Nepal Today

Friday, April 26, 2013

GANESH THAPA HEADS PANEL TO CONSIDER DISPUTE BETWEEN TWO NOCs Kathmandu, 26 April: The National Sports Council (NSC) has formed a seven-member Dispute Resolution Committee to resolve dispute of the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC), RSS reports.. The Committee is formed under the leadership of Chairman of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Ganesh Thapa, to resolve problems of NOC and other sports associations, according to the information provided by Vice-Chairman of the NSC, Pitambar Timsina, Friday. Parthasarathi Sen Gupta, Prakash Shumsher Rana, Pushpa Das Shrestha, Om Bajracharya, Sushil Joshi and Deepak Bista are other members of the Committee. Two Olympic Committees—led by Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and Rukma Shumsher Rana- are in existence in Nepal for long. Although the Supreme Court had a year ago decided that Rana-led committee was authorized, it has not been implemented. Whereas Pradhan-led committee is internationally recognized, Rana-led committee is recognized in the country. Nepalese players participate in international competitions on the recommendation of the Olympic Committee. A national player affiliated with the All Nepal Kapardi Association said the debate should be ended as the personality clash had harmed them much. <="" p=""> Nnnn 80,000 BUTANESE REFUGEES RESETTLE MAINLY IN WESTERN COUNTRIES Kathmandu, 26 April: Some 80,000 refugees from Bhutan residing in Nepal have started new lives in eight different countries of the world under the resettlement plan, RSS reports. At a program organized by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) here today, it was informed that a total of 78,511 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom so far. Of them, the largest number of refugees—66,234, are resettled in the United States of America, 5,376 in Canada, 4,191 in Australia, 747 in New Zealand, 749 in Denmark, 546 in Norway, 326 in the Netherlands and 350 in the United Kingdom, according to data of IOM. It was informed that the refugees could be resettled in the countries as per the target to resettle some 100,000 Bhutanese refugees in the third countries. On the occasion, Peter W. Bodde, Ambassador of USA to Nepal, expressed happiness for having cooperated for the resettlement of the Bhutanese refugees by his country. Similarly, UNHCR Acting Representative in Nepal, Diane Goodman, and IOM Chief of Mission in Nepal, Busatti Maurizio, said some 80,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled so far as per the target to resettle 100,000 refugees to the third countries and added that such work will be continued in the days ahead. nnnn


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