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16 killed in Chhintang declared martyrs

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KATHMANDU — The Government has declared 16 people martyrs who had been killed by then Panchayat regime 38 years before in Chhintang of Dnahkuta district.

The cabinet meeting of Council of Minister held at Singha Durbar on Friday decided to declare the victims of the incident as martyrs. 16 people were killed in police firing during the cultural program organized by then underground party — CPN Marxist-Leninist in Dhankuta in 1979.

The cabinet meeting, however, took no decision regarding the appointment of provincial chiefs and fixing provincial capitals. It was expected that the cabinet would finalize the name of the Province chief.

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According to the Government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet, the cabinet meeting did not take any decision on appointment of provincial chiefs and fixing provincial capitals.

The left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) have distanced themselves from appont process saying that appointing chiefs and fixing capitals of the provinces is the responsibility of the government.

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RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party

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KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.

Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.

Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.

Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.

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Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.

Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.

LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

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