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Nepal’s constitution is ‘promising’: Indian Chief Justice Thakur

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KATHMANDU — At the time when the government of India has not yet freely welcomed Nepal’s Constitution, Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur, lauded the constitution, relating its provisions as ‘promising’.

Conversing with the mediapersons at the closing of the tenth Chief Justices’ Conference of SAARC nations in Kathmandu on Sunday, Thakur said that Nepal’s constitution was promising as it has enveloped the basic standards of human rights, independent judiciary, the rule of law and democracy.

Thakur said while saying that the Indian constitution was amended 66 times, the Constitution of Nepal also could advance keeping its essential structure in place.

On the occasion, Chief Justice of Nepal, Kalyan Shrestha said that the meeting remained milestone for the opportunity it provided for fostering cooperation between judiciaries in the region.

The meeting, inaugurated by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Saturday, closed on Sunday adopting a seven-point Kathmandu declaration including steps to be taken to foster regional cooperation for the establishment of a SAARC LAW Arbitration Center in Kathmandu.

The meeting has chosen to publish intermittent SAARC Law Reports containing landmark judgments and decisions of the apex courts of the South Asian countries.

The conference has also decided of taking initiatives to disseminate judgments relating to human rights, public interest litigation, environmental and commercial law through the website of the SAARC LAW.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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