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.
Three-party meeting at Baluwatar
The scheduled three party meeting on Thursday has been postponed after the UCPN (Maoist) demanded that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala compulsorily attend the meeting. The top leaders of the three major parties were scheduled to hold a meeting at Peace Secretariat at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The meeting was postponed after the Maoists argued that there is no meaning of such a meeting if the prime minister doesn't attend it.
NRN's help to an Elderly Home
A Nepalese association in the United Kingdom has donated Rs 360,000 to construct a building for an Elderly Shelter at Sitapaila in Pokhara-17.
Maoists not to change its position on federalism
UCPN (Maoist) has decided not to backtrack from its position on federalism. The party Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday decided to stick to its demand for 10 federal provinces. The party has demanded that the constituent assembly carve out the provinces along the ethnic lines.
Boy dies in road mishap
A boy died in a road accident at Saune-8 in Udaypur district today.
'Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity' is 18th SAARC Summit theme
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SAARC needs collective measures against terrorism
A country's ambition to destabilize its neighbors would be counterproductive and can create new security risks in the region. Any leader projecting global image through SAARC leadership should change the traditional mentality and policy.
-Pramod Raj Sedhain
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