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  MoFA To Brief Media On Indian PM Modi's Nepal Visit
       MYREPUBLICA  
 
    Kathmandu, Aug 1: Ministry of Foreign Affairs is going to organize a press briefing on Indian Primer Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit, on Friday.

MoFA, as a line ministry for external affairs, will brief the media on the high-profile Indian visit scheduled to start from August 03.

 
  Govt Consults Small Parties On Indian PM'svisit
       REPUBLICA  
 
    33-party alliance opposes pact sans consensus

KATHMANDU, July 31:
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other two key ministers briefed leaders from various political parties about the government´s preparations for the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an all-party meeting on Thursday.

Prime Minister Koirala and Minister for Finance Ram Sharan Mahat and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey informed cross-party leaders about the government´s preparations and also sought suggestions from them as to what should be the priority of the Nepali side.

 
  Two Bullet-proof Vehicles Arrive In Kathmandu For Modi
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 31: Two bullet proof vehicles have arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday in view of the government´s preparations to provide a foolproof Z-plus security to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to arrive here on a two-day official visit on Sunday.

The vehicles along with a frequency controller vehicle were transported to Kathmandu from New Delhi by Indian Air Force cargo aircraft Thursday morning. The two vehicles will be used for Modi to travel in Kathmandu. The frequency controller vehicle disrupts mobile phone signals in the vicinity of the VVIP convoy. So talking on mobile phones will not be possible in the area.

 
  Budget Discussion Put Off Yet Again
       ASHOK DAHAL  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 31: Deliberation over Appropriations Bill scheduled to start in the parliament on Thursday has been deferred yet again due to objections from the main opposition UCPN (Maoist).

Though the discussions over the bill was originally set to begin from July 25, it had been delayed after the government failed to provide the budget books on time.
The budget books (red books) include all the programs and ministry-wise budgets allocated for various development regions, districts and local areas for the current fiscal year.

 
  Sharma To Become PAC Chair Unopposed
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 31:Giving continuity to the long-held trend of providing the chairmanship of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament to the main opposition party, the political parties are all set to elect UCPN (Maoist) leader Janardan Sharma unopposed as the PAC head.

Sharma is the only candidate to have registered his candidacy for the post as voting for the purpose is scheduled for 11am on Friday. The time for registering candidacy for the PAC head is until 5pm on Thursday. Sharma is proposed by Prem Bahadur Singh of Samajbadi Janta Party and seconded by Dor Prasad Upadhyaya of UCPN (Maoist).

 
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