Nepal Today

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shibaratri observed

Kathmandu, 12 Feb.: Hindu devotees Friday observed Maha Shibaratri by offering prayers at Shiba temples nation-wide.
Devotees offered worship at Pashupatinath temple since three in the morning and took a holy dip in Bagmati river.
All four doors at the holiest temple were open.
The movement of worshippers in queue was well-organized.
One door was opened for fee paying devotees for the first time.
Pashupatinath Temple Trust earned Rs 1.3 million through ticket sale.
The number of Indian declined this year with the ongoing Khumbu mela in India and the Bhatta row created by the ousted Maoist-led government of Prachanda, a trust official said.
During his nine-month rule, Prachanda attempted but failed to replace Indian bhattas at Pashupati.

Jamin Shah buried

Kathmandu, 12 Feb.: Jamin Shah, pioneer of satellite television, was
buried at Syambhunath Thursday five days after he was gunned down by two motorcyclists in the heart of the city in Lazimpat.
Hundreds of well-wishers attended he funeral.
Suspect Manoj Adhikari was arrested as he boarded a flight for New Delhi Thursday but was released after questioning.

No agreement in NC to postpone general convention

Kathmandu, 12 Feb.: Amid opposition in the Nepali Congress central committee Thursday, there was no agreement to suggestion of central leaders to postpone the 12th general convention to mid-July.
The convention was scheduled to be held in the capital mid-March.
The central committee is meeting again 16 February to discuss the postponement.

Body of German paraglider recovered

Kathmandu, 12 Feb.: The body of veteran German paraglider
Christoph Andreas Sattle,26, was recovered from Phewa lake in Pokhara Thursday.
He released himself 20 meters above the lake from a glider
and had gone missing.


RBB records Rs 1162.5 million net profit

Kathmandu, 12 Feb.: Rashtriya Banijya Bank (RBB) Nepal’s biggest
Bank wholly owned by the government, recorded a Rs 1,162.5 million
net profit in Q2 of the current fiscal year ending 14 January.
The bank earned a Rs 1,111.5 net profit in the corresponding quarter the previous year.


“”The president will be the first to go if the constitution isn’t
promulgated in time.”

(Chairman Prachanda, Nagarik, 12 Feb.)


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