Nepal Today

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Agni Air black probably found

Kathmandu, 31 Aug.” An expert team is flying to Makwanpur Wednesday to determine whether an object found Tuesday is a black box of the crashed Agni Air Dronier 24 August.
Fourteen passengers and crew were killed.
The black box will give clues on what caused the crash.

UML lawmaker in judicial custody

Kathmandu, 31 Aug.: UML lawmaker D.B.Karki was sent to 20-day judicial custody Tuesday by a three-member bench of a special court for allegedly taking a Rs 100,000 bribe to provide a job to a person in police.
An embarrassed UML team began its own investigation forming a three-member probe committee.
Karki was arrested Monday on CIAA initiative.

British ambassador presents credentials

Kathmandu, 31 Aug.: Controversial British Ambassador John Prescott Tuesday presented his credentials to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav three weeks after arrival to takeover responsibilities from Dr Andrew Hall who retired.
The ambassador came into controversy by participating in a gay festival when Nepal is facing serious problems.
The British embassy said he was ambassador even when he was only a designate and the local media compared his to another controversial Indian Ambassador Rakesh Sood known for his direct involvement in Nepali politics.
The new British envoy, in the name of promoting human rights, has opened up a anew front indicating the trivial issues London in promoting in Nepal after toppling monarchy two years ago.


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