Nepal Today

Sunday, December 30, 2012

PARTIES GET ANOTHER DEADLINE EXTENSION Kathmandu, 30 Dec.: President Ram Baran Yadav Sunday extended a deadline for the seventh time until 9 January 9 asking political parties to agree find a consensus candidate to replace Baburam Bhattarai who is reluctant to quit after 16 months in office. The deadline was extended after consultations with leaders of UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). MORE. ANOTHER JANAJATI PARTY LAUNCHED Kathmandu, 30 Dec.: Socialist Democratic Party, sponsored by Janahatis, was launched from the capital Sunday. The new party was launched one after Ashot Rai, vice-chairman of UML, launched The Federal Socialist Party on Sunday. Leaders of the new party are dissatisfied with Rai's faction. A seven-member committeehas been formed with Chaitanya Subba; other members are:, Kumar Rai, Bal Kumari Budamagar, Pasang Sherpa, Dalmardan Karki, Nima Gyanzen Lhyolmo and Jyoti Dunuwar. nnnn ROCK BLAST KILLS TWO WORKERS Kathmandu, 30 Dec.: Two Nepali workers were killed Sunday when rocks were being blasted while constructing a tunnel of Khani Khola Hydropower project in Dolakha. Bir Bahadur Gurung was among the killed. nnnn


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