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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Reshuffle in Maoist party

Kathmandu, 19 Dec: Maoist organization department under Mohan Baidya Kiran following a central committee general decision to allocate one post for one person.
A decision was taken Thursday.
Post Bahadur Bogati, CP Gajurel, Barsha Man Pun, Netra Bikram Chand, Dinanath Sherma, Hitman Sakya and Sakti bahadur Basnet, who aren’t ministers, are members of the committee.
Netra Bikram Chand has been appointed chief of eight fraternal organizations like student, women, peasants’ workers, Dalit and intellectuals previously led by Prachanda.
Barsha Man Pun has been entrusted responsibility for professional organizations like officials, professors, lawyers, engineer and doctors.
Nanda Kishore Pun Pasang will head the PLA.

Emergency could be declared: PM Prachanda

Kathmandu, 19 Dec: Prime Minister Prachanda said emergency could be declared because of increased load-shedding, Nepal Samacharpatra reports.
“How can the county run under such conditions?” he asked a select group of journalists Thursday warning load-shedding
may be extended to 18 hours a day from Falgun/Chait [February/March 2009].
Prachanda said he’s visiting Denmark, Norway and Finland to study ways of resolving the problem of load-shedding and indicated he may be visiting Lebanon as well.
The prime minister didn’t specifically talk of a energy emergency.

Binod Chaudhary re-elected for third term

Kathmandu, 19 Dec: Binod Chaudhary was re-elected Thursday president of Confederation of
Nepalese Industries (CNI) for a third term.
Ananda Bagaria, Narendra Basneyt, Birendra Shanghai, Anuj Agrawal and Haribhakta Sharma were elected vice-presidents.

Idol lifting gang busted

Kathmandu, 19 Dec: One dozed rare idols were recovered in a raid on a house in Pashupatinagar, Jhapa, and half a dozen suspected idol smugglers with links in Darjeeling, Assam and Sikkim were arrested, police said.
A husband and wife who owned the house were also arrested.


“The revolution is still underway. We’ve realized hat it is very difficult to work in a coalition. We want to move faster for change but the old mentality and pace of other parties in government have hindered our efforts.”

(Finance Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, The Kathmandu, Post, 19 Dec.)

“Government won’t land in trouble; don’t even conceive of an ambush.”

(Mohan Baidya Kiran, Bimarsha, 19 Dec.)


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