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NC,UML decide to hold decisive talks with opposition

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The meeting of the ruling — Nepali Congress and CPN-UM — that held at prime minister’s official residence, Baluwatar on Thursday have decide to hold ‘decisive talks’ with the 30-party alliance led by UCPN-Maoist by tomorrow.

The meeting, however, concluded that they would not wait for the opposition alliance for a long time in the name consensus.

The meeting also decided to resume talks in regards to issues of the constitution from the point the parleys between the ruling and the opposition parties derailed on January 19. The meeting also decided to table the nine-point proposal during the discussions with the alliance.

During the meeting, the UML leaders denounced the opposition alliance of trying to hold the country hostage to uncertainty in the name of consensus.

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World Bank to provide Rs 16 billion to 21 municipalities





GALKOT- The World Bank is to invest tens of millions of rupees for the infrastructure development of Baglung Municipality.

Mayor of Baglung Municipality Janak Raj Poudel said that the WB is investing approximately Rs 16 billion in 21 municipalities throughout the country, including Baglung Municipality, through the Urban Administrative Capacity and Infrastructure Improvement Project II.

The Project organized a meeting some days back with mayors, deputy mayors, the chief administrative officers and engineers of the municipalities concerned and informed them about the local levels selected for the funding and the works to be carried out under the project.

According to mayor Poudel, four municipalities in Gandaki Province have been selected for the implementation of the project. These include Baglung Municipality in Baglung district, Vyas Municipality and Shukla Gandaki municipality in Tanahu district and Putalibazaar Municipality in Syangja district.

Poudel said each municipality will get between approximately Rs 700 million to Rs 800 million after the Project allocates the budget by preparing the indices.

The road taken as the ‘Ring Road’ of Baglung Municipality was constructed under the first phase of this Project. Mayor Poudel said that the municipality will spend the fund received from the Project in the ‘pride’ projects of the municipality.

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