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Lot Yet To Be Done In Early Warning, Guide Training: Govt
KAMAL PARIYAR
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: With the benefit of hindsight following the snowstorm that killed over 33 trekkers, including 16 foreign nationals, the government has realized that there is a lot to be done in terms of early warning, maintaining of records and proper training of trekking guides, officials said on Tuesday.

The government has issued directives in this regard to the authorities concerned and also decided to introduce some new provisions relating to the movement of trekkers and to weather forecasting and evaluation.
CA Gives CPDCC 12 More Days To Settle Disputes
REPUBLICA
NC, UML, some other parties lobby to go for voting

 UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi insist on consensus

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting on Tuesday gave 12 days more to the CA´s Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) for settling disputes in the contents of new constitution.

While making announcement of deadline extension yet again, CA Chairman Subas Nembang said this is the last chance given to the CPDCC to settle the unresolved disputes.
FM Lauds Modi For Prioritizing Neighbors
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 21 : Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his policy of prioritizing neighboring countries.

During his meeting with Modi in New Delhi on Monday, Pandey also appreciated Modi´s focus on regional cooperation under the SAARC framework. Modi had suggested Nepal to take up certain issues that is common to all SAARC members to ensure that they are brought to implementation.
Three Party Meet Ends In Fiasco
Republica
Parties to continue negotiation on thorny issues of new statute again on Wednesday

KATHMANDU, Oct 21 : A meeting of the top leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) touted as ´decisive´ one to settle thorny issues of new constitution ended even without holding serious negotiations on the issues on Tuesday.

The day-long meeting held at Gokarna Forest Resort ended with informal talks among the top leaders as half an hour long ´formal´ negotiation showed no sign of reaching anywhere near consensus on the contentious issues of new statute.
Committee Suggests Two Work Shifts At Govt Offices
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU Oct 21: The Administrative Reform Implementation and Monitoring Committee has recommended to the government to introduce a new system of providing public services in two shifts every day at government offices that cater directly to the general public.

The committee has proposed a two-shift system at such government offices-- the first shift from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and the second from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
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