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Friday, November 28, 2008

One elderly man shot dad in Bara

Kathmandu, 29 Nov: One elderly man was shot dead in Bara in continuing violence in the terai.
The 65-year old was shot dead near his field.

Danish foreign minister meets president; other details

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 29 Nov: Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Muller held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Saturday morning after warning delay in drafting a constitution will be a setback.
He held discussions Friday with Prachanda after parleys with President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav.
“I’ve come here to study the political situation. The political process will receive a setback if the constitution isn’t drafted in time.
“Denmark expects the constitution drafting will be completed in time.
“We expect the problem seen in the army integration
will be resolved,” the foreign minister after meeing the president.
He said Denmark will help push the peace process.

Nepal, China economic, technical cooperation agreement

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 29 Nov: Nepal and China will sign an economic, technical cooperation agreement during the three-day visit Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will made from Tuesday, the foreign ministry said.
Yang will lead a 11-member delegation.
China is increasing annual economic assistance from Rs 880 to one billion rupees, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Suresh Prasad Pradhan said.
Foreign Minister Yang arrives immediately after a military delegation headed by Maj Gen Ei Hujeng returned home after military talks.
China has promised Rs 100 million in military assistance.
Yang is also arriving after the visit of Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee as India and China compete for influence in Nepal.
Premier Prachanda is to pay an official visit to China in 2009; two countries are finalizing dates.
Beijing is pushing for curbs of Free Tibet movement by Tibetan refugees in Nepal at a time when disgruntled Tibetan youth diaspora is pushing Tibetan independence.
In one week, the Maoist-led government of Prachanda has been visiting top political and military leaders form Great Britain, China, India, North Korea and Denmark.
Foreign visitors, except from Scandinavia, EU and India, stayed away from Nepal immediately after a April 2005 movement toppled Nepal’s 238-year-old monarchy.
Nepal is drawing attention of world capitals after Maoists emerged victorious in the 10 April CA election defeating established parliamentary parties.

China withdraws from capital’s outer ring road project

Kathmandu, 29 Nov: China has withdrawn from the outer ring road project saying it won’t immediately invest in it, Dipak Dahal reports in Nepal Samacharpatra.
China was involved in preparing a detailed project report.
Construction is being launchd with private initiative.
China has withdrawn from the project to ease traffic congestion in the Valley when Maoists are leading the government.
Work on the outer ring road will start immediately with private initiative.
China constructed the inner ring road.

Two Nepalis injured in Mumbai

Kathmandu, 29 Nov: Two Nepali workers have been injured in the terror attacks in Mumbai, the foreign ministry said.
Jagat Khadka and Bishnu Shahi from Accham were hit by bullets while coming out of a restaurant near Taj Hotel still under seize Saturday morning—four days after the attack.
At least half a dozen Nepalis working at the Taj and Oberoi hotel, freed by Indian paratroopers, are safe, earlier reports said.


“Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda said tearing down the old administrative structure for him to move ahead was more difficult the people’s war.”

(Annapurna Post reports, 29 Nov.)


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