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Archive for June, 2011


Yearly plan on 3 July

Speaker Subash Chandra Nembang has said that the government’s policy and programmes formulated for fiscal year 2011-12 will be presented before the Legislature-Parliament on July 3. According to him, the budget for the fiscal year 2011-12 will be presented at the Legislature-Parliament on July 14. “It has been possible to hold the pre-budget discussion due […]

NIETTP receives World Bank assistance

The World Bank is providing USD 99 million [USD 84 million as credit and USD 15 million equivalent in grant] for the Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (NIETTP) to assist Nepal’s efforts to mitigate a national energy crisis. The decision to this regard was made in Washington on Tuesday. The landmark, cross-border project will […]

270 Maoist combatants pass SLC

Two hundred and seventy Maoist combatants under PLA fourth division have passed the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination this year. Combatants of Sainamaina of Rupandehi, Hattikhor, Jagaha and Jhyaltungdanda cantonments of Nawalparasi under the fourth division had appeared for SLC examination in centres of Nawalparasi-based Arunkhola. Dil Bahadur Rokaya, who joined Maoist-waged people’s war while […]

The buck stops here

The deadline set by the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee under the Constitutional Committee to resolve disputed issues of the constitution writing expired Monday. The Special Committee on Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of Maoist combatants missed the Sunday deadline for finalising the modality of integration and rehabilitation. The reason for the failure to meet the deadline, in […]

Taskforce unable to resolve contentious issues within deadline

The one-week deadline of the taskforce formed under Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee expired today without any substantive progress in forging consensus on disputed issued of constitution drafting. The taskforce was suppose to prepare a report within seven days by forging consensus on 22 issues of forms of governance and 26 of state restructuring and forward the […]

Senior leaders meet

Top leaders of the major three political parties today held informal discussions over the implementation of the five-point deal. The meeting was held at the official residence of the Prime Minister in Baluwatar. During the meeting, the leaders agreed to hold discussion in package for the national consensus though there has been some progress in […]

Japan aid cut

Funding to developing countries will be cut as Japan rebuilds* SUVENDRINI KAKUCHI in TOKYO International campaigns against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are headed for cuts in funding assistance, now that Japan is reducing its Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget in the wake of the disaster that hit the country in March. These global programs, which […]