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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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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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