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Singh calls for consensus

DHULIKHEL: Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakash Man Singh today alleged that the UCPN-Maoist is responsible for the delay in the peace and statute-drafting processes. Speaking at an interaction, Singh said, “Democracy is in peril as the Maoists have not abided by previous agreements.” Opining that there should be an agreement among the political parties that were active during the Janaandolan II, Singh added, “There is a trust deficit among political parties.” He claimed that the statute could be drafted on time if the Maoists abided by agreements. Urging th...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Herbo network minting money in Bajhang

BAJHANG: With an international networking business company selling a dream of making a quick buck to the unemployed lot in the district, there has been a surge of the people joining the company in recent days. Thousands of youth have become members of the Herbo networking business in just over a month in the district after three of the company’s agents set up an office and started a campaign. The persons who have joined the company having a pyramid business structure by paying Rs 6,000 are said to have earned money by making more and more members under them. In return for the membersh...
Published On: 2012-03-22

UML chief undergoes check-up in Delhi

NEW DELHI: CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal underwent a general health check-up at the Apollo Hospital today. Ram Babu Adhikari, Khanal’s personal secretary, said the results of the check-up will come out tomorrow. Family friend Mahendra Bahadur Karki, who is accompanying Khanal, said the UML leader underwent health check-up for prostate-related problem. Earlier, UML-affiliated disapora associations received Khanal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. But cadres close to the Madhav Kumar Nepal-KP Oli faction did not go to the airport. A senior cadre of CPN-UML affiliated Nepa...
Published On: 2012-03-22

UML leader stresses PLA management

POKHARA: Senior CPN-UML leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today said his party will not let the Maoists promulgate the constitution and conduct elections for local bodies before management of PLA combatants and their arms. Addressing the third national convention of Local Bodies Staffers Association Nepal, the UML leader said, ‘’Local elections will be held only after taking peace and constitution drafting processes to a logical conclusion,’’ he said, adding, “The Maoists betrayed us (the rival political parties) as we agreed to conduct CA ele...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Jumbo shortage hits safari in Koshi Tappu

ITAHARI: A shortage of elephants has affected jungle safari in Sunsari’s Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, causing a decline in the number of tourists in the reserve. Conservation officer of the wildlife reserve, Ashok Ram, said five of 10 tuskers in service at the reserve were transferred to the Chitwan National Park in 1988. “However, the transferred tuskers have not been returned till now and the other five have already died,” he added. At present, there are four elephants in the reserve. One of the elephants has given birth to a calf while another one has been suffering f...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Democracy in crisis because of Maoists: Singh

BANEPA: General Secretary of Nepali Congress Prakash Man Singh has said no clear vision has yet come on federalism, from the CPN- UML and the UCPN-Maoist. Speaking at a workshop seminar on 'Challenges of democracy' organised in Dhulikhel today by the Nepal Press Union Central Committee, he said his party has made clear of their concept on federalism. Singh said they have made it clear to go for federalism on the basis of identity and capability. Give and take on constitution's main issues could be adjusted if the Maoist combatants are integrated, he said. Also the CA member, Singh said cr...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Khotang mothers against alcohol selling

KHOTANG: Mothers in Khotang district have started door to door campaign against selling of alcohol saying its consumption has destroyed property, created brawls in families and made negative impact in health. Mothers at the initiative of the Mothers' Group established in Diktel have visited door-to-door to ban the selling of alcohol to build a civilised society. According to Treasurer of the Mothers' Group, Jamuna Acharya, they have prohibited entry into homes whoever comes after drinking alcohol, to establish an alcohol-free society. Number of people consuming alcohol has decreased in Dikt...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Chure conservation programme fails to bear fruits

KAPILBASTU: The Nepal Rashtrapati Chure Conservation Programme run by the District Forest Office Kapilbastu has not achieved expected fruits as most of the programmes were imposed from the central level by neglecting the locals' needs. Khayar tree seeds sown on the bank of Gudrungkhola in Dubiya VDC were rotten. Local Shivamangal Tharu said the Khayar seeds were sown in over 4,000 hectares of land in an attempt to stop the flooding in the area. Similarly, the same is the case with the Khayar seeds sown in seven hectares of land in Shivapur VDC. Locals said the Khayar plants germinated only i...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Heart centre to be constructed in GPK's memory

BIRATNAGAR: A heart disease hospital is going to be built at Babiyabirta VDC in Morang district in memory of former president of the Nepali Congress (NC), and former prime minister the late Girija Prasad Koirala. It is said that construction works of the hospital will be forwarded from this year by the GP Koirala Foundation. It has been claimed that the hospital will be the first modern hospital in the eastern region where patients of heart disease of the region will be benefited after its construction. The Foundation has already purchased three bighas of land, and local industrialist and so...
Published On: 2012-03-22

Energy minister requested for project repair

KHALANGA: People of Patan in Baitadi who have been compelled to live under darkness have requested Minister for Energy Post Bahadur Bogati to take initiative for the repair of the project after the 200 KW capacity Sunarya Gad Small Hydro Project went out of order. The people stopped Minister Bogati in Patan when he was heading for Balach for inspection of the Chameliya Hydro Electricity Project, said Chairman of the Patan Town Development Committee Chairman Dhan Bahadur Air. He said Bogati made commitment to take initiative for repair by telling the Department of Electricity soon after ret...
Published On: 2012-03-22