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New law envisions teaching council to test teachers' qualification and issue licence

Kathmandu, Feb. 17 -- The government is working to set up an entity that will test the qualification of teachers before issuing licences for them to take up a teaching profession. This process, accord... Read More


Education Ministry needs Rs 5b to fund teacher redundancy programme

Kathmandu, Feb. 14 -- The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has sought Rs 5 billion from the Finance Ministry to fund its golden handshake scheme for temporary teachers who have failed the... Read More


Government nod for tech university after prominent communist leader Madan Bhandari

Kathmandu, Feb. 13 -- The government has endorsed the formation order to establish a university after prominent communist leader Madan Bhandari. The university will solely focus on technical education... Read More


Ministry asks staff to not partake in programmes without consent

Kathmandu, Feb. 13 -- Two months after issuing a stern code of conduct for employees regarding their social media and mobile phone use, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has directed i... Read More


Millions of students affected by Chand-led Maoist party's strike

Kathmandu, Feb. 8 -- Millions of students-from pre-primary to university level-were affected on Thursday as most of the academic institutions remained closed due to a strike called by the student wing... Read More


Chairman and a member of truth commission to quit

Kathmandu, Feb. 6 -- The chairman and a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, one of two transitional justice bodies, said they would resign after the House of Representatives endorses th... Read More


Khokana will remain Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway entry point

Kathmandu, Feb. 5 -- Despite reservations from a section of locals and conservationists, the Korean company tasked with preparing the detailed project report of the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway has fixe... Read More


In education, Kathmandu wants to hold sway over local governments

Kathmandu, Feb. 3 -- Over a year has passed since the country embarked on the journey of federalism with elected governments taking charge, but the central government is still taking steps-one after a... Read More


Ministry consults conflict victims on justice process

Kathmandu, Feb. 2 -- The government has started consultation with the conflict victims to find a solution to the ongoing deadlock in the investigation of war-era crimes. Law Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dha... Read More


Crucial bills may hit snag if opposition continues obstruction

Kathmandu, Feb. 1 -- Some crucial bills may hit a snag if the Nepali Congress continues its protests in Parliament. Earlier the Congress party was protesting against the government move of scrapping ... Read More