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NAC aircraft takes off from Kabul with mortal remains of 12 Nepalis

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KATHMANDU — A chartered flight of Nepal Airlines, flew to Kabul to bring mortal remains of Kabul attack victims, has taken off from Kabul International Airport.

The NAC RA 2442 Airbus left for Kabul at 3 am. According to a flightradar, which provides live updates about flights, the NAC plane has already taken off from the KIA.

The flight has also airlifted 24 migrant Nepalis in Afghanistan wishing to return home after the attack, MoFA stated on its tweet.

The flight was scheduled to take off at around 11 am but was delayed by an hour and expected to land at Tribhuvan International Airport at 3:00 PM today.

The bodies will be received by PM KP Sharma Oli at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Earlier, the government decided to send a chartered flight as the bodies have to be brought in Kabul International Airport via three connecting flights.

12 Nepali security guards were killed and seven others injured in Kabul when a suspected Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in.

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New govt likely to have 18 ministers

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KATHMANDU — The new government is likely to have 15 to 18 ministries in total as Prime mInister KP Sharma Oli is preparing to give his cabinet a full shape.

As per discussion between Prime Minister Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the government may include Madhes-based parties to make the government inclusive and have two-thirds majority in the Parliament.

According to Article 76 (9) of the constitution, the number of ministers cannot exceed 25 in the federal Cabinet. With the new constitution limiting the size of Council of Ministers to 25, the new governing team could be limited to 18 members including three state ministers. A formal decision on the matter is yet to be taken.

Speaking at a program organised in Kathmandu on Tuesday, UML leader Pradeep said: “Cabinet expansion is likely to take place on Wednesday. A few Maoist ministers will be joining the Oli government.”

“Our taskforce has recommended that the government form a 15-member Cabinet. Some of the ministries will be integrated and others scrapped.”

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Ishwor Pokhrel, Pradeep Gyawali, Rabindra Adhikari, Raghubir Mahaseth, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal and Padma Aryal are the probable ministerial candidates from the UML.

Like3wise, Maoist chair Dahal and senior CPN-MC leaders Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Ram Bahadur Thapa have been given the responsibility of selecting ministers from their party.

Probable ministerial candidates from the Maoist Centre include Ram Bahadur Thapa, Matrika Yadav, Pampha Bhusal, Devendra Poudel, Lekhraj Bhatta, Chakrapani Khanal, Pun, Girirajmani Pokhrel and Dev Gurung, according to the sources.

Thapa may lead the CPN-MC in the government as deputy prime minister. Yadav is being considered for appointment since he represents Madhes, Bhusal as a woman while Poudel is one of the leaders who joined the party lately. Poudel had left the Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Party to join the Maoist Centre just ahead of unification talks with the UML.

Leaders involved in discussions said the Maoist Centre could appoint up to eight ministers if the Cabinet size does not exceed 18.

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