•      Fri Apr 12 2024

Govt decides to provide Rs one million as relief to victim of Barahathawa incident

Minister Rekha Sharma (file)

Kathmandu, Feb 26: The government has decided to provide Rs one million as monetary relief to the family of Jay Shankar Sah who died in a police firing during a protest at Barahathawa municipality-6, Sarlahi.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Prime Minister’s Office, Singha Durbar, took a decision to this regard on Monday. Similarly, the meeting extended the term of the commission on control of gold smuggling till mid March.

Information to these was shared by Minister for Communications and Information, Rekha Sharma. She added the government would also approve the public procurement (13th amendment) regulation, 2080.

According to her, the Cabinet meeting formed a committee to study the report prepared by the probe commission on Balkumari incident. The committee is mandated to study the report and make recommendation to the government before March 3. The report study committee is constituted of Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Dhan Raj Gurung.

The government has decided to permit Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, to receive the International Mayor Award to be conferred by the British government.

Government spokesperson Sharma further informed that the local levels suffering from the Jakarkot Earthquake would be declared disaster-hit zone.