Nepal Today

Thursday, February 28, 2013

VDC SECRETARIES WITHDRAW STRIKE Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: Nearly 3,600 VDC secretaries nation-wide Friday withdraw an indefinite strike only after two days on protest. The protest was withdrawn after talks between secretaries following talks with government in the capital. A task force was formed to consider demands, including local elections. MORE UPDATE FORMER KING, QUEEN VISIT BANGKOK HOSPITAL WHERE SONPARAS IS BEING TREATED FOLLOWING HEART ATTACK Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: Former King Gyanendra and Queen Komal Thursday morning visited a Bangkok hospital where son and former Crown Prince Paras is under treatment following a heart attack 19 February. The former royal couple consulted a team of doctors treating Paras. MORE NEPAL FOOTBALL SQUAD FOR AFC CHALLENGE CUP ANNOUNCED Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: A 23-member Nepali squad led by Sagar Thapa wad announced Friday by ANFA for the AFC Challenge Cup Group D matches beginning in the capital Saturday. Palestine arrived Thursday to participate in the tournament. Teams from Bangladesh and Northern Mariana Island arrived earlier in the week. Nepal plays it first match against Northern Mariana Island Saturday at Dashrath Rangashala.. MORE NSU DEMANDS GENERAL CONVENTION Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: Leaders of Nepal Students’ Union, affiliated with main opposition NC, demanded a general convention Thursday. A memorandum was submitted to President Sushil Koirala. Students are divided between supporters of Koirala and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba. Nnnn EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION BUS TORCHED Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: A bus of the Golden Gate Academy was torched Thursday at Syambhu. Students were pushed out and the vehicle set alight. It wasn’t known who torched the bus. nnnn .


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