Nepal Today

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Second blast in capital, in two days (BREAKING NEWS)

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 28 Dec: Nobody was injured in another bomb blast in the capital at Jamal Sunday morning—the second in the capital in two days.
The bomb hidden in a garbage bin went off at seven in the morning.
A woman was injured in the first blast Saturday morning in an explosion in front of the main gate of the Tribhuvan International Airport- Nepal’s only international airport.
Ranabir Singh group claimed responsibility for the first bombing demanding a Hindu state.
A secular state was declared by an unelected parliament after the April 2005 movement.
Until then, Nepal was the world’s only Hindu kingdom.

82-hour lead shedding from Monday

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 28 Dec: Unable to meet increased power demand, Maoist-led government is enforcing a 82-hour a week load-shedding schedule from Monday blaming previous administrations for the power shortage.
Maoists have been in most recent government for only four months; but they joined a government led by Girija Prasad Koirala after a royal regime was toppled in April 2005 and a republic was finally declared.
Load-shedding will be increased to 12 hours from 10 hours six days in a week and for 10 hours the remaining day.
Government is declaring a power emergency and Prime Minister Prachanda has warned power cuts will be increased to 18 hours a week in March/April 2009.
Prachanda is flying for Norway, Denmark and Finland to discuss the power cuts and the resultant crisis it will create with the Scandinavian governments 17 January 2009.
The left Scandinavian governments have been supporting Nepal’s communist and Maoist movements politically and financially.
The Maoist-led government is also planning to declare two-day national holiday every week to save power at government offices.
Prachanda admitted government will face a grave crisis with increased power cuts and industrial production will be directly hit.
Government has announced emergency plans to establish thermal power plants to increase electricity output in a country with vast untapped hydro power potential.
Government faces an emergency even as inflation jumped to over 14 percent despite promises to limit to single digit.


“CPN-UML former general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal claimed that he was the only leader left to run the nation. He asserted that he has remained as the only alternative to give leadership to the nation as Maoists were also proved failure in doing something new as expected by Nepali people.”

(RSS report, The Rising Nepal, 28 Dec.)

‘Sometimes, even local leaders of political p[arties in the government orchestrate abductions for their advantage. They also make others threaten us [VDC secretaries] over phone.”

(Siraha VDC secretary Bajaram Yadav, The Kathmandu Post, 28 Dec.)

“They extort in the name of underground outfits only to built houses or buy land. After amassing a small fortune, they ditch the outfits. This is what some leaders of so-called terai-based underground armed outfits do in the name of he movement.”

{The Kathmandu Post, 28 Dec.”


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