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Province 5: Assembly sends back Rs 86 million to govt for Covid-19 response

Butwal, April 15 The Provincial Assembly in Province 5 has sent back Rs 86.4 million to the provincial government, requesting to spend it on Covid-19 response. The Assembly Secretariat send back the money to the Ministry of Financial Affairs and Planning on Tuesday. The government had allocated Rs 331.77 million to the legislative for this […]

Province 5: Nepali Congress nominates new lawmaker to replace deceased leader

Butwal, March 16 The main opposition party in Province 5 Assembly, the Nepali Congress, has nominated a new leader as a member of the assembly. The Election Commission also subsequently endorsed the nomination and announced that Shankar Giri has been elected as the assembly member. A meeting of the commission held on Sunday decided that […]

Province 5: Main opposition leader passes away

Butwal, January 20 Baladev Sharma Pokharel, the leader of the main opposition leader of Province 5 Assembly, died of cancer on Monday. The 82-year-old leader was also the senior-most member of the assembly. Pokharel was elected to the assembly as a proportional representative lawmaker of the Nepali Congress party. He was active in the party […]

Province 5 likely to be named Lumbini with Butwal as capital

Butwal, January 14 Provincial government officials and influential leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party in Province 5 say the Provincial Assembly is likely to get its new name and permanent capital soon. They believe that the province will be named Lumbini whereas the current (temporary) capital Butwal will be picked as the permanent capital. […]

Province 5 likely to be named Lumbini

Butwal, December 16 The Province 5 Assembly is likely to endorse a proposal to rename the province as Lumbini. A committee formed by the legislative body to suggest its name and capital reached a conclusion to propose Lumbini as the province’s new name. The committee, however, failed to forge an agreement about the capital. Therefore, […]

Province 5 Chief Minister reports decline in Biplav’s activities

Butwal, July 22 Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel says activities of the banned communist party led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ have decreased in the province. Speaking at a meeting of the Provincial Affairs and Law Committee of the Provincial Assembly in Butwal on Monday, Pokhrel said the banned outfit, however, had not completed […]