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'No CA poll sans consensus'

RAJBIRAJ: Election commissioner Aayodhi Prasad Yadav today underscored the importance of political consensus to hold fresh Constituent Assembly elections on the date proposed by the Prime Minister. Conducting elections on November 22 in the absence of political consensus by amending the Interim constitution would make the government no different from former king Gyanendra Shah, said the commissioner talking to mediapersons in Rajbiraj. “The Election Commission has started preparations to conduct elections. However, political consensus and amendment of the Interim Constitution is mandat...
Published On: 2012-06-08

No possibility of CA revival says PM

KASKI: Prime Minister (PM) Dr Baburam Bhattarai has ruled out any possibility of reviving the dissolved Constituent Assembly (CA). At a press conference organised here on Friday by Revolutionary Journalists' Association (RJA), Kaski, PM Dr Bhhatrai said that the Supreme Court could again reject if efforts are made to resurrect the CA, which was dissolved automatically. The Parliament was reinstated in 2063 BS following the People's Movement by using power rested on the King as per the 2047 BS Constitution. The present Constitution has not bestowed such power to anyone so the CA revival ...
Published On: 2012-06-08

PM to grace APF convocation in Pokhara

KASKI: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has arrived in Pokhara today. The Prime Minister is scheduled to attend a convocation ceremony of the inspectors of the Armed Police Force (APF) at Lampatan in Pokhara. A total of 77 APF inspectors are receiving the convocation on the occasion. Similarly, the Prime Minister is also expected to meet the district and state levels cadres of the UCPN (Maoist) and would hold an interaction with the key figures of the civil society in Pokhara. ...
Published On: 2012-06-08

Unemployment drives youth to commit suicide

PARSA: A youth here has committed suicide after he was not successful in many efforts for getting jobs. Pravin Bhatta, 28, a resident of Mahottari district currently residing at Ranighat of Birjunj committed suicide by consuming poison, Parsa Police said. Bhatta who was living with Ashish Tiwari consumed poison when his friend was away for work, said SP of District Police Office Pitambar Adhikari. Police has taken Tiwari under control for investigation and kept Bhatta's body at Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital for post mortem. Bhatta was a first year student of bachelors level at Thakurram Ca...
Published On: 2012-06-08

UML leaders rant against Maoist in Rolpa

ROLPA: Leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (UML) have alleged that the Constituent Assembly (CA) was dissolved due to the UCPN (Maoist). NC leader Ramesh Lekhak and UML leader Prakash Jwala charged the Maoist party for the CA dissolution, saying that the popularly elected body was dissolved by the Maoist party's unilateral decision sans drafting the new constitution. Speaking at a press meet jointly organised by Nepal Press Union and Press Chautari Nepal, Rolpa chapters, the leaders said that today's mass meeting would pile pressure on Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai to step dow...
Published On: 2012-06-08

Transport entrepreneurs hit streets

PARSA: Goods transport entrepreneurs in Parsa district have launched agitation from Friday for an indefinite period. The entrepreneurs have obstructed all types of transportation service to protest increasing syndicate system in enforced in an undeclared way. According to Chairman of the Nepal Transport Association, Parsa, Harendra Sah, they have been compelled to launch the agitation due to undeclared syndicate in the name of odd and even system. Sah also demanded that their vehicles should be allowed to run unhindered along highways. Industrialists and other entrepreneurs have been hit h...
Published On: 2012-06-08

Woman dies falling off cliff

PYUTHAN: A woman died on the spot after falling off a cliff in Liwang of Pyuthan district on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Sita Pun, 18, of Liwang-2 in the district. Pun fell some 400 metres off the local Rathuwang cliff situated between Liwang and Timurchaur while cutting grass, said husband of the deceased, Amrit Pun. ...
Published On: 2012-06-08

Transport fare hiked unilaterally

BUTWAL: The truck entrepreneurs here have hiked the transport fare unilaterally citing shortage of trucks. The truck owners unilaterally raised the transport fare by 30-40 per cent since May 28, immediately after the lifting of the two-week long general strike. Although the Truck Entrepreneurs Committee has not endorsed the fare hike on institutional basis, it has lent its undeclared support. Local businessmen say that they are compelled to pay the hiked transport fare as fixed by the truck entrepreneurs. They say the truck entrepreneurs have hiked the transportation fare in the name of sh...
Published On: 2012-06-08

Badi settlement at high risk

SURKHET: The Badi communities living in different places of Surkhet district are at high risk of natural disasters. They also do not have land in their names. This is stated in a report prepared by the District Badi Rights Association after carrying out a monitoring in all the Village Development Committees (VDCs) in the district. The report states that the Badi settlements are mostly found located in places at high risk of natural disasters near the river banks or on the edge of the forests and away from the other communities. It has also been found that the Badi people living near the ...
Published On: 2012-06-08

Fuel shortage hits the East

BIRATNAGAR: With Indian Oil Corporation cutting diesel supply to eastern part of Nepal on a massive scale, about 90 per cent of the petrol pumps operating here have closed. So far, about 350 petrol stations have shut after they did not receive diesel for over one week, leaving the transportation sector, industries and factories completely at the receiving end. It has been learnt that heavy reduction in the diesel supply to Nepal has to do with dues of Rs 1.5 billion that Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) owes to its Indian counterpart. According to NOC Eastern Regional Office, the Indian oil sup...
Published On: 2012-06-07