Nepal Today

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Proposal for Nepal to rarify the Rome Convention

Kathmandu, 18 Feb: Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav presented to the cabinet 5 February a proposal for Nepal ratify to the Rome Convention.
The proposal has yet to be ratified by government,
‘The proposal is important as killings, violence continue. Those involve din serious crimes can be taked to the international criminal court after the proposalis passed,” Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav told Janaastha.
Persons charged for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes can be presented before the court at the Hague after acceding to the treaty.
Because powerful nations like USA haven’t acceded to the treaty, Americans charged for serious crimes can’t be produced before the international court.

Mahendra highway o be restored in March

Kathmandu, 18 Feb: The damaged Mahendra highway in east Nepal will be restored by the end of March with Indian help.
The highway was damaged by flooded Kosi river six months ago.
Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Shib Shanksr Menon said this after meeting Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav before flying home.
Menon called for national understanding to resolve Nepal’s major issues.


“CPN-UML now is a spoilt communist party; its become directionless
,bourgeois or new bourgeois. UML now is neither bourgeois or socialist.)

(Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav, Naya Patrika, 18 Feb)


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