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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Two Madeshis killed in Sarlahi, Bara

Kathmandu, 23 Jan: Two Madeshis were killed overnight in Sarlahi and Bara overnight in continuing violence in the south,
A worker of Jwala Singh group, the most violent of nearly two dozen groups active in the region, was killed.

UML activists shut down Gorkha bazzar

Kathmandu, 23 Jan: CPN-UML activists Friday shut down Gorkha bazzar Friday supporters on another ruling party Unified CPN(Maoist) assaulted them one day earlier.
Nearly three dozen students and policemen were injured in another clash this week in the resort town of Pokhara,
CPN-UML leaders have made veiled threats to quit government while saying the coalition will continue.

13th day of Uma Singh’s murder being commemorated

Kathmandu, 23 Jan: The 13th day of woman Uma Singh’s murder is being commemorated Friday.
Three persons, including a Maoist, have been arrested to investigate the murder amid published reports Singh’s sister-in-law may have colluded with a Maoist in the killing.
Maoists had abducted and possibly killed the journalist’s father and brother.
Uma hailed from a Rajput landed gentry family in the terai.

Capitals’ garbage lifted

Kathmandu, 23 Jan: Municipal authorities Friday began lifting nearly 5,000 tons of garbage collected on the capital’s streets for the last 19 days.
PM Prachanda personally intervened to take action against his party activists who smashed the leg of a coalition partner CPN-UML worker during opposition protesting the transport of filth to neighbouring Dhading from the capital.
Local Development Minister RamChandra Jha blamed the prime minister and home minister for obstructing the lifting of garbage.
Government agreed to 10 demands of a landfill site where garbage was being dumped.


“The day we feel the CA will not ensure equal rights to the Madeshis, we will walk out of it.”

(Foreign Minister and MJF Chairman Upendra Yadav, The Himalayan Times, 23 Jan.)


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