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  Death Toll Mounts As Clashes Intensify In Ukraine
       ASSOCIATED PRESS  
 
    KIEV, Ukraine, July 28:  Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.

Authorities in Luhansk said Monday that five people were killed and 15 injured by overnight artillery strikes. Three were killed in Donetsk as a result of clashes, the city´s government said.

 
  Swaraj Visit Marks New Chapter In Nepal-India Ties
       KOSH RAJ KOIRALA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 27: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Kathmandu to revive the moribund Joint Commission (JC) -- an apex government body between Nepal and India-- wrapped up her three-day official visit to Nepal on Sunday.

“It was a very successful trip and the results were more than my expectations,” she shared her satisfaction over Nepal visit before her departure to New Delhi.

 
  House Discusses Amendment To Civil Servants Act
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 27: Deliberation on the much-debated recent amendments to the Civil Servants Act has begun in parliament from Sunday. Most of the lawmakers lauded the provisions incorporated in the amended draft bill while airing their views during the meeting.

The bill states that civil servants who hold Diversity Visa/Permanent Residency of foreign countries should choose either their government jobs or the DV/PR cards.

 
  MoGA Directive To Ministries On Transfer Of Civil Servants
       SANTOSH GHIMIRE  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 27: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) is preparing to issue a directive to all ministries to make the transfer of civil servants transparent.

MoGA decided to ask all ministries to formulate criteria for the transfer of civil servants as soon as possible. The ministry’s decision comes as all ministries are gearing up to transfer their employees. The ministries are authorized to transfer assistant-level to undersecretary-level staffers with consent from the MoGA within August.

 
  Judiciary Brings Three-year Strategic Plan
       REPUBLICA  
 
    Apprehensions about implementation in lack of adequate funds

KATHMANDU, July 27: Judiciary has introduced a third five-year strategic plan with ambitious goals such as delivering prompt and effective services as well as developing infrastructures. But the plan also states that its full implementation might be hampered by budget shortage.

“The strategic plan runs a risk of not receiving adequate budget from the Nepal government to implement the programs,” reads the plan, underscoring it as the first and foremost challenge.

 
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