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The government’s policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2017-18 are likely to be announced on Wednesday, incorporating a plan to empower the local federal units by allowing them to frame the annual budget on their own.
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The government is making final preparations to increase the number of local federal units in 19 Tarai districts.
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A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to withdraw the cases of those accused of involvement in the Tikapur carnage.
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Even as some Nepali Congress leaders and the main opposition CPN-UML want Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to hold the second round of local level elections on June 14, the PM is preparing to step down in favour of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba “in a few days”.
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Local elections have finally taken place in the country after a long gap of two decades. While it will take some time for the final results to come out, it is very likely that the CPN-UML will lead the tally.
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Article 30 (1) of the constitution guarantees every Nepali the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Article 30(2) confers a right of compensation to anyone whose health is affected by environmental pollution or degradation.
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If all goes well, Prime Minister Dahal will soon start to clear the way for Deuba to head the government, now that the first phase of local elections is over.
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Chairman of the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N) Upendra Yadav said on Sunday that his party would participate in all three-tier elections to institutionalise the achievements gained through the constitution promulgation.
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The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has called an emergency meeting of its Central Executive Committee on Monday.
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Defending the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, the government has written to the Geneva based UN human rights body that the move was constitutional.
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Supporters of Nepali Congress raise the party flags to honour a winning candidate at the City Hall entrance.
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The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday instructed the election officials of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City to resume the vote count that was halted on Saturday after the Swastika stamps on some ballot papers from ward-17 were reportedly found to be larger than the original ones.
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The newly elected chief of Jwalamukhi Village Council, Dhading, and six Nepali Congress (NC) cadres were injured after they were allegedly attacked by the CPN-UML supporters at Maidi on Saturday night.
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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is all set to inaugurate the construction of 76-km Kathmandu-Nijgadh expressway on Sunday days before he is expected to formally step down as the country’s executive head.
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Mt Everest has claimed its fourth victim in 22 days after two mountaineers—an American and a Slovakian—died near the summit of the world’s tallest peak on Sunday.
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The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), the securities market regulator, has barred Pragyan Securities from stock trading, effective Monday after the brokerage was found leaking confidential information to its clients.
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The much-touted Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is all set to sell 10 percent of its stake to the locals of the project-affected Dolakha district.
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Seven years ago, Bishnu Karki of Bastari left Nepal in hopes of a better future and went to Qatar. Once he arrived in Qatar, things were not so rosy. The pay was menial and the working conditions hard. He left Qatar disappointed after just two years and started a cattle business instead. The rest as they say is history.
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With majority of the cultivatable land in the district being used for maize plantation, Palpa district has become self-reliant in maize seed.
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The famous feature of Mount Everest, a near-vertical 12m (39ft) rocky outcrop, known as the Hillary Step has collapsed, reported BBC quoting mountaineers in the region.
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