WB supportive to Nepal issue

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Surendra Pandey has said that the World Bank (WB) is ready to support Nepal for the climate change issues, peace process and management of the Maoist combatants. While talking briefly to media persons at the Tribhuvan International Airport after his arrival from the annual assembly of the boards of governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund held in Istanbul of Turkey today, he informed this. Stating that during the meeting, he raised voice for the special relief assistance to the countries like Nepal about to get rid of the conflicts, Pandey informed that he demanded US dollar 750 million to the fund so as to address the economic crisis and problem of starvation facing the poor and developing countries. "I also urged my Indian counterpart not to ban the export of rice and wheat to Nepal considering the contemporary situation of the country and ease the quarantine and custom system", said the FM. Likewise, he informed that during the meeting, he also urged his Chinese counterpart to provide custom facilities and promote his people for Nepal visit. — RSS

New Year Function

KATHMANDU: A delegation demanded with the government to form a committee to put Nepal Sambat in practice and to declare public holiday on the New Year day of Nepal Sambat on October 19. The delegation of Nepal Bhasha Manka Khala Nuhud Function Committee called on Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Thursday and put forth this demand in course of celebrating Nepal Sambat New Year 1130. The delegation headed by Function Committee Chairperson and Constituent Assembly (CA) member Tirtha Ram Dangol also invited Prime Minister Nepal as a chief guest in the public function to be held in Basantapur on the occasion of New Year. During the meeting, Prime Minister Nepal said he is in favour of constituting a committee to put the Nepal Sambat in practice after holding a meeting with Sambat (Era) experts soon. RSS -----.

Koirala expresses condolence

KATHMANDU: President of the Nepali Congress (NC), Girija Prasad Koirala wished for the eternal peace of those who lost their lives in flood and landslides that took place in various districts of far-western and mid-western regions due to the incessant rains for the last couples of days. NC President and former Prime Minister Koirala also expressed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families and wished for the speedy recovery of those injured in the natural disaster. Issuing a press release here today, President Koirala demanded with the government to provide flood victims with necessary medicines, foodstuffs and shelter, including needy assistance at the earliest. — RSS