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NRA to celebrate one-year commemoration of devastating earthquake on April 24

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KATHMANDU — A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Directive Committee on Tuesday has decided to arrange different programs to celebrate the first anniversary of the staggering tremor of April (2015 ) on coming April 24.

The meeting decided to organise a program near Dharahara on Baisakh 12 (April 24) to pay tributes to the earthquake victims.

NRA Spokesperson Ram Prasad Thapaliaya said a candlelight vigil will be held at Maitighar Mandal at night of April 24. All other tremor hit districts in coordination with their respective District Development Committee would also pay tribute to those killed in the quake.

Among the decisions taken by the Committee is to expedite the grant agreement process in the 11 worst-affected districts where the surveys on the same have concluded. The names of those benefiting from this agreement shall be published in their respective VDC, District Development Committee and municipalities.

Similarly, the construction of a community residence shall be started in each district.

The Education Ministry and Health Ministry would initiate reconstruction task of at least one school and health institution in every district on April 25.

The Department of Archeology would carry out reconstruction of the Kathmandu-based archeological heritages including Bajra Yogini temple of Sankhu, Anantapur-Swayambhunath, Bansha Gopal temple of Hanumandhoka, Phasi Deg of Bhaktapur, Manimandap of Lalitpur, among others.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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