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Nepal waiting for UML decision for his candidature

Birgunj: CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said on Monday that he is yet to decide on his candidacy for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) polls. The former Prime Minister, speaking at a press conference organised by Press Chautari Parsa Chapter here this morning, hinted that he will wait for the party decision for his candidature. On a different note, he said the political parties should reconsider the proposed names for the appointments in the constitutional bodies. Commenting on the resignation tendered by UML politburo member Ramchandra Jha. leader Nepal said. “Attempts should be made to convince Jha. He should be retained by addressing his dissatisfaction,” he said. Jha had quit the CPN-UML on March 21, citing his irrevocable differences with the party on the matter of state-restructuring. It is believed that he is preparing to enter the UCPN-Maoist....

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Nepalese attacked in Malaysia 8 killed, 18 injured

Malaysia: An armed gang of Malaysian youths attacked Nepalese immigrant workers at Pasir Gudang of Johor Bahru state in Malaysia on Sunday night. Unconfirmed news have claimed that eight Nepali nationals were killed and 18 others were injured in the incident. The clash ensued after a heated dispute between the Nepalis and Malaysian youths. The local youths entered the company hostel of Nepali immigrant workers and attacked them with sharp weapons. However, the details of the incident are sketchy. The incident site is about 344 kilometers west of capital Kuala Lumpur. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nepali embassy in Malaysia have not verified the incident. The Foreign Ministry has sent acting Nepalese envoy to Malaysia Lekhnath Bhattarai to Malaysian Foreign Ministry to garner information about the incident. Though 18 Nepalese were said to be incident and were receiving treatment, the Nepalese official found only two Nepalese in the hospital. One of the injured has been identified as Raju Biswakarma of Nuwakot while another one is a Tarai origin. Meanwhile, the Kathmandu-based Nepal Association of Foreign Employment has not confirmed the news of the death of Nepali immigrants. “Two Nepalese were injured in the clash among the Nepalese but no one has died in the incident,” said General Secretary Kamal Tamang. “Those Nepali illegally residing in Malaysia had attacked the legally residing Nepalese with the help of Malaysian youths,”...

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Additional Rs 90 million demanded for SLC results public

Kathmandu.The Office of Examination Control has come across financial crunch to carry out residual works on the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations held recently. Since the amount of Rs 280 million received this year was expended for the conduction of examinations, the Office is in a dire need of additional fund of Rs 90 million to complete rest of its works, said Examination Controller Khagaraj Baral. A process is on to make the release of fund from Ministry of Finance through Education Ministry, he said, adding that the answer sheet checking will be affected and it will be tougher to publish the results if the fund was not released. The budget released was completely spent to manage expenses increased with the set up of additional 32 examination centres and 50,000 examinees, he said. The Controller further said that the amount was also expended in security arrangement, printing of answer sheets, transportation and allowance for superintendents. Total 547,000 students had taken SLC examination held from March...

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School Closed for 10 Months, teachers taking salary regularly

Gaushala: A secondary school in the western belt of the district has been disrupted for 10 months following an indefinite lockout. The secondary school at Phulkaha VDC was closed by the guardians over the alleged financial irregularities of principal Dinesh Das while appointing teachers and other employees. The guardians accused him of appointing his own family members in the school.Following the school closure, the students are taking class in a neighbouring school. However, most of the students quit their study, said the locals. Despite this, the teachers and employees at the school are taking salary regularly. No initiative has been taken from anywhere, as the school is very remote from the district headquarters....

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Country Towards Election: Spokesperson Sapkota

Kathmandu: UCPN-Maoist Spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota has said the country had already headed towards elections, and those against election would face how public respond them. At a regular press meet organized at party headquarters Koteshwor today, Spokesperson Sapkota said election would be held on time as all political parties were preparing for this. He claimed that the leaders and parties standing against elections are gradually preparing for it.Similarly, Spokesperson Sapkota said as the election commission has guaranteed timely election, the parties had no alternative but to gear up for this. There was nothing to object by the President in the parties’ recommendation on the appointments in the Election Commission, he said, adding that the officials in the Commission would be appointed in a day or two and follows the announcement of election date. According to him, his party had already initiated the election process, holding central committee meeting which formed a committee to draft election manifesto and a candidacy selection commission. Leader Sapkota made it clear that former chief secretary Lokman Singh Karki was recommended to the post of Chief Commissioner in the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority by all big four political parties. Similarly, he said because the numbers of leaders willing to become central members of the party was very large, an intensive discussion was essential for this. The federal democratic republican alliance would meet immediately...

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Chairman Regmi Calls on President

Kathmandu, March 23: Chairman of the Interim Election Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi has called on President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today. At the meeting held at the President’s office, Shitalniwas, discussion was held on constitutional hitches on the recommendation of appointments in the election commission and other constitutional bodies. Personal Secretary of the President, Lalit Basnet told the National News Agency (RSS) that President Dr Yadav and Chairman Regmi discussed the current political issues. Chairman of the Interim Election Council Of Ministers, Regmi called on the President after the President wanted to become clear about the recommendations made for the posts of chief commissioner and two other commissioners in the Election Commission....

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Political Polarazation Growing: Mahara

Kathmandu: Leader of the UCPN-Maoist Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said political polarization was growing alarmingly in the country at present. Addressing a programme organized by the Newa Lyam Kab under the Newa Rastriya Mukti Morcha here today, leader Mahara said the political polarization was clear- one for protection of ethnic identity and another against this. The youths need to participate in the coming election to the Constituent Assembly considering the time’s need, he added. Similarly, leader Mahara said as the national politics was in dire need of passage, current government was formed to hold the CA elections. Newa Rastriya Mukti Morcha coordinator Dilip Maharjan pointed out the need of youths for the sustainable development of the country....

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Prez seeks clarification over appointment of ex commissioners

Kathmandu: President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has sought clarification from Chairman of Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi, who also chairs the Constitutional Council, for nominating the retired election commissioners for their reappointment in the Election Commission of Nepal. On the recommendation of the High Level Political Committee, the Constitutional Council had asked the President to reappoint former Chief Commissioner Neelkantha Uprety, and former commissioners Dolakh Bahadur Gurung and Ayodhi Prasad Yadav in the Election Commission. The Article 128 (7) of the Interim Constitution does not let the appointment of former commissioners. Regmi is preparing to forge the clarification to the Office of the President today itself, a source...

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Eleven Nepali women arrested in Sri Lanka

Kathmandu: Eleven Nepali women were arrested in Sri Lanka for the violation of tourist entry visa provisions this week, local media report said quoting police. The Nepali women who were working in a night dance club illegally have been detained from a Colombo night club in the suburb of Bambalapitiya. It is learnt that the detained women have been handed over to the immigrations authorities for the further interrogations. Sri Lanka has tightened the visa system following misuse of tourist visas since last...

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SLC exams over

Kathmandu: This year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams that kicked off from March 14 concluded on Friday. A total of 547,165 students sat for the exams with 4,30,097 in regular category and 1,17,068 in the exempted category, according to the Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE). The OCE had set up 1,786 examination centres across the country while same number of superintendents were mobilised along with 2,655 assistant superintendents. The office also claimed that this year’s examination concluded in an organised...

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