Govt addresses major demands of Federal Alliance

Kathmandu, Aug 18: The government Thursday decided to form a seven-member commission led by former Supreme Court judge Girish Chandra Lal Das to investigate and prepare data on the loss of private and public property damaged during the Terai-Madhesh protest.

With the decision, the government has addressed two major demands mentioned in the 3-point agreement reached between the government and the Federal Democratic Alliance before the formation of the new government led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda.

Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki said the government would provide Rs. 1 million each to the families of 52 persons, including 41 agitators and 11 security personnel, who lost their lives in the Madhes unrest. 

Minister Karki, who was also designated as the government spokesperson today, said that the government had in principle approved the formulation of bills related to the working procedure of local body elections.

Similarly, the government has decided to bear the Rs 9.116 million spent while bringing the bodies of 13 Nepalese killed in Kabul bomb blast back home.

A total of 13 Nepalis were killed in a bomb blast in Kabul on June 29.

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