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Citizenship Bill: Writ filed at SC against President Bhandari
A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
A writ was filed in the SC against the President for not authenticating the Citizenship Bill as per the Constitutional provision.
Sunil Ranjan Singh and others filed a petition saying that President Bhandari committed a “violation of parliamentary supremacy and the Constitution” by rejecting the citizenship bill, which was passed by both Houses of the Federal Parliament.
SC Spokesperson Bimal Paudel confirmed the filing of the writ.
President violated the constitution: HURPES
The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari has failed to meet her obligation of certifying the bill passed by both houses of the federal parliament in accordance with the constitution.
It is unconstitutional not to certify the bill passed by both houses of the parliament after it was sent back for reconsideration by the President, reads a statement issued in Kathmandu on Thursday by President of the Society, Govinda Khanal.
UML Chairman Oli alleges ruling coalition for dragging President into controversy
CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has come down heavily on the five-party ruling coalition for insulting and unnecessarily dragging the President into controversy.
Addressing a program at the party headquarters in Chyasal in Lalitpur Thursday, Oli accused the alliance of insulting the President.
“They (ruling coalition leaders) consider that insulting the President is their greatest achievement,” he said referring to the latest controversy on the Citizenship Bill.
Chairman Oli claimed that his party speaks the language of the country, the constitution and the law.
5 killed in road accident, 13 injured in East Rukum
Five people have died in a road accident involving a passenger bus in Kyangsi Bagar of Bhume rural municipality-3, Rukum East today (Thursday).
Five passengers died on the spot when the bus (G1K 9109) heading towards Rukumkot from Kathmandu met with an accident, Deputy Superintendent of Police of District Police Office Rukum East, Prakash Dangi, said.
Thirteen others were injured.
Israeli Ambassador Goder and RPP Chairman Lingden discuss bilateral relations
RPP Chairman Rajendra Lingden held a courtesy meeting with Hanan Goder, Israel’s ambassador to Nepal, at the RPP’s central office in Dhumbarahi on Thursday.
In the meeting, RPP Chairman Lingden and Ambassador Goder discussed Nepal and Israel relations and various other aspects.
During the meeting, the party’s General Secretary and Head of International Relations Department Bhuvan Pathak, and Advisory Committee Chairman Niranjan Thapa were also present.
CoAS Sharma holds election security-focused meeting with chief of security agencies
Nepali Army (NA) Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Prabhuram Sharma has held election security-focused meeting with chiefs of security bodies on Thursday.
CoAS Sharma discussed the upcoming election security with Inspector General of Nepal Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh, Inspector General of Armed Police Force Raju Aryal and Chief Investigation Director of National Investigation Department (NID) Hutraj Thapa along with Lieutenant Generals of NA.
The NA said that a meeting was held to ensure successful completion of the upcoming House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly Elections-2022.
Seven killed in road accident in Bhimphedi
Seven people died in a road accident in Jurikhet of Bhimfedi Rural Municipality Ward No. 6, Makwanpur this afternoon.
Police Inspector Pratima Shrestha of the Area Police Office Bhimfedi informed that seven people died when the passenger bus (Ba3Ka 7858) coming from Kathmandu to Hetauda met with an accident.
Three women, two men and two children are among the dead.
Of them, six died on the spot and one on the way to the hospital for treatment.
Former IGP Khanal joins CPN-UML
Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarbendra Khanal has joined the CPN-UML party today.
UML Chairman KP Oli welcomed Khanal to the party at a program at party office Chyasal on Thursday.
Khanal had earlier on Wednesday discussed with UML Chairman Oli at his residence in Balkot.
Nepal sees 66 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours
Nepal recorded a total of 81 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours as of Thursday.
Of the confirmed cases, 59 were detected through the RT-PCR method and 42 through the Antigen method.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, a total of 3,262 swab samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
European Parliament delegation arrives in Kathmandu on two-day official visit
A delegation of the European Parliament has arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday on a two-day official visit.
The delegation is led by Evelyn REGNER (Austria), the vice-president of the European Parliament, and comprise Ulrike MÜLLER (Germany), Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ(Czechia), and Maximilian KRAH (Germany).
The EU Delegation to Nepal, in a statement, said the team will hold a number of meetings with representatives of the main political parties to be briefed on the setting up and functioning of the federal democracy for the past six years since the promulgation of the federal constitution in 2015.
Namely, they will meet Nepali Congress General Secretary Gagan Thapa, CPN-UML Deputy General Secretary Pradeep Gyawali, and CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Three held in connection with murder of Bhutanese refugee
Jhapa police has arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of a Bhutanese refugee, Lal Bahadur Gurung.
Investigations have been launched following the arrest of the suspects from Ilam district, said the Area Police Office, Damak.
Police have not disclosed the identity of the arrestees for security reason, said police.