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- Post Report, Kathmandu

Dec 25, 2018-

PM Oli seeks one week time with RJP-N to address demands

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed his readiness to address the demands of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) including amendment to the constitution.

PM Oli, however, sought one week time with the leadership of RJP-N to make necessary preparations to address the demands.

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NRA’s three-year progress report made public

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) – government body formed to look after post-quake recovery – made public the progress report carried out in the sector of reconstruction and rehabilitation in a span of three years.

During a press conference organised in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the NRA also unveiled the plans for the next two years.

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Days are getting colder in Kathmandu as temperature dips to 2.6 degree Celsius 

Kathmandu Valley denizens experienced one of the coldest days of this winter on Tuesday as the minimum temperature plummeted to 2 degree Celsius.

According to Weather Forecasting Division at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the minimum temperature in the Capital was 2.6 degree Celsius and maximum temperature 17.7. Meteorologists have warned of colder days ahead as the temperature will remain in between 2 to 3 degree Celsius for the next few days.

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No remedy even as Kathmandu air crosses dangerous levels

Air quality in Kathmandu Valley deteriorated to ‘hazardous’ and ‘very unhealthy’ levels last week but there has been little or no government action despite a Supreme Court order in January directing authorities to immediately curb air pollution.

The Supreme Court had also ordered effective implementation of the government’s standards of vehicle emissions and ensure air quality standards in the spirit of the constitution. Article 30(1) of the constitution guarantees citizens’ right to live in a clean and healthy environment and Clause (2) stipulates a provision of compensation for harm caused by pollution.

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Ready to resume work, Melamchi builder takes back termination letter

The ongoing dispute in the Melamchi Water Supply Project has been temporarily settled after the Italian contractor withdrew the termination letter it had submitted to the government saying it would no longer work on the project.

A high-level official with Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC) confirmed to the Post that they had revoked the termination letter and also expressed their commitment to work again with the government after the Christmas holidays, provided their terms are addressed.

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Published: 25-12-2018 18:36

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