Nepal Today

Friday, February 13, 2009

Army chief parries questions on army recruitment

Kathmandu, 13 Feb: Army Chief Gen Rukmangud Katawal Friday parried questions from lawmakers on army recruitment to fill in 2,800 vacancies in Nepal Army disobeying an order from the defence ministry led by a Maoist minister.
The chief said the matter was an internal issue.

Recommendation to increase police strength

Kathmandu, 13 Feb: Strength of the police force should be increased to 150,000, a task force suggested Friday.
The report was presented to Home Minister Bamdeb Gautam.
There should be one policeman for every 200 persons, the report said.
The report said there should be no political interference in police matters.
A police staff college has been recommended.


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