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Cabinet approves PM’s India visit

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KATHMANDU — A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday has approved Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official state visit to India scheduled for April 6-8, according to government spokesperson and State Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota.

Baskota said that the Cabinet meetin has also finalised the names of three ministers who will accompany Prime Minister during his visit.

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The cabinet meeting has also decided to table the ordinances related to Health Profession Education, Truth and Reconciliation Commission and ordinance on the election of members of National Assembly at the Parliament.

Likewise, the meeting also decided to extend the deadline of District Education Office to mid-July until the District Education Coordination Committee is formed.

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Supreme Court continues stay order against protest ban

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has decided to continue the short-term interim stay order on the government’s decision to ban public protests at key places, including Maitighar Mandala, in the city.

A division bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise on Monday has issued a verdict to this effect upon concluding a hearing on the writ filed against the government by Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathi.

Advocate Tripathi had filed a writ petition on July 5 in the SC urging a stay order on the government’s decision to ban public rallies at Maitighar Mandala and other places in the city.

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Earlier on Friday(July 13), a division bench of Hari Krishna Karki and Dambar Bahadur Shahi passed the order, first issued on July 6.

On June 29, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa had declared Maitighar Mandala as a protest free zone effective from July 15, reiterating the Kathmandu District Security Committee’s decision announced on April 13.

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