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Court orders to stop counting of Nepal Idol’s vote till Sept 8

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KATHMANDU — The Kathmandu District Court has issued an interim order to stop counting the votes received to choose the best singers in ‘Nepal Idol’.

A single bench of judge Bivakar Bhatta on Wednesday issued the order, said Spokesperson at the Kathmandu District Court, Krishna Prasad Nepal.

The order is to stop counting until September 8 of the popular Nepali reality show being aired in a television.

The court has called both the sides for a discussion on September 8 in the case.

Lawyers including Yagyamani Neupane had filed writ petition demanding scrapping of a decision taken by the show organisers to start re-voting without making any contestant, out of the four remaining contestants, out from the show.

Voting was opened from 8:45 pm to mid-night after the performance of the four contestants on August 31. Although 3.7 million votes were received during the period, none of the contestants was ousted from the programme held on September 1.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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