Capital Briefs

Team Darfur bound

KATHMANDU: A five-member team of the parliamentary State Affairs Committee (SAC) is leaving for Darfur, Sudan on Saturday to make a field assessment of reported irregularities while purchasing logistics for the Nepali Police personnel on UN peacekeeping mission. Earlier, SAC had formed a sub-panel under CPN-UML lawmaker Pradip Gyawali to look into the alleged corruption while purchasing logistics supports for the UN Formed Police of the Nepal Police in Darfur, Sudan. The lawmakers leaving for Sudan include Gyawali himself, Jagadish Narsingh KC, Ram Janam Chaudhary, Leela Neichayin and Bhim Prasad Gauchan. The team will stay there for a week on government's expenses.

DPM-Indian FM meet

NEW DELHI: Visiting Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar met India's Minister for External Affairs SM Krishna here on Friday. Gachhadar also met former BJP President Rajnath Singh, Nepal Democracy Solidarity Committee Chair DP Tripathi and former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh's son Ajit Singh who is the Chief of Rastriya Lok Dal (RLD). According to Gachhadar, Krishna said India was ready to provide all kinds of help to further strengthen relation that exists between Nepal and India. Gachhadar said, “I found enormous goodwill among the Indian leaders towards Nepal. They very much want to help Nepal in its effort to bring the peace process to a logical conclusion, write a new constitution and achieve faster economic development.”