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ANNISU-R asks govt to address Dr KC’s demands

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KATHMANDU — All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) on Wednesday asked the government to address Dr Govinda KC’s demands and spare his life expressing its solidarity with his fast unto-death hunger strike.

Sewanta Raj Bhandari, coordinator, ANNISU-R, said on a statement that Dr KC had been staging hunger strike to end the ill practices in the medical education sector.

Dr KC, an orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, had begun his eighth fast-unto-death on July 10, demanding reforms in the medical education sector.

“The hospital administration has not been providing even minimum medical facilities to Dr KC, who is staging hunger strike with a good intention,” the statement read.

Dr KC has put forth a four-point demand, including impeachment of Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki.

He has also demanded that no new medical college be granted university affiliation for the next 10 years.

Dr KC has also demanded to amend the draft of the Medical Education Act with provisions for at least a medical college in all the provinces, free education in all government run medical colleges, withdrawal of the bill on establishing a separate medical academy are among the others.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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