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PM Koirala Returning Home Today
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BRUSSELS Oct 1: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is returning home tomorrow afternoon after attending the 69th United Nations General Assembly held in New York of the USA. PM Koirala had addressed to the General Assembly on September 26. While in New York in course of attending the UNGA, he also participated in the UN Climate Change conference and another one regarding the UN Security Council.
China Trustworthy Friend: Bijukchhe
MYREPUBLICA
BHAKTAPUR, Oct 1: Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) Chairman Narayanman Bijukchhe on Wednesday said that having a strong and trustworthy friend as China had helped Nepal sustain its independence and sovereignty.

Speaking at a program held on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People´s Republic of China, Bijukchhe, who also heads Nepal-China Friendship Association, said that the support of Chinese people had contributed in engendering a belief among the Nepali people for their ability to make headway in economic progress.
Prez Yadav Attends Fulpati Ceremony At Tundhikhel
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KATHMANDU, Oct 1: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today attended a special ceremony ´fire of joy(feu-de-joie)´ held by Nepal Army marking the day of Fulpati of the festival of Bada Dashain at Tundhikhel in the capital city.

The ceremony was marked with a series of salvoes from cannons and rifle fire by the NA soldiers.
PMO Directs Officials To Restore Popularity Of Hello Sarkar
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The government has directed officials to respond promptly to public grievances received through Hello Sarkar, a complaint receiving mechanism at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in a bid to restore popularity and credibility of the channel.

Though the concept had become an instant hit when launched by the Baburam Bhattarai-led government in November 2011, it has gradually lost its charm and credibility due to lethargic approach of the government over the recent months. Only a few people lodge complaints through e-mails and hotlines of Hello Sarkar these days.
EC: 51 Pc Vote A Must For Directly-elected Prez Or PM
SANTOSH GHIMIRE
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Election Commission (EC) has suggested to the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) to make it mandatory for candidates for directly elected president or prime minister to secure 51 percent of the total vote to secure those top posts, should the political parties decide to adopt such a system of governance under the new constitution.

The constitutional body’s advice comes at a time when the CPDCC is holding a series of discussions over the  system of governance to be set out under the new statute. The big political parties have yet to strike a deal over the system of governance to be adopted.
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