DNF says statute first
Hetauda: Chairman of the Democratic National Forum (DNF), Laxman Tharu, on Sunday said it would not be acceptable to his organisation if the new constitution was promulgated prior to the rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants. Addressing the cadres of Volunteers Force, a youth wing of DNF in Padampokhari of Makawanpur district, he said that the country should be carved into nine states as per the demands of his organisation. He also warned of a revolt if the statute was promulgated prior to the rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants. Don Dipak Manage also joined the Volunteers Force.
Envoy blames politics
JHAPA: Australian ambassador to Nepal Susan Grace on Sunday said that the unstable politics in Nepal has adversely affected the development.
Inaugurating the skill-based training programme at Birtamoad in Jhapa, ambassador Grace told the media persons that during her one-year stay in Nepal she came across various problems in the sectors like development, employment and energy in the country due to the political leaders who always wanted to hold power and were engaged at accusing each others.