BIRATNAGAR — Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the government has undertaken historical and remarkable works and also attained success in removing unnecessary rumors and misconceptions on the matters of the constitution.
Talking to journalists in brief at the Biratnagar Airport this morning, Minister Rai, also the Spokesperson of government, said that the foundation has been prepared to bring the relations with neighbouring countries to new height.
In course of the Nepal Prime Minister’s India visit, the Indian Prime Minister in a press conference had welcomed the promulgation of new constitution in Nepal while Chinese government also hailed the constitution of Nepal and Nepal-China signed a historical trade transit treaty.
Noting that the development works are being hampered in absence of local body elections, he said, adding that the government would unveil the national budget and date for the local election on coming May 28.
The upcoming budget will be quite different, he said, informing that the budget will lay special emphasis on Terai and also the development and prosperity of hill and mountain.
It is truth that the task of reconstruction has taken slow pace due to lack of human resource and legal procedural hassles, the Minister added. He further shared that the government will construct shared residence for the quake survivors to not allow them to live under the open sky.
On query of journalists on Madhesi Morcha’s agitation, he said a committee has been formed for the implementation of federalism and the high-level committee formed to resolve the disputed issues including boundaries of the provinces.
The Minister also asks the Nepali Congress to join the current government for the effective implementation of the new constitution in line with the 16 point gentleman agreement.
2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house
DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.
The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.
It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.
Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.
Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.
Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.
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