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  Lawmakers Divided As Parliament Debates TRC Bill
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    KATHMANDU, April 20: As the parliament began deliberations on the bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Enforced Disappearance on Sunday, lawmakers from various political parties have aired their differing views.

During the debate, lawmakers from the same party expressed differing opinions about the bill.

 
  Conflict Victims Want Revision Of TRC Bill, Submit Memo To Speaker
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    KATHMANDU, April 20 : Thirteen various conflict victims´ organizations on Sunday demanded revision of the bill on the Truth and Reconciliation and Commission on Enforced Disappearance Commission that has been tabled in parliament.

Organizing a press conference, the group of conflict victims´ organization demanded revision of the bill arguing that the bill in exisiting form favours the perpetrators of crime. They have maintained that certain provisions in the bill aim at giving amnesty even to those involved in serious cases of human rights violations and that the bill requires serious revision to ensure justice to conflict victims.

 
  EC Code Of Coduct For CA By-elections
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    KATHMANDU, April 20: In the run-up to the June 22 Constituent Assembly by-elections, the Election Commission has announced different dates to enforce the election code of conduct to the political parties, their candidates, the government and its various bodies, civil servants, poll volunteers, NGOs and media, among others.

According to a statement issued by the EC on Sunday, the code of conduct has been enforced to the political parties from April 18.

 
  Lobbying Intensifies As JC Meets To Recommed Justices
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    KATHMANDU, April 20 : Political parties have been keenly watching the developments as the Judicial Council (JC) holds discussions to recommend names for the vacant posts of justices at the Supreme Court.

According to a source, political parties have been lobbying to get candidates close to them recommended for the vacant posts of justices.

 
  Albeit Slow, Government Will Achieve Its Goal: PM
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    JHAPA, April 20: Amid criticisms that the government had failed to live up to expectation, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the government will achieve its goal even as the pace of activity appears slow.

Addressing a press meeting organized by Nepal Press Union (NPU) upon his arrival at Bharatpur Airport on Saturday to participate in the Mechi Zonal Orientation Program to the party´s local leaders, Prime Minister Koirala said the government is moving ahead in slow but steady manner to achieve the goal of promulgating new constitution in a year.

 
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