Himalayan News Service
EU lauds strike call off
KATHMANDU: The Heads of European Union missions, ambassadors of Norway, Switzerland and the United States, on Saturday welcomed the decision of the UCPN-Maoist to call off the general strike. Issuing a press statement, they expressed that the decision would augur well for the solution of protracted political deadlock. They also urged all political parties to make renewed efforts to negotiate faithfully to achieve a breakthrough giving a conclusion to the present political crisis.
Sushil thanks people
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress acting president Sushil Koirala on Saturday expressed gratitude to the general public and those affiliated with different professions for participating in the peace rallies in different parts of the country on Friday. Issuing a statement, Koirala thanked all the people who expressed solidarity for peace and democracy amid the Maoists' weeklong general strike. He reiterated that there was no alternative to consensus and said that NC urges all parties for the same.
AAN hails stir rollback
KATHMANDU: Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN) on Saturday welcomed the UCPN-Maoist decision to withdraw the general strike. "Indefinite general strike had adversely affected the lives of millions of people including the advertising industry and thus such strikes should be stopped forever and the problems should be resolved through political means," stated a press statement issued by AAN here. AAN has also urged the political parties to work swiftly to draft the constitution on time.
Cash, valuables stolen
KATHMANDU: Cash and properties worth over Rs 2 lakhs were stolen from separate places in Kathmandu on Friday night, police said. A gang of unidentified burglars had sneaked into the house of Dhan Bahadur Shrestha in Gokarneshwor-8 and made away with Rs 1 lakh cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 90,000. In another incident, a group of copped US$ 150 and Rs 1,500 from B&B Cargo owned by Bishnu Simkhada in Thamel, said police. The thieves are still are at large.