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Lipulekh dispute: UCPN (M) writes to PM Koirala, Indian PM Modi & Chinese Prez Xi

Daily Archives July 10, 2015

Lipulekh dispute: UCPN (M) writes to PM Koirala, Indian PM Modi & Chinese Prez Xi

KATHMANDU, JUL 09 – The UCPN (Maoist) on Thursday wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala drawing their attention towards the recently signed trade agreement between India and China involving ‘ Lipulekh ’ as a trade transit between the two neighbours.

In the separate letters sent to Indian PM Modi, Chinese President Xi and Nepali PM Koirala, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said his party’s attention has been drawn to a provision of the India-China pact on expanding trade and cooperation during Indian PM Modi’s visit to China.

Our attention has been drawn to a provision of the recently concluded agreement between India and China on expanding trade and cooperation during the visit of the Prime M...

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Lawmakers demand Rs 50 million per constituency under CDP

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KATHMANDU, JUL 09 – Cross-party lawmakers have pressed Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat to allocate Rs 50 million to each constituencies under Constituency Development Programme (CDP). The amount released under CDP would be spent under the supervision and choice of lawmakers .

The lawmakers have made such demand at a time when there are reports that budget allocated in the name of lawmakers in their electoral constituencies have been misused in several districts.

The government began to allocate Rs 10 million to each constituency through CDP from the last fiscal year. But the government has been providing some cash to lawmakers after the 1996 parliamentary election.

Though the government provided Rs 1.5 million under this heading, the lawmakers are demanding 50 million for CDP and 10 mil...

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Writ filed at SC demanding right to willful death

KATHMANDU, JUL 09 – A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court , demanding it legalised the willful death.

Reasoning that the willful death would be better that the life in coma, advocates duo Uttam Prasad Rijal and Tankahari Dahal jointly filed the writ petition at the SC on Thursday. As the constitution has guaranteed citizens the rights to live dignified life, the citizens should be guaranteed the right to have willful death.

It is the human right to finish life rather than living in unconscious state for long and languishing life in pain, they argued.

In the writ, the advocates have made defendants to the Constituent Assembly and the Legislature-Parliament.

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