A tale of neglect

This refers to the news report “President felicitates 223 toppers” (THT, Sept 9). Although as many as 223 meritorious students received different awards, Tribhuvan University authorities are still silent about the students who excelled in different faculties. As the university has still not held its convocation for pass-outs, the students who excelled in different fields from TU have been barred from their rightful rewards. Some who graduated from TU are on the verge of completing their PhDs, but they are still to get their degree certificates. And yet, the official site of the university informs “it holds the convocation every year for the regular pass-out students”. Whom should we blame for this negligence? The chancellor, vice-chancellor or

pro-chancellor ? Or the entire political system of the country?

Dr Sital Kaji Shrestha, India

Power cuts

I live in Handigaon,

Kathmandu. For the last five days our area has been suffering untimely power cuts. When the locals call ‘No-light’ section, they are rebuked by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) people. On Monday, lights went out at 6:30 pm and when the electricity supply was restored, it was 7:30 am on Tuesday. Students like me have been hit the hardest by these unannounced cuts. Is our area suffering just because there are no VVIPs living there?

Prakriti Nepal, via e-mail


This concerns the appointment of electrical engineers at NEA. The vacancies for 21 seats were announced on 2062 BS,exams conducted after 2 years in 2064 BS, and interview of 27 short-listed candidates taken after six months. But the final results are still not out. Does the NEA expect the candidates to wait for years? Many applicants have already left the country in search of better opportunities abroad. Even among the 27, students of certain communities have been heavily favoured. This might only be a coincidence, but if similar trend continues, fingers will undoubtedly be raised against NEA.

Nabin Bhandari, via e-mail

Oil woes

The prices of petroleum products are soaring even as their quality declines. Even so, there is scarcity of petroleum from time to time and people have to queue up for hours to get the

adulterated oil. The government ought to find a long-term solution to the fuel crisis.

Rebati Adhikary,NepaltarOne moreRoger Federer has capped a remarkable season (for all the wrong reasons) with a Grand Slam victory at the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York. With his fifth US Open crown, Federer is now just a Slam behind Pete Sampras who won 14 majors in his remarkable career. But like Sampras, if Federer fails to win the French Open in the next few years, he will be remembered as one of the greatest, no doubt, but not the best of them all.

Prakash Ghimire, via e-mail


Apropos of the write-up “Artists join hands for flood-hit” (THT, Sept 7), the amount collected by ‘Kehi Garoun’ at the programme at Gurukul was Rs 16,100, and not 161,000 as reported.

Suraj Pokhrel, Kehi Garoun