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Maoist Center to filed Mahara for Speaker post

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KATHMANDU — The left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) is preparing to field Krishna Bahadur Mahara for the post of House Speaker. The two parties, however, have not made any official announcement about who will be the candidate for the Speaker till this evening.

With the majority seast of left alliance, there is a high possibility that Mahara, who had won the federal parliament election from Dang-2, will be the Speaker of the House.

It has been learnt thta ,apart from Mahara, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Dev Gurung and former Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar among others from the Maoist Centre have also expressed their willingness to become the Speaker.

Filing of nominations for the election to the post of Speaker has been scheduled for Friday while the election has been slated for Saturday.

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Meanwhile, former Speaker Subash Nembang has claimed for the post of Speaker from CPN-UML.

Senior leaders of the UML have claimed that Nembang’s role will be strong to make the federal parliament effective as he has already led the Constituent Assembly as the Chairman for two times. He has also has the experience of interim Parliament Speaker.

But, the Maoist Centre had already claimed the post of Speaker while allocating key posts during the process of party unification of the two parties. Maoist Centre had supported Bidya Devi Bhandari for the post of President leaving their stance for the post as per the same agreement.

The Maoist Centre had claimed for the posts of Vice-President and Speaker after the UML demanded the posts of President and Prime Minister.

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Met department warns of flash floods risk in hilly districts

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KATHMANDU — The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a press release today, forecasting the possibility of flash floods in small and seasonal rivers mainly in Dolakha, Rasuwa, Dhading, Gorkha, Surkhet, Rolpa, Darchula and some other hilly districts.

It has said that the possibility of waters flow in Kankai, Koshi, Kamala, Bagmati, Narayani, West Rapti, Babai, Karnali and Mahakali rivers crossing the danger line is low.

Hilly districts are likely to see rains today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and people residing near the banks of rivers and their surroundings need to remain alert.

Light to moderate rains have been still forecast for the next three days while some parts in the western part of Nepal are probably to record heavy rains.

According to the division latest details, Lumle witnessed the maximum rainfall (231 mm) today and it is followed by Jiri ( 85mm), Okhaldhunga (40 mm), Taplejung ( 26mm), Dadeldhura (25 mm ) and Kathmandu (15mm).

Today’s maximum temperature of the Kathmandu Valley was recorded at 31 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature was 20.8 degree Celsius

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