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Monday, April 29, 2013

BIRD FLU BACK IN JHAPA Kathmandu, 29 April: Bird flu has been confirmed in two poultry farms in Jhapa district. With this, 13 cases of bird flu have been detected in various parts of Jhapa district in the last two monthsm RSS reports from Bhadrapur.. The District Livestock Office, Bhadrapur, said that cases of the bird flu were confirmed in the chicken reared by Raju Bhudhathoki of Prithvinagar-5 and Subhash Khadka of Chandragadhi. A rapid response team culled 1,270 chicken from the poultry farm of Budhathoki while 151 chickens was destroyed from the poultry farm of Khadka, said Acting Chief of the Office Jagdish Pandey Nnnn UPDATE 33 PARTIES SUBMIT MEMORANDUM TO INDIAN EMBASSY Kathmandu, 29 April: The coalition of 33 political parties including the CPN-Maoist submitted a memorandum to the Embassy of India here on Monday demanding immediate closure of the Office set up by the Government of India in Biratnagar, RSS reports.. A delegation led by Maoist Vice-chairman CP Gajurel handed over the memo to the Embassy office at Lainchaur today. The memo submitted today calls for immediate closure of the office set up and run illegally in Biratnagar, said Maoist spokesperson Pampha Bhusal. Talking to reporters after handing over the memo with signatures of all the 33 party representatives, Vice-chair Gajurel said setting up of the office of strategic importance was an attack to our national independence and warned that India would be in the loosing side if it did not take up the demand seriously nnnn NEPAL BANK LTD BOOK CLOSURE 9 MAY Kathmandu, 29 April: Nepal Bank Ltd. Monday announced its book closure 9 May. The move was made for rights shares beiNg issued to increase paid-up capital of the oldest bank. Nnnn EC TO ENSURE VOTING RIGHTS FOR 18-UEAR-OLDS Kathmandu, 29 April: The Election Commission (EC) has made an arrangement to ensure voting right to the youths aged 18 and above. The EC has prepared the temporary voting lists to ensure voting right to the police and army personnel and even to the elderly people from the place of their residence, RSS reports.. People aged 18 on the day of publishing of the notice in the Nepal Gazette after amending the Act on Voters´ Name List-2063 would be eligible to vote, spokesperson at the Ministry of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs Tek Prasad Dhungana said at a regular news conference organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications. As per the information shared at the news conference, provision of claiming compensation has been managed if voters´ name list was misused. The EC Act-2063 has stated that 120 prior days from the elections date would be considered as the election period. On the occasion, spokesperson at the Prime Minister´s Office (PMO) and Council of Ministers Mahendra Kumar Thapa said that the PMO has arranged an online service based on indexes to view the monthly progress report of the projects of national pride and others. nnnn


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