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Nepal wants to benefit from neighbors’ development: PM Oli

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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said that Nepal wants to profit by the excelling economic developments of its neighbors – India and China – while taking steps forward.

Addressing the program on the fourth day of his ongoing state visit to India, the PM expressed Nepal’s cravings to mount result-oriented collaboration with India and China for the sake of development.

PM Oli attended the 21st Sapru Prawachan organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in New Delhi.

He made it clear that Nepal’s soil would not be allowed to be misused against any of its neighbors, and spoke of Indian government’s security concern and long existing friendship with India.

The PM said the new constitution addressed the Nepali people’s diverse sentiments and its promulgation ended a historic political workload.

“The constitution was not promulgated at once but rather through minute deliberations and a democratic process,” PM Oli said, adding, “The world community was curious and excited on this, and we have rightly addressed their sentiments as well.”

He reminded of the process held at the Constituent Assembly (CA) which saw consultations being held with all the communities and sections, and emphasized that the constitution got votes of more than 90 per cent of the CA members.

All the sides may not agree on all the provisions, PM Oli said, adding that the constitution has embraced internationally recognized values on all fundamental rights.

The constitution in this view is exemplary and progressive, he said.

“The constitution has not discriminated against any communities on subjects pertaining to citizenship, employment opportunities, inclusiveness, social justice, equality and democracy rather it has specified provisions for reservations for backward communities,” PM Oli asserted.

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He shed light on the election of women representatives as country’s President and House Speaker while adding that the constitution has arranged for a federal commission for settling the issue of demarcation of the provincial borders.

PM Oli expressed gratitude to the Indian government and the world community for hailing the constitution’s promulgation as a significant achievement in ending the outstretched transitional period in Nepal.


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Massive fire destroys entire settlement at Madhuban in Sunsari





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ITAHARI — A massive fire that broke out at Ikrahi settlement at Baraha Kshetra Municipality-11 here Saturday night has destroyed goods and property worth more than Rs 6 million. However, no human casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

The fire gutted around 82 shelters with corrugated zinc and straw roofs in the settlement, said Kedar Bista, the Baraha Kshetra Municipality Ward No 11 Chairman.

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He said it is estimated that goods and property worth more than 6 million rupees have been destroyed.

According to him, the entire settlement was destroyed and some children were also injured by fire. Two cattle heads were killed in the incident. It is not known how and from whose house the fire started.

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