Nepal Today

Friday, March 22, 2013

REGMI ASSURANCES TO STUDENT LEADERS Kathmandu, 22 March: Chairman of the interim election council kHil Rak Regmi Friday assured student leaders of 11 unions to meet their demands. Students are demanding early union elections and rollback on hike in prices on public transport slapped by the previous government. Regmi told student leaders’ he’ll ask ministers to consider demands. Students asked Regmi not to appoint ‘tainted’ in government. Nnnn SUPREME COURT BENCH INTERVENES TO STOP LOKMAN SINGH KARKI APPOINTMENT CIAA CHIEF Kathmandu, 22 March: A single bench of the supreme court Friday issued an issued interim order Friday to halt moves to appointing former Chief Secretary Lokman Singh Karki CIAA chief until 7 April. Court Deputy Spokesman Hemanta Rawal said the judge acted on a writ petition filed by advocate Om Prakash Aryal.. The court summoned the petitioner and defendants for discussion 7 April. Aryal said a recommendation of the high level political committee to appoint Karki as CIAA chief is against constitutional provisions and the spirit of the people´s movement, rule of law, good governance, transparency, accountability and the principle of constitutional checks and balances. The writ claims Karki is ineligible for the post because of alleged involved in suppressing the people’s movement of April 2003 during the royal regime. The Offuce of the Presiden, Chairman of Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi and his office, Constitutional Council, CIAA, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Dahal and Karki are defendants. Nnn JIMMY CARTER ARRIVING Kathmandu, 22 March: Former US President Jimmy Carter, who is also head of Carter Center, arrives 29 March. He will also visit Myanmar, a statement said Friday. The Center has an office in Nepal. A delegation Carter is leading will hold discussions with hovernment, political party and civil dsociety representatives before leaving for Myanmar 6 April Nnnn


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