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Friday, January 28, 2011

MAOISTS REJECT PRE-CONDITIONS TO FROM GOVT. UNDER ITS LEADERSHIP

Kathmandu, 28 Jan.: A hastily convened meeting of Maoist standing committee Friday rejected mainly NC and UML for a consensus government under the leadership of the main opposition.
The meeting concluded government formation and peace process aren’t interrelated, party sources said.
The committee also decided to continue efforts to push a government headed by Maoists.
NC and UML have said a Maoist-led government isn’t acceptable until Maoists complete the complete the peace process even as the party ceremonially handed over the transfer of the chain of command and control of 19,000 plus former combatants to a special committee for integration, resettlement and supervision headed by the prime minister.
Maoists concluded government formation and the peace process aren’t interrelated.
Following failure to assembly a national consensus government, parliamentary election is being held 3 February to elect a government through majority vote.
The Big Three have staked leadership of the majority government.
Speaker Subash Nemwang predicted in Pokhara Friday the fresh
vote will be conclusive.
Parliamentary procedures have been amended to prevent a staggered vote following 16 rounds of election to elect a successor of Madhav
Kumar Nepal who resigned 30 June 2010.
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THREE PARTY TASK FORCE MEET INCONCLUSIVE

Kathmandu, 28 Jan. A meeting of a task force of the Big Three
at a hotel in the capital Friday to discuss integration of Maoist former combatants and even government formation was inconclusive.
The details of the meet will be presented to a summit of the Maoists NC
NC and UML Saturday.
The body was formed informally by the three parties Thursday to break a prolonged deadlock.
Two members each of three parties are in the task force.
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NC LEADER DEAD IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

Kathmandu, 28 Jan.: NC general convention member Phanindra Raj Rajbhandari of Gulmi was found dead Friday in a hotel room at Sunddhara in the capital with head injuries.
Uma Basnet, with whom he was sharing the room, has been detained for investigation.
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HIMANI TRUST WORK EFFECTIVE

Kathmandu, 28 Jan.: The first phase of the social service activities
of Himani Trust at Namdu in Dolakha has been effective, Pawani Shah of the Trust said in Lalitpur Friday.
Former Crown Princess Himani Shah launched the trust four months
ago as an NGO.
The trust is concentrating its activities in Namdu village in the central district.
A health camp, drinking water project and other activities have been organized.
Norvic Hospital participated in a free health camp.
The former crown princess wasn’t present at a news conference.
She is planning to donate an ambulance to the village, Shah said.
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PRESIDENT PARTICPTATES IN KOLKATA FUNCTION

Kathmandu, 28 Jan.: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav Friday participated in an anniversary function of a medical college in Kolkata from where he graduated.
Yadav began a 10-day official India visit Thursday.
He’ll hold political discussions with top Indian leaders in New Delhi before returning home next Saturday.
The visit is official, political and a pilgrimage.
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