Nepal Today

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FOUR MEMBERS OF FAMILY DIE IN JEEP TUMNLE IN PALPA Kayjmandu, 23 April: Four members of a family died Tuesday when their jeep tumbled 400 meters off a road at Khasauli in Palpa. Two died on-the-spot and two others while being treated for injuries at hospital/ Four seriously have been injured have been airlifted to the capital for emergency treatment after and initial treatment at a local hospital. The jeep was heading for Guylmi from the capital. Nnnn UPDATE LOKMAN SINGH KARKI HEARING STARTS Kathmandu, 23 April” Eight lawuers, including former Nepal Bar Association )NBA_ Chairman Sambhu Thapa argued on behalf of Om Prakash Aryal Tuesday at supreme court where a writ was filed to stop the appointment of former Chief Secretary Lokman Singh Karki as CIAA chairman. Six lawyers argued on behalf of Aryal. The next nearing has been scheduled for Sunday. The supreme court had earlier issued a stay order not to execute the appointment of Karki on the recommendation of a high-level political bodies of three parties and a Madeshi coalition supporting government of Kjil Raj Regmi. Critics of Karki said he shouldn’t be appointed CIAA chieb for suppressing a popular movement during the royal regime seven years ago. The political body suggested Karki’s appointment of initiative of Maoists but later withdraw their support. Nnnn US ENVOY ASSURES HELP FOR ELECTION Kathmandu, 23 April: US Ambassador Peter W. Bodde Tuesday assured US help for elections during a meeting with UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal. The meeting was described as routine. Nnnn LOAD-SHEDDING REDUCED TO EIGHT HOURS Kathmandu, 23 April: Load-shedding is being to eight hours a day, a senior official of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) said. The outage from 10 to eight hours a day would have already been enforced but for damage to some transformers of Khuekhani II. People are already feeling some relief with daily unannounced increased electricy supplu for some days. Nnnn


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