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School principal killed in road accident

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Feb 22, Urlabari : A school teacher was killed in road accident at Keraun-1 in Morang today. The deceased has been identified as Meghanath Ojha. He was a principal of Janata Secondary School based in Pathari Sanischare-5, police said. The accident happened near the Chisang Bridge when a passenger bus (Ko 1 Kha 5446)) hit his motorcycle (Ko 16 Pa 2197) from behind. The 60-year-old school head teacher breathed his last in course of treatment at Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar. Pillion rider Dambar Chemjong,45, has been critically injured in the accident. Police have taken the bus driver under control along with his vehicle for further investigations into the case, Area Police Office, Pathari's Police Inspector Rajan Karki......

UML Chair Oli instructs parliamentarians to be responsible

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has instructed his party's parliamentarians to present themselves in the Parliament responsibly. At a joint meeting of the parliamentary party and parliamentary department held at Legislature-Parliament at New Baneshwar today, UML Chair Oli instructed so in light of the recently proposed local body election on May 14 this year. UML, the major opposition party, although has been voicing its disagreement with the constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament on November 29, 2016, has pledged its cooperation to the government for holding the long overdue election, UML parliamentarian Rewati Raman quoted leader Oli as saying in the meeting. Oli, terming the constitution bill as unconstitutional one, shared that the UML will draw......

Lawmakers demand government accelerate Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : Lawmakers have demanded the government expedite the construction of the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track. Speaking at a meeting of the Public Account Committee, Legislature-Parliament today, lawmakers from various political parties voiced for accelerating the implementation of the project. In response, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak pledged to speed up the project as per the Detailed Project Report prepared by an Indian company. He said the government was preparing to table the proposal being based on the recommendation of a committee headed by National Planning Commission Vice-Chair Dr Meen Bahadur Shrestha in the Cabinet to seek its approval to expedite the project. Committee President Dor Prasad Upadhyay said the next meeting was expected to......

Opposition parties demand guarantee of result of constitution amendment bill

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : Nine opposition parties have decided to suggest the government not to forward the constitution amendment bill until the United Democratic Madhesi Front is guaranteed to accept the results in course of presenting the bill in parliament for a decision. A meeting of the nine opposition parties held at the Legislature-Parliament Building at New Baneshwor today decided to ask the government for its clear view about the public statement of the UDMF leaders regarding the amendment bill, said CPN (UML) Vice-Chairman Bhim Rawal. Rawal said, "We have not still got the clear answer about the view of the two big parties in the government in this regard." Saying that they have already welcomed the announcement of the election date by the government, he said that there is a......

UDMF enforced shutdown in Madhes affects lives in Siraha and Parsa

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Feb 22, Saptari : The United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) enforced Madhesh shutdown today has affected daily life in Parsa and Siraha besides Saptari district. The shutdown has been called today in protest of the announcement of local bodies' election by the government on May 14. Normal life has been thrown out of gear as the market places, industries, schools and colleges, and financial institutions have remained completely closed both in those districts. Furthermore, no vehicles are plying on the local roads and along the East-West highway. Cadres have been demonstrating at various market places and thoroughfares at Lahan, Golbazar and Mirchaiya among other places in Siraha. The UDMF has claimed that the government deceived them by announcing the date of the local body's......

EC seeks a bill related to political parties

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : The Election Commission (EC) decided to write the Ministry of Home Affairs, requesting the latter to make necessary arrangements for approving the Bill Related to Political Parties- 2073 BS from the Legislature-Parliament. Presently the bill is under-discussions at the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament. Political parties have differing views whether to adopt the electoral threshold system. The three big political parties-- Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center)-- are in the favour of adopting this system while small parties oppose this. A meeting of the Commission held on last Tuesday decided to send a letter to the Home Ministry seeking its support to pass the bill, it said in a press statement today. The Commission highlighted the......

Minister Karki stresses on creating public awareness about yoga, meditation and naturopathy

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : The Spark Health Home Hospital has planned to extend its services across the nation in the days ahead. At a programme organised here today to mark its silver jubilee ceremony, the Hospital, located in Kalimati, said that it has forwarded a plan to provide its services in all districts. It has now been providing its services in Pokhara, Birtamod, Dharan, Biratnagar, Janakpur and Damauli. Chairman of Hospital Board of Directors, Tankanath Poudel, said that the hospital has been carrying out treatment of different diseases through yoga, meditation, physiotherapy and natural herbs. More than one million patients have been benefitted from the Hospital so far. On the occasion, Minister for Information and Communications, Surendra Kumar Karki, stressed the need of creating......

Rs 300 billion budget demanded for new programmes

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : The Ministry of Finance has suggested spending the amount allocated under the capital expenditure head first than pressing for budget fund transfer and release of additional budget. Mr. Madhu Marasini, chief of the Budget Division at the Ministry, said this in response to the questions on the status of development expenditure and budget transfer that came up in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, International Relations and Labour Committee today. "On the one hand there is the situation of low capital expenditure while on the other there is the demand for a large amount of budget for a large number new programmes. So far nearly 300 billion has been demanded for new programmes. It seems we are failing which programmes to prioritise while formulating the......

UDMF takes out torch rally in Rajbiraj

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Feb 22, Rajbiraj : The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) on Tuesday evening took out a torch rally in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters of Saptari, to protest the government's announcement of the date to hold the local level election. The demonstration started from the premises of the Shiva temple in Rajbiraj with protestors vowing to prevent the election until their demands are addressed. They chanted slogans against the government before the rally ended at Jana Andolan Chowk. The rally was taken out on the eve of the general strike the UDMF has called in the districts of Tarai today. The Cabinet meeting held on Monday evening had announced its decision to hold the local level election on May 14. The Front cadres also took out demonstrations in Bhardaha, Kanchanpur and......

RPP central member vote counting concludes

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Feb 22, Kathmandu : The vote counting of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) central membership election concluded late last night. Famous Nepali actress Rekha Thapa, singer Komal Oli, Mira Rana, Kunti Shahi and Pratibha Rana were elected in the election. Budhiman Tamang, Bikram Pandey, Rajaram Shrestha, Sunil Thapa, Jayandra Chand, Dhabal Shumsher Rana, Bikram Thapa, Rajendra Lingden, Mohan Shrestha and Rajaram Gartaula were also elected to the CC. The party will clean up the mess and litter lying around the National Assembly Hall and Brikundimandap garden that piled up during the party convention, Rajaram Shrestha said. The party's convention which started on February 17 will conclude over a formal programme......

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