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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

CPN-UML supports main opposition push against Maoists (BREAKING NEWS)

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 31 Dec: CPN-UML, the second party in a six-party Maoist-led coalition, Wednesday supported nine demands of the main opposition Nepali Congress which is developing a ‘democratic front’ to topple the four-month government.
But both Nepali Congress and CPN-UML leaders attempted to minimize the importance of the agreement by saying they weren’t trying to topple the government led by Prime Minister Prachanda.
CON-UML leader Amrit Bohara said the nine-point demand of the two parties was a’ common agenda’.
Congress sought CPN-UML support after Tuesday’s decision to develop an anti-Maoist front.
Congress leader Dr Manindra Rijal also tried to minimize the importance of the agreement by saying both parties weren’t trying to topple the government.
A summit of the two parties was held at the CPN-UML head office Wednesday.
Ailing NC President Girija Prasad Koirala didn’t attend the meeting even as he supported the anti-Maoist drive.
The new development comes after former CPB-UML General
Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal Wednesday told PM Prachanda at a meeting to implement nine demands of the Congress.
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Cabinet approves resignation of Bishwanath Upadhaya

Kathmandu, 31 Dec: A cabinet meeting Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishwanath Upadhaya as member of the CA on recommendation of main opposition Nepali Congress.
The cabinet decided to notify the CA.
Upadhaya if a former chief justice and he was nominated by Congress to head a constitution drafting committee.
He headed a committed that drafted the 1990 constitution thrown into the wastepaper basket by the present rulers.
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192 Maoists defect to CPN-UML

Kathmandu, 31 Dec: Altogether 192 Maoist activists, mostly of district level, defected to CPN-UML in the capital Wednesday.
The activists were camped at captured in the Valley.
More defections are expected.
The defections amid CPN-UML support for main opposition demands to implement nine demands, including return of seized asses and dissolution of YCL.
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One dead and five injured

Kathmandu, 31 Dec: One person was killed and five others were injured Wednesday evening in a collision between an army vehicle and a motorcycle and a taxi at Maitighar.
An army truck collided against a motorcycle and a taxi.
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