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Parajuli confirmed for SC chief justice

Kathmandu : The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday unanimously endorsed the name of Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli for the vacant post of Chief Justice at the Supreme Court (SC).  The PHSC had summoned Parajuli at its meeting today to conduct the hearing. Speaking at the meeting, Parajuli had presented a 39-point judiciary reforms plan. Now, after the PHSC endorsement; the President will appoint him to the post and he will head the judiciary till April 28, 2018. The meeting of the Constitutional Council on June 29 had sent his name in PHSC for hearing.  It may be noted that, no complaints were registered against him in the PHSC. He has been taking the charge of the Supreme Court as the acting chief justice since June 7, 2017. Born on April 28, 1953 in Tanahun district,

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Cabinet meeting decides to provide Rs 25,000 relief amount each to flood victims

Kathmandu : The government has decided to provide a relief amount of Rs 25,000 to each family victimised by the flooding in Saptari. Today's meeting of council of ministers held at the Office of Prime Minister at Singha Durbar also decided to provide Rs 1.5 million in soft loan for managing accommodation for the victims. The decision in this regard followed the pledge, made by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba during his recent inspection at various flood-hit areas in the district, to provide a relief amount of Rs 25,000 each to the victim family and provide up to Rs 1.5 million in soft loan for managing the accommodation of the victims. Out of the relief amount, Rs 15,000 is meant to construct makeshift hut for the victims and the remaining will be used to purchase corrugated

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14th National Rice Day : more rice next year

Kathmandu  : Nepal is marking the 14th National Rice Day today, Ashar 15, as per Nepali calendar. Ashar is the favourable season/month Nepalis engross in cultivating rice. The Ashar 15 is also known as the day of dahi chyura- curd and beaten rice- feast. Fourteen years back, as many as 43 countries had requested the UN General Assembly to announce the Year of Rice. With the announcement, Nepal also began celebrating the National Rice Day. It was December 14, 2004, the meeting of the Council of Minister declared to mark the National Rice Day every Ashar 15 from 2005, reminds rice expert Bholaman Singh Basnet. Nepal is the only country among the UN members to mark the day as the national day, he added. Rice is the staple for more than three billion-half the world population. Asia alone

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PM Deuba shifts to official residence after special Pooja

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has moved to Baluwatar, the Prime Minister's official residence, early this morning after offering a special Pooja as per the suggestions of astrologers. According to the PM's family source, PM Deuba shifted to Baluwatar at the auspicious hour of 5:22 am today. PM Deuba was residing in his private home at Budhanilkantha even after his election to the top executive post on June 6. Upon his arrival in the official residence, PM Deuba was welcomed by the government officials and handed over a bunch of keys to the PM's Secretariat. On the occasion, a contingent of the Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the PM in his

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Water pipe laying for Melamchi project picking up pace

Kathmandu : The laying of water pipes for much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project has been speeded up in Kathmandu valley. The project aims to supply water to valley's dwellers within the Nepali month of Asoj, a project official said. Out of the total 670 kilometers of water pipes to be laid for the project, the installation of pipes has been over on 585 kilometers, said project chief of the project implementation directorate Tiresh Khatri. Water that will be supplied through tunnel will be filtered in Sundarijal before distributing at homes of Kathmandu dwellers through various 11 tanks set up in the valley. For some locations, old two water tanks located in Anamnagar and Minbhawan will be used while out of the total nine other new tanks to be built, the construction of five

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Parties start consultations for consensus government

Kathmandu: Parties have started discussions on the formation of a new consensus-based government as per the Article 298 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal following the resignation from his post by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. PM Dahal resigned on May 24 as per the understanding his party, the CPN (Maoist Centre) reached with the Nepali Congress at the time of the formation of the incumbent government that they would take turns in heading the government after nine months. The top leaders of all the political parties representing in the Legislature-Parliament held discussions in this connection today during a meeting convened by the Nepali Congress, the largest party in the Legislature-Parliament. The meeting was held at the Parliament Building, New Baneshwar.

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