Biratnagar, April 21: Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has said that the government would address the issues put forth by Madhesi Morcha through dialogue and discussion. DPM Gachhadar, also the Chairperson of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), said this at a press conference organized here on Wednesday in course of the preparation of the first general convention of his party scheduled for coming May 2-4.
Kalaiya, April 21: Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Bahadur Basnet has stated that the boundary of the federal provinces, a bone of contention between the government and the disgruntled Madheshi leaders, could be revisited only after holding deliberations with the public.
Parsa, April 21: Departmental action has been taken against 36 police personnel for carrying out activities against the organisation's norms and values. The District Police Office, Parsa, sacked the Sub-Inspector and took departmental action against 35 police personnel.
Gulmi, April 21: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa has blamed the government saying that it was promoting black-marketing and corruption. At a news conference organized by the Nepal Press Union here today, leader Thapa added that the NC should play a constructive role remaining in the opposition.
Chitwan, April 21: Police have arrested five persons on the charge of trafficking two girls to India. The accused Sher Bahadur Chepang, his wife Bishnu Maya Shrestha, both of Kaule VDC in Chitwan, and Gobinda Mahato, Buddhi Bhujel and Shani Pangeni, all of Madi Municipality were arrested on the same charge on different dates, police said.
Butwal, April 21: UCPN (Maoist) spokesperson Dinanath Sharma has urged the Nepali Congress and Madhes centric parties to join the government. He added that the issue of leadership might be open if they agreed to join the government. At a news conference here today, Sharma clarified that his party was not thinking about changing the government.
Biratnagar, April 21: Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has said that the performance of the incumbent government was not satisfactory. At a news conference organized by the Press Union Biratnagar, here today, leader Sitaula blamed the government saying that it failed to expedite the reconstruction projects.
Rajbiraj, April 21: A cyclist died while three others were injured in a road accident that took place along the East-West highway at Kanchanpur municipality-11 of Saptari this morning.
Kathmandu, April 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the 6th National Fine Arts Exhibition-2073 amid a programme organized at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal here today. Since the building of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) sustained damage due to the devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015 and is now in a dismantled state, the Exhibition was organized at the Nepal Art Council's building.
Kathmandu, April 20: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ananda Prasad Pokharel has left for Bangkok, Thailand today to take part in the Nepal Festival. The Festival, jointly organized by Non-Resident Nepali Association and Nepalese embassy, is going to kick off from tomorrow at the Central World and runs through April 25.
Kapilvastu, April 20: CPN (UML) Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai has urged the agitating Madhesh-centric political parties not to further wage any agitation as their prime demand-amendment of new constitution-was already taken into consideration. Speaking to the journalists at Kapilvastu Constituency No 4 today, leader Bhattarai further said that the incumbent government was facing the challenges as holding the local bodies' election and other important development works.