Nepal Today

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Nepal won’t permit anti-China activities; PM Prachanda

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 25 Aug: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Monday assured Chinese President Nepal won’t permit anti-China activities on its soil at a meeting in Beijing where he attended the spectacular closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.
The second communist head of government of Nepal appealed for continued Chinese assistance—an assurance that was immediately given.
China pledged a further $300,000 assistance for the Sunsari flood victims in addition to $ 50,000 given to Nepal Red Cross Society.
The president and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao were invited to visit Nepal.
Prachanda briefed the Chinese president on current events in Nepal, concluding taking the peace process to its logical conclusion and drafting of the constitution.
India is following Prachanda’s visit closely.
“The prime minister has come to the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony within a week after being sworn in. This fully demonstrates the great attention Nepal attaches to relations with China and its profound friendship with the Chinese people. We highly appreciate that,” the president told the prime minister.
He also thanked Nepal for its one-China policy.
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CA session summoned

Kathmandu, 25 Aug: The CA session has been summoned by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on 5 September on the recommendation of the prime minister.
The session was prorogued after the election of the prime minister.
The delayed annual budget will be presented in the session.
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.President visiting flood-hit areas Tuesday

Kathmandu, 25 Aug: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is inspecting the flood-hit areas of Sunsari Tuesday.
The president will be accompanied by an army team and doctors to treat the sick.
Heavy overnight rain in the eastern hilly regions has aggravated the plight of the flood-hit region as the level of the Kosi rose Monday and further eroding embankments.
Search, rescue and relief work continued Monday.
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Nepali Congress central committee meets

Kathmandu, 25 Aug: Nepali Congress central committee meets later Tuesday to discuss future strategy and party reinforcement.
The Congress is the main opposition in the CA.
The party will also discuss effective integration after two factions united.
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Narayanman Bijukakchaya re-elected

Kathmandu, 25 Aug: Narayanman Bijukakchaya has been re-elected chairman of Nepal Majdoor Kishan party for another five-year term.
The three-day 5th party general convention that concluded Sunday elected him.
Bhaktapur is the party’s stronghold.
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