Nepal Today

Thursday, February 28, 2013

SUPREME COURT REGISTRAR REJECTS COTEMPT OF COURT CHARGE AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE REGMI Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: The supreme court Thursday didn’t register a contempt of court case filed by Advocate Sunil Ranjan Singh against Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi who has been dragged into the apex court after discussions with political party leaders and a statement clarifying his position on a request to lead an election government to hold a second constituent assembly election. An attempt has been made to ‘ undermine the position of chief justice and the court’s honour,” a statement issued by Assistant Registrar Nahakul Subedi said. Two writs have also been filed at the supreme arguing Maoist general convention move install a Regmi government was unconstitutional. Nepal Bar Association (NBA) said the consultation of Regmi with parties violated a code of condct for judges and he has already been dragged into a controversy. NBA said Regmi , cannot sit on the bench any longer. Parties have said the proposal was of President Dr..Ram Baran Yadav and foreign powers. Supreme court statement Thursday said Regmi hasn’t accepted the offer. Nnnnn . MECHI, MAHAKALI RALWAY REPORT COMPLETED Kathmandu, 29 Feb.: The government has kept the construction of the Mechi-Mahakali Railway in high priority considering the inevitability of the reliable development of roadway and railway for attaining long-term socio-economic prosperity in the country, RSS reports.. The Department of Railways says that the detailed project report (DPR) of the 135- kilometer Bardibas- Simara-Birgunj sector of the railway line has been completed in that connection. Similarly, the Department has begun works on appointment of the consultant for and preparing the DPR of the 223-kilometre Simara-Butwal-Bhairahawa sector of the railway. It has also begun works on preparing the model of the railway. Director General of the Department, Yogendra Rai, said that the government has moved ahead the works related to the Mechi-Mahakli Railway project by attaching high priority to it. The project would be constructed with the grant assistance of the Government of India. The Department has already called for the Expression of Intent for the construction of the railway track. Although the country presently has 53 kilometres of rail track, the narrow gauge trains are currently operational only on the 32-kilometres Janakpur-Jayanagar route. It is said that this ambitious 1,318-kilometre Mechi-Mahakali Railway Project would cost at least Rs. 800 billion. As per the government plan, another 185-kilometre rail track would be constructed from Kathmandu to the tourist city Pokhara. The government plans to construct the Mechi-Mahakali Railway Project under the public-private partnership model. Nnnn NEPALI TEAM FOR AFC CHALLENGE CUP Kathmandu, 28 Feb,: Names of the Nepali players for the AFC Challenge Cup. Forwards: Amar Dangol, Anil Gurung, Bharat Khawas, Chetan Ghimire, Santosh Shukhala, Jumanu Rai Midfield: Bhola Silwal, Bijay Gurung, Bikram Lama, Jagajeet Shrestha, Nirajan Khadka, Rajendra Rawal, Raju Tamang Defense: Bijay Dhimal, Biraj Maharjan, Jitendra Karki, Rabin Shrestha, Rohit Chand, Sagar Thapa, Sandip Rai Goalkeepers: Kiran Chemzong, Bikesh Kuthu, Ritesh Thapa. nnnn


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