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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mid-Marshyangdhi closed down on inauguration day; resumes operation January

Kaathmandu, 25 Dec: Mid-Marshyangdhi Director Sunil Kumar Dhungel said the power plant will resume operation only on 15January 2009, according to Gorkhapatra.
The German-aided plant was inaugurated this month by Prime Minister Prachanda and closed down the same evening.
The power plant was inaugurated hurriedly without completing work.

Indian threat to PM Prachanda

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 25 Dec: Even as Prime Minister Prachanda said foreign powers were conspiring against the government, Indian government Tuesday issued an indirect threat Tuesday through a Nepali representative, Janaastha reports.
Amresh Kumar Singh came to Nepal Saturday after a fortnight’s stay in India and held discussions with Prachanda. He also met other leaders like Deputy Prime Minister Bamdeb Gautam, former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Upendra Yadav, Rajendra Mahoto and Mahanata Thakur and is returning to New Thursday.
He informed them of India’s dissatisfaction and is going back with their ideas.
India is unhappy with frequent visits of Chinese officials and help.
“I feel Indian policymakers can’t be satisfied with the present government,” Singh told Ghatana ra Bichar.” I am confident the longevity of this government will be determined by the CPN-UML leadership chosen by its general convention.”
[Singh was a Nepali Congress-nominated member of the last parliament. He came into prominence as a person permanently planted by India at Baluwatar when Girija was prime minister.]


“ Surveying the present political situation, there’s only slight possibility of drafting a constitution. In my private conversations with political party leaders they don’t feel a constitution will be drafted in Nepal.”

(Amresh Kumar Singh, Ghatana ra Bichar, 25 Dec.)


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