Inexcusable mistake

This refers to the news “TU shocker for MA examinees” published in THT on November 12 regarding the publication of the question paper of another subject (Rural Community

Development) on the back of the question papers of the students appearing for MA (second year) exams in Rural Political Economy of Nepal at Tribhuvan University.

This is a case of sheer negligence on the part of the authorities and shows the laxity of the TU faculty, as they are supposed to check the papers thoroughly before they are sealed. What

were the authorities at the examination department of TU doing while two question papers of two different subjects were being printed on the same leaf. This is an inexcusable mistake. It should not be repeated.

Pradeep Kandel, National College of Engineering

News ban

Those FM stations that used to air BBC news have stopped broadcasting it after the King’s February 1 move. Though the public can still listen to several Nepal-related BBC programmes, the FM stations stopped the news and play music instead to cover the news time. It is shameful that the government is trying to curb the people’s right to information by blocking

regular news broadcasts.

Ramesh Kumar Adhikary, via e-mail


This refers to the news “Lawoti for reconciliation between king, parties” published in THT on

November 12. The report quotes RPP leader Padma Sundar Lawoti as saying that the country is moving backwards towards regression due to the egoistic tendency of the King, the Maoists and the political parties. The Annapurna Post, however, quotes Lawoti as saying that the firm

stance of the King, the Maoists and the parties has given grounds for increased foreign

interference. The two reports seem to give different versions. And that’s misleading.

Apparently, your newspaper would have translated report filed from the district-based reporter. If so, the confusion should be clarified.

Raju Lama, Kupondol, Lalitpur


The popularity of cricket has skyrocketed in Nepal, yet your daily seems unnecessarily biased

towards football, a sport which has done no wonders for the country. THT features top sportsmen in the Saturday edition, but I have noticed no other sportsperson other than footballers, why? In spite of all the media attention and the hype, Nepali football has never managed to better its ranking and has always been rated in the top 50s from the bottom in the FIFA ratings. Cricket has not only united our country at times, but has also earned a lot of attention (BBC’s week in Cricket had a comment on Nepali cricket recently) and we should understand that if CAN can invite India and Pakistan to play in our country, we can earn

millions from sponsors and advertisers. Thus, cricket can generate more money than any other industry. We can develop cricket not only as a sport but also as a successful industry. Nepal can earn millions in revenue if we can just tap the huge Indian market through cricket.

Bharat Shah, Birgunj