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PM Deuba reshuffles cabinet, Maoist ministers relieved from portfolios

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reshuffled the Cabinet on Tuesday evening and relieved all the ministers representing CPN (Maoist Center) from their portfolios.

However, the portfolio of CPN-United, Minister Mithila Chaudhary has been kept intact.  CPN-United was recently merged with CPN (Maoist Centre).

The prime minister has reshuffled the Cabinet after CPN (Maoist Centre)’s move to back down from its earlier decision to quit government. However, Maoist Centre said it has cancelled its decision to pull out of government after receiving tip that the government is trying to defer the elections dates.

The decision came into effect from Tuesday itself, according to Govinda Pariyar, Press Coordinator of PM Deuba.

PM Deuba has appointed Rashtriya Prajatantra PArty(RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa as Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Jayanta Chand as Minister for Supplies, Bikram Thapa as Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare and Dil Nath Giri as Minister for Urban Development.

Likewise,  Sushil Kumar Shrestha as State Minsiter for Supplies,  Bhaskar Bhadra has been appointed as State Minister for Energy,Kunti Shahi as State Minister for Urban Development, Kanta Bhattarai has been appointed as State Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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