|Bhattarai for fast quake relief|
KATHMANDU: Under attack for slow and inadequate response to devastating earthquake, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai today called a meeting of chiefs of security agencies and took stock of ongoing relief programmes.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, PM Bhattarai has directed all security agencies to expedite the supply of relief package to victims as the security agencies briefed him on the loss of loves and property and the status of relief programme.
PM also received an update on the latest security situation in the country. Chiefs of Nepal police, Armed Police Force, Nepali Army and National Investigation Department were present at the meeting.
Speaking to the media after a meeting with PM, Gachchhadar said he was determined to improve the security situation of the country.
Responding a question if the government’s security system has failed as Muslim leader’s murder took place under the nose of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office, DPM said one incident cannot be taken as a measure for overall security system in the country.
PM donates NY allowance
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Tuesday contributed around $2,314 (approx Rs 182,800 rupees), which he received as allowance for his New York visit, to the Earthquake Relief Fund, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Bhattarai had gone to New York last week to address the 66th General Assembly of United Nations and returned on Sunday. The PM gets around $ 280 a day as allowance during foreign visit, except to the SAARC countries.
Likewise, PM Bhattarai also deposited $500 to the relief fund on behalf of Eleanor Elkins (Bhattarai’s former teacher, now based in US). Similarly, he also deposited another $1,500 provided by Arjun Prasad Mainali, a Nepali living in the US, to the fund.