Nepal Today

Monday, May 19, 2008

CPN-UML supports Beijing Olympics

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 19 May: The ongoing central committee meeting of CPN-UML Monday extended best wishes and success for the August Olympic Games.
The good wishes came one day after the committee condemned daily protests by Tibetans, some of them refugees.
But many have come from across the open border from India to participate in protests, police said.
Tibetans have surprisingly been protesting almost every day for two months mainly in front of the Chinese embassy.
American embassy has supported the protest while the Chinese embassy has condemned them asking government for a crackdown.
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20 pilgrims dead, 28 injured

Kathmandu, 19 May: In the worst vehicular accident in recent months at least 20 pilgrims, many Indians, died and 28 others were injured as a bus fell off a mountain highway in mid-West Dang.
The bus veered 150 meters off the highway into Rapti river Monday.
Thirty passengers were rescued and 20 are still missing..
Three dozen Indians were onboard.
Pilgrims were heading for Swargadrawi temple in Pyuthan from Kapilvasthu to participate in a festival on Jestha Purnima Tuesday.
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Kathmandu, 19 May: NSP Chairperson Ananda Devi surfaced at the Reporters’ Club Monday after she went missing for nearly two months.
Two party factions traded charges of abduction and clashed.
Debi denied her abduction and said she went to Patna voluntarily for treatment.
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