be elected Friday
MYREPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, July 28: Six months after the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly was held, preparations have started for picking the heads of eleven parliamentary committees. The parliament secretariat on Monday has published a schedule, according to which the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee is set to be elected through a vote on Friday morning.

According to sources at parliament secretariat, Speaker Subas Nembang is working to publish the dates for the election of the heads of the remaining committees on Wednesday. The speaker has reportedly asked the leaders of the major political parties to decided among themselves as to who will head which committees. Nembang had held a meeting with chief whips of major political parties on Monday morning and told them to be ready for the election.   [More]
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