Stories By 'TIKA R PRADHAN'
Claiming that the local governments are imposing random taxes on the public, Nepali Congress has called all of its heads and deputies of the local governments in Kathmandu on August 27 to discuss ways to minimise taxation.
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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.Having been postponed twice, a PHSC meeting on Monday is expected to make public its decision on Joshee’s nomination.
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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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