Sher Bahadur Deuba elected as new Prime Minister of Nepal.

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected as new Prime Minister of Nepal

Parliament of Nepal elected unopposed three-time former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to the top post once again. Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal- who resigned a fortnight ago after just ten months as prime minister- had agreed to stand aside for Deuba once long-awaited local polls had been held in Nepal

  • Sher Bahadur Deuba elected unopposed in Nepal Parliament.
  • Former PM Prachanda had stepped down following a previous agreement.
  • This will be Deuba's fourth stint as PM of the Himalayan country

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu addresses 9th Foundation Day of FRNV

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu addresses 9th Foundation Day of FRNV

FRNV’s is celebrating its 9th Foundation Day on June 7, 2017, at Metro Bhawan, DMRC Auditorium, New Delhi. In keeping with our programme on Sanitation, Health & Hygiene, our theme for this year’s Foundation Day is ‘Mission Clean India: A Work in Progress’. A Journal on Mission Clean India and its effectiveness will be released on this occasion. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu addresses 9th Foundation Day of Foundation for Restoration of National Values.

  • Theme: Mission Clean India: A Work in Progress.
  • Agartala-Kolkata bus travel via Bangladesh may not need passports.

    Agartala-Kolkata bus travel via Bangladesh may not need passports.

    Indian passengers traveling between capital of Tripura and Kolkata in a special bus service that bisects through Bangladesh may soon avail their journey without passports, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has said.

    PM Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj Hold Talks With Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with her Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake and discussed a number of key issues besides exploring ways to further ramp up bilateral ties.

    PM Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj Hold Talks With Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    Earlier, He(Mr Karunanayake) called on Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

    "PM recalled his productive and memorable visit to Sri Lanka on occasion of the International Vesak Day last month.

    "Prime Minister further conveyed condolences on the loss of lives and destruction caused by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. He reaffirmed India's readiness to continue assisting Sri Lanka in this regard," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement

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    On his part, Mr Karunanayake thanked Mr Modi for India's quick assistance in the aftermath of the recent floods and landslides.

    "He conveyed the commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka to continue strengthening the close partnership with India," the Ministry of External Affairs said.

    In their meeting, both Ms Swaraj and Mr Karunanayake deliberated upon a number of key issues besides reviewing the overall bilateral ties, officials said.

    Both India and Sri Lanka have been holding a series of meetings in the last few months to resolve the fishermen issue. The issue is known to have figured in the talks.

    India has been maintaining that it was looking at getting into the root of the problem and find a permanent solution to the issue.

    Launch of Nyaya Mitra Scheme - District Facilitation Centre

    Nayaya Mitra Scheme

    The Hon'ble Minister of Law and Justice launched Nyaya Mitra scheme on 20th April, 2017 which is aimed at reducing pendency of cases across selected districts, with special focus on those pending for more than 10 years.

    Nyaya Mitra scheme would be functionalized through a retired judicial or executive officer (with legal experience) designated as the 'Nyaya Mitra'. This project would be operated out of District Facilitation Centres, housed in CSCs. Nyaya Mitra's responsibilities would include among others assistance to litigants who are suffering due to delay in investigations or trial, by actively identifying such cases through the National Judicial Data Grid, providing legal advice and connecting litigants to DLSA, CSC Tele Law, other government agencies and civil society organisations. He/she shall also refer the marginalized applicants to Lok Adalats for dispute resolution and render assistance towards prison reforms within the district, in coordination with the district judiciary and other stakeholders.

    This initiative would be launched in 227 districts.