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‘Revise the Bill to Amend NHRC Act’

The Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has urged the government to revise the Bill to Amend the NHRC Act 2012 saying the bill forwarded to the House of Representatives for amendment process undermines established universal human rights principles including the Paris Principles. Issuing a press statement, the NGO working in …

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Court orders transfer of govt. property to private party

Kathmandu, 9 May: Bhaktapur District Court has ordered the authorities to transfer 131 ropani [6.66 hectares] of government land to the family of Diwakar Rana. According to Republica daily, a bench of Judge Dr. Shri Prakash Upreti gave the ruling on March 5, 2019, overturning the decision of the land …

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Mayors demand scrapping of KVDA

Kathmandu, 9 May: The 18 mayors of various municipalities of the Kathmandu Valley  including two metropolitan cities have demanded that the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) ‘s dissolution as it has created impediments and interfering with the jurisdiction of local units. According to Kantipur daily,  KVDA  is  not abiding by …

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Wide- body probe committee submits report

Kathmandu, 9 May: The probe sub-committee to investigate into the irregularities and misappropriation of funds relating to purchase of two wide- body air crafts formed by the International Relations Committee of the Federal Parliament has submitted its report on Wednesday. The coordinator of the committee Deepak Prakash Bhatta submitted the …

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Indo-US backing for Yadav-Bhattarai unification

By Our Reporter The Upendra Yadav led Federal Socialist Forum and Baburam Bhattarai led Naya Shakti Party have been merged into a new party, Socialist Party Nepal. Yadav is known as a pro-West leader, whereas, Bhattarai is known as close to the Indian Congress and RAW. Furthermore, Yadav is very …

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Policy and programmes: No more but an easy imagination

By Our Economic Observer “Steamers have already started to run in our rivers, soon, we will operate ships”, this is no more than the imagination of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The government policy and programmes presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari in the Federal Parliament on 3 May is …

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H5N1 avian influenza in Kathmandu.

The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed the first human death in Nepal. by organising a press meet at the ministry on Thursday. According to the ministry, the patient died on March 29 while undergoing treatment. The patient was admitted in a hospital on 24 March.

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Transit and transportation agreement with China a milestone: Minsiter Baskota

By Our Reporter Gokul Baskota, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, addressing the weekly press conference on last Thursday said that Nepal’s desire to create its own international image and presence was fulfilled after Nepal signed a protocol with China to implement the Transit and Transport Agreement inked earlier. The …

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Kantipur Media Group enjoying special privilege

Kathmandu, 8 May: Kantipur Media Group (KMG) is enjoying special privilege from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology while importing newsprint from abroad. According to Jana Aastha vernacular weekly, the Group is importing newsprint just paying 1 percent customs duty whereas the customs tariff in import of newsprint is …

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Industries deny to pay

Kathmandu, 8 May: The industrialists have accused the Nepal Electricity Authority of having billed them ‘illegally’ for the past three years for using regular electricity supply through dedicated feeders and trunk lines. They have denied to pay the bill amount as well. The state-owned power utility said that certain factories …

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