Nepali Sansar is back again with its interesting weekly round-up news headlines, this time for the week April 27-May 03, 2019.
As every time, the Himalayan nation has many key happenings in this week as well. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Nepal Top Headlines (April 27-May 03, 2019)
Continuing with its pace in ICC T20 Cricket rankings, Nepal’s position moved three ranks further to 11th position with 212 points. The improvement in ranking from the previous 14th to present 11th is attributed to the Nepali team’s 2-1 win against UAE in the last ODI series. Bangladesh has made it a step further ahead of Nepal, while Pakistan made it to the top with 286 points followed by Sri Lanka (262 points) and England (261 points) and India (260 points).
In a move introducing new style of functioning in the local education system, PM Oli on May 02, 2019 launched the ‘Model Smart School’ campaign that will promote usage of IT-based teaching system in the country. The Prime Minister launched the campaign marking the 2nd anniversary of the National IT Day. The drive has been launched from the Bishwo Shanti Secondary School in Kaski, which has officially become the first full technology-friendly IT school in Gandaki State.
In a new clean-up drive on Mount Everest, the climbing team has cleared around 3 tons of trash from Mount Everest. The trash collected by a 14-member government team included cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear.
“The clean-up campaign will be continued in the coming seasons as well. It is our responsibility to keep our mountains clean,” says Dandu Raj Ghimire, Head of Nepal’s tourism department.
Marking the 130th International Labor Day 2019 on May 01, 2019, PM Oli extended his government’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities in the country. Stating that the Prime Minister Employment Program is already under implementation, PM informed that the government officials are currently listing the unemployed Nepali citizens in all local units through a special Employment Service Center. PM also informed that the jobless citizens will receive a subsistence allowance and employment for at least 100 days in a fiscal year.
A total of 824 climbers from 100 mountaineering expedition teams have received permissions to summit 27 Himalayan peaks. According to the Tourism Department, out of the total number, 377 climbers from 39 teams were permitted to climb the Mount Everest this spring season. And, 364 foreign climbers from 34 teams are among those who received permission to scale the Everest peak. Looking at this last year, a total of 346 climbers have received permission to summit the Mount Everest.
Yes, you read It right! The government has overlooked around NPR 6.3 billion reportedly found to have been misappropriated by local NGOs. The government has failed to take necessary actions due to pressure from local NGO operators over department officials.
Transitional Justice Act has once again appeared for a serious debate. Victims of the insurgency and human rights community have urged the government to call for the amendment of the Transitional Justice Act before finalizing the officials to the two transitional justice bodies. In a press meet held in Kathmandu on May 02, 2019, conflict victims and human rights defenders accused the government of stepping back on its earlier commitment to moving the transitional justice process.
List not exhaustive, there have been many more interesting updates pertaining to Nepal in the week period, besides major ones like Nepal Budget Session FY 2019-20, Fani Cyclone, Doubled gasoline production, Visit Lumbini 2076, etc.
Stay tuned for more regular updates on Nepal!
Nepali Sansar wishes you A Happy Weekend!