The Himalayan Times - More Stories

More Stories

Fire guts property Rs 2 mn in Myagdi

MYAGDI: Properties worth Rs 2 million were gutted in a fire outbreak at a shop of Kamnath village in Pakhapani VDC here last night. All goods- rice, salt, cooking oil, dal, clothes- reduced to ashes in the fire that occurred at the shop owned by Nandu Chochangi, said Yukumar Garbuza, head teacher of the Amar Secondary School of Pakhapani. The Pakhapani Police Post said the properties worth Rs 2 million were gutted in fire that destroyed the entire house. The locals, police and army personnel extinguished the fire. How the shop caught fire is yet to be ascertained. ...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Refugees in dire need of essential goods

DAMAK: The Bhutanese refugees residing at different parts of Jhapa and Morang districts have not been provided vegetables for two and half months. The Lutheran World Federation had assigned a contractor to distribute vegetables and fruits to the refugees' camp. But, Beldangi camp secretary Dhan Bir Subba said, "The contractor has not distributed vegetables citing the price hike." Moreover, the refugees have been deprived of other goods, including kerosene, soap and bamboo, for a month. A refugee gets four soaps, a liter of kerosene and a bamboo every month. ...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Landslide hits Okhaldhunga headquarters

OKHALDHUNGA: Incessant rains for some days have triggered landslides at the Okhaldhunga district headquarters recently. Landslides are occurred at different places of the Okhaldhunga bazaar putting the headquarters in peril. Recently, a landslide swept away the main road linking local Ram bazaar and Ganesh Chowk thereby disrupting the transportation and people's mobility. Some houses, three-story party office of the CPN-UML, and the Bal Mandir Primary School are in immediate need of shift due to the landslide. School teacher Anand Rajbhandari complained that although the school was put at...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Officials to face graft charges

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development is preparing to lodge graft cases against 18 local body officials of Dhanusha with the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority within a week. According to a report prepared by the ministry, social security and development funds in some of the Tarai districts were hugely embezzled with the involvement of government officials. A surprise monitoring team led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Narayan Kaji Shrestha visited Dhanusha, Mahottari and Siraha from August 19-21 follo...
Published On: 2012-08-28

'PM's participation in NAM nation's decision'

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha today said that Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s participation in the 16th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran, Iran, was a decision made by a sovereign and independent country. Before flying to Iran today, Foreign Minister Shrestha said that the government did not take the suggestion of the Kathmandu-based diplomatic missions’ request to shelve the prime minister’s visit to Tehran otherwise. “It was natural to express concern (over prime minister’s visit to Iran) by di...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Nepal risks ceding space to extremists: ICG

KATHMANDU: A leading international think-tank warned today that Nepal risks handing power to extremists unless its major political parties act urgently to revive its dissolved parliament or vote in a new chamber. The Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) said the country’s warring political parties had failed to communicate with voters and each other over plans for its first post-war constitution and future federal structure. “To get the constitution-writing process back on track, mainstream politicians have to manage their parties better, listen to diverse opinions a...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Cabinet makes key appointments

KATHMANDU: The Cabinet meeting today decided to form a three-member committee headed by the Secretary of Ministry of Information and Communications to recommend the Chairman for Nepal Telecommunication Authority, said Education Minister Dina Nath Sharma. The meeting promoted Joint Secretary Raju Singh Malla to Secretary and placed him at the Prime Minister’s Office and promoted Under Secretary Binod Kumar Devkota to Joint Secretary. Besides, the meeting extended the term of commission formed to probe into the murder of then SC Justice Rana Bahadur Bam. Also the government decided to reco...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Deuba's foreign trip

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday left for Cape Town, South Africa, to attend the XXIV Congress of Socialist International by Qatar Airways. Deuba, who is the South Asia Vice chairman of the Socialist International, will address the meeting to be held from August 30 to September 1 there, party chief secretary Bashanta Kumar Gautam informed. Pokharel slams Phidim: Unified CPN-Maoist central member Giriraj Mani Pokharel today said that the round table conference cannot be an alternative to the dissolved Constituent Assembly. Speaking at a meet organised i...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Nation to get outlet: Minister

ARGHAKHANCHHI: Peace and Reconstruction Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi today said that soon the country would get political outlet. Inaugurating the newly build conference hall in Arghakanchhi, Rayamajhi claimed that the government has started talking with the opposition party – Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and others – and would soon reach an agreement on thorny issues to give political outlet to the country. He further said that political leaders across party lines have realised that there is no alternative to consensus, cooperation and mutual understanding. He said the government is...
Published On: 2012-08-28

Acceptable solution soon: Dahal

BUTWAL: Unified CPN-Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that the leaders of all the political parties are in the process of reaching a conclusion which would be acceptable to all. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association, Dahal said that leaders of all the political parties have agr-eed to amend the constitution for new elections and to find solutions on debatable issues. He clarified that there was no alternative to national consensus to solve the political crisis facing the country. “For that I have started to consult the le...
Published On: 2012-08-28