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Prachanda govt fires UML pick Sushil Gyawali, appoints NC’s Govinda Pokharel as NRA CEO

Kathmandu, January 11 The Prachanda-led government on Wednesday dismissed Sushil Gyawali as CEO of National Reconstruction Authority and appointed Govinda Pokharel as his successor. Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting dismissed Gyawali and appointed Pokharel, former vice-chairperson of the National Planning Commission, as CEO of the authority tasked with reconstruction of quake-ravaged physical infrastructure, including houses. The Nepali […]

Nepal’s former King says sovereignty, independence at risk

Kathmandu, January 10 Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah, who issues scathing statements on historically important dates, has yet again criticised the country’s major political forces. Shah, in his statement on the occasion of Prithivi Jayanti (the birthday of unified Nepal’s first Shah king Prithivi Narayan Shah), said he was concerned that Nepal’s nationality, national unity […]