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Thursday, May 16, 2013


CHAIRMAN REGMI PRIORITIZES POLITICAL TALKS Kathmandu, 16 May: Chairman of Interim Election Council (IEC), Khil Raj Regmi, gave continuity to talks with various political parties, Thursday as well, RSS reports.. Chairman Regmi held discussions with Federal Democratic Front led by Upendra Yadav. The Front includes Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal, National Madhes Socialist Party, and Tamsaling Nepal Party, among others. During the meeting held at the Prime MinisterĀ“s official residence at Baluwatar, they talked on Constituent Assembly (CA) elections, number of proportional seats in the CA, and limitation for threshold, among others, said Press Coordinator of IEC Chairman Regmi, Rajendra Prasad Pandey. At the meeting, IEC Chairman Regmi urged the agitating political parties to join the election process postponing their programmes of protests. In response, the leaders demanded that IEC Chairman should resign as a Chief Justice, not decrease the proportional seats as compared to the earlier CA, scrap the four-party high level mechanism, and re-delineation of constituency numbers on the basis of population, among others, Chairman of the Madhesi Socialist Party, Sharatsingh Bhandari told journalists. IEC Chairman Regmi met collectively Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Pashupati Shumsher Rana, senior leader Lokendra Bahadur Chand, and Chairman of Rastriya Janashakti Party, Surya Bahadur Thapa. Chairman Rana said the meeting concentrated on making the total number of CA members 585. Nnnn GOLD TUMBLES Kathmandu, 16 May: Gold price tumbled in the market Thursday. Price fell Rs.1,200 per tola compared to the previous day. The yellow metal traded for Rs. 50,000 per tola. Nnnn GOLD SMUGGLED FROM TBET SEIZED Kathmandu, 16 May6: Four persons syspected for smuggling 16 kg gold from Tibet worth more than Rs.50 ,o;;opm were arrested in the capital Thursday. Those arrested are Namgyal Sherpa, Sanu Sherpa, Gyane Sherpa and Sonam Sherpa .. They are suspected carriers for a an from Darjeeling who has also been arrested. Nnnn

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