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UML says no to constitution amendment

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal and NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba are still hopeful that the constitution can be amended. Earlier, when Deuba and Dahal had forged an alliance under the initiative of the Indians to form the present government by toppling down the government led by KP …

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Government violating code of conduct

By Our Reporter Government has introduced a new structure of local bodies weeks after announcement of the local election date and also after implementation of the election code of conduct. The government formed a three-member task force that has unconstitutionally increased the number of the local bodies from 719 to …

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New 744 local units replace VDCs and Municipalities

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By Our Reporter The Local Body Restructuring Commission (LBRC) has submitted its final report to the government fixing the number of local units at 744 in place of the old 3,334 units– 3,117 Village Development Committees and 217 municipalities. According to the final report, among the new 744 local units …

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Government prepares to provide facilities ex-top officials

By Our Reporter Despite the court order not to provide facilities to ex-high officials, the government has registered a bill in the parliament proposing monthly pensions and other facilities for former presidents and vice presidents and others. The bill proposes monthly allowances of Rs 50,000 and Rs 40,000 for former …

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UML continues its campaign despite Rajbiraj incident

By Our Reporter The CPN-UML has given continuity to its Mechi-Mahakali campaign in western Terai despite the tragic incident in Rajbairaj last week. The UML that put off its campaign for three days following the Rajbiraj incident in which five individuals were killed in the police firing resumed its campaign …

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Dr Lohani quits party

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By Our Reporter Senior leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani quit the party on Sunday, 20 days after the unification of the Pashupati Shumsher Rana-led RastriyaPrajatantraParty and Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal. Dr Lohani, who served as national president of the party and finance minister, …

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Self-sufficiency and Buddhist economics

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By Our Reporter An interaction programme was organised on Tuesday on self-sufficiency and Buddhist economics under the financial literacy programme of the Citizens Bank International Ltd in collaboration with the Lumbini Buddhist University and Lumbini Research Centre for Understanding and Peace. On the occasion, professorWolfgang Drechsler, Chair of Governance at …

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When PM violates code of conduct

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By Our Reporter The Election Commission has, by implementing the election code from last Wednesday, prevented the Prime Minister and Ministers from using helicopters till the end of local polls. However, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had violated the code by using helicopter to fly to Kamidanda of Kavre on …

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RPP approves cow as its election symbol, nominates office bearers

Rastriya Prajatantra Party holds Central Committee meeting in Kathmandu on March 3, 2017. Photo: Mohan Shrestha/Twitter

By Our Reporter The newly-unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided pick cow as its election symbol. The second central committee meeting of the party held Friday after the general convention following unification between RPP and RPP-Nepal decided to pick the election symbol earlier used by RPP-Nepal. Some leaders of …

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President and former king in Nawalparashi

By Our Reporter President Vidya Bhandary and former King Gyanendra attended the inaugural ceremony of the Saswatdham Temple constructed by the Chaudhary Group at Dumkauli in Nawalparashi district. However, the former King was reached to the Saswatdham Temple after the President’s return. The Temple was inaugurated by the President whereas …

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