Nepal Today

Monday, May 27, 2013

. 13 INDIANS OF MARRIAGE PARTY NJURED IN JEEP ACCIDENT Kathmandu, 28 May: One person was killed Monday in a collision between two trucks in Chitwan. Thirteen passengers of an Indian party were injured in aa jeep accident at Bardibas overnight. Nnnn NEPAL POLICE PLAYS MACHINDRA IN GURKHA CUP TUESDAY Kathmandu, 28 May: Sahashwati play Jhapa’s Munal Club in the Gurkha Cup at Dashrath Rangashala Tuesday. Nepal Police plays Machindra in the second match. nnnn BIRATNAGAR LIFT FIRST U-19 NATIONAL WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT Kathmandu, 28 May: Region No 1 (Biratnagar) Monday lifted its first U-19 Women’s National Cricket Tournament Monday defeating Region No 4 (Bhairahawa) by two wickets at Kirticpur. Biratnagar bowled out Bhairahawa for only 63 runs in 18.1 overs batting first. The match wasreduced to 20 from 25 because of rain. Region No 1 (Biratnagar) reached the small target in 13.4 overs losing eight wickets. nnnnc DIRECT LUMBINI MYANMAR FLIGHTS UNDER CONSIDERATION Kathmandu, 28 May: A 7 member team of Union of Myanmar is on Nepal visit to participate in the Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebrations programme to be organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)on 29th May in Narayanhiti Musuem Palace. This is the first team visiting Nepal from Myanmar with a view to study travel trade potentiality focusing on religious tourism in Lumbini, Tara Basyal writes in The Rising Nepal.. ‘The team will visit Lumbini the birth place of lord Buddha ,Tilaurakot,Kudan and Dev Daha.Apart from Lumbini, Kathmandu is also the second major destination for Buddhist pilgrims although we have been facing problem to bring in Buddhist pilgrims from Myanmar, We have been thinking how to air connect Kathmandu and Yangoon even in charter basis ‘ said Subash Niraoula Chief Executive officer of Nepal Tourism Board. The team comprises of Managing Director of Rubyland Travel Service of Myanmar , Journalists,Travel Writers,Television crews.He added that,they will write and telecast about the potentialities of tourism business of Nepal in the local media of Mynamar , it will definitely help to promote Nepal and Lumbini in Mynmar. Nnnn MEDIA GOOGLE “There is no possibility of our party uniting with UCPN(Maoist),´ said Baidhya, adding that the rumor about party unity was spread ´to scare the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML “We parted our ways because we had political and ideological differences, .“Unless they admit their mistake, there is no possibility of party unity,” (CPN Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhaya, Republica, 28 May) Nnnn CHINA TO SUPPORT ELECTIONS Kathmandu, 28 May: China"s Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai has said that China is willing to extend support for the successful conclusion of the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election in Nepal, Republica reports.. Talking to Republica during his visit to Nepal Republic Media headquarters at JDA Complex in Sundhara on Monday, ambassador Wu said China as a close neighbor wants to see good governance and effective rule of law in Nepal. “We always want to see Nepal as a prosperous and sovereign country,” he said, while appreciating Nepal"s ´One China´ policy. Stating that China has a clearly laid out aid policy for Nepal, the envoy said construction of Pokhara airport and upgrading of Trishuli Hydro Power Project and the Kathmandu ring road would start next month. “Chinese investors are willing to invest in hydropower, tourism and infrastructure development in Nepal,” he said The envoy also stressed on the need to enhance cooperation between the two countries on cultural and education fronts to promote the friendly relations between the two countries. While about 3,000 Nepalis go to China every year for further studies, Chinese government has been providing scholarships to 100 students each year. Accompanied by senior officials, including his Political Counselor and wife Jiang Chunyan, Political and Information Section Chief Peng Wenlin and official Kuang Heng at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Envoy Wu held meetings with Managing Director Binod Raj Gyawali, Director Shova Gyawali, editor-in-chief of Republica Daily Kosmos Biswokarma, editor-in-chief of Nagarik Daily Prateek Pradhan and Chief Executive Officer of NRMPL Raju Nepal, among others. The envoy had inquired about media environment, prospects and challenges of media and other issues pertaining to media and political situation in Nepal during the meeting. Wu, along with other officials from Chinese embassy, also visited the newsrooms of Republica and Nagarik dailies. Editor-in-chief of Republica Biswokarma and Editor-in-chief of Nagarik Prateek Pradhan had briefed them about newsroom operations. Nnnn JEWELERS STILL USING UNFAIR MEANS TO DEAL IN PRECIOUS METALS Kathmandu, 28 May: Bullion traders in the Bhedasing area have been found cheating customers by using uncertified weights and weighing gold and silver in the same balance, Kriti Bhuju writes in Republic.. The anomalies were found when a joint team of the Department of Commerce and Supply Management (DoCSM) and the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) inspected three jewelry outlets on Monday. The monitoring team inspected Bhairab Jewelery, New Kumari Jewellers and Handicraft, and New Shakya Abhushan Shop at Bhedasingh. “We found that Bhairab Jewelery did not have any diamond weighing balance at the shop, was using uncertified 100 gram weights and did not have a business registration certificate either. Likewise, New Kumari Jewellers and Handicraft has not renewed its business registration certificate, did not have necessary weights and was using the same balance for weighing gold and silver, while New Shakya Abhushan Shop was using uncertified 200 gram weights,” said Hari Narayan Belbase, director of DoCSM and chief of the monitoring team. As per the rules, jewelers need to have separate weighing machines for silver, gold and diamonds. Weighing machines used for measuring silver show only whole numbers whereas machines used for weighing gold should be accurate to two decimal points. The monitoring team has found that most traders have been using the same machines for both metals. The team has seized 100 gram weights from Bhairab Jewelery and 200 gram weights from New Shakya Abhushan Shop as these were not certified. “We have instructed Bhairab Jewelery to stop selling diamond as the shop did not have a diamond weighing balance,” said Belbase. The monitoring team has instructed all three shops to correct their mistakes and bring the relevent documents, which they did not have at the time, to the department within seven days. Besides, the shops were also instructed to submit their last 10 purchase bills and the sales bills from mid-April to May 26. The team has also collected samples of jewelry from all three shops and sent them to the NBSM lab for quality tests. The team has taken a sample of silver utensils from New Shakya Abhushan shop for quality testing. “We can tell the quality of the jewelries and silver utensils sold by the shops only after the quality test reports are out,” said Belbase. Nnnn


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