Congress leader Mahat to join cabinet
Nepali Congress leader Ram Sharan Mahat is taking the oath of office as a minister without portfolio in the swearing-in ceremony being held Tuesday afternoon at Shital Niwas.
According to Congress sources, the newly elected Prime Minister Sushil Koirala also wanted the party leader Prakash Man Singh to take the oath as a minister without portfolio.
But Singh insisted that he be sworn in as deputy prime minister.
"As we are yet to settle the power sharing issue with UML, Koirala asked him to join the cabinet later," said the source.
Mahat will be the only minister from the Congress to take the oath in the swearing-in ceremony at Shital Niwas.
UML is also not sending its ministers to take the oath after Koirala rejected to give the home ministry to the party.
President Ram Baran Yadav will administer oath to the newly elected Prime Minister Koirala and Mahat.
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Knowledge-based approach to Nepal’s foreign policy
Only the knowledge-based pragmatic foreign policy can ensure Nepal’s survival amidst the challenging domestic and international settings. For that, we must change the mindset that we can have a sound policy only after ending the political transition.
Shiva Prasad Tiwari
Encounter with a speeding car: Some reflections on life and death
After all, what harm is there in reflecting upon your own life every now and then? My perception is that we are so disproportionately consumed by petty day to day issues that the larger questions pertaining to life, and death, escape our attention to our own detriment.
A pen and children
Yeah, I, my mom, dad and friends and every citizens should now create an environment which guarantees the rights of these 8-year-olds. Yes, the pens should be handed now. These pens that will enable them to understand who they are and what they should get.
State of denial
Nanda Parsad Adhikari's painful death has raised a fundamental question to our political / legal system. Is this what we wanted ? What does a " federal democratic republic" means for a common people ?
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