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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.
Major Disputes Must Be Settled Through Consensus: Bhattarai
REPUBLICA
‘Decision through voting may invite conflict’

KATHMANDU, Sept 30:Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA) Baburam Bhattarai has reiterated that the major and fundamental features of the new constitution must be settled through consensus.

He explained that major political forces that participated in recent movements and are signatory to political agreements signed in recent years must forge consensus on issues of new constitution. Bhattarai maintained that he would lobby for consensus until the last as failure to do so may invite a new cycle of conflict.
PM Koirala In Luxembourg
MYREPUBLICA
LUXEMBOURG, Sept 30: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel held a meeting on Tuesday.
During the meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister, Luxembourg City, the two discussed about friendly relations existing between the two countries and the issues of mutual welfare and interest.  

On the occasion, PM Koirala extended gratitude towards the support provided by the international communities including the European Union (EU) to Nepal´s ongoing constitution writing and peace processes. 
EC Provides Suggestions To CPDCC
MYREPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Election Commission (EC) has given suggestions to the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) regarding various issues to be incorporated in a new constitution.

A delegation led by Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Upreti Tuesday met CPDCC President Dr Baburam Bhattarai and suggested ensure election discipline and confidentiality in the constitution. On the occasion, the CPDCC was apprised that it would be appropriate to adopt a multi-constitutional mixed multi-member electoral system to ensure the concept of inconclusiveness in new statute if major political parties failed to reach to an agreement on the electoral system, according to a Spokesperson for the Commission, Matrika Prasad Shrestha.
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