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Agitation against constitution amendment to be intensified

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The student and youth organizations close to the opposition parties have decided to intensify their stir against the constitution amendment proposal tabled at the parliament.

A meeting held at the office of Youth Association Nepal based in New Baneswor on Tuesday decided to to intensify the agitation, shared ANNFSU Vice-Chairperson Mahesh Bartaukla. Protest programmes are being organised as the constitution amendment proposal is against the aspirations of the general public, he shared.

The meeting was attended by the leaders of YAN, Nepal Revolutionary Students Association, All Nepal Youths Association and Progressive Youth Association.

 

'Ensure easy access of telecom technology in quake-hit districts'

The Ministry of Information and Communications has directed the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) for easy access and connectivity of telecom services in the quake-hit 14 districts.

The Ministry issued the directive to establish connectivity through optical fibre, micro wave, Wi Max, and other technological platforms and commence service delivery based on information technology in the quake-affected regions.

According to Ministry Spokesperson Ram Chandra Dhakal, the directive was issued in line with the Telecommunication Act-2053 BS and its Regulation as well as the decision of the National Reconstruction Authority.

He further shared that the Online Media Directive-2073 has been sent to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary seeking approval for first amendment and a five-member task force has been formed to draft the Mass Communications Authority Act.

 

World Disaster Report 2016 released

One out of 113 people became a refugee or was poised to displacement in 2015, said the World Disasters Report 2016, which was released in the Capital City on Tuesday.

The report has called on the world to augment investment in the disaster preparedness. The hottest year ever was 2015, added the report.

Nepal Red Cross Society Chairman Sanjiv Thapa, Head of the International Federation of Red Cross Societies’ Nepal Country Office, Max Santner, and Joint Secretary at Home Ministry Krishna Raut jointly released the report.

As per the report, 65 million people had to flee their countries owing to various reasons while 40 million among them forced to leave the country for struggle and violence.

During the programme, presentations were made on the post-quake activities in Nepal. 


Friday, Dec 09, 2016 11:33 am


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