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  Not The Right Time To Broach 1950 Treaty, Say Experts
       KOSH RAJ KOIRALA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal-India Peace and Friendship Treaty has again come under media spotlight in view of the three-day official visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Nepal beginning Friday.

As various political parties in Nepal have been demanding a revision of what they call an “unequal” treaty in light of the changed political realities in both the countries, Joint Commission meeting, which, according to people briefed on the matter, will be co-chaired by Minister Swaraj, is set to take up the issue along with host of other bilateral issues.

 
  Indian Foreign Minister Swaraj Arriving Today
       KOSH RAJ KOIRALA And PUSHPA RAJ ACHARYA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 24: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is arriving in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal on Friday evening.

Minister Swaraj, who is arriving here to co-chair a meeting of the Joint Commission scheduled for Saturday, is arriving in Kathmandu at the invitation of her Nepali counterpart, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Swaraj will be accompanied by Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, Economic Relations Secretary Sujata Mehta and senior officials from the Indian External Affairs Ministry and Indian embassy in Kathmandu.

 
  Dialogue Committee Settles 48 Contentious Issues
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 24: The Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Thursday settled 37 disputed points as it decided to own the agreements reached at the previous CA´s Constitutional Committee (CC).

Based on the broader principle of owning the past agreements, the CPDCC had settled other 11 contentious points earlier Monday. The erstwhile constitutional committee had settled 48 contentious issues.

 
  Nepal Approves Modi's Visit For Aug 3-4
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 24: With the government approving the proposed visit date, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now all set to arrive in Kathmandu on a two-day official visit to Nepal on August 3.

Earlier, India had proposed August 3-4 for the visit of Modi to Nepal. The proposed date was endorsed during a meeting between Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey Friday afternoon, according to the prime minister´s foreign relation advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai.

 
  CIAA Charges Irrigiation Chief With Corruption
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 24: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) registered a case at the Special Court against former chief of Sunsari-Morang Irrigation Project, Binaya Kumar Singh, on the charge of corruption on Thursday.

The anti-graft watchdog moved the SC against Singh on the charge of amassing property worth over Rs 14.76 million through illegal means while in office. The CIAA has demanded the court to fine the accused an equal amount.

 
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