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Oli, Deuba hold discussion on Parliament regulations

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and president of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday have held talks on resolving the dispute over the Legislature-Parliament Business Operation Regulations.

The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar was positive in regard to arriving at a consensus during discussions on the Regulations taking place in the Parliament on Sunday, PM’s press advisor Pramod Dahal said.

According to him, the two leaders talked on passing the Regulations on the basis of consensus. The Regulations is to be presented for discussions and its endorsement in the parliament meeting on Sunday.

The ruling and the opposition parties have been sparring over the number of members on the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee. The ruling parties are sticking to a 15-member PHSC as per the new constitution while the main opposition party is pressing for a 75-member committee as per the erstwhile constitution.

Parliamentary hearing on the recommendation to the posts of the Supreme Court justices and ambassadors to different countries has been stalled due to the delay in forming the PHSC.


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Nepal ranked 122nd among 180 countries in 2017 corruption perceptions index

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has moved nine position up to rank 122nd in an annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt published by graft watchdog Transparency International.

The country attained a score of 31 in TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. Nepal was ranked 131th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2016.

Countries that took the top positions in the latest index, which ranked 180 countries, include New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland.

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South African country Somalia ,with 9 score, is the most corrupted countries among 180 countries.

Among South Asian countries, Bhutan is the least corrupt countries where as Afghanistan is the most corrupt countries. India ranked in 85 , Bhutan ranked in 29th, Sri Lanka in 97,Maldives 118th, Pakistan in 123 and Bangladesh ranked in 146 position.

TI, in its index, measures countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The 2017 index is based on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of business people.

Countries are then scored on a scale of zero, for highly corrupt, to 100, for very clean.

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