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Former PM Koirala passes away

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died of cardiac arrest after suffering from a bout of pneumonia on early Tuesday morning. He was 76.

According to Koirala’s private doctor Dr Kabirnath Yogi, died of cardiac arrest after he developed pneumonia in bronchitis’ infection due to change in the weather.

Koirala was suffering Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and he succumbed to the condition.

Sushil Koirala, who had announced his candidacy for the Nepali Congress president in the upcoming general election, inhaled his last at Shashanka Koirala’s residence.

Koirala, who was elected Prime Minister of Nepal on February 10, 2014, resigned as PM in October last year after parties failed to forge a consensus amid continued protests and blockade of a key border trade point with India over the country’s new Constitution.

Koirala entered politics in 1954. Born on 12 August 1939, Koirala was the cousin of former PMs Matrika Prasad Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala and Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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