Nepal Today

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nepali workers to Mumbai hotels safe

Kathmandu, 27 Nov; Three Nepali workers at Taj and Oberoi hotels in Mumbai where at least 101 persons were killed and more than 300 injured in terrorist attacks are safe, Kantipur FM reports.
Rescuers pulled out Purusottam Basshyal, a cook, from the rubble.
Two Nepalis employed at the Oberoi were not at the hotel which was also attacked.

Angry protestors shut down New Road

Kathmandu, 27 Nov: New Road was closed in spontaneous protests Thursday after news of the murders of two teenagers from Tahachal spread like wildfire.
The protests engulfed other sections of the town as well.
Their bodies were found at a jungle near Thankot after they went missing 11 days ago.
Police reported the bodies had bullet wounds.
There were threats to continue protests Friday if culprits weren’t booked.
Home Ministry issued a statement asking people behind protests to desist from strikes and promised an immediate probe.
A demand has been made for talks with the home minister to discussed increased crimes in the capital and the latest murders.

Nagarkot hotels reopen

Kathmandu, 27 Nov: More than 90 hotels and restaurants reopened Nagarkot Thursday afternoon.
Maoist workers suddenly called off a forced closure in the middle of negotiations with management.
Workers affiliated with a Maoist union forced the closure Wednesday demanding minimum Rs 4,600 monthly salary.

Visiting British minister promises support for Maoist-led govt.

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 27 Nov: Visiting British Minister for Internaional Development Mike Foster pledged support for the Maoist-led government during a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Thursday.
Foster also held discussions with Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdeb gautam who heads a government committee for the integrationof the Maoist PLA and Nepal Army.
Great Britain has been pushing integration which is being challenged by main opposition Nepali Congress.
Foster said he discussed ‘challenges facing the new government’ while probing with the government how the international community can help it.
Foster announced an additional Rs 2.4 billion in assistance to Nepal.
He suggested Nepal should extend the tenure of the UNMIN which ends 23 January 2009.


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