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  • Buddhist Bihar in Beni inaugurated

    Babiyachaur (Myagdi), April 23: A Buddhist Bihar has been built in Beni Municipality – 7 at a cost of more than five million rupees. The All Nepal Monks Federation Chairman, Maitreya Mahaastavir, inaugurated the Buddhist Bihar built by Myagdi Buddhist Association on Saturday. Residents of Sangamchowk Punya Bahadur and Laxmi Shakya had contributed with one ropani of land property over which the Buddhist facility has been built. Myagdi Buddhist Association Secretary, Yam Shakya, said the Bihar was built after...

    Armed attack on NC leader

    Baitadi, April 21: Nepali Congress leader Ishwar Datta Bhatta has come under fatal assault last night at Star Guest House at local Gothalapani. Bhatta is aspiring to contest for the post of Mayor of Melauli Municipality from the Nepali Congress. Unidentified assailants thrashed Bhatta at around 11 pm when he was sleeping at the guest house, NC treasurer Ramesh Pandeya said. Bhatta has bruises all over his body due to the thrashing and his left knee bone is broken....

    Nine political parties pledge to become one for elections for Bardibas Municipality

    Bardiya, April 21: Various nine political parties have pledged to form a joint panel to contest the May 14 local level election for Bardibas Municipality in the district. The nine parties that have made written pledge in this regard include Rastriya Madhes Samajwadi Party, Naya Shakti Party Nepal, CPN-Revolutionary Maoist, CPN United, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Nepal Loktantrik Forum, Nepal Sadbhawana Party, Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party. “All the parties will unite for the poll if...

    Disseminate balanced and objective news: Chief Election Commissioner

    Kathmandu, April 21: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the media to take up the responsibility of a watchdog to make the upcoming local level election in a free, fair and fear-free manner. CEC Yadav said this while addressing a workshop titled ‘Dissemination of Balanced News in the Forthcoming Local Level Election and Importance of News’, organized here today by Tribhuvan University Central Department of Journalism and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). “So far the Election...

    Ruling parties urge Front to participate local in poll

    Kathmandu, April 21: The ruling parties’ meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today has urged the Madhesi Front to participate in local poll slated for May 14. In the meeting of the senior leaders from ruling parties and the Front, ruling party leaders urged the Front to take part in the election assuring it of taking forward the constitution amendment bill from government side. Following the meeting, CPN (Maoist Centre) leader, Barsha Man Pun shared...

    No compromise in poll security: Home Secy Regmi

    Banepa, April 21: Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Darshan Regmi said that the government will not make any compromise in maintaining security in view of the local poll. Speaking in a central region level security seminar in Dhulikhel of Kavrepalanchok district today, Regmi directed the security officials to adopt effective mechanism abiding by laws to maintain the security. Similarly, spokesperson at the Ministry Balkrishna Panthi, Kavre chief district officer (CDO) Shiva Simkhada also addressed the seminar....

    CPN (United) to contest in local polls from 21 districts

    Kathmandu, April 21: The Communist Party of Nepal (United) is to file its candidacy in the local level election from 21 districts of the country. The party has decided to contest in the election from limited districts only as it does not have its organizational network in all the districts, it is stated. Party chairman Ganesh Saha said considering the party’s latest organizational base his party would not file candidacy from any of the places in Province 6. He...

    Information conference concludes

    Kathmandu, April 21: The National Conference on Right to Information (RTI) organized by National Information Commission (NIC) for upholding and streamlining the enforcement of RTI concluded with a seven-point declaration paper. The conference ended with a demand for additional ‘dissemination right’ along with right to seek information which is guaranteed in Nepal’s Constitution Article 27. The participants demanded mentioning the word ‘individual’ rather than ‘citizen’ in the article. The participants also called for formulation of an umbrella law in...

    Off-season rains damage roads, affecting transportation

    Bhojpur, April 21: Transportation has been affected in the district with many rural roads damaged by off-season rains that started recently. Many roads have been damaged and become muddy to the extent that vehicles have failed to ply in some cases. As a result, passengers have been affected and the problem has become so acute that another means of transportation, flights have been affected as the runway is under construction. Transportation along Bhojpur-Chakhewa and Bhojpur-Leguwa road sections have come...

    Blasting turned down along Narayangadh-Muglin road

    Chitwan, April 20: The concerned consultant companies have ruled out the request to allow blasting rocks on the hillside along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section for the road widening purpose, citing environmental effects. The companies responded to the request by the contractor named Supreme Rautaha JV to allow it to explode 100 meters stretch of the hillside, 80 meters in height, in the course of road expansion drive. The contractor stated in the request letter that it would require exploding...

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