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Nepal News – 30 Oct 2015

30th October 2015

No alternative to parties working together in difficult situation – PM Oli 

Kathmandu, Oct 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said there is no alternative to all parties moving ahead together in the current difficult situation the country is passing through.
Talking to journalists in the luncheon he organised today at his official residence at Baluwatar on the occasion of the promulgation of the constitution, PM Oli said the government was effortful towards easing the daily life as per the public aspiration. He also expressed the confidence that the supply of essential goods would become easier soon.
The Prime Minister said it was inappropriate for any side to protest the constitution and disrupt the public life when the political parties have already issued and also implemented the constitution for the national interest in deference to the public aspiration.



Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal’s first female president

Nepal’s parliament has elected women’s rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari as its first female president, in a move hailed as a milestone.

She is the second person to hold the mainly ceremonial role.  The 54-year-old is currently the vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist).

Ms Bhandari was defence minister from 2009 to 2011. As president, she has promised to champion minority and women’s rights in Nepal.




Only 500 of 2,700 quakedamaged houses in KMC dismantled so far

Kathmandu, Oct 30: Of the total 2,700 quake-damaged houses registered in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), only 500 were found to have been dismantled by the KMC although six months have elapsed since the April 25 earthquake hit the country.

These houses are mostly from the most affected zones as Balaju, Chaumati, Sitapaila and along the Bishumati riverside, according to Dhanpati Sapkota, Chief of Implementation Division at the KMC.




Nepali team leaves for Kerung to bring petrol 

Kathmandu, Oct 30: A representative team of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) left for Kerung of China on Friday to receive subsidy petrol China has pledged to Nepal.

As the grant fuel is said to reach the bordering Kerung till Saturday evening, as part of China’s promise to provide 1.3 million litres of petrol as grant, the team including NOC spokesperson Dipak Baral together with 12 tankers set out towards Kerung to receive the petrol, said Hari Prasad Bashyal, Nepal’s consular general in Lhasa.

Nepal on Wednesday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China for supply of petroleum products after Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) — Nepal’s sole fuel supplier for the last four decades — stopped supplying fuel to Nepal citing Tarai unrest.



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