Nepal Today

Monday, January 26, 2009

Critical reaction to PM Prachanda speech

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 27 Jan: Hridesh Tripathi of Madesh Terai Loktantrik Party (MTLP) said PM Prachanda didn’t address Madesh issues in his 32-minute address to the nation Sunday.
Supply Minister Rajendra Mahoto (NSP) said,” The address is only the prime minister’s and not the government’s.”
The address wasn’t discussed in the cabinet, he said.
But Maoist leader Dinanath Sharma said the address was to implement past commitments.
“In the past only commitments were made without implementing them,” Sharma said.
“The address is no different from speeches of King Gyanendra,” CPN-UML leader KP Sharma Oli said.
Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel said,” Had expected dissolution of YCL and return of seized assets would be mentioned. That didn’t happen. The speech was to buy time for government.”
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Nepal Airlines Corporation seeks one B757 on wet lease

Kathmandu, 27 Jan: Nepal Airlines Corporation Tuesday advertised for the wet least of a B757 for six months.
The ailing state airline plans to strengthen its international flights with the acquisition of the aircraft.
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Nabil Bank records Rs 429.3 million profit

Kathmandu, 27 Jan: Nabil Bank recorded a Rs 429.3 million in Q2 ending 13 January.
The bank recorded Rs 345.2 million profit in the same period the previous year.
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Udit Narayan bags Padma Shri

Kathmandu, 27 Jan: Singer Udit Narayan has bagged the Padma Shri.
The Indian president conferred the honour on India’s Republic day Monday.
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MEDIA GOOGLE

“If leaders desire to hold a news conference, I’ll arrange a place.”

(Indiana Ambassador Rakesh Sood on Republic Day reception after MadhavKumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai exchange unpleasant words, Rajdhani, 27 Jan.)

“Remain confident, this government will complete its full term. If you [civil servants] are thinking this government will fall and will be replaced by a government of your liking, remove that feeling from your brains.”

(PM Prachanda, Rajdhani, 27 Jan.)
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