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UML to stick to 7-province model

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´Party still flexible for inter-party consensus´

The federal provinces proposed by the party are Kirat-Limbuwan-Koshi; Tamsaling-Newa-Bagmati; Magarat-Tamuwan-Gandaki; Bheri-Karnali; Seti-Mahakali; Mithila-Bhojpura-Janakpur and Tharuhat-Abadh-Lumbini.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Top leaders of CPN-UML have stood for giving continuity to the party´s existing policy of adopting a multiple-identity-based seven province federal model.

The leaders airing their views at the party´s office bearers´ meeting under way for the last couple of days said that they should continue with the same stance while adopting a flexible approach for finding a middle path solution among the major political parties over the issue. [More]

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Rajan Prasad Pokharel, Associate Professor of English at Tribhuvan University, has six published books – two essay collections and four fictional works – to his credit. His first essay collection was published in 1993, and others followed soon after. His much-admired fiction works, “Rebels of the Mountains, “Beyond the Life Lines,” “Between Roars and Rigors,” and “The Sufferer’s Message,” were published from the United States between 2011 and 2014.

Currently, Pokharel has been traveling back and forth between Nepal and Canada, and, in the process, compiling and collecting ideas for his upcoming books. The Week’s Roshani Dhamala met up with Pokharel to talk about his writing and interests.

 
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