Nepal Today

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Supreme court asks government not to implement decision to end tenure of brigadiers (BREAKING NEWS)

Kathmandu, 24 March: Supreme court bench Tuesday issued an interim order to government not to implement a decision to end the tenure of eight brigadier generals.
The generals asked the court to issue such an order charging the order was illegal.
Maoist Deputy Parliamentary leader Narayan Kazi Shrestha Prakash in an immediate reaction said,” Supreme court is not god to overturn a legal decision of government.”
The decision is a setback for the Maoist-led government.
US Ambassador Nancy J. Powell Monday raised the issue with Prime Minister Prachanda and asked if the decision would affect the peace process.
For the first time government rejected a recommendation of the army chief to collectively extend the tenure of generals by three years after they completed a four-year term.
Government said it was providing opportunities for younger officers but supporters other officers said mass retirement would create shortage of trained manpower.
A cold war has started between the Maoist-led government and Nepal Army into which 19,000 plus PLA commandants are seeking entry.

Former king meets BJP leaders

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 24 March: Former King Gyanendra held discussions Tuesday with main opposition BJP Chairman Rajnath Singh.
He also held with former Foreign Minister Jashwant Singh from BJp that is pushing for a Hindu state in Nepal.
The party earlier abandoned its support for monarchy against which Congress I and Indian communists launched a tirade ultimately toppling a 238-year-old monarchy.
The former king continued his political meetings in the Indian capital before returning home after a three-week India visit Wednesday.
The visit if the first foreign trip of the former king after monarchy’s ouster.
Monarchy only remains in Japan, Thailand and Cambodia now.
People’s don’t rule out the return of monarchy in a country where Maoists now dominate.
Maoists were propelled to power with foreign, including Indian help and support.

Maoists, Kirat Workers’ Party agree to cooperate

Kathmandu, 24 March: Maoists and Kirat Workers’ Party Tuesday signed an agreement for working unity.
The two parties formed a seven-member committee to work for unity,
Kirat party is an offshoot of the Maoist party.
The unity comes after unification of the CPN (Maoist) and CPN (Unity Center/Mashal).


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