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7 days allocated for amendment proposition

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KATHMANDU —

Constituent Assembly Sunday concluded deliberations on the final draft of the new constitution, assigning seven days for receiving amendment proposals on the “Revised Bill” of the new statute.

Sunday’s CA meeting has set September 5 deadline for lawmakers to register their amendment proposals if they need any modification in the bill. The draft constitution tabled a week ago by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) for theoretical discussion was endorsed by an overwhelming majority in the CA for further proceedings.

CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang requested that the CA members to register their amendment proposals till September 5 without trimming short the duration of time provisioned in the CA Rules for the same.
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After receiving amendment proposals, the CA will hold clause-wise discussion on the bill alongside amendment proposals and endorse the bill through voting. The CA members will then sign the bill and the CA seat will confirm it before President Ram Baran Yadav declares the initiation of the new constitution.

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa narrowly escapes explosion at party rally

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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on Saturday which has rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying the president was not hurt.

President Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s historic election, the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down.

The explosion occurred as the president, accompanied by other politicians, was walking off the stage at the White City stadium after addressing thousands of supporters in advance of next month’s vote.

Mnangagwa, the 75-year-old leader of ZANU-PF, was not hurt and taken to safety, officials said. However, witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President.

Several others including number security personnel, the wife of fellow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the environment minister and the deputy speaker of parliament also suffered wounds.

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