Nepal Today

Monday, December 29, 2008

Israel out of bounds for Nepalis

Kathmandu, 30 Dec: Israel is temporarily out of bounds for Nepali workers after the most recent outbreak of violence in the region.
Government took the decision Sunday.

Nepal Telecom suspends teleprinter/telex services

Kathmandu, 30 Dec: Nepal Telecom will suspend teleprinter/telex services from 1 January 2009 at national and international levels.
The services are being suspended because of ‘advancement of technology in telecommunications’, an announcement said.

Nepal, EU meeting on 15 January
Kathmandu, 30 Dec: The sixth meeting of the Nepal-EU joint commission is being held in Brussels 15 January.
Foreign Secretary Gyan Chandra Acharya is leading the Nepali delegation.
The meeting will discuss the peace process, refugee issue, human rights and EU assistance.

Nepal, Bahrain air accord

Kathmandu, 30 Dec: Nepal and Bahrain signed an air accord Monday to increase frequency of air services between the two destinations and develop manpower resources.
Bahrain Air plans to start Nepal operations soon.
Twenty-four weekly flights will now link the two countries.

Constitution committee elections on 9 January

Kathmandu, 30 Dec: Elections for chairmen of 14 CA committees drafting a constitution will now be held 9 January.
The vote should have been held by Tuesday [30 Dec.].
CA Chairman Subash Nemwang announced the date for election after consulting 25 parties in the assembly.


“Feudalism and its remnants sill remain in the education sector.”

(PM Prachanda, Kantipur, 30 Dec.)

‘The unification process [between RPP and Rashtriya Janasakti Party] is underway.”

(RPP General Secretary Dhruba bahadur Pradhan, The Himalayan Times, 30 Dec.)


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