Nepal Today

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1,500 delegates to attend CPN-UML general convention

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 28 Jan: Fifteen hundred delegates will attend CPN-UML’s general convention in Butwal next month.
A decision was taken Tuesday by the party standing committee.
Election of delegates will be held from 28 January to 4 February.
The standing committee endorsed a proposal to form a national convention representative council (NCRC) which will be formed after the convention.
The council will have two representatives from each of 240 electoral constituencies.
The council will be empowered to review decisions of the central committee which is the party’s chief executive body.
The council, if approved by the convention, can amend party statute between two conventions.
The convention will discuss General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal’s political proposal for a people’s multiparty democracy and a proposal of Amrit Bohara to amend party statute.

Major commercial banks record profits

Kathmandu, 28 Jan: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd recorded a Rs 484.7 million profit in Q2 of the current fiscal year ending 13 January.
The bank earned a Rs 394.8 million profit in the corresponding previous year quarter.
NIC Bank earned a Rs 117.7 million in Q2 2008/09.
The bank has recorded a Rs, 121.2 million in the corresponding previous year quarter.
Nepal SBI Bank Ltd earned a Rs155.2 million in Q2 ending 13 January; it recorded a Rs 93.7 million net profit in the corresponding previous year quarter.

Home minister Gautam being discharged from hospital Wednesday

Kathmandu, 28 Jan: Home Minister Bamdeb Gautam is being discharged from Neuro Hospital, Bansbari, later Wednesday.
Dr Upendra Debkota said Gautam had blood circulation problem and was taking blood thinner.
Medication should continue for six months.
Secretary Som Rana said Gautam maybe flown to Bangkok for investigation.

Retired supreme court justice Krishna Kumar Verma dead

Kathmandu, 28 Jan: Retired supreme court justice Krishna Kumar Verma died on a cardiac arrest Tuesday.
He was embroiled in a controversy after the acquittal of foreign national Gordon William Robinson charged for drug pedaling.

Durgesh Man Singh recalled over telephone

Kathmandu, 28 Jan: Ambassador to India Durgesh Man Singh has been recalled over telephone for the third time, Annapurna Post reports.
He ignored two letters recalling him.
Foreign Secretary Gyan Chandra Acharya recalled Singh over telephone Monday.
Singh said his teacher and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was sick and it will take another month to return.

Progress on PM’s commitments sought

Kathmandu, 28 Jan: A 11-member parliamentary committee formed to monitor progress in implementing nine commitments made
by PM Prachanda to main Nepali Congress decided Tuesday to write to the prime minister’s office asking for details.
Congress has made support to government conditional on implementation of commitments such as return of seized assets and dissolution of YCL.


“It is the incompetence of Maoists that they have failed to implement past agreements though they ar leading the government.”

(Sher Bahadur Deuba, The Kathmandu Post, 28 Jan.)

‘Security challenges and pressure on the government from the streets are increasing. So the lawmakers and political parties should seriously think about it and cooperate with the police force in controlling unlawful activities.”

(IGP Hem Bahadur Gurung, The HImalayanTimes, 28 Jan.)


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