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NC, UML For Forwarding Disputes To Full CA
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: As the major three parties struggle to forge consensus on various thorny issues of new statute, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML have proposed handing over the disputes, even if left unresolved by the November 2 deadline, to the full Constituent Assembly (CA).

The first and the second largest parties in the CA floated the proposal during the three-party meeting on Thursday after they failed to forge consensus, especially on issues related to federalism. The CA has thrice extended the deadline given for the CA´s Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC). The last deadline given to the committee to resolve the remaining disputes of new statute is expiring on November 2.
PM Koirla Directs Minister To Revoke Fare Hike
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, on Thursday evening, directed the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Bimalendra Nidhi, to withdraw the decision on transport fare hike.

The PM´s action comes following the call from the vice-chairman of the main opposition UCPN (Maoist) Narayan Kaji Shrestha´s to withdraw the fresh government decision to increase transport fares. At a separate meeting with PM Koirala and also before the three party leaders at PM´s official residence at Baluwatar, Shrestha had said the hike was unethical.
TAR Gov Chairman Jiangcun Calls On DPM Singh
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Visiting chairman of the China´s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) Government of Luosang Jiangcun on Thursday called on Deputy Prime Minister and Local Development Minister Prakash Man Singh at the latter´s office in Singh Durbar.
Provinces May Be Named After Statute Promulgation: Rawal
DIL BAHADUR CHHATAYAL
DHANGADHI, Oct 30: CPN-UML Vice-chairman Bhim Rawal has said that leaders are carrying on with the discussion on producing the new constitution even though they have put aside the issue of naming provinces for now.

Rawal said that the new constitution can be promulgated just by determining the number of provinces even if the political parties did not settle the issue of naming the provinces.
CIAA Files Forgery Case Against NRB Staffer
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU Oct 30: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a forgery case at the Special Court against Jyoti Bahadur Thapa, non-gazetted first class staffer at the Nepal Rastra Bank for submitting fake certificate to get promotion in the service.

Issuing a press statement, the anti-graft body informed that Thapa was found to have acquired fake academic certificate of the intermediate level from Bihar Intermediate Education Council of India. CIAA has sought a maximum punishment from the accused in line with Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 and Prevention of Corruption Act 1960.
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