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Government in ICU: Gajurel

RAJBIRAJ: Losing all hopes on the incumbent government, Unified CPN-Maoist Secretary CP Gajurel today compared the longevity of the incumbent Maoist-led government to a patient kept in ICU. “It is meaningless to try to save the government as it has already reached the stage of ICU,” said Gajurel at a press meet in Rajbiraj. Venting ire on the establishment faction of his party, Gajurel accused the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal of trying to be the leader of small faction rather than of the entire party. Gajurel, who is also the Coordinator of Joint National Movement Committ...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Teachers padlock campus

Himalayan News Service Damak, March 26 Democratic Professors’ Association today padlocked Damak Multiple Campus and asked the management committee to address their demands. The association said they have padlocked only the administration sections – offi-ces of the campus chief, account section and the higher education project – so that regular classes were not hampered. DPA’s campus Unit Chairperson, Ram Giri, said they had to resort to padlocking the administration after the administration and management committee did not bother to address their five-point deman...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Lawmakers press Dahal for statute

KATHMANDU: As part of their campaign to mount pressure on the top leaders of the country, the youth lawmakers of different political parties today met UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and urged him to focus on the twin tasks of peace and constitution. The youth Constituent Assembly members had expressed concerns about the reluctance shown by the top leaders on peace and constitution-drafting processes. According to CA member Amrita Thapa, Dahal had told them that he was ready to become flexible to complete peace and constitution on time. Dahal informed them that his party was for fed...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Bhotekoshi river basin prone to flash floods

BARHABISE: If experts are to be believed flash floods would severely affect hundreds of people along the 107-km Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi basin triggered by glacial lake outburst floods or GLOFs and cloudbursts at any time like earthquakes. Pradeep Mool, a glaciologist of the International Centre for the Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), therefore, urges the government for installation of the early warning system to avert the impending disaster. In the wake of expert’s warning to the settlements and save people’s lives, an international conference on ‘Mountain Countr...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Signs of a NRN

How to know you are a NRN? Every group has its distinguishing characteristics, and so does the Nonresident Nepali. If you check three or more below, you are a certified NRN: You open your computer before you brush your teeth in the morning. At night, you switch the computer off after switching off the light.S ometimes the computer may be on all through the night. You know the rates of every phone card calling company. You can also grade them according to their service, call clarity, hassle quotient (number of times you have to punch pins) and sweetness of operator’s voice.You have put on...
Published On: 2012-03-26

NC decries forceful donation by Maoist cadres

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has decried the forceful donation campaign launched by the UCPN-Maoist cadres in Okhaldhunga in the name of organising cultural programmes to ensure peace and timely constitution in the country. Issuing a press statement on Monday, the party said that the Maoists have been forcefully collecting donation from every higher secondary schools and businessmen in the district and condemned the act. The party also accused the Prime Minister and Finance Minister of misusing state coffers and objected the act of the Maoist cadres in the district. Peace process will n...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Salyan conflict victims sans relief

SALYAN: The wounds of the decade long conflict is still the same in Salyan district though peace and constitution writing processes have been forwarded considerably. The horrors experiences by the local residents of Guranse, Damachaur VDC-9, who had lost lives and turned homeless in 2003, following the clash between the then government and the UCPN-Maoist could not still be erased from their memory. Bal Bahadur Basnet, an eyewitness with tearful eyes reported he had seen the villagers struggling for life after they were shot at and the blazing houses during the clashes. He said "The sc...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Runner for peace arrives at Kanchanpur

KANCHANPUR: A youth of Jumla has reached the district headquarters of Kanchanpur, Bhimduttanagar on Monday morning by running, wishing for peace and constitution in the country. Kul Bahadur Shahi, 23, of Taplapeni VDC in Jumla district started the race since January 9. Shahi, who arrived here today via Nepalgunj, said "I have started this race to pile pressure on political parties to complete peace process and constitution writing." Shahi completed the first-phase race by reaching Nepalgunj and is in second-phase race. He has started the second-phase race from Chhinchu of Surkhet...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Dhadingbesi stinks

GAJURI: Dhadingbesi, the headquarters of Dhading district, is stinking these days as the waste accumulated at the dumping site has not been properly disposed for two years. Meanwhile, locals have been disposing domestic waste directly into local streams leading to its clogging, further compounding the problem. The waste is directly dumped in the local Thopalkhola and Arunkhola streams. As a result, these streams are clogged with the litter and highly polluted. The Drinking Water and Sanitation Main Consumer Committee was collecting and disposing the solid waste with support from the Distri...
Published On: 2012-03-26

Woman dies falling off cliff

RUKUM: A woman died after falling off a cliff here today. The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Birmi Tamata of Majkot VDC-7. Police said Tamata fell down some 200 from a cliff at Bhasika while heading towards the jungle to collect fodder for her domestic animals. She died this morning while undergoing treatment at a local health post. ...
Published On: 2012-03-26