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NC, UML For Giving Top Leaders 5 Days To Settle Disputes
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Lawmakers from the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML have been lobbying for a mechanism comprising top leaders of major political parties to either settle contentious issues in constitution writing within five days or prepare a questionnaire of disputes for voting.

All lawmakers from the ruling parties at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) since Monday have been strongly stood against sending the disputes back to the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of CA.
SC Show Cause Notice To Govt, Transport Entrepreneurs
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to the government authorities and transport entrepreneurs´ association in connection with a writ petition demanding a mandamus order for setting up an inquiry commission to recommend ways to rein in the transport sector in the context of increasing numbers of road accidents.

Responding to a writ petition filed by advocate Jyoti Anaya, general secretary of the Forum for Protection of Consumer Rights Nepal, a single bench of Justice Sushila Karki issued the show cause notice. Baniya has named the Prime Minister´s Office, secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Commerce and Supply as well as the Department of Transport Management and seven organizations of transport entrepreneurs as defendants.
Nepal Army Division Commanders Meeting Concludes
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A two-day long meeting of Nepal Army´s six division commanders, chiefs of various offices, departments, directorate generals and directorates, concluded on Thursday during which the NA´s performance was evaluated.

The meeting held at the NA´s headquarters examined loopholes in the implementation of the Army´s action plan but also highly acclaimed the security situation during the CA election, SAARC summit, and the NA´s role in disaster management in the aftermath of flooding and landslide in Sindhupalchowk and snowstorm in Manang. The meeting looked into the various aspects of the integration of Maoist combatants into the Nepal Army and portrayed it as an accomplishment that is recognized in the international arena.
Koirala Calls Sharif, Condoles Peshawar Deaths
Myrepublica
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Wednesday called his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to express his deep shock over the Tuesday´s terrorist attack in a school at Peshawar.

During a telephonic conversation with PM Sharif, Koirala said Nepal condemns the terrorist attack on children as an attack on the future of Pakistan and humanity as a whole, according to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday.
Prez Appoints Envoy To Thailand
Republica
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: President Ram Baran Yadav on Thursday appointed Khaganath Adhikari as Nepal´s Ambassador to Thailand. Adhikari is currently serving as joint secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

 Likewise, the president also appointed Nepal´s Permanent Representative to UN Durga Prasad Bhattarai to work as Non-residential envoy to Ecuador. The Office of President in a press statement said that appointments were made in line with Article 150 of the Interim Constitution on recommendation of the cabinet.
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