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Terai cannot be separated from the hills: DPM KC

Terai cannot be separated from the hills: DPM KC

BAGLUNG, Nov 22: Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur KC has asserted the districts of the Terai could not be separated from the hilly region in the name of changing the...

PM Oli urged to  improve ties with India

PM Oli urged to improve ties with India

BIRGUNJ, Feb 18: The Tarai-Madhes agitation has set the country back by several years in terms of economic and social development aspects. Locals, intellectuals and civil society leaders of Birgunj...

Govt forms political committee on boundary disputes

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The government on Thursday night formed a political committee to resolve the disputes over provincial demarcations under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal...

Prez Bhandari lauds PSC's huge scope of work

KATHMANDU, June 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has lauded the Public Service Commission (PSC) for its extended scope in the context of the country moving toward the phase of re-structuring.

Addressing the 66th anniversary of the PSC here on Wednesday, President Bhandari lauded the Commission for encouraging the public for the service of the nation, and winning the trust of the people at large.

She spoke of the need for other government bodies to emulate the deeds of the Commission that stands as the oldest and leading constitutional body.

Also speaking at the event, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reaffirmed the government's commitment toward the effective and even implementation of the new constitution and ushering the country toward development and prosperity by ending the transition.

"We are working hard to hold elections in local bodies, province and parliament in one and half years time. Necessary rules for the same will be formulated by mid-September and all the long overdue elections will be held by mid-December next year", he said.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Oli said that the provincial level election will be held by June 2017 while parliament's election will be held by mid-December the same year. Arguing that all will be a failure if the governance mechanism of the State fails, he urged the concerned bodies such as government, legislature-parliament, constitutional bodies and political parties to work in a way to achieve successful results.

The Prime Minister was of the conviction that all of the state mechanisms would function autonomously if the public realize a sense of democracy.

He commended the Commission for gaining the confidence of the public with its transparent and unbiased methodology in selection of competent civil servants.

Similarly, the PM pledged that the government would do its best to help make the commission more capable and effective.

Likewise, Dil Bahadur Gharti, Chairman of the State Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament emphasized the need for the commission to formulate a new action plan to keep up with the people's faith in civil administration.

On the part of concerned authority, Chairperson of the commission Umesh Prasad Mainali asserted the Commission's commitment for the selection of qualified persons for civil services in an impartial and systematic way.

On the occasion, President Bhandari unveiled a new emblem of the PSC. Also, she honoured civil servants- supervisor Mani Ratna Brajacharya, first class non-gazetted officer Kalyani Singh and office assistant Sher Bahadur Chaudhary for their outstanding performance on duty.

Established on June 15, 1951, PSC has its regional offices each in five development regions and offices across nine zones with its headquarters in Kathmandu. RSS
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House panel instructs coordination among road expansion agencies

KATHMANDU, June 14: The Development Committee of Parliament has directed various concerned government agencies to coordinate properly while carrying out the ongoing road expansion work in the Kathmandu Valley.


The committee which is headed by lawmaker Rabindra Adhikari on Tuesday also directed the government bodies involved in road expansion such as the Department of Roads (DoR), Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), office of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) and Nepal Electricity Authority, among others, to work in coordination and complete the work on time particularly while expanding or upgrading existing roads in the capital city.

 

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"Demarcations on the basis of first CA report", political understandings

KATHMANDU, June 14 : Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Nepal party has proposed resolving contentions around provincial demarcations on the basis of the report submitted by the State Restructuring Commission (SRC) formed as per the Interim Constitution, recommendations made by the first Constituent Assembly and understandings reached among major political forces on the issue.



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Bill to continue secrecy for judges' property disclosure

KATHMANDU, June 15:The Bill to Amend and Integrate Laws on Responsibility, Duty and Jurisdiction of Judicial Council has given continuity to an existing provision on keeping the property details of judges secret and undisclosed.

The bill registered in Parliament includes provisions that members of the Judicial Counci and all the judges should furnish their property details to the council within 60 days of the end of every fiscal year, while newly appointed judges and members should submit such details within 60 days of their appointment.


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NC for providing reconstruction grant immediately in lump sum

KATHMANDU, June 15:Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded with the government to release the house reconstruction grant of Rs 200,000 to the victims immediately and in lump sum.
 
NC parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday decided to ask the government to release the amount in lump sum rather than in installments. Of the total grant amount, the government has started providing Rs 50,000 in the first installment and plans to provide Rs 70,000 in the second and the remaining Rs 80,000 in the third installment.

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When PM reached TIA for sudden inspection….

KATHMANDU, June 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday went on a sudden inspection of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The prime minister inspected the under-construction and operational infrastructures of the country’s only international airport.

“We were not informed about his visit,” TIA Acting Managing Director, Bhola Prasad Guragain told Republica Online, “He minutely observed infrastructures including restrooms at the airport.”

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NC accuses govt of appointing its close people to NRA

KATHMANDU, June 14: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the government of handing over the responsibility to its close non-governmental organizations to run the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), a government body authorized to carry out reconstruction works following the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

They made this accusation at a program held by the NC to discuss the delay and misappropriation in the reconstruction efforts.

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