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PM Deuba pledges Far-West development

24 June, Kanchanpur: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Belauri bazaar of Kanchanpur district would be developed as a model town. Addressing an election assembly organized by the Nepali Congress here today, PM Deuba said that the residents of the area would be made prosperous with the modernization of Belauri as a city. He also said that any type of atrocity against Nepalis in the bordering areas would not be allowed to happen. Saying that he was committed to the development of the far west region, PM Deuba said that steps would be initiated for the...

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UML’s victory unstoppable: Chairman Oli

24 June, Urlabari (Morang): Chairman of the main opposition CPN (UML) K P Sharma Oli has said no forces could prevent his party’s victory in the second phase of local poll scheduled for June 28. Speaking in an election campaign at Urlabari Saturday, Chair Oli who is also the former Prime Minister, claimed that his party would get victory in more places that it secured in the first round of local election. Chairperson Oli added that the UML should be winner in Urlabari for the development of the locality. In another context, he argued, “His party talks of development,...

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35 metric tonnes of garbage managed from valley

24 June, Kathmandu: As much as 35 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and the ring road areas of the Kathmandu Valley today. Nearly 17 metric tonnes of waste were managed by cleaning the Bagmati River near Gusingal at Tripureshwor as part of the 215th week of the Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign. Over 550 people participated in the cleanup campaign. On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Gorkha Finance Raj Kumar Rai provided 650 masks, 600 gloves, 20 baskets and 60 pairs of gumboots to the campaigners, campaigner Umesh Bohara said. Goodwill ambassador of Bagmati...

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Constitution amendment after discussion with main opposition: PM

24 June, Bhimdattanagar: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has underlined the need to hold all three elections for sake of implementing the constitution. At a press conference held by Nepal Press Union in Kanchanpur this morning, the PM stressed that the constitution’s full implementation will take its course once the local, provincial and central elections are held. He added that discussions will be held with the main opposition – CPN (UML) – after the local level elections for amending the constitution. “The Madhesi parties have some demands,” PM Deuba noted, adding “Without two – thirds majority, the constitution amendment...

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Baitadi to seal off border with India during local polls

24 June, Baitadi: The local authorities in Baitadi have agreed to seal off the border with India for 72 hours for the second phase of the local polls slated for June 28. At the Joint Security Meet held on Friday in Darchula, it was agreed to seal off the border, Chief District Officer (CDO) Tulasi Ram Poudel said. As per the decision, the border with India will remain shut from 7 am on June 26 to 7 am on June 29....

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Local poll for people’s empowerment, says PM

24 June, Bhimduttanagar: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the local-level election would further empower people. In his address to an election gathering organised by the Nepali Congress at Jhalari of Kanchanpur Friday, the Prime Minister, also the Nepali Congress President, viewed that the local poll was the means of strengthening the people. Deuba who arrived here for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister fourth time said, “The NC always regards people as the master of the nation and as sovereign and the local-level election taking place after around two decades is for further empowering the...

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Students protest against KMC’s decision to purchase mobile phone

24 June, Kathmandu: The student wing of CPN (Maoist Centre) and All Nepal National Independent Students Union (ANNISU), Revolutionary has staged a demonstration in the capital city against the decision of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s executive body to purchase mobile phone sets to Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan City, and Ward Chairs and Ward Members. The ANNISU-Revolutionary has also begun ‘Rs 1 donation collection campaign’ to purchase the mobile sets for the mayor and deputy mayor, mocking the move of the KMC Executive Body. The students have also termed the KMC’s step to increase the perks and facilities...

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Model Metropolitan City can be formed integrating Dhangadhi and Attariya: Chairman Dahal

23 June, Dhangadhi: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the country entered the federal democratic republic due to the Maoists’ role in the peace process. Addressing the election gathering organised at Phoolbari of Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City on Friday, Chairman Dahal said that the election was being held on new structure after the country gained political achievements including constitution, secularism and inclusion through Constituent Assembly. He argued that although the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) tried to hold election on old structure, the election of local-level was possible only due to his stance from the position...

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Government updated on migrant workers in Qatar, no bad news yet: Minister

23 June, Kathmandu: Minister for Labour and Transport Farmullah Mansoor said he and his Ministry were regularly updated about the status of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar and so far no bad news was heard about them from the crisis-stricken gulf country. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters’ Club here Friday, the Ministry expressed his confidence that the Qatar problem would end soon. Switching to domestic affairs, he said the government was busy in homework as it tended to address the voices of those dissatisfied with the constitution through amendment before the election in Province no....

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18 polling stations highly-sensitive, 40 sensitive in Palpa

23 June, Rampur (Palpa): As many as 18 polling stations in the district have been listed as highly-sensitive that might witness violence and other anti-election activities during the second phase of the local level elections taking place on June 28, the local administration said. Among the highly sensitive polling stations, three are in Tansen Municipality, six in Rampur Municipality, one in Mathagadhi Rural Municipality, four in Tinahun Rural Municipality, and four in Rainadevi Chhahara Rural Municipality. Similarly, other 40 polling stations are listed as sensitive. Among the sensitive polling stations, seven are in Tansen Municipality, four in Rampur Municipality,...

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