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Peace, Truth And Non-violence Are Present Need Of Country: PM Koirala
MYREPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, March 6: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged the Buddhists to spread the message of peace, truth and non-violence, stating the country needed these ideals at present.

The Prime Minister expressed this view in a meeting with the office-bearers of the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Development Committee and the Buddhist religious leaders who had reached his residence in Baluwatar today to meet him after a visit to the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
PM, UCPN (M) Chair Meet, ´meaningful´ Talks On Saturday
Myrepublica
KATHMANDU, March 6: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and opposition party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal are ready to hold meaningful dialogue to resolve the disputed issues of a new constitution.

The two leaders held discussions on the issues at the PM´s official residence at Baluwatar on Friday.
OHCHR Commends SC Verdict On TRC, CIED
Myrepublica
KATHMANDU, March 6: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights today welcomed last week’s decision by the Supreme Court of Nepal to strike down a clause giving the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons the power to recommend amnesties for serious human rights violations committed during the 10-year internal conflict.
Opposition Alliance Ready For Formal Talks
ASHOK DAHAL
To launch second-phase protests if talks make no headway

KATHMANDU, March 6:
After 45 days of deadlock, the alliance of opposition parties has finally decided to sit for talks with the ruling parties with a view to settle the key contentious issues of the new constitution and resume the stalled constitution-making process.

A meeting of the 30-party alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) held at Singha Durbar on Thursday took the decision.
Govt Ignores Administrative Panel´s Recommendation
REPUBLICA
Additional secy´s post at finance ministry

KATHMANDU, March 6: Ignoring recommendations made by the Administrative Reform Recommendation Committee some 11 months ago, the government has created an additional secretary-level position at the finance ministry on Wednesday.

Submitting a report to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in April last year, the committee headed by Kashiraj Dahal, who is also the chairman of the Administrative Court, had suggested to the government not to create additional secretary-level position in the ministries saying it might lead to conflict of jurisdiction between the secretaries.
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