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India welcomes constitution amendments bill

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KATHMANDU — The Indian Foreign Ministry has welcomed two amendments bills endorsed by a parliament meeting on Sunday as positive developments.

Tweeting this morning, Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson at the Ministry, stated India’s acknowledgement of the amendment bill and hoped other issues were also ‘addressed in constructive spirit’.

‘We regard the two amendments passed yesterday by the Nepali Parliament as positive developments. We hope that other outstanding issues are similarly addressed in a constructive spirit’, Swarup tweeted on Sunday.

The parliament meeting on Saturday night endorsed First Amendment to the Constitution of Nepal four months after the promulgation of the constitution.

Legislature parliament on Saturday amended three Articles of the constitution: Article 42 (social justice), Article 84 (formation of House of Representatives) and Article 286 (Electoral Constituency Delineation Commission) as 461 lawmakers voted in favour while seven voted against it.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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