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Koshi MPs donate for quake survivors

Published Date : November 8, 2023

            Biratnagar, Nov 8: The political parties represented in the Koshi provincial assembly have decided to provide financial support to the quake survivors of Jajarkot.

            Accordingly, 39 members of Nepali Congress have decided to donate their 15 days’ salary, CPN (UML) members will donate five hundred thousand rupees while and six members of RPP have decided to contribute their one month salary.

            Earlier, the Koshi provincial government sent relief material such as tarpaulin, blankets and other materials worth Rs.10 million.

Swiss Ambassador calls on NA CoAS Sharma

            Kathmandu, Nov 8: Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal, Dr Danielle Meuwly, paid a courtesy call on Chief of Army Staff Prabhuram Sharma  at the NA headquarters today.

            During the meeting, matters of mutual interests and relations were discussed, according to the Nepal Army.

Court order to allow 24-hour business at lakeside

            Kaski, Nov 8: The Pokhara High Court has issued a temporary order to allow Lakeside, the tourist hub of Pokhara, to remain open for 24 hours a day.

            A single bench of High Court Judge Rajan Prasad Bhattarai today issued the order in the name of the District Administration Office Kaski to allow business operations in Lakeside to continue round-the-clock.

            The order comes in response to a petition filed by Devi Kumari Baral seeking a directive to not allow the local administration to stop business operations in the lake city beyond midnight.

            The court had also ordered the defendant to submit a written response within 15 days outlining the grounds, reasons and evidence for stopping business in the tourist hub beyond the regular operation hours.

Chinese delegation calls on Vice President Yadav

            Kathmandu, Nov 8: Visiting delegation led by Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Junzheng, paid a courtesy call on Vice President Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav at the latter’s office earlier today.

            During the meeting held at the Vice President’s office in Lainchaur, various dimensions of Nepal-China relations were discussed, according to the Office of the Vice President.

            On the occasion, Vice President Yadav mentioned that Tibet Autonomous Region is the gateway for Nepal-China bilateral interaction in the fields of trade, tourism, culture and other areas of interests and expressed the belief that the visit would further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

            During the meeting, Chinese Communist Party Tibet Autonomous Region Secretary Junzheng said that his visit was focused on the implementation of the agreement reached during the recent visit by Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to China.

President calls for attention to the treatment of the quake-injured

            Kathmandu, Nov 8: President Ram Chandra Paudel has called for attention to the treatment of those injured in the Jajarkot earthquake.

            In a meeting with Health Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet at Rastrapati Bhawan Sheetal Niwas earlier today, the President urged the Minister to pay attention to the injured, who are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the country and make arrangements for effective treatment, according to the Private Secretariat of the President.

            President Paudel emphasized that every possible effort should be made on the part of the government to make the medical treatment process of the injured easy and effective. Referring to the possibility of outbreak of other diseases during the onset of winter, the President drew attention of the Health Minister towards that end.

Madhesh Pradesh gives 30 days ultimatum for implementation of its     rights

            Janakpurdham, Nov 8: The Madhes province government has called upon the federal government to start substantial process for the implementation of rights guaranteed by the Constitution to the province related to police administration and law and order.

            At a press conference held in the provincial capital Janakpurdham earlier today, Chief Minister Saroj Kumar Yadav said that even though it has been eight years since the constitution was promulgated and six years since the formation of the province governments the exclusive powers enshrined in the constitution has not been delegated. Despite repeated drawing of attention, there has been no response and hence a deadline has been set.

            “It has been six years since the province government came into being but the federal government is not ready to delegate the exclusive powers related to police administration “, Chief Minister Yadav said, “Despite repeated requests to the government and leaders formally and informally means there has been no response. Hence, we have come to the conclusion to wage a decisive struggle for it.”

            Chief Minister Yadav shared as part of the protest in the first phase on Thursday morning all the ministers of the province, including himself, will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in Kathmandu and that if the demand is not met within 30 days an all-party protest will be organised.

            Important rights such as police adjustment, civil service act, forest, education, health etc. are still under the control of the centre. Despite repeated requests, no government has been responsive towards it.

            The previous home minister went on a fast, the province government filed a case against the federal government before the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court but still there is no response despite the formation of the present government, he added.

            All the ruling parties and the opposition CPN (UML) also have a consensus on this matter, Minister of Home, Communications and Law of the provincial government Mohammad Samim said, and added that if the demands are not heard within 30 days a phase-wise movement from the district to the center will be waged.

UML to campaign for social harmony and solidarity

            Kathmandu, Nov 8: The main opposition party, CPN (UML) is going to organise a Jhulaghat-Chiwabhanjang March for Prosperity’ from Jhulaghat in Baitadi with a focus on the Mid-hill highway. It will begin on coming November 30.

            The Secretariat meeting of UML decided to organize a 15-day campaign with the aim of building a strong base for national unity, said UML’s Under General Secretary Pradeep Gyawali.

            The campaign will also serve to identify the cause of the rapid migration from the mountains and hills and finding a solution, promote social harmony and national unity, respect for history and elders, increase in confidence that the nation will become strong and prosperous and expansion of public relations. Furthermore, public grievances and suggestions will be collected and will promote local relations and give national-level messages, he said.

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