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NHRC Committed To Independent TRC
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said its representative on the recommendation committee for the formation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission for the Enforced Disappearance cannot overstep the given mandate.

At a meeting between officials of NHRC and Nepal Bar Association on Friday, Chairman Anup Raj Sharma said NHRC is completely against the recommendation of political cadres and individuals charged with human rights violations for the positions in the proposed commissions.
PM Takes ´personal Initiatives´ For SAARC Summit Preparations
KOSH RAJ KOIRALA
Cancels visit to UN Conference on LLDCs in Vienna

KATHMANDU, Nov 1 : Concerned over the sluggish logistical preparations including beautification of the city, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has taken a personal initiative to ensure that SAARC Summit preparations are completed well before the start of the summit.

Prime Minister Koirala instructed his aides to make a thorough inspection of the preparations being made to host the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu starting November 22. A team led by the prime minister´s foreign relations advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai had made inspection of the road condition from the Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel Soaltee in Tahachal and erstwhile parliament gallery as well as City Hall at the Exhibition Road, where the summit meeting will be held.
Nepal Police, Judiciary And Parties Affected By Corruption: ICAI
SANTOSH GHIMIRE
50% Nepalis say they are increasingly asked to pay bribes

KATHMANDU Nov  1: Releasing a report on the ´´Department for International Developments Approach to Anti-Corruption and Its Impact on the Poor,” Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), a London-based anti-graft watchdog, has said Nepal police, judiciary, political parties and civil service are particularly affected by corruption in Nepal.

Even though DFID, the UK donor agency, is assisting the Nepal government in curbing corruption, ICAI said in its thematic report that DFID has designed and undertaken very few programs to address corruption in those institutions.
Japanese Lawmaker Arriving In Capital
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Nov 1 : A Japanese parliamentarian and Secretary-General of the Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League Yosuke Tsuruho is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday on a three-day visit to Nepal.

According to a press statement issued by Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu, Tsuruho is scheduled to hold meetings with President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat and other senior political leaders, including Nepali Congress Vice President Ram Chandra Paudel during his stay in Kathmandu.
Top Three-party Meet Ends In Fiasco
MADAN KOIRALA
KATHAMNDU, Oct 31: A meeting among the top leaders of the three major parties - Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) – convened to strike deal on the disputed issues of the new constitution has ended inconclusively on Friday.

Held at Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, the three-party meeting ended in fiasco after the leaders did not budge from their respective stances.
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