Nepal Today

Friday, January 30, 2009

Load-shedding to be reduced to 12 hours every day

Kathmandu, 30 Jan: Load-shedding will be reduced to 12 hours every day from 16 hours with winter nearing its end, authorities said.
The reduction will come as some relief to the people.

Sweden’s Karin Landgren appointed UNMIN chief

Kathmandu, 30 Jan: Sweden’s has been appointed representative of downgraded UNMIN mission in Nepal.
She replaces Special Representative Ian Martin who is leaving in disgrace charged by main opposition Nepali Congress leaders of being pro-Maoist.

Strike in terai districts from Jhapa to Parsa

Kathmandu, 30 Jan: A strike called by Madesh Terai Loktantrik Party (MTLP) Friday paralyzed life in terai districts from Jhapa to Parsa.
The party is protesting governments to shift districts headquarters in the districts in the south before massive administrative structural changes.
The party has also called a 25-day strike against the Maoist-led government.
Maoists are currently discussing a ‘scientific’ resolution of terai demands.


“A democratic front will be useful only if it’s formed under the leadership of Girija Prasad Koirala.”

(Surya Bahadur Thapa, Bimarsha, 30 Jan.)


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