Govt decides to provide Rs 1 million in cash relief to Barahathawa incident victim’s family

Published On: February 27, 2024 11:13 AM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government has decided to provide one million rupees in cash relief to the family of Jay Shankar Sah who died in police firing during a protest at Barahathawa Municipality-6, Sarlahi on January 5.

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

The information was shared by the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, 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 the Balkumari incident. The committee is mandated to study the report and make recommendations 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 allow the mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, to receive the International Mayor Award to be conferred by the British government.

Government Spokesperson Sharma further said that the local governments suffering from the Jajarkot earthquake would be declared a disaster-hit zone.


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