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House endorses government’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The Legislature-Parliament has endorsed the government’s annual policies and programs by the small majority on Friday.

The majority also dismisses four amendment proposals to the document registered by various lawmakers.

Earlier today, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had answered questions raised by lawmakers of various parties over the document.

Responding to the questions raised by the lawmakers, PM Oli said that the government’s policies and programs incorporate new visions and are aimed at nation building. He also added that the upcoming budget will incorporate the important issues missed out in the policies and programs.

PM Oli said that long-overdue local elections should not be delayed adding further that the year 2016 will be the constitution implementation year.  There are not constitutional or legal hurdles to holding local polls by mid-December, Oli said.

PM also reiterated that the Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast-track will be constructed by the government itself as directed by Parliament.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari had presented the document in front of the House for deliberations on May 8.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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