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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WOMAN TRAMPLED TO DEATH IN SUNSARI Kathmandu, 30 Jan.: A wild elephant came out of its protested habitat at KOsi Tappu Tuesday and trampled to death a fleeing 40-year-old woman. Elephants have been on a rampage destroying hutments in Shripur and Haripurar around the protected area keeping in a herd of wild buffaloes. Nnnn FOUR INMATES ESAPE FROM DHANGADI PRISON Kathmandu, 30 Jan.: Four inmates escaped from Dhangadi prison overnight, police said. They escaped through a prison cell window. The prisoners were serving sentences for theft and kidnapping. nnnn. WARMER WEDNESDAY PREDICTED FOR VALLEY Kathmandu, 30 Jan. A warmer Wednesday is predicted Wednesday for the capital. The minimum temperature is predicted at 4 degrees Celsius at maximum at 18 degrees Celsius. Nnnn FIRST SEMI-FINAL OF AAHA GOLD CUP Kathmandu, 30 Jan.: Three Star plays Jawalakhel Youth Club Wednesday in the first semi-finsl of the Aaha Gold Cup in Pokhara. Pokhara is hosting the tournament. Wednesday’s winner will play either local Sahara Club or Nepal Army hoplayis another semi-final.. nnnn CPN-MAOIST FORMS FIVE COMMANDS Kathmandu, 30 Jan.: Centralizing power of the party organization, CPN-Maoist has formed five commands dissolving its six geographical and two non-geographical bureaus keeping in mind the party´s upcoming struggle programs, Kiran Pun writes in Republica.. The meeting of the party central committee on Tuesday held at the party head office in Buddha Nagar also reshuffled responsibilities appointing party top leaders, including -vice-chairman CP Gajurel and general secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa, as command in-charges. The party will make its struggle programs public on Wednesday by holding a press meet. “The commands have been formed by downsizing the bureaus in a bid to streamline party activities," said Jayapuri Gharti Magar, central committee member. The Maoists had formed such commands also during the insurgency. General Secretary Thapa has been appointed in-charge of the central command. Thapa held the same post during the insurgency. Similarly, vice-chairman Gajurel has been appointed in-charge of the international command. Gajuel also held the same post during the insurgency. The central command is supposed to be very important as it also comprises the capital. Newa, Tamsaling, Bhojpura and Mithila state committees would also be under the central command. Earlier, Bhojpura and Mithila state committees were under the Madhes bureau. Similarly, Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma has been appointed in-charge of eastern command comprising Kirat, Limbuwan and Kochila state committees. Similarly, mid-western command would be headed by party leader Indra Mohan Sigdel. The mid-western command would comprise Tamuwan, Magarat and Abadh state committees. The Abadh state committee was under the Madhes bureau in the past. There was no mid-western command during the insurgency. Likewise, Dharmendra Banstola has been appointed in-charge of the western command comprising Bheri-Karnali, Tharuwan and Seti-Mahakali state committees. Similarly, Kul Prasad KC has been appointed in-charge of Tamsaling state committee. Hit Man Shakya has been reappointed as in-charge of Newa state committee. The remaining state committee in-charges retain their positions. The CPN-Maoist has a total of 14 geographical and non-geographical state committees. The meeting also removed the post of co-in-charge from the party´s organizational structure. There were more than one co-in-charges in the state, district and area committees. "The struggle programs to be made public by the party will be publicity-oriented," said Anil Sharma Birahi, central committee member. Nnnn MPRF, TMDP MERGR UNLIKELY SOON Kathmandu, 30 Jan.: The much-hyped unification between Madhesi People´s Rights Forum (MPRF) and Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) is not likely anytime soon, say leaders knowledgeable of recent developments, Ganii Ansaroi writes in Republica. . Both Madhes-based parties had formed their respective talks team some five months ago to expedite the unification process. “The parties are yet to agree on major issues including, leadership of the unified party,” said a leader on condition of anonymity, adding, “This is not likely anytime soon.” TMDP Spokesperson Sharvendranath Shukla, who is also a member of the talks team formed by his party, said that they are just waiting for an appropriate time to declare party unification. "This is not the right time to declare party unification as the country is passing through political crisis,” stated Shukla, adding, “There should either be fresh polls or the launch of a new movement.” Shukla also claimed that there was no problem between the two parties for unification. However, MPRF leader Ram Sahay Yadav, who is a member of the talks team formed by his party, stated they are yet to reach consensus for unification. “We had just started to hold discussions on all issues including the name and strength of central committee of the new party but have not reached any conclusion,” he added. Yadav said that they have not held talks on the issues for the past couple of months as TMDP leaders are busy in the regional convention of the party. According to sources, MPRF leaders are not ready to share power in the central committee of unified party, saying their party´s position is better than that of TMDP. Another Madhesi leader claimed that the two parties would soon merge as MPRF Chairman Upendra Yadav and TMDP Chairman Mahantha Thakur are ready to make any sacrifice for the formation of a unified party. Nnnn


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