KATHMANDU, March 16 -- Security Council may recommend security at sensitive projects, heritage sites

The government has registered a Security Council Bill at parliament, proposing special powers to the prime minister for directly endorsing an army mobilization decision through the cabinet in case of a national emergency. The decision will not have to be put through the security council immediately.

Article 266 of the constitution has provisioned a seven-member security council for recommending control and mobilization of the army to the cabinet. The president, who is the constitutional head of the Nepal Army, shall issue the army mobilization order following a decision of the cabinet.

The government has now proposed a prerogative to the ...