Nepal Today

Sunday, May 19, 2013

CHAIRMAN REGMI, PRACHANDA TALKS Kathmandu, 19 May: Chairman of the Interim Election Council , Khil Raj Regmi , and Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Sunday, held talks on latest political situation and solutions to it, RSS re[prts.. It is learnt that they discussed on the threshold of minimum votes, number of constituencies, and whether a convicted person can be candidate for the election, among others. They are also learnt to have held discussions on the efforts made from their respective sides to settle the disputes among the political parties regarding the ordinance to amend the election laws. Similarly, Regmi and Dahal held discussions for declaring the date for CA election by resolving the disputed issues, hold talks with the agitating political parties and move ahead for the election process for giving an outlet to the existing political impasse, said Dahal's aide Shiva Khakurel. Regmi has been holding separate talks with political parties to resolve the contentious issues in the proposed electoral law. The High Level Political Committee meeting has handed over the responsibilities to coordinate and consult with the dissenting political parties to Chairman of the CPN-UML and coordinator of the Committee, Jhalanath Khanal. Nnnn REGMI HOLDS SEPARATE DISCUSSIONS WITH UML CHAIRMAN KHANAL Kathmandu, 19 May Chairman Regmi Sunday held separate Discussions with UML Chairman Jhalanath kHanal , who is also current chairman of the high-level political of three main parties and a Madeshi front. Regmi sought Khanal’s cooperation for elections to a constituent assembly whose official dates haven’t been announced yet. Nnnn CHINESE PM ARRIVING IN INDIA Kathmandu, 19 May: Just weeks after a tense border standoff, China's new premier is heading to India on his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to expedite efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties, AP reports frpm New Delhi. . China says Li Keqiang's choice of India for his first trip abroad since taking office in March shows the importance Beijing attaches to improving relations with New Delhi. India claimed Chinese troops crossed the countries' de facto border April 15 and pitched camp in the Depsang valley in eastern Kashmir. The two sides negotiated a peaceful end to the standoff by pulling back troops to their original positions. Jasjit Singh, a defense analyst, says the border incident is unlikely to overshadow Li's visit, which runs Sunday through Tuesday. nnnn


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