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'Federalism With Existing State Structure Only A Conspiracy'
ASHOK DAHAL
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: At a time when questions concerning federalism have figured hugely in the wranglings over the constitution-drafting process, the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist has ruled out the relevance of the very idea of federalism in the country without first effecting changes in the existing state structure.

The breakaway faction of the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has further said that ethnicity should not be made the basis for delineating the federal provinces. CPN Maoist General Secretary Chand has termed the current debate on identity-based federalism a conspiracy, said a leader of the party.
UN Urges Govt To Punish Murderer Of Teenage Girl In Kavre
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged the government of Nepal to undertake an effective and complete investigation of the facts, prosecution and punishment of those responsible in the killing of a schoolgirl in Pokharichauri, Kavre in 2004 during the armed conflict.

Advocacy Forum - Nepal, a human rights organization, organized a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday and informed that the UN committee has decided to urge the government of Nepal to report to the UN body within 180 days on the delay in punishing perpetrators involved in killing Subhadra Chaulagain in February 12, 2004.
Non-implmentation Of Its Recommendations Worries NHRC
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma said the human rights watchdog would soon consult Prime Minister Office and the Office of Attorney General over non-implementation of its recommendations.

Speaking at a press conference organized to inform about the achievements of his team within the last 100 days in office, Sharma said, “We have found that government has been providing reparation to the victims in most of the cases upon our recommendations but government has not been taking action against the perpetrators. Cases against perpetrators are rarely filed though we recommend legal action against them,” said Sharma.
UCPN (Maoist) To Boycott House Committees
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: With the UCPN (Maoist) deciding to boycott meetings of all parliamentary committees, the deadlock over constitution making process has deepened further.

A parliamentary party meeting of the main opposition UCPN (Maoist), which also leads the 19-party alliance, has taken this decision at a time when interparty relations have soured in the past one week.
CIAA Directs Govt To Suspend NTB Chief Niroula
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU Jan 28: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to suspend Subash Niroula, the acting chief executive officer of the Nepal Tourism Board.

In a press statement, the anti-graft body said that it has asked the MoCTCA to produce Nirola at its office after suspending him. "It has been found that Niroula was involved in corruption while in office as the acting CEO of the board from 2011 to 2014," the CIAA said in its statement.
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