Nepal Today

Friday, September 25, 2009

UML starts initiative to end impasse

Kathmandu, 25 Sept: CPN-UML Friday held 90 minute discussion with Maoists to end a four-month political stalemate.
The ruling party of the prime minister had formed a seven-member talks team headed by Bharat Mohan Adhikari to break the stalemate.
Member of the dialogue team Yubaraj Geywali said Maoists were flexible even as no agreement was reached.
Geywali said UML would hold talks with Nepali Congress as well.
Meanwhile, Chairman Prachanda said Friday his conference talk Thursday with Girija Prasad Koirala and CPN-UML general Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel while launching a new mobile telephone service from mid-West has ‘given positive message nationwide’.
Prachanda said a dialogue has started and he’ll hold discussions with political leaders after return to capital to attempt to end a political deadlock.
He predicted an outlet to impasse soon and hoped even the stalled budget will be approved.

Fulpati welcomed

Kathmandu, 25 Sept: Hindu devotees welcomed fulpati into homes Friday.
Friday in the seventh day of dasain.
Devotees flocking to Durga Bhawani temples nation-wide and offered worship and prayers.
President Dr Ram Baran Yadav attended a special programme at the army pavilion in Tundikhel.

Miss Nepal elected

Kathmandu, 25 Sept: Despite Maoist protests, Zenisha Moktan was crowned Miss Nepal 2009 under tight security at Nepal Army hall Thursday.
Maoists staged protests outside the hall.
The contest was disrupted last year.

Ration increase for police

Kathmandu, 25 Sept: Home ministry is conducting homework to take a proposal to the cabinet to end differences in ration facilities in Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police, Nagarik reports.
Security officials said for the second time attempt is being made to increase ratio for two police forces.

Prisoners get Rs 300 for dasain

Kathmandu, 25 Sept: Every prisoners has been allotted Rs 300 this dasain, Nagarik reports.
Earlier dasain bonus was Rs 100.

Arms being smuggled in by Matrika Yadav intercepted in India

Kathmandu, 25 Sept: Indian police have intercepted two truckload arms being brought into the country by rebel Matrika Yadav Maoist group from Chattisghad, Kantipur reports.
The trucks were intercepted in Bihar 22 July.
Yadav colluded with Jai Krishna Goit of Terai Mukti Morcha to smuggle the arms.


Kathmandu, 25 Sept: A Beech 1900 D has joined the Guna Airlines fleet.
The airline also has two Beech 1900 C aircraft.


“The political parties have not held a single meeting for discussing constitutional provisions. Rather than engaging in constitutional debate, the parties are more concerned about trivial issues.”

(CA Chairman Subash Nemwang, The Kathmandu Post, 25 Sept.)


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