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CJ-led government to be formed‚ top leaders tell Prez

KATHMANDU: Even after Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi has set conditions for assuming the office of prime minister to hold elections to the Constituent Assembly yesterday‚ major political forces today assured the President that they are still trying to convince CJ to head the election government. According to Rajendra Dahal‚ Press Advisor to the President‚ top leaders today apprised the President about the latest development in regard to their request to CJ Regmi to head the interim government to hold polls. “They briefed the Head of the State saying that still they have ...
Published On: 2013-02-20

Two arrested for forgery in Rajbiraj

RAJBIRAJ: Saptari police arrested two persons for providing fake documents at the District Administration Office on Tuesday. Both were applying for the Nepali Citizenship Card. Detainees have been identified as Pawan Kumar Sah from Bihar‚ India‚ and Saltu Sah from Nargho VDC‚ Saptari. SP Sanjay Singh Basnet said they were held from the District Administration Office when Pawan provided the document claiming that Saltu was his father. In reality‚ they are related by in-laws relation....
Published On: 2013-02-20

Pokhara University holds 10th convocation ceremony

POKHARA: The Tenth Convocation Ceremony of Pokhara University was held today at Lekhnath Municipality of Kaski district’s Khudi-based university’s headquarters. A total of 1‚737 students received graduation certificates from the university’s Co-chancellor and Education Minister Dinanath Sh-arma during the ceremony. The Co-chancellor awarded the winners with gold medal‚ Laxmi Vidhya Pad-ak‚ Chancellor’s medal and Vice-chancellor’s medal during the ceremony. Ramesh Upreti was awarded gold medal‚ Rajnesh Thapa won Laxmi Vidhya Padak‚...
Published On: 2013-02-20

Father arrested on charge of murdering daughter

MAHOTTARI: A man has been arrested by police on the charge of murdering his daughter. Jathuni Sada, a resident of Mayepura in Bagada VDC-9, Mahottari was arrested by police on the suspicion of murdering his nine-year-old daughter Suntala Kumari, according to District Police Office. Accused Sada has already confessed his crime before the police. He allegedly beat his daughter to death after she asked for some money to buy some goods, according to Superintendent of Police Pawan Prasad Kharel. ...
Published On: 2013-02-20

Int'l conference on English education kicks off in Janakpur

JANAKPURDHAM: A two-day international conference on English education began here on Wednesday. English language teachers and students as well as linguists are taking part in the conference organized by the Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA). Deliberations will take place and experiences will be shared on matters relating the challenges, opportunities and problems in teaching of English subject, and about the pedagogy. ...
Published On: 2013-02-20

5 inmates injured in clash in Udayapur jail

KATHMANDU: Five inmates were injured in a scuffle between two groups of jailbirds in the district jail in Udayapur at around 3:30 pm on Wednesday. The injured have been identified as Bishnu Dhami, Bidur Bhattarai, Prithvi Magar, Binod Danuwar and Siyaram Paswan. According to district police, the clash occurred over a minor dispute between the gangs of Jiten Subba and Yubaraj Budhathoki. Preliminary investigation reveals that they have sustained injuries on their heads, stomachs and other parts of the body. Meanwhile, they are receiving medical treatment at the local hospital. The health c...
Published On: 2013-02-20

Boys rescued in Birgunj

BIRGUNJ: Development Nepal, a local social organisation has rescued four boys that were taken to India to work as labourers. The children aged 12-14 years were being taken to India for using them as laborers at Sugauli based brick kiln. They were rescued with the support of the non-government organisation when they were on board the Mithila train at the Raxaul based Railway Station. Binod Kumar Shah, of Chhapakaiya, Birgunj Sub-metropolitan City Ward No. 2 had taken them. The organisation has made preparation to hand over the children to their parents. ...
Published On: 2013-02-20

PU closed for last four months

BIRATNAGAR: The offices of Purbanchal University (PU), Biratnagar, have remained closed for the last four months. The offices were closed following disagreement on the appointment of PU Registrar. The PU Teachers' Union, different students organisations, and the employees unions have objected to the appointment and disrupted the regular activities in protest after the retirement of incumbent Registrar. They have been demanding that the Registrar should be appointed from within the PU. Regular administrative and academic activities of the university have been affected as the offices have ...
Published On: 2013-02-20

NSP objects to CJ-led govt

BIRGUNJ: The Nepal Samajbadi Party (NSP) has said that the proposal of forming election government under the leadership of the Chief Justice was brought by the four major political parties in their attempt to fulfill their vested interests. Issuing a press release today, the party put forth its demand that the constitution should be drafted through a round table conference. It stated that formation of an electoral government with the consensus of four political parties was unconstitutional. The press release signed by General Secretary of the Party, Nandan Yadav, stressed that constitution s...
Published On: 2013-02-20

Hundreds of Tharu girls still working as Kamlaharis

BANKE: As many as 731 Tharu girls are still working as Kamlaharis in different districts of the mid-western and far-western development regions. It is learnt that there are Kamlahari workers even in districts declared as child labour-free districts. According to the Freed Kamlahari Development Forum, the Kamlahari girls working in Banke, Bardiya, Dang, Kailali, and Kanchanpur districts have not yet been rescued. Dil Kumari Chaudhary, Chairman of the Freed Kamlahari Development Forum, Banke, said as many as 12,045 Kamlaharis were rescued from different five districts in western Tarai once t...
Published On: 2013-02-20