Nepal Today

Friday, March 1, 2013

NO HEARING AT SUPREME COURT ON ATTEMPT TO STOP CHIEF JUSTICE REGMI-GOVT. Kathmandu, 1 March; A supreme court single bench Friday Didn’t conduct a hearing on a writ filed by a lawyer against formation of an election government under Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi The court cited time constraint. Advocate Om Prakash Aryal filed a filed 27 February. Two writs have been filed at the apex court saying moves to install Regmi government were unconstitutional. Nnnn PM PREDICTS REGMI-LED GOVT. Kathmandu, 1 March: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that formation of an election government under the leadership of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was almost certain, RSS reports. At a programme organised to release a long narrative poem titled 'Lhasa Bolchhe' originally translated from Newari to Nepali language, the Prime Minister said achievements of the political movements were not institutionalised due to politics of prohibition and blame game among the parties. Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai said that those wishing to advocate just by seeing the loopholes in the constitution and staging protest per se were not able to grasp the country's necessity. The book originally written in Newari language by Dharma Ratna Yami 67 years ago was translated by Durga Lal Shrestha into Nepali. First the book was published in 2008 B.S. Yami's 14 books were already published in different languages. Yami who had stayed for seven years in Tibet for business purpose has stated many romantic incidents like a proposal for love floated by a Tibetan girl. Commenting on the book, Chancellor of Nepal Academy Bairagi Kainla said the story was a tragic one. Critics Prof Maniklal Shrestha, Sulochana Manandhar, Tulsidas Maharjan and others also commented on the book. The book was published by the Mulyankan Monthly. FORMER PM NEPAL URGES CONSENSUS Kathmandu, 1 March:: Senior leader of the CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said the consensus efforts being made by the political parties should not breach the principle of separation of powers, RSS eports from Myagdhi. Inaugurating the eighth district convention of the party at Beni on Friday, senior leader Nepal said consensus could not be made by violating the principle of separation of power while making new government. Present government must not be prolonged on any pretext, he said, adding that if the separation of power was breached, it would result in authoritarianism with the concentration of the powers. According to him, there was corruption rife in the local bodies for want of election for long. He accused the UCPN-Maoist of dillydallying in holding the Constituent Assembly in coming June. Moreover, senior leader Nepal said present government was looting the state coffer with donation and corruption. Nnnn PARAS OPENS EYES MOMENTARILY Kathmandu, 1 March : The condition of former Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah, who is undergoing treatment at a Bangkok hospital after suffering a major heart attack 11 days ago, improved slightly Friday as it was said he opened his eyes momentarily, Republica reports. This was the first time Shah had opened his eyes after collapsing at the apartment of Bangkok-based Nepali businessman Sunil Khadka late February 19, according to a reliable source. "It (the opening of eye) was for a brief moment, but we consider it as a positive development," the source said. "However, he is still on ventilator support and his medical condition is critical but stable." Earlier on Wednesday, doctors of Samitivej Hospital, where Shah is admitted, had reported spontaneous movement in Shah´s limbs -- the first since he started receiving treatment. The movements, albeit spontaneous, continued on Thursday as well. Shah had started moving his limbs after his body temperature was raised to a normal of 37 degrees centigrade. "Currently, his body temperature is maintained at 37.4 degrees centigrade," the source said. Doctors had gradually raised his body temperature to normal so as to prevent multiple organ failure. "However, doctors are yet to conduct an MRI to see if his organs have sustained injuries," the source said, adding, "We´re told it will be conducted next week." Lately, doctors are also reducing the dosage of various medicines on Shah, the source informed. As news about Shah´s medical condition started making rounds in Nepali community in Thailand, hundreds of his well wishers have started thronging the hospital. "This crowd mainly comprises people of Nepali origin and Nepalis living or working in Thailand," the source said. "Nowadays, they also visit the hospital to take a glimpse of (former) king and queen." Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah and former Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi Shah - parents of Paras - arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday. Soon after landing at Suvarnabhumi airport they went straight to the hospital, took a look at their son and then held consultation with doctors. On Thursday, the former royals arrived at the hospital at around 11 in the morning and stayed there till 1:30 in the afternoon, the source said. "They again came to hospital at six in the evening," he said. Nnnn


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