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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 […]

Province 5 to get new name after at least six months

Butwal, June 13 The Province 5 Assembly on Thursday extended the term of a panel formed to recommend the name and capital for the province by six months. It is the third time that the term is extended. The panel’s team had expired last Sunday. With the recent extension, it has been certain that the […]

Province 5 lawmakers to give one day’s pay to Province 2 storm survivors

Butwal, April 7 Members of the Province 5 Assembly on Sunday decided to donate their one day’s pay to survivors of a disastrous storm in Bara and Parsa districts of Province 2. Total 28 persons had died whereas thousands were affected due to the storm in the districts last Sunday. A meeting of the Assembly […]