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NWPP Chair says his party not joining new government

26 May, Bhaktapur: Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) Chairman, Narayanman Bijukchhe, has said the formation of a new government in this hour (before the second-phase of local election) would be in violation of the election code of conduct. Addressing a programme organised by Bhaktapur-based Iwamura Memorial Hospital in honour of the newly elected local representatives in the Bhaktapur Municipality, leader Bijukchhe accused the government of bringing policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year, in breach of the election code of conduct. He made it clear that his party would not join a new government, but voice for...

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Nepal- India joint patrol to combat wild life poaching

26 May, Chitwan: Nepal and India have agreed to launch a joint patrol in parks and reserves along the Nepal-India border to deal with the issues of wildlife poaching. The joint move will be targeted at finding the trans-border hideouts of wildlife smugglers and crack down on poaching. A two-day bilateral meeting also attended by chiefs of parks and reserves of both countries concluded here late evening on Thursday at Valmiki Tiger Reserve in India ended with this decision. Chitwan National Park Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel headed the Nepali team while the Indian side was led by...

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Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City mayor says he will walk the talk

26 May, Pokhara: The newly-elected mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Municipality, Man Bahadur GC, has vowed to fulfill what he said to the people during the election publicity campaign. Talking to the media upon his election to the post of mayor, he said he would be dedicated to developing the touristic city Pokhara-Lekhnath into the best municipality. GC said although he used to be a cadre of a political party before, he is now a common representative of all the denizens of the metropolis after his election. “I will work in such a way to win the hearts of the people,”...

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Nine including 2 infants fall ill after consuming toxic mushroom

26 May, Damak: A total of nine people including two infants were taken ill after they consumed poisonous mushroom at Kamal Municipality in Jhapa district on Thursday night. They were Bishnu Ghimire, 33, Salina Ghimire, 14, Sandhya Ghimire, 10, Soni Ghimire, 7, and two-year-old Sonika Ghimire, Uma Ghatani, 28, Indra Ghatani, 11, nine-year-old Chandra Ghatani and two-year-old Sabina Ghatani, of Kamal Municipality-4, said Deputy Superintendent of Police at Area Police Office, Damak, Rajan Limbu. They were taken ill after they consumed the curry prepared from mushroom grown near their houses. All of them are receiving treatment at Biratnagar-based Nobel...

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Madhes-centric parties discuss ways to forge consensus on polls

26 May, Three major Madhes-centric political parties have initiated discussions to forge consensus in the upcoming second phase of local level polls. Leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, Nepal Loktantrik Forum and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal held discussions for their bid to forge consensus in the polls at RJP Nepal leader Mahantha Thakur’s residence in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. However, the meeting ended inconclusively. It is learnt that the leaders shared their opinions whether to take part in the polls or to take to the streets. Among the RJP Nepal leaders, Thakur seemed positive towards polls while some others were reluctant...

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Government focuses on policies enhancing gender equality and women empowerment

26 May, Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that government has focused on the policies of enhancing gender equality, women empowerment, gender mainstreaming and women’s participation. Presenting the policy and programme of the government for fiscal year 2017/18 in the Legislature-Parliament today, President Bhandari said that in addition to giving continuity to social security allowance, comprehensive social security programme would be implemented. President Bhandari said that qualitative and quantitative advancement would be made in the science and technology sector while exploring the benefits, opportunities and potentials that could be reaped from this sector for the prosperity of the...

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Implementation of new constitution to be fully realized after three-tier elections

26 May, Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stated that the new constitution would be fully brought into effect by holding the elections at local level, provincial and central level within January, 2018. President Bidya Devi Bhandari said so while presenting the government’s policy and programme for the coming fiscal year 2017/2018 at the Legislature-Parliament on Thursday. Among the works completed so far includes the establishment of the High Courts, restructuring of the local bodies, enactment of essential laws to implement the new constitution and the first phase of local level election, the Head of the State mentioned. Stating...

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President Bhandari presents government’s policies and programmes

25 May, Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has presented the policies and programmes of the government for the fiscal year 2017/18 in the Legislature-Parliament. Before this, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ presented a copy of the government’s policies and programmes to the President. A meeting of the Council of Ministers on May 21 had passed the policies and programmes. The government’s policies and programmes document this year has given special priority to the implementation of the constitution, the election of the federal and the province levels and expediting national pride projects. It also encompasses topics as sustainable economic...

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Election institutionalises federalism, republic: PM Dahal

25 May, Kathmandu: Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said federalism, republic, inclusion and proportional representation have been guaranteed with the holding of the local-level election. While welcoming new-comers to his party CPN (MC) amidst a programme at his private residence Lazimpat today, he said the local-level election had institutionalised the federal democratic republic and nobody could upend it. “Of late the country successfully held the first-round of local-level election, institutionalising the federal democratic republic. Nobody can overturn this achievement,” he continued. In his address to new-comers to the party, he said, “I...

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EC committed to conducting June 14 election: CEC Yadav

25 May, Kathmandu: Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has reaffirmed that the Election Commission was determined and steadfast on conducting the second-phase local level election scheduled for June 14, and was moving ahead accordingly. The second-phase election is taking place for 461 local levels. Speaking in a programme of discussions with the chiefs of the monitoring teams and the micro observers deployed in the first phase local polls on May 14 here today, CEC Yadav said, “We are proceeding ahead with the management of the second-phase local election on June 14, without any kind of confusion, to...

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