Nepal Today

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Maoists force closure of 44 industries in Hetauda

Kathmandu, 28 Nov: Workers affiliated a Maoist union Friday demanding wages to match increases announced by government closed down with 44 industries at anindustrial estate in Hetauda.
A three-day workers’ ultimatum demanding increases ended overnight.
Workers were going around demanding the closure of other industrial units in the estate.

Protest called off after govt., committee agreement

Kathmandu, 28 Nov: Protests against the murder of two teenage students ended Friday morning following a five-point agreement between government and a struggle committee.
Protests continued for the second day in the morning as Prime Minister Prachanda and Home Minister Bamdeb Gautam held discussions with a civil struggle committee.
Government agreed to complete investigations, find out murders and punish them within 15 days.
Government committed itself to provide security in the Valley.
All schools remained closed for one day Friday in memory of the slain students.

Tibetan refugees intensify anti-China movement

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 28 Nov: To attack Tibet even with the ultimate support of the New York , Tibetan refugees have again changed their Nepal policy, Nepalpatra reports.
A meeting of refugees was held this week in India’s Himanchal Pradesh.
Another meeting of refugees is being held in New York next week.
Thirty senior Tibetan religious leaders from Nepal are participating in this conference.
Tibetan Welfare Office in Kathmandu reported to the Himalchal Pradesh meeting.
It reported Chinese military has increased vigilance at Lomanthang pass in Nepal Tatopani customs point.
According to the report, an environment is favourable in some areas of Dolakha and Solokhumbu.
Additional budget was demanded for construction of monasteries in these areas.
The report says Chinese government through its embassy in Kathmandu is freely spending money to suppress the Free Tibet Movement in Nepal.
Khampas are being secretly mobilized to negate the activities.
A secret report was presented on the logistics, arms and ammunition at 25 Tibetan monasteries in Baudha.
The meeting amended the strategic role of refuge camps in Dahshinkali,Syambhu, Kapan, Kavre,Dolakha,Pokhara and gumbas in Tanahu and Jawalakhel.
Refugee camps in Tanahu and Sindhupalchowk are more active in the Free Tibet movement.


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