Stories By 'TIKA R PRADHAN'
As Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa tabled in Parliament the bill to amend the Citizenship Act-2006 for ensuring citizenship in the mother’s name, lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) were working on a draft amendment proposal on Monday claiming that the new measures would make citizenship from mother more difficult.
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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called a meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Wednesday afternoon to recommend names to fill the vacant constitutional positions, including the Chief Justice.
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Amid increasing grievances from the provincial government over various inter-governmental issues, the federal government is sending three secretary-led panels to study ways to resolve the issues by forming the Inter-State Council.
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Three days after the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee quizzed chief justice nominee Deepak Raj Joshee, the acting CJ’s endorsement to head the judiciary seems uncertain with a majority of panel members “unhappy” at the candidate’s response to their questions.
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The Nepali Congress is preparing to raise the issue of Speaker and Deputy Speaker coming from the same party as its major agenda after Dr Govinda KC ended his 15th hunger strike on Thursday night, whose agenda was supported by the opposition party.
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On the 27th day of his indefinite fast, senior orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Dr Govinda KC on Thursday ended his 15th hunger strike after signing a nine-point deal with the government.
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