Free from politics

Hats off to CoAS Katawal, Gen. Khadka and Gen. Gurung! Your message of “Unity” was not only highly appreciated by the “people” but also gave hope that at least there is one institution in Nepal that is still intact and not divided by politics. The “people” are tired of the divided act played by irresponsible leaders, who should be playing the responsible role of uniting “people”. The three of you have shown your magnanimity in putting the institution above “self”.

Why don’t we, in other professions demonstrate the same integrity. Let us not be lured by the carrot dangled before us by outside Robin Hoods. Let us keep our work place free from politics and

outside interference.

Yogendra Sakya, Ace Hotels & Resort, C/O Hotel Ambassador, Lazimpat


This is in reference to the article “Glowing Stars” (THT, April 29) about the increasing recession impact in the nation and the price flexibility over here. It is sure that recession has affected the nation, but the price rise of every commodity cannot be the obvious result. What is the reason behind all the price rise? The reason might simply be the profit motive of the entrepreneurs. If the central bank also cannot understand why the prices are increasing, then it becomes a greater mystery. It is terrific trauma for the common man. As the valley covers the population which comprises mostly the people who are struggling in their own way, the price rise would make their lives rather difficult. The government should take appropriate action rather than only distributing


Pratima Thapa, New Baneshwor

Huge crisis

It seems that Nepal is a nation of scarcities. Time to time the shortages of petroleum products to electricity and other basic commodities occur. It is not just only a commodity crisis, it seems that there is a huge crisis in policy making, law and order and smooth functioning of the government. The crime rate is climbing up day by day and more often common citizens hear controversial statements from the government rather than an effective development plan and policy, though God has gifted us such a beautiful country.

Manoj Thapa, via e-mail


This is in reference to the editorial “ What now?” (THT, April 29). It is really sad to see the growing fight between government and PABSON relating to the education fees. I really can’t understand why the Ministry of Education and the government are seen to be paralyzed when it comes to sorting out the issue. The exorbitant school fees are huge burden on the guardians. It is our misfortune that the health and education institutes are the places where money matters are prioritized. In developed countries there is free education and health services. If students in Australia want to study in a very good institute they actually can pay for college education after finding lucrative jobs later on, after the completion of their studies. This makes matters

easier. This kind of government policy gives opportunity to every citizen to study without any

worry such as the one about the fees. The schools in Nepal which have been running in the private sector are not matching their standard with the amount they charge. It is laudable that the government is now taking steps to monitor the schools to see whether or not they have been fulfiling their benchmark standards. I highly recommend that the same thing be done for plus-two colleges. The government will certainly find out many plus-two colleges are charging unreasonable

fees without raising their standard either.

Shiva Neupane, Melbourne, Australia.

Very slow

This is in reference to the news item “No desk to screen passengers at TIA” (THT, April 29). The news clearly shows how reckless the government is regarding the citizens’ health. Swine flu, which has been ranked 3rd in the WHO epidemic level ranking, is spreading far more quickly with possible victims all over the world. Our health ministry should be taking urgent action in this regard. Instead they are simply leaving it for tomorrow and there is no medical desk at TIA. The

government must be concerned about this and take immediate measures. Otherwise, there is high possibility of swine flu’s entry in the country with fatal results.

Samar Khen Shrestha, via e-mail