Nepal Today

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

FOUR PLAYERS ATTEMPT TO INSTALL A REGMI GOVT.BEFORE THURSDAY UPDATE Kathmandu, 13 March: For major players have been meting since early morning Wednesday remove obstacles to install an election government headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi. The government and major forces are racing against time to appoint Regmi before supreme court commences hearing on two writs Thursday arguing the installation of a Regmi government will e unconstitutional. The governing coalition has been canvassing for the appointment of Regmi. Parties outside government--NC and UML-- are pressing a package solution and amid opposition to Maoist demand for appointment of Maoist colonels in Nepal Army. Maoists oppose formation of an empowered Truth and Reconciliation Commision to look into serious rights abuses during the 10-year insurgency. MORE IMPORT OF BIRDS FOM INDIA AGAIN BANNED Kathmandu, 13 March: Import of birds from India has again banned. The government move came as bird flu surfaced at Lanka tole in Madhibani across the border in India’s Bihar state. Nnnn INDIAN PARAMILITARY POLICE KILLED IN KASHMIR ATTACK Kathmandu, 13 March : Five paramilitary police were killed Wednesday in an ambush on security forces in the main city of Indian Kashmir carried out by two militants who were then shot dead, a senior officer said, AFP reports from Sri Lanka.. "Five of our CRPF jawans (officers of the Central Reserve Police Force) were martyred," a senior officer told reporters at the scene in the Bemina area of Srinagar which is home to a camp for security forces and a police-run school. "We have neutralised two militants," he added. Another six to seven police were injured in the attack which was carried out on an open field where 25 officers were on duty and children were playing cricket, police said. Another police officer, speaking to AFP, had put the death toll at six, including four colleagues and two militants. Indian Kashmir, where a 20-year separatist insurgency has waned in recent years, has been tense since the execution in February of a local man over a deadly 2001 attack on the national parliament in New Delhi. Mohammed Afzal Guru, a local separatist, was convicted over the attack, but he retained widespread support in Kashmir where many doubted his guilt. Attacks in Srinagar have become rare in recent years, with the last major incident in October when gunmen attacked a popular hotel, killing a bellboy and leaving at least two other people injured. Nnnn


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