Nepal Today

Friday, August 27, 2010

Maoists ask PM not to send back UNMIN

Kathmandu, 27 Aug; A Maoist team led by Chairman Prachanda Friday asked Caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal not to sent back UNMIN, the political agency of UN, until the end of the peace process or change its mandate.
The extended tenure ends mid-September.
Governing parties, dissatisfied with the work of UNMIN, has formed a task force to suggest how to limit the agency mandate if it is extended.
Maoists, complaining about foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs, are pushing for a continued UN presence.
Nepal told Maoist delegation UNMIN hadn’t succeeded in completing its mission in an extended four months.
The premier told Maoists government will take a decision by consulting parties, Home Minister Bhim Rawal said.
Rawal and Peace Minister Rakam Chemjung assisted the government chief in talks.

Prachanda flexible on monarchy: Kamal Thapa

Kathmandu, 27 Aug.: RPP-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa Wednesday claimed Maoist Chairman Prachanda has become flexible on monarchy after foreign play surged.
‘Prachanda told me at a meeting, monarchy is necessary to protect nationalism.
“Because foreign play has increased after sidelining monarchy, Prachanda has become flexible on monarchy.
“Lately, the need and relevance of monarchy has increased.
“It’s our campaign to restore monarchy,” Thapa told a gathering at the Reporters’ Club.

Govt. directs contractor to repair damaged residence of Krisshna Prasad Bhattarai

Kathmandu, 27 Aug.: Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachedhar Thursday directed a contractor to repair the damaged and leaking home of former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai near Badegaon in Godavari.
Gachedhar issued the directive in the presence of Bhattarai at the latter’s home provided by the government for the only surviving founder member of Nepali Congress.
Bhattarai said Wednesday he was ‘saddened’ at government apathy to the condition of his home.

Former minister dead

Kathmandu, 27 Aug.: Former state minister in the panchayat era Lokendra Pratap Bista died Thursday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital.
He left behind a wife, two sons and a daughter.


“’The open principled and physical support for political change in the last four years from foreign countries has opened the door for them to run the country.”

(Yubaraj Ghimere, Annapurna Post, 27 Aug.)


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