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House of Representatives sworn-in

KATHMANDU — The newly elected members of House of Representatives have took the oath of office and secrecy todayon Sunday.

The senior-most elected member Mahantha Thakur from RJPN administered the oath to 273 MPs representing various parties amid a ceremony held at the New Baneshwar-based International Conference Centre (ICC).

Earlier, President Bidya Devi Bhandari had administered the oath of office and secrecy to Thakur today itself.

There are 275 members in the House of Representatives including 165 members elected under first-past-the-post category and 110 under proportional representation category. The CPN-UML has 121 members, NC has 63, and CPN-MC has 53 while Federal Socialist Forum Nepal has 17 and Rastriya Janata Party has 16 members.

Likewise, the Naya Shakti Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya Janamorcha and Nepal Majdoor Kissan Party has one member each and one member is an independent member.

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Resham Chaudhary from RJPN, who is accused of Tikapur incident and is currently in police custody, did not attend the ceremony.

Likewise, three lawmakers –Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Ram Narayan Bidari and Bimala Paudel– who were elected in the election of National Assembly have been administered the oath on Sunday afternoon.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on February 19 had summoned the first ever meeting of the National Assembly on March 5 as per Article 3 (1) of the constitution.

The National Assembly constitute of 59 members, directly elected and those elected on basis of proportional representation system.

The first joint meeting of both HoR and National assembly would take place at 4:00 pm on Monday. Out of the HoR members, 38 members took oath of office and secrecy in their respective mother tongue including Bojpuri, Maithali, Awadhi, Tamang, Tharu, Magar and Hindi.

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PM Oli returns home

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home on Sunday after completing of a six-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China. PM Oli and his entourage landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu at 10:15.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timilsina and Nepal Communist Party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, among others, received PM Oli at TIA’s VVIP Lounge.

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Oli had left for China on Tuesday (June 19). He paid the official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.

During his visit, PM Oli held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, among other Chinese leaders, and signed 14 agreements incluidng a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu.

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